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Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison honored

Apple founder Steve Jobs and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison (pictured here) were inducted Wednesday into the Bay Area Council's Business Hall of Fame. “Larry Ellison and Steve Jobs are transformational, larger-than-life business leaders whose genius, determination and audacity have defined and Read More →

Spying saga: NSA’s ‘unsearchable’ email; tech lobbying; how Americans feel

As the NSA surveillance saga turns, here are a few interesting stories: • File this under "Seriously?": The National Security Agency can scoop up plenty of others' communications, from phone call to Internet-based data, but it says it can't search its Read More →

Silicon Valley’s Toxic Waste stirs memories — and why not?

Alexis C. Madrigal of The Atlantic writes a fascinating tale of the ghosts of Silicon Valley --  most of those ghosts being the old semiconductor fabs and the toxic stew left behind by the years of chip manufacturing that Read More →

Quoted: ‘Terms and Conditions May Apply’ documentary, with Mark Zuckerberg cameo

"Are you guys recording? Can you please not?" — Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, who has an unplanned cameo in the new documentary "Terms and Conditions May Apply." (Preview below) Filmmaker Cullen Hoback, who had asked Zuckerberg his thoughts on Read More →

Off topic: Fancy water, fountain of youth, GPS shoes, smile advocate, ‘Jeopardy’ interviews

If you're simply puzzled about which water to pair with your food, you might want to enlist the help of a water sommelier. Speaking of water, here's a look at what some believe is Florida's radioactive Read More →

‘Lean In’ grows from book to social movement

The full force of Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In" movement was on display at the Facebook campus Tuesday, where more than 300 professionals gathered to hear her talk about breaking down gender biases that hurt women at home and in the Read More →

Wiretap: Catching up with Aneel Bhusri

The past year's been good to Aneel Bhusri. The co-founder and co-CEO of Pleasanton-based Workday saw the enterprise software company's October IPO soar. The  stock closed Tuesday near its all-time high (and well above its Read More →

Trending: The U.K., Twitter and opting in to porn

As the censorship world turns, we're seeing the U.K. cracking down on porn, and Twitter warning of racy and potentially offensive content and images. Last week, users of Twitter's mobile apps began to see potentially offensive tweets being flagged. We're now Read More →

S.F. startup Recovers gets kudos from White House

It may seem like an unusual path, experiencing a tornado in Massachusetts a couple of years ago to accepting an honor at the White House today. But Caitria O'Neill, CEO of San Francisco-based Recovers, was honored in Washington this morning Read More →

Happier creates a haters-free social networking site

Haters beware: A Boston start-up has created a negativity-free social network called Happier that’s devoted to everything in life that makes us happy. Rather than face the snarky wrath of critics wanting to one-up -- or put down -- your Read More →
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