With a campaign called “Don’t Fund Evil,” a coalition of environmental and public-advocacy organizations has urged Google to sever ties with a think tank that among other things is working against the government’s clean-energy regulations.
The Sierra Club, Forecast the Facts, the Center for Media and Democracy ...
Anne Wojcicki, CEO of the Google-backed gene testing company 23andme, has temporarily thrown in the towel to the Food and Drug Administration.
A letter posted on her Mountain View company’s website said it has stopped its health-related genetic tests for consumers to comply with the federal agency’s order to stop marketing ...
“Lying to Congress is a federal offense, and (James) Clapper ought to be fired and prosecuted for it.”
— Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr., who wrote the Patriot Act, talks to Hillicon Valley about Clapper, director of National Intelligence. As we’ve written, Clapper has admitted to providing “erroneous” infor ...
Google’s plans to use an ocean-going barge as a floating technology exhibition center appear to be on hold while the company sorts out some regulatory questions.
An official at a regional conservation agency said Thursday that Google has told him construction on the odd-looking vessel has been suspended while the company considers des ...
Facebook is expanding its efforts to help teens (and adults) deal with annoying or bullying behavior on the world’s biggest social network, by extending its online reporting tools and promoting its new “Bullying Resource Hub” for kids, parents and educators.
And in coming months, Facebook’s Arturo Bejar says he hopes to adapt those to ...
Sixteen public schools in Oakland are about to get solar panels from San Jose-based SunPower. School districts across California are increasingly turning to solar as a way to cut operational costs, maintain funding for academic program and introduce students to solar science and technology.
Once completed in 2014, the Oakland Unified ...
In the wake of the latest numbers about the PC industry — third-quarter shipments declined, and IHS iSuppli says PC shipments could fall this year, for the first time in 11 years, let's take a look at Microsoft, Read More →
Ruzwana Bashir is not a household name in Silicon Valley. Yet. But some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley think she is on to something.
Today, the rest of us get a chance to see if they're right. On Read More →
"These patent wars are death."
— Eric Schmidt, Google chairman, tells tech journalists Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg in a wide-ranging conversation Wednesday in New York that talking about today's tech patent wars gets him "too upset." Read More →
The first time, it took its creator a month to solve it; a 3-year-old once solved it in less than three minutes. We're talking Rubik's Cube. Do you dream of Jiro? Dinner at what's supposedly the best sushi Read More →
Way back in May 2011, I wrote about DC to VC, a nationwide contest sponsored by Morgenthaler Ventures to showcase the best ideas in health-information technology.
This afternoon, I got a call from a giddy Read More →
SideCar, the San Francisco startup that's part of a growing car-sharing movement, has found itself in the crosshairs of state regulators, with the California Public Utilities Commission trying to shut down the serviceRead More →
Quick links to follow up on news about the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee's report earlier this week, which blasts two top Chinese tech firms as security threats to the United States because of what the panel says Read More →
I have eaten crow on this topic on several occasions, and even wrote a mea culpa two years ago. But thanks to a service I used called MemoLane, I was reminded once again of this little gem from a column Read More →
If the correspondence between Facebook and the SEC pre-IPO had been made public, would some now-unhappy investors have stayed away?
"The SEC is a better soap box than the filings," Peter Henning, a former SEC lawyer, tells Bloomberg that Read More →
"There is ... a serious question as to whether communications should be criminalized because they are in electronic form, which would not lead to an offense otherwise."
— David Allen Green, lawyer of a man whose conviction over a Read More →