Basketball All-Star Carmelo Anthony just placed a big bet — off the court.
Anthony, a forward for the New York Knicks, has invested in a San Francisco kitchen-tech startup through his new venture capital firm, Melo7 Tech Partners. The startup, The Orange Chef Co., makes Internet-connected kitchen appliances, including a wireless ...
Twitter is the latest company to reveal the demographics of its workforce and like other companies, the micro-blogging firm’s employees are mostly white and male.
In a blog post entitled “Building a Twitter we can be proud of,” Janet Van Huysse, the company’s vice president of diversity and inclusion, revealed ...
“The more they do so, it means the media organization republishes the information and so much for the right to be forgotten. There is an issue there.”
— Billy Hawkes, the Irish Data Protection commissioner, on Google informing the media about links it is removing — summing up a big problem with “the right to be forgo ...
Hewlett-Packard on Thursday extended its push into one of its product priorities under CEO Meg Whitman – analyzing gobs of data for businesses – by announcing a $50 million investment in Palo Alto-based Hortonworks, which offers an open-source data analysis software known in the industry as hadoop.
“The ability to understa ...
Facebook stock is on a tear this morning, surging by more than 6 percent and climbing above $76 at one point, after the company issued another blockbuster earnings report on Wednesday.
That $76 level is a milestone, and not just because it’s a record high for Facebook. Remember back in 2012, a few months after Facebook’s botched stock ...
If you have an iPhone or an iPad, beware: Some features built into the iOS operating system that underlies those Apple devices could be used to glean sensitive personal information, such as all the photos in your photo album and the log of where your phone has been, a security researcher warns.
Apple on Wednesday confirmed the existen ...
The Omidyar Network, a social impact investing fund, brought its annual gathering to Silicon Valley this week, hosting panels and talks on how to change the world.
It's a big order, fueled by big ideas. Between sessions I sat down with Read More →
Among the many things the tech industry has been criticized for — see today's Quoted — it has been blasted for its attitude that technology can solve all the world's ills. At Google I/O earlier this month, for Read More →
Welcome to Elevator Pitch, a new weekly Q&A feature that puts top Silicon Valley tech investors under the spotlight and gets them chatting about what kinds of deals they’re looking for — and the common pitfalls that can trap Read More →
The rumor du jour on the Interwebs is that Google may be interested in buying Waze, the crowd-sourced traffic information app for smartphones, following earlier reports that Facebook was in talks over a possible $1 billion bid for the service.
Nobody’s Read More →
"It's very possible for somebody to show up [in Silicon Valley]... and have had absolutely no exposure at all to politics, social issues, history. When the government shows up, it's bad news. They go, 'Oh , my God, government is Read More →
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer certainly has people paying attention: moms, telecommuters, Tumblr-heads and the rest of the tech world, of course. Now, professional photographers.
"Today, with cameras as pervasive as they are there’s no such thing really as professional photographers. ... Read More →
It’s not as big as Tumblr, at least not in value, but Yahoo has snapped up yet another small tech company - PlayerScale, a Belmont startup that makes software infrastructure for mobile games.
No price was disclosed, and it’s a sure Read More →