California state senator Ted Gaines put out a statement late Friday that made it sound like the Golden State was on the verge of a deal to land Tesla’s proposed gigafactory for battery production. The five states are all working feverishly to land a deal. Gaines is the politician who made a big show of going to Tesla’s Pal ...
Amazon — competitor to many a Silicon Valley company in areas such as mobile, delivery and more — was in the news this week. We’ve rounded it up for you.
• Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced late last year that Amazon is testing delivery drones, prompting both excitement and yes, ridicule. Now, Brandon Bailey reports that Google ha ...
Jordan Mathewson, AKA Kootra to his online video-gaming mates, was left slack-jawed – as well as thrown face-down onto the floor of his Littleton, Colorado apartment, when cops busted into his place in the middle of a live-streaming video match.
Yup. Live-streaming. As in, the entire takedown was broadcast live to the world, or ...
Another Googler may be headed for a job in Washington: Longtime Google engineer and executive Megan Smith is said to be a leading candidate for the post of Chief Technology Officer in the Obama administration.
Smith, a vice president at Google’s X division – the group responsible for “moonshot” projects like self-driving cars and dron ...
You know those recent reports about a major cyber attack on JPMorgan Chase and possibly other banks? Well, don’t start withdrawing your cash and stuffing it under your mattress just yet.
The Financial Services Information and Analysis Center – a bank industry group – has emailed its members that ”there are no ...
Two Silicon Valley companies have received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for heart-tracking apps, marking a hard-fought and costly achievement for these startups and a victory for the fledgling health tech industry.
San Francisco-based AliveCor got the green light last week from regulators for its free mobile app and ...
File this under "F" for futile: The Army is restricting access to the Guardian website to try to crack down on leaks, the Monterey County Herald reports. The Guardian was the first to write about the extent of Read More →
Jack Dorsey is at it again.
His company Square, considered by some to be the best invention of 2010, introduced on Wednesday an online marketplace to compete with Internet merchants such as Etsy and eBay.
Square started as a mobile payments platform Read More →
"I also just wanted think Larry as well. [Oracle is] always there for us whenever we need them. They are a true partner, they've always been a true partner."
— Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, on Thursday's conference call Read More →
Liar, liar, he's for hire. New research makes it sound so easy: "People who have good self-control do a number of things that bring them happiness — namely, they avoid problematic desires and conflict." Technological advances Read More →
What's the going price for lunch with one of Silicon Valley's most powerful women on the campus of an Internet company trying to sputter back to life?
In the neighborhood of $90,000.
Turns out, lunch with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer at Yahoo Read More →
The Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit on Wednesday brought together big names in venture capital and health care for an event that captured more innovative ideas, cutting-edge technology and overall excitement than any event with the name "boomer" Read More →
OK, so some might say my rosy take on Twitter's power to accelerate social change went a little too far.
Some, like Sherry Turkle, for instance. She's the author of "Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less Read More →