Carmelo Anthony has made a fortune playing basketball, and now he’s investing that money in puppies.
Anthony’s fund Melo7 Tech Partners, which he founded with businessman Stuart Goldfarb, has thrown a hefty chunk of change into San Francisco-based Whistle, which makes dog-activity monitors. The $15 million funding round is ...
Yahoo and Alibaba — two companies in the spotlight this week — are seeing their shares fall sharply today, in the wake of Yahoo’s decision to spin off its stake in Alibaba, and the Chinese e-commerce giant’s earnings results today.
Yahoo’s stock is down more than 7 percent today after the company’s announcement ...
To hear Comcast tell it, customer service is the company’s no. 1 priority. But someone must have forgotten to tell the company’s customer service representatives.
After his wife attempted to drop their cable service from Comcast, Spokane, Wash. resident Ricardo Brown recently found that the company had changed his first na ...
The Google genuises behind the driverless car are apparently looking for even more ways to set those hands of yours free.
As the Mountain View-based search giant continues to fine-tune its driver-free vehicle, which the New York Times reported will hit the road by 2020, it has secured patents for technology that allows drivers to turn ...
As the Federal Trade Commission has requested, the White House reportedly is preparing to ask Congress to bolster the FTC’s power to police privacy violations by Internet-related businesses, including online advertisers, app makers and companies that make the smart, connected consumer devices that are fast populating the so-call ...
“It matters to the kind of investors we want to have.”
— Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, when asked during Wednesday’s earnings call — the company posted strong results — why investors should care about his company’s efforts to connect people to the Internet in countries where Facebook might not make much mon ...
It's almost too painful to watch these recurring battles:
In this corner, some guy claiming he created Siri or came up with the iPad's touch-screen and Apple stole the idea from him.
In the other corner, the most valuable company on the Read More →
Faced with a formidable new competitor in Apple's iTunes Radio, Pandora, the Oakland online radio company, has switched course in its lengthy battle with the music industry over how much it pays in royalties.
The company is giving up pursuing federal Read More →
Here's some patent news that won't make you snooze, the kind that involves the patents themselves and not the lawsuits surrounding them. Today, that news comes from Apple and Sony.
• First, file this under things you didn't know you needed. Read More →
SolarCity, the San Mateo-based provider of solar systems, has opened 10 new operations centers in California, bringing its total number of locations in the state to 24.
The big expansion means the company is hiring. It has at least 260 job Read More →
"Everyone was so focused on the NSA secretly getting access to the front door that there was an assumption they weren’t going behind the companies’ backs and tapping data through the back door, too,"
— Kevin Werbach, associate professor Read More →
Geetha Vallabhaneni, founder and chief executive of San Jose-based Luminix , introduced President Barack Obama at an event today in San Francisco's Chinatown.
Speaking before heading to fundraising events, the president called on the House to act on immigration reform and Read More →
Katie Couric as the "global anchor" and "face of Yahoo News" — whether it works or not — represents the latest example of Yahoo's media strategy, which seems to be to generate maximum exposure by filling Read More →
EBay's same-day delivery service has all your last-minute Christmas shoppers covered.
EBay Now, the company's delivery arm that serves San Francisco and most of the Peninsula and South Bay, will be offering free delivery through Christmas Eve.
"With six fewer shopping days Read More →
The FDA has ordered 23andMe to immediately stop selling its DNA-testing kit, saying in a letter released today that the product is being marketed without "marketing clearance or approval."
The $99 Saliva Collection Kit and Personal Genome Service (PGS) — which Read More →