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 ...
Most people seem eager for the world of driverless cars, according to a Cisco Systems study.
In the survey of more than 1,500 consumers in 10 countries, more than half of the respondents (57 percent) said they'd be likely to Read More →
Sure, Google is rolling out big numbers and the expected streaming music service. (See the Merc's live blog.) But a tweet by the Merc's Brandon Bailey from the I/O conference today was particularly intriguing: "Google selling unlocked Read More →
What's Angelina Jolie doing on SiliconBeat? Her much-discussed decision to have a double mastectomy, which the actress wrote about in a New York Times op-ed, is putting the spotlight back on an important question that relates to biotech Read More →
"We actually are big believers in the educational system. And while we think the system is long overdue for an overhaul, we don't want to throw it away and start from scratch."
— Daphne Koller, co-founder and co-CEO of Read More →
Put your wallet away Rockefeller. Some as-yet-unknown got-rocks just placed the winning bid for a cup of coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook: $610,000 -- cream and sugar included.
Here's CNN's take. My take? I left my $610,000 in my Read More →
Google's Larry Page has offered the first explanation for his recurring voice problems, which he said Tuesday have been diagnosed as resulting from vocal cord paralaysis.
Since a recurring voice problem forced Page to skip several public events last year, the Read More →
Google and Microsoft's relationship status? It's complicated. Most of the time, they're at each other's throats, including over antitrustissues. But it looks like Microsoft is playing nice as it rolls out Google chat integration on Read More →
"I needed her touch, her observations and her humanity."
— Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report, on Esther Gokhale, who the New York Times calls a Silicon Valley posture guru. Drudge says he read her book, titled "8 Steps to Read More →
Project Shield -- the Android-based handheld game system being developed by graphic chip maker Nvidia -- is a step closer to reality: It now has an official price, name and list of retailers who will carry it. Read More →