Google-backed biotech startup 23andMe has made a discovery about Parkinson’s disease — for the second time — that may help identify a person’s risk of developing the debilitating and tragic illness.
23andMe, a Mountain View genomics company that offers consumers genetic reports to track their ancestry, helped c ...
Twitter, which is set to report earnings today, has been raking in the mobile-ad dollars, so analysts are expecting second-quarter revenue to have doubled to $283 million. But there continues to be concern about the rate at which the social network is adding users.
Analysts expect Twitter user growth of about 20 percent in the second ...
Carly v. Hillary?
It may happen in 2016.
Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard who lost her 2010 race for the U.S. Senate, may be exploring a run for president, reports U.S. News & World Report.
The speculation is based on a trip Fiorina made last week to New Hampshire, which holds its primary first. She was ...
Forget talk of loss of liberty. Let’s talk about losing hard cash.
The revelations about U.S. surveillance leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is costing U.S. businesses millions of dollars in curtailed sales of cloud computing services and web hosting overseas, says the New America FoundationR ...
Santa Clara-based Green Charge Networks announced Tuesday a $56 million funding round, led by K Road DG. It’s yet another sign that energy storage is one of the next big sectors for clean tech.
Green Charge, founded in 2009, is marketing energy storage technology for commercial and industrial customers, including 7-Eleven, Walgr ...
“But guess what, everybody: if you use the Internet, you’re the subject of hundreds of experiments at any given time, on every site. That’s how websites work.”
— Christian Rudder, co-founder of dating website OKCupid, in a blog post titled “We Experiment on Human Beings!” He was dismissing the outrage over Face ...
The folks from Lego Mindstorms stopped by this week to show off their new robot kit, called the EV3, and some of the cool things users will be able to build with it, including three new robot "bonus" models for Read More →
Tech and basketball, a sequel: The new majority owner of the Sacramento Kings is a team led by Tibco Software Chairman and CEO Vivek Ranadive, pending approval. Other tech names on the 30-strong buyers' team, according to the Read More →
OK, so maybe making fun of venture capitalists is like shooting fish in a barrel. (Note: No fish were harmed in the producing of this blog post.)
That said, the group behind a movement to get a statue of Nikola Tesla Read More →
Today we're rounding up tidbits of tech "issues" from this week, from guns to prostitution to gay marriage:
• LinkedIn doesn't want to be the network for the world's oldest profession. This week, the Mountain View company updated its Read More →
Update: Yahoo said late Friday that it's planning a press event Monday afternoon in New York City, although it would not say if the event is related to the Tumblr rumors.
Multiple reports across the Interweb today are suggesting that Read More →
"The lesson I took away from that was, while we like to speak with data around here, so many times in my career I've ended up making decisions with my gut, and I should have followed my gut. My gut Read More →
Chessboxing is described as an intellectual and physical battle of wills. From the battles of Alexander the Great to those of the American Revolution, learning history with the help of interactive maps. (via kottke) "Even if Read More →
Ashish Thakkar is a big believer in sub-Saharan Africa and he thinks Silicon Valley should become a big believer, too.
"It's time for Africa," says Thakkar, who I first wrote about in August. And he really means it.
Thakkar, 31, who's Read More →
Apparently unhappy with having simply a jaw-dropping store almost dead-center in the heart of downtown San Francisco, Apple now wants to relocate three blocks north to be totally dead-center.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Apple plans to open its new Read More →
We've said it before, and we'll say it again: We trade our privacy for convenience — and some are more comfortable with that than others. The day after Google's I/O developers conference where it unveiled many a new or enhanced Read More →