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 ...
"I actually feel a little guilty about that – but not totally. We created the computers to free the people up, give them instant communication anywhere in the world; any thought you had, you could share freely."
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This just in: According to an interview with Dezeen magazine, reknown German industrial designer Richard Sapper says Jony Ive, Apple's creative guru and partner-in-design of Steve Jobs, is paid beaucoup beaucoup bucks by his Cupertino Medici: (read on to Read More →
Cynthia Breazeal stopped by a global gabfest hosted by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman to talk about how there's no need to worry that the robots she's working on at MIT are going to take over the world and Read More →
eBay is going to China -- or so a confident John Donahoe says.
The CEO said this week at the Reuters Global Technology Summit that eBay will become the first foreign company to secure a financial payments license in China, a nation where many Read More →
In the wake of the revelations about National Security Agency surveillance practices, news about government and tech ties just keeps coming.
• Where did Facebook chief security officer Max Kelly go after he left the social network in 2010? To the Read More →
From its earliest days, Apple has successfully staked out a dynamic and sprawling role for itself in the American classroom. From those Macs in the high-school science lab to the middle-school laptop programs that arms 30 kids at a time Read More →
Rooftop solar financier Sunrun announced Thursday that is expanding to Connecticut, which means it now has an 11-state footprint. Connecticut offers several incentives for solar, making it one of the growing markets in the densely populated Northeast.
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"Even the flip-flopping on this, even though it's a good sign, it does paint a picture of a corporation that doesn't know what it's doing."
— Pete Dodd, a gamer from New Haven, Conn., who had urged other gamers Read More →