Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Head to Cupertino for the SAP World Record Electric Vehicle Parade.
That’s right. EV enthusiasts will attempt the largest number of electric vehicles in a parade Saturday at De Anza College in Cupertino, in hopes of making it into the Guinness Book of World Records. At least ...
Alibaba shares are up, Yahoo shares are down. How is Yahoo — which owns nearly a quarter of Alibaba — being affected by Alibaba’s IPO today?
In the run-up to the Alibaba IPO and Yahoo’s expected windfall, the Silicon Valley company’s shares had risen 20 percent in the past three months. But as Mike Murphy wrot ...
“Fifteen years ago I only earned, like, $20 a month.”
— Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba, which began trading today on Wall Street and is now worth about $230 billion. Ma told CNBC he got his inspiration from America after visiting Silicon Valley (and cited the fictional Forrest Gump as his hero). Ma started the Chinese ...
As I mentioned in today’s column, one of the best things about iOS 8, Apple’s newly updated operating system for iPhones and iPads, is the degree to which Apple has opened the software up to users and app makers.
But Apple’s newfound openness is nowhere near complete.
There are two big areas in iOS where Apple ...
Apple is getting kudos galore after loudly and proudly touting the privacy it provides to its mobile customers with a new site. And it gets in a dig at its top competitor in the process.
As the company launches new products and services, and in the wake of the embarrassing leaks of nude celebrity photos, we’ve been hearin ...
Get ready to see more self-driving cars on California roadways: The state Department of Motor Vehicles said this week that it’s issued autonomous-vehicle testing permits to three companies. And more may be in the wings.
The first permits went to Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen’s Audi division, which will field two cars each, ...
Netflix has had a contentious relationship with the entertainment industry, and to some extent it still does. But that relationship has evolved as TV networks and movie studios have realized they can benefit from one of the pioneers Read More →
Almost six months after CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled Facebook's new search function in beta mode, the company said Monday that it will be providing its Graph Search feature for all English-speaking users in the next few weeks.
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A report in Forbes points once again to the growing trend of automakers hooking up with the giants of tech-gadgets, in this case Apple. Several automakers, including Nissan and GM, are reportedly working closely with Apple to essentially infuse their Read More →
Woohoo! New York magazine is reporting that a North San Jose apartment complex turned into party central this summer, after a group of Google interns moved in a few weeks ago. And some of their neighbors apparently weren’t too happy Read More →
Remember back in the Jurassic era of consumer technology - or maybe it was the Paleolithic period - when there was something called a stylus?
The last time we heard of such a thing was when Apple offered its old Newton Read More →
"What automation is going to allow is repurposing, both of spaces in cities, and of the car itself."
— Ryan Calo, drone and robotics specialist and assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Law, tells the New Read More →
"Experts" ranking wines get low scores. If disclosing calorie counts doesn't help people eat less, what about red light, green light? Independence days of countries around the world, a chart. In case you haven't Read More →
Join Pat & Mike from Silicon Valley as they celebrate the heroes and skewer the doofuses in the technology capital of the world. Hey, it will give you something to do while you're one of only about two people at Read More →
Crowd-sourcing is being used to do everything from studying outer space to finding the best yakitori joint within 500 feet of where you're standing.
Now Apple seems poised to harness that same crowd-shared data to help us all keep from getting Read More →
California Gov. Jerry Brown will speak at the opening of Intersolar North America Monday in San Francisco. The big solar conference is expecting 29,000 attendees.
Brown is a strong advocate for both utility scale solar projects and rooftop solar in Read More →