In a move that should surprise no one, Aereo, the pioneering video company that re-transmitted local TV signals to customers over the Internet, has filed for bankruptcy.
The company, which lost a crucial Supreme Court case in July and whose service was barred under a national injunction that was put in place last month, is pursuing a ...
With the president’s immigration action Thursday night, comprehensive reform will be harder to pass.
Instead, what will likely happen is the piecemeal approach to immigration, something the tech industry has not supported the past couple years.
But tech will have to do what it has become good at — wait and see. Up first is how t ...
Remember how nasty those computer viruses could be when they’d scramble up your screen and shut down your desktop?
And remember how comforting it was to start using these very safe and virus-protected smartphones without worrying that our ever-ready, hand-held tools could ever be compromised?
Well, you can start worrying now.
Remember way back in 2009 or so when Thanksgiving Day planning consisted of figuring out who was bringing dessert, where to watch the Macy’s Day Parade, how to work the feast in around the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys and how to keep drunken Uncle Billy from arguing with pretty much everybody about how the Republic hasn’t been ...
“We’re all lucky as hell to live here and be in this crazy zeitgeist of a movement that’s rich with money.” — Evan Sharp, Pinterest co-founder, on why — besides the competition for talent — his company chooses to shower its employees with perks such as free food, muay thai classes, wine tastings and more. The Wall Street J ...
As the tech industry looks for ways to combat government spying, here comes another tool backed by Amnesty International, the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a couple of privacy groups in Britain and Germany. It’s called Detekt, and it’s billing itself as the first free, publicly available tool that ...
So much NSA spying news, so little time:
• Raise your hand if you thought your smartphone was exempt from all the NSA spying news. No one? We didn't think so. And so yes, it turns out your smartphone is a Read More →
Microsoft has become the latest tech giant to expand its online music streaming service, another indication of the growing popularity of on-demand Internet radio.
Starting today, the company's Xbox Music streaming service will be available for free on the Read More →
Just when all 150 million of us were getting used to posting and receiving each others' most magical moments on that photo-sharing app extraordinaire Instagram, that same photo-sharing app extraordinaire is preparing to jeopardize the whole thing by putting ads Read More →
"It’s really a question of how much power we’re going to give the Internet service providers to control our content."
— Sherwin Siy, legal affairs vice president for Public Knowledge, on net neutrality, which once again will take its Read More →
New York Times Magazine national correspondent Mark Leibovich was in the Bay Area this week promoting his new book, "This Town," a cutting takedown of Washington, D.C.'s power-hungry, incestuous, insider culture where every friendship is questionable and hypocrisy runs rampant. Read More →
People come to venture capital from a wide range of backgrounds. Peter Solvik did it after 20 years at two of Silicon Valley's corporate powerhouses.
After a decade at Apple, Solvik in 1993 joined Cisco Systems, where he was Read More →
"The judge is clearly in (the broadcasters’) pockets. From the day they filed in D.C. I suspected they had influence in the courts there. There is something so very rotten in corporate America and it makes me sad."
— Read More →