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 ...
“We need to make it clear to other countries that our technology companies are not part of our government.”
— Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state, in comments about the Edward Snowden leaks during a speech at a tech industry conference Thursday in San Francisco. As we’ve written, the tech industry has had to f ...
Today we're serving up quick links to developments in the U.S. government surveillance saga:
• Apple, Facebook and Microsoft — which were reported to be part of the National Security Agency's Prism surveillance program — have released the number of government Read More →
DreamWorks will produce original TV shows for Netflix, pushing shares of the Los Gatos company considerably higher this morning.
Netflix says the multiyear partnership, which will include shows based on popular movies such as "Shrek" and "The Croods" as Read More →
"More and more, what you're going to see is criminals and other people whose images were taken over the years are digitized, [and] put into these databases, and incidents like Boston will be easier to solve."
— James Albers, Read More →
It's cloak-and-dagger time over at the fancy-schmancy Stanford Shopping Center where Apple, allegedly, is building a big new, allegedly, and state-of-the-art, allegedly, Apple Store, ostensibly to replace the center's existing Apple Store, an almost pathetic little hole-in-the-wall that doesn't seem Read More →
You've got to hand it to the marketing folks at Facebook - they know how to pique the tech press's interest in upcoming product announcements.
The latest such launch is coming June 20, according to an invitation sent by old-fashioned U.S. Read More →
This NSA spying story, it has legs:
• Data swapping between the United States and businesses involves a cast of thousands — of technology, finance and manufacturing companies that provide the government with "sensitive" information — beyond the scope of the Read More →
"A little drama is perfectly fine as long as it works out. It took me like half the rest of the show to stop shaking. I mentally snapped back into it sometime during the iOS stuff."
— Boris Sofman, CEO Read More →
Welcome back to Elevator Pitch, the Q&A that grills top tech investors on what kinds of deals they're looking for -- and which common mistakes trip up entrepreneurs.
Since Father's Day is just around the corner, we’re chatting this week with Read More →