Ah, the 1990s: The grunge music, the overabundance of flannel, the anonymous chat rooms you explored on your 28.8 dial-up modem. Facebook is reviving at least one of those blasts from the past with its new standalone chat app, Rooms.
The app, released Thursday and currently only available for iPhones, lets users create private chat r ...
The market is gyrating and IPOs are screeching to a halt — and now venture capitalists, who have been throwing buckets of money at tech startups all year, are now starting to lose confidence.
That’s according to a quarterly survey by the University of San Francisco, which asked VCs to estimate their confidence in the entre ...
Virtual reality is getting more unreal all the time. Take the latest offering from Looksery, a company who took to Kickstarter recently to raise funds for a mobile video app that helps all of us look even more handsome and gorgeous than we already are.
Remove those unsightly skin blemishes? Check.
Slim down that face fat? Got you cove ...
Worried about people spying on you? Well take off that silly tinfoil hat and consider checking out the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s latest “surveillance self-defense” report.
The San Francisco-based civil liberties group, which first issued the report in 2009, said it consulted with tech experts and privacy acti ...
“I think that the potential for a loss in the fourth quarter is what is freaking people out. . . . It is inconceivable that Amazon would lose money during the holidays.”
– Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities analyst, talking to the New York Times about his concerns after Amazon posted its worst quarterly loss since 2003 an ...
“I know how to do it. They just need to give me a call. If they’re looking for talent, give me a call. If they are looking for companies to partner with, give me a call.”
— Magic Johnson, businessman and former NBA player, referring to Apple, Google and other tech companies. In an interview with USA Today, Johnson sa ...
Once again, there is news that Snapchat — which has been sexy enough to attract some serious funding — is contending with something that seems to threaten the very reason it exists: new apps that allows for secret Read More →
Apple watchers suffered a bit of whiplash Monday as news reports about the company bounced back and forth, up and down, good and not so good.
The most tantalizing tidbit to emerge from blog reports was a date: Tuesday, Sept. 10, Read More →
Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg cashed out a sizable chunk of company stock last week, selling 2.37 million shares for about $91 million after the stock topped its $38 initial public offering price for the first time since Facebook began public trading Read More →
It's Monday morning and I'm just back from vacation and so, yeah, a trip to Mars looks pretty good rather than, uh, crazy.
I'd do anything to get out of here and so, reports CNN, would about 100,000 others who Read More →
Another day, another report detailing U.S. government spying: The NSA has what one senator calls a "back door" ability to search Americans' emails and phone calls without a warrant. With this latest report, President Obama, who has scheduled a news Read More →
A successful female philanthropist dating a former Washington, D.C. politico may not be front-page news. But if she's Laurene Powell Jobs, the billionaire widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, suddenly the rumor climbs a few notches up the scale of Read More →
Happy Outside Lands! The famed San Francisco music festival kicks off today, bringing acts from Paul McCartney to Nine Inch Nails to town for three days of jams, local bites and likely some chilly weather.
Oh, wait ... you didn't get Read More →
"When you’re dying of malaria, I suppose you’ll look up and see that balloon, and I’m not sure how it’ll help you."
— Bill Gates, on Google's Project Loon, a plan to use balloons to bring Internet Read More →