In a refreshing bit of corporate benevolence, Pinterest has pulled open the curtain for the world to see just how much effort it’s putting into workplace equality.
Under the headline “Diversity and Inclusion at Pinterest,” the social-media darling’s Tracy Chou, a software engineer, blogs about her employer ...
You may soon be able to legally unlock your cell phone again.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill that would roll back a prohibition on unlocking that took effect early last year. Because the bill, formally known as Senate 517, has already passed the Senate, it will proceed on to the president, who is expected to ...
The nation’s (almost) top cop is mad as hell, and he’s not gonna take it anymore.
Outraged that Americans caught streaming pirated movies get a slap on the wrist while Americans downloading those same movies face time in the Big House, a high-level Department of Justice official is pushing Congress to do something about t ...
In case Silicon Valley’s venture pool wasn’t frothy enough for you, there’s a new VC firm in town.
PointGuard Ventures, started by VC veterans Krish Panu and Pete Thomas, announced on Thursday their new fund and first investment. The winner? Movius, an Atlanta-based company that sells wireless and landline voicemail services to teleco ...
Google reportedly granted more than 50 percent of the requests to remove links to information about individuals under Europe’s new “right to be forgotten” ruling.
The Wall Street Journal said that Google has told European regulators this, citing a person familiar with the matter.
Since late May, more than 90,000 indi ...
These things nowadays, they think they’re so smart.
• First, for all you smarty-shoes out there, what about kicks that can run Google Maps and vibrate when you need to turn? That’s right, you just follow your shoes. The Lechal smartshoes, made by an Indian startup, are expected to come in the fall. They’ll cost $100 ...
Apple loves milestones. And it really loves crowing about them to anyone who'll listen. The latest: the tech giant says the 50 billionth app is about to be downloaded by some lucky fanboy or fangirl.
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Large swaths of Silicon Valley on Tuesday were brought to the verge of hyperventilation after Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted that his electric-vehicle company was in talks with Google, a search engine that's also a driverless-vehicle company, about teaming up Read More →
Mark Zuckerberg's FWD.us was launched just last month, but the political action committee is already getting tons of attention — although perhaps not the way it intended. Today, the Sierra Club, MoveOn.org and other progressive groups announced they are pulling Read More →
In a cash-flush display of the growing popularity of crowdfunding, CircleUp, which gives investors a platform to invest in small-ish businesses, announced this morning that it has raised $7.5 million in its latest round of fundraising.
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"When a company like Google comes along and supports this line, it actually pushes peace further away, pushes away negotiations, and creates among the Palestinian leadership the illusion that in this manner they can achieve the result."
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Apparently feels the need to respond to the growing backlash against Glass, Google has posted a video of a Glass-wearing science teacher taking his students on a virtual tour of the Large Hadron Collider. Read More →
UPDATE 3:28 PM PST -- In a bipartisan vote of 69-27, the Senate on Monday passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, the bill that will allow states to collect sales tax from online retailers including Amazon. The bill now heads to Read More →
Did you see? Google Glass was in the news:
And it wasn't just in Silicon Valley, but live from New York, at least on Saturday night. That's right, the Silicon Valley company was in the fake/real news — that is, "Saturday Read More →