People, it turns out, are deeply conflicted when it comes to cars that can drive themselves. A new poll shows that while there’s worldwide and widespread support for and fascination with self-driving vehicles, there’s also a deep angst over the concept. And drivers in different parts of the world have distinctly different ...
Get out the tissues, because break-ups are on the rise in Silicon Valley.
As some of Silicon Valley’s more seasoned tech companies continue to age, they’re spinning off younger businesses or newer technologies, creating smaller and more focused enterprises, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers. In the last t ...
A Warriors executive who took the same trailblazing path as Apple CEO Tim Cook looks forward to the day when a gay executive “is no story at all.”
In a statement to this newspaper, Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts applauded Cook for declaring in an essay published yesterday that he is “proud to be gay,” becoming by far ...
It was only a matter of time. The Motion Picture Association of America and movie theaters have updated their guidelines to officially ban Google Glass and other wearable technology that’s capable of recording. In other words, as always, the copyright-conscious industry doesn’t want people recording movies.
“We maint ...
“If hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy.”
— Tim Cook, Apple CEO, in an essay on Businessweek.com, acknowledges pub ...
Consumer demand for mobile devices continues to grow, according to preliminary data out from tech research firm International Data Corporation.
Worldwide smartphone shipments from manufacturers during the third quarter this year increased 25.2 percent over the same period a year ago and totaled 327.6 million phones, according to IDC. ...
Tesla Motors will open a new Supercharger station at its Fremont factory, the 18th in a growing network. The maker of the all-electric Model S sedan is rapidly expanding charging stations, which are free to Model S drivers, along Read More →
"Director Clapper will not be a part of the group, and is not leading or directing the group’s efforts. The White House is selecting the members of the Review Group, consulting appropriately with the Intelligence Community."
— Caitlin Hayden, Read More →
Zynga just underwent yet another executive shakeup, this time led by its new CEO, Don Mattrick.
The social gaming company announced late Tuesday that three top executives, each of whom had miraculoulsy survived past purges, are Read More →
Conditioned for our comfort: Some buttons — at crosswalks, in elevators — are just there for show. In Hong Kong, the Gucci- and Chanel-carrying "wealthy" who need a loan can hand over their purses for collateral. Read More →
File these couple of items under Bad Publicity: a public firing by AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, and an LG phone giveaway gone awry.
• First, in case you missed it, Armstrong last Friday fired a Patch executive mid-conference call, as the Read More →
With BlackBerry now officially for sale, the speculation has begun about who might buy the company.
The early consensus? While there are lots of potential suitors, no one company or entity makes an obvious or ideal match. And there's at least Read More →
Last year, we wrote about how 3D printing could be a boon to copyright lawyers. That day could be here any second, judging from a recent exchange between an iPhone dock maker and the maker of "Game of Read More →
San Mateo-based SolarCity announced Tuesday that it plans to buy Paramount Solar, a subsidiary of Paramount Equity, in a transaction valued at roughly $120 million. The deal gives SolarCity access to Paramount's remote selling capability, which should further drive Read More →
"Who's ever heard of this information being misused by the government? In what way? ... It's essential if we want to minimize the kind of strikes that we just had in Boston."
— Larry Ellison, Oracle CEO, in an Read More →
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, never one to mince his words about anything, pretty much made clear to CBS This Morning's Charlie Rose that he thinks Apple is done, finished, kaput.
Yes, the world's third-richest man still likes and respects Apple Read More →