PayPal is one step closer to embracing bitcoin, the cryptocurrency used by much of the tech community despite its volatility.
The Internet and mobile payments company announced Tuesday that it struck a deal with three bitcoin payment service providers – BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin – and that online merchants that us ...
On one hand, the tech industry has taken a hit and is frustrated by government action/inaction on mass spying. On the other hand, it looks like law enforcement is frustrated, too, as Apple and Google take action to thwart surveillance. Again, welcome to the world post-Edward Snowden leaks.
• As we wrote last week, both Apple an ...
For years, California has struggled to balance the need to bring more renewable energy online with its environmental and conservation goals. The flashpoint has been large, utility-scale projects like BrightSource Energy’s Ivanpah project in the Mojave Desert. The building of “Big Solar” in the desert has not b ...
Snapchat, the mobile messaging app that’s risen to social media prominence, has hired a former Google communications executive and political campaign press veteran to run its PR operations.
London-based Jill Hazelbaker will join Snapchat to lead its communications and policy efforts, tech news site Re/code first reported ...
“Everyone understands climate change is occurring. And the people who oppose it are really hurting our children and our grandchildren and making the world a much worse place. And so we should not be aligned with such people. They’re just literally lying.”
— Eric Schmidt, Google chairman, on how the companyR ...
Apple’s iPhone 6 models offer some new calling tricks, but they have the same old limitation on talking and surfing in some situations.
Just as is the case with older iPhones, the Sprint version of the new phones can’t access the Internet over the carrier’s network while users are on a call. The Verizon versio ...
One of the most provocative tributes among a sea of tributes to Doug Engelbart, is a post by Tom Foremski, who points out that despite all the applause for the innovative inventor of the mouse, no one would fund 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. This week, we bring you Tim Guleri of Sierra Ventures, who Read More →
"People were so much more willing to engage in eye contact."
— Nicholas Freilich, on a summer camp for adults called Camp Grounded. Those who attended the Northern California camp — which cost $350 — had to give up Read More →
And the winner is ....
Ralph Clemens Martin, co-CEO of risk management company Emirat AG.
Who on earth is that? Well, for starters, he's a business man now $90,000 less rich after forking over a check that size to eat lunch with Read More →
Strangers, fans and friends mourning the death of computer visionary Doug Engelbart took to Twitter on Wednesday to remember him as more than the inventory of the computer mouse.
Both in English and Spanish, “Doug Engelbart” was trending Wednesday and most Read More →
Internet companies such as Google and Facebook must often deal with inevitable controversy, including illicit and explicit content online. Add ads to the mix and they have what can turn out to be big problems.
• YouTube, the video Read More →
What are Reddit, Mozilla, other websites and advocacy groups doing for the Fourth of July holiday? They've organized a parade of protests against the NSA's massive spying program.
The groups are calling the effort the biggest online protest since last year's Read More →
Google and Apple have found a new arena in which to battle – the “made in USA” marketing campaign.
In recent weeks, you’ve probably noticed/can’t avoid those giant color Apple ads in your newspaper (and similar spots on TV), in which Read More →