California state senator Ted Gaines put out a statement late Friday that made it sound like the Golden State was on the verge of a deal to land Tesla’s proposed gigafactory for battery production. The five states are all working feverishly to land a deal. Gaines is the politician who made a big show of going to Tesla’s Pal ...
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 ...
"It's not the society we set forth in the Constitution, and it's not the society we should have."
— Kurt Opsahl, an attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, on the disclosure that the National Security Agency is collecting mobile and Read More →
There’s no love lost between Google chairman Eric Schmidt and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. And riding in one of Google’s driverless cars can be a hair-raising experience.
“I’ve been in it and it just freaks you out,” Schmidt said of the Read More →
Startup wireless provider FreedomPop announced Wednesday that it's launching a new service plan this summer that will offer consumers a limited amount of voice minutes and data and an unlimited number of texts for no ongoing cost at all. Read More →
Yahoo’s been on a tear since Marissa Mayer took over as CEO last summer, buying companies and overhauling its old products right and left. The latest update came Wednesday as the company announced a new design for its web search Read More →
Feeling insecure? Then brace yourself, because when it comes to tech security, it's already been a long week:
• You can't even trust plugs anymore: Researchers say they've found a way to hack an iPhone through its charger. Forbes' Read More →
Craig Barrett may have ridden off into the sunset (or, more accurately, ridden east to Phoenix) after retiring as Intel chairman in 2009, but he still keeps an eye on things out here. On Thursday, he'll Read More →
“We are disappointed that the Commission has overturned an earlier ruling and we plan to appeal. . . . (Samsung has) admitted that it’s against the interests of consumers in Europe and elsewhere, yet here in the United States Samsung Read More →