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 ...
WIRED magazine is launching a grand experiment in community journalism for the digital age.
The science and tech magazine, which is headquartered in San Francisco, will present a crowdsourced tablet issue produced in just 48 hours. Called The Connective, the Read More →
It might be safe to call Netflix the comeback kid — at least this week. The Los Gatos company's shares are up 31 percent to about $214.25 as of this post, from last Friday's closing price of $163.37. Tuesday, shares Read More →
The fight against CISPA — was it much ado about nothing? The Senate on Thursday said it would not be taking up the controversial cybersecurity legislation that passed the House earlier this month. But although privacy advocates and Read More →
"I think what we did was we created an open standard that everybody can benefit. What I am happy to see is that everybody participates in this ecosystem and they are all making money."
— Ajay Bhatt, co-inventor of Read More →
Did you hear the one about how valley tech companies now think they're funny? Here you go:
• "Saturday Night Live" is moving — at least online. "Live from Yahoo! It's Saturday Night!" reads the headline of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's Read More →
Apple may be taking it in the shorts of late - falling stock price, embarrassing customer-service snafu in China, quarterly profits slipping this week for the first time in a decade. But fanboys and fangirls are still full of love Read More →
Facebook says it passed the first in a series of independent privacy audits that were required under a previous legal settlement with the FTC. But in a statement Thursday, the company said the audit also “helped us identify areas to Read More →