Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Head to Cupertino for the SAP World Record Electric Vehicle Parade.
That’s right. EV enthusiasts will attempt the largest number of electric vehicles in a parade Saturday at De Anza College in Cupertino, in hopes of making it into the Guinness Book of World Records. At least ...
Alibaba shares are up, Yahoo shares are down. How is Yahoo — which owns nearly a quarter of Alibaba — being affected by Alibaba’s IPO today?
In the run-up to the Alibaba IPO and Yahoo’s expected windfall, the Silicon Valley company’s shares had risen 20 percent in the past three months. But as Mike Murphy wrot ...
As I mentioned in today’s column, one of the best things about iOS 8, Apple’s newly updated operating system for iPhones and iPads, is the degree to which Apple has opened the software up to users and app makers.
But Apple’s newfound openness is nowhere near complete.
There are two big areas in iOS where Apple ...
Apple is getting kudos galore after loudly and proudly touting the privacy it provides to its mobile customers with a new site. And it gets in a dig at its top competitor in the process.
As the company launches new products and services, and in the wake of the embarrassing leaks of nude celebrity photos, we’ve been hearin ...
Get ready to see more self-driving cars on California roadways: The state Department of Motor Vehicles said this week that it’s issued autonomous-vehicle testing permits to three companies. And more may be in the wings.
The first permits went to Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen’s Audi division, which will field two cars each, ...
Now comes word from the cutting-edge and ever-so-quirky world of virtual reality that a Toronto-based startup called Metatecture has come up with a way to have that quality VR experience you’ve been looking for but at a fraction of the cost of a $350 Occulus Rift development kit.
And you can look like a weirdo in the proc ...
Since two Stanford undergrads unveiled Snapchat in late 2011, there's been much hand-wringing about teens using the mobile app - which features self-destructing photographs - to send naughty pictures to one another.
Well, Snapchat appears to have Read More →
Cant't get your fill of privacy-related news? We're at your service.
• In case you missed it, Facebook disclosed Friday that a yearlong data breach had exposed 6 million users' emails and phone numbers. The social network said it Read More →
For the first time since April, shares of the iPhone maker dipped below $400 on Monday before recovering slightly in midday trading; the company's stock appeared to be buffeted by a down market and by a pair of negative analyst Read More →
So is Facebook working on a news “reader” service? The leaks keep coming, even though nothing’s been announced ..
The latest report came over the weekend from the Wall Street Journal, which appeared to confirm hints that surfaced a couple of Read More →
Siri, that ever-eager-to-please personal assistant in your iPhones and iPads, is about to get even smarter. According to an item in 9to5Mac, a reader who has gotten his/her hands on Apple's soon-to-be-released iOS 7 says one of the coolest features Read More →
"WikiLeaks and Mr. Snowden have elevated issues that have been neglected in public discourse. But they don’t offer solutions to the problems they’ve raised."
— Steven Aftergood, director of the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Read More →
In another bit of Applemania, one of the last remaining Apple 1 computers goes up for sale on the auction block next week at Christie's, with bids starting at $300,000 and the sales price expected to hit as much as Read More →
It's Pat & Mike from the Merc, back again by popular demand or some vague facsimile. Join them as they skewer the guilty and celebrate the courageous souls of Silicon Valley, from easing unemployment to a near-brush with New Read More →