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Google engineer honored by NSA, an agency he’s not so sure about

Google software engineer Joseph Bonneau was honored with an award last week for a scientific paper he wrote on cybersecurity that used an analysis of almost 70 million Internet users’ passwords to explore some of the reasons why most passwords Read More →

Stanford students bet that dads, daughters can make dynamic DIY duo

DIY, LED and D-A-D? Add daughters to the mix, and you've got DesignDuo. It's a do-it-yourself kit that aims to get 11-to-13-year-old girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) by having them design and create things with their dads. DesignDuo Read More →

Android still No. 1, but Apple closing the gap

Android is still No. 1 in U.S. smartphone sales, according to a new report, but Apple is slowly closing the gap, and new phone upgrade plans could soon give a boost to iPhone sales. The report, released Monday by Read More →

Quoted: Bob Mansfield no longer part of Apple’s executive team

“Bob (Mansfield) is no longer going to be on Apple’s executive team, but will remain at Apple working on special projects reporting to Tim (Cook).” -- Apple spokesman Steve Dowling, explaining to AllThingsD why the biography for Read More →

Will Google finally have a TV hit on its hands with Chromecast?

Is this it? Will Chromecast finally give Google its must-see TV (gadget)? Here's a look at why or why not — after the flops that were Google TV and the Nexus Q — the third time might be the charm Read More →

Apple remains America’s heartthrob

Investors have dumped its stock for months now. Techies are demanding it come up with the Next Big iThing. Yet for all the bashing it's taken of late, Apple and its products apparently remain close to Americans' hearts. The proof is Read More →

Venture firm gets powerful ally in lawsuit: California pension giant CalPERS

I've written a lot about the still-smoldering lawsuit over HRJ Capital, the celebrity venture capital firm formed during the dot-com bubble by Joe Montana and two other ex-49ers. When the bubble burst, the firm collapsed, Read More →

Elevator Pitch: IVP’s Steve Harrick

Time once more for Elevator Pitch, where top tech investors talk about the kinds of deals they're looking for -- and the kinds of mistakes entrepreneurs should avoid. This week, we've got Steve Harrick, who joined Read More →

Quoted: on email overload

"We could also say when we walk out the front door of where we live, 'Oh my gosh, there's so many blades of grass, I have lawn overload.' " — Linda Stone, former Microsoft and Apple executive, says that a Read More →
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