After Google gave the public one day earlier this month to buy its pricey smart glasses, alert bloggers and others noticed Thursday that the company’s website seemed to be quietly offering the device for sale again.
But no. The Mountain View company quickly squashed any idea that it was letting the public buy the $1,500 Google G ...
Tesla, which isn’t very popular among car dealers because it sells its electric cars directly to customers, has had some vocal supporters on this issue. Now, add some FTC staff members to that list.
A blog post today on the Federal Trade Commission’s website — which has a caveat that its three authors’ opinions do no ...
Reports of the open Internet’s death have been greatly exaggerated, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler insists.
The Federal Communications Commission today will propose changes to the agency’s rules on net neutrality, which is the principle that all Internet traffic should be treated equally. As we wrote yesterday — and as Internet ...
Becoming a billionaire is so passé these days, especially around these parts. But having a wax statue done of yourself, now that’s something to boast about.
In the picture here, Karmen Bell of the San Francisco Travel Association on Wednesday takes a selfie with the wax figure of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, on display Wednesd ...
“Sure, Carl (Icahn) is about as smooth as a stucco bathtub. But he is the best thing going for corporate America.”
— T. Boone Pickens, writing about his friend and fellow corporate raider — Pickens prefers “shareholder activist” — in Time Magazine, which has named Icahn one of this year’s 100 most influen ...
Open Internet. Net neutrality. Whatever you want to call it, it appears to be dying. And if you’re wondering whether you should mourn its death, might as well get that black suit ready.
The FCC is set to propose new rules Thursday to update the Open Internet order it adopted in 2010 under former Chairman Julius Genachowski, acco ...
What’s that about a photo being worth a thousand words? This one and the accompanying caption, both posted on Twitter yesterday by Brooklyn resident Noah Zerkin, say a lot ..
“Yeeeah... I just had a brief conversation with the most Read More →
"They have a distinct value, poorly reflected in economic science or official statistics."
— from a report commissioned by French President François Hollande, referring to the mounds of personal user data collected by big American companies such Read More →
I called Silicon Valley's once-and-future futurist Paul Saffo to talk about the role of robots in our lives and an interesting discussion broke out about the utility of Google's self-driving cars.
(You'll find my Mercury News column about robots here, Read More →
After buying 97 percent of the Hawaiian island of Lanai last year, billionaire Larry Ellison is now finalizing a deal to buy a small Hawaii commuter airline that makes daily trips to Lanai, according to a report in the Honolulu Read More →
FabKids, a subscription clothing site that personalizes outfits for girls, has been bought by the grown-up version of the same service, JustFab. The two fashion sites will now share one platform for, dare we say, double Read More →
Join the Mercury News 's Apple beat reporter, Pat May, and his colleague business columnist Mike Cassidy for their inaugural and decidedly beta-version conversational podcast. So click here and settle in for a few minutes while Pat and Mike Read More →
One big concern for Wall Street analysts following Intel's earnings announcement Thursday was the company's plan to spend $13 billion (plus or minus $500 million) on its chip manufacturing operations this year.
Many analysts think the company is being overly Read More →
We're talking numbers today:
• Facebook shares are down about 2 percent to $29.50 as of this post, a few days after it unveiled a new way to search the massive social network. Graph Search has received mixed reviews Read More →
A year ago today, Google's search page logo was blacked out, Wikipedia had gone dark and many other sites staged protests against SOPA and PIPA, anti-piracy legislation that could have led to government overreach and Internet censorship. (50,000 Read More →