The proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger has at least one high-profile backer here in Silicon Valley.
Carl Guardino, president of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and an ever-present present figure in regional public policy discussions, wrote in a Forbes piece on Tuesday that he supports the deal. It would be g ...
The tech industry and protests and taxes and Google Glass, oh my. We’ve rounded up some anti-tech-sentiment light reading for you. (If you count an extremely long TechCrunch opus on San Francisco’s housing problems light reading, that is.)
First, Google’s been the high-profile symbol/scapegoat of anti-tech sentiment, ...
The writing on the wall for Mt. Gox became a bit clearer Wednesday when the defunct bitcoin exchange gave up on plans to rebuild after a district court in Japan rejected its request for bankruptcy protection.
Mt. Gox has agreed with a Tokyo court on the first step toward liquidation after court officials scrapped Mt. Gox’s requ ...
Facebook has spent a ton of money recently to buy startups with some potentially game-changing tech products – like the Oculus virtual reality system and the WhatsApp messaging service – after the the giant social network met with mixed results in launching a couple of its own products last year.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’s not givi ...
“My business model is short equities. I am here to shift the market cap of publicly traded companies downward by publicizing problems in their technical infrastructure. Very few people manage to do this.”
— Andrew Auernheimer, a.k.a. Weev, in an interview with TechCrunch. The hacker, convicted last year of hacking AT&T ...
The so-called Heartbleed bug not only is turning out to be among the most widespread cyber vulnerabilities around, it’s also proving tough to detect.
London-based security firm Hut3 has found that 95 percent of the software tools designed to determine whether web sites have a problem with the bug aren’t reliable, according ...
Movea is applying its expertise in motion detection to the problem of indoor navigation using motion sensors that are now commonplace in most smartphones and tablets to determine a person's position indoors using dead reckoning.
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On the same day Apple showed up in the Number One spot on a list of the most innovative companies in the United States, the hard-charging iPhone maker has done it again. This time, Apple weighed in at No. 22 Read More →
We all knew Apple CEO Tim Cook was back in China this week, though nobody except Apple really knew why. Now comes word that Cook met with China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua on Thursday to discuss “matters of cooperation,” according to Read More →
Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was deeply troubled by Mark Hurd's resignation as Hewlett-Packard's chief executive in 2010, after HP's board investigated Hurd's relationship with a contract employee, according to a Bloomberg report Thursday.
So three days after Hurd quit the Read More →
Some people may have given up all hope, but privacy efforts continue:
• For example, California Attorney General Kamala Harris today issued a list of "best practices" for apps developers and others in the mobile industry, the Merc's Brandon Read More →
The mobile news is ringing off the hook:
• The new BlackBerrys are coming — to three of the top U.S. wireless carriers at the end of the month. Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile reportedly indicated they would carry the new Read More →
"They will say that I have to do household work and look after children, so I don't need [the] Internet."
— a respondent from India to Intel's survey, Women and the Web, on why her family would Read More →
A blogger comes face to face with the "shameless" Richard Marx. Speaking of shame, there's a new app that will let your social-media friends know when you've failed in your fitness goals. Washington Academy of Sciences unveils Read More →