Americans expect “great breakthroughs” in technology and science in the next 50 years, and the majority of them think those advances will be mostly positive, according to a new Pew Research survey released today.
But 30 percent of the Pew survey’s participants overall are worried that some innovations will change th ...
Ridesharing service Lyft announced Thursday a new charity service to deliver supplies to the needy and offer free rides to the elderly or sick.
Through Lyft for Good, a nationwide program, drivers employed by Lyft will use their cars to support charitable organizations in the communities where they drive. Next week in San Francisco, d ...
The Internets are abuzz with a juicy report that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is launching a bold move to supplant Google as the default search engine on Apple’s popular iPhones and iPads. But like so many tech rumors, this one’s a long way from happening yet.
The story comes from veteran tech blogger Kara Swisher, who reported Wednesday o ...
Oracle has just issued another raft of fixes for its widely used Java software, which has a reputation as one of the buggiest products on the market.
Over the past year, the Redwood City tech giant has issued numerous software patches to prevent cyber crooks from taking advantage of Java’s vulnerabilities. But new glitches keep ...
“With the exception of biological viruses, there is nothing with such speed, efficiency and aggressiveness that spreads like these technology platforms, and this also lends its creators, owners and users with new power.”
— Mathias Dopfner, chief executive of Axel Springer, Europe’s biggest newspaper publisher by circ ...
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 ...
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 →
Google announced Wednesday it has made a $200 million equity investment in Spinning Spur, a 161 megawatt wind farm in west Texas. (The photo is Steffi Russell-Egbert and Kojo Ako-Asare from Google's investments team at Spinning Spur).
With venture capital Read More →