Remember Bloom Energy? They unveiled their fuel cell technology at a star-studded event in February 2010, then were fairly quiet until recently. Earlier this week, they announced a big deal with Exelon.
On Thursday, Yahoo announced that it has installed a 1-megawatt fuel cell system from Bloom Energy at its Sunnyvale headquarters.
When Twitter released a transparency report in February, the company noted it was considering legal action to push the government to let the company disclose more information about national security requests. In its transparency report published today, the San Francisco microblogging company says the same thing, saying it hasn’t ...
A new San Francisco-based app is available to help with your cannabis shopping needs.
And you can do it all from the comfort of that clam-bake pad of yours you call a home.
As reported on SFWeekly.com and other blogs, the new service is called Eaze. Think pot deliveries for the shared economy:
Demonstrating that anything can be impro ...
It turns out Snapchat, Tinder and Oculus Rift are not the only hot tech companies in Southern California.
There’s so much startup action in the Los Angeles and Santa Monica that the region has become a new favorite for venture capitalists and angel investors. Investments in the greater Los Angeles area tech have more than triple ...
When the so-called Heartbleed bug was discovered earlier this year, it was quickly hailed as one of the most serious security problems in years. But a new study has found that the vast majority of big companies have done little to shore up their operations.
The Heartbleed flaw is a vulnerability in what’s called the OpenSSL syst ...
“Drones can be useful tools, and I am all about useful tools.”
— Martha Stewart, drone-loving domestic doyenne. Stewart says she has used her drone — a Parrot AR Drone 2.0 — to take photos of her “properties, a party, a hike in the mountains, and a day at the beach.” Stewart does acknowledge that all kinds of s ...
Did you hear the one about how valley tech companies now think they're funny? Here you go:
• "Saturday Night Live" is moving — at least online. "Live from Yahoo! It's Saturday Night!" reads the headline of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's Read More →
Apple may be taking it in the shorts of late - falling stock price, embarrassing customer-service snafu in China, quarterly profits slipping this week for the first time in a decade. But fanboys and fangirls are still full of love Read More →
Facebook says it passed the first in a series of independent privacy audits that were required under a previous legal settlement with the FTC. But in a statement Thursday, the company said the audit also “helped us identify areas to Read More →
Intel's McAfee division has patented technology designed to alert computer users when they stumble onto copyrighted videos, music, games and other web-based content that's being illegally distributed.
"By informing a user of illegal sources and possible alternatives, a user can obtain Read More →
Zillow said it's going to take questions during its Q1 earnings call May 7 via Twitter and Facebook, and it says it will be the first company to do so.
The online real estate web site is taking advantage of a Read More →
"Changing the law has become more of an imperative because of the growth of cloud computing, because everyone including members of Congress are storing sensitive info with third-party providers and they want it to be protected."
— Greg Nojeim, Read More →
The Pew Research Center's new report on "Civic Engagement in the Digital Age" is chock full of fascinating information, which I wrote about in this story.
But while 60 percent of American adults use social networking sites such as Read More →
Responding to revelations that its widely used Java software is vulnerable to hackers, Redwood City-based Oracle has issued a number of presumed fixes in recent months -- including patching 46 holes on April 17.
But each time the company has done Read More →