With a campaign called “Don’t Fund Evil,” a coalition of environmental and public-advocacy organizations has urged Google to sever ties with a think tank that among other things is working against the government’s clean-energy regulations.
The Sierra Club, Forecast the Facts, the Center for Media and Democracy ...
Anne Wojcicki, CEO of the Google-backed gene testing company 23andme, has temporarily thrown in the towel to the Food and Drug Administration.
A letter posted on her Mountain View company’s website said it has stopped its health-related genetic tests for consumers to comply with the federal agency’s order to stop marketing ...
“Lying to Congress is a federal offense, and (James) Clapper ought to be fired and prosecuted for it.”
— Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr., who wrote the Patriot Act, talks to Hillicon Valley about Clapper, director of National Intelligence. As we’ve written, Clapper has admitted to providing “erroneous” infor ...
Google’s plans to use an ocean-going barge as a floating technology exhibition center appear to be on hold while the company sorts out some regulatory questions.
An official at a regional conservation agency said Thursday that Google has told him construction on the odd-looking vessel has been suspended while the company considers des ...
Facebook is expanding its efforts to help teens (and adults) deal with annoying or bullying behavior on the world’s biggest social network, by extending its online reporting tools and promoting its new “Bullying Resource Hub” for kids, parents and educators.
And in coming months, Facebook’s Arturo Bejar says he hopes to adapt those to ...
Sixteen public schools in Oakland are about to get solar panels from San Jose-based SunPower. School districts across California are increasingly turning to solar as a way to cut operational costs, maintain funding for academic program and introduce students to solar science and technology.
Once completed in 2014, the Oakland Unified ...
This week's hotly awaited device is in the hot little hands of the reviewers, and they've swiped and tapped their way to a consensus: Amazon's Kindle Fire HD is a qualified improvement.
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When 30 minutes of talk yields millions of words of coverage, you know Zuck's on stage.
In his first public appearance since the company's stock offering, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat down Tuesday for an interview with Michael Arrington at the Tech Crunch Read More →
"He was stranded (at a space station) in 1990 when the Soviet Union was dissolved. ... He is in good humor, but wants to come home."
-- The latest spin on the Nigerian email, as reported in Venture Beat, plays Read More →
There may be no greater figure of intrigue and adoration on the startup scene at the moment than Jack Dorsey. He comes up with the idea for Twitter. Gets booted out of the company. Then comes riding back Read More →
I was moderating the GIL 2012: Silicon Valley panel on innovation today when a debate on the value of college broke out.
OK, so maybe I baited the panel a bit, but the ensuing venture capitalists cage match exposed an Read More →
Ever mindful of our readers' keen interest in making money, SiliconBeat offers this update on the highs and lows of big-tech investing from the analysts at J. P. Morgan.
In a note to their clients this week, the J. P. Morgan Read More →
The highly-anticipated appearance of Facebook co-founder at TechCrunch Disrupt turned out to mostly live up to the hype. Aside from talking at the speed of sound, Zuckberge took on Michael Arrington's questions head on (mostly). Here's a sample of his responses:
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First there was the Facebook Factor that was going to help California's struggling state government dig its way out of its financial hole.
Now comes the iPhone index. Turns out that when Tim Cook and his folks unveil the iPhone 5 Read More →
TechCrunch Disrupt is underway at the San Francisco Design Center, which has once again been transformed into a kind of cathedral for startups. The young and hip and partially-funded have gathered to worship at the feet of entrepreneurs and Read More →