People, it turns out, are deeply conflicted when it comes to cars that can drive themselves. A new poll shows that while there’s worldwide and widespread support for and fascination with self-driving vehicles, there’s also a deep angst over the concept. And drivers in different parts of the world have distinctly different ...
Get out the tissues, because break-ups are on the rise in Silicon Valley.
As some of Silicon Valley’s more seasoned tech companies continue to age, they’re spinning off younger businesses or newer technologies, creating smaller and more focused enterprises, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers. In the last t ...
A Warriors executive who took the same trailblazing path as Apple CEO Tim Cook looks forward to the day when a gay executive “is no story at all.”
In a statement to this newspaper, Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts applauded Cook for declaring in an essay published yesterday that he is “proud to be gay,” becoming by far ...
It was only a matter of time. The Motion Picture Association of America and movie theaters have updated their guidelines to officially ban Google Glass and other wearable technology that’s capable of recording. In other words, as always, the copyright-conscious industry doesn’t want people recording movies.
“We maint ...
“If hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy.”
— Tim Cook, Apple CEO, in an essay on Businessweek.com, acknowledges pub ...
Consumer demand for mobile devices continues to grow, according to preliminary data out from tech research firm International Data Corporation.
Worldwide smartphone shipments from manufacturers during the third quarter this year increased 25.2 percent over the same period a year ago and totaled 327.6 million phones, according to IDC. ...
I've written a lot about the still-smoldering lawsuit over HRJ Capital, the celebrity venture capital firm formed during the dot-com bubble by Joe Montana and two other ex-49ers. When the bubble burst, the firm collapsed, Read More →
Time once more for Elevator Pitch, where top tech investors talk about the kinds of deals they're looking for -- and the kinds of mistakes entrepreneurs should avoid. This week, we've got Steve Harrick, who joined Read More →
"We could also say when we walk out the front door of where we live, 'Oh my gosh, there's so many blades of grass, I have lawn overload.' "
— Linda Stone, former Microsoft and Apple executive, says that a Read More →
The global appetite for energy is going nowhere but up. And with it, emissions of carbon dioxide.
A new forecast by the U.S. Energy Information Agency finds that world energy consumption is projected to increase by 56 percent over the Read More →
Is that a fail whale we see?
Twitter has apologized for a blunder this week when it used fake tweets from three real-life Twitter users in a marketing graphic to promote its ad platform.
The made-up testimonials on San Francisco-based Twitter's marketing Read More →