When BrightSource Energy first started construction on the Ivanpah solar thermal plant in the Mojave Desert, it came under scrutiny because of the project’s impact on the desert tortoise.
Now that Ivanpah is operational, there’s another issue: burning birds.
Chris Clarke, a reporter at WCET, has been writing about this for ...
People are already sharing their house and cars to make a few bucks, and now you can also make a pretty penny for renting out your basement or garage.
In the next evolution of the sharing economy, Roost, which launches Wednesday in the Bay Area, is an online platform where people with storage space to rent out — by the hour, day ...
Twitter, which has long touted its free-speech, anti-censorship stance, is policing content on its site in a couple of high-profile cases. It’s dealing with the tweeting of a video showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley, which started circulating Tuesday. And in response to doctored images that made the rounds ...
How does a company attempt to soothe angst and bitter feelings when it announces thousands of its workers are getting the ax?
Here’s a bit of insight courtesy of blogger Brad Reese, who got hold of a Cisco Systems internal memo about its recent announcement that 6,000 employees – roughly 8 percent of the company – ar ...
Not that anyone thought it would be easy, but new research points out just how tricky it is for retailers to build a cutting-edge shopping experience without alienating the very consumers they hope to attract or hold on to.
It turns out that in-store tracking of shoppers’ smartphones is a non-starter with half of those recently survey ...
“I want to bring some of the tech cred back to Yahoo, which has probably been a bit stale over the past few years.”
— Mike Kail, Yahoo’s new CIO and senior vice president of infrastructure, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. Kail’s plan includes continued focus on Yahoo’s own data centers. R ...
Put your wallet away Rockefeller. Some as-yet-unknown got-rocks just placed the winning bid for a cup of coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook: $610,000 -- cream and sugar included.
Here's CNN's take. My take? I left my $610,000 in my Read More →
Google's Larry Page has offered the first explanation for his recurring voice problems, which he said Tuesday have been diagnosed as resulting from vocal cord paralaysis.
Since a recurring voice problem forced Page to skip several public events last year, the Read More →
Google and Microsoft's relationship status? It's complicated. Most of the time, they're at each other's throats, including over antitrustissues. But it looks like Microsoft is playing nice as it rolls out Google chat integration on Read More →
"I needed her touch, her observations and her humanity."
— Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report, on Esther Gokhale, who the New York Times calls a Silicon Valley posture guru. Drudge says he read her book, titled "8 Steps to Read More →
Project Shield -- the Android-based handheld game system being developed by graphic chip maker Nvidia -- is a step closer to reality: It now has an official price, name and list of retailers who will carry it. Read More →
When animals adopt, instinct and empathy could both be involved. "The average person can probably throw a baseball at least three giraffes high," according to xkcd's What If. More animal talk — hope it doesn't bug Read More →
Its deep pockets make Silicon Valley a prime locale for political fundraising on both sides of the aisle. But last week, the Bay Area was squarely in the sights of a politician from the other side of the Pond.
It seems Read More →
We just learned that Twitter is worth $10 billion, and now it appears that eating lunch with the company's founder, Jack Dorsey, also comes with a hefty price tag.
The highest bid to dine with Dorsey is $15,600, with Read More →