Basketball All-Star Carmelo Anthony just placed a big bet — off the court.
Anthony, a forward for the New York Knicks, has invested in a San Francisco kitchen-tech startup through his new venture capital firm, Melo7 Tech Partners. The startup, The Orange Chef Co., makes Internet-connected kitchen appliances, including a wireless ...
Twitter is the latest company to reveal the demographics of its workforce and like other companies, the micro-blogging firm’s employees are mostly white and male.
In a blog post entitled “Building a Twitter we can be proud of,” Janet Van Huysse, the company’s vice president of diversity and inclusion, revealed ...
“The more they do so, it means the media organization republishes the information and so much for the right to be forgotten. There is an issue there.”
— Billy Hawkes, the Irish Data Protection commissioner, on Google informing the media about links it is removing — summing up a big problem with “the right to be forgo ...
Hewlett-Packard on Thursday extended its push into one of its product priorities under CEO Meg Whitman – analyzing gobs of data for businesses – by announcing a $50 million investment in Palo Alto-based Hortonworks, which offers an open-source data analysis software known in the industry as hadoop.
“The ability to understa ...
Facebook stock is on a tear this morning, surging by more than 6 percent and climbing above $76 at one point, after the company issued another blockbuster earnings report on Wednesday.
That $76 level is a milestone, and not just because it’s a record high for Facebook. Remember back in 2012, a few months after Facebook’s botched stock ...
If you have an iPhone or an iPad, beware: Some features built into the iOS operating system that underlies those Apple devices could be used to glean sensitive personal information, such as all the photos in your photo album and the log of where your phone has been, a security researcher warns.
Apple on Wednesday confirmed the existen ...
When it comes to hiring hourly workers, gut instinct has been leading employers astray, says a report released today by the number crunchers at Evolv, a San Francisco big data house.
For those who wonder why anyone would bother running Read More →
If there's one thing branded content seems to have emulated perfectly from the journalistic world, it's uncertainty. The latest example: Tumblr has laid off the editorial team that was responsible for telling stories about users of and content on the Read More →
Facebook users who over share just about everything in their lives now won’t have to worry about those cumbersome words to express exactly how they’re feeling at any given moment, or about any particular topic, through the use of new Read More →
This post has been revised from its original version, and has been updated to include a more accurate description of eBay's ad targeting program and data-sharing policy.
eBay is getting deeper into the lucrative world of ad targeting, following in the footsteps of e-commerce Read More →
"When we hear a band we liked as teenagers, we feel nostalgia, but that's usually not the band's thing."
— Thereze Almström, the Apple Pop-Up Museum's curator, when asked why Apple doesn't seem interested in looking back at its Read More →
The folks at Tesla Motors have lent me a Model S sedan for a few days. Thanks Tesla!
So far so good. I'm not planning some road trip to rival John Broder of the NYT.
When I pulled into the driveway Read More →
Silicon Valley's ever-intriguing game of corporate musical chairs continues unabated, this time with reports that Apple and Yahoo are exploring ways to give the latter a more dynamic and prominent role in the former's iPhones and iPads.
Neither company would comment Read More →