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 ...
Talk about trying to disrupt the (possible) disruptors. Amazon has launched its own "bitcoins." And TV network ABC will live-stream its shows on its app for Apple's iPhones and iPads.
• First, what's this about Amazon and bitcoins, a Read More →
On Friday, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk quit FWD.us, the advocacy group formed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, after the group's subsidiaries funded ads for conservative Senators touting their support for the Keystone XL pipeline and oil drilling in Read More →
"He and I, in a sense, grew up together... every fantasy we had about creating products and learning new things — we achieved all of it. And most of it as rivals. But we always retained a certain respect and Read More →
If you'd like to score an important piece of Valley history -- and have the bucks to pay for it -- here's your chance: Later this month, a German auction house will be auctioning off an original -- and still Read More →
We've all seen those airline passengers staring into their iPads as they devour bestsellers by David Sedaris and Amanda Knox. And they're millions more of them in waiting rooms, train stations and outdoor plazas at lunchtime, all clutching the tablets Read More →
We've got privacy on the brain, what with a Mercury News interview with an ACLU lawyer, news about Snapchat photos being recoverable, anonymity in the age of Big Data, and the feds thinking they don't need warrants to access people's Read More →
Finally, a way to scroll through my Twitter feed without smearing my touch screen with greasy fingers or today's lunch.
Norwegian start-up Ellipticlabs is hard at work at an ultra-sound based system that makes touch screens untouch screens by letting users Read More →