Still worrying about the impending demise of Google Reader? If you’ve been using the popular service to keep track of all your favorite blogs and websites, you may be glad to hear there’s more news about replacement options this week — and not too soon, since the Google service is scheduled for shut-down on July 1.
It will go down as one of the biggest days in Silicon Valley geekdom: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and some of the company’s earliest engineers in a room with five prehistoric Apple-1 computers — at least three of which actually worked.
And it was a great day not just because of the rare artifacts, but because Woz was ho ...
Google wants its users to think it’s looking out for their privacy: Tuesday, it petitioned the special FISA court to allow it to disclose NSA requests for user information separately from routine law-enforcement requests. But as the Internet giant tries to do damage control after the revelation of Prism — U.S. government surveil ...
Apple’s iconic co-founder has been gone now nearly two years, but Steve Jobs keeps making cameo appearances for his eternal fanboys. This time, it’s a clip pulled from a never-before-seen video released this week by EverySteveJobsVideo(via The Loop) which obtained it from the Silicon Valley Historical Association.
Redwood City tech giant Oracle has issued yet another series of cyber security fixes for its much criticized Java software.
In an advisory Tuesday, the company said it “strongly recommends” that Java users apply the fixes to their computers “as soon as possible.” It said the patch “contains 40 new securit ...
Tesla Motors has issued a partial, voluntary recall of some Model S vehicles made between May 10th and June 8 of this year.
Roughly 250 to 260 vehicles are thought to be affected.
In a blog post, CEO Elon Musk said that the vehicles “may contain a defect. Specifically, the attachment strength of the mounting bracket for the left ...
Today we're serving up quick links to developments in the U.S. government surveillance saga:
• Apple, Facebook and Microsoft — which were reported to be part of the National Security Agency's Prism surveillance program — have released the number of government Read More →
DreamWorks will produce original TV shows for Netflix, pushing shares of the Los Gatos company considerably higher this morning.
Netflix says the multiyear partnership, which will include shows based on popular movies such as "Shrek" and "The Croods" as Read More →
"More and more, what you're going to see is criminals and other people whose images were taken over the years are digitized, [and] put into these databases, and incidents like Boston will be easier to solve."
— James Albers, Read More →
It's cloak-and-dagger time over at the fancy-schmancy Stanford Shopping Center where Apple, allegedly, is building a big new, allegedly, and state-of-the-art, allegedly, Apple Store, ostensibly to replace the center's existing Apple Store, an almost pathetic little hole-in-the-wall that doesn't seem Read More →
You've got to hand it to the marketing folks at Facebook - they know how to pique the tech press's interest in upcoming product announcements.
The latest such launch is coming June 20, according to an invitation sent by old-fashioned U.S. Read More →
This NSA spying story, it has legs:
• Data swapping between the United States and businesses involves a cast of thousands — of technology, finance and manufacturing companies that provide the government with "sensitive" information — beyond the scope of the Read More →
"A little drama is perfectly fine as long as it works out. It took me like half the rest of the show to stop shaking. I mentally snapped back into it sometime during the iOS stuff."
— Boris Sofman, CEO Read More →
Welcome back to Elevator Pitch, the Q&A that grills top tech investors on what kinds of deals they're looking for -- and which common mistakes trip up entrepreneurs.
Since Father's Day is just around the corner, we’re chatting this week with Read More →