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 ...
Apple’s latest gambit for sparkling sales may involve sapphire.
The Cupertino-based company is considering manufacturing sapphire screens for upcoming iterations of the iPhone as well as a smartwatch in the pipeline, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Sapphire screens might Read More →
With the perplexity and agony of suicide dominating public thought and conversation in the wake of Robin Williams' death this week, social media app Whisper has launched a nonprofit site where people struggling with depression can ask for emotional help.
Whisper, the Read More →
"I was surprised because what I was seeing was suggestive but not definitive. Anonymous tends to care about its image quite a bit, and if they were wrong, it would be really bad."
— Gabriella Coleman, who teaches at Read More →
Influential Facebook executive Sam Lessin is leaving the social networking giant, saying he plans to spend some time “kite-surfing, skiing, and general adventuring / possibly some trouble making.”
Lessin has been vice president of product at Facebook since the company Read More →
Eager to get its chips into a broader array of gadgets - while also generating a bit of nice publicity - Santa Clara chipmaker Intel on Friday announced a fitness-audio product collaboration with rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, pictured here.
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Twitter, which has faced criticism for its handling of online harassment, has removed "a number of accounts" related to the abuse of Zelda Williams, the daughter of comedian Robin Williams, the company said.
“We will not tolerate abuse of this nature Read More →
Two things that you definitely won’t find in the new iPhone: benzene and n-hexane.
Responding to pressure from labor and environmental advocacy groups, Apple announced Wednesday that it will forbid the use of the two potentially hazard chemicals in the final Read More →