California state senator Ted Gaines put out a statement late Friday that made it sound like the Golden State was on the verge of a deal to land Tesla’s proposed gigafactory for battery production. The five states are all working feverishly to land a deal. Gaines is the politician who made a big show of going to Tesla’s Pal ...
Amazon — competitor to many a Silicon Valley company in areas such as mobile, delivery and more — was in the news this week. We’ve rounded it up for you.
• Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced late last year that Amazon is testing delivery drones, prompting both excitement and yes, ridicule. Now, Brandon Bailey reports that Google ha ...
Jordan Mathewson, AKA Kootra to his online video-gaming mates, was left slack-jawed – as well as thrown face-down onto the floor of his Littleton, Colorado apartment, when cops busted into his place in the middle of a live-streaming video match.
Yup. Live-streaming. As in, the entire takedown was broadcast live to the world, or ...
Another Googler may be headed for a job in Washington: Longtime Google engineer and executive Megan Smith is said to be a leading candidate for the post of Chief Technology Officer in the Obama administration.
Smith, a vice president at Google’s X division – the group responsible for “moonshot” projects like self-driving cars and dron ...
You know those recent reports about a major cyber attack on JPMorgan Chase and possibly other banks? Well, don’t start withdrawing your cash and stuffing it under your mattress just yet.
The Financial Services Information and Analysis Center – a bank industry group – has emailed its members that ”there are no ...
Two Silicon Valley companies have received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for heart-tracking apps, marking a hard-fought and costly achievement for these startups and a victory for the fledgling health tech industry.
San Francisco-based AliveCor got the green light last week from regulators for its free mobile app and ...
Scores of eager burners will be forced to stay in the default world a little longer.
A deluge of rain has postponed the launch of Burning Man, which was set to kick off Monday. Due to the continued downpour and standing Read More →
Bay Area biotech livened up the August market doldrums with an initial public filing from South San Francisco-based Calithera Biosciences.
The company, which makes clinical-stage drugs for cancer treatment, breathes new life into the IPO market, which came to a standstill Read More →
Social media was the go-to place during the Napa earthquake Sunday, with early first-hand accounts and timely emergency information. Of course, to find the right info, it didn't take much, just a good hashtag, like #napaquake.
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"They want to destroy us through spin before the facts are tabled. If this was a multibillion-dollar fraud why were people paying us?"
— Mike Lynch, former Autonomy CEO, talking about who else but Hewlett-Packard. As our own Read More →
From the Department of Overstating the Obvious comes word from wearable-tech company Jawbone that most of its customers living close to Napa when the magnitude-6.0 quake struck Sunday and wearing the company's sleep-monitoring wristband experienced the same reaction:
They woke up.
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Are you eligible for a free iPhone 5 battery replacement? You could be if your phone was sold between September 2012 and January 2013. Here's the serial number checker.
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Look out, Google: A new report says Amazon has ambitions to become a significant competitor in the highly profitable business of helping other companies place ads on a variety of sites around the web.
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Electronics and gamer-gear retailer Newegg is the latest e-commerce player to join the same-day delivery derby, announcing today that it would roll out same-day service to parts of Los Angeles.
Speeding up delivery times is the latest arms race among e-tailers who Read More →
A New York couple took out an ad in the Palo Alto Weekly asking Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk to make some improvements in the all-electric Model S sedan, including moving the cup holder forward, voice-activated phone dialing and Read More →