People, it turns out, are deeply conflicted when it comes to cars that can drive themselves. A new poll shows that while there’s worldwide and widespread support for and fascination with self-driving vehicles, there’s also a deep angst over the concept. And drivers in different parts of the world have distinctly different ...
Get out the tissues, because break-ups are on the rise in Silicon Valley.
As some of Silicon Valley’s more seasoned tech companies continue to age, they’re spinning off younger businesses or newer technologies, creating smaller and more focused enterprises, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers. In the last t ...
A Warriors executive who took the same trailblazing path as Apple CEO Tim Cook looks forward to the day when a gay executive “is no story at all.”
In a statement to this newspaper, Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts applauded Cook for declaring in an essay published yesterday that he is “proud to be gay,” becoming by far ...
It was only a matter of time. The Motion Picture Association of America and movie theaters have updated their guidelines to officially ban Google Glass and other wearable technology that’s capable of recording. In other words, as always, the copyright-conscious industry doesn’t want people recording movies.
“We maint ...
“If hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy.”
— Tim Cook, Apple CEO, in an essay on Businessweek.com, acknowledges pub ...
Consumer demand for mobile devices continues to grow, according to preliminary data out from tech research firm International Data Corporation.
Worldwide smartphone shipments from manufacturers during the third quarter this year increased 25.2 percent over the same period a year ago and totaled 327.6 million phones, according to IDC. ...
Hewlett-Packard, which recently announced it is splitting itself into two companies to become more efficient, also is considering lightening its corporate load in China, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Citing "people familiar with the matter," the newspaper said "H-P has Read More →
"It’s a more complex world today, and, in that sense, Apple is representative of that world."
— Michael Feroli, chief United States economist for JPMorgan Chase, on how tough it is to calculate the effect of the iPhone, and Read More →
Apple CEO Tim Cook vowed to bring his company's full complement of products and services to China, starting with Apple Pay.
During a four-day trip to China this week, Cook told the official Xinhua News Agency that Apple's new mobile Read More →
Ah, the 1990s: The grunge music, the overabundance of flannel, the anonymous chat rooms you explored on your 28.8 dial-up modem. Facebook is reviving at least one of those blasts from the past with its new standalone chat Read More →
The market is gyrating and IPOs are screeching to a halt -- and now venture capitalists, who have been throwing buckets of money at tech startups all year, are now starting to lose confidence.
That's according to a quarterly survey by the Read More →
Virtual reality is getting more unreal all the time. Take the latest offering from Looksery, a company who took to Kickstarter recently to raise funds for a mobile video app that helps all of us look even more Read More →
Worried about people spying on you? Well take off that silly tinfoil hat and consider checking out the Electronic Frontier Foundation's latest "surveillance self-defense" report.
The San Francisco-based civil liberties group, which first issued the report in 2009, said it Read More →
“I think that the potential for a loss in the fourth quarter is what is freaking people out. . . . It is inconceivable that Amazon would lose money during the holidays."
-- Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities analyst, talking Read More →