The Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit, a two-day conference to showcase the latest and greatest in entrepreneurial ventures and technological innovation, kicked off Monday in Half Moon Bay. The conference, which goes through Tuesday, is one of those rare events that bring together the big Silicon Valley players, including executives fro ...
In case you don’t sling enough code in your cubicle all day, CodeEval of San Francisco is giving you a chance to come up with a program that finds the shortest distance among some of the city’s hungry startups.
The company launched its first contest of the summer for freeway fliers on Monday with a billboard on Highway 101 ...
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 requests they received for user data. As the Merc’s Brando ...
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 well as new shows, is its biggest original-content deal ye ...
“More and more, what you’re going to see is criminals and other people whose images were taken over the years are digitized, put into these databases, and incidents like Boston will be easier to solve.”
— James Albers, senior vice president for government operations for MorphoTrust USA, on the growing use of facial ...
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 big enough to hol ...
Nearly 90 civil liberties groups and Internet companies have teamed up to demand that Congress rein in the NSA spying that came to light last week.
In an open letter to Congress sent Monday, the group — which includes the Electronic Read More →
"ITunes has expanded and extended its radio feature to match what other services have offered for years."
— Joe Kennedy, CEO of Pandora, on Apple's unveiling of its iTunes Radio streaming service Monday at the Worldwide Developers Read More →
Ever since news broke last week that the National Security Agency and FBI are tapping into the servers of U.S. Internet companies, Silicon Valley stalwarts have insisted they're not helping the Read More →
Juxtapose reports that Google is nearing a $1 billion-plus deal for Waze with all that's going on with the NSA surveillance saga, and we get a contrast in the public's attitude toward tracking tied to tech conveniences vs. tracking by Read More →
The world of taxi-hailing technology welcomed another new app on Monday, a reminder to rogue hire-a-car services such as Uber that the old yellow taxi cab is still alive and well.
NexTaxi, an app from from Arizona-based dispatch company Read More →
After earlier flirtations with Facebook and reportedly even Apple, it looks like the crowd-sourced mapping startup Waze is about to be acquired by Google, in a deal valued at a whopping “more than” $1 billion.
That’s the word over Read More →
Picture seeing faces in all kinds of places and spaces. Mapping 17,000 public libraries and 35,000 museums in the United States. Alligators, crocodiles and the history of the Lacoste shirt. And the dog poop Read More →