Google-backed biotech startup 23andMe has made a discovery about Parkinson’s disease — for the second time — that may help identify a person’s risk of developing the debilitating and tragic illness.
23andMe, a Mountain View genomics company that offers consumers genetic reports to track their ancestry, helped c ...
Twitter, which is set to report earnings today, has been raking in the mobile-ad dollars, so analysts are expecting second-quarter revenue to have doubled to $283 million. But there continues to be concern about the rate at which the social network is adding users.
Analysts expect Twitter user growth of about 20 percent in the second ...
Carly v. Hillary?
It may happen in 2016.
Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard who lost her 2010 race for the U.S. Senate, may be exploring a run for president, reports U.S. News & World Report.
The speculation is based on a trip Fiorina made last week to New Hampshire, which holds its primary first. She was ...
Forget talk of loss of liberty. Let’s talk about losing hard cash.
The revelations about U.S. surveillance leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is costing U.S. businesses millions of dollars in curtailed sales of cloud computing services and web hosting overseas, says the New America FoundationR ...
Santa Clara-based Green Charge Networks announced Tuesday a $56 million funding round, led by K Road DG. It’s yet another sign that energy storage is one of the next big sectors for clean tech.
Green Charge, founded in 2009, is marketing energy storage technology for commercial and industrial customers, including 7-Eleven, Walgr ...
“But guess what, everybody: if you use the Internet, you’re the subject of hundreds of experiments at any given time, on every site. That’s how websites work.”
— Christian Rudder, co-founder of dating website OKCupid, in a blog post titled “We Experiment on Human Beings!” He was dismissing the outrage over Face ...
"The more they do so, it means the media organization republishes the information and so much for the right to be forgotten. There is an issue there."
— Billy Hawkes, the Irish Data Protection commissioner, on Google informing the Read More →
Hewlett-Packard on Thursday extended its push into one of its product priorities under CEO Meg Whitman - analyzing gobs of data for businesses - by announcing a $50 million investment in Palo Alto-based Hortonworks, which offers an open-source data analysis Read More →
Facebook stock is on a tear this morning, surging by more than 6 percent and climbing above $76 at one point, after the company issued another blockbuster earnings report on Wednesday.
That $76 level is a milestone, and not Read More →
When movie blockbusters attack small towns, such as Amityville. What riders eat during the Tour de France: everything. OK, just 6,000 to 9,000 calories a day. A look at the National Wildlife Property Repository, where confiscated Read More →
Some features built into the iOS operating system that underlies those Apple devices could be used to glean sensitive personal information, such as all the photos in your photo album and the log of where your phone has been, a Read More →
Will Facebook blow expectations out of the water once again? The company's shares are up more than 2 percent to nearly $71 in anticipation of the release of its second-quarter earnings today.
The words of the day: mobile ads. More than Read More →
Facebook announced earlier this year a tweak in its digital afterlife policy, and Yahoo Japan is offering a host of services for signing off digitally once mortality strikes, as Brandon Bailey wrote here earlier this month.
Now a group Read More →
William Shatner is not impressed by Facebook’s new Mentions app for celebrities.
The celebrated “Star Trek” (and “Boston Legal” … and don’t forget “T.J. Hooker!”) actor and occasional recording artist has reviewed the new app on his Tumblr account, Read More →
"We don't have a metric around amusement. We don't track amusement errors as a metric."
— Nitin Agrawal, head of the European autocomplete team for Microsoft's Bing search engine. Autocomplete — which Microsoft pioneered in Word and has spread Read More →