In a move that should surprise no one, Aereo, the pioneering video company that re-transmitted local TV signals to customers over the Internet, has filed for bankruptcy.
The company, which lost a crucial Supreme Court case in July and whose service was barred under a national injunction that was put in place last month, is pursuing a ...
With the president’s immigration action Thursday night, comprehensive reform will be harder to pass.
Instead, what will likely happen is the piecemeal approach to immigration, something the tech industry has not supported the past couple years.
But tech will have to do what it has become good at — wait and see. Up first is how t ...
Remember how nasty those computer viruses could be when they’d scramble up your screen and shut down your desktop?
And remember how comforting it was to start using these very safe and virus-protected smartphones without worrying that our ever-ready, hand-held tools could ever be compromised?
Well, you can start worrying now.
Remember way back in 2009 or so when Thanksgiving Day planning consisted of figuring out who was bringing dessert, where to watch the Macy’s Day Parade, how to work the feast in around the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys and how to keep drunken Uncle Billy from arguing with pretty much everybody about how the Republic hasn’t been ...
“We’re all lucky as hell to live here and be in this crazy zeitgeist of a movement that’s rich with money.” — Evan Sharp, Pinterest co-founder, on why — besides the competition for talent — his company chooses to shower its employees with perks such as free food, muay thai classes, wine tastings and more. The Wall Street J ...
As the tech industry looks for ways to combat government spying, here comes another tool backed by Amnesty International, the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a couple of privacy groups in Britain and Germany. It’s called Detekt, and it’s billing itself as the first free, publicly available tool that ...
When it comes to your broadband choices in the South Bay, you really don't have much choice.
As a consumer, your only real choices are between AT&T and Comcast. And if speed is your thing, Comcast is typically the only real Read More →
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is querying Apple about the security of consumers' data as the company intensifies a push into mobile health, according to a report from Reuters.
Reuters reported Thursday that the FTC has met with Apple various Read More →
Some app developers have stopped their Google Glass consumer projects, Reuters reports.
That is one troubling sign that Glass, nearly 2 years old and still in beta, may not have the developer support it needs to make Read More →
Here are your Friday tech news links.
Oracle agrees to $359 million payment from SAP over software downloads. Oracle had been seeking to have a $1.3 billion damages award reinstated in the TomorrowNow case.
The FTC is asking Apple for Read More →
"It’s inexcusable and it’s likely — to the extent judges are authorizing it — (that) they have no idea of the scale of it."
— Christopher Soghoian, chief technologist at the ACLU, on what he calls a "dragnet surveillance Read More →
Former Reddit CEO Yishan Wong, whose departure from the microblogging site was announced yesterday, explained that he left the job because he was "completely worn out."
In a post on Quora, Wong described his job running Reddit as "incredibly Read More →
In a high-profile battle that saw popular authors taking on the world's biggest online bookstore, Amazon and Hachette, the fourth largest publisher, announced Thursday that they had struck a multiyear agreement, according to wire reports.
The details of the Read More →
Once again, we've got your tech news links right here.
Cisco CEO John Chambers speaks out against President Obama's backing of net neutrality, saying it would get in the way of Read More →