A price war is heating up between makers of laptops and tablets, which is good news for consumers but not so great for laptop sellers, according to Deutsche Bank’s analysts.
Of the 80 best-selling notebooks, they concluded in a recent check, “approximately 80 percent are priced below $500 and over 60 percent are priced bel ...
With a campaign called “Don’t Fund Evil,” a coalition of environmental and public-advocacy organizations has urged Google to sever ties with a think tank that among other things is working against the government’s clean-energy regulations.
The Sierra Club, Forecast the Facts, the Center for Media and Democracy ...
Anne Wojcicki, CEO of the Google-backed gene testing company 23andme, has temporarily thrown in the towel to the Food and Drug Administration.
A letter posted on her Mountain View company’s website said it has stopped its health-related genetic tests for consumers to comply with the federal agency’s order to stop marketing ...
“Lying to Congress is a federal offense, and (James) Clapper ought to be fired and prosecuted for it.”
— Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr., who wrote the Patriot Act, talks to Hillicon Valley about Clapper, director of National Intelligence. As we’ve written, Clapper has admitted to providing “erroneous” infor ...
Google’s plans to use an ocean-going barge as a floating technology exhibition center appear to be on hold while the company sorts out some regulatory questions.
An official at a regional conservation agency said Thursday that Google has told him construction on the odd-looking vessel has been suspended while the company considers des ...
Facebook is expanding its efforts to help teens (and adults) deal with annoying or bullying behavior on the world’s biggest social network, by extending its online reporting tools and promoting its new “Bullying Resource Hub” for kids, parents and educators.
And in coming months, Facebook’s Arturo Bejar says he hopes to adapt those to ...
Yahoo has released its list of most popular search terms for the past year, and there's no need to panic: Professional famous-person Kim Kardashian is still among the top ten, as she has been for each of the last five Read More →
Set aside your excitement — or skepticism — about Amazon.com's drone-delivery plans and read about a couple of other pieces of drone and robot news:
• First, special deliveries by drone aren't exactly a new thing. Four people were reportedly arrested Read More →
Today is Cyber Monday, but the holiday online shopping craze really started on Thanksgiving Day, and shoppers have been prowling websites and apps for bargains ever since the turkey was popped into the oven.
Reports from the holiday shopping weekend show Read More →
Loyal readers know that Elevator Pitch features a different venture capitalist every week. But our latest guest is an ex-VC -- though he still invests in venture-backed companies.
Manuel Henriquez spent years Read More →
It wasn’t long ago that we told you about the first known California motorist to be ticketed for driving while wearing Google Glass. Today we bring you another story about Glass and law enforcement – from the other perspective.
The cops in Byron, Read More →
"The hard part here is putting in all the redundancy, all the reliability, all the systems you need to say, 'Look, this thing can’t land on somebody’s head while they’re walking around their neighborhood'."
— Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com CEO, Read More →
Tun on the waterworks: "We humans are very moist, especially when we're born." Then we dry up. Speaking of water, Jacques Cousteau's grandson will live under the sea for a month. From yo-yos to paper boats, Read More →
Are the latest crop of entrepreneurs lacking ambition?
I'm sure they are working hard. But as I discussed in a recent column, it appears the old entrepreneur ethos of creating technology to change the world has been chucked over. Read More →
For the first time since her hire as Apple's new retail chief, Angela Ahrendts discussed her career move with a lengthy post on LinkedIn.
Apple's announcement last month that it had hired Ahrendts gained much attention -- she comes Read More →
As if the NSA spying saga wasn't sexy enough, the agency reportedly spied on the online porn habits of six targets, all Muslim, as part of a plan to discredit them if needed.
The latest revelation from the Edward Snowden leaks Read More →