Silicon Valley

  • Google apologizes for ads alongside offensive videos on YouTube
    Google_apologizes_for_ads_alongside_offensive_videos_on_youtube 2017-03-20 19:20:23 UTC
    By Esha Vaish and Kate Holton Google apologized on Monday for allowing ads to appear alongside offensive videos on YouTube as more high-profile firms such as Marks & Spencer (MKS.L) and HSBC (HSBA.L) pulled advertising for British markets fro...
  • Lightspeed is set to make its public market debut
    Lightspeed_is_set_to_make_its_public_market_debut_ 2017-03-01 20:09:45 UTC
    By Heather Somerville | SAN FRANCISCO — Lightspeed Venture Partners was launched in 1999 by four partners who were experts in enterprise software and early internet companies, making only the occasional investment into consumer technology comp...
  • International money transfers via Facebook
    International_money_transfers_via_facebook 2017-02-21 08:20:33 UTC
    By Anna Irrera | NEW YORK — Money transfer company TransferWise has launched a new service that allows users to send money internationally through Facebook Inc's chat application, as competition in the digital payments landscape intensifies. ...
  • Silicon Valley: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, Intel, eBay,.. file a legal brief opposing Trump's immigration ban
    Silicon_valley 2017-02-06 21:06:45 UTC
    Several technology giants, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, banded together on Sunday to file a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump's temporary immigration ban, arguing that it "inflicts significant harm on American business." The...
  • Crisis Mode In Silicon Valley; don't travel outside the country right now
    Crisis_mode_in_silicon_valley__don't_travel_outside_the_country_right_now 2017-02-04 02:35:35 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley venture capitalist Kate Mitchell said her startup companies have a message for their employees who are foreign nationals: Don't travel outside the country right now. "Common sense would say, why take the...
  • Tech companies plans lawsuits against Trump exec order
    16906_tech_companies_plans_lawsuits_against_trump_exec_order 2017-01-31 06:40:07 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A group of technology companies plans to meet on Tuesday to discuss filing an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging U.S. President Donald Trump's order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countri...
  • Facebook takes on LinkedIn with new job opening features
    Facebook_takes_on_linkedin_with_new_job_opening_features 2016-11-08 01:32:06 UTC
    Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Monday, it was testing a feature that would let page administrators create job postings and receive applications from candidates, a move that could pressure LinkedIn Corp's (LNKD.N) recruiting business. "Based on behavi...
  • Google’s Project Ara: Phone with interchangeable parts
    Project-ara 2016-09-04 03:40:50 UTC
    By Julia Love | SAN FRANCISCO - Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google has suspended Project Ara, its ambitious effort to build what is known as a modular smartphone with interchangeable components, as part of a broader push to streamline the company's h...
  • Yahoo's core business sold to US telecoms giant Verizon
    16683_yahoo's_core_business_sold_to_us_telecoms_giant_verizon 2016-07-25 18:01:42 UTC
    Verizon Communications Inc said on Monday it would buy Yahoo Inc's core internet properties for $4.83 billion in cash, marking the end of the line for a storied Web pioneer and setting the stage for a big new internet push by the telecom giant. ...
  • Niantic wants to roll out Pokemon GO in 200 markets soon: CEO
    Pokemon_go_in_san_francisco 2016-07-17 14:39:50 UTC
    The head of the developer behind Nintendo Co Ltd's (7974.T) Pokemon GO said he wanted to launch the smash-hit mobile game in roughly 200 countries and regions "relatively soon" and was working on bolstering server capacity to enable the wider roll...
  • Microsoft to explicitly ban 'terrorist content' on its services
    Microsoft_to_explicitly_ban_'terrorist_content'_on_its_services 2016-05-21 18:38:14 UTC
    With the world growing more concerned about attacks by militant groups on civilians, Microsoft Corp on Friday outlined new policies to crack down what it called "terrorist content" on some of its consumer services. In a blog post, the company s...
  • "Make Bubbles Great Again" — Donald Trump's feud with Silicon Valley
    Make_bubbles_great_again_%e2%80%94_donald_trumps_feud_with_silicon_valley 2016-05-18 06:46:08 UTC
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday warned that a dangerous financial bubble has formed in the technology industry - and Silicon Valley responded with a collective eye roll. In a Reuters interview, the New York billionaire...
  • Facebook revenue rose more than 50 percent as mobile ad sales surge
    Facebook_revenue_rose_more_than_50_percent_as_mobile_ad_sales_surge 2016-04-28 07:33:07 UTC
    Facebook revenue rose more than 50 percent as mobile ad sales surge. Facebook handily beat Wall Street expectations with a 50 percent jump in revenue driven by its wildly popular mobile app and push into live video. The company also proposed a...
  • EU Highest Court Struck Down Data-Transfer Pact With US - Violates Privacy
    Obama_preparing_more_executive_actions_on_gun_control 2015-10-06 16:41:03 UTC
    EU Highest Court Struck Down Data-Transfer Pact With US - Violates Privacy. The court case stemmed from a complaint by Austrian law student Max Schrems, who challenged Facebook's transfers of European users' data to its American servers because...
  • Shares of San Francisco-based Twitter fell more than 11 percent
    Twitter_shares_fall_as_growth_of_monthly_users_slows 2015-07-29 07:44:25 UTC
    San Francisco - Shares of San Francisco-based Twitter fell more than 11 percent in extended trade on Tuesday after the company said it had 304 million core users in the second quarter, up from just 302 million in the prior quarter. Raising concern...
  • Google installed eavesdropping tool on your computers without permission
    Google-eavesdropping-tool-installed-on-computers-without-permission 2015-06-23 16:30:56 UTC
    Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission. Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations. Privacy campaigners and open source de...
  • Facebook earns 51 percent of ad revenue overseas
    Facebook-marketing-social-strategies-tobi 2015-06-09 21:02:14 UTC
    Exclusive (Reuters) - Overseas markets bring in more advertising revenue than the United States for Facebook Inc, amounting to 51 percent of global ad sales in the first quarter, with growth in Asia the fastest in the world at 57 percent, company ...
  • Google search results:'Nigga house' takes you to White House
    Googlemap 2015-05-20 20:22:04 UTC
    Searching for "nigga house" in Google Maps takes users to the White House, in the latest vandalism and abuse to hit the mapping service, which relies on users to help make sure that it's correct. For users in Washington DC, searching for just t...
  • Tech leaders gather to mourn Dave Goldberg as the great connector
    David-goldberg 2015-05-06 03:47:12 UTC
    PALO ALTO, Calif. — Long after the crowd gathered for Dave Goldberg's memorial service had left the auditorium at Stanford University on Tuesday, one friend of the SurveyMonkey CEO sat in the shade of a pine tree trying to make sense of things. ...
  • European Union to File Antitrust Charges Against Google - The Biggest Competition Battle in Brussels
    Google 2015-04-14 20:14:21 UTC
    <strong>Brussels - Europe’s antitrust regulator has decided to file formal charges against Google Inc. for violating the bloc’s antitrust laws, stepping up a five-year investigation that is set to become one of the biggest competition battles in B...
  • Stop Spying on Wikipedia Users
    Wikipedia 2015-03-10 17:05:10 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO — TODAY, we’re filing a lawsuit against the National Security Agency to protect the rights of the 500 million people who use Wikipedia every month. We’re doing so because a fundamental pillar of democracy is at stake: the free exchan...
  • Google faces data watchdogs over 'right to be forgotten'
    Google-diaalnews.com 2014-07-24 20:49:44 UTC
    Google has met data regulators from across the European Union to discuss the implications of the recent "right to be forgotten" ruling. An EU court ruled in May that links to "irrelevant" and outdated data should be erased from searches on requ...
  • Silicon Valley's High-Paid High School Interns
    Silicon_valley's_high-paid_high_school-diaalnews.com 2014-07-11 19:04:32 UTC
    After Facebook (FB) recruited Michael Sayman last November, it didn’t mess around—it flew him out from Miami to meet Mark Zuckerberg. The chief executive talked to Sayman about 4 Snaps, the mobile game he built using Facebook’s development tools t...
  • Sexism in Silicon Valley
    Tinder-diaalnews.com 2014-07-03 07:57:00 UTC
    Managers in Silicon Valley call it the “Dave rule”: to assure proper gender balance you must have at least as many women on your team as guys named Dave. It is an insider joke delivered, depending on who says it, with a smile or wince, because ...
  • Google is building 180 satellites to bring Internet worldwide
    Quantum-black-holes-lead-to-another-universe-2 2014-06-02 16:32:05 UTC
    Google's plans for satellite-based internet access just got a little more concrete. The Wall Street Journal hears that the search firm is preparing to build 180 "small, high capacity" satellites (not pictured here) that will go into low orbit and ...