Silicon Valley

  • Google Earth users will be able to post stories, video and photos
    Google_earth_users_will_be_able_to_post_stories__video_and_photos 2017-07-14 22:16:57 UTC
    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Google wants users to post millions of stories, video and photos on its 'Google Earth' platform in the next few years, the program chief said on Tuesday at a launch event in Brazil for content focused on showcasing the A...
  • Tesla Model 3 passed all regulatory requirements for production
    Tesla_inc's_high-volume_model_3_sedan_passed_all_regulatory_requirements_for_production 2017-07-03 06:23:42 UTC
    Tesla Inc's high-volume Model 3 sedan passed all regulatory requirements for production two weeks ahead of schedule, Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted on Sunday night. Musk said in May that Tesla was on track to begin production of the $35,000 ...
  • US Tech tried to soften on dealing with the Russian spy agency
    Us_tech_tried_to_soften_on_dealing_with_the_russian_spy_agency 2017-06-30 19:19:32 UTC
    WASHINGTON/MOSCOW — As U.S. officials investigated in January the FSB's alleged role in election cyber attacks, U.S. technology firms were quietly lobbying the government to soften a ban on dealing with the Russian spy agency, people with direct k...
  • Canada's Court Forces Google to Remove Results Worldwide
    Canada's_court_forces_google_to_remove_results_worldwide 2017-06-28 16:15:32 UTC
    Canadian courts can force internet search leader Google to remove results worldwide, the country's top court ruled on Wednesday, drawing criticism from civil liberties groups arguing such a move sets a precedent for censorship on the internet. ...
  • EU antitrust regulators hit Alphabet unit Google with a record $2.7 billion fine
    Eu_antitrust_regulators_hit_alphabet_unit_google_with_a_record__2.7_billion_fine 2017-06-27 16:50:51 UTC
    BRUSSELS — EU antitrust regulators hit Alphabet unit Google with a record 2.42-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) fine on Tuesday, taking a tough line in the first of three investigations into the company's dominance in searches and smartphones. It is...
  • Facebook wants to be a "hostile environment for terrorists"
    Facebook_wants_to_be_a_%22hostile_environment_for_terrorists%22 2017-06-04 18:14:21 UTC
    Facebook said it wanted to make its social media platform a "hostile environment" for terrorists in a statement issued after attackers killed seven people in London and prompted Prime Minister Theresa May to demand action from internet firms. T...
  • Facebook focuses on Vox, BuzzFeed and others for video service
    Facebook_is_focusing_on_vox__buzzfeed_and_others_for_video_service 2017-05-24 20:47:43 UTC
    NEW YORK — Facebook has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form content with a...
  • Trump's "America First" Order: Tighten H-1B Visa Program
    Trump's_'america_first'_order-_tighten_h-1b_visa_program 2017-04-19 04:05:46 UTC
    Kenosha, Wisconsin - U.S. President Donald J. Trump ordered federal agencies to look at tightening a visa program used to bring high-skilled foreign workers to the U.S., as he tries to carry out his campaign pledge to put "America First." Trump...
  • Trump Targets H-1B Visas Which Are Used Largely By Tech Industry
    Trump_targets_h-1b_visas_which_are_used_largely_by_tech_industry 2017-04-18 05:04:49 UTC
    U.S. President Donald Trump targets H-1B visas which are used largely by tech industry and will sign an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the U.S. to fill h...
  • Facebook suspended 30,000 accounts in France, to stop the spread of fake news
    Facebook_suspended_30_000_accounts_in_france__to_stop_the_spread_of_fake_news 2017-04-14 05:39:08 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc said on Thursday it suspended 30,000 accounts in France as the social network giant steps up efforts to stop the spread of fake news, misinformation and spam. The move, which comes 10 days before the first round of ...
  • Tesla Beat GM To Become Most Valuable US Auto Maker
    Tesla_beat_gm_to_become_most_valuable_us_auto_maker 2017-04-10 21:23:22 UTC
    By Noel Randewich | SAN FRANCISCO Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Monday became the most valuable U.S. car maker, reaching a market capitalization of $50.887 billion and edging past General Motors (GM.N) which produces many more cars. Helped by an analy...
  • Twitter Refuses To Reveal User Behind Anti-Trump Account
    Twitter_refuses_u.s._order_to_reveal_user_behind_anti-trump_account 2017-04-07 04:52:53 UTC
    By David Ingram | SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter Inc on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit to block an order by the U.S. government demanding that it reveal who is behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump's tough immigration policies. Cit...
  • 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...