Silicon Valley

  • Techies vs. NSA: Encryption arms race escalates
    2013-08-12-image-5 2013-11-30 08:11:15 UTC
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Encrypted email, secure instant messaging and other privacy services are booming in the wake of the National Security Agency's recently revealed surveillance programs. But the flood of new computer security services is of v...
  • Watchdog: Google breaching Dutch privacy law
    Google_netherland 2013-11-30 08:07:53 UTC
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A privacy watchdog said Thursday that Google has been breaching Dutch law on personal data protection since it introduced a new privacy policy last year. Jacob Kohnstamm, chairman of the College for the Protection ...
  • Facebook CEO Says Government "Blew It" with NSA Spying
    Zuckerberg-diaalnews.com 2014-06-07 07:17:27 UTC
    Palo Alto — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) needs to find a balance between protecting the country and staying transparent -- but he didn't say it in that nice of a way. According to ABC News, Zuckerbe...
  • Retailers take on Silicon Valley
    19aa685582362626430f6a70670070a1 2013-11-15 09:26:46 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Software engineers wearing jeans and flip flops test the latest smartphone apps. Walls and windows double as whiteboards where ideas are jotted down. And a mini basketball net is in the center of it all. At first glance, th...
  • French court: Google must drop 9 Mosley sex images
    Max_mosly-diaalnews.com 2013-11-06 20:15:29 UTC
    PARIS (AP) — A French court ruled Wednesday that Google must rid its search results of nine images of an orgy involving former Formula One chief Max Mosley. Google's associate general counsel, Daphne Keller, said the ruling amounted to asking t...
  • Twitter is powerful, but where are the profits?
    7485aef750014325420f6a70670011ca 2013-11-06 11:21:28 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — It can help overthrow dictators. But can it make money? Protesters famously used Twitter to organize during the Arab Spring three years ago. President Barack Obama announced his 2012 re-election victory using the short messaging...
  • What is Google building out in San Francisco Bay?
    2013-10-30t021031z_01_sfo6_rtridsp_3_google-mystery 2013-11-05 09:20:00 UTC
    San Francisco's mayor says he doesn't know what it is. Police say it's not their jurisdiction. And government inspectors are sworn to secrecy. Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to co...
  • Google: NSA spying on our data centres 'outrageous'
    Google-eric-schmidt-diaalnews.com 2013-11-05 11:16:44 UTC
    Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, has attacked the US government for apparently breaking into the connections that link the company's data centres around the world as "outrageous" and described other surveillance practices as "possib...
  • AP-CNBC poll: Twitter faces skeptical investors
    Twitter_shares_fall_as_growth_of_monthly_users_slows 2013-11-04 06:15:41 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter faces skepticism from potential investors and the broader public ahead of its initial public offering, according to an Associated Press-CNBC poll released Monday. Some 36 percent of Americans say buying stock in the 7-ye...
  • NSA secretly taps Yahoo, Google
    Google-diaalnews.comcom- 2013-10-31 03:22:38 UTC
    In this slide from a National Security Agency presentation on “Google Cloud Exploitation,” a sketch shows where the “Public Internet” meets the internal “Google Cloud” where user data resides. Two engineers with close ties to Google exploded in pr...
  • Twitter sets $17 to $20 per share range for IPO
    A60276e7ddd12623410f6a7067004a0a 2013-10-25 07:47:59 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has set a price range of $17 to $20 per share for its initial public offering and says it could raise as much as $1.6 billion in the process. The pricing is relatively conservative considering that Twitter is poised to pull...
  • Syria's civil war plays out on social media
    Reaction_cool_to_us_arms_plan_for_syrian_rebels 2013-10-19 23:34:41 UTC
    BEIRUT (AP) — Amid all the bloodshed, confusion and deadlock of Syria's civil war, one fact is emerging after 2½ years — no conflict ever has been covered this way. Amateur videographers — anyone with a smartphone, Internet access and an eagern...
  • Twitter tunes in to TV partnerships ahead of IPO
    Twitter-diaalnews.com 2013-10-07 05:27:55 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — People don't just watch TV anymore; they talk about it on Twitter. From the comfort of couches, they share reactions to touchdowns and nail-biting season finales —and advertisers and networks are taking note. Examples of Twitter...
  • European regulator close to settlement with Google
    Google-diaalnews.com 2013-10-02 06:33:10 UTC
    AMSTERDAM (AP) — European regulators appeared to be nearing a settlement with Google in their probe over whether the Internet search-and-advertising giant is unfairly stifling competition. Joaquin Almunia, the top antitrust official at the Euro...
  • Microsoft board boosts dividend by 22 pct
    9zm5-800 2013-09-17 20:23:02 UTC
    REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft said Tuesday that its board approved a 22 percent increase in the company's quarterly dividend to 28 cents along with a new $40 billion stock buyback program. The new dividend represents an increase of 5 cents ov...
  • Apple introduces 2 new iPhone models
    Bd0b85dc8d68021e3d0f6a70670017dc 2013-09-10 20:43:18 UTC
    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — For the first time since introducing the device that changed cellphones forever, Apple will offer two distinct versions of the latest iPhones — a cheaper one made of plastic and another that aims to be "the gold standard o...
  • Google loses appeal in Street View snooping case
    Google-street-view-car-diaalnews.com 2013-09-10 19:48:29 UTC
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys suing Google for enabling its camera-carrying vehicles to collect emails and Internet passwords while photographing neighborhoods for the search giant's popular "Street View" maps look forward to resuming their ca...
  • Yahoo disclosed email in China: Just following local laws
    Shi-tao-010 2013-09-09 06:41:47 UTC
    Shi Tao was sentenced to 10 years in 2005 after Yahoo disclosed politically sensitive email he had sent. Chinese activist who was arrested nearly a decade ago after a politically sensitive email he sent was disclosed by Yahoo has been released ...
  • Yahoo unveils new logo
    Diaalnews.com-yahoo_new_logo 2013-09-05 06:15:45 UTC
    SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Yahoo has adopted a new logo for the first time since shortly after the Internet company's founding 18 years ago. The redesigned look unveiled late Wednesday is part of a makeover that Yahoo Inc. has been undergoing sin...
  • Twitter hands down new rules to beat abusive talk
    Criado-perez-twitt_2629234b 2013-08-03 16:08:09 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Twitter says it's handing down new rules to control abusive language after several high-profile British women reported receiving a flood of nasty, harassing, or threatening messages on the microblogging site. In a message posted t...
  • Google-funded sea research vessel sets sail
    Rawimage 2013-08-01 18:39:55 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A $60 million research ship funded by a Google executive was scheduled to set sail from San Francisco on Thursday, on its way to study a "dead zone" in the Pacific Ocean and other mysteries of the sea. The 272-foot vessel, ...
  • Google unveils new Nexus 7, Internet TV device
    E2f0b80fc2018118380f6a7067009d7d 2013-07-24 19:38:56 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is betting consumers will pay slightly more for a sleeker, more powerful version of its Nexus 7 tablet as the Internet company escalates its rivalry with Apple and Amazon.com in technology's key battleground — the mobil...
  • Apple's 3Q earnings sag, but top Street estimates
    68e1f255a02a5b18380f6a706700c413 2013-07-24 04:43:19 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's sales of older, less expensive iPhones climbed in its latest quarter, highlighting the challenges facing the world's most valuable technology company as it tries to reverse a recent decline in its earnings and prove th...
  • Will Apple's latest results be latest letdown?
    Diaalnews 2013-07-22 21:04:01 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's latest quarterly results are likely to illustrate why investors are clamoring for the maker of the iPhone and the iPad to come out with another trend-setting device. The report, due out after the stock market closes...
  • Loeb to sell 40M Yahoo shares as he leaves board
    Diaalnews.com-yahoo 2013-07-22 21:00:37 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Activist investor Dan Loeb is leaving Yahoo's board with a windfall after a 15-month stint that vindicated his crusade to shake up the long-slumping company under new leadership. Yahoo Inc. is spending $1.16 billion to buy ...