Silicon Valley

  • Google invests in Glass chipmaker Himax
    S1.reutersmedia-1 2013-07-22 20:30:32 UTC
    Google Inc. is investing in a Taiwanese microchip maker that makes chips used in its Google Glass, the eyeglass-enabled devices it is testing that can shoot photos and video and access the Internet. The deal with Tainan, Taiwan-based Himax Tech...
  • Google logic: why Google does the things it does the way it does
    Google_self-driving_car 2013-07-09 07:48:29 UTC
    Michael Mace is co-founder of Zekira, and author of Map The Future, a book on how to create better business strategies. He was previously chief competitive office and vice-president of competitive planning at Palm. His work before that included ti...
  • Yahoo shuts down Internet relic AltaVista
    Diaalnews.com- 2013-07-08 21:26:05 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Once up on a time, there was a popular search engine called AltaVista. It lives no more. On Monday, its owner Yahoo Inc. sent AltaVista.com to the Internet graveyard to rest alongside order-almost-anything venture Kozmo.com and ...
  • Facebook is pulling ads from racy, violent pages
    Diaalnews 2013-06-30 21:26:51 UTC
    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook is pulling ads from pages that contain violence or sexual content. The social network said that on Monday, it will expand its definition of pages and groups that are too controversial to carry advertisements. ...
  • France threatens Google with privacy fines
    Url-4 2013-06-20 08:41:11 UTC
    PARIS (AP) — France is giving Google three months to abide by the country's data privacy laws or be fined. The chief of the French agency that regulates information technology says that five other European countries are taking similar steps in ...
  • Google asks FISA court to lift gag order
    1370983814_4611_googlebuilding 2013-06-19 05:53:21 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Google on Tuesday sharply challenged the federal government's gag order on its Internet surveillance program, citing what it described as a First Amendment right to divulge how many requests it receives from the government ...
  • Google settles suit, clears way for stock split
    S1.reutersmedia-1 2013-06-17 18:01:18 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has settled a shareholder lawsuit to clear the way for a long-delayed split of the Internet search leader's stock. The agreement announced Monday resolves allegations that Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey ...
  • Apple details government requests for data
    64c2eb0649b60414350f6a706700860a 2013-06-17 17:15:52 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple says it received between 4,000 and 5,000 requests from U.S. law enforcement for customer data for the six months ended in May. The company, like some other businesses, had asked the U.S government to be able to share how...
  • Officials: NSA programs broke plots in 20 nations
    6122d7cdf7270212340f6a7067005595 2013-06-16 05:17:40 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. intelligence officials said Saturday that information gleaned from two controversial data-collection programs run by the National Security Agency thwarted potential terrorist plots in the U.S. and more than 20 o...
  • Web giants get broader surveillance revelations
    09a51ca209ffcb14340f6a7067007a26 2013-06-15 17:16:00 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and Microsoft Corp. representatives said that after negotiations with national security officials their companies have been given permission to make new but still very limited revelations about government orders to ...
  • Google begins launching Internet-beaming balloons
    C5c4d89e0a04cb14340f6a70670092b4 2013-06-15 16:28:04 UTC
    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Google is launching Internet-beaming antennas into the stratosphere aboard giant, jellyfish-shaped balloons with the lofty goal of getting the entire planet online. Eighteen months in the works, the top-...
  • Google launches Internet-beaming balloons
    Diaalnews 2013-06-15 07:02:04 UTC
    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Wrinkled and skinny at first, the translucent, jellyfish-shaped balloons that Google released this week from a frozen field in the heart of New Zealand's South Island hardened into shiny pumpkins as they rose into ...
  • Google asks to publish more US gov't information
    7c15e0ab16311b13340f6a7067000307 2013-06-12 06:07:08 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is asking the Obama administration for permission to disclose more details about the U.S. government's demands for email and other personal information transmitted online in an effort to distance itself from an ...
  • APPLE EVENT: New software, MacBooks, music
    9b14477b728f6113340f6a7067007c8a 2013-06-11 04:40:16 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple announced a digital radio service, new MacBook Air laptops and updates to its operating systems for Mac and mobile devices Monday. The announcements came at the company's annual conference for software developer...
  • Hillary Clinton joins Twitter
    Edt-ap980657719675_1 2013-06-11 04:36:00 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter, meet (at)HillaryClinton. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined Twitter on Monday, describing herself with a dash of humor as a "pantsuit aficionado" and a "hair icon." The former New York se...
  • Music service, mobile software expected from Apple
    2013-06-03-image-5 2013-06-09 17:49:03 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is expected to reveal a digital radio service and changes to the software behind iPhones and iPads on Monday as the company opens its annual conference for software developers. Apple hasn't said what it will unveil...
  • Intelligence chief defends Internet spying program
    81d3a5ef168a1c13340f6a706700d9a3 2013-06-09 04:54:52 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to quell a domestic furor over U.S. spying, the nation's top intelligence official stressed Saturday that a previously undisclosed program for tapping into Internet usage is authorized by Congress, falls under stri...
  • Denials in surveillance program require decoding
    8e2cf35112740913340f6a7067003685 2013-06-08 06:27:14 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google CEO Larry Page and Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg are denying reports that depict two of the Internet's most influential companies as willing participants in a secret government program that gives the Na...
  • Obama says US, China must develop cyber rules
    8377f0ee31322113340f6a7067001e45 2013-06-08 05:49:29 UTC
    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Treading carefully, President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping avoided a direct public confrontation on cybersecurity Friday as they opened a two-day summit aimed at forging closer personal ties betw...
  • Xi says China upholds cybersecurity
    Diaalnews 2013-06-08 05:47:50 UTC
    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country is 'firm in upholding cybersecurity" and cautions that technology is a "double edged-sword" that can drive progress but can impede governments. The U.S. has complained...
  • Tivo settles with Cisco, Motorola and Time Warner
    Tivomini-remote-4_3_rx404_c534x401 2013-06-07 16:22:51 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Tivo settled patent disputes with Cisco, Motorola Mobility and Time Warner Cable, averting a trial that was to begin next week and bringing to a close a string of long-running legal squabbles over its pioneering digital vid...
  • Is Big Data turning government into 'Big Brother?'
    1dbfeba2f81f0712340f6a7067003659 2013-06-07 16:13:25 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With every phone call they make and every Web excursion they take, people are leaving a digital trail of revealing data that can be tracked by profit-seeking companies and terrorist-hunting government officials. The r...
  • Casinos ban gamblers from using Google Glass
    Image 2013-06-07 04:15:17 UTC
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Casinos in several states are forbidding gamblers from wearing Google Glass, the tiny eyeglasses-mounted device capable of shooting photos, filming video and surfing the Internet. Regulators say the gadgets coul...
  • Apple poised for hiring spree in Silicon Valley
    Apple_campus-one_infinite_loop 2013-06-07 04:12:54 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple expects to expand its Silicon Valley workforce by nearly 50 percent during the next three years, signaling the company's faith in its ability to keep coming up with hit products like the iPhone and iPad. The pro...
  • ITC rules for Samsung, bans iPhone 4 imports
    Diaalnews 2013-06-05 17:26:28 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. trade agency on Tuesday issued a ban on imports of Apple's iPhone 4 and a variant of the iPad 2 after finding the devices violate a patent held by South Korean rival Samsung Electronics. Because the devices are asse...