Silicon Valley: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, Intel, eBay,.. file a legal brief opposing Trump's immigration ban
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 brief, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, included other top tech fi...
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 risk?" said Mitchell, co-founder and partner at Scale Venture Partners.
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 countries, said a spokesperson for a company organizing the gathering.
The meeting is being ca...
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 behavior we've seen on Facebook, where many small businesses post about their job openings on th...
Google’s Project Ara: Phone with interchangeable parts
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 hardware efforts, two people with knowledge of the matter said.
The move marks an about-...
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.
Verizon (VZ.N) will combine Yahoo's (YHOO.O) search, email and messenger assets as well a...
Niantic wants to roll out Pokemon GO in 200 markets soon: CEO
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 rollout.
"Why limit it?" John Hanke, chief executive of Niantic, which developed Pokemon GO...
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 said it would ban what it called "terrorist content" on some services such as gaming tool X...
"Make Bubbles Great Again" — Donald Trump's 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 said technology start-ups that had never earned a profit were able to sell shares at very...
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 new stock class designed to protect the role of founder Mark Zuckerberg.
EU Highest Court Struck Down Data-Transfer Pact With US - Violates Privacy
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 of the risk of U.S. snooping, in light of Edward Snowden's revelations in 2013.
Shares of San Francisco-based Twitter fell more than 11 percent
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 concerns it will never become mass market like Facebook.
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Google installed eavesdropping tool on your 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 developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of ...
Facebook earns 51 percent of ad revenue overseas
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 executives told Reuters.
While Facebook has reported regional growth in percentage term...
Google search results:'Nigga house' takes you to White House
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 the phrase was enough to take them to Barack Obama's official White House residence, and ev...
Tech leaders gather to mourn Dave Goldberg as the great connector
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.
Goldberg's passing Friday due to an accident while exercising in Mexico left his wife, Fa...
European Union to File Antitrust Charges Against Google - The Biggest Competition Battle in Brussels
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 Brussels.</strong>
The European Union will accuse Google on Wednesday of abusing its dom...
Stop Spying on Wikipedia Users
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 exchange of knowledge and ideas.
Our lawsuit says that the N.S.A.’s mass surveillance of Inte...
Google faces data watchdogs over 'right to be forgotten'
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 request, leading to censorship concerns.
The decision and Google's handling of the requests...
Silicon Valley's High-Paid High School Interns
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 that has attracted more than 500,000 players. Sayman’s mom, Cristina, came with him, becaus...
Sexism in Silicon Valley
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 women are indeed vastly underrepresented in the technology industry.
It sounded even le...
Google is building 180 satellites to bring Internet worldwide
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 provide internet connections to underserved areas. While details aren't forthcoming about ...
Google builds self-driving cars without standard controls
2014-05-28 12:55:38 UTC
Google is to start building its own self-driving cars, rather than modifying vehicles built by other manufacturers.
The car will have a stop-go button but no controls, steering wheel or pedals.
Pictures of the Google vehicle show it looks like a city car with a "friendly" face, designed to make it seem non-threatening and help pe...
German Economy Minister: Google breakup may be an option
2014-05-16 20:49:53 UTC
German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel has warned that US Internet giant Google could eventually achieve such a strong market position that breaking up the company may become an option. Google was not amused.
While failing to explain how exactly to enforce a breakup of a US-based company, Sigmar Gabriel said Friday such a move could...
"Right to be forgotten": EU court has ruled Google must amend some search results at the request of ordinary people
2014-05-13 22:06:05 UTC
</h3>A top EU court has ruled Google must amend some search results at the request of ordinary people in a test of the so-called "right to be forgotten".</h3>The European Union Court of Justice said links to "irrelevant" and outdated data should be erased on request.
The case was brought by a Spanish man who complained that an aucti...