<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Press Here]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/blogs/press-here http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:01 -0700 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:01 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Whisper Calls Guardian Piece "Pack of Lies"]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:08:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/281*120/Whisper.JPG
The Guardian's breaking news about how "anonymous" app Whisper tracks users and offers up information to the government has caused the startup to fight back.

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<![CDATA[Obama Taps Former Google Exec for Patent Office]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:36:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/obama-flag-Generic.jpg
The White House announced it's nominating former Google lawyer Michelle K. Lee to head the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Launches "Safety Check" in Natural Disasters]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:21:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/209*120/safetycheckmobielcarousel.jpg
Facebook launches Safety Check, a new way to alert loved ones that you're safe in a disaster area -- and give Facebook your GPS coordinates.

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<![CDATA[Anonymous App Whisper Tracks Users, Gives Info to Government]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:18:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/281*120/Whisper.JPG
Anonymous app Whisper, which promises anonymity to users, actually tracks user locations and shares information with the Department of Defense, a report says.

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<![CDATA[Man Treated for Google Glass Addiction]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:34:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/176*120/168787940_8.jpg
A man has been treated for possibly the first ever case of Internet addiction via Google Glass.

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<![CDATA[Background Check Startup Checkr Raises $9M]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:31:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/207*120/Checkr.JPG
Startup Checkr has raised $9 million to deliver background checks to businesses through an application programming interface which connects directly to company hiring systems.

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<![CDATA[No Macworld/iWorld in 2015]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:21:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Macworld-20121146.JPG
IDG World Expo announced that its canceling its mainstay Macworld/iWorld event on hiatus in 2015 -- which would have been the event's 30th anniversary.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg's $100M Hawaiian Paradise]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:40:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/175*120/tlmd_mark_zukerberg_reforma_migratoria_resumen2013.JPG
Facebook founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg has paid more than $100 million for two tracts of land to create a 700-acre Hawaiian compound for his family.

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<![CDATA[Apple Pay to Start Saturday]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:59:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/516604997.jpg
Apple Pay is set to launch on Saturday, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Netflix Charging More for Ultra HD Content]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:52:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_tr_netflix.jpg
Netflix's new high-resolution 4K stream, or ultra high-definition television, will cost $11.99 a month.]]>
<![CDATA[Google, Rockstar Patent Fight to be Decided in Calif. Court]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:05:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/AP100520138908.jpg
A patent fight between Apple-backed Rockstar and Google's Android phone manufacturers will be decided in California, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Hackers Leak Thousands of Snapchat Photos]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:08:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/4601103451.jpg
Hackers have leaked thousands of photos and videos from Snapchat, again proving that ephemeral photos don't really exist.

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<![CDATA[Global Brands: Apple No. 1, Google No. 2 and Samsung No. 7]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:04:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/454542022.jpg
Interbrand's annual list of the top global brands shows that Samsung has risen to No. 7, while Apple and Google fight over the top spot.

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<![CDATA[Snapchat to Launch Disappearing Ads]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:38:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/196*120/SnapchatLogo.jpg
Snapchat, the ephemeral photo-sharing and messaging app, will debut disappearing ads soon.

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<![CDATA[Eric Schmidt Says Google Is No Friend of NSA]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:05:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*131/95783658.jpg
Google chairman Eric Schmidt denies allegations from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that Google sells information to the U.S. government.

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<![CDATA[People Don't Want iOS 8]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 22:13:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP1831633224271.jpg
Apple's new iOS 8 has only been installed on 47 percent of all its devices, showing a lack of enthusiasm for the bug-plagued update.

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Enterpreneur Wins Nobel Prize]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 06:38:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/187*120/ShujiNakamura.JPG
Shuji Nakamura, a founder of Silicon Valley startup Soraa, won a Nobel Prize for physics.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Readies Anonymous App]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:20:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/facebook7.jpg
Facebook is launching a new standalone app that allows users to not use real names during interactions.

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<![CDATA[Square Raises $150 Million]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:20:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/squarecreditcard.jpg
Square is valued at $6 billion and has raised $150 million in a round of funding.

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<![CDATA[Hewlett-Packard to Split Company in Two]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:19:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/175*120/tlmd_lascompaniasmasodiadas1.jpg
Hewlett-Packard will be splitting into two companies: one for printers and computers and one for corporate hardware and services operations to be more competitive.

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Drums Up Business in India]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 22:25:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_markzuckerbergok1.png
Facebook chief and founder Mark Zuckerberg travels to India to make the Internet more accessible and promote Facebook.

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<![CDATA[Google Puts Security Guards on the Payroll]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 21:45:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-google-01.jpg
After facing criticism for outsourcing service workers, Google will place 200 security guards on its payroll, reports say.

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<![CDATA[Celebrities Threaten Google with Lawsuit Over Nude Photos]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:51:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP949317391740.jpg
A lawyer for several celebrities whose iCloud accounts were hacked and nude photos leaked has threatened the search engine Google with a $100 million lawsuit.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Tightens Rules for Experimenting on Users]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:50:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP404300354148.jpg
Facebook has now created a formal review process to approve research on its users, reports say.

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<![CDATA[Facebook to Air New Twilight Movies]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:23:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/NMCullenFinal.jpg
Facebook has partnered with Lions Gate to air short films based on 'Twilight' characters, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Apple to Offer Gold iPad]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:16:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CR+Erase+iPad1.jpg
Apple will add a gold iPad to its lineup to boost sales of its full-size iPads.]]>
<![CDATA[Reddit to Share Wealth with Readers]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:26:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/reddit-pres.jpg
Reddit raised $50 million in funds and will share 10 percent of the round's equity to its readership.]]>
<![CDATA[Remind, Messaging App for Teachers and Students, Raises $40M]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:26:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/55313633.jpg
Remind, a San Francisco-based mobile app that lets teachers and students message each other, raised $40 million in funding.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Targets You Across the Internet]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:44:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Facebook-Places-deals-thumb-550xauto-50848.jpg
Facebook will now sell ads to its 1.3 billion users across the Internet, according to reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Google Looks to Enter Financial Industry]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:43:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/183*120/googlogodkfigures.jpg
Google reportedly has been investigating entering the asset management industry, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Facebook, Yahoo and Yelp Follow Google by Leaving ALEC]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:38:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Yelp-Reviews-0520.jpg
Google's public break with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has also caused tech companies Facebook, Yahoo and Yelp to leave the organization, too.

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<![CDATA[Shareholder Starboard Pushes for Yahoo-AOL Merger]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:34:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/yahoo_448x336.jpg
Activist shareholder group Starboard is pushing Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer to sell Yahoo's foreign stakes, cut costs and merge with AOL.]]>
<![CDATA[Snapchat Models Sue for Compensation]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:41:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/snapchat.jpg
The two sisters claim that they waived their fee believing the photo shoot was for a "class project," but now they want compensation from the startup valued at $10 billion.]]>
<![CDATA[Social Network Ello Gets Boost from LGBT Community]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:37:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Facebook_640x480.jpg
A new social network that doesn't require real names has gotten a boost in membership from the gay and lesbian community.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Stars in Comic Book]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:08:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*240/SherylSandbergComicBook.jpg
Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg is the star of her own comic book available on iTunes.

Photo Credit: Bluewater Productions]]>
<![CDATA[Cuddlr App: Tinder Without the Sex]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:01:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/171*120/cuddlr_app.jpg
If you want a hug and a cuddle -- there's now an app for that.]]>
<![CDATA[Google Leaves Group Fighting Climate Change Legislation]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:53:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP837205498681.jpg
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt calls joining American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) was a "mistake."

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<![CDATA[Yahoo Buys Indian Startup Bookpad]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:23:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/171*120/012813-yahoo-building.jpg
Yahoo has bought Indian startup Bookpad, a company that hosts cloud-based documents, reportedly for $8.3 million.]]>
<![CDATA[Google to Test Internet-Providing Drones in NM]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:23:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_google21.jpg
Google has filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission to test drones in the skies of New Mexico.]]>
<![CDATA[Google, NewsCorp Sued Over MySpace Sale]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:26:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_tlmd_092512_myspace.jpg
A former owner of MySpace claims that the social network should have been valued at $32 billion, but instead was sold at $580 million to NewsCorp.

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<![CDATA[Kickstarter Changes the Rules]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:29:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/165*120/KickstarterLogo.JPG
Kickstarter changes its terms of service to protect itself from litigation and pressure creators into honoring their backers even if a project fails.

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<![CDATA[Microsoft Lays Off 2,100, Closes Silicon Valley Research Lab]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:51:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/MIDR_VO_MICROSOFT_JOB_C_KNSD4EGO_1200x675_306895427581.jpg
Microsoft will close its Silicon Valley research lab as part of the 2,100 layoffs it announced Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Airbnb CFO Suddenly Leaves Company]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:03:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/airbnb-stock-image-airbnb-generic.jpg
Airbnb chief financial officer seems to have left the company suddenly, reports say.

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<![CDATA[California to Stop Student Information Sales]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:00:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_jerrybrown2.jpg
The state is trying to restrict how technology companies sell and disclose personal information on students in kindergarten through high school.

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<![CDATA[Facebook for Rich People Only $9K a Year]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:34:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/176*120/Netropolitan.JPG
Dubbed the "online country club for people with more money than time," Netropolitan hopes to attract users that pay $9,000 for a one-year subscription.

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<![CDATA[Tim Cook: Apple's Biggest Rival is Google]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:43:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/tim+cook+2.jpg
Apple chief Tim Cook said in a talk show that Apple's biggest threat is Google and that it took years to create a larger iPhone.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Angers the Transgendered]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:43:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/LadyGaga5.jpg
Facebook's new rules about using legal names has upset the gay and transgendered community.

Photo Credit: Getty Images for SXSW]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Tests Disappearing Posts]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:50:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/facebook23.jpg
Facebook takes a page from Snapchat and tests a new feature that causes status updates to disappear.

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<![CDATA[Google Buys Mobile Polling Polar to Boost Google+]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:49:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/googleplus200.jpg
Google acquires Polar, a mobile polling startup, to beef up its social network Google+.]]>
<![CDATA[Gov. Brown Signs "Yelp Bill" Into Effect]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:15:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Yelp-Reviews-0520.jpg
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new law into effect that will prevent businesses from retaliating against a patron who writes a negative review.

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