<![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 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:34:55 -0700 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:34:55 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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.

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<![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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<![CDATA[Google Says Gmail Wasn't Hacked]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:20:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_gmail1jpg_bim.jpg
About 3 million usernames and passwords were dumped in an online forum, but Google says that only about 2 percent were live accounts, reports say.

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<![CDATA[Apple Gives Users U2's Latest Album]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:54:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/171*120/AppleU2.jpg
In a last-minute comment, Apple chief Tim Cook and U2 agree to give Apple users U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence" free of charge

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<![CDATA[Snapchat Settles with Ousted Founder Reggie Brown]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 21:41:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP187914845154.jpg
Amid Apple's event, Snapchat announces that it has reached a settlement with ousted founder Reggie Brown.

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<![CDATA[iPhone 6: Faster, Skinnier, Sharper -- and More Secure?]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:28:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*135/ApplePay.JPG
The new iPhone 6 will be skinnier, faster, sharper and larger than its predecessors -- and is being integrated with new payment system Apple Pay.

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<![CDATA[Apple Workers Say iWatch Has Low Battery Life]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 06:02:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_apple_diversidad.jpg
Apple employees have said that they "set low expectations" on the iWatch's battery life, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Industrial Designer Marc Newson to Join Apple]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:53:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/170*120/151872632_8.jpg
British industrial designer Marc Newson will be joining Apple and overseen by senior vice president of design Jonathan Ive.

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg: Facebook to Spend Billions to Get the World Online]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:53:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/185*120/f8-zuckerberg-developers-conference3-thumb.jpg
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg told reporters in Mexico City Friday that his company will spend billions of dollars to bring the entire world online.]]>
<![CDATA[Steven, the New Emoji Social App]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:52:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/StevenApp2.jpg
The ex-chief scientist for Twitter has created a new social app based on emojis, those weird little pictures invented in Japan that now make their way into daily messages.

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<![CDATA[Apple, Google Want to Pay $324M Settlement]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:53:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/202*120/apple-yerba.jpg
Silicon Valley companies such as Apple and Google are appealing a federal judge's decision so they can pay a lower $324 million settlement for allegedly limiting talent "poaching."

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<![CDATA[Apple Creating New Payments Platform]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:07:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/iphone5s.jpg
Apple will add its new payments platform to merchants such as department store chain Nordstrom, reports say.

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<![CDATA[Google Readying Android Wear]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:05:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/192*120/androidguys.jpg
Google said it will launch its first update to Android Wear this week, including to third-party developers.]]>
<![CDATA[FAA Rules Make Drone Jobs Head Overseas]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:31:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/amazon-rone.jpg
Lack of Federal Aviation Administration rules for drones has made companies test and research outside the United States -- and taking their jobs with them.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Rejects Apps Lacking Information, Bugs, Bad Design]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:31:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple+logo2.JPG
Apple rejects most of its developers' apps because of incomplete information, bugs, bad interface and not complying with the developer guidelines.

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<![CDATA[Instagram's Hyperlapse App Goes Viral]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:31:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Hyperlapse.JPG
Instagram's new video editing application, Hyperlapse, gives users a sped up, smooth video, all the way from the White House to Internet celebrities.

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<![CDATA[Apple Tells App Developers They Can't Harvest Information]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:25:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-mac-generic.jpg
Apple has reportedly told developers that their apps could not be used to gather user information.

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<![CDATA[Google X's Megan Smith May Be Next U.S. Chief Tech Officer]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:19:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/MeganSmith.jpg
Google X vice president Megan Smith is rumored to be the top candidate for the country's chief technology officer.

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<![CDATA[Playboy's Digital Edition Tries to Go SFW]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:26:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/playboy-iphone-app.jpg
Playboy's new digital edition will have a new "safe-for-work look" and more editorial content.]]>
<![CDATA[Google: Few Care About Authorship Results]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:41:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/466915567.jpg
After showing authorship results for the last three years, Google has decided to stop, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Poaches from WaveGroup Sound]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:47:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Facebook_640x480.jpg
Facebook poaches staff from the sound studio WaveGroup Sound to create original audio content.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Betting Tablet Boom Isn't Over]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:46:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/98228044_10.jpg
While some experts are betting tablets are "over," Apple calls it a "speed bump," reports say.

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<![CDATA[Uber Starts Lunch Delivery Company uberFRESH]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:13:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Uber-Car-Rentals.jpg
Uber, the ride-sharing app, has now created a lunch delivery service.

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<![CDATA[Apple to Debut 13-inch iPad in 2015]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:44:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/AppleiPadVerizonStore.jpg
Apple is reportedly working on launching iPads wtih 12.9-inch screens early next year.

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<![CDATA[Amazon Wants to Sell You Stuff from the Mall]]> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 21:31:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/amazon-453056767.jpg
Amazon's new campaign may be to sell shoppers more items from neighborhood stores.

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<![CDATA[Google Has 3 of Top 5 Mobile Apps]]> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 20:28:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/facebook_generic.jpg
Although Facebook is the top mobile app, Google owns three of the top five mobile apps in the country.]]>
<![CDATA[Electronic Cup Gets $3M Investment]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:57:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/229*120/Vessyl.JPG
The company behind Vessyl, the so-called smart cup, received $3 million in seed funding.

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<![CDATA[U.S. House Computers Blocked from Wikipedia for 'Transphobia']]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:45:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/OITNB_jail.jpg
Wikipedia has blocked U.S. House of Representatives computers from editing the site because of anonymous offensive transgender comments.

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<![CDATA[Expect to Spend More on Back-to-School Gadgets]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:15:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_backtoschool0722_700x394.jpg
Parents are expected to pay more this year for back-to-school shopping, especially on electronics.]]>
<![CDATA[Silicon Valley in Burning Man with Servants, Air-Conditioned Yurts]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:26:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/BurningMan_JohnCurleyBurningMan.jpg
The Silicon Valley elite show up at the annual Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert with air-conditioned yurts, high-security RV caravans and servants.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Labels Posts for Satire-Impaired]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:58:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/social_media_debate_president.jpg
Facebook has decided to test a "satire" tag on posts that may be from the Onion or other satirical news sites so it won't confuse readers, reports say.]]>
<![CDATA[YouTube's New $10 a Month Music Service]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:27:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GooglePlay.JPG
Google is working on a $10 a month music service on YouTube and Google Play Music, according to reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Google to Allow Accounts for Kids Under 13]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:13:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/education+stock+latino+school+students+kids+computer+classroom.jpg
Google is planning to offer accounts to kids under 13 accounts for the first time, reports say.

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<![CDATA[Uber Hires Obama's Campaign Manager to Battle 'Big Taxi']]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:56:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/83096174.jpg
Uber hires President Barack Obama's former campaign manager to manage a campaign of its own against the "Big Taxi cartel," according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Apple May Use Sapphire Screens on Higher-End iPhones]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:18:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_chinacaos1.jpg
Apple may only be using its tough new synthetic sapphire on higher-end devices.

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<![CDATA[1.1 Million Comments to FCC Mostly Pro Net Neutrality]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:17:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/170*120/internet-thumb-550xauto-53981.jpg
An analysis of the 1.1 million comments to the Federal Communications Commission shows some profanity and that 80 percent were pro net neutrality.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Bans Two Chemicals in iPhones and iPads]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:32:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-mac-generic.jpg
Apple is banning the use of two possibly hazardous chemicals in iPhone and iPads.

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<![CDATA[Cisco Cuts 6K Jobs, Gives Shareholders Billions]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:33:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Ciscoexterior.jpg
In an earnings call, Cisco Systems said its revenue surpassed expectations, it would cut 6,000 jobs across its workforce and gave more than $13 billion back to shareholders.

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<![CDATA[Wanderu Caters to Bus Travelers]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:12:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/08132014-bus-app.jpg
Former Siri engineers are working on a new, smarter virtual assistant called Viv.]]>
<![CDATA[Former Siri Team Working on Smarter Virtual Assistant]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:23:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Kittlaus.jpg
Former Siri engineers are working on a new, smarter virtual assistant called Viv.]]>
<![CDATA[U.S. Schools Buying Millions of Chromebooks]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:50:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/google15.jpg
American schools are buying up Chromebooks where they are now rivaling Apple's iPad, reports say.

<![CDATA[Apple Sells 4-Year-Old iPhones to India]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:30:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/iPhone4+new+0624.jpg
For Apple, its older model iPhones are selling well in India and other emerging markets.

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<![CDATA[Google Backs $300M Trans-Pacific Cable System for Faster Internet]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:43:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/196*120/97367122.jpg
Google is part of a $300 million project creating a high-speed Trans-Pacific cable system that connects the United States with Japan.

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<![CDATA[Teens Love YouTube Stars More Than Mainstream ]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:42:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/jenniferlawrence02_722x406_2213260917.jpg
Teens's top 10 celebrities included six YouTube stars because teens deemed them as "authentic".]]>
<![CDATA[Wearable Tech for Your Baby]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 22:39:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Sproutling.jpg
Now parents can place wearable tech on their infant to monitor the baby's heart rate and if it's sleeping on its back or tummy.

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