<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Press Here]]> Copyright 2015 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, 02 Mar 2015 03:14:46 -0800 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:14:46 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Google Flights to Make Finding Deals Easier]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:56:25 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-google-01.jpg
Google Flights aims to make finding airfare deals easier by presenting a calendar of dates with the cheapest flights.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Lets Users Create Custom Gender Identity]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:54:43 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_facebook_470_265.jpg
Facebook now allows users to create a custom gender identity that will be seen across the site.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Buys 12-Page Spread in Vogue]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:12:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/applewatch6.jpg
Apple buys a 12-page ad spread in Vogue to promote the Apple Watch.]]>
<![CDATA[Google May Invest in Jawbone]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:53:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_j_jawbone_20414_s.jpg
Google considers investing in Jawbone, the creator of wireless and wearable devices.

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<![CDATA[Reddit Bans Explicit Photos Without Consent]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 23:41:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/internet_porn_generic+722.jpg
Online bulletin board Reddit has now prohibited the posting of nude photos or videos of sexual acts without prior consent of the subjects.

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<![CDATA[Pebble Selling Its Apple Watch Challenger on Kickstarter]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:37:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/PebbleTime.JPG
Pebble offers its $159 new smartwatch, Time, an alternative to the Apple Watch, on Kickstarter starting in May.

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<![CDATA[Apple Adds New Diverse Emojis]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:24:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Apple-Emojis.jpg
Apple's emojis have just become much more diverse.]]>
<![CDATA[Google: No More Adult Content on Blogger]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 22:44:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/248*120/tlmd_20131105_google.jpg
Google announced that starting in March those using Blogger will no longer be able to publicly show sexually explicit images.]]>
<![CDATA[Snapchat Tells Teens: No More Nude Pictures!]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:19:33 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/snapchat.jpg
Snapchat releases a six-page booklet to educate adults on how teens can use the app safely, but the takeaway is that underage teens should keep clothed.]]>
<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Techies Aren't Vaccinating Their Kids]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:31:24 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/462420478.jpg
A recent report shows that in some Silicon Valley company daycare facilities, less than half of the children are vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella.

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<![CDATA[Apple To Use Pop-Ups to Sell Apple Watches]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:46:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/129672861.jpg
Reports say Apple will be creating pop-up booths to sell the Apple Watch, notably in Paris.

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<![CDATA[Google Launches YouTube Kids]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:45:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_youtube_neg_470_265.jpg
Google has developed a YouTube Kids app to make YouTube more kid-friendly.]]>
<![CDATA[Mark Zuckerberg Goes Pro-Vaccine on Facebook]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:42:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_tlmd_120711_facebookmarcjpg_bim.jpg
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took stance on vaccines by selecting a pro-vaccine book for his online book club.

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<![CDATA[Motorola President Calls Apple Prices "Outrageous"]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:09:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/motorola.jpg
Motorola President Rick Osterloh called Apple prices "outrageous" and that consumers should have a choice of smartphone color.]]>
<![CDATA[Google Says More FBI Power Means "Government Hacking"]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:19:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/182*120/New+Image19.JPG
Google is warning that expanding federal powers to go after digital data means "government hacking of any facility," a report says.

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<![CDATA[Wi-Fi Barbie Has Conversations With Owner]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:55:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/187*120/HelloBarbie.jpg
Mattel announced it is developing Hello Barbie, a Wi-Fi Barbie that will engage in conversation and reference its owner's likes.

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<![CDATA[Apple Orders 5 Million Smart Watches For First Run]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:36:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/applewatch7.jpg
Apple has ordered 5 million smart watches readied for the product's release in April.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple OKs Marijuana Apps – Tokers Rejoice!]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:16:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/appstore.jpg
Apple has decided to end the ban on marijuana-themed apps in its App Store.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Hires New Head of Secret Research Lab ]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 14:19:09 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Apple121809.jpg
Apple hires the former head of Mercedes-Benz's research and development to head its new research lab.

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<![CDATA[Altamont Pass Now Powers Google]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 23:00:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/183*120/googlogodkfigures.jpg
Google announced it will buy 43 megawatts of power from NextEra Energy which will install 370 wind turbines in Altamont Pass.

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<![CDATA[Apple Partners with Pinterest for 'App Pins']]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 22:59:13 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pinterest_722x406_2232185867.jpg
Apple partners with Pinterest so users can easily discover new smartphone applications with "App Pins."]]>
<![CDATA[Sell Your Stuff on Facebook]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20:37:04 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/465888347.jpg
Facebook makes selling your stuff on Facebook easier by letting users post photos, descriptions, set a price and pick-up location.

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<![CDATA[Apple Bans Third-Party Leakers]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20:35:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-mac-generic.jpg
Fed up with leaks to the public, Apple silences third-party accessory makers by threatening to ban them from "future business opportunities," a reports says.

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<![CDATA[World's Most Philanthropic Are Techies: Report]]> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 22:19:02 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/266*120/citiyhall.jpg
A report says the 50 most generous donors to philanthropy are almost half from the tech world.

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<![CDATA[Apple's Tim Cook Headlines White House Cyber Summit]]> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 22:14:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/timcook.jpg
Apple chief Tim Cook is a feature speaker at the White House cybersecurity summit at Stanford on Friday.

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<![CDATA[Apple Now Tests Your Blood Sugar]]> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 17:20:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/applewatch1.jpg
Apple Watch users will soon be able to monitor their glucose levels by using an app.]]>
<![CDATA[Imgur Offers Pro-Editing Tools for Free]]> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 17:18:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/imgur-screenshot.jpg
In an effort to be seen as a creative hub, Imgur is making its subscription service free to users.

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<![CDATA[Twitter CEO "Ashamed" of Trolls]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 15:46:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/186*120/129504577.jpg
A leaked memo shows that Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo believes the company "sucks at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform, and we’ve sucked at it for years."

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<![CDATA[Tesla Poaches 150 Employees From Apple]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 09:32:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TESLASUVMPEG4_722x406_2213488794.jpg
A new report says that electric carmaker Tesla has hired 150 from Apple, the most from any one company.]]>
<![CDATA[Google Now Calculates Your Mortgage]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 13:22:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*121/GoogleMortgageCalculator.JPG
Google now adds a mortgage calculator to its box of online tools.

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<![CDATA[Swatch Plans Apple Watch Rival]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 14:24:48 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/swatchmain1.jpg
Swatch plans on building a smartwatch to compete with the Apple Watch, reports say.]]>
<![CDATA[Microsoft Pays $100M For Calendar App]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 13:01:07 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/495504117.jpg
Microsoft paid $100 million to acquire the popular calendar app maker Sunrise.

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<![CDATA[Google Acquires Launchpad Toys]]> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:33:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/453920462.jpg
Google acquires Launchpad Toys which created the cartoon-making app Toontastic.

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<![CDATA[Is Apple Designing an Electric Car?]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:02:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/040911+child+ipad.jpg
The Apple Electric Car Inc., which filed for a patent for a display device on an electric golf car, is likely not affiliated with Apple but rumors persist.

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<![CDATA[DOT Unveils 30-Year Plan at Google]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:16:08 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*178/DOTPopulation.JPG
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx visits Google headquarters and unveils the agency's 30-year plan.

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<![CDATA[eBay, PayPal Start Laying Off 2,400]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 11:30:35 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_paypal_shutterstock_217295572.jpg
PayPal and eBay began notifying employees, who are part of the 2,400 layoffs that were announced last month, that they would be losing their jobs this week.

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<![CDATA[Amazon Takes Over the College Bookstore]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 16:19:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/amazon-supreme-court-warehouse-workers.jpg
Amazon will distribute textbooks to students at Purdue and the University of Massachusetts Amherst complete with next-day delivery.

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<![CDATA[Uber Opening Self-Driving Car Plant]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:22:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TLMD-Uber-Getty.jpg
Uber is reportedly opening a self-driving car plant in Pittsburg which will likely compete with Google's robot cars.

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<![CDATA[Snapchat to Debut Web Series]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:40:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/4601103451.jpg
Snapchat will debut a new Web series starring and written by Steven Spielberg's daughter, Sasha.

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<![CDATA[AOL Lays Off 150]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:20:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP080109164766.jpg
AOL lays off 150 workers, mostly in sales, and reorganizing online properties Joystiq and TUAW into Engadget.

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<![CDATA["Fitbit for Dogs" Raises $15M]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:38:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/WhistleforPets.JPG
Whistle, which creates wearable tech for pets, raised another $15 million in funds and acquired pet GPS company Tagg.

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<![CDATA[Airpnp, the App for Bathroom Emergencies]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:40:20 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Airpnp.JPG
Need a bathroom quickly? A new application, Airpnp, will connect you to someone who will let you use his or her bathroom for a fee.

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<![CDATA[Turn Your Phone Into a Polaroid]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:14:43 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/254*120/Prynt.JPG
A new case for your smartphone can now print out photos instantly.

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<![CDATA[FCC: Hotels Can't Block Wi-Fi Hotspots]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:41:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/175*120/tlmd_12_ahorro_bateria.jpg
The Federal Communications Commission issued a warning that hotels blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots is prohibited.

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<![CDATA[China Buys More iPhones Than United States]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:57:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/100286633-apple-store-logo-outside-morning-gettyp.240x160.jpg
Reports say that Apple has sold more iPhones in China than the United States for the first time this year.

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<![CDATA[Reports Say Google Fiber Coming to Raleigh-Durham]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:19:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/tlmd_googleempleos.jpg
Reports say that Google is bringing its high-speed Internet service to North Carolina's Research Triangle.

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<![CDATA[Apple: Tim Cook Gets $9.22M Paycheck]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:22:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/162*120/TimCookiPad.jpg
Apple's chief executive, Tim Cook, received approximately $9.22 million in compensation in 2014. That's more than double his pay ($4.25 million) from 2013.

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<![CDATA[Winklevoss Twins Creating Mainstream Bitcoin Exchange]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:18:11 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/tlmd_28126346.jpg
The Winklevoss twins, known for suing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg over the social network, are working on creating the first regulated Bitcoin exchange in the country.

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<![CDATA[School Troublemakers Must Give Up FB Passwords]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:32:38 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/instagram-shutterstock-197358275.jpg
A new Illinois law will require students who are suspected of breaking school rules must give their social media passwords to school officials.

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<![CDATA[Startup Aims to Replace Copywriters With Computers]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:31:13 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/iPadScreen.jpg
Persado raises another $21 million for software to replace writers with automated messages.

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