<![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 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 16:05:08 -0700 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 16:05:08 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Zumper Rental App Aims to Take Users "From Search to Close"]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:30:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*135/PH220CBLOCKTHUMBNAIL.jpg
Zumper, an app for apartment hunters, is trying to take renters from search to lease.]]>
<![CDATA[The Call for More Women Angel Investors]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:52:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*135/PH220BBLOCKTHUMBNAIL.jpg
Natalia Oberti Noguera, founder and chief executive of the Pipeline Academy, an angel investing boot camp for women, is hoping creating more female angels means more woman-led businesses.]]>
<![CDATA[Peter Thiel's Take on Betting Against Technology]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:22:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/peter-thiel.jpg
Venture capitalist Peter Thiel tells Press:Here why biotech is considered a bad bet by investors.

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<![CDATA[Free Mobile Apps Are Mining Your Data]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 22:11:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/smartphone+generic1.jpg
Both free and paid mobile apps are minding user data to sell to third parties, says an expert.

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<![CDATA[Director at Pixar Wants More Girls to Get Into Coding]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 21:26:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/computer-keyboard-generic-0.jpg
Made with Code mentor Danielle Feinberg discusses the importance of girls gravitating towards computer programming.]]>
<![CDATA[23andMe Offers DNA Testing]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:27:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH223WEBBLOCKAJPEG.jpg
23andMe, a DNA testing company founded by Anne Wojcicki, the former partner of Google founder Sergey Brin, offers genetic testing for $99.]]>
<![CDATA[Solar Power After Solyndra]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:27:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH224BLOCKA0.jpg
Siva Power chief executive Brad Mattson tells Press:Here that solar power costs are coming down because of "thin-film" technology.]]>
<![CDATA[PulsePoint App Helps Saves Lives]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:30:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/199*120/pulsepoint+app.JPG
PulsePoint, an app that directs people with CPR training to emergency situations, recently saved the life of a one-month-old infant.]]>
<![CDATA[Granick Says People Should Be More Outraged About Internet Privacy]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:30:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH225BLOCKA.jpg
Jennifer Granick, director of civil liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, said that people should be more outraged at their lack of Internet privacy.]]>
<![CDATA[AnchorFree Founder Wants Silicon Valley to Spend Less Time on Apps to Help Improve World]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:06:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH225BLOCKC.jpg
David Gorodyanski, chief executive and founder of virtual private network AnchorFree, says that app developers spend too much time on frivolous apps and games instead of focusing on bettering the world.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Watch: By Reservation Only]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:54:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-watch-new-event.jpg
Buying an Apple Watch will take a reservation and trying one may require an appointment.]]>
<![CDATA[Microsoft's Job Pilot Program for the Autistic]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:32:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/495504117.jpg
Microsoft is creating a new pilot program to hire people with autism.

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<![CDATA[Hipster Business: 'Weird People Doing Weird Stuff']]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:28:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/2015-04-03_13-19-26.jpg
A new book, "Hipster Business Models," basically lets people know they shouldn't be afraid to try a new business -- no matter how weird or silly.]]>
<![CDATA[Bindle CEO Discusses Creating an App]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 20:47:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/computer-keyboard-generic-0.jpg
Bindle founder and chief executive is considered a non-technical founder, or someone who can't program his own app or software.]]>
<![CDATA[Tea for Kids: Former P&G Exec Launches Healthier Juicebox Drink]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:24:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH226BLOCKC0.jpg
A former Procter & Gamble executive and mom has created a juice and tea combo for kids.]]>
<![CDATA[TeleSign Battles Security Breaches with Dual-Authentication]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 20:51:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH227BLOCKC0.jpg
TeleSign, a company that creates dual-authentication security on mobile devices, say that only about half of users use any kind of passcode for their phones]]>
<![CDATA[Former Apple Designer Talks Apple Watches]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 10:06:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH228WEBBLOCKB0.jpg
Mark Kawano, former Apple senior designer and now founder and CEO of Storehouse, talks about Apple's latest creation.]]>
<![CDATA[Beacons Track Consumers in Stores]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:09:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/121711+shopping+mall+generic.jpg
Retailers are using small devices to track consumers in stores and communicate with customers' smartphones.

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<![CDATA[More "Unicorn" Startups Valued at $10B Coming: Venture Capitalist]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:07:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/0623-2014-startup-generic.jpg
Jason Green of Emergence Capital says $10 billion startup valuations will become more common.

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<![CDATA[Travel Editor Discusses Publicly Shaming Carry-On Abusers]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:01:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/travelers-lines-airport.jpg
Spud Hilton, travel editor and columnist, promotes #CarryonShame, a hashtag on social media that publicly "shames" carry-on baggage passengers who abuse the system.]]>
<![CDATA[Detour Makes Your iPhone a Tour Guide]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:10:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/iphone-generic.jpg
Detour, a new app from former Groupon chief executive Andrew Mason connects iPhone users interested in taking walking tours of San Francisco.

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<![CDATA[Could Artificial Intelligence Steal Your Job?]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:58:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/2015-03-30_13-18-46.jpg
Sentient Technologies has garnered $144 million in funding to create artificial intelligence.]]>
<![CDATA[Peter Thiel: Monopolies are Good]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:21:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH221CBLOCKJPEG0.jpg
Peter Thiel says that monopolies are good provided they create something new.]]>
<![CDATA[Peter Thiel: Virtual Reality 'Incredibly Important']]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:25:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH221ABLOCKJPEG0.jpg
Venture capitalist and PayPal founder Peter Thiel discusses why Oculus VR is important.]]>
<![CDATA[Capturing Attention]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:38:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/ben-par-book-captivology.jpg
A new book attempts to outline the ways to capture attention and when people become fans.]]>
<![CDATA[Herding Big Data]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:40:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/interana-press-here.jpg
Ann Johnson, founder and chief executive of Interana, tells Press:Here are data is growing more each day and we don't have a quick way to find what we need.]]>
<![CDATA[Chances of a Robotic Takeover Pretty Slim, Says Computer Scientist]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:05:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH232BLOCKA0.jpg
Computer scientist and artificial intelligence expert Kris Hammond tells Press: Here that we have nothing to fear from a robotic future.]]>
<![CDATA[Puppet Labs Thinks Its Employees Need to Work Less]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:08:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/257*120/puppet-labs-logo.png
Puppet Labs chief executive Luke Kanies says he doesn't care how much vacation his employees take.

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<![CDATA[Nom Nom Paleo: Making a Successful Food Blog]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:38:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH232BLOCKB0.jpg
Michelle Tam quit her job as a pharmacist to become a food blogger -- but only after she created something successful.]]>
<![CDATA[Employees and Companies Should Be in "Alliance"]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:24:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/unemployment+employees+generic+work.jpg
A new book suggests that employees and companies should forge an alliance based on common goals.]]>
<![CDATA[Flares Gives You Contextual Maps]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:17:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH232BLOCKC0.jpg
New social media app, Flares, gives your momentary location to friends.]]>
<![CDATA[Former Pixar CTO Creates ToyTalk]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:17:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH233BLOCKB_10.jpg
Former Pixar chief technology officer creates a new interactive app for kids called ToyTalk.]]>
<![CDATA[Net Neutrality Faces Opposition]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:27:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/net+neutrality+protest+open+net+utility+comcast+opposes+generic+pbj.jpg
Although the Federal Communications Commission approved net neutrality, some in Congress and several Internet providers aren't happy with the decision.]]>
<![CDATA[Australian Startup Appster Expanding San Francisco Offices]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:37:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/iPhone_Money_Generic_722x406.jpg
Australian startup, Appster, can act as your startup's chief technology officer -- but it also wants the same salary.]]>
<![CDATA[AOL Helps Entrepreneurs Start Up with Free Office Space]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:29:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP080109164766.jpg
AOL sponsors First Floor Labs, a hands-off incubator that lets budding entrepreneurs work on projects for six months with no demand for equity or results.

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<![CDATA[Recreational Drones Are Flying Near You]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:08:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH234WEBBLOCKA0.jpg
Remote-controlled drones are now being spotted everywhere, but not everyone likes the tiny unmanned aircraft. We find out why with DJI's director of aerial imaging Eric Cheng.]]>
<![CDATA[A $185,000 Bet on .XYZ ]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:26:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH234WEBBLOCKB0.jpg
Daniel Negari bet that his .xyz top-level domain would take off, and luckily it did.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple's HealthKit: Missing the Mark With Women?]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:02:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/233*120/HealthKitFace.jpg
HealthKit's new iOS update comes without any apps for monitoring menstruation, fertility trackers or other female biology-based apps.]]>
<![CDATA[Google, Intel and TAG Heuer to Create Watch]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:43:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/google21.jpg
Google, Intel and luxury watch maker TAG Heuer will create a new smartwatch to compete with Apple.

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<![CDATA[Former Facebook Worker Sues for Sexual Discrimination]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:08:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/social_media_debate_president.jpg
A former Facebook employee is suing the company for sexual discrimination and harassment, claiming that one worker asked why didn't she "just stay home and take care of her children."]]>
<![CDATA[Google Puts Girl Coders in Hollywood]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:04:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/google_building_722x406_2223491035.jpg
Google has helped out ABC television to create realistic girl characters who program computers.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple TV Working on 25-Channel Lineup]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:10:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/3.appletv.jpg
Those who want to cut the cable cord may be in luck if Apple creates its new Apple TV lineup.]]>
<![CDATA[Google Wants Robot Cars on Road By 2020]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:31:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Google-Driverless-Car.jpg
Google hopes to get its self-driving cars on the market by 2020.

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<![CDATA[Apple Starting New Android Trade-In Program]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:20:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/iphone5s1.jpg
Apple hopes to boost iPhone sales with a new Android trade-in program.

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<![CDATA[Fixr Creates Most Googled Cost Map]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 17:19:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/184*120/fixrmap.JPG
Fixr.com decided to inventory what people in various state capitals Google prices for most -- and found the answer to be as diverse as a cord of wood (Montpelier, Vt.) to a vasectomy (Phoenix, Ariz.).

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<![CDATA[Facebook Acquires Shopping Site TheFind]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 18:53:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/facebook_ads_722x406_2204356344.jpg
Facebook acquires shopping site TheFind, likely to boost its foray into e-commerce.]]>
<![CDATA[New Book Claims Steve Jobs Wanted to Buy Yahoo]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:51:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_stevejobs12.jpg
A new book states that Steve Jobs considered buying Yahoo so Apple could get into the online search business.

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<![CDATA[23andMe Sells DNA Info to Drug Companies]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:01:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*133/82749238.jpg
23andMe announced it's opening up its genetic database more freely to drug companies.]]>
<![CDATA[SXSW Interactive Bans Drones]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:50:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/drone-generic-carlsbad-0926.jpg
The SXSW Interactive tech conference has banned all drones from the four-day event because of "safety risks" to the public.

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<![CDATA[Uber Wants to Hire 1 Million Women]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:03:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Uber+GettyImages_451551326.jpg
Uber announced it will create 1 million jobs for women in the next five years.]]>