<![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 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:54:43 -0700 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:54:43 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![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.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![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.

Photo Credit: Google]]>
<![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.

Photo Credit: Getty]]>
<![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.).

Photo Credit: Fixr.com]]>
<![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.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![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.

Photo Credit: NBC]]>
<![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.]]>
<![CDATA[Wi-Fi Barbie Accused of Spying for Mattel]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 07:12:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/187*120/HelloBarbie.jpg
Mattel's new "Hello Barbie," which features a microphone and wi-fi capability, has been accused of spying on children and perhaps encouraging them to buy other Barbie accessories.

Photo Credit: Mattel]]>
<![CDATA[CIA Sought to Hack Apple Devices: The Intercept]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:21:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/248*120/tlmd_apple_tecnologia_620.jpg
A new report from The Intercept, citing documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, alleges that CIA-sponsored presentations told of attempts to crack Apple's security codes for several years.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Spends $50M on Diversity in Tech]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:15:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP111004191461.jpg
Apple gives $50 million to organizations that will help diversify tech workers in the tech industry.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Ex-Googler Alleges Sexual Harassment at Google]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 18:24:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/466915567.jpg
Former employee Kelly Ellis tweeted about being sexually harassed by two supervisors while she worked at Google.

Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Sen. Lindsey Graham Has Never Used Email]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 18:31:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/170334784.jpg
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, a member of the subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, said he has never sent an email.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Google Becomes Your Bartender]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:47:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/466130429.jpg
The Google Search app now gives users on how to make their favorite cocktails.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Collection Mix: Subjects RM]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook's "Feeling Fat" Emoji Falls Under Fire From Activists]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:43:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/201*120/2015-03-06_15-41-43.jpg
Facebook's "Feeling fat" emoji draws fire from body image activists who say it leads to normalizing body-shaming.]]>
<![CDATA[Twitter Execs Create All-Female #Angels ]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:34:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/248*120/tlmd_twitter_rotator.jpg
Twitter executives and others create #Angels, a group of female investors.]]>
<![CDATA[Report: Cybercriminals Find Bug in Apple Pay]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:40:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_apple_pasillo_neg_470_265.jpg
A report says that Apple Pay has been compromised by cybercriminals who have found a bug in its verification process.]]>
<![CDATA[Uber Acquires Mapping Startup DeCarta]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:13:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Uber+GettyImages_451551326.jpg
Uber is acquiring mapping and search startup deCarta.]]>
<![CDATA[Box Acquires Mobile Security Startup Subspace]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:11:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/228*120/box_cyan.jpg
Box reached a deal to buy Subspace, a Berkeley, Calif.-based startup that creates mobile security for companies.

Photo Credit: Box]]>
<![CDATA[Google Flights to Make Finding Deals Easier]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:56:25 -0700 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.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Lets Users Create Custom Gender Identity]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:54:43 -0700 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 23:12:23 -0700 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 22:53:39 -0700 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.

Photo Credit: Cortesía de Jawbone vía Daily Candy.]]>
<![CDATA[Reddit Bans Explicit Photos Without Consent]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:41:59 -0700 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.

Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Pebble Selling Its Apple Watch Challenger on Kickstarter]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:37:32 -0700 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.

Photo Credit: Pebble]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Adds New Diverse Emojis]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:24:37 -0700 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 23:44:29 -0700 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 10:19:33 -0700 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 17:31:24 -0700 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.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Apple To Use Pop-Ups to Sell Apple Watches]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:46:42 -0700 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.

Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Google Launches YouTube Kids]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:45:15 -0700 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 16:42:50 -0700 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.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Motorola President Calls Apple Prices "Outrageous"]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:09:22 -0700 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 18:19:19 -0700 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.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Wi-Fi Barbie Has Conversations With Owner]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:55:39 -0700 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.

Photo Credit: Mattel]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Orders 5 Million Smart Watches For First Run]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:36:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/applewatch7.jpg
Apple has ordered 5 million smart watches readied for the product's release in April.]]>