<![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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:12:22 -0700 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:12:22 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Google Lets You Time Travel -- to 2007]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:34:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/206*120/FreedomTowerGoogleTimeTravel.JPG
Google Maps lets users jaunt through locales in 2007 or today.

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<![CDATA[Etsy Buys Gadget Marketplace Grand St.]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:21:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/3129304048b711e3b59a0ebb7344746f7.jpg
Etsy, a marketplace for handmade and vintage products, acquires Grand St., a place where gadget-maker sell their electronics online.

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<![CDATA[LinkedIn to Lease 450,000 Square-Foot Tower in SoMa]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:01:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/126695012.jpg
LinkedIn will lease the entire Tishman Tower at 222 Second Street in San Francisco, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Why You Should Care About Alibaba's IPO]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:02:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/53361156opt.jpg
The most anticipated initial public offering comes from an e-commerce site based in China -- and it's partially owned by Yahoo.

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<![CDATA[Report: Square In Sale Talks with Apple, Google]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:48:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/192*120/square-payment-dongle.jpg
A report says Square has been courting Apple and Google in hopes of getting them to buy the mobile payments startup.]]>
<![CDATA[Judge Tried to 'Friend' Plaintiff on Facebook]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:47:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/gavel-shutterstock_50492266.jpg
A Florida circuit judge is being investigated for trying to "friend" a woman on Facebook when she was ruling on the woman's divorce case.

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<![CDATA[Try On Google Glass for $50]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:38:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/182*120/168808554_8.jpg
Google is allowing people to "try on" a Glass kit of frame styles for free, but only after a $50 deposit.

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<![CDATA[Stalk People with Facebook's "Nearby Friends"]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:46:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NearbyFriends.JPG
Facebook released its "Nearby Friends" feature so now users can be notified when friends are physically nearby.

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<![CDATA[Yahoo Wants to Partner with Apple: Report]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:48:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/9-24-2013-kid-at-computer-tablet-ipad.jpg
Yahoo is hoping to lure Apple into a partnership that would mean dumping Google as its default search engine, a report says.

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<![CDATA[Twitter Acquires Gnip to Control Its Own Tweets]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:50:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/186107455.jpg
Twitter is buying Gnip so that it can control its "full firehouse" of tweets, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Google to Expand in New York ]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:44:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Google-Doodle-Debussy.jpg
Google plans to expand its New York City offices to accommodate 3,000 employees, according to a report.]]>
<![CDATA[Yahoo Gave Fired Operations Chief $96M]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:04:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/450721515.jpg
Yahoo gave Henrique De Castro, its former chief operating officer, $96 million after a 15-month stint at the tech company, according to a proxy filing.

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<![CDATA[Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:51:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/%5BNECN%5D081513_google_8am-E_NECN1500kMP4_640x360_2401257034.jpg
Google buys Titan Aerospace, a startup that creates high-altitude drones, reportedly to collect images of remote areas.]]>
<![CDATA[iPhone 6 Could Be $300 Under Contract]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:47:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/194*120/140864279.jpg
A new report says that Apple is trying to charge $300 for its new iPhone under carrier contract.

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<![CDATA[Restaurants May Be Googling You]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:44:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/0a00ee0a9e9211e3bc241267eb1add348.jpg
A recent report said that some restaurants are Googling guests as soon as they make a reservation.

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<![CDATA[Apple "Ousts" Software Inventor Greg Christie, Report Says]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:17:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/197*120/appleios7.JPG
A report says that software inventor and Apple veteran Greg Christie was ousted to give more software design control to Jonathan Ive.

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<![CDATA[Amazon Acquires Digital Comic Book Company]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:31:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/amazon-453056767.jpg
Amazon acquires digital comics app comiXology to bring comics to the Kindle.

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<![CDATA[Backlash Against Condoleezza Rice on Dropbox Board Begins]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:15:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/181201206.jpg
Internet activists are calling for the resignation of Condoleezza Rice from the Dropbox board of directors or they will boycott the storage service.

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<![CDATA[Dropbox Adds Condoleezza Rice to Board]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:24:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/rep.conv.wed.P8.jpg
San Francisco startup Dropbox adds Condoleezza Rice to its board of directors.

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<![CDATA[Apple iWatch May Feature UV Exposure Sensors]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:00:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/ee4ddcdca99e11e3849612be83976d1b8.jpg
Apple is working on the iWatch for September and it could have UV sensors to help those with sensitive skin.

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<![CDATA[Google Glass Shows Up For Work]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:59:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/googleglass1.JPG
Google Glass is making appearances a hospitals, company tech support and the financial industry.

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<![CDATA[The Dangerous Heartbleed Bug]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:35:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*154/Heartbleed.JPG
A security flaw dubbed Heartbleed is one of the most dangerous vulnerabilities out there.

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<![CDATA[Apple Developers Conference Set for June 2]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:37:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/197*120/appleios7.JPG
Apple's June 2 developers conference is expected to debut a few new products -- perhaps the new iOS 8 and iWatch.

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<![CDATA[Facebook May Give You a Secret Identity]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:38:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SecretApp.jpg
Facebook takes a page from anonymous sharing app, Secret, and reportedly is testing anonymous posting]]>
<![CDATA[Will HBO's "Silicon Valley" Get it Right?]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:17:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/218*120/siliconvalleycast.jpg
HBO's new comedy, "Silicon Valley" pokes fun at the tech industry, engineers and culture -- in a mostly positive way.

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<![CDATA[Yahoo Starts Data and Messenger Encryption]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:58:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/yahoo-sign-P2.jpg
Yahoo is pushing to encrypt their data and services such as Yahoo Messenger.

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<![CDATA[What the Google Stock Split Means]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:10:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GoogleGuys.jpg
Google's stock just became half of what it was, but it's not necessarily a bad thing.

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<![CDATA[Steve Jobs Wanted "Holy War" Against Google]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 09:57:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*155/stevejobs.jpeg
In a 2010 email, the late Steve Jobs called for a "holy war" against Google and its Android platform.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook's Zuckerberg Takes $1 Salary]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:41:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/ZuckerbergPrideCelebration.jpg
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive of Facebook, decided to take only $1 annual salary, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[San Francisco to Tax Airbnb Stays]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:43:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/airbnb.jpg
San Francisco will now be taxing private stays booked on site Airbnb.]]>
<![CDATA[Google Seeks Pokemon Master]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:01:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/232*120/PokemanChallenge.JPG
It's almost April Fool's Day, and Google would like you to be a Pokemon Master.

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<![CDATA[Oculus Founder Received Death Threats for Selling to Facebook]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:43:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edt-AP483301451849_1.jpg
The founder of virtual reality headset maker Oculus said he received "death threats and harassing phone calls" after the deciding to sell to Facebook.

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<![CDATA[Google Play Apps Mined Your Smartphone for Bitcoin]]> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:18:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/%5BNECN%5DBitcoin.jpg
A security intelligence blog reported malware masquerading as Google Play apps that will mine smartphones for digital currency such as Bitcoin, Dogecoin and Litecoin.]]>
<![CDATA[Amazon Planning Free Streaming Media]]> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:46:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/162*120/AmazonDelta-thumb-550xauto-85668.jpg
Amazon is planning to offer a free, ad-supported streaming television and music service, according to reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Ray-Ban to Lessen Google Glass Dork Factor]]> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:32:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/googleglasseyewear2.jpg
Google is partnering with eyeglass maker Luxottica to make more stylish, and less dorky, Glass.

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<![CDATA[Xbox Now Informs If Other Players Think You're a Jerk]]> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:14:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP761358434574.jpg
Xbox One has created a reputation report card and it's sending warnings to users who "Need Work" or are rated negatively by other players.

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<![CDATA[Twitter: Too Many Tweets, Too Few Followers]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:23:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*125/twitter5.jpg
A poll shows that users quit using Twitter because the barrage of tweets was too confusing and they had few friends or followers.

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<![CDATA[10% Read Texts During Sex, Survey Says]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:52:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/CoupleSmartphone.jpg
A new survey by condom maker Durex says that 10 percent of respondents admitted to reading a text and 5 percent to checking Facebook during sex.]]>
<![CDATA[Before Google, Brin Wanted "Good Pay, Very Little Work"]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:22:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/152766139_8.jpg
Before he founded Google, Sergey Brin looked for a job that provided "a large office, good pay, and very little work."

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<![CDATA[Google Wants You to Love Glass ]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:30:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/185*120/030414-bar-sign-google-glass2.jpg
Google dispels 10 "myths" about Google Glass.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple, Google and Yahoo Can Read Your Email]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:18:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/162*120/Gmail-logo-thumb-550xauto-75189.jpg
News that Microsoft can read users' email shouldn't be shocking, so can Apple, Yahoo and Google, a report says.]]>
<![CDATA[Schwarzenegger Breaks Rules at Facebook Campus]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:44:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*161/SchwarzeneggerSmoking.JPG
Action star, and former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzennegger poses with a cigar in front of Facebook's anti-tobacco sign.

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<![CDATA[Larry Page: I'd Give Money to Elon Musk Before Charity]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:40:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/larrypage.jpg
Larry Page says that giving his money to Tesla founder Elon Musk would be better than giving to charity, according to a report.

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<![CDATA[Tim Cook Calls Apple Book "Nonsense"]]> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:47:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP080115083000_0.jpg
Apple chief Tim Cook calls a new book that says Apple's best days are over "nonsense," according to a report.

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<![CDATA[Twitter Ends Message-Encrypting Project]]> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:59:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/mayortwitter14.jpg
Twitter decided to shutter a project that would have encrypted private messages for no apparently reason, according to a report.

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<![CDATA[Google-eBay Merger Gets Wall Street Momentum]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:48:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/134419068-1200.jpg
An analyst makes a pitch for Google to buy eBay which could be a "home run" for the search engine, according to a report.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Has Facial Recognition Technology as Good as People's]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:21:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/205*120/DeepFace.JPG
Facebook has developed facial-recognition software that works as well as human eyes, according to a report.

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<![CDATA[Airbnb Testing Full Hospitality Services]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:27:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/airbnb.jpg
Airbnb, a site that lists places to crash, is now offering transportation, host guidelines and affordable cleaning.]]>
<![CDATA[Twitter Meeting with Chinese Officials]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:28:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/twitter13.jpg
Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo is in China meeting with government officials and fueling speculation about its expansion in Asia.

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<![CDATA[Woz: Snowden a Hero; Bill Gates: No, He's Not]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:01:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/186801769.jpg
Two tech bigwigs weighed in on National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, with Apple founder Steve Wozniak calling him a hero while Microsoft founder Bill Gates called him a lawbreaker.

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