<![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 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:56:02 -0800 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:56:02 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Most Internet Users Don't Understand a Privacy Policy: Report]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:30:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/computer2.jpg
A survey from the Pew Research Internet Project shows that most Internet users don't understand what a privacy policy is, and nearly 40 percent don't understand net neutrality.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Wants Publicity With Another Mark Zuckerberg Q&A]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:20:25 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/zukerberg.JPG
Facebook announced it will hold another public Q&A with its founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Dec. 11.

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<![CDATA[Android Malware Infects Phones for Criminal 'Zombie Army']]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:30:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/220*120/NotCompatibleVirus.jpg
A new Android virus called NotCompatible has hit thousands of Android phones, causing them to be used by criminals.

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<![CDATA[Apple Pays $450M or Nothing For Conspiring to Raise E-Book Prices]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:29:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/5b7062d6d53c11e2b1d222000a1fb8597.jpg
A judge approved Apple's agreement to pay $450 million in an e-book price-fixing settlement, or nothing if it wins an appeal.

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<![CDATA[Google Looks to Open Store in China]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:09:49 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Google-China.jpg
Google may launch an app store in China after exiting the country in 2010, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Creating Drone Team]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:55:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/113888441-the-facebook-website-is-displayed-on-a-gettyimages.jpg
Facebook is hiring employees to join its drone team, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Apple Plans to Include Beats Music Service in iOS]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:06:05 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/173223604.jpg
Apple plans to incorporate its Beats music service, which it paid $3 billion for a few months ago, into its iOS mobile platform used on its iPads and iPhones.

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<![CDATA[Google Launches Crowdfunding Tool Contributor]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:08:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP837205498681.jpg
Google announced that it's getting reading to launch its new crowdfunding tool called Contributor.

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<![CDATA[Apple to Pay $23.6M For Using Pager Patents]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:56:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/183*120/11-6-2013-tim-cook-apple-generic.jpg
Apple was ordered to pay $23.6 million for infringing on pager technology patents, according to a report.

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<![CDATA[Get Ready to Send Messages to Other Cars]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:02:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/googlecar.jpg
Google wants developers to create apps for its new Android Auto, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Twitter Finally Lets You Search Your Old Tweets]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:38:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_twitter_generic.jpg
Twitter announced that it will now offer searches for public tweets since 2006, a long-awaited feature.]]>
<![CDATA[90% of U.S. Homes Have 3 or More Connected Devices]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:12:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/latino-cell-phones.jpg
Ninety percent of U.S. households have three or more Internet-connected devices -- and about half have five or more.

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<![CDATA[Can Apple Be Trusted With Your Health Information?]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 20:36:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/100286633-apple-store-logo-outside-morning-gettyp.240x160.jpg
The Federal Trade Commission wants Apple to promise not to collect and use health data without user consent, a report says.]]>
<![CDATA[Google Glass Future Becoming Murky]]> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 09:45:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_google_glass2.jpg
Developers and consumers are losing interest in Google Glass, according to a report.

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<![CDATA[Google Engineer Creates Algorithm for Happiness]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:12:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/172819785.jpg
Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan says he's created a three-point plan to happiness.

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<![CDATA[Obama Supports Net Neutrality, FCC Fears Lawsuits]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:42:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_obama_chicle.jpg
President Obama supports net neutrality, but the Federal Communications Commission fears lawsuits, a report says.

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<![CDATA[48 Members of Congress (or Their Spouses) Hold Apple Stock]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:36:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*125/NancyandPaulPelosi.jpg
A report shows that 48 members of Congress or their immediate family members invest in Apple, including Rep. Nancy Pelosi's husband who owns millions of dollars in Apple shares.]]>
<![CDATA[500 Million Using Facebook Messenger]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:39:40 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/165*120/generic-facebook.jpg
Facebook is celebrating its success as more than 500 million people per month are using its Messenger app.

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<![CDATA["Most Wanted" Fugitive Found By Police on Facebook]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:36:03 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/11-14-14-Eduardo+Rodriguez+Juan+Carlos+Campos+Gamino.jpg
A fugitive on the run for 11 years was found by a Glendale Police investigator browsing Facebook.

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<![CDATA[Mark Zuckerberg Takes Clothing Advice from Steve Jobs]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 21:38:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_zuckerberg6.jpg
Mark Zuckerberg reveals he's following in Apple founder Steve Jobs' footsteps by choosing simple outfits.

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<![CDATA[Lyft Sues Former COO for Taking Secrets to Uber]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:11:35 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/450502210.jpg
The rides startup Lyft is suing its former chief operating officer for taking confidential documents with him to its rival Uber.

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<![CDATA[Zynga's Mark Pincus to Create Startup Incubator]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:18:06 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/170*120/174416821.jpg
Mark Pincus, the founder and former chief of Zynga, created a new startup incubator called Superlabs.

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<![CDATA[Larry Page: Google Has "Outgrown" Mission Statement]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 18:32:48 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/176*120/tlmd_forbes13_larry_page.jpg
Google chief Larry Page says the tech company has outgrown its mission statement, but he doesn't know what its new one should be.

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<![CDATA[Toy Lets Babies Take Selfies]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 18:36:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/baby-crop.jpg
A new toy allows babies to take "selfies" of themselves and post them on the Internet every time the children play with it.

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<![CDATA[Emojis Get More Color]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 18:29:26 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Emoji-Generic-SD-0417.jpg
Apple and Google have proposed using emojis, or small symbols of people and other things, in varying skin tones.]]>
<![CDATA[U.S. Trails in Internet Speeds, Has Higher Costs]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 11:58:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_googlepng_bim.jpg
A new report shows that U.S. users have slower Internet speeds and higher costs than in countries such as South Korea, Japan, Austria and Romania.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Finds Out Wall Street Dislikes Big Investment]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 11:56:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/zukerberg.JPG
Facebook told investors that it would be investing in its business in 2015 and stock nose-dived.

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<![CDATA[Apple Employees Prefer Tim Cook to Steve Jobs]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:42:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_tim_cook.jpg
A few Apple employees took to Quora to talk about how Tim Cook is as a boss, with one preferring Cook over former chief Steve Jobs.

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<![CDATA[Google Exec Andy Rubin Leaves to Start Incubator]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:37:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/183*120/RubinGoogle.jpg
Andy Rubin, founder of Android, and a Google executive is leaving the company to create a startup incubator.

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<![CDATA[Ask Mark Zuckerberg Anything Nov. 6]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:13:06 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_markzuckerbergok1.png
Facebook founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg will launch the social network's "Community Q&A", based on Reddit's "Ask Me Anything", on Nov. 6.

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<![CDATA[Google to Pay Woman $2,250 for Showing Breasts on Street View]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:11:25 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP101027035159.jpg
Google was ordered to pay a Canadian woman $2,250 for photographing her sitting on her porch with her breasts partially exposed and showing the image on Google Street View.

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<![CDATA[Mobile Payments: Apple Versus Walmart]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:08:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP159460407870%282%29.jpg
Apple's new electronic payment platform, Apple Pay, is in competition with CurrentC, a product that was created by a Walmart-led retail group.

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<![CDATA[Facebook's WhatsApp Lost $140 Million Last Year]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:39:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/470542793.jpg
Facebook paid $22 billion for messaging app WhatsApp and in its first year it's lost $140 million.

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<![CDATA[Google to Buy Redwood City Offices for $585M]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:50:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-google-01.jpg
Google bought six office buildings in Redwood City for $585 million, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[New Startup Creates "Smart" Guns for Police]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:33:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Gun+shot+722.jpg
Yardarm Technologies, a Capitola, Calif. startup, has created a wireless sensor that transforms weapons into "smart guns."

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<![CDATA[Google SVP, 57, Breaks Altitude Record]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:12:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/178*120/AlanEustace.jpg
Alan Eustace, a Google senior vice president, parachuted from a balloon in the stratosphere and fell from an altitude of more 25 miles.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Launches Standalone App "Rooms"]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:34:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Facebook-Places-deals-thumb-550xauto-50848.jpg
Facebook's standalone app, Rooms, gives users a place to create a "mobile in-all discussion" on any topic.]]>
<![CDATA['Uber for Kids' Gets $2.6 Million]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:04:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/Shuddle.JPG
Shuddle, dubbed the "Uber for Kids", launches with $2.6 million in funding, giving rides to kids.

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<![CDATA[Chinese Hackers Attack Apple's iCloud]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:01:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/165*120/Apple-iCloud-details-thumb-550xauto-638861.jpg
Hackers attacked Apple's iCloud service in China, with some suggesting that the Chinese government are behind the breach.]]>
<![CDATA[Google Helps Invest $542M in Mysterious Startup]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:53:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/183*120/googlogodkfigures.jpg
Google, Qualcomm and others have invested $542 million on a mysterious Miami-based startup known as Magic Leap.

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<![CDATA[New Social Network Tsu Pays Users to Post]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:10:35 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/tsu.png
New social network Tsu believes in sharing its revenue with its users and the most active and viewed users get paid the most.

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<![CDATA[Google Acquires Firebase to Build Faster Apps]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:54:44 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/191*120/95920158.jpg
Google announced it bought Firebase, a service that helps developers create real-time apps for iOS, Android and the Web platforms.

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<![CDATA[Snapchat Starts Ads]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:18:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP187914845154.jpg
Snapchat unveils its first "disappearing" ads on the messaging service and its first attempt at monetization.

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<![CDATA[Court: Don't Tell Him You're Pregnant on Facebook ]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:37:48 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/39weekpregnancy.jpg
An Oklahoma court ruled that Facebook alone isn't enough to notify a father that his biological child is being placed up for adoption.

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<![CDATA[Whisper Calls Guardian Piece "Pack of Lies"]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:08:24 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/281*120/Whisper.JPG
The Guardian's breaking news about how "anonymous" app Whisper tracks users and offers up information to the government has caused the startup to fight back.

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<![CDATA[Obama Taps Former Google Exec for Patent Office]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:36:04 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/obama-flag-Generic.jpg
The White House announced it's nominating former Google lawyer Michelle K. Lee to head the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Launches "Safety Check" in Natural Disasters]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:21:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/209*120/safetycheckmobielcarousel.jpg
Facebook launches Safety Check, a new way to alert loved ones that you're safe in a disaster area -- and give Facebook your GPS coordinates.

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<![CDATA[Anonymous App Whisper Tracks Users, Gives Info to Government]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:18:20 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/281*120/Whisper.JPG
Anonymous app Whisper, which promises anonymity to users, actually tracks user locations and shares information with the Department of Defense, a report says.

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<![CDATA[Man Treated for Google Glass Addiction]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:34:03 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/176*120/168787940_8.jpg
A man has been treated for possibly the first ever case of Internet addiction via Google Glass.

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<![CDATA[Background Check Startup Checkr Raises $9M]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:31:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/207*120/Checkr.JPG
Startup Checkr has raised $9 million to deliver background checks to businesses through an application programming interface which connects directly to company hiring systems.

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