<![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, 02 Sep 2014 01:07:20 -0700 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:07:20 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[FAA Rules Make Drone Jobs Head Overseas]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:31:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/amazon-rone.jpg
Lack of Federal Aviation Administration rules for drones has made companies test and research outside the United States -- and taking their jobs with them.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Rejects Apps Lacking Information, Bugs, Bad Design]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:31:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple+logo2.JPG
Apple rejects most of its developers' apps because of incomplete information, bugs, bad interface and not complying with the developer guidelines.

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<![CDATA[Instagram's Hyperlapse App Goes Viral]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:31:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Hyperlapse.JPG
Instagram's new video editing application, Hyperlapse, gives users a sped up, smooth video, all the way from the White House to Internet celebrities.

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<![CDATA[Apple Tells App Developers They Can't Harvest Information]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:25:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-mac-generic.jpg
Apple has reportedly told developers that their apps could not be used to gather user information.

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<![CDATA[Google X's Megan Smith May Be Next U.S. Chief Tech Officer]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:19:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/MeganSmith.jpg
Google X vice president Megan Smith is rumored to be the top candidate for the country's chief technology officer.

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<![CDATA[Playboy's Digital Edition Tries to Go SFW]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:26:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/playboy-iphone-app.jpg
Playboy's new digital edition will have a new "safe-for-work look" and more editorial content.]]>
<![CDATA[Google: Few Care About Authorship Results]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:41:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/466915567.jpg
After showing authorship results for the last three years, Google has decided to stop, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Poaches from WaveGroup Sound]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:47:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Facebook_640x480.jpg
Facebook poaches staff from the sound studio WaveGroup Sound to create original audio content.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Betting Tablet Boom Isn't Over]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:46:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/98228044_10.jpg
While some experts are betting tablets are "over," Apple calls it a "speed bump," reports say.

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<![CDATA[Uber Starts Lunch Delivery Company uberFRESH]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:13:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Uber-Car-Rentals.jpg
Uber, the ride-sharing app, has now created a lunch delivery service.

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<![CDATA[Apple to Debut 13-inch iPad in 2015]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:44:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/AppleiPadVerizonStore.jpg
Apple is reportedly working on launching iPads wtih 12.9-inch screens early next year.

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<![CDATA[Amazon Wants to Sell You Stuff from the Mall]]> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 21:31:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/amazon-453056767.jpg
Amazon's new campaign may be to sell shoppers more items from neighborhood stores.

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<![CDATA[Google Has 3 of Top 5 Mobile Apps]]> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 20:28:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/facebook_generic.jpg
Although Facebook is the top mobile app, Google owns three of the top five mobile apps in the country.]]>
<![CDATA[Electronic Cup Gets $3M Investment]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:57:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/229*120/Vessyl.JPG
The company behind Vessyl, the so-called smart cup, received $3 million in seed funding.

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<![CDATA[U.S. House Computers Blocked from Wikipedia for 'Transphobia']]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:45:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/OITNB_jail.jpg
Wikipedia has blocked U.S. House of Representatives computers from editing the site because of anonymous offensive transgender comments.

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<![CDATA[Expect to Spend More on Back-to-School Gadgets]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:15:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_backtoschool0722_700x394.jpg
Parents are expected to pay more this year for back-to-school shopping, especially on electronics.]]>
<![CDATA[Silicon Valley in Burning Man with Servants, Air-Conditioned Yurts]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:26:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/BurningMan_JohnCurleyBurningMan.jpg
The Silicon Valley elite show up at the annual Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert with air-conditioned yurts, high-security RV caravans and servants.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Labels Posts for Satire-Impaired]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:58:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/social_media_debate_president.jpg
Facebook has decided to test a "satire" tag on posts that may be from the Onion or other satirical news sites so it won't confuse readers, reports say.]]>
<![CDATA[YouTube's New $10 a Month Music Service]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:27:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GooglePlay.JPG
Google is working on a $10 a month music service on YouTube and Google Play Music, according to reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Google to Allow Accounts for Kids Under 13]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:13:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/education+stock+latino+school+students+kids+computer+classroom.jpg
Google is planning to offer accounts to kids under 13 accounts for the first time, reports say.

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<![CDATA[Uber Hires Obama's Campaign Manager to Battle 'Big Taxi']]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:56:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/83096174.jpg
Uber hires President Barack Obama's former campaign manager to manage a campaign of its own against the "Big Taxi cartel," according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Apple May Use Sapphire Screens on Higher-End iPhones]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:18:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_chinacaos1.jpg
Apple may only be using its tough new synthetic sapphire on higher-end devices.

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<![CDATA[1.1 Million Comments to FCC Mostly Pro Net Neutrality]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:17:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/170*120/internet-thumb-550xauto-53981.jpg
An analysis of the 1.1 million comments to the Federal Communications Commission shows some profanity and that 80 percent were pro net neutrality.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Bans Two Chemicals in iPhones and iPads]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:32:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-mac-generic.jpg
Apple is banning the use of two possibly hazardous chemicals in iPhone and iPads.

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<![CDATA[Cisco Cuts 6K Jobs, Gives Shareholders Billions]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:33:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Ciscoexterior.jpg
In an earnings call, Cisco Systems said its revenue surpassed expectations, it would cut 6,000 jobs across its workforce and gave more than $13 billion back to shareholders.

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<![CDATA[Wanderu Caters to Bus Travelers]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:12:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/08132014-bus-app.jpg
Former Siri engineers are working on a new, smarter virtual assistant called Viv.]]>
<![CDATA[Former Siri Team Working on Smarter Virtual Assistant]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:23:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Kittlaus.jpg
Former Siri engineers are working on a new, smarter virtual assistant called Viv.]]>
<![CDATA[U.S. Schools Buying Millions of Chromebooks]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:50:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/google15.jpg
American schools are buying up Chromebooks where they are now rivaling Apple's iPad, reports say.

<![CDATA[Apple Sells 4-Year-Old iPhones to India]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:30:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/iPhone4+new+0624.jpg
For Apple, its older model iPhones are selling well in India and other emerging markets.

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<![CDATA[Google Backs $300M Trans-Pacific Cable System for Faster Internet]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:43:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/196*120/97367122.jpg
Google is part of a $300 million project creating a high-speed Trans-Pacific cable system that connects the United States with Japan.

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<![CDATA[Teens Love YouTube Stars More Than Mainstream ]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:42:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/jenniferlawrence02_722x406_2213260917.jpg
Teens's top 10 celebrities included six YouTube stars because teens deemed them as "authentic".]]>
<![CDATA[Wearable Tech for Your Baby]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 22:39:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Sproutling.jpg
Now parents can place wearable tech on their infant to monitor the baby's heart rate and if it's sleeping on its back or tummy.

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<![CDATA[Facebook in Talks With Hollywood on Oculus Rift Experiences]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 21:35:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP743593780626.jpg
Facebook is in talks with Hollywood film studios to include its virtual reality headset Oculus Rift.

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<![CDATA[Yelp Faces Class-Action Lawsuit]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 05:46:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Yelp-Reviews-0520.jpg
Yelp is being sued for allowing fake negative reviews to stay on its site to gain more advertising from businesses, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[China Calls Apple Products Too "Risky"]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 05:46:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple_techs.jpg
China has decided to exclude Apple devices from its government offices because of security problems, reports say.

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<![CDATA[App Aims to Help Couples Conceive]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 23:33:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NEW-th-glow.jpg
What does a PayPal co-founder have in common with a sperm donor? Both have helped women get pregnant, though Max Levchin went about it in a more unconventional way. Levchin, who’s now on the Board of...]]>
<![CDATA[Sprint Drops Plans to Buy T-Mobile]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:25:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tmobile.jpg
Sprint decides to drop a bid to purchase T-Mobile and replaces its chief executive officer with Marcelo Claure.

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<![CDATA[Apple Holds Event on Sept. 9]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:25:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_apple25.jpg
Apple has a big event coming on Tuesday, Sept. 9 where it's likely to reveal the new iPhone.

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<![CDATA[Apple Hires Ahrendts Protege for Social Media ]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:54:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP430394794096.jpg
Apple hires Musa Tariq, the former social media executive for Nike and Burberry.

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<![CDATA[Google Boots 'Bomb Gaza' Apps from Google Play]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 06:16:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/192*120/BombGaza.jpg
Google Play removed two Android games that let users take the role of Israel and bomb Gaza with air strikes, according to reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Google Scans Your Email for Child Porn]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 17:09:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP837205498681.jpg
Google notifies authorities when it finds child porn images in a Houston man's Gmail account, meaning the company likely scans Gmail accounts for offending photos, reports say.

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<![CDATA[L.A. Tech is Booming: Should Silicon Valley Be Scared?]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:28:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP187914845154.jpg
Los Angeles technology industry has grown nearly $5 billion in investments in the last five years, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Trolls Shut Down ReaganBook, the Right-Wing Facebook]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:46:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*182/2935028.jpg
A conservative social network called Reaganbook was shut down after trolls posted numerous pornographic images.

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<![CDATA[Apple to Lay Off 200 Beats Employees: Report]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:54:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/486511493.jpg
Apple reportedly told 200 Beats employees that they aren't guaranteed jobs at the tech company.

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<![CDATA[Apple TV Delayed Over Cable Channels]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:26:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/3.appletv.jpg
Apple can't launch its new Apple TV because it's having a hard time getting cable companies to sign on, reports say.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Moves Mobile Chat to Messenger App]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:24:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/facebook_generic.jpg
Facebook decided to move its messaging feature and require users to download and use the standalone Messenger app.]]>
<![CDATA[Android Has "Fake ID" Security Flaw]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:21:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/AndroidKitKat.jpg
Security analysts have spotted a bug that allows hackers to pretend to be software and hijack mobile devices.

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<![CDATA[Apple Pays $30M to Shut Down Swell App]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:00:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-mac-generic.jpg
Apple acquires Concept.io for $30 million and shuts down its streaming app Swell.

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<![CDATA[Google's New Business Head Joins Spotify Board]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:46:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/spotify_722x406_2172347738.jpg
Google's new chief business officer joins the Spotify board of directors, reports say.]]>
<![CDATA[Banned Google Interview Questions]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:43:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*211/laszlobock.jpg
Known for awful interview questions, Google has finally forbidden some of the more ridiculous -- so now no questions about why manhole covers are round or how many golf balls fit in a school bus.

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