<![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 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:31:15 -0800 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:31:15 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Woz Is Becoming Australian]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:13:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/steve+woz.jpg
Apple founder Steve Wozniak is now officially an Australian resident and is looking forward to becoming a citizen of the island country-continent.

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<![CDATA[Almost Half of Americans Have Hacked Payment Data ]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:21:58 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/custom1249366850231hackers.jpg
About 45 percent of American say that their payment card details had been stolen in a cyberattack according to a recent poll.]]>
<![CDATA[Yelp Gives Business Owners Stronger Voice ]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:46:03 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/200*120/YelpforBusinesses.jpg
Yelp releases a mobile app for business owners so they can respond to customer reviews on the fly.

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<![CDATA[Tim Cook's Xmas Gift to Apple Workers: $20M to Fight AIDS]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:45:01 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_tim_cook_apple.jpg
Tim Cook's holiday e-mail to Apple employees glowed about Apple products and informed the company that its PRODUCT(RED) promotions donated $20 million to fighting AIDS.

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<![CDATA[Apple Pays $50M to End Sapphire Glass Relationship]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:28:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP323511907957.jpg
Apple agreed to revise a settlement worth $50 million with its former, and now in bankrupt, sapphire glass partner GT Advanced Technologies.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Auto-Enhancing Your Photos]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:27:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/a380c279484c44f3a280dae1aad90d10.jpg
Facebook will now auto-enhance uploaded photos, according to reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Malware SoakSoak Infecting WordPress Sites]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:20:08 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/wordpress.jpg
A Russian piece of malware, dubbed SoakSoak has infected more than 100,000 WordPress sites since Dec. 14 and turning them into "attack platforms," according to reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Samsung Working on Apple Pay Rival]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:34:40 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*135/ApplePay.JPG
Samsung is working on an Apple Pay rival to launch next year, according to reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Pocket-Sized Drones Are Coming]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:27:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/PocketDrone.jpg
A team in the Netherlands has created the smallest drone, weighing only about 4 grams, that can be operated by a smartphone.

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<![CDATA[A Robot Will Take Your Job]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:22:08 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/robotfranksloan.jpg
As artificial intelligence makes gains and workers' skills wane, it seems that many people will lose out to automated workers, according to a report.

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Doesn't Like "Dislike" Button]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:56:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/185*120/f8-zuckerberg-developers-conference3-thumb.jpg
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg says that a "dislike" button is its most requested feature, but still is not part of the social network.]]>
<![CDATA[Google Gives $2M to San Francisco Homeless Groups]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:58:48 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/google-campus.jpg
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee announced that Google will be giving $2 million in grants to the city's homeless.

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<![CDATA[Apple Watch to Head into Production Next Month]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:29:08 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/applewatch6.jpg
Apple's new smartwatch will be heading into mass production next month, reports say.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Celebrates Instagram's 300M Users]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:39:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*161/SystromandZuck.JPG
Facebook's $1 billion purchase, Instagram, has reached a new milestone of 300 million users -- and Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg celebrated with this picture on the photo-sharing site.

Photo Credit: Mark Zuckerberg via Instagram]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Founder Sells Documents for Needed Cash]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:26:04 -0800 Parislemon via Flick.]]> Parislemon via Flick.]]> http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/apple-bldg-paint2.jpg
Ron Wayne, one of the three founders of Apple, now lives on Social Security in Pahrump, Nev. and will be selling off his archives for needed cash.

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<![CDATA[Name Your Price On Amazon]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:20:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TLMD-amazon-NBC-file.JPG
Amazon announces a new "Make an Offer" button so users can bargain with its merchants.

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<![CDATA[iPod Classic Fetching Up to $1,000 on Auction Sites]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:31:06 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/iPodClassic.jpg
The now discontinued iPod Classic is selling on auction sites for up to $1,000, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Iowa: First State With Digital Driver's License]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:10:24 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/iowa-id.jpg
The state of Iowa will be issuing a drivers license that can be used on a smartphone next year, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Facebook's Zuckerberg Insults Apple's Overpriced Products]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:25:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/zukerberg.JPG
Responding to a criticism about Facebook by Apple chief Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg scoffed at Apple's overpriced products.

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<![CDATA[Sergey Brin's Billionaire Ex: "I Get Parking Tickets All the Time"]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:32:02 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*124/827487332.jpg
In a recent story, Sergey Brin's estranged wife, Anne Wojcicki, admits she's a cheapskate who can't turn down freebies and loves to park illegally.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Video Ads Outpace YouTube]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:20:26 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/year-endadds_P8.jpg
At least one major client has chosen Facebook video ads over YouTube, because the social network promises "35 million users in three days."

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<![CDATA[Sony Kept Passwords in File Named "Password"]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 20:49:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/hacker2.jpg
Sony Pictures Entertainment is being blamed for lax security, including keeping a file directory labeled "Password" filled with corporate passwords.

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<![CDATA[Tim Cook Lends Name to LGBT Legislation]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 21:07:35 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tim-cook-apple-CEO.jpg
Apple's chief Tim Cook lends his name to a LGBT anti-discrimination bill in Alabama.

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<![CDATA[Woz Says Apple Was Created at His HP Job]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 20:51:04 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/96331364.jpg
Apple founder Steve Wozniak dismissed the myth that Apple was created in a garage. Instead, he says, it was mostly created at his job at Hewlett-Packard.

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<![CDATA[AMC Apologizes for "The Walking Dead" Facebook Page Spoiler]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 23:19:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/RIPBeth.jpg
Cable channel AMC apologizes to fans for "spoiling" the finale for West Coast viewers.

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<![CDATA[Apple's New iPhone to Fall Like a Cat]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 07:28:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/iphone15.jpg
Apple gets a new patent to make iPhones break their falls and land on their protected backs rather than their glass screens.

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<![CDATA[Uber Adds More Carpooling]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 17:29:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Uber-X-Generic.jpg
Uber expands its carpooling service, UberPool, to New York to drive down rider costs.

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<![CDATA[Former Googler: Google+ Is "Facebook-Lite"]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 17:28:44 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/New+Image31.JPG
Former Google+ designer Chris Messina wrote a long blog post where he slammed the social network and calling it a loser to Facebook.

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<![CDATA[Microsoft Loses Clip Art, Sends Users to Bing Image Search]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 17:30:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/4037878606_e6f96eb6fa_z.jpg
Microsoft Office will no longer be offering clip art or access to its image library. Instead it will be sending users to Bing Image Search to find Creative Commons license images.

Photo Credit: William J. Sisti via Bing Image Search (Creative Commons)]]>
<![CDATA[Google: California = Persimmon Bread, Oregon = Vegan Mushroom Gravy]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:56:13 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/persimmonbread.jpg
Google released data on Thanksgiving recipe searches by state and found states enjoyed many regional favorites. In California, that meant persimmon bread, in Oregon they wanted vegan mushroom gravy and in...

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<![CDATA[Apple Security Guards Want Better Pay, Conditions]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:58:43 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/455724848.jpg
Apple security guards want better working conditions, which seems to mean better pay and full-time hours.

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<![CDATA[New Silicon Valley Reality Show to Debut on Syfy]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:16:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/silicon+valleyAP421485351343.jpg
A new six-episode reality series called "The Bazillion Dollar Club" will focus on 12 startups and is expected to debut next year.

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<![CDATA[Tumblr and Pinterest are Fastest-Growing Social Platforms]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:16:06 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/161*120/169137348.jpg
Tumblr and Pinterest are the fastest growing social platforms, and Snapchat is the fastest-growing app, according to a report.

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<![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.]]>