<![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, 29 Jul 2014 18:21:42 -0700 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:21:42 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[App Aims to Help Couples Conceive]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:23:04 -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[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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<![CDATA[Apple Looking at Former Obama Press Secretary for PR Job]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:38:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP743493663308.jpg
Apple is reportedly vetting former White House press secretary Jay Carney for a a top public relations post.

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<![CDATA[Apple Adds Susan Wagner to Board]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:26:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/173223604.jpg
Susan Wagner, a founder of the investment firm BlackRock, joins the Apple board of directors as its longest-seated member, Bill Campbell, retires.

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<![CDATA[Nikesh Arora Leaves Google for SoftBank]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:19:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/188*120/108261567.jpg
Google's sales chief Nikesh Arora leaves the tech company to join SoftBank.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Will Track Your TV Watching]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:57:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/social_media_debate_president.jpg
Facebook will now report user viewing information on smartphones or tablets to Nielsen, the TV ratings company.]]>
<![CDATA[iWatch Rumored to Sell for $300]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:19:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/202*120/apple-yerba.jpg
An analyst predicts Apple's new iWatch will retail for $300 and likely sell around 45 million in its first year.

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<![CDATA[Google, Novartis Partner on Smart Contact Lens]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:19:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/232*120/NovartisGoogle.jpg
Google is partnering with Novartis to create smart contact lenses with microchips to help manage diabetes and other health conditions.

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<![CDATA[Google+ Changes Name Policy]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 23:48:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP837205498681.jpg
Google+ decided to end restrictions on user names after numerous complaints.

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<![CDATA[Marissa Mayer Doesn't Want a Merger wth AOL]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:53:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/450721515.jpg
Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer doesn't love the idea of an AOL merger, but speculation persists, reports say.

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<![CDATA[Amazon Workers Considered Hottest, Least Picky]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:31:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/AmazonWorkers.jpg
A new survey finds that Amazon employees rank high in attractiveness and low in pickiness.

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<![CDATA[Google Expands in SF with Building, Lease]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:33:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP837205498681.jpg
Google is expanding its footprint by leasing office space and buying an eight-story building on the Embarcadero, reports say.

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<![CDATA[Rand Paul Meets with Mark Zuckerberg]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:44:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/randpaul.JPG
A report says that Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul has met with Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg.]]>
<![CDATA[You Can Train Google Now]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:46:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/google_nexus7_sf.jpg
Users can now correct Google Now by telling it "No," and giving it the correct answer.

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<![CDATA[Samsung Accused of Using Child Labor]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:18:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/samsunglogo.jpg
China Labor Watch reports that Samsung Chinese suppliers use child labor.

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<![CDATA[Want a Cheap iPhone? Look on eBay]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:28:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/iphone15.jpg
Apple teams with eBay to unload its refurbished products, according to a report.

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<![CDATA[Google's Regina Dugan Joins Zynga Board]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:44:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/204*120/Dugan2.JPG
Regina Dugan,Google's vice president of engineering and head of advanced technology and projects and former director of DARPA, joins Zynga's board of directors.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Has Better Facial Recognition Than FBI]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 23:22:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/social_media_debate_president.jpg
While the FBI readies is new facial recognition software, it seems that Facebook's own DeepFace system is much better, reports say.]]>
<![CDATA[Robots Will Build iPhone 6]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 23:20:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*131/Foxconn-workers-to-be-replaced-thumb-550xauto-67797.jpg
Foxconn is amassing thousands of robots to create new iPhones for Apple, according to reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Tim Cook Wants New Faces for Apple's Board ]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:05:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP183163322427.jpg
Apple chief Tim Cook is looking to add more directors to the tech company's board.

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<![CDATA[Apple Poaches Swiss Watch Exec for iWatch]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:05:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/100286633-apple-store-logo-outside-morning-gettyp.240x160.jpg
Apple poached the sales director of luxury Swiss watch maker TAG Heuer to help the tech company launch its new so-called iWatch.]]>
<![CDATA[Samsung Says It's Losing Money Because of China]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:57:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CPL+tablet.jpg
Samsung says its disappointing earnings are because of increased competition in China and slow smartphone growth.

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<![CDATA[Google Starts $500 Million War Against Amazon]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:05:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GoogleShoppingExpress.jpg
Google has set aside $500 million to grow its Google Shopping Express and compete with Amazon, reports say.

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<![CDATA[Sling Coffee at Apple]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:45:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/129672861.jpg
Although Apple is known for hiring high-tech engineers and designers, the Cupertino, Calif. company is now looking for an "iCup technician."

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<![CDATA[Google Gets Out of the Porn Business]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:43:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/porn-stereo.jpg
Reports say that Google decided to stop all adult-oriented, or porn, ads on its sites.

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<![CDATA[Yahoo Adds "Community" to Its Content]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 23:30:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/187*120/0809yahoo.jpg
Yahoo adds canceled NBC sitcom "Community" and an order for 13 episodes to Yahoo Screen.

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<![CDATA[Amazon Sues Employee Who Left for Google]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:30:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/158896880.jpg
Amazon is suing a former executive now working for Google for violating its non-compete agreement, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Google Glass Banned in UK Movie Theaters]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:32:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/googleglasseyewear2.jpg
The Google Glass banning begins in the United Kingdom with the Google headset not allowed in movie theaters.]]>
<![CDATA[Twitter Goes Commercial with "Buy Now" Buttons]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:15:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/166*120/AP10062902980.jpg
Now products are being tweeted about and possibly sold on Twitter with a new "Buy Now" button.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Releases Snapchat Rival, Slingshot, Worldwide]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:43:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/social_media_debate_president.jpg
Facebook's answer to messaging app Snapchat, Slingshot, is now available worldwide.]]>
<![CDATA[Buy A $99 iPhone 5s or $29 iPhone 5c]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:32:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/iphone5s1.jpg
Walmart cuts prices of Apple's iPhone, which may mean the company is coming out with the next version soon.

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<![CDATA[Secret Social App Wickr Gets $30 Million]]> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:27:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/snapchat.jpg
Mobile communication app Wickr gains $30 million from investors.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Buying Disney?]]> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:45:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-mac-generic.jpg
Apple buying Disney could make it an entertainment powerhouse, according to an analyst.

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<![CDATA[Now Broadcasting from Your Google Glass]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:39:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PTW2014+women.JPG
A new video-sharing app lets Google Glass wearers share and video stream everything they see and hear.

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<![CDATA[Apple TV Gets New Channels to Battle Android TV]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:55:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/175*120/appletv_4real-thumb-550xauto-46003.jpg
Apple adds ABC News, PBS Kids, AOL On and Willow to Apple TV, perhaps to compete with Google's new Android TV?]]>
<![CDATA[Apple to Create Larger iPhone]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 23:00:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/iphone15.jpg
Apple's Chinese supply chain is gearing up to produce the Cupertino, Calif. company's largest iPhone.

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<![CDATA[William Shatner's Twitter Rant About "Nobodies" ]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:34:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/william+shatner-640.jpg
William Shatner's rant about verified accounts given to "nobodies" on Twitter was ridiculed, but he has a point.

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<![CDATA[Mayer's Nap May Have Cost Yahoo Millions]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:06:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/169137328_8.jpg
Marissa Mayer missed meeting key advertising executives and media buyers because she reportedly fell asleep, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Google I/O Promises New Products]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:07:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP1307240992.jpg
Google I/O, the tech company's developers conference, will likely unveil new Google products including Android Wear and maybe the new Android update, Lollipop.

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<![CDATA[Google Buys Wireless Startup Alpental]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:16:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/196*120/97367122.jpg
Google buys wireless startup Alpental Technologies to make its Internet service grow faster.

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<![CDATA[Your FB Profile Says You're Neurotic]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:44:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/FiveLabsFBProfile.JPG
A new tool from Five Labs lets people analyze a Facebook profile and learn about an individual's personality traits based on posts.

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<![CDATA[Google Spends $50M to Get Girls to Code]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:04:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GirlProgrammer.jpg
Google starts teh $50 million effort "Made with Code" to encourage girls to be programmers.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Breaks -- But Only for a Half-Hour]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:05:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/160346736.jpg
Facebook was out for around 30 minutes Thursday morning, telling users, "Sorry, something went wrong."

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<![CDATA[App That Says "Yo" Gets $1M Investment]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:44:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*123/YoApp.JPG
An app that simply sends the message "Yo" to people has raised $1 million and made some question if there's a tech bubble in Silicon Valley.

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<![CDATA[Here Comes the $1099 iMac]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:28:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*126/AppleiMacs.JPG
Appled announced it will sell a new $1,099 iMac dubbed "entry-level," which basically means it's cheaper.]]>
<![CDATA[Feds Could Regulate Google, Apple Maps]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:59:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*132/GoogleMaps2.jpg
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration could now regulate all navigational apps, according to the new Grow America Act.]]>
<![CDATA[Google to Release Android 5.0 Lollipop]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:54:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/192*120/androidguys.jpg
Reports say that Google will be introducing its new Android update, dubbed Lollipop, at its upcoming I/O conference.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Lets Bitcoin Apps Back Into App Store]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:36:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/%5BNECN%5DBitcoin.jpg
Apple decides to revise its rules to let virtual currency apps back into its App Store, but users must abide by all state and federal laws.]]>
<![CDATA[Supreme Court to Decide Legality of Facebook Threats]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:37:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/113888441-the-facebook-website-is-displayed-on-a-gettyimages.jpg
Should people go to prison for posting violent threats on Facebook or Twitter? The U.S. Supreme Court will decide.

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