<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Press Here]]> Copyright 2015 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 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:41:47 -0800 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:41:47 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Winklevoss Twins Creating Mainstream Bitcoin Exchange]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:18:11 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/tlmd_28126346.jpg
The Winklevoss twins, known for suing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg over the social network, are working on creating the first regulated Bitcoin exchange in the country.

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<![CDATA[School Troublemakers Must Give Up FB Passwords]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:32:38 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/instagram-shutterstock-197358275.jpg
A new Illinois law will require students who are suspected of breaking school rules must give their social media passwords to school officials.

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<![CDATA[Startup Aims to Replace Copywriters With Computers]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:31:13 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/iPadScreen.jpg
Persado raises another $21 million for software to replace writers with automated messages.

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<![CDATA[Apple Lobbies Hard in Washington, D.C.]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 23:39:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_tim_cook.jpg
Apple has been recently been increasing its lobbying efforts in the nation's capital, likely in an effort to ease government regulation and scrutiny.

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<![CDATA[Google: Most Trusted News Source]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:34:33 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_googlepng_bim.jpg
A global survey shows that consumers rely on search engines such as Google for news rather than traditional media sites.

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<![CDATA[Amazon Plans to Make 12 Feature Films a Year]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:00:03 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TLMD-amazon-NBC-file.JPG
Amazon Studios announces plans to make 12 feature films a year to be shown in movie theaters and then streamed on Amazon Prime.

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<![CDATA[Google Could Invest $1B in SpaceX for Satellites]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:57:43 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/150787580.jpg
Google is reportedly in talks to invest $1 billion in SpaceX for satellites to give Internet access to the developing world.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Starts Graphic Violence Warnings]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:19:11 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/222*120/facebook6.jpg
Facebook has begun warning viewers of graphic violence and stopping auto-play of violent videos.

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<![CDATA[Google Partners With Automakers for Self-Driving Cars]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:17:36 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_auto_google_ok.jpg
Google is in negotiations with automakers to create self-driving cars by 2020.]]>
<![CDATA[Tweeting and Posting Pics Releases Stress]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:15:58 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/usie-503244639.jpg
A new survey states that women who regularly tweet or post photos on mobile devices are 21 percent less stressed than those who do not.

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<![CDATA[Google Glass Leaves Google X]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:56:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_googleglass11.jpg
Google is spinning off Google Glass from its experimental Google X to a new division headed by Nest chief executive Tony Fadell.]]>
<![CDATA[Mayer: Google Has No 20 Percent Time, Only 120 Percent Time]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 22:57:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*140/tlmd_04_time_person_of_yearjpg_bim.jpg
Former Googler Marissa Mayer says in a new book that the company's "20 percent time" for individual products didn't really exist.

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<![CDATA[Scientists Find iPhone "Separation Anxiety"]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 22:52:27 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/129223342.jpg
A University of Missouri study finds that subjects with their iPhones in another room had elevated heart rates, blood pressure and performed worse on cognitive tasks.

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<![CDATA[Clinkle Attempts to Distance Itself from Past With 'Treats']]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 21:19:38 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TZ3_MOBILE_PAYMENT_BATT_KNSD53JK_1200x675_348588611740.jpg
After being ridiculed in the press, layoffs and product delays, Clinkle decides to use 'Treats' to rebrand itself.]]>
<![CDATA[Uber Offers Data to Cities for Planning]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 21:09:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TLMD-precios-uber-noche-vieja.jpg
Uber is now giving cities a look at its transportation to data to help with urban planning, but it's likely the move is an attempt to shore up some goodwill and political clout.

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<![CDATA[Dating App Tinder Buys Photo-Sharing App Tappy]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:13:11 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*221/TinderDiscovery.jpg
Tinder, a dating app, bought Namesake, the maker of ephemeral photo-sharing app Tappy.

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<![CDATA[Twitter Predicts When TV Show Will Succeed]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:40:33 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/173*120/twitterererer.jpg
A Nielsen study reports that tweets about TV programs can spell success for a new show.

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<![CDATA[Activist Hedge Fund Doesn't Want Yahoo Buying CNN]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 23:07:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/yahoo-sign-P2.jpg
A major investor, hedge fund Starboard Value, doesn't want Yahoo buying any big acquisitions such as cable news channel CNN.

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<![CDATA[Real-Life "Pied Piper" Sells Out to Facebook]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 23:02:27 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/218*120/siliconvalleycast.jpg
QuickFire Networks, a real-life startup which reduces video file sizes and upload times like "Silicon Valley"'s fictional Pied Piper, is acquired by Facebook.

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<![CDATA[Apple Claims it Created 1 Million U.S. Jobs]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 15:08:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/455724848.jpg
Apple claims on its website that its "app economy" has created more than 1 million U.S. jobs since 2008.

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<![CDATA[Yelp: FTC Investigation Is Closed]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 15:04:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/yelp03.jpg
Yelp reported that the Federal Trade Commission is ending its probe into manipulated reviews on the user-generated site.

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<![CDATA[Huawei Hopes to Lure Americans with Contract-Free Phone]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 16:41:21 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*133/Honorsmartphone.JPG
China's Huawei Technologies will jump into the U.S. market with its contract-free Honor smartphone.

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<![CDATA[Intel Pledges $300M to Increase Employee Diversity]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 15:55:26 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/tlmd_intelempleos.jpg
Intel promises to invest $300 million to diversify its U.S. workforce, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Girl Scout Cookies Now Have App]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 18:39:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/184*120/GirlScoutsDigitalCookie.jpg
Want Girl Scout cookies? There's now an app to buy them.

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<![CDATA[FBI Putting Up Cell Towers to Capture Information]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 17:32:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/celltower_722x406_2216545193.jpg
The FBI says it doesn't need warrants to put up decoy cell towers called "stingrays" in public spots to capture mobile phone user identities, information and intercept calls.]]>
<![CDATA[Advertisers Target Apple Watch for New Ads]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 21:16:38 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/applewatch7.jpg
Advertisers are figuring out the right ads to send to the new Apple Watch, reports say.]]>
<![CDATA[Ignore Facebook Copyright Hoax]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:35:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/social_media_debate_president.jpg
Writing a Facebook post that says your posts are private and copyrighted is unnecessary to save them from being appropriated by Facebook, reports say.]]>
<![CDATA["The Interview" to Be Air-Dropped Into North Korea]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 11:36:13 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/TheInterviewRogenFranco.jpg
A South Korean activist said he will launch balloons carrying Sony's "The Interview", a comedy about North Korea's dictator Kim Jong Un, into North Korea.

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<![CDATA['Dark Web' Hides Pedophiles]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 11:35:27 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/OnlinePredators.jpg
The "Dark Web" is known as place on the Internet that keeps its inhabitants' identities secret -- and that researchers have found 80 percent of sites are for pedophilia.

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<![CDATA[Worker Sues Google CEO Larry Page For Injuries]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 11:34:03 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/LarryPage1.jpg
A worker is suing after allegedly sustaining injuries when he remodeled Google CEO Larry Page's yacht.

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<![CDATA[Apple Patents iPad Stylus That Steve Jobs Hated]]> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:26:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_stevejobs12.jpg
Apple has patented an iPad stylus, something that its late founder Steve Jobs hated, in order to enhance the device.

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<![CDATA[Twitter Ads Make You a Follower]]> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:23:07 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/twitter+the+exodus+02.jpg
Twitter ads now appear in "Following" lists so it appears as if you or others are following a brand or product.

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<![CDATA[Film Studios Fear Google Fiber Promotes Piracy]]> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:40:48 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/150787580.jpg
A leaked presentation shows two movie studios, Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures Entertainment, suggest that high-speed Internet Google Fiber will lead to more film piracy.

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<![CDATA[Mark Zuckerberg Loves A New Year's Resolution]]> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 13:02:36 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/092310MarkZuckerberg01.jpg
Facebook chief and founder Mark Zuckerberg believes in New Year's resolutions. In the past he's learned Mandarin, coded and met a new person every day -- but hasn't come up with 2015's yet.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Lets Users Search 1 Trillion Posts]]> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 13:00:36 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/211*120/160346752.jpg
Users will be able to keyword search about 1 trillion posts on Facebook -- and your privacy is lessened even more.

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<![CDATA[Lying on Facebook Creates False Memories]]> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:56:58 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/facebook7.jpg
Scientists say that lying on Facebook may "implant false memories," and confuse one's reality.

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<![CDATA[LinkedIn Lets You Endorse Ninja Skills, Time Travel]]> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:16:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_tlmd_120117_linkedinjpg_bim.jpg
LinkedIn, the social network for professional networking, lets users endorse each other's skills which apparently can be as eclectic as time travel, haiku, rodeo and weapons of mass destruction.

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<![CDATA[Apple Starts Blogging -- For iTunes]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:58:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/100286633-apple-store-logo-outside-morning-gettyp.240x160.jpg
In a first, Apple starts a Tumblr blog to promote iTunes and its array of downloads.]]>
<![CDATA[Xmas Drones: FAA Gives "Stay Off the Naughty List" Rules]]> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:45:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/f0b3131c0e5846229ae4fd6798c0cdef.jpg
With so many tiny, unmanned aircraft -- or drones -- about to be given as Christmas gifts, the Federal Aviation Association has released a "best practices" video to keep owners on the straight and narrow.

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<![CDATA[Wall Street Wants Twitter CEO Costolo Gone]]> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:01:44 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/186*120/129504577.jpg
Twitter shares jumped after reports that the chief executive Dick Costolo might be leaving the company.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Post Leads to Poaching Ring Bust]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:44:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_facebook_logo921.png
Several men who posted pictures of themselves with trophy deer and birds and suspected of illegally possessing firearms, "fraudulently obtaining" hunting licenses and hunting federally-protected birds were found...]]>
<![CDATA[Google Unveils "Fully-Functional" Self-Driving Car ]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:22:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GoogleCarPrototype.jpg
Google announced that it's completed its first self-driving car prototype.

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<![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.

<![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.]]>