<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Tech News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:39:23 -0700 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:39:23 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Twitter Campaign Backfires for #myNYPD]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:16:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/mynypdtwitter.jpg
The NYPD asked followers on its official Twitter account, NYPDNews, to post photos of themselves with officers along with the hashtag #myNYPD. However, people began tweeting unflattering photos of the New...

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<![CDATA[9 Facts About YouTube on Its 9th Anniversary]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:52:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/youtube-463842675.jpg
YouTube and its bottomless supply of videos are turning nine. The first video ever uploaded to YouTube went up on April 23, 2005, nine years ago Tuesday. To commemorate YouTube's ninth anniversary, we've...

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<![CDATA[Startup Gets Noticed with "Minority Report"-Like Wall]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:14:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-22-2014-budman2.jpg
It's a page from science fiction that has found its way to Silicon Valley: a tech startup that can make any tech reporter look like Tom Cruise in "Minority Report."]]>
<![CDATA[YouTube's 9-Year Rise to Dominance ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:59:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-22-2014-1st-youtube.jpg
A look at YouTube, as the video service turns 9.]]>
<![CDATA[Netflix: Big Earnings, New Price Hike]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:36:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-21-2014-netflix-logo.jpg
Investors, loving the Los Gatos streaming company's latest earning report, jumping into the stock, pushing the price up by more than 20 dollars a share in extended trading monday

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<![CDATA[LinkedIn Reaches 300 Million Members]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:30:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/linkedin-logo.jpg
The professional social network LinkedIn has hit a milestone--300 million members, and it appears the Mountain View-based service is growing fast.]]>
<![CDATA[Airbnb Asks Hosts to Sign Anti-Eviction Petiton]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:23:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/airbnb.jpg
Not satisfied with the lifeline thrown them this week by San Francisco lawmakers,]]>
<![CDATA[Marc Benioff Calls On Tech To Give Back -- Big]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:25:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/167*120/152360339.jpg
Some tech titans can't get companies to give them group member dues. Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff is trying to get $10 million out of them.

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<![CDATA[Zynga: Back On The "Farm"]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:54:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/162*120/04_16_farmville.JPG
Zynga goes farming again...

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Tells Silicon Execs to Go Abroad]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:11:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/zukerberg.JPG
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said that he wants his staff and other techies to explore the world outside of Silicon Valley.

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<![CDATA[Anarchist Group Wants $3 Billion from Google]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:10:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/171*120/131194619.jpg
The Counterforce, a seemingly San Francisco-based anarchist group, wants Google to donate $3 billion to build anarchist colonies throughout Northern California.

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<![CDATA[Protesters Descend on Apple Store, Decry Offshore Earnings]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:33:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple+logo2.JPG
Apple has up to $102 billion in cash stashed overseas, according to protesters who on Tuesday asked the company to pay its fair share.

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<![CDATA[SF Workers Protest Tax Exemptions for Tech Companies]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:55:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0415-seiu-protest.jpg
Hundreds of San Francisco union workers took to the streets on tax day to protest the city’s three-year old payroll tax exemptions that have lured more than a dozen tech companies, including Twitter, to...

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<![CDATA[Journalist Says Google Glass Led to SF Assault]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:00:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-14-2014-Kyle-Russell.jpg
A passer-by ripped Google Glass from the face of a tech reporter in San Francisco on Friday.

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<![CDATA[Dropbox Defends Condoleezza Rice Appointment]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:48:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/175*120/080815rice.jpg
In response to criticism of Dropbox's appointment of former national security advisor Condoleezza Rice to its board, the company says it values privacy and Rice "won't change" that.

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<![CDATA[Google Is Letting Anyone in the U.S. Buy Glass – Only for One Day]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:07:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/fb-04-14-2014-google-glass.jpg
Any adult in this country can become an Explorer by visiting the Google Glass site and buying Glass for $1,500 plus tax.

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<![CDATA[Politics Test Silicon Valley's Russian Ties]]> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:48:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/217*120/AP652607603147.jpg
Entrepreneurs and investors say Silicon Valley's fast-growing financial ties with Russia's tech sector are being slowed down by current political tensions between the White House and the Kremlin.

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<![CDATA[Salesforce Inks SF's Biggest-Ever Office Lease]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:41:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/167*120/152360339.jpg
Cloud computing giant Salesforce just inked the biggest-ever office lease in San Francisco, and the biggest tower west of Chicago will bear its name.

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<![CDATA[Google Is Letting Anyone in the U.S. Buy Glass – Only for One Day]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:05:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/466915567.jpg
In a post on its Facebook page around noon on Thursday, Google Glass announced that it's going to open up its Explorer Program to anyone in the U.S. for one day. That's right, any adult in this country...

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<![CDATA[Dropbox Adds Condoleezza Rice to Board]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:24:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/rep.conv.wed.P8.jpg
San Francisco startup Dropbox adds Condoleezza Rice to its board of directors.

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<![CDATA[Santa Cruz-Based Startup Takes On PayPal]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:09:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/183*120/94674017.jpg
Undaunted by the giants in the game, online payment services startup PayStand is seeking to undercut PayPal.

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<![CDATA[NASA Tests "Saucers" for Mars]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:48:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/rocket-sled-test-nasa-saucer.gif
The flying saucers of science fiction movies might be the shape of things to come for future Mars missions that are expected to involve larger payloads that today's landing vehicles are not equipped to

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<![CDATA[Uber Helps Passengers Pitch to Google Ventures]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:50:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-09-2014-uberpitch.jpg
Uber is giving people in the Bay Area the chance to have their big ideas heard by Google Ventures.]]>
<![CDATA[San Quentin Inmates Get Trained For Silicon Valley Startups]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:04:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/sanquentin.jpg
From San Quentin to startups? Sounds impossible, but The Last Mile is training hardened prison inmates to work in Silicon Valley.

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<![CDATA[Exclusive: 'Leaning In' with Sheryl Sandberg]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:14:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/465001605.jpg
Scott McGrew talks exclusively to Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg about selling off shares of the company and the new chapters in her book, "Lean In."

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Ageism Stifles Medical Innovation]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:06:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/stethoscope+generic+edit.jpg
The rampant ageism that's seized Silicon Valley and frozen opportunity for engineers and workers over 35 has also stifled tech's interest in funding medical research companies.

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<![CDATA["Silicon Valley" Kind of Like the Real Silicon Valley]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:24:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-07-2014-silicon-valley.jpg
HBO show "Silicon Valley," Mike Judge's send-up of Silicon Valley culture, hits close to the mark. Maybe too close for some.

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<![CDATA[Apple Construction Project Could Cause Traffic Issues]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:52:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/101513-apple-campus-rendering.jpg
Traffic near the site of Apple’s new “Spaceship” campus in Cupertino is expected to get a whole lot worse.]]>
<![CDATA[Must See: Giant Tetris Game Draws Crowd]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 04:28:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pa-tetris_1200x675_219161155683.jpg
Hundreds of Tetris fans got to play a super-sized version of the popular interlocking shapes game in Philadelphia on Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[Calif. Bill Could Help Protect Consumers From ID Theft]]> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 04:51:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Target+CC+Security+121913.jpg
Protecting consumers from ID theft is the new goal of a new bill in Sacramento that would require businesses to adopt better security practices to protect people's personal information.

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<![CDATA[Downtown San Jose Sees Restaurant Boom]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:19:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0814-downtown.jpg
Business is booming in the South Bay and it’s more than just tech. It’s the new South Bay food boom.

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Patent Office Too Expensive, Delayed]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:38:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/12-23-2013-san-jose-city-hall-flag.jpg
Plans to open a patent office in Silicon Valley are on hold, thanks to a $4.7 million estimated bill to taxpayers it would take to begin trademarking.

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<![CDATA[Facebook May Give You a Secret Identity]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:38:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SecretApp.jpg
Facebook takes a page from anonymous sharing app, Secret, and reportedly is testing anonymous posting]]>
<![CDATA[Microsoft to Move into SF's Biggest Office Space]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:36:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Microsoft-generic1.jpg
Ditch the coffeeshop flip-flops, it's time for a high-rise wingtip. Microsoft is abandoning South of Market for 555 California.

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