<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Tech News]]> Copyright 2015 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, 29 Jan 2015 14:59:11 -0800 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:59:11 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Newsweek Criticized for Silicon Valley Cover]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:19:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Newsweek+sexism+in+tech+cover.jpg
Newsweek's latest cover story has social media in a frenzy over a provocative cover illustration. Billed by Newsweek as a report of the "sordid, shocking and systemic" sexism in the Northern California...

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<![CDATA[Instagram Down for a 2nd Time This Week]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:15:21 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/158539421.jpg
The photo-centric social media site Instagram was down Wednesday night, just two days after it suffered a similar outage.

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<![CDATA[Backlash Forces Go Daddy to Pull Super Bowl Ad]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:03:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000010020987_1200x675_390569539543.jpg
A local tech company is at the center of controversy and backlash as the Super Bowl approaches. Scott Budman reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Elon Musk Appearance On The Simpsons]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:11:11 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/musk-detroit-auto-show-461496224.jpg
Elon Musk is not just a 21st-century captain of industry. The Tesla Motors founder also is a popular cartoon character.

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<![CDATA[Oculus Flees SoCal to Be Closer to Facebook]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:39:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edt-AP483301451849_1.jpg
Oculus VR has fled sunny Southern California for the friendlier confines of Silicon Valley -- and closer to parent company Facebook.

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<![CDATA[Google Fiber En Route to More Cities]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:24:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/google21.jpg
Eighteen cities across four major metropolitan areas will be the next municipalities to be connected to Google Fiber. None of them are in California.

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<![CDATA[Reports Say Google Fiber Coming to Raleigh-Durham]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:19:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/tlmd_googleempleos.jpg
Reports say that Google is bringing its high-speed Internet service to North Carolina's Research Triangle.

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<![CDATA[China Buys More iPhones Than United States]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:57:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/100286633-apple-store-logo-outside-morning-gettyp.240x160.jpg
Reports say that Apple has sold more iPhones in China than the United States for the first time this year.

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<![CDATA[DreamWorks Animation Cutting 500 Jobs]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:56:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/106730288.jpg
DreamWorks Animation said Thursday it is reducing the number of films it produces each year from three to two and cutting 500 jobs as it tries to improve its profitability.

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<![CDATA["Room" – Inside a Tesla – Offered on Airbnb]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:44:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/164*120/teslamain.JPG
Your home away from home in could come with a lithium ion battery... and four doors and a steering wheel.

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<![CDATA[Ford Opens Silicon Valley Research Center]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:26:48 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000009951329_1200x675_388013123983.jpg
American car giant Ford wants to put more technology into its cars so it's opening a research center here in the Bay Area. The center is in Palo Alto, just south of Stanford. Scott Budman reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Uber Numbers Reveal Drivers' Earnings]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:19:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/uber-safety.jpg
Uber drivers appear to be earning more than cab drivers, according to new numbers released by the San Francisco-based company.]]>
<![CDATA[Study: Twitter Better Predictor Of Heart Disease Than Smoking, Diabetes]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:09:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/press-here-twitter-logos.jpg
Smoking, diabetes, income, and obesity -- all worthless in predicting heart disease compared to Twitter.

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<![CDATA[Big Tech Firms All Upped Their Lobbying Dollars in 2014]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:24:21 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/182*120/New+Image19.JPG
Big time Silicon Valley firms were a bigger presence than ever in Washington in 2014: Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon all spent more than ever before on lawmaking.

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<![CDATA[Lyft to Abandon Pink Mustaches]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:39:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/450502210.jpg
Lyft is rebranding slightly: the ride-providing taxi alternative is doing away with its once-ubiquitous pink mustache attached to the front of its cars in favor of something a bit more subtle.

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<![CDATA[Launched Rocket Features Silicon Valley Tech]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:52:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0120-2015-Rocket.jpg
A rocket blasted into space Tuesday carrying a satellite that was built in the Bay Area. American soldiers are about to get safer because of the Silicon Valley technology on board. NBC Bay Area business and tech

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<![CDATA["He Was My Hero": Newlywed Remembers Husband Deputies Say Was Killed by Ex]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:16:27 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0119-mattison.jpg
Denise Mattison held back tears as she shared loving stories of her late husband Corey, her hero, with News4 Monday evening.]]>
<![CDATA[San Jose Police Hold Public Meeting on Drones]]> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 23:12:27 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/san_jose_drone_meeting.jpg
The San Jose Police Department held a public meeting Saturday to get feedback on drones, and if they should be allowed within city limits.

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<![CDATA[Elon Musk Donates $10M To Keep Computers Honest]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19:55:43 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/show-de-autos-2015-en-detroit-michigan-habla-sobre-carros.jpg
Elon Musk, he of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, has given $10 million to the Future of Life Institute, which is trying to ensure AI "beneficial to humanity."

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<![CDATA[Solar: Where the Jobs Are]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:42:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_energia_solar.jpg
Solar companies growing red-hot

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<![CDATA[New Startup Aims to Raise $120M -- For Juice]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 22:16:44 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Fruit-Food-Generic.jpg
A startup aiming to make "the freshest juice of the world" is collecting millions of dollars of capital in Silicon Valley.]]>
<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Not on List of Top Diverse Firms]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:29:48 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP171517593095.jpg
Black Enterprise magazine has released its list of the best 40 companies in America for diversity. Surprise: none are in Silicon Valley.

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<![CDATA[Apple Defends MLK Day Employee Policy]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 07:06:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/8-22-2013-MLK-on-MEET-THE-PRESS.jpg
Apple is defending its policy on Martin Luther King Day coming up Monday after a Silicon Valley media blog called out the company for not making it a paid holiday.

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<![CDATA[The Wearable Drone That Swept CES]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:41:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/drone-wear.jpg
A Bay Area startup wants to make and sell a wearable drone.

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<![CDATA[More Silicon Valley Bus Drivers Want to Unionize]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:56:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/01-16-2014-google-bus.jpg
Officials from the Teamsters have notified CEOs from six more Silicon Valley titans that their tech bus drivers want to go union.

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<![CDATA[Google's Mountain View Shuttle Hits the Road]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:04:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tz2+google+errand+okay+-+00000915.jpg
Google's electric shuttle is now moving around Mountain View.

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<![CDATA[Behind The Scenes at CES]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 23:27:44 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/184*120/461056784_8.jpg
We've seen many of the products from the floor of the biggest tech arena in the world, the Consumer Electronics Show. Business and Tech Reporter Scott Budman takes us back to the show floor with a look at...

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<![CDATA[Chinese Firm Buys Palm From Hewlett Packard]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 15:47:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/palm-pre.jpg
Before the iPhone, there was the Palm Treo. Get ready for a Palm neo, as the "once-dominant" brand has been purchased from HP by Chinese company TCL.

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<![CDATA[CES: New Car Technology Focuses on Safety, Convenience]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 14:05:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/176*120/cartech.JPG
Car tech is a huge business because there's more safety, gadgetry and convenience coming your way when you get behind the wheel. Scott Budman reports from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.]]>