<![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 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:21:28 -0700 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:21:28 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Uber For Kids? Shuddle Ride-Sharing Service Launches in Bay Area]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:59:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1030-2014-shuddle.jpg
The Bay Area is now hom to a new service like Uber and Lyft -- but for kids.

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<![CDATA[Pinterest's Seventh Employee On Being Black in Silicon Valley]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:02:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/B0E3v0nIUAAna4j.jpg
Justin Edmund is the seventh employee at Pinterest. He's also an African-American, making him a double-rarity in Silicon Valley.

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<![CDATA[Apple CEO Tim Cook: "I'm Proud to Be Gay"]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:41:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tim-cook.jpg
Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke out publicly about his sexuality in an op-ed for Bloomberg Businessweek, saying, "I'm proud to be gay" and that he hoped to inspire others. "While I have never denied my sexuality,...

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<![CDATA[Students Operate Space Satellites Through NASA]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:11:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1029-2014-Satellite.jpg
Santa Clara University students are learning how to run space satellites thanks to a program with NASA's Ames Research Center.

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<![CDATA[Google to Pay Woman $2,250 for Showing Breasts on Street View]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:11:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP101027035159.jpg
Google was ordered to pay a Canadian woman $2,250 for photographing her sitting on her porch with her breasts partially exposed and showing the image on Google Street View.

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<![CDATA[Kittens Delivered Via Uber on "National Cat Day"]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:02:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/168*120/kitten8.jpg
Wednesday in San Francisco, open up your Uber app and request some cuteness. The company will deliver kittens to your door.

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<![CDATA[SF Mayor Signs Bill Regulating Airbnb]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:54:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/airbnb-protesat.jpg
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed off on legislation Monday that creates strict guidelines when it comes to short-term rentals.

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<![CDATA[Caltrain Upgrades Could Replace Google Bus]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:01:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_caltrain.jpg
Google, Oracle, LinkedIn and other big-time Silicon Valley firms are joining a group that will work on making Caltrain better.

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<![CDATA[Rocket Launch Aborted Over Boat Just Before Blast-Off]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:59:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/15011952803_64c309615d_o.jpg
The planned launch of a rocket from a NASA launchpad in Virginia was aborted at the last minute Monday night, over a possible boat nearby in the launch area. But although the mission was aborted, skygazers...

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<![CDATA[Stock Sale Could Make Airbnb Worth $13B]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:15:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/airbnb-stock-image-airbnb-generic.jpg
Airbnb is mulling a stock sale that would raise another $3 billion worth of value in the company, anonymous sources are telling The Wall Street Journal.

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<![CDATA[Twitter to Open "Learning Center" For Homeless]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:04:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/10-30-2013-twitter-generic.jpg
Beginning next summer, Twitter employees will teach tech skills to San Francisco's homeless at a $1 million center called "The Neighbor Nest."

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<![CDATA[Special Report: Investing with the Stars]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:48:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2014-10-01-jared-leto.jpg
Famous people are the new tech investors.]]>
<![CDATA[Fremont Tech Company Paid Workers $1.21 An Hour]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:47:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1022-2014-EFI.jpg
Fremont-based Electronics For Imaging has been slapped with a fine and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in back wages after a United States Department of Labor investigation revealed the company paid workers...

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<![CDATA["Tech Couple" to Build Noe Valley "Bunker"]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:18:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/noevalleyhillside.png
An unknown "young tech couple" with a penchant for entertaining are also security-minded: they are building a bunker next door to their newly-purchased $7 million, 6,000-square foot home.

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<![CDATA[Nextdoor Wants to Make Trick-or-Treating More Efficient]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:38:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nextdoor2.jpg
Nextdoor, the Bay Area company that lets neighbors communicate with each other about everything from local schools to local crime, is now turning its focus to Halloween.]]>
<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Company Develops Hoverboard]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:43:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/hoverboard-raw-two---00005717.jpg
NBC Bay Area's Scott Budman got to to for a ride on a real hoverboard.

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<![CDATA[SF, KC Stadiums to Accept Apple Pay During World Series]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:15:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP159460407870%282%29.jpg
Peanuts, hot dogs -- all paid for via an app. Conveniently, both stadiums hosting the World Series will accept Apple Pay, Forbes reports.

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<![CDATA[Sean Parker Punishment: Building App for CA]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:14:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/060313-sean-parker-getty.jpg
Sean Parker is building an app that will unlock the coasts -- property that belongs to all citizens of California.]]>
<![CDATA[Marc Andreessen: "The Skeptics Are Wrong All The Time"]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:04:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/194*120/900921.jpg
Netscape founder and current brain trust of Silicon Valley Marc Andreessen wants you to throw caution to the wind.

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<![CDATA[Microsoft CEO Says He Was Wrong in Comment About Women and Technology]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:36:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Satya-Nadella-CEO-Microsoft.jpg
It was the comment made at a conference about women in the technology heard around the world. Scott Budman reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Pay Launches]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:50:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/457552028_8.jpg
Apple's Apple Pay mobile payment system launches at select banks and retail outlets.

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<![CDATA[Apple Pay Set to Launch on Monday]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:35:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edt-AP820563173175_4.jpg
NBC Bay Area Business and Tech Reporter Scott Budman got a first look at how Apple Pay works and provides a preview in this video report.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Launches "Safety Check" in Natural Disasters]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:21:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/209*120/safetycheckmobielcarousel.jpg
Facebook launches Safety Check, a new way to alert loved ones that you're safe in a disaster area -- and give Facebook your GPS coordinates.

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<![CDATA[Turf War Between Tech Employees, Kids Prompts Policy Change]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:04:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/dropbox.JPG
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department has ended adult paid permits for the Mission Playground after a video showing tech workers arguing with local youth over use of the soccer field went...
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<![CDATA[Apple Event: New iPads Announced]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:11:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/new-ipad-AP903945536056_0.jpg
Check out the newest products and programs tech giant Apple announced on Oct. 16, 2014.

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<![CDATA[NASA Ames Hosts Open House on 75th Anniversary]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:03:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/ames-aerial-2012_0.jpg
NASA Ames Research Center offers open house on 75th anniversary.

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<![CDATA[Facebook, Apple Pay for Women to Freeze Eggs]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:34:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/egg+freezing.JPG
Tech giants and Apple and Facebook appear to have become the first major employers to pay for workers to freeze their eggs for non-medical reasons. Ian Cull reports.

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<![CDATA[Amazon to Open SF Pop-Up Store]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:05:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/450831308_10.jpg
Amazon to open some temporary retail space in San Francisco and Sacramento this holiday season.

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<![CDATA[No Macworld/iWorld in 2015]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:21:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Macworld-20121146.JPG
IDG World Expo announced that its canceling its mainstay Macworld/iWorld event on hiatus in 2015 -- which would have been the event's 30th anniversary.

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<![CDATA[Commentator Weighs In on Report Linking GoPro to Schumacher Injury]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:12:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP886669197394.jpg
Formula 1 racing legend Michael Schumacher has been immobile and unable to speak following a skiing accident last year that's now being blamed on the GoPro camera he had on top of his helmet, according...

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<![CDATA[Snapchat Hacked, Nude Images Put Online]]> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 07:30:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/4601103451.jpg
Explicit images that could be of youthful users of Snapchat have been posted online, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Teens Develop Brain-Teaser App]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 06:13:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/impossible+rush+app.jpg
Fifteen-year-old Chicago teen, Austin Valleskey, partnered up with an Australian teen of the same age to develop a popular brain-teaser app called “Impossible Rush.” With over 500,000 downloads at its peak, the...]]>
<![CDATA[Tesla to End Speculation Over "The D"]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:12:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/209*120/10-09-2014-tesla-model-s-470486031.jpg
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is expected to make an announcement Thursday night that should clear up a week of speculation that put "the D" in dramatic and a bump in the electric carmaker's stock price. The electric car...

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