<![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 Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:25:45 -0700 Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:25:45 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Apple Pulls 'A Few' Apps Over Security Concerns]]> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:33:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-453248114.jpg
Apple said on Thursday that it had removed "a few" applications from its App Store, expressing its concern that the security of some users' personal data could be compromised in certain circumstances.

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<![CDATA[Facebook May Soon Offer More Than 'Likes']]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 16:38:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/253*120/facebookemojis.jpg
Facebook is testing new Reactions emojis to give users the chance to more than "like" something.

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<![CDATA[Netflix Raising Price of Standard Streaming Plan to $9.99 a Month]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:44:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Netflix-GettyImages-469717280.jpg
Netflix announced it will be increasing its standard monthly price by $1 to $9.99 a month. The price hike will only immediately affect new customers while existing customers will continue paying $8.99 a...

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<![CDATA[Shuttle Buses Block Traffic, Delay Muni, Survey Says]]> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:06:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/buses1.jpg
A survey conducted by SFMTA noted that private shuttle buses block traffic and add over an hour of delay per day into the Muni bus system.

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<![CDATA[Reddit Premieres Upvoted]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:13:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/upvotedscreen.jpg
Reddit has launched Upvoted, a website for original editorial content.

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<![CDATA[Pot Startup Housed Inside Twitter Building]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:56:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/marijuana-GettyImages_698723.jpg
Marijuana-related startups have the opportunity to score funding or business incubation opportunities thanks to a company called WeedClub.

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<![CDATA[Fantasy Sports Sites FanDuel, Draft Kings Under Fire]]> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 06:05:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/FanDuel.jpg
The multi-billion dollar Fantasy Sports industry is taking a hit.

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<![CDATA[Upcoming People-Rating Site Peeple Disappears]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 20:57:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/cell-GettyImages-536989145.jpg
Peeple, a forthcoming people-rating site that spawned a backlash, has taken its social media accounts down.

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<![CDATA[LinkedIn to Pay Users Up to $1,500 to Settle Suit]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 11:17:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/linkedin+new.jpg
The networking site LinkedIn announced Friday it will pay some of its users up to $1,500 each to settle a $13 million lawsuit regarding one of the website's services. The lawsuit targeted LinkedIn's "Add...]]>
<![CDATA[Cassette Tapes Making a Comeback ]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 03:58:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2015-10-05+at+6.32.41+AM.png
Many music lovers are hitting the rewind button, turning back to analog cassette tapes, NBC News reported. Demand for cassette tapes has surged, according to National Audio Co.]]>
<![CDATA[SF Office Rents Expected to Hit $76 Per Square Foot by 2019]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 17:08:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/0929sf.jpg
San Francisco office space is priced at an all-time high and predicted to keep soaring over the next three years.

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<![CDATA[Tech Workers Pay 50% Income to Live Near Unicorns]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:37:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Cab_Drivers_Push_Back_Against_Uber_1200x675_506395715534.jpg
Tech workers pay more than half of their salaries to live near unicorn companies like Square and Airbnb, according to a new study.]]>
<![CDATA[Deal for Sunnyvale Apple Campus Nears Completion: Source]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 12:35:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/230*120/apple.PNG
A source from the City of Sunnyvale tells NBC Bay Area that a deal is almost complete to build a new Apple campus.

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<![CDATA['The Martian' Movie Features Silicon Valley Tech]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 20:17:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/the-martian-DF-20584_R_rgb.jpg
NBC Bay Area's Business and Tech Reporter Scott Budman shows how the new movie "The Martian" has a Silicon Valley connection.

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<![CDATA[Menlo Park Company Aims for 'Precision Medicine']]> Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:23:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1001-2015-SequelMachine.jpg
NBC Bay Area's Business and Tech Reporter Scott Budman takes us inside a Bay Area lab and shows us the machine that sent stock prices soaring.

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<![CDATA[Upcoming Site Peeple Spawns Outrage, #YelpForHumans Hashtag]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 10:58:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/cell-GettyImages-536989145.jpg
Social media is in an uproar over Peeple, a forthcoming people-rating site that has spawned the hashtag #YelpForHumans.

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<![CDATA[Google to Stop Charging Advertisers for Blocked Ads]]> Thu, 01 Oct 2015 17:42:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/152807961.jpg
Google will soon no longer charge advertisers for views when their ads are blocked by users.

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<![CDATA[Facebook COO Examines Gender Equality]]> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 19:11:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/AP460895331667-2.jpg
NBC Bay Area's Peggy Bunker shows the startling research from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In organization.

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<![CDATA[Mealworms Could Be Solution to Plastic Waste Disposal: Study]]> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 20:50:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_317924057758.jpg
Researchers believe they may have found a solution to the rising problem of plastic waste, NBC News reported. A team of engineers from Stanford University have been raising a hundred mealworms from birth on...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Hit by Scams, Hoax and Network Outages]]> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 08:43:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/facebookpornography.jpg
It's been a rough start to the week for Facebook with two scams, a hoax and network outages hitting the social network. At least one of the scams is tied to Facebook's upcoming "empathy button." Two weeks...

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<![CDATA[Google Expected to Unveil New Phones, Latest Android OS]]> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 22:06:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_768252633260.jpg
Google is expected to unveil two new Nexus smartphones, its new mobile operating system and the next generation of its Chromecast streaming device at an event in San Francisco on Tuesday. Analysts are expecting...

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<![CDATA[Tim Cook, Aaron Sorkin Trade Criticism Over 'Steve Jobs']]> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 15:39:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SorkinandCook.jpg
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin apologized to Apple CEO Tim Cook after the pair sparred over Steve Jobs' eponymous biopic.

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<![CDATA[Fans, Protesters Greet Indian PM at Facebook]]> Sun, 27 Sep 2015 18:59:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/zuckandmodi11.jpg
Tight security, protests and Bolllywood beats greeted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters Sunday, where hundreds of members from the indian community showed up to catch...

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<![CDATA[Airbnb Founder Rents SF Home Anonymously]]> Sat, 26 Sep 2015 21:26:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/airbnb1.jpg
One of Airbnb's co-founders admits he secretly rents out a portion of his San Francisco home on the site.

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<![CDATA[Why Your Credit Card Is Going 'Chip-and-PIN']]> Sat, 26 Sep 2015 11:06:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-474239686.jpg
Many Americans have received a new credit or debit card in the mail in with a computer chip on the front. If you're not sure what the chip is all about, you're not alone. The new chip-embedded cards is part of a...

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<![CDATA[Robot Buys New iPhone]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 11:43:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/IPHONE+robot.jpg
Note to marketers: Show up with a robot on Apple iPhone release day and you’re likely to get media coverage. That’s what happened on Friday in front of the Apple store in Palo Alto, California, when the...
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<![CDATA[Apple's iPhone 6S & 6S Plus Hits Stores on Friday]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 08:07:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/AP_917275329034.jpg
The new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are hitting stores on Friday and people, as well as a robot, around the world are already lining up. Lucy the robot was among the first to wait in the rain in Sydney...

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<![CDATA[Chinese Military Behind Hacking Collective 'Naikon': Report]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:31:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-486447342+%281%29.jpg
A Chinese military unit is accused of being behind the "Naikon" hacking group, which carried out a cyberspying campaign against countries tussling with the nation for control of the South China Sea as well...

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<![CDATA[Samsung Launches in Silicon Valley]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 18:45:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/samsung13.JPG
Tech giant Samsung making its play in Apple's backyard.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Crashes After 360-Video Feature Announcement]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 10:11:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2015-09-24_1230.jpg
Facebook went down midday Thursday, a day after the company announced that it was rolling out a 360-degree video feature.
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<![CDATA[Fake Apple iPhone 6S Already On Sale in China]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 08:50:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Fake+iPhone+6S.png
More than 30 stores carrying Apple's iconic white logos in China’s southern boomtown of Shenzhen, peddle pre-orders for the new iPhone 6S. But the world's second-largest smartphone vendor only has one official...

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<![CDATA[Google Aims to Make Silicon Valley More Bike-Friendly]]> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 23:32:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/philly+cyclists+center+city+bicycle+commuter+generic+philadelphia.jpg
The tech giant wants the Silicon Valley to follow their lead by pushing for the region to be more bike-friendly.]]>