<![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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:50:11 -0700 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:50:11 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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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<![CDATA[Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Resigns After Gay Marriage Backlash]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:54:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-03-2014-Brendan-Eich.jpg
Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich has stepped down following calls for him to resign over his support for California's anti-gay marriage bill.]]>
<![CDATA[NASA Cuts Ties With Russian Space Program]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:44:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-02-2014-nasa-ames-rocket.jpg
The Atlas V rocket launched into space just Thursday, but with the lift-off comes questions about the rocket's future and the United States’ strong ties to Russia through the space program.]]>
<![CDATA[Will HBO's "Silicon Valley" Get it Right?]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:17:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/218*120/siliconvalleycast.jpg
HBO's new comedy, "Silicon Valley" pokes fun at the tech industry, engineers and culture -- in a mostly positive way.

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<![CDATA[Uber, Lyft In $500 Million Battle]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:52:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Uber_Dallas_Council_102313_722x406_55848515673.jpg
With $250 million in new financing for Lyft announced Wednesday to match Uber's money from last year, ride-sharing is a big money battle.]]>
<![CDATA[Report: Young People Start Billion-Dollar Companies]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:29:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/zuckrberg.JPG
A review of 35 companies that made billion-dollar fortunes has revealed the magic age is 31. That's the average time on earth spent by their founders.

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<![CDATA[Facebook's Zuckerberg Takes $1 Salary]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:41:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/ZuckerbergPrideCelebration.jpg
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive of Facebook, decided to take only $1 annual salary, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[LifeSaver App Prevents Distracted Driving]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:06:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000006387232_1200x675_213484099969.jpg
NBC Bay Area's Chase Cain reports on extra police patrols in Palo Alto and a new app that will keep you safer on the roads.]]>
<![CDATA[The Best April Fools' Jokes From Across the Web]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:55:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/chicken-april-fools86159934.jpg
Won't get fooled again? The Internet is full of so many April Fools' jokes today that it's hard to believe anyone with a smartphone will fall victim to a friend or family member's

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<![CDATA[Apple's 'Transparent Texting' Lets You Text and Walk]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 03:55:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*161/TransparentTexting.JPG
Apple hopes to make texting while walking safer by turning a handheld screen into a live video feed, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Apple is Targeting Google in Samsung Lawsuit]]> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:48:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edt-AP104275304276.jpg
The Apple-Samsung trial is also about Apple taking aim at Google, according to a report.

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<![CDATA[Concerns Arise Over Hot Market for IPOs]]> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:25:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP873796859998.jpg
NBC Bay Area's Scott Budman provides exclusive access inside some companies going public.

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<![CDATA[SAP Hiring Tech Workers with Autism]]> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:55:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/0327-SAP.jpg
Software company SAP has launched a program aimed at hiring tech workers with autism.

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<![CDATA[Texting-and-Driving Vigilante Exposes Distracted Drivers]]> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:53:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/03-25-2014-twitspotting.jpg
As part of his high-tech campaign to get drivers off their phones, a Silicon Valley graphic designer named Brian Singer has been snapping photos of people he sees texting behind the wheel.

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