<![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, 31 Jul 2014 07:17:34 -0700 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:17:34 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Facebook Interns Mentor Peninsula Youth]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:38:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0730-2014-Facebook-kids.jpg
Facebook sent out 100 interns to participate in an event Wednesday aimed at mentoring 300 grade-school students from the Peninsula. Cheryl Hurd reports.

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<![CDATA[Report: Snapchat Could Be Worth $10 Billion]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:16:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/snapchat_screenshot_f8059740976d09a452bb33e240328408.nbcnews-ux-1280-900.jpg
Chinese Internet giant Alibaba is reportedly considering a takeover bid of Snapchat that would value the messaging app at $10 billion.

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<![CDATA[Mars Rover Opportunity Sets Distance Record]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:29:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/169*120/PIA18404_Opportunity_Traverse_25mile_br.jpg
When it comes to out-of-this-world mileage figures, no vehicle can compete with Mars rover Opportunity.

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<![CDATA[OKCupid Dating Web Site Says it Lied to Users]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:36:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dating_generic2.jpg
When you sign up for a dating website, you are supposed to be set up based on your interests, and maybe even your looks.

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<![CDATA[Uber Driver Arrested After Assault]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:31:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/police-lights-night-shutterstock_54084688.jpg
Police have made an arrest after a woman claimed an Uber cab driver sexually assaulted her earlier this month. Police arrested 31-year-old Reshad Chakari of Alexandria, Virginia, and charged him...

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<![CDATA[@HiddenCash Heads to Germany]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:31:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/05-28-2014-hiddencash.jpg
This week, "Hidden Cash" is going on a European vacation, dropping bills in Berlin.

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<![CDATA[App Aims to Help Couples Conceive]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:23:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NEW-th-glow.jpg
What does a PayPal co-founder have in common with a sperm donor? Both have helped women get pregnant, though Max Levchin went about it in a more unconventional way. Levchin, who’s now on the Board of...]]>
<![CDATA[Elizabeth Holmes Is Youngest Female Self-Made Billionaire]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:33:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-23-2014-elizabeth-holmes.jpg
Elizabeth Holmes has been working for 11 years on her startup. Now the Stanford dropout, 30, is a "paper multibillionaire."

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<![CDATA[Airbnb Renter Turns "Squatter" ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:00:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/airbnb-stock-image-airbnb-generic.jpg
California renter law looks favorably on people who stay in a unit for 30 days or more, even if the people are Airbnb guests who refuse to leave.

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<![CDATA["530 Fatties," Fat-Shaming Page, Removed from Facebook]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:04:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-23-2014-530.jpg
Facebook has removed a Yuba City-based Facebook page, "530 Fatties," which shamed and mocked overweight people living in the Northern California town.

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<![CDATA[Tech Companies Aim to Breathe New Life Into NYC Pay Phones]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:42:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-22-2014-payphone.jpg
Old, obsolete pay phones in New York City may soon have new life. Google is among dozens of tech companies looking to transform more than 7,000 phone booths into free WiFi hot spots.

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<![CDATA[Apple Looking at Former Obama Press Secretary for PR Job]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:38:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP743493663308.jpg
Apple is reportedly vetting former White House press secretary Jay Carney for a a top public relations post.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Startup "Bubblews" Aims to Get Users Paid for "Likes"]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:40:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0716-2014-BUBBLEWS.jpg
NBC Bay Area's Scott Budman provides a first look at a new social network created by a Bay Area startup.

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<![CDATA[Google Funds Public Shuttles in Mountain View]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:02:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/01-16-2014-google-bus.jpg
You all know the tech bus. But Google is paying for a fleet of shuttles to ferry regular joes around Mountain View.

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<![CDATA[Tech Companies Announce Plan to Defeat Patent Trolls]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 06:09:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Patent.jpg
The government has been deemed too slow in dealing with patent trolls -- those who buy obscure patents and then use them to sue giant mega-corporations -- so the corporations are banding together to outflank the...]]>
<![CDATA[Ex-Twitter Employee Sues For Age Discrimination ]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:12:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/twitter_passwords.jpg
Peter Taylor, 57, is a former Twitter employee who sued the company last week alleging that the firm let him go in September and replaced him with a host of 20- and 30-somethings.]]>
<![CDATA[Rand Paul Meets with Mark Zuckerberg]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:44:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/randpaul.JPG
A report says that Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul has met with Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg.]]>
<![CDATA[Google Expands in SF with Building, Lease]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:33:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP837205498681.jpg
Google is expanding its footprint by leasing office space and buying an eight-story building on the Embarcadero, reports say.

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<![CDATA[Phone Chargers and Adapters Recalled]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:41:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/recall33.jpg
Two recalls have been issued for chargers that can overheat phones, causing a burn hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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<![CDATA[Kim Kardashian Video Game Propels App Company to Success]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:26:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KK11.jpg
A popular free-to-play mobile game featuring Kim Kardashian has proved a major hit for developer Glu Mobile Inc, driving the company's stocks up 42 percent.

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<![CDATA[Despite Push Back, Parking App Makers Press On]]> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:06:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/parking-meter--0624.jpg
The City of San Francisco laid down the law earlier this month, threatening the makers of three parking apps – MonkeyParking, ParkModo, and Sweetch –with cease-and-desist letters and demands to stop...

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<![CDATA[Parking App Makers Back Down in Standoff with SF]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:22:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-10-2014-monkey-parking-app.jpg
The makers of an app that matches drivers in need with much-coveted parking spots are backing down in their standoff with the city.]]>
<![CDATA[Netflix Dominates Emmys with 31 Nominations]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:19:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/191*120/kevinspaceyemmy.jpg
The likes of "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black" are award-fodder, helping Netflix to secure its 31 Emmy nominations.

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<![CDATA[Zendesk Finds Home in SF's Booming Tech Hub]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:57:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0709-2014-Zendesk.jpg
Yet another software company is hanging its shingle in San Francisco’s booming mid-Market Street tech hub. Software support company Zendesk quietly moved into a restored 1909 building in mid-Market that...

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<![CDATA[Uber: What to Know About Car Service App]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:42:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/451565438.jpg
Summoning a driver at a push of a smartphone button is a lot easier than trying to hail a cab during rush hour, which may explain why Uber, a ride-sharing app that connects passengers and car services...

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<![CDATA[Google CEO Larry Page Advocates for Shorter Work Weeks]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 06:12:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/LarryPage1.jpg
Google CEO has an easy and simple solution to unemployment: working less.

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<![CDATA[Examining the Tech Stocks Losses on Wall Street]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:35:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/wall-street-generic.jpg
Scott Budman recaps a nerve-racking day on Wall Stret as tech stocks tumbled, taking the rest of the market down with it.

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<![CDATA[Ohio Man Raises $40,000 (and Counting) in Viral Kickstarter Campaign]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:33:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/220*120/potatosalad3.JPG
Zack Danger Brown wanted to make potato salad -- now the entire Internet is obsessed with it

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<![CDATA[Tim Cook Wants New Faces for Apple's Board ]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:05:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP183163322427.jpg
Apple chief Tim Cook is looking to add more directors to the tech company's board.

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<![CDATA[Samsung Says It's Losing Money Because of China]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:57:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CPL+tablet.jpg
Samsung says its disappointing earnings are because of increased competition in China and slow smartphone growth.

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<![CDATA[Potato Salad Kickstarter Raises Over $32,000]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:14:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/220*120/potatosalad3.JPG
Would you fork over a few bucks to a stranger half way across the country to make potato salad? Thousands of people are doing just that. NBC Bay Area’s Nannette Miranda reports with more on this...

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<![CDATA[Obama Is Silicon Valley's Only Hope For Immigration Reform]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:36:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edt-AP7989457347_0.jpg
Border states have their needs, but Silicon Valley is looking to President Obama to change immigration policy and help fix their worker shortages.

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<![CDATA[Google Starts $500 Million War Against Amazon]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:05:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GoogleShoppingExpress.jpg
Google has set aside $500 million to grow its Google Shopping Express and compete with Amazon, reports say.

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<![CDATA[Apple Poaches Swiss Watch Exec for iWatch]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:05:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/100286633-apple-store-logo-outside-morning-gettyp.240x160.jpg
Apple poached the sales director of luxury Swiss watch maker TAG Heuer to help the tech company launch its new so-called iWatch.]]>
<![CDATA[30 Md. Cab Companies Suing Uber]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:40:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Uber-Council-102313.jpg
More than 30 Maryland cab companies are suing Uber, saying the company is hampering their ability to do business. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Baltimore Circuit Court, reported the Baltimore

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<![CDATA[Toronto Couple Gets Engaged at Facebook Headquarters]]> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 17:03:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/238*120/nafis2.jpg
A couple from Toronto who met virtually on Facebook ended up getting engaged at the brick-and-mortar headquarters in Menlo Park, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg making a cameo right after she said yes.

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<![CDATA[Tech Entrepreneurs Have Big Ideas... For Burning Man]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:34:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/BM+13+Burn-036.JPG
It's not just for art cars and free expression -- Burning Man is going be tech-heavy this year, with entrepreneurs making their mark on the playa.

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