Oct 21, 2014

Google Acquires Firebase to Build Faster Apps

Google Acquires Firebase to Build Faster Apps

Google announced it bought Firebase, a service that helps developers create real-time apps for iOS, Android and the Web platforms.

Oct 20, 2014

Snapchat Starts Ads

Snapchat Starts Ads

Snapchat unveils its first "disappearing" ads on the messaging service and its first attempt at monetization.

Oct 21, 2014

Court: Don't Tell Him You're Pregnant on Facebook

Court: Don't Tell Him You're Pregnant on Facebook

An Oklahoma court ruled that Facebook alone isn't enough to notify a father that his biological child is being placed up for adoption.

Oct 17, 2014

Whisper Calls Guardian Piece "Pack of Lies"

Whisper Calls Guardian Piece "Pack of Lies"

The Guardian's breaking news about how "anonymous" app Whisper tracks users and offers up information to the government has caused the startup to fight back.

Oct 17, 2014

Obama Taps Former Google Exec for Patent Office

Obama Taps Former Google Exec for Patent Office

The White House announced it's nominating former Google lawyer Michelle K. Lee to head the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Oct 16, 2014

Facebook Launches "Safety Check" in Natural Disasters

Facebook Launches "Safety Check" in Natural Disasters

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.

Oct 16, 2014

Anonymous App Whisper Tracks Users, Gives Info to Government

Anonymous App Whisper Tracks Users, Gives Info to Government

Anonymous app Whisper, which promises anonymity to users, actually tracks user locations and shares information with the Department of Defense, a report says.

Oct 14, 2014

Man Treated for Google Glass Addiction

Man Treated for Google Glass Addiction

A man has been treated for possibly the first ever case of Internet addiction via Google Glass.

Oct 14, 2014

Background Check Startup Checkr Raises $9M

Background Check Startup Checkr Raises $9M

Startup Checkr has raised $9 million to deliver background checks to businesses through an application programming interface which connects directly to company hiring systems.

Oct 14, 2014

No Macworld/iWorld in 2015

No Macworld/iWorld in 2015

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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2 Sheriff's Deputies Fatally Shot, Suspects Arrested

2 Sheriff's Deputies Fatally Shot, Suspects Arrested

A suspect was arrested Friday afternoon after two Northern California sheriff's deputies were killed during a series of shootings that spanned about six hours and 30 miles across two Northern...

Giants Edged by KC 3-2 in World Series Gm. 3, Down 2-1

Giants Edged by KC 3-2 in World Series Gm. 3, Down 2-1

The San Francisco Giants were edged by the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in Game 3 of the World Series and are now down 2-1 in the best of seven.

Man Allegedly Caught Watching Girls Shower in Palo Alto

Man Allegedly Caught Watching Girls Shower in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police arrested an East Palo Alto man on Thursday after he was spotted allegedly watching two young girls as they showered in a hotel.

Mayor's Fuzzy Math Claims San Jose Gang Crime Down

Mayor's Fuzzy Math Claims San Jose Gang Crime Down

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed says gang related crimes have dropped 70 percent this year, but what he's not telling the public: he's just comparing two months of the year.

Court Docs: CHP Officers Made "Game" Out of Stealing Private Pics

Court Docs: CHP Officers Made "Game" Out of Stealing Private Pics

Court documents show a California Highway Patrol officer is suspected of secretly sending nude photos of a DUI suspect from her cellphone to his own phone.

Ebola Quarantine Rules in Effect in New York, New Jersey

Ebola Quarantine Rules in Effect in New York, New Jersey

Strict new quarantine rules are in effect in New York and New Jersey after another health-care worker who just returned from West Africa was placed in isolation over Ebola concerns. She is under quarantine while