<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Press Here]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcbayarea.com/blogs/press-here http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area https://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usTue, 12 Dec 2017 08:37:20 -0800Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:37:20 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[IntegenX Manufactures Rapid DNA Testing Devices Used in Police Booking Centers]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:55:16 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/IntegenX_Manufactures_Rapid_DNA_Testing_Devices_Used_in.jpg
A brand new federal law changes the way police book suspects and could spell riches for a small Silicon Valley company.]]>
<![CDATA[Softbank Showers High Tech With Cash]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:54:42 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Softbank_Showers_High_Tech_With_Cash.jpg
Is Softbank late to the venture capital party? We talk to Kabbage co-founder Kathryn Petralia on Softbank's recent investment. ]]>
<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Swoons Over a New Shoe]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:54:12 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Silicon_Valley_Swoons_Over_a_New_Shoe.jpg
The hottest new startup in Silicon Valley gets bigger two feet at a time. We talk with the cofounder of Allbirds.]]>
<![CDATA[The Power of a Single Person]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:53:41 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/The_Power_of_a_Single_Person.jpg
Nilofer Merchant, author of The Power of Onlyness, on how the internet can allow a single person to change a national conversation.]]>
<![CDATA[Should Internet Companies Censor Content?]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:52:20 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Should_Internet_Companies_Censor_Content_.jpg
Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince joins us for a frank talk about censorship.]]>
<![CDATA[Fertility and Finance: A Startup Helps Families Start Up]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:51:41 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Fertility_and_Finance__A_Startup_Helps_Families_Start_U.jpg
A startup to help families start up. Two entrpreneurs try to change the way women seek fertility treatments.]]>
<![CDATA[A Sports CEO Makes an Appeal to Fans]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:50:57 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/A_Sports_CEO_Makes_an_Appeal_to_Fans.jpg
What may be the toughest business challenge of them all. Launching a professional sports team.]]>
<![CDATA[Tradeshift CEO on Why He's Bullish on China]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:50:25 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Tradeshift_CEO_on_Why_He_s_Bullish_on_China.jpg
A look at the president's confusing on-again, off-again relationship with China.]]>
<![CDATA[eHarmony Tries to Navigate a Tinder World]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:49:54 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/eHarmony_Tries_to_Navigate_a_Tinder_World.jpg
Behind the scenes at eHarmony. Nearly 20 years worth of data teaches us something about love. We sit down with the company's top engineer.]]>
<![CDATA[Can Anyone Catch Up to Amazon's Alexa?]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:49:18 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Can_Anyone_Catch_Up_to_Amazon_s_Alexa_.jpg
Lots of people have welcomed Amazon's Alexa into their homes. A look at how other brands want to come in, too.]]>
<![CDATA[Zoom's Eric Yuan and His War on Friday Afternoons]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:48:43 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Zoom_s_Eric_Yuan_and_His_War_on_Friday_Afternoons.jpg
An entrepreneur tries to get in to the United States eight times, and when he does, he creates a billion-dollar business.]]>
<![CDATA[Diversity: Who Gets to Decide?]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:47:58 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Diversity__Who_Gets_to_Decide_.jpg
Frank talk about diversity. We all want it, but what's the right way for a company to get it. We talk with Hewlett-Packard's chief diversity officer.]]>
<![CDATA[People Bid on Houses, But Why Not Apartments?]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:47:06 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Real_Estate_Money_Laundering_Investigation_in_the_Bay_Area.jpg
Learn about one man's simple idea that enrages renters.]]>
<![CDATA[Eaze Separates Cannabis From Stoner Culture]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:46:28 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Eaze_Separates_Cannabis_From_Stoner_Culture.jpg
Yes, we cannabis. Washington is backing off its threats on pot. We talk to the CEO of Eaze, a cannabis delivery service.]]>
<![CDATA[Amazon Goes on a Hiring Spree]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:45:24 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Amazon_Goes_on_a_Hiring_Spree.jpg
Amazon expands its way into the Bay Area. Find out how you can get hired.]]>
<![CDATA[Is ROBLOX the Next Minecraft?]]> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:06:15 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/208*120/2015-06-17-roblox.jpg
ROBLOX, a video-gaming platform, gives tools to users to create and design their own video games.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[The Secret Sauce of Silicon Valley]]> Fri, 19 Feb 2016 15:05:01 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/2015-06-17-insight-out.jpg
Stanford professor Tina Seelig teaches creativity in business and says it's needed in all industries, especially in technology.]]>
<![CDATA[Attracting Millennials Back to the Ballpark With Mobile Ticketing]]> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:43:58 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/2015-06-17-gametime.jpg
Many professional sports teams, including the Oakland Raiders, don't take electronic tickets. Gametime, a mobile app for last-minute game tickets, hopes to change that.]]>
<![CDATA[Mark Papermaster's View of Apple]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 21:34:16 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH213_B_Block_Still.jpg
Mark Papermaster, chief technical officer at AMD, headed up hardware at Apple during the iPhone 4 rollout and its antenna problem.]]>
<![CDATA[BlogHer Celebrates a Decade of Women Bloggers]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 20:21:34 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/BlogHer+Founders.jpg
BlogHer chief executive Lisa Stone helps celebrate her organization's 10th anniversary by updating the role of the female blogger.

Photo Credit: Darcy Padilla]]>
<![CDATA[Tech's "Frat Boy" Mentality Hurts Diversity]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 20:17:39 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH200_A_Block_Still.jpg
The age of the hoodie-wearing chief executive and "bro"-grammers is over, Vivek Wadhwa says, and Silicon Valley needs to be more socially responsible.]]>
<![CDATA[Finding the $1M Smart Gun]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 20:11:18 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH201_A_Block_Still.jpg
The Smart Tech Challenge Foundation will give $1 million to an entrepreneur who can create a safer gun.]]>
<![CDATA[Ellen Pao Put "Spotlight" on Silicon Valley Sexism]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 21:38:08 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/211*120/pao.JPG
Trinity Ventures partner Patricia Nakache says that Ellen Pao's sexual discrimination lawsuit has put a "spotlight" on the issue of sexism in Silicon Valley.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA["Surround Computing" is the Future of the Internet]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 21:25:30 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH213_A_Block_Still.jpg
AMD Chief Technical Officer Mark Papermaster discusses how "surround computing," a new way of communicating with technology, is the wave of the future.]]>
<![CDATA[Reddit Founder Says Everyone Should Learn to Code]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 21:12:10 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH189_B_Block_Still.jpg
Reddit founder and executive chairman Alexis Ohanian tells the new generation that it needs to learn to code.]]>
<![CDATA[Reddit Creator Discusses Website's Success]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 20:33:47 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH189_A_Block_Still.jpg
Reddit's non-technical founder, Alexis Ohanian, reflects on why Reddit succeeded and its competitors did not.]]>
<![CDATA[Author Criticizes the Internet Economy, Silicon Valley]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 22:35:01 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH239_BLOCK_A_1200x675_442584643629.jpg
Andrew Keen, author of the book, "The Internet is Not the Answer", tells Press:Here that the Internet economy has failed us by increasing inequality and unemployment.]]>
<![CDATA[PayPal Founder Raises $275M with New Startup]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 22:28:52 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH239_BLOCK_C_1200x675_442585155554.jpg
PayPal founder Max Levchin has raised $275,000 million to create point-of-sale loans for users, a new way to use credit.]]>
<![CDATA[Arrayent Gives You a Platform for the Internet of Things]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 07:20:00 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH209_A_Block_Still.jpg
Arrayent is a company that lets consumers connect their appliances and devices via an "Internet of Things" platform.]]>
<![CDATA[Extreme Networks at an NFL Stadium Near You]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 07:18:00 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH209_B_Block_Still.jpg
Extreme Networks creates network solutions for companies and the NFL.]]>
<![CDATA[Zirx Gives Users Valet Parking]]> Thu, 07 May 2015 07:16:18 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Zirx_1200x675_438174787860.jpg
A new app called Zirx offers users the services of an agent that will take care of parking, get your car washed or take your car for an oil change.]]>
<![CDATA[Cunningham Recalls Steve Jobs and Early Tech Marketing]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 21:58:29 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_steve_jobs_eeuu_470_265.jpg
Andy Cunningham talks about the early days with Apple founder Steve Jobs, including how he "threw things" at her.]]>
<![CDATA[Norwest Venture Partners to Spend $1.2B on Security Startups]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 22:35:37 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH215_C_Block_Still.jpg
Matt Howard of Norwest Venture Partners said his company wants to spent $1.2 billion on security startups.]]>
<![CDATA[Cloudcheck Rates Your Data Connection]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 22:31:43 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH215_B_Block_Still.jpg
The "father of DSL" is the chief executive of a company that's created an app to test your data connection for throttling and other bottlenecks.]]>
<![CDATA[Wanderu Helps You Book a Bus]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 22:28:27 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH215_A_Block_Still.jpg
Wanderu is a startup that lets users travel the country by buses and trains -- and with electrical outlets and wi-fi.]]>
<![CDATA[Six Californias? If Draper Has His Way]]> Sat, 30 May 2015 12:44:33 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_california_seis_estados.gif
Venture capitalist Tim Draper has a vision California being cut into six sections.

Photo Credit: TELEMUNDO 48]]>
<![CDATA[Venture Capitalist Tim Draper Hypes Draper University]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 21:31:36 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tim-draper.jpg
Venture capitalist Tim Draper and colleague Andrew Tang says it's important that students at the Draper University startup program pay $10,000 because they "need to buy in" for the program to work.]]>
<![CDATA[Draper University Wants Younger Students]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 21:27:23 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/tim-draper-2015-04-03_14-56-32.jpg
Draper University's seven-week entrepreneurial boot camp is for students aged 18 to 28 only.]]>
<![CDATA[Shmoop Brings Humor to Learning]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:27:25 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH216_B_Block_Still.jpg
David Siminoff started Shmoop in 2007 writing about The Great Gatsby for confused high school students, and now the site claims 10 million users.]]>
<![CDATA[Siminoff: Nobel Prize Winners Give "Boring" Lectures]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:21:44 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH216_C_Block_Still.jpg
David Siminoff, founder and chief executive of Shmoop, said that the problem with massive online open courses was they weren't taught by fun, engaging lecturers.]]>
<![CDATA[Growing Startups Smarter, Not Larger]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:38:24 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH217_A_Block_Still.jpg
Stanford professor Robert I. Sutton talks about how companies can grow without losing productivity and innovation.]]>
<![CDATA[CipherCloud Welcomes All Ages]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:33:10 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH217_B_Block_Still.jpg
CipherCloud, a cloud security company, hires employees of different ages and backgrounds for what its founder calls a stronger workforce.]]>
<![CDATA[JetSuite, the Uber for Private Jets?]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 06:38:20 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH218_A_Block_Still.jpg
JetSuite, a startup that provides private jets at lower costs, aims to bring comfort and less hassle back to flying.]]>
<![CDATA[Thumbtack Matchmakes Customers and Businesses]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 06:27:42 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH218_B_Block_Still_R.jpg
Thumbtack, a startup backed with $100 million from Google Capital, is taking on established sites such as Yelp and Angie's List.]]>
<![CDATA[Zumper Rental App Aims to Take Users "From Search to Close"]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:30:36 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*135/PH220CBLOCKTHUMBNAIL.jpg
Zumper, an app for apartment hunters, is trying to take renters from search to lease.]]>
<![CDATA[The Call for More Women Angel Investors]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:52:55 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*135/PH220BBLOCKTHUMBNAIL.jpg
Natalia Oberti Noguera, founder and chief executive of the Pipeline Academy, an angel investing boot camp for women, is hoping creating more female angels means more woman-led businesses.]]>
<![CDATA[Peter Thiel's Take on Betting Against Technology]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 22:22:26 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/peter-thiel.jpg
Venture capitalist Peter Thiel tells Press:Here why biotech is considered a bad bet by investors.

Photo Credit: Getty]]>
<![CDATA[Free Mobile Apps Are Mining Your Data]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 21:11:08 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/smartphone+generic1.jpg
Both free and paid mobile apps are minding user data to sell to third parties, says an expert.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Director at Pixar Wants More Girls to Get Into Coding]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:26:23 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/computer-keyboard-generic-0.jpg
Made with Code mentor Danielle Feinberg discusses the importance of girls gravitating towards computer programming.]]>
<![CDATA[23andMe Offers DNA Testing]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:27:01 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PH223WEBBLOCKAJPEG.jpg
23andMe, a DNA testing company founded by Anne Wojcicki, the former partner of Google founder Sergey Brin, offers genetic testing for $99.]]>