Silicon Valley

Nissan's autonomous automobile. (CBS)

How Will Insurance Companies Handle Driverless Cars?

As auto makers and Silicon Valley companies continue to develop driverless cars, insurance companies are already warning about how they could affect their business practices.

8 hours ago

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Partner John Doerr speaks onstage during "Why Can't Tech Save Politics?" at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 8, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Kimberly White/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Silicon Valley VC Testifies He Tried To Prevent Firing Of Woman Suing Law Firm For Sex Discrimination

Billionaire John Doerr took the witness stand for a second day on Wednesday in the lawsuit alleging women were denied chances to advance at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

11 hours ago

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Silicon Valley Startup Could Redefine Dental Care With New Toothpaste

A Silicon Valley startup wants you to think differently about the way you care for your mouth.

03/03/2015

Tom Wheeler

A ‘Free Ride': Silicon Valley Tech Companies Sit Out Net Neutrality Fight Amid FCC Vote

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The Federal Communications Commission will take a vote Thursday morning adopting rules for broadband providers to keep the Internet neutral—a long battle that, according to one Stanford scholar, Silicon Valley tech […]

02/26/2015

Computer User

‘Women Make 60 Percent Less’ Statistic Is Troubling When Used As ‘Fact’

Once a soundbite or buzz phrase escapes into the wild, it’s pretty tough to shove it back into its cage.

02/25/2015

Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert

Bay Area Techies Hack Into Burning Man’s Ticket System, Jump Ahead 80,000 Waiting In Line

About 200 Silicon Valley software engineers hacked into the Burning Man ticketing system Wednesday to jump in front of 80,000 others waiting in line from all over the world.

02/23/2015

Jan Koum, the 38-year-old founder of the messaging company WhatsApp, donated $556 million to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation putting him at No. 4 on the list. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Bay Area Tech Leaders Under 40 Among 2014’s Top Philanthropic Givers

Out of the top 10 most generous American philanthropists in 2014, four hail from Bay Area tech companies, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual Philanthropy 50 list.

02/10/2015

The mystery van as seen on the streets of Concord. (Claycord.com)

Apple Employee Says Company To Give Tesla ‘A Run For Its Money’

An Apple employee says Tesla employees are jumping ship to work at Apple as the company reportedly takes on a project that could shake up the autonomous vehicle field.

02/09/2015

TJ Miller hosts the TechCrunch 8th Annual Crunchies Awards at the Davies Symphony Hall on February 5, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

Did ‘Silicon Valley’ Star TJ Miller Turn The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards Into Cringe-Fest?

The audience didn’t know whether to laugh, cry or cringe at the 8th Annual Crunchies Awards Thursday night, at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall.

02/06/2015

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Report Finds Stunning $35,000 Pay Gap Between Men, Women In Silicon Valley

The Silicon Valley job boom continues but a pay gap between men and women remains.

02/04/2015

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