Trump Administration Wants To Use Americans' Location Data To Track The CoronavirusThe Trump administration is in discussions with the tech industry, including Facebook and Google, about how to use Americans' cellphone location data to track the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Verily Sets Up Drive-Thru Coronavirus Testing Sites In Santa Clara, San Mateo CountiesMobile drive-thru coronavirus testing is ramping up in the Bay Area, albeit slowly and selectively. Two sites, one at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds and the other at the San Mateo County Event Center, are invitation-only, operated by Verily Life Sciences.
Senators Blast Google For Facemask Ads Amid Coronavirus, Demand FTC ActionTwo Democratic senators asked the Federal Trade Commission to pursue enforcement action against Google Tuesday saying the company is continuing to allow ads for the sale of facemasks amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Google Launches Coronavirus Test Screening Website In Bay AreaVerily, a subsidiary of Alphabet and sister company to Google, quickly launched its much anticipated coronavirus testing website for residents in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties late Sunday night.
Trump Says Google Will Quickly Launch National Coronavirus Website; Silicon Valley Giant Says Not So FastHours after President Donald Trump announced Google would be "very quickly" launching a national website to distribute the latest information on coronavirus testing, the Silicon Valley giant thanked him for his support but clarified the roll out would be slower than he promised and focused first on the Bay Area.
East Bay Company Approved To Produce Coronavirus Test KitsThe effort to increase coronavirus testing capacity in the United States is about to get a big boost from a Bay Area lab.
Google I/O Conference Latest Tech Event Canceled Over Coronavirus FearsGoogle announced Tuesday that it plans to cancel its upcoming I/O developers conference in May due to concerns about the coronavirus.
Google Announces Early April Conference Will Be Streamed Digital Event Due To CoronavirusOfficials at Google on Monday announced the planned Google Cloud Next conference scheduled for the first week of April would now be a multi-day digital streaming event due to coronavirus concerns.
Investors Pump $2.5 Billion Into Waymo To Develop Self-Driving Car TechnologyWaymo has secured $2.25 billion from a group of investors to help the company continue to develop its self-driving technology for its ride-hailing service and a recently launched trucking division.
Appeals Court Rejects Conservative Group's Free-Speech Lawsuit Against YouTubeA federal appeals court in San Francisco on Wednesday rejected a free-speech lawsuit filed against YouTube and Google by a conservative nonprofit group.
Silicon Valley Ageism Prompting Increase In Men Seeking Cosmetic ProceduresAgeism is becoming a growing problem in the male-dominated tech industry and some are finding creative ways around it.