Bay Area Families Could Lose Contact With Relatives In China If WeChat BannedMillions of users of the WeChat social media and messaging platform are bracing for the possible Sunday shut down the app, fearing it will effectively sever lines of communication with family and friends in China.
Feds Tell Apple, Google To Halt TikTok, WeChat App Downloads On SundayThe Commerce Department plans to restrict access to TikTok and WeChat in the popular app stores of Silicon Valley giants Apple and Google starting on Sunday.
Coronavirus Tracking App Unveiled To Notify User When They Are Exposed To COVID-19The state of California has partnered with other western states to pilot a mobile app designed by Google and Apple that notifies a user when they have been exposed to someone infected with the novel coronavirus.
Senate Judiciary Antitrust Panel Grills Google Exec On Online AdvertisingA Senate panel put a top Google executive on the defensive over the company’s powerful position in online advertising as some lawmakers look hopefully toward an expected antitrust case against the tech giant by the Trump administration.
Trump Is...? Biden Is...? Google Removes Autocomplete For Candidates And VotingThe tech giant said it will remove suggestions that could be seen as endorsing or opposing political parties and candidates.
San Jose Mayor Urges State Legislature to Hold Special Session for SB 995Mayor Sam Liccardo publicly urged the California Legislature to return to session to pass Senate Bill 995, which streamlines the process for major housing development projects.
San Jose Approves Commercial Development Fees for Affordable HousingAfter more than five years of stalled talks, San Jose plans to start charging commercial developers fees to fund affordable housing - a move housing advocates said is long overdue.
California Early Earthquake Alerts To Be Standard On Android PhonesCalifornia's earthquake early warnings will be a standard feature on all Android phones, bypassing the need for users to download the state's MyShake app.
Pandemic App From Apple, Google Gets First Tryout In VirginiaVirginia has rolled out a smartphone app to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus.
Former Google, Uber Engineer Gets 18 Months For Stealing SecretsA former engineer at Google and Uber pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing confidential information from Google’s self-driving car program and received an 18-month prison sentence.
Google's Fitbit Takeover Prompts EU Antitrust InvestigationGoogle's acquisition of fitness tracking company Fitbit hit a new snag on Tuesday.
Google Announces $450 Million Investment In ADT Home SecurityThe two companies plan to create smart home software and services using Google's Nest hardware and ADT's security expertise.
Big Winners and Losers As Tech Companies Report EarningsBig Tech companies reported mixed quarterly earnings on Thursday, a day after their top executives faced a tough congressional grilling over their market power and alleged monopolistic practices.
CEOs Of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google Face Tough Questions In House Judiciary Antitrust ProbeFour CEOs of the biggest and most influential tech companies will take the hot seat Wednesday, and come to face-to-face with congressional leaders during the House Judiciary Antitrust probe.
COVID-19 Reopening: Bracing For A Long Pandemic; Google Says Employees Can Work From Home Until Summer 2021Silicon Valley tech giant Google announced Monday it was extending its policy of allowing employees to work from home until at least July 2021.