Alphabet Inc. Workers Petition Google To Stop Selling G-Suite To Police DepartmentsMore than 1600 workers at Alphabet Inc. petitioned the parent company's Google unit to stop working with police departments, according a report.
BART Unveils Prototype Of New Jumper-Proof Fare Gate At Richmond StationA prototype of a newly designed fare gate that deters gate jumpers was unveiled at the Richmond BART Station on Wednesday.
Tech Rights Group Sues To Block Trump Order Regulating Social Media After Twitter Fact-Checking His TweetsA tech-rights group sued to block President Donald Trump’s executive order that seeks to regulate social media, saying it violates the First Amendment and chills speech. The president issued the order after Twitter put fact checks on two of his tweets.
Stormy Weather May Delay SpaceX's 1st Astronaut LaunchBay Area Tech guru Elon Musk may have to wait a few more days to cross another major milestone off his checklist. Stormy weather was threatening to delay SpaceX’s first astronaut launch.
Apple Buys NextVR Which Broadcasts Sports, Music In Virtual RealityNews that Apple bought virtual-reality streaming sports company NextVR is the latest sign the Cupertino tech giant is closer to revealing a much-rumored augmented reality and VR headset.
Tech, Health Care Stocks 'Resilient' Amid Widespread Losses During COVID-19 PandemicEven with the coronavirus pandemic throwing the global economy into disarray, tech stocks in the S&P 500 have been remarkably resilient. They’re up 4.1% for 2020.
Beleagured E-Cigarette Maker Juul Moving Headquarters From San Francisco To D.C.E-cigarette maker Juul Labs is moving its headquarters from San Francisco to Washington D.C., according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Twitter Stock Slumps Following 1st-Quarter, Pandemic-Powered LossesTwitter's stock tumbled Thursday after the San Francisco-based company failed to show it's weathering the pandemic-borne digital advertising slump the same way its bigger rivals Facebook and Google are.
After All The Hype, Hilarious Memes, Babyface And Teddy Riley Press 'Reset' On Beat Battle That Broke IGAfter a weekend of hype and hilarious memes that nearly broke IG -- #babyfacevsteddyriley if you’ve been on another planet – the legendary Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds and Teddy Riley are set for a rematch of their Instagram Live faceoff.
Zoom To The Top: Worldwide Coronavirus Lockdowns Send San Jose Video Conference Provider's Shares SoaringAs the coronavirus pandemic has forced millions around the world to stay in their homes, 9-year-old Silicon Valley video conference provider Zoom has exploded in public awareness as the go-to app for virtual meetings, classroom lessons, church services and general communication among workers, families and government officials.
Silicon Valley Nonprofit Making 3D Face Shields To Fill Urgent Need For Coronavirus Medical PPEInnovation is part of the fabric of the Bay Area, so when the medical community said that they were running low on their personal protective equipment, the Maker community, and all their 3D printers, came to the rescue.
Anthony Levandowski Agrees To Plead Guilty In Google-Uber Self-Driving Tech Trade Secrets CaseFormer Google self-driving program executive Anthony Scott Levandowski has submitted documents requesting that a federal judge accept his guilty plea to theft of trade secrets charges, prosecutors announced Thursday.
Bug In Facebook Anti-Spam System Blocks Posts Of Coronavirus News StoriesFacebook says a bug in its anti-spam system is blocking the publication of links to news stories about the coronavirus.
IBM Pulls Out Of Major San Francisco Tech Conference Over Coronavirus Fears Days after a major mobile technology conference was cancelled in Spain, IBM announced Friday it would not be sending any of its employees to San Francisco for the upcoming RSA gathering of top cyber security experts over fears of the coronavirus.
Matters Of The Heart: Stanford Docs, Apple Team Up For Heart Study Using Smart WatchTechnology and medicine are revolutionizing how our health is monitored. In the first of its kind study, Stanford University’s School of Medicine teamed up with Apple and 418,000 willing participants to learn more about people’s hearts and detecting an irregular heartbeat.