UK Watchdog Probes Amazon, Google For Fake Reviews Of GoodsU.K. regulators said on Friday that they’re investigating Google and Amazon over concerns the online giants aren’t doing enough to stop fake reviews of products and services on their platforms.
Elon Musk's SpaceX Taking Cryptocurrency Payments For Space FlightsAdd SpaceX flights to the list of products from Silicon Valley high tech guru Elon Musk's companies that customers can use cryptocurrency to pay for.
VIDEO: Space X Launch Lights Up Pre-Dawn Sky; Crew Headed Toward Space StationWith San Francisco Bay Area high tech pioneer Elon Musk looking on, SpaceX launched four astronauts into orbit Friday using a recycled rocket and capsule, the third crew flight in less than a year for his rapidly expanding company.
Digital Imaging Pioneer Charles Geshke, Co-Founder of Adobe, Dies at Age 81Charles “Chuck” Geschke, co-founder with John Warnock of Adobe Inc. who helped develop Portable Document Format (PDF) technology, died Friday at his home in Los Altos.
SF Startup Could Revolutionize Electric Vehicle Charging With Battery Swaps In Just 10 MinutesA San Francisco startup is offering a way to recharge electric vehicles in just 10 minutes which it says could revolutionize the market for EVs.
COVID: SF Restaurants Use High-Tech Tools To Make Indoor Dining SafeWhen diners return indoors to La Mar in San Francisco, the food and the space will look familiar, but hidden in its HVAC system is patented technology that works to safely clean indoor air.
San Francisco-Based Airbnb Reports Huge 4th-Quarter LossSan Francisco-based home-sharing site Airbnb posted a $3.9 billion loss in the fourth quarter of 2020 as it suffered from the pandemic downturn in travel and recorded one-time costs for becoming a public company.
Fry's Electronics Shutting Down Operations; Victim Of COVID-19 Fiscal WoesLong-time San Francisco Bay Area retail mainstay Fry's Electronics has announced it will be shutting down its 31 stores across nine states as a result of the fiscal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
San Francisco Assemblyman's Bill Boosts Building Wind Farms Off California CoastCalifornia assemblyman David Chiu (D-S.F.) introduced a bill to the legislature on Thursday intending to shift the state's energy sources to rely more on offshore wind power, producing 10 gigawatts of energy by 2040.
Cryptocurrency Firm Aims to Build Government, 'Smart City' Near Tesla in Nevada DesertA cryptocurrency magnate hopes to turn dreams of a futuristic “smart city” into reality, building a company-run local government on land near the Tesla gigafactory east of Reno.
Google Workers Vote To Form Company's First-Ever Union; Will Workers At Other Silicon Valley Tech Giants Follow?Hundreds of employees at Google and its parent, Alphabet, have launched a union, a step that has sent shutters through the Silicon Valley tech giants that also represents the biggest and most organized challenge yet to the company's executive leadership.
Self-Driving Farm Tractor Rolls Into Service at California VineyardAn Alameda County winery has become the first customer to try out a major new improvement in high-tech farm equipment: the world's first autonomous electric tractor.
COVID In Silicon Valley: How the Pandemic Powered San Jose-Based Zoom to Worldwide Infrastructure MainstayZoom built a profitable business focusing on large, enterprise customers with an easy-to-use teleconferencing system. It wasn't designed to become the worldwide default for remote communication but pandemic-driven demand forced the Silicon Valley company to retool with lightning speed.
Apple Beats Earnings Estimates But Lagging China iPhone Sales Drag Stock Price LowerApple eked out a modest revenue gain during the three months ending Sept. 30, beating analysts' projections that sales would fall during the quarter.
Google Unveils More Details About Massive Downtown San Jose DevelopmentNew plans released by Google on Thursday show how the company plans to transform the area around the Diridon Station in downtown San Jose.