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.
Google Unveils Cheaper, 5G Versions Of Pixel 5 To Compete In Apple-Dominated MarketGoogle is trying to turn the tide with the Pixel 5, which boasts several new camera features, and a $700 price tag, a markdown of $100 from last year's model.
San Francisco Launches Online Interactive Tool To Help Parents Track School ReopeningsA new online, interactive tool with real-time information launched Tuesday to help parents and administrators track the growing number San Francisco schools applying to resume in-person learning.
Trump Says He Has Approved TikTok Sale to Silicon Valley Tech Giant OraclePresident Trump said Saturday he has approved a deal between TikTok's parent company ByteDance and Oracle, temporarily averting a ban on TikTok in U.S. app stores.
Russell Kirsch, Digital Photo Pioneer and Father of the Pixel, Dies at 91Russell Kirsch, a computer scientist credited with inventing the pixel and scanning the world’s first digital photograph, died Aug. 11 at his home in Portland, Oregon.
Bay Area Biotech Company Develops Promising New Class Of Drug To Treat COVID-19 PatientsA Bay Area biotechnology company has discovered a new way to make a COVID-19 treatment by producing an entirely new class of drugs. Soon, the invention will be tested in human clinical trials.
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.
Silicon Valley Pours Billions Into India As U.S.-China Tensions RiseLeading Silicon Valley Internet companies have been largely shut out of China for years but, in 2020, the biggest names in U.S. tech have invested around $17 billion in India.
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.