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.
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.