After earthquakes rocked the Bay Area this week, a new app offering advance warning is arriving right on time. The My ShakeAlert system is coming to the Bay Area on Thursday. Emily Turner reports. (10-16-2019)
New App Gives Advanced Earthquake Warnings To Bay Area UsersAfter earthquakes rocked the Bay Area this week, a new app offering advance warning is arriving right on time. The My ShakeAlert system is coming to the Bay Area on Thursday. Emily Turner reports. (10-16-2019)
Scooter Companies Set To Expand In San FranciscoAfter being banned from San Francisco streets last year, several scooter companies are set to deploy 2,500 scooters over the next few months. KPIX 5 reporter Jackie Ward talks to Lime general manager EV Ellington about the company's plans. (10/15/19)
#DeleteFacebook Trends After Report Says Zuckerberg Secretly Dined With ConservativesThe hashtag #DeleteFacebook was trending on Twitter after reports surfaced that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was holding secret dinner meetings at his home over the summer with conservative figures. Maria Medina reports. (10-14-2019)
Groundbreaking Technology Used in New Will Smith Film 'Gemini Man'A new Will Smith movie coming to theaters Friday night uses groundbreaking technology to turn the actor into a younger digital version of himself. Betty Yu reports. (10-11-19)
First-Ever 'Built By Girls' Summit Takes On San FranciscoBuilt By Girls is a community that helps young women step boldly into their careers with the help of female mentors and advisers.
High School Students Create Nonprofit To Get Other Teens Into Computer ScienceWorking out of a family garage, two teenaged friends are making it possible for thousands of students to get real-world experience in computer science. Sharon Chin reports. (10-9-2019)
Facebook Settles Advertiser Lawsuit For $40 MillionFacebook is settling a lawsuit by advertisers who said the social media giant inflated the amount of time users watched videos for $40 million. (10/8/19)
Corporate Rentals Move Into San Francisco’s Rent Controlled BuildingsIt’s an $18 billion industry in the United States and San Francisco is at the center of it. Short-term rental laws that were designed to preserve the city’s existing housing stock back in 2015 spurred growth for yet another tech disruptor. Susie Steimle reports. (10-7-2019)
Google Buys Sizable Plot Of Land In Gilroy To Use As Tree NurseryGoogle is planning to use a newly purchased plot of land in Gilroy to grow landscaping vegetation for its properties, according to an email to KPIX 5. Kiet Do reports. (10-6-2019)
Empty Shelves At Fry's Stores Raise Concerns About Retailer's FutureBay Area-based Fry's Electronics recently announced its Palo Alto store would be closing. But it may not be the only one; there are signs that are sparking concerns about the tech superstore's future. Devin Fehely reports. (10-6-2019)
Drivers Say Tesla 'Smart Summon' Feature Not Ready to RollTesla is touting a feature that allows your car to pick you up but it's not always a smooth ride. Devin Fehely reports. (10-4-19)
Digital Tool Helps San Jose Pinpoint Needy NeighborhoodsSan Jose is rolling out a new online tool that’s designed to help micro-manage the city. It crunches large amounts of data to calculate neighborhoods in need. Len Ramirez reports. (10-4-19)
Silicon Valley Tech Elite Gather for TechCrunch Disrupt SFThousands of people from around the world are in San Francisco this week for the annual conference known as TechCrunch Disrupt. KPIX 5's Allen Martin dropped in to sample the future. (10-3-19)
Motive Behind Murder Of Well-Known Santa Cruz Tech CEO Was Robbery, Investigators SayThe manhunt for the suspects in the murder of a Santa Cruz tech executive stretched nearly into its third day Wednesday night. Maria Medina reports. (10-2-2019)
World Safety Summit On Self Driving Car Tech Kicks Off At Levi's StadiumThe World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology kicked off at Levi's Stadium on Wednesday. Kiet Do reports. (10-2-2019)
Stanford Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary Of StartX With ExpoStanford is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of StartX, its innovation community. The university hosted a campus demo day on Sunday for entrepreneurs to show off their latest inventions. Kiet Do reports. (9-29-2019)
Pleasanton Family Gets 24 Hour Security After Brazen Burglars Are Caught On TapeA Pleasanton family is trying to recover after a terrifying burglary attempt. Katie Nielsen tells us a new start-up security firm is going to provide them with cameras monitored by guards around the clock.
DoorDash Discloses Data Breach Impacting 4.9 Million CustomersBay Area-based food delivery company DoorDash has disclosed a data breach impacting 4.9 million customers involving addresses, phone numbers and partial credit card numbers. (9/27/19)
Text 911 Service Coming To Santa Clara CountyResidents in Santa Clara County have a new way to report emergencies, by texting 911 dispatchers instead of calling. (9/26/19)
Fremont Police Tesla Near-Dead Battery Forces Officer Off PursuitA Tesla Model S used by the Fremont Police Department ran low on electricity in the middle of a pursuit. (9/25/19)
Virus Cripples Union City Government ComputersUnion City is grappling with a computer virus that has shut down most of the city's servers. Devin Fehely tells us they have called in federal cybersecurity experts to help figure out what happened.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Wraps Up 3-Day Visit With Lawmakers In Washington D.C.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was wrapping up a tour of the nation's capital. Juliette Goodrich tells us it was 3 days of fancy receptions, dinners, and meetings with lawmakers, including President Trump.
Fire Breaks Out Near San Francisco Homeless Encampment, Tech Bus Parking LotA fire broke out near a homeless encampment and a parking lot for tech buses near Interstate 280 in San Francisco early Friday morning. (9/20/19)
Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly Hologram Tour Kicks Off In San FranciscoDecades after their passing, rock legends Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly will return to the stage as holograms as part of a nationwide tour that kicks off in San Francisco this week. (9/17/19)