Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference opened in San Francisco today with as much fanfare as a coronation, or a Rose Day Parade for nerds.
Amid sunny sales projections and lighthearted disses on Android, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the Cupertino company's new crown jewels, the OSX Mavericks opera ... More >>
Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15, Google's annual I/O conference kicks off at the Moscone Center here in San Francisco. And according to tech site the Verge, the Internet giant will use the occasion to announce a new streaming music service designed to compete with Spotify and Rdio.
Why a music subscrip ... More >>
Whether it's posting pictures of breakfast cereal or "liking" a Change.org petition on immigration reform, Facebook has become one of the primary vessels through which we express sentiments and emotions. In some ways, that's deeply problematic -- and even Facebook knows that.
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Does Facebook want to enable personal interaction, or provide an escape from it? Judging by the TV spots for its poorly conceived Facebook Home product, it's the latter. But that doesn't make any sense, does it? Facebook is, after all, a social media service.
One commercial, which Evan Selinger, wr ... More >>
Board of Equalization Member Betty T. Yee stepped out of her usual not-so-politically charged role as the elected tax commissioner and took on the really politically charged issue of race.
Yee, a Chinese American who hails from San Francisco, jumped on the bandwagon blasting Google for several rac ... More >>
Oh, good. More "sharing." The mobile social-app company Path (yes, the one that found itself in the middle a big privacy controversy not long ago) announced on Monday that it had landed another $30 million in venture financing from some top-tier firms, making its total valuation $250 million. Hey, t ... More >>
Facebook is building a phone, the Wall Street Journal's All Things Digital is reporting this week in a series of posts.
Facebook basically has to do it if it wants to stay in competition with Apple and Google as the go-to online destination -- or platform, or "ecosystem." Lots of people make Fa ... More >>
Walter Isaacson's much-discussed biography of Steve Jobs hits bookstores today. Some tidbits from the book -- for which Isaacson obtained unprecedented access to Jobs, soliciting his views on everything from rival Silicon Valley CEOs to Obama's presidency -- have already leaked. But a new bombshe ... More >>
You can't say Google doesn't have balls. Despite increasingly heavy antitrust scrutiny by the federal government, the Internet behemoth is charging ahead with a deal that brings all kinds of potential for cornering a market. It will pay $12.5 billion for Motorola Mobility, a leading maker of hand ... More >>
GoogleBART riders, kneel before GoogleNo need to rush out the door to catch that next BART train. We all know it will probably be late anyway. But to temper your anger over this often frustrating transit system, Google has rolled out its real-time tracking system for public transportation that's ... More >>
The fight continuesYesterday SF Weekly reported that the controversial "Dog Wars" app was mysteriously pulled from the Android market. But a quick search for the game now shows that the virtual dogfighting app is curiously back.The national uproar over "Dog Wars" could have been the reason it was ... More >>
Google: a fight not worth havingYesterday, SF Weekly recounted the national uproar over a new Android game "Dog Wars," which even Michael Vick said is training ground for dogfighters. Apparently, Google felt the heavy pressure and yesterday announced it would remove the app from its online store. ... More >>
The fight against dogfightingIf Michael Vick says something is skirting on the edge of animal cruelty -- you have to give it a pause. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback who was jailed for his involvement in a dogfighting ring, has come out against a new Google Android app that lets users train t ... More >>
Are Android phones like this stealing your personal information?The tech world has been buzzing with news that a San Francisco firm, Lookout Mobile Security, has discovered that wallpaper applications used by millions of phones with Google's Android operating system send subscribers' information ... More >>
Photo via Natalee DOr at least go watch "Law and Order."6. The Reign of the Standard Blog Post Format We know it's been that way since links.net. But enough or at least less of the big picture/text below monotony. We're the people that invented The Segway and the Wii, surely we can figure out how ... More >>