silicon valley

Gregg Lemler, vice president of transmission operations for Pacific Gas & Electric Co., listens to questions at a news conference in San Francisco, Thursday, April 10, 2014. PG&E offered a $250,000 reward on Thursday for information leading to an arrest and conviction in an attack nearly a year ago on phone lines and the power grid in Silicon Valley. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

PG&E offers $250K reward in California grid attack

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. offered a $250,000 reward Thursday for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a startling attack mounted nearly a year ago on telephone lines and […]

04/10/2014

David Byttow, left, and Chrys Bader-Wechseler, are photographed Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas. Byttow and Bader-Wechseler co-founded Secret, a new app that lets people share anonymous posts with their friends and friends of friends. (AP Photo/Barbara Ortutay)

Whispers, secrets and lies? Anonymity apps rise

NEW YORK (AP) — At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are pushing people to put forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of mobile applications aims for a bit more honesty. […]

03/24/2014

Massive tech campus sparks mystery in San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose has given the green light to a massive new office complex, but city officials and the developer aren’t revealing the name of the technology company that will occupy […]

03/20/2014

FILE - In this Friday, July 26, 2013, file photo, Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks as he takes part in a panel discussion during the National Urban League's annual conference, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Jesse Jackson to take on tech’s lack of diversity

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Rev. Jesse Jackson plans to lead a delegation to the Hewlett Packard annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday to bring attention to Silicon Valley’s poor record of including blacks and Latinos […]

03/18/2014

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Rubio: US bandwidth better used by cell providers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pitching himself as an ally to Silicon Valley, presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio proposed giving cellphone companies more access to government-controlled airwaves and other pro-business initiatives he said would create “thousands upon […]

03/10/2014

People line up at the food pantry at Sacred Heart Community Service on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Silicon Valley boom eludes many, drives income gap

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Arwin Buditom guards some of the most successful high-tech firms in America. Joseph Farfan keeps their heat, air and electric systems humming. But these workers and tens of thousands like […]

03/06/2014

French President Francois Hollande takes reporter’s question as he and President Barack Obama hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Feb. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

French leader heads to Silicon Valley to talk tech

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — France’s president was visiting San Francisco on Wednesday and meeting with Silicon Valley technology leaders, just days after a French regulator hit Google with an embarrassing regulatory slap and after years […]

02/12/2014

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Facebook’s Zuckerberg gives $5M for health center

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are donating $5 million to help expand a community health center in Silicon Valley. The gift — announced Wednesday — will cover […]

01/22/2014

23andMe company logo. (AP Photo/23andMe)

FDA tells 23andMe to halt sales of genetic test

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is […]

11/25/2013

Workers at the Target Technology Innovation Center office in San Francisco. Target Corp. is among a growing number of old-line retailers opening  technology hubs in recent months in high-tech colonies, particularly in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Shopping-Tech Mash-Up: Retailers take on Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Software engineers wearing jeans and flip flops test the latest smartphone apps. Walls and windows double as whiteboards where ideas are jotted down. And a mini basketball net is in the […]

11/15/2013

Spanish royal couple to visit Calif. tech firms

  PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — The heir to the Spanish throne and his wife are in Northern California, where they will be promoting Spanish businesses to Silicon Valley investors and visiting technology companies. Spain’s […]

11/14/2013

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Apple demands Samsung pay $380 million for copying

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Apple is demanding that Samsung Electronics pay it $380 million for copying vital iPhone and iPad features. An Apple attorney made the demand Wednesday during opening statements of a Silicon […]

11/13/2013

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