silicon valley

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

In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, file photo, two men fish in the water in front of a barge on Treasure Island in San Francisco. Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of on land, where city building permits and public plans are mandatory. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

What is Google building out in San Francisco Bay?

San Francisco’s mayor says he doesn’t know what it is. Police say it’s not their jurisdiction. And government inspectors are sworn to secrecy. Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San […]

11/05/2013

The sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Report: NSA broke into Yahoo, Google data centers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post is reporting that the National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world. The Post cites documents […]

10/30/2013

This photo shows 2066 Crist Drive, the home where Steve Jobs grew up, in Los Altos, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Steve Jobs’ Calif. home gets historic designation

LOS ALTOS, Calif. (AP) — The Silicon Valley home where Apple co-founder Steve Jobs grew up and built some of his first computers is now on the city’s list of historic properties. The historical commission […]

10/29/2013

The Forty-Niners' new stadium project is seen on Oct. 14, 2013, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Mathew Sumner)

2nd worker dies at 49ers stadium construction site

  SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Construction is slated to restart Tuesday at the new $1.2 billion San Francisco 49ers showcase stadium after police and fire investigators determined a truck driver’s death was a workplace […]

10/14/2013

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Growing backlash to government surveillance

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – From Silicon Valley to the South Pacific, counterattacks to revelations of widespread National Security Agency surveillance are taking shape, from a surge of new encrypted email programs to technology that […]

10/12/2013

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Officials in Cupertino endorse Apple campus plan

  CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple’s plans for a massive new campus in Silicon Valley that former CEO Steve Jobs likened to a spaceship are moving forward. The San Jose Mercury News reports that the […]

10/03/2013

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Reports: Small plane lands on San Jose street

  SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A small plane has landed safely on a city street in the heart of the Silicon Valley. The plane reportedly made the emergency landing on San Jose’s Capitol Expressway […]

10/03/2013

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Silicon Valley engineer gets life for 3 murders

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – A Silicon Valley engineer will spend the rest of his life behind bars for fatally shooting three of his co-workers after he was fired nearly five years ago. The San […]

08/03/2013

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Yahoo buys social Web browser maker Rockmelt

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo has acquired Rockmelt, a Silicon Valley startup that built a Web browser tied to Facebook’s social network. Terms of the deal announced Friday weren’t disclosed. It’s the 20th acquisition that […]

08/02/2013

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Robots to revolutionize farming, ease labor woes

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — On a windy morning in California’s Salinas Valley, a tractor pulled a wheeled, refrigerator-sized contraption over rows of budding iceberg lettuce plants. Engineers from Silicon Valley tinkered with the software on […]

07/14/2013

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