Twitter hired its first female board member, 66 year-old publishing executive Marjorie Scardino, but not without some controversy.
Sven Thesen wants me to drive his car. The eccentric fair-haired chemical engineer—one of the 2,000 climate scientists who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 along with former Vice President Al Gore—has invited me to his Palo Alto home to experience his nirvana.
Beginning in 2014, Katie Couric will officially be working as a Yahoo! News’ global correspondent covering news and international figures, according to an announcement by Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer. Mayer said Couric will be covering “stories and newsmakers”, bringing her expertise of one-on-one interviews toward the Sunnyvale-based tech company, possibly resulting in more profile coverage…
San Jose scored a big win this week when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced plans to open its permanent West Coast headquarters at City Hall. The agency is slated to move into 40,000 square feet on the second and 14th floors by the end of next year—rent-free through 2016 and at a steep…
Motivated by the looming dilemma of having to feed 9 billion people by the year 2050, the tech industry focused on one of life’s most basic necessities at a San Francisco event over the weekend—food.
Giving a Kickstarter pledge incentive as a gift can be a gamble—if a project isn’t fully funded, the gift may not come through. But it’s also giving the chance to get in on the ground floor of new products—and here are some local projects currently seeking funding from Kickstarter that are offering giftable incentives.
LeftoverSwap, a food-sharing app designed to curb waste, has health officials worried that users might pass on less-than-sanitary leftovers.
Fifteen volunteers from veteran service organization Team Rubicon are working in Tacloban, Philippines—one of the areas most affected by Typhoon Haiyan—with Silicon Valley software from Palo Alto-based Palantir that will help with logistics and tracking.
With the rising number of smart watches hitting the market, San Jose-based Doozy Inc. is taking a more traditional approach to its smart watch design. The company hopes to raise $50,000 for its bluetooth enabled Doozy Watch. Doozy Inc. founder Carl Leung talks about bringing his ideal smart watch to the public. What are the…
Edmunds.com called the Tesla Model S Silicon Valley’s hometown hero. It’s fast, quiet, safe and sleek, coveted in the wealthiest zip codes in the nation. Could it also make the ideal cop cruiser?