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December 15, 2015 6 Comments

Hoverboards Facing Safety Concerns After Fires

Some brands of hoverboards are being pulled from the shelves after incidents of people getting hurt and several highly-publicized cases where the self-balancing toy caught fire.

December 8, 2015 Comment

From Quantum Computing To Smart Homes, How Alphabet Is Changing Google

The company that many know for its Internet browser and email services has been making big changes since becoming Alphabet.

December 1, 2015 4 Comments

How The Energy-Hungry Tech Industry Is Fighting Climate Change

As world leaders began climate talks in Paris, Microsoft founder Bill Gates announced a multibillion-dollar effort to support clean energy.

November 24, 2015 2 Comments

First Major Virtual Reality Headset Is Now On Sale

Kurt Wagner of Re/code reviews Samsung’s Gear VR and what it means for the virtual reality industry.

November 17, 2015 7 Comments

Encrypted Messaging And The Line Between Security And Privacy

The attacks in Paris that left at least 129 people dead on Friday have reignited the debate over encrypted communication.

November 10, 2015 10 Comments

Why More Home Internet Providers Are Limiting Data Usage

Home Internet providers are moving away from unlimited data, and toward the types of tiered plans cell phone companies offer.

November 3, 2015 Comment

With Eye On Mobile, Activision Buys Candy Crush Maker

Activision sees potential in the mobile Candy Crush franchise, hoping to attract users in emerging markets more likely to use cheap mobile games instead of consoles like Xbox and PlayStation.

October 28, 2015 10 Comments

Bay Area Reporters Dish On Region’s Politics, Tech

Kara Swisher of Re/code, Scott Shafer of KQED and Martin Reynolds of the Maynard Institute for Journalism join us.

October 27, 2015 Comment

San Francisco Ballot Measure Takes Aim At Its Own Airbnb

Airbnb, which allows users around the globe to rent out their homes online, is in the middle of a political fight in its home city.

October 20, 2015 4 Comments

Amazon Publicly Responds To New York Times Exposé

Two months after the article about Amazon’s allegedly brutal workplace culture, the online retailer has published a rebuttal.

October 13, 2015 Comment

Layoffs, ‘Moments’, Longer Tweets: How Jack Dorsey Is Changing Twitter

With Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey now officially at the helm, we look at what’s ahead for the company and its users.

October 7, 2015 Comment

‘Steve Jobs’ Biopic Releases To Skeptical (And Excited) Silicon Valley

Dawn Chmielewski of Re/code discusses how Silicon Valley may react to the film, which stars Michael Fassbender as the Apple co-founder.

September 29, 2015 4 Comments

Facebook Plans To Bring Internet To Refugees

The announcement by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg comes as welcome news to many, but not without criticism.

September 22, 2015 Comment

How Tech Is Fighting Wildfires

With wildfires raging in an era, and a region, where innovation is booming, many are looking to Silicon Valley for faster and safer solutions.

September 15, 2015 14 Comments

Carly Fiorina’s Business Record Before HP

Arik Hesseldahl writes, “when you unpack the particulars of that earlier period, a more complicated and troubling picture emerges.”

September 8, 2015 4 Comments

Next To The iPhone, Apple TV Looks Mediocre. Will That Change?

The product Apple seems to have fallen behind on is the product many Americans use for hours and hours every day – the television.

September 1, 2015 4 Comments

2016 Candidates Get Big Donations From The Tech Industry

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is leading in tech industry campaign donations by a wide margin, according to a recent analysis.

August 25, 2015 Comment

What China’s Stock Market Crash Means For The Tech Industry

Investors have cautioned young startups that there could be changes coming – like valuing profits more than growth.

August 18, 2015 7 Comments

Tech Industry Reacts To New York Times’ Amazon Exposé

The piece describes a “bruising workplace” at the Seattle-based company, where work-life boundaries are willfully eroded.

August 11, 2015 2 Comments

In A Surprise Move, Google Reorganizes Its New ‘Alphabet’

What will Google’s ‘Alphabet’ bring to consumers and innovation?

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