education that pays, or you don’t 11-27-17
— With tuitions ever rising and student debt exploding
to $1.45 trillion, there has been increased pressure on
schools to demonstrate their value based on their
success in placing graduates in good-paying jobs.
out the Silver Tech boom for savvy seniors 11-20-17
a drag it is getting old," Mick Jagger first whined
on "Mother’s Little Helper" from the Rolling
Stones’ 1965 Aftermath album.
pill raises technological, ethical questions 11-20-17
first drug with a sensor embedded in a pill that alerts
doctors when patients have taken their medications was
approved by the Food and Drug Administration, raiding
issues involving privacy, cost, and whether patients
really want caregivers looking over their shoulders.
review: Google Pixel 2 XL is almost perfect, but the
screen gives me the blues 11-13-17
pressure on smartphone manufacturers must be intense.
they are tasked with upping the ante on last year’s
phone. Sometimes they radically change the design, like
Apple did this year with the iPhone X, but other times
the upgrade seems more incremental, meaning key features
get an upgrade, but the overall look and feel are not
food giants, rising tide of e-commerce means sink or
you ever plucked a bottle of ketchup from a grocery
store shelf after remembering your kids finished the
last bottle the night before?
loses listeners, ad revenue 11-06-17
Calif. — So many listeners have turned off Pandora
that Friday could have been called the day the music
died for the internet radio streaming pioneer.
the era of Instagram, businesses use street art to
attract customers 10-30-17
— Inside the shops along Melrose Avenue, there’s
plenty to appeal to fashionable young customers such as
election role is likely to increase 10-30-17
headlines. Congressional inquiries. Corporate apologies.
The heightening scrutiny surrounding Facebook after it
allowed Russian trolls and inflammatory political ads to
spread on its network is the kind of thing companies
would do anything to avoid.
gets $1 billion investment, led by Google’s parent
— In the topsy-turvy world of tech, an investor can
fund a company one minute and sue it the next.
Facebook, Twitter scramble to hold Washington at bay 10-16-17
summoned about 200 policy staff from around the world
last month for a debate on whether the company’s size
has made it too attractive as a target for government
the next rocket to New York? What it’ll take to
realize Elon Musk’s bizarre travel plan 10-09-17
Chief Executive Elon Musk envisions a time in the near
future when long-distance travelers on Earth can hop on
a rocket to go across the globe in less than an hour.
help college graduates with jobs, finances, housing and
JOSE, Calif. — Those first months after leaving
college can bewilder many graduates, but some apps may
help to ease the transition from the sheltered halls of
academia to the harsh realities of the business world.
ups its game with sports, weather data 10-02-17
— Snapchat isn’t a resource many turn to for weather
and sports scores, but it’s spending increasing
amounts of money on licensing deals to give users such
this guy help Intel catch the AI wave? 10-02-17
SAN DIEGO —
To get a sense of computer scientist Naveen Rao, just
take a look at his hands. The
42-year-old has busted all 10 of his fingers over a
lifetime of skiing, skateboarding, bicycling,
rollerblading, race-car driving, wrestling and hoops.
the checkout lines: Whole Foods, Walmart and other
stores embrace online grocery shopping 10-02-17
Calif. — Grocery shopping can feel like you’re
navigating through an obstacle course filled with
crowded parking lots, long lines and screaming kids.
Clinic offers first aid assistance via Amazon’s Alexa
digital assistant 09-25-17
— Alexa, forget my grocery list and morning traffic
reports. Tell me about CPR.
Google invests in Lyft, what does that mean for Uber? 09-18-17
— Uber was the indisputable No. 1 player in the
domestic on-demand transportation industry. And by its
workforce size, passenger count and capital raised, it
Q&A: How to fix browsers that smoke or crash 09-11-17
Some mysterious malware has infected the Edge browser on
our Windows 10 laptop, and none of our security programs
can get rid of it. When we start Edge, it goes to the
MSN login page, which has a scenic view of a small city
along a bay.
service, starting at free 09-04-17
— There are times when FreedomPop founder Stephen
Stokols would get better coverage or service using a
competing cellular carrier. Like when he got booted from
his own provider after getting tripped up by confusing
companies unlikely to follow S&P’s new
Snap-inspired rules 08-28-17
the company that produces the Standard & Poor’s
500-stock index announced this month that it would
exclude the corporate parent of Snapchat from its
benchmark market measure, the move was cheered by
advocates of better corporate governance.
other tech companies warned over ‘dangerous’ banning
of neo-Nazis, hate groups 08-21-17
JOSE, Calif. — Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer has
been pushed offline or perhaps to the dark web by
GoDaddy, Google and Cloudflare, which one by one made it
impossible for the news and commentary provider to keep
operating after it published an article that criticized
a woman who died during last weekend’s violent
protests in Charlottesville, Va.
ties with utilities isn’t as easy as cutting the cable
ANGELES — If disaster ever struck, Joe Fleischmann
could keep the lights, refrigerator and big-screen TV
running in his Orange County home, even if the power
company went dark.
startups helping companies engage workers, avoid
workplace issues 08-14-17
FRANCISCO — Amy Errett wanted to gauge employee
happiness at her e-commerce startup, but surveys weren’t
foot got you in trouble? Reach for your phone 08-07-17
Calif. — Summer is the busiest travel season, and that
means long stretches of highway, wandering attention and
maybe a few miles through counties or states spent over
the speed limit.
growth of streaming, Redbox CEO sees future in DVD
— Redbox DVD rental kiosks, a seeming throwback to a
simpler technological time when videos were something
you held in your hand and late fees loomed over your
head, are mounting a comeback.
women called Alexa, it’s funny, frustrating to share
name with Amazon device 07-31-17
Since Amazon introduced the Alexa-enabled Echo device in
2014, the jokes have become so omnipresent that Alexa
Philbeck, 29, briefly considered changing, or at least
obscuring, her name.
Valley investors embrace a new vision of college 07-24-17
FRANCISCO — Make School, a for-profit startup in this
city’s South of Market district, is one of the most
unusual schools in the country: It lets students enroll
in classes for free if they agree to pay later after
they land a job.
pizzas made by robots 07-17-17
— Not long after the pizzeria Zume opened for business
last year, its kitchen staff noticed a problem with some
of its pizzas: they had holes in them.