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.
Crate became the nation’s fastest-growing startup,
then it laid off over a quarter of its staff
ANGELES — In its ascent to becoming the nation’s
fastest-growing startup, Loot Crate Inc. fostered a
workplace in which employees warred with Nerf guns,
proudly brandished Captain America socks and chanted the
company’s name like a rally cry.
pop-up lunch for office dwellers, eyes growth
— Office workers can get stuck in a vicious lunch
cycle: Lunch from home? Boring. Eating out? Often too
expensive, and there’s rarely enough time to get away
from your desk.
year’s hot graduation gift: Snapchat geofilters
— Ann Beverly had eyed a set of golf clubs as a
college graduation gift for her son. In an impulse buy
during commencement, though, she just had to tack on
Amazon get shoppers to buy groceries online? 07-03-17
giant in the technology industry had a bold idea:
reinvent the way people shop, rendering grocery stores a
quaint reminder of the past.
once sold only books; now the retail giant markets
Bezos first launched Amazon.com in 1994, he gave himself
a 30 percent chance of success — slightly better than
the 1 in 10 odds for internet startups.
customers forget their passwords, business suffers 06-19-17
— A lot of money goes unspent in the online world for
a simple reason: Shoppers can’t remember their
average person is registered to 90 online accounts
requiring passwords, and the number keeps growing. Few
people remember so many passwords.
takes on Amazon Echo and Google Home with its own smart
replaced record collections with the iPod and earned
front pocket real estate with the iPhone. Now
it’s going after a bigger target: your home.
the cord doesn’t necessarily mean cutting the cost 06-05-17
moved to New York City on a tight budget and without a
TV. When she and her roommates finally got one, chipping
in for cable on top of a $50 utilities bill per roommate
just wasn’t feasible. So she opted instead to
subscribe to TV streaming services like Netflix and
capitalist spends time browsing Nextdoor 05-29-17
— The lauded Silicon Valley venture capitalist Bill
Gurley who, along with his partners at Benchmark, was an
early investor in companies such as Instagram, Uber,
Stitch Fix and Snap Inc., spent a recent afternoon
scrolling through the neighborhood social network,
Nextdoor, studying the ways people use the service.
awards T-Mobile $4.8M in trade-secrets case against
SEATTLE — A
robot named "Tappy" has finally had its day in
court, and emerged victorious. Well, its creator —
T-Mobile — did.
Facebook’s grown, so have its challenges 05-15-17
In 2011 as
Facebook inched ever closer to 1 billion active monthly
users, it faced a vexing crisis: uproar about a facial
recognition algorithm that tagged people in photos
without their consent.
booming video game industry is more than just Microsoft’s
Microsoft raised eyebrows in 2014 with the announcement
it was spending a hefty $2.5 billion to buy Mojang, the
Swedish developer of world-building game "Minecraft."
old college try
ANGELES — Duran Parsi headed to Pepperdine’s law
school three years ago with a mission: By the end, he’d
either practice law or commit to his fledgling e-sports