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49ers to donate $1 million to charities that focus on racial issues cited by Colin Kaepernick
The San Francisco 49ers announced Thursday that they have pledged $1 million to two Bay Area organizations that focus on the type of racial and social inequities that quarterback Colin Kaepernick has discussed in the aftermath of his refusal to stand during the national anthem in protest of such...
8126 points by Los Angeles Times | San Francisco 49ers San Francisco Bay Area Silicon Valley California San Francisco San Jose California Oakland Raiders Northern California
Southern California-Shot ‘Silicon Valley’ Goes for a Bay Area Look
While “Silicon Valley” co-creator Mike Judge and showrunner Alec Berg have been devising the outlandish goings-on and shenanigans on the hit HBO comedy, production designer Richard Toyon and his right-hand woman, art director Oana Bogdan, have been busy making the interiors and exteriors look exactly like those in the actual Silicon Valley. Although the show... Read more »
91 points by Variety | Art director Film crew Production designer Art department San Francisco Bay Area Silicon Valley Northern California Alec Berg
Viavi laying off 61 in Colorado Springs
Viavi Solutions Inc. has notified 61 Colorado Springs workers they will lose their jobs between March 10 and July 31.
13 points by The Denver Post | Employment Termination of employment Layoff Restructuring Compromise agreement Management Silicon Valley Companies established in 1999
Tech giants donated to Trump inauguration, report says
Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft quietly supplied support to the inauguration, Politico says.       
101 points by USA Today | Google Silicon Valley United States presidential inauguration President of the United States Inauguration Accountable Fundraising Report Immigration to the United States
IBM employees' anti-Trump petition is growing
As IBM and Oracle remain absent from more than 120 tech companies that have filed a legal brief opposing President Trump's immigration ban, momentum behind a petition of IBM employees — also against 45 — is gaining steam.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Amicus curiae Brief IBM United States Elon Musk President of the United States Silicon Valley Donald Trump
Tech's latest start-up: Anti-Trump activism
Tech workers in Silicon Valley fundraise, protest, and push their CEOs to do more.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Donald Trump Silicon Valley Ivana Trump Fred Trump
HBO ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Girls’ and Other Shows Launch on Fandango Digital Download Service
HBO original programming including “Game of Thrones,” “Girls” and “The Night Of” are available for purchase on Fandango’s movie and TV download service. Under the pact between HBO Home Entertainment and NBCUniversal-owned Fandango, the FandangoNow service will offer individual episodes and seasons of “Game of Thrones,” “The Sopranos,” “Girls,” “Divorce” and “Insecure,” as well as... Read more »
103 points by Variety | HBO Film Television program Television Paramount Pictures HBO network shows Silicon Valley Digital rights management
Tech companies need to start protecting you from hackers
Isn’t it time to hold Silicon Valley accountable? The tech wizards — with hoards of cash cozily sitting in off-shore tax havens — had their say in the run-up to and the aftermath of the presidential election. Over the past several years, hacking and cybercrimes have skyrocketed. In fact, it has gotten to the point...
18 points by New York Post | Fraud Phishing Google Internet fraud MySpace Silicon Valley E-mail PayPal
The Latest: Sea of foam dissipates as crews clean up
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on foam coming out of a hangar at a California airport (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Much of the foam that spewed out of a Northern California airport hangar and flooded a city street appears to be gone. Television news footage late Friday ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | California Blocking San Jose Mercury News San Francisco Bay Area San Jose California Block Storm Silicon Valley
Giant foam blob engulfs street, so naturally someone biked through it
"Someone had to do it."       
14237 points by USA Today | San Jose California California Caltrain San Francisco Bay Area Bicycle San Francisco Silicon Valley Santa Clara County California
Leaking fire retardant creates sea of foam outside San Jose airport
A sea of foam has spilled out of a hangar at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California and onto an adjacent street. San Jose fire Capt. Mitch Matlow said the foam was a chemical used as a fire retardant and was coming from the hangar's fire prevention system, the San Jose Mercury News...
47 points by Los Angeles Times | San Jose California San Jose Mercury News Silicon Valley The McClatchy Company San Jose Mercury News West Magazine California
Leaking fire retardant creates foam sea outside San Jose airport
A sea of foam has spilled out of a hangar at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California and onto an adjacent street. San Jose Fire Capt. Mitch Matlow tells The Mercury News the foam is a chemical used as a fire retardant and is coming from the hangar's fire prevention system. Matlow says...
47 points by Los Angeles Times | San Jose California San Jose Mercury News Silicon Valley The McClatchy Company San Jose Mercury News West Magazine California
Leaking fire retardant creates foam sea outside airport
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A sea of foam has spilled out of a hangar at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California and onto an adjacent street.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | San Jose California California San Jose Mercury News Silicon Valley Golden State Warriors The Mercury English musical groups San Francisco Bay Area
Kanye West didn't vote, but would have gone Trump -- and thinks people should stop focusing on racism
Today in Entertainment: Megyn Kelly's 'Year of Trump', a Disneyland 'stretching portrait' is up for grabs Nov. 18, 2016, 8:57 a.m. Here's what's new and interesting in the world of entertainment and the arts today: Review: 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' casts a faltering spellYou can...
8550 points by Los Angeles Times | San Jose Mercury News Hillary Rodham Clinton San Jose California San Jose Mercury News West Magazine MediaNews Group Gary Webb Silicon Valley Election
Kanye West didn't vote, but would have gone Trump - and thinks people should stop focusing on racism
Donald Trump names his choices for top national security posts Nov. 18, 2016, 9:19 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration. Here's what's happening in Washington right now:Trump names conservative hard-liner Jeff Sessions as his choice...
8550 points by Los Angeles Times | San Jose Mercury News Hillary Rodham Clinton San Jose California San Jose Mercury News West Magazine MediaNews Group Gary Webb Silicon Valley Election
The problem of hunger persists in all corners
Commentary
-2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | San Jose California Silicon Valley Feeding America Food bank San Jose Earthquakes Food banks San Jose Mercury News Renting
Army illegally barred Silicon Valley company from proposing software add-on: Judge
A federal judge has accused the Army of acting "arbitrarily and capriciously" and violating the law when it excluded a Silicon Valley firm from proposing its add-on for a battlefield intelligence data processor. Federal Claims Judge Marian Blank Horn issued a written opinion this week after ruling from the bench ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Law Law of the United States Military intelligence Military Intelligence United States Congress Silicon Valley Espionage
Want to Find Fulfillment at Last? Think Like a Designer
Two Silicon Valley veterans have been helping Stanford students navigate the future through their popular courses. Now they want to help you.
23 points by The New York Times | Stanford University Silicon Valley Figure It Out Existential quantification
Fire destroys popular coastal California watering hole
PESCADERO, Calif. (AP) - A fire destroyed a popular watering hole for residents and tourists of Northern California's coastal region. The two-alarm fire gutted the Pescadero Country Story early Sunday morning. No injuries were reported, but the small coastal town of Pescadero about 50 miles south of San Francisco lost ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | California San Jose California San Francisco Pacific Ocean United States Silicon Valley San Jose Mercury News Mexico
Oracle's Ellison declares war on Amazon in cloud
'Amazon's lead is over,' said Oracle's chief technology officer Ellison.         
8093 points by Arizona Republic | Cloud computing Amazon Web Services Amazon.com Silicon Valley Names of large numbers Data analysis Larry Ellison According to Jim
How Tech Companies Disrupted Silicon Valley’s Restaurant Scene
Restaurants in Palo Alto are increasingly struggling as rents soar and workers are hired away by the corporate cafeterias of behemoths like Google.
-1 points by The New York Times | Venture capital Silicon Valley Pizza Restaurant Stanford University San Jose California San Francisco Bay Area Santa Clara County California
San Jose State professor on leave in sexual harassment case
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A San Jose State professor accused of sexually harassing a student last year has been placed on paid leave nearly five months after a campus investigation into the matter concluded. An investigation by the Bay Area News Group (http://bayareane.ws/2cab6j1 ) into Professor Lewis Aptekar raises ...
1 points by The Washington Times | San Francisco Bay Area San Jose California California Silicon Valley San Francisco University Santa Clara County California San Jose State University
Ford moves into crowd-sourced shuttle service, bicycle sharing
Pushing forward with its plan to be “both a car company and a mobility company,” Ford on Friday said it’s getting into the crowd-sourced shuttle business and moving into bicycle sharing. The automaker also said it would collaborate more closely with cities around the world to help solve transportation...
27 points by Los Angeles Times | San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Silicon Valley Ford Motor Company Ford Transit San Jose California Hudson's Bay Company California