Intel, one of the pillars of Silicon Valley, is following its traditions and promoting an insider to the job of CEO. The world's largest chipmaker is tasking Chief Operating Officer Brian Krzanich with steering it through an industry shake-up that is seeing tablets and smartphones overshadow Intel's base in personal computers. Read More
Love it or hate it, suburbia is an omnipresent facet of American society and culture. San Francisco photographer Beth Yarnelle Edwards can’t quite turn her back on it.
Edwards’ “Suburban Dreams,” on view at the Oakland Museum of California through June 30, features some 22 large-format photographs mostly shot in Silicon Valley.
She gives suburbia a mythical edge, at the same time observing commonplace, contemporary ideals and aspirations. Read More
The Bay Area is home to Silicon Valley, and some of the largest technology companies in the world are housed in and between the South Bay and San Francisco. There is also the cluster of biotech companies that reside in San Francisco and San Mateo County. The driving force behind these companies: innovation. Read More
Authorities are connecting the blocks in their probe into a scam involving Lego sets at Target stores in the Bay Area, saying two men arrested recently in separate counties were not in cahoots, but rather capitalizing on a nationwide crime trend.“Apparently it’s a huge scam these days,” San Mateo County Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti said Thursday. Read More
Tomer Dvir felt nervous and worried under the bright stage lights. His company was a finalist in an international tech talent show, and some German music company named “UJam” had just slayed the audience with its product pitch. UJam’s CEO started singing a song, and his program automatically began playing music behind him. Read More
If the four decades of sluggish revitalization progress in The City’s mid-Market Street neighborhood are any indication, it will take more than street murals to fix the heart of San Francisco. The plight of the violent and run-down section of Market Street — roughly between Fifth Street and Van Ness Avenue — has been taken on by almost every mayor since the 1960s, but small efforts have not given way to many lasting fixes. Read More
With Apple becoming the country’s most valuable company and other tech darlings going public or preparing to, it’s no wonder Silicon Valley has caught the attention of Washington, D.C., as a job creator. But while the local employment market bucks national trends, the jobs are increasingly reserved for the cyber-elite. Read More
Film enthusiast Halfdan Hussey is the co-founder of Silicon Valley’s Cinequest — www.cinequest.org. Now in its 21st year, the festival features films, panels and events. It runs through Sunday in the South Bay. What excites you most about this year’s festival? I think that it’s gotten so big. Last year we had 85,000 people. Read More
A year ago, when Shana Morrison sat down for an interview about her then-forthcoming latest release “Joyride,” her once-flowing auburn tresses were trimmed to a no-nonsense business bob that barely touched her shoulders. Read More
With an operating deficit expected to reach $30 million this fiscal year — 30 percent of its total budget — Caltrain is in dire need of reform.On Friday, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a business organization, will hold a seminar at Stanford University to discuss potential methods to save Caltrain, which connects San Jose to San Francisco. Read More