Web-savvy BART passengers now have a new tool to find out information about arriving and departing trains on the rail system.Through a partnership with Google, BART’s schedules are now available when a prospective passenger uses the search engine to look up transit travel options. The new service, called Google Live Transit Updates, will provide users with schedules, service advisories, and real-time departures and arrivals. Read More
Facebook has admitted to secretly hiring one of the world’s largest public-relations companies to plant scaremongering stories about Google’s alleged privacy violations. The plan was exposed when a Silicon Valley blogger leaked emails offering to have an anti-Google story ghostwritten for him by a former big-name tech journalist now working for the PR firm. High-profile U.S. Read More
When 7-year-old Matteo Lopez of South San Francisco grows up, he wants to become an astronaut and explore space.
Albert Pei, 10, of Union City, has a very different dream: to become a painter.
The two boys have at least one thing in common, though. Both are finalists in the national "Doodle 4 Google" logo design contest and are now competing online for a $15,000 scholarship and $25,000 school technology grant. Read More
The Exploratorium and the California Academy of Science have each received $2 million donations from Google.
Seven facilities, including science museums in London, Boston, Chicago and New York, will split $12 million.
“Googlers volunteer and have ties there,” company spokesman Jamie Yood said. “They have a presence in that community.” Read More
A fake friar facing fire for allegedly fondling a Daly City boy will have his day in court.After months of court delays, the jury trial for 74-year-old Anthony Thomas Falco was set for April 11 after a San Mateo County judge on Tuesday denied requests from the defense and prosecution to postpone the aging case.Judge Lisa Novak said the case “was getting too old,” San Mateo District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Wednesday. Read More
Lady Gaga was in San Francisco on Tuesday to answer questions at Google, and she was reportedly back in The City again on Wednesday to grace another tech company. Read More
Lady Gaga was in San Francisco on Tuesday, according to the music star's tweets. The music star is in the Bay Area for a performance at Oracle Arena in Oakland Tuesday night."Hey monsters! TODAY I'll be at Google in SanFran! Send me your tweet questions with #googlegoesgaga + I'll post video answers @6pm PT 2nite!," her Twitter account said. Read More
Who’s in town Klaus Scharioth, ambassador of Germany to the United States, discusses the values and interests shared by the two countries and how we can build on our common concerns to solve global problems. [6 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]Lectures Read More
BART could receive an extra $54,000 a year by opening up some parking spots at Millbrae Station for Google employees. Read More
The internet was buzzing last night with news that Google had developed a workaround to the current lack of internet in Egypt. From the Google blog: Read More