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Earlier this month, Mike Cassidy, a project director at Google’s high-risk research division X, woke before dawn in the Northwest Brazilian state of Piauí. It was already warm and humid. He drove for an hour to a clearing in a rural area and helped his team launch several high-altitude balloons with a payload of Internet […]
Through the engineering of its fulfillment centers, Amazon has built the world's most nimble infrastructure for the transfer of things. We step inside to see how the formidable system works.
More than 19,000 people die of opiate overdoses in America this year, and 70 percent of those will be from medicated legitimately prescribed by doctors. This summer a device will coming out that will save their lives.
Qeexo has developed a new technology that can detect the difference between a fingertip, a knuckle, a fingernail, and a stylus, and the ramifications this seemingly small discovery could have in the mobile market are huge.
San Francisco’s SoMA district was a sea of orange and black on Saturday, as baseball fans gathered early to drink and dine in nearby restaurants before the Giants faced off against the Mets at AT&T Park. Around 4:30 p.m., one small crowd started gathering in front of the Willie Mays statue near the stadium’s entrance, […]
The reach of Google’s online empire is hard to overstate. In a sense, the Google search engine is the loom through which the entirety of the public internet is woven. With tools like Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs, the company also handles many of our private online tasks. Using the data generated by these […]
In the lingerie industry, the old marketing trope is true: sex sells. Michelle Lam is hoping that data does, too.
About 50 million tons of electronic waste were generated worldwide in 2012. BlueOak Resources could make a fortune on it.
There’s a big problem with the logistics of Amazon’s grand plan to deliver packages via flying drone: Sending swarms of aircraft from Amazon warehouses to American homes isn’t nearly as efficient as simply driving the packages on four wheels. But one startup’s plan to pair trucks with heavy-duty octocopters could make drone-dropped packages more than […]
Uber just became one of the most valuable tech startups in history. Co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick announced today that investors are pouring another $1.2 billion into Uber in a funding round that values the five-year-old company at $17 billion. Though nine and 10-figure deals have become common enough in Silicon Valley to seem almost […]
Users are abandoning the service, growth has been stagnant and social media pundits wonder if Twitter is heading toward irrelevance. Here's what it can do to fix it.
In tens of thousands of cities around the world, Airbnb has transformed home owners into unofficial innkeepers. Now it’s flirting with the idea of making them amateur restauranteurs. Though the company is saying little about this experiment, Reuters reports that Airbnb is inviting hosts in San Francisco to hold dinner parties for strangers and charge […]
The drama of the Healthcare.gov Ad Hoc team is now a modern tech fable: a small cadre of young geeks from Silicon Valley and President Obama’s election campaign parachute into the federal bureaucracy to rescue the site and exceed the goal of eight million insured households.
Snapchat may soon be dethroned as everyone's favorite app for sending sexy, self-destructing selfies (say that five times fast).
Leslie Berland has a curious job. She’s paid to think about all the ways to make her company’s flagship product obsolete. Berland leads digital partnerships and development at American Express, the company that pioneered the notion that a piece of colored plastic could not only buy stuff but raise your social status. In the future […]
Cyril Ebersweller says Kickstarter is about to get bigger. On Monday, Kickstarter introduced a new, looser set of rules for launching projects on the popular crowdfunding site, and as someone who regularly donates funds to such projects, Ebersweller believes the rules will indeed lead to a broader range of Kickstarter campaigns and may spur larger […]
One of the world's biggest businesses is counting on small businesses for growth.
Less than a year after launching its Shopping Express service in Silicon Valley and San Francisco--delivering retail products straight to homes on the same day they're ordered online--Google is muscling even farther into Amazon's territory, offering overnight delivery across Northern California.
Dr. Stephen Hoffman has already developed the world's first malaria vaccine that's 100 percent effective. Now, he needs a robot to help him get it to the people who need it most.
Apple’s keynote at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference was a big, fat middle finger pointed at doubters arguing that the slowdown in new Apple hardware is a sign of the company’s flagging energy. Not because Apple released any new gadgets, but because it gave the developers who ultimately will build apps for those inevitable gadgets […]