Third in my series on the Renewable Cities “Trends, innovations, and barriers in electrifying transportation” panel that I moderated, this article is about Gil Friend’s wonderful presentation. (See my intro and Brian Hansen’s presentation...Show More Summary
New York Times: Abandoning the Work I Hated, by Robert Markowitz: I was the envy of my 30-something friends in Palo Alto, Calif. I had my own law office right on California Avenue. People charged with crimes handed me cash, in advance, over a big oak desk. Occasionally, I’d make...
PALO ALTO, CA—Asserting that the utmost precaution was being taken to safeguard the future of humanity, leading scientists and engineers said Tuesday that they were confident in their ability to program artificially intelligent machines to be lenient slave masters. Show More Summary
This parking lot is made of brick! Tonight: Kepler’s! In Menlo Park. 7pm. Me in conversation with Tad Williams. Should be a ton of fun. You should totally come by. Tomorrow: The penultimate event of the tour takes place in downtown LA, at The Last Bookstore, at 7:30pm. I’m very excited to be showing up to […]
EXCLUSIVE: IndoorAtlas has begun to deliver its service that lets you navigate inside enclosed buildings such as shopping malls. The Palo Alto, California-based company, which was founded in Finland, launched a private beta test in San Francisco for its “indoor positioning system,” or IPS, which lets you navigate to find specific stores, brands, products, promotions, and […]
I received this in my email today: Adam, Congratulations! I am pleased to let you know that Adam Jackson has been selected to receive the 2015 Best of Business Award for East Palo Alto in the Small Business category. We need you to confirm your award now. To accept your award – and to help the Small Business […]
Aug. 19--PALO ALTO -- City Council members firmly agreed Monday night that any new transportation tax measure placed on a 2016 ballot should give Palo Alto a bigger slice of the revenue pie than what it has received from two previous measures.
East Palo Alto sits in between Facebook and Google’s Silicon Valley campuses. But, despite their close proximity, they’re typically considered to be two different worlds. Formerly known as the murder capital of the country, East Palo Alto has double the unemployment rate of its neighbor to the west. And one-third of its residents don’t have more than a high school… Read More
PALO ALTO, California (AP) — The office has all the trappings of a high-tech startup. There's a giant beanbag in the foyer and erasable, white board walls for brainstorming. Someone's pet dog lounges happily on the sunny balcony. Welcome...Show More Summary
Aug. 14--As Santa Clara County leaders gauge public interest in another tax measure to improve regional commuter services, Palo Alto and other North County cities want to make sure they get what they pay for this time around. The City Coun
Palo Alto, Calif., has a dilemma: what to do with its only mobile-home park.
The Stanford Cardinal and California Golden Bears are rivals, and their bad blood extends well beyond the gridiron. Journalist Andrew Baggarly, who covers the San Francisco Giants for the Bay Area News Group, stumbled upon a urinal in Palo Alto (Stanford turf) decked out with Cal’s colors and logo. Show More Summary
Palo Alto’s Branch Metrics, which just raised $15 million earlier this year, is beefing up its talent bench through acquiring education startup ClassOwl. Three employees from ClassOwl, which was founded in 2011 by Sam Purtill and Julienne Lam, are heading over to Branch. The company didn’t disclose the acquisition price. Read More
Palo Alto Networks, a security company, and the team at Tanium, who are also specialists in security and systems management, have formed a strategic alliance that we’re told will “transform the effectiveness, accuracy, and speed by which large, distributed organizations prevent, detect, and respond to today’s cyberthreats.” In 2015, it’s all about going to war […]
Before this young fella pretty much did everything, he was just another teen playing up his looks in Palo Alto, California. Can you guess who he is?!
Apparently the big Grateful Dead Going Out Of Business Sale that occurred in Chicago over the 4th of July weekend was not actually the last we’d see of the band, formed in Palo Alto in 1965. According to the Associated Press, members...Show More Summary
San Francisco-based organic meal delivery service Sprig is undergoing a big change — both in looks and in practice. The startup, which serves the San Francisco area as well as Palo Alto and Chicago, has undergone a brand refresh today online as well as iOS and Android, and will switch all of its contracted 1099 employees to W-2 workers. Show More Summary
PALO ALTO, California (AP) — Microsoft says its' new Windows 10 operating system is now running on more than 14 million computers, two days after the software was released as a free download. That's a far cry from the company's goal of getting Windows 10 onto a billion devices within three years. Show More Summary
From the Slope of Hope: Greetings from Whole Foods Market in Palo Alto. There are times when I simply have to get away from my home office, since even I have limits as to how many hours I want to stay in the same place. I come to Whole Foods often enough to notice that a fair number of insane people come here. Show More Summary
Workers at Google Express Services in Palo Alto, Calif., want Teamsters representation.