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Clinton urges tech leaders to invest in training

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures before delivering the keynote address at Marketo’s 2014 Marketing Nation Summit Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in San Francisco. AP

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that if Silicon Valley executives want to persuade Congress to let them hire more high-skilled professionals from abroad, they would have a better case if they also funded college-based training programs for United States workers.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Facebook takes $2 billion dive into virtual reality

In this Jan. 7, 2014 file photo, show attendees play a video game wearing Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets at the Intel booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), in Las Vegas. Facebook said Tuesday, March 25, 2014, it has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality may be a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained. AP

Facebook on Tuesday announced a $2-billion deal to buy a startup behind virtual reality headgear that promises to let people truly dive into their friend’s lives.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Testimony to begin in Apple-Samsung patent trial

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The billion dollar patent fight between the world’s two biggest smartphone makers is resuming in a Silicon Valley courtroom.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Silicon Valley at front line of global cyber war

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping. AP

Chinese President Xi Jinping and American counterpart Barack Obama will talk cyber-security this week in California, but experts say the state’s Silicon Valley and its signature high-tech firms should provide the front lines in the increasingly aggressive fight against overseas hackers.

Posted: June 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

High-tech city gets behind US immigration reform

From left to right, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Michael Bennett, D-CO, talk about their tour of the Mexico border with the United States as they arrive for a news conference after the tour on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in Nogales, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The next picket line demanding immigration reform may not just be made up of farm workers and health care providers. Engineers, techs and start-up business owners may join in. This “capital of Silicon Valley” has an important stake in easing the burden of acquiring permanent residency for its high-tech work force.

Posted: March 28th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Silicon Valley plant named as Apple manufacturer

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Apple on Friday listed a Silicon Valley facility as a location where the California company’s Macintosh computers are assembled.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

PTIC launches US-Philippines business and information technology delivery council

Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Silicon Valley, in partnership with the Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry, has announced the inception of the US-Philippines Business and Information Technology Delivery Council, a consortium with Terranex LLC, Rendition Digital, Exist Global, Ionics, Orange & Bronze, Ayannah, and Innerworks.

Posted: November 8th, 2012 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Silicon Valley vet wants more Filipino computer engineers with post-grad degrees

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The lack of computer engineers with post-graduate degrees in the Philippines is holding back the development of the country’s information technology (IT) industry, which has the potential to contribute billions of dollars to the local economy.

Posted: October 9th, 2012 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Oracle skewers Google as Android trial opens

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Oracle began Monday trying to convince a jury that Google’s top executives have long known that they stole a key piece of technology to build the Android software that now powers more than more than 300 million smartphones and tablet computers.

Posted: April 17th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Protest exposes Silicon Valley-Hollywood rivalry

Demonstrators protest in front of the building housing the New York offices of U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kristen Gilliband, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. January 18 is a date that will live in ignorance, as Wikipedia started a 24-hour blackout of its English-language articles, joining other sites in a protest of pending U.S. legislation aimed at shutting down sites that share pirated movies and other content. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

In a move that heightens the growing tension between Silicon Valley and Hollywood, Wikipedia and other websites went dark Wednesday in protest of two congressional proposals intended to thwart the online piracy of copyrighted movies and TV programs.

Posted: January 19th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Silicon Valley elite honor Steve Jobs

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Silicon Valley nobility paid tribute to revered Apple co-founder Steve Jobs on Sunday at a private memorial service held under tight security at Stanford University.

Posted: October 17th, 2011 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Indonesian tech frenzy tantalizes venture capital

Acehnese browse Internet using free Wi-Fi access at a park in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia (AP Photo).

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Venture capitalists from Silicon Valley to New York all have the same question about Indonesia’s come-from-nowhere tech frenzy: Are the young entrepreneurs that have piqued their interest smart bets or just surfing a hype that will soon burn out. A few years ago, Internet connections were so slow in Indonesia that trying [...]

Posted: August 11th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Israeli innovators build new ‘Silicon Valley’

JERUSALEM – With a concentration of start-ups just behind that of Silicon Valley and an impressive pool of engineers, Israel is becoming the new standard for high-tech, with a unique business model. Internet-related activities contributed 9 billion euros (12.6 billion dollars) to the Israeli economy in 2009, representing 6.5 percent of GDP, according to a [...]

Posted: June 29th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

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