Silicon Valley

December 12, 2018
December 12, 2018
USA

Bomb threat at Facebook's Silicon Valley campus

A bomb threat prompts authorities to evacuate a building at the Silicon Valley headquarters of Facebook Inc near San Francisco, police says, but hours after a sweep of the structure began there was...

March 12, 2017
March 12, 2017

California gives green light to self-driving car tests

The US state of California allows autonomous car tests by easing its rules for testing of vehicles in which there is no human driver.

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

Sean Parker sets up $25m cancer immunotherapy collaboration

$250 million grant from Silicon Valley billionaire Sean Parker aims to speed development of more effective cancer treatments by fostering collaboration among leading researchers in the field.

March 3, 2016
March 3, 2016

Pentagon invites hackers to attack its websites

The US Department of Defense invites vetted hackers to test its cybersecurity under a pilot program that is the first of its kind in the federal government.

November 26, 2015
November 26, 2015

Google gets 348,085 'forget' requests in Europe

Since a top European court rules people have a right to be forgotten online, Google has received 348,085 requests for tidbits to vanish from search results.

November 15, 2015
November 15, 2015

Cop stops Google driverless car for moving slow

Google playfully posts a photo of a motorcycle cop pulling over one of it self-driving cars for riding along at a cautious pace.

October 7, 2015
October 7, 2015

Toyota unveils self-driving car

Toyota on Tuesday unveiled a car that can drive itself along a highway, the latest foray by a major manufacturer into the world of automated vehicles.

September 28, 2015
September 28, 2015

Google to set up Wi-Fi in 400 Indian railway stations

Google is to provide high-speed public Wi-Fi in 400 Indian railway stations that carry millions of passengers every day.

September 28, 2015
September 28, 2015

Modi breaks down as he talks about mother

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi breaks down into tears while talking about his mother at Facebook Townhall in Menlo Park near San Francisco.

September 28, 2015
September 28, 2015

The power of an information society

When the 'Digital India' initiative of the Indian Prime Minister receives the backing of none other than the Google CEO Sundar Pichai, one can't help but look at it with admiration.