Decades after their passing, rock legends Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly will return to the stage as holograms as part of a nationwide tour that kicks off in San Francisco this week. (9/17/19)
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Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly Hologram Tour Kicks Off In San FranciscoDecades after their passing, rock legends Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly will return to the stage as holograms as part of a nationwide tour that kicks off in San Francisco this week. (9/17/19)
Marin Co. Woman Petitions To Get Amazon To Collect, Reuse Its Delivery BoxesEvery day, thousands and thousands of online Amazon orders are delivered in a boxes. Now there’s a push to cut down on all that cardboard, and as Wilson Walker reports, it's largely the work of one determined woman in Marin County.
Antitrust Probe Of Google Adding To Scrutiny Of Tech GiantsAs tech becomes more woven into every part of our lives, Silicon Valley has come under more intense scrutiny than ever, with Monday's announcement of a 48-state antitrust probe of Google raising the stakes. Interview with CNET Editor-At-Large Ian Sherr. (9/9/19)
Raw Video: Attorneys General Announce Antitrust Probe Of GoogleAbout 50 attorneys general, from both major political parties, have launched an antitrust probe on internet giant Google. (9/9/19)
8 Attorneys General Launch Facebook Antitrust InvestigationAttorneys general from eight states and both major parties have launched an antitrust investigation against the social media giant Facebook. Anne Makovec reports. (9/6/19)
SF Company Revisits Blood-Test Tech in Wake of Theranos DebacleMicrodrop, a new blood testing company, is promising accurate blood-test results with just a prick of the finger. Betty Yu reports. (8-30-19)
Uber, Lyft Propose $21/Hour Minimum Wage For Drivers After ProtestsUber and Lyft are considering a $21/hour minimum wage for drivers among other employee protections The proposal comes after days of protests that ended Wednesday. .Joe Vazquez reports. (8-28-2019)
Silicon Valley Company Lands NASA Contract For Breakthroughs In 3D Printing In SpaceA Silicon Valley 3D printing company has been awarded a contract with NASA to launch a project creating a satellite that will print and assemble itself in orbit. Kiet Do reports. (8-26-2019)
Ex-Google Engineer Indicted For Stealing Self-Driving Vehicle TechnologyFormer Google engineer Anthony Levandowski was indicted on 33 counts Tuesday, charged with stealing self-driving car technology from the company shortly before he joined Uber's efforts to catch up in the high-stakes race to build self-driving vehicles. Devin Fehely reports. (8-27-2019)
Big Tech Firms Tout Inclusion, Diversity At Silicon Valley PrideSan Jose held its annual Pride Parade Sunday morning and what began as a people-oriented gathering has become a company event. John Ramos reports. (8-25-2019)
State Lawmakers Wrongly Identified As Criminals On Amazon Recognition SoftwareA recent test of facial recognition technology ended with a fail as some state lawmakers turned up as suspected criminals. Betty Yu reports. (8-13-2019)
Mountain View Residents Concerned About Citywide Drone UseMountain View residents will soon get to weigh in on whether they think the city's fire, police and public works departments should use drones for city business. Maria Medina reports. (8-13-2019)
Camp Edmo Helps Kids Discover Science, Nature & Practice KindnessCamp Edmo Co-Founder and Executive Director Ed Caballero talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about the tech camp's philosophy and mission that blends science, engineering, the arts and nature, with social and emotional learning. For more information, go to campedmo.org
The Hidden Genius Project, Trailhead Meet Up At Salesforce To Learn From The ProsYoung brothers and sisters from The Hidden Genius Project and Trailhead have been meeting up at Salesforce to hone their tech skills and learn from the pros. Salesforce Senior Director Leah McGowen-Hare and Hidden Genius Project's Communications and Administrative Associate Denzel Russell talked to BR's Christin Ayers about the valuable work they are doing.
Amazon Wants To Open Liquor Store, Deliver Alcohol To Prime Now CustomersAmazon may be mostly known as an online shopping site, but a public notice outside its warehouse at 888 Tennessee Street in San Francisco's Dogpatch says the company is now trying to open a liquor store. Betty Yu reports. (8-11-2019)
Some San Pablo Residents Uneasy As Police Unveil High-Tech, Long Flying DroneA day after the San Pablo city council unanimously approved an advanced new drone program for law enforcement use, police showed their high-tech gear off at a National Night Out event. Christin Ayers reports. (8-6-2019)
Bay Area Scientists Develop Low-Cost Monitor to Measure Dangerous Airborne SootBlack carbon -- commonly called soot -- pours out of trucks, trains, ships and power plants. It has been linked to premature deaths and climate change and, until recently, it has been hard to track. Andrea Nakano reports. (7-25-19)
Facebook Fined $5 Billion For Privacy ViolationsFacebook shares were up Wednesday afternoon after the company reported better-than-expected earnings. But the tech giant is on the hook for $5 billion for privacy violations. (7-24-2019)
Justice Department Launches Antitrust Probe Of Big Tech CompaniesThe U.S. Department of Justice is launching a sweeping antitrust investigation into big tech companies, including Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple. Maria Medina reports. (7-23-2019)
Byers Security Gives Tips To Keep Your Home And Business SafeCertified Security consultant Anthony Byers talks to Bay Area Focus host Anne Makovec about ways home and business owners can stay safe and secure.
Caltrain Multi-Billion Dollar Plan Promises Major Upgrades To Commuter Rail SystemCaltrain is proposing a $25 billion project that could make the commuter rail system more like BART. Susie Steimle tells us that would mean more trains, , and increased ridership.
NASA's Artemis Program Would Put Americans Back On The MoonOn the anniversary of the historic Apollo mission's moonwalk, NASA is once again eyeing the moon. Melissa Caen tells us about the new 'Artemis Program.'
Elon Musk Developing AI-Connected Brain Implant To 'Secure Humanity's Future'Tesla CEO Elon Musk is developing an AI-connected brain implant device that may help quadriplegics, cancer patients and stroke victims who suffer from memory loss or lack of motor function. Maria Medina reports. (7-17-2019)
Scientists Warn Climate Change Will Bring More Triple-Digit Heat To Bay Area CitiesScientists are warning, the Bay Area could see more days with triple-digit heat. John Ramos tells us which cities could be most affected.
Facebook Plans To Launch Digital Currency 'Libra' Roils FedsFacebook is courting controversy on Capitol Hill with its plans to launch a digital currency. As Allen Martin tells us, some in Washington are even calling 'Libra' a potential threat to national security.
Protests Expected At Amazon SF Offices Over Company's Ties To ICEAs Amazon's annual "Prime Day" sale begins, protests are expected at the company's offices in San Francisco over the company's contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (7/15/19)
Amazon Prime Day Protests Planned By Immigrant Rights, Labor LeadersImmigrant rights and labor leaders are planning protests on Amazon's Prime Day to demand the company to cut ties with ICE. Betty Yu reports. (7-14-2019)
Damage, Losses From Southern California Quakes Estimated At $1 BillionThe economic loss from the Southern California earthquakes is estimated at $1 billion. Nicole Comstock tells us how recovery efforts are going in Ridgecrest, the community hardest hit by the 7.1 magnitude quake.
7.1 Magnitude S. California A Reminder 'The Big One' Could Hit The Bay AreaThe 7.1 magnitude quake in Ridgecrest was so powerful, people felt it all the way in the Bay Area.Brian Hackney explains, a quake on the Hayward Fault is overdue and could be even worse; Jackie Ward talks to a seismologist..