Sharon Hartman

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Webvan's Founder Is Back and He's Building Another Grocery Delivery Business

The architect of the industry's biggest bust will try to rewrite history.<p>Two years after his high-flying online grocery business collapsed into bankruptcy, Webvan founder Louis Borders was quoted as saying that he still very much believed in the business idea. “The opportunity was there, and it is …

Atari to RollerCoaster Tycoon Fans: "We Are Not Deaf"

"We don’t pretend that we know everything," says Atari SA CEO Frédéric Chesnais after pushback over micro-transactions.<p>You can’t please all of the people all of the time, as Atari is finding out with its new mobile take on RollerCoaster Tycoon.<p>The long-awaited sequel to the classic PC game series …

At Gay Entrepreneur Demo Night: Is Getting Rich the Next Step in Activism?

“We don’t just need a place at the table. Sometimes you need to buy the table.”<p>At last night’s StartOut gay entrepreneurs demo event, queer tech founders competed for venture capital attention in a warehouse in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood.<p>Entrepreneurs from 10 startups pitched to …

Twitter's Turkey Headache That Won't End

A battle on censorship and free speech rights continues.<p>Twitter wants to be a truly global company. That means dealing with its share of headaches, both foreign and domestic.<p>The latest case in point comes in Twitter’s troubled relationship with Turkey, a country that over the past few months has …

Next-Generation Hearing Aids Tune In to the iPhone

A new generation of hearing aids are designed to work with Apple's iPhone, addressing common complaints of older devices.<p>Whenever Dusty Dorey would join his friends at the Contented Cow to listen to live music, he would need to pause for a moment to adjust his hearing aids to compensate for the …

Samsung Expert Says Apple's Damage Calculation Methods All Wrong

Samsung argues that even if it does infringe on Apple's patents, it shouldn't have to pay anywhere near $2 billion.<p>Samsung used a good chunk of time on Friday to make the case that Apple’s experts vastly overstate the value of the five patents at issue in the current infringement case.<p>The company …

Beats Bites the Bullet, and Starts Selling Subscriptions From Apple's App

Apple will keep 30 percent of each subscription Beats sells. Worth it, says CEO Ian Rogers.<p>Apple has a crazily powerful digital store, used by hundreds of millions of customers. But if you want to sell something there it will cost you: In almost every case, Apple keeps 30 percent of the purchase …

3DS, Vita, Shield, phone, tablet: Which game handheld should you buy?

You ever get the feeling that the world is fragmenting out from under you? That's what's wonderful and frustrating about mobile gaming right now: so many options, but so few catch-all solutions. If you want the universal Kindle of game handhelds, you're out of luck. But maybe that's a bad metaphor: …

Samsung’s Milk Music has been downloaded 380,000 times

Milk Music, the Pandora (s P) competitor that Samsung launched in early March, has been downloaded 380,000 times already. Samsung Media Solutions …

Here's How Mobile Phones Worked in 1959

What could you do if you had a "Phone in Your Car?" A British newsreel video explores the possibilities.<p>What if someone could call you on the telephone — <i>while you were in your car</i>?<p>That’s the astonishing premise of this 1959 clip from newsreel archive British Pathe. Heads up: Gender politics back …

Aereo and broadcasters spar ahead of do-or-die Supreme Court trial

Aereo is trying to win over public support ahead of its big battle with broadcasters in the Supreme Court next week. The service, which allows customers to stream broadcast TV on demand, has launched a website called Protect My Antenna to explain how Aereo works and what challenges it's facing in …

The darknet just got its first black market search engine

The network of sites known as the darknet, only accessible through the anonymizing Tor browser, resembles the early internet in many ways — including being difficult to navigate. Most users get around by clicking from link to link, accessing pages like "The Hidden Wiki" that list popular site …

Android device owners, now you can control your desktop from across the room — or the world

Google released its Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android yesterday, enabling the Android crowd to access their Mac or PC from afar. The app is a mobile extension of Chrome’s remote desktop screen-sharing service, which has enabled machine control from Chromebooks and Chrome browsers since it …

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Microsoft’s (MSFT) neophyte CEO Satya Nadella held an event in San Francisco Tuesday, his third public appearance in three weeks. Unlike his last outing, to unveil Microsoft’s Office app for the iPad, the daylong affair didn’t get much attention, most likely because it was focused on enterprise …

How Apple Could Make the Move to 4.7" iPhone Displays

Amidst the flurry of iPhone 6 rumors coming from KGI Securities' report last week, Ming-Chi Kuo presented the first possible screen resolution for Apple's 4.7" iPhone 6. Kuo lists it as a 1334x750 Retina display with a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch.<p>Historically, Apple has been very cautious …

US smartphone thefts doubled in 2013

The number of smartphones stolen in the U.S. doubled last year, with an estimated total of 3.1 million handsets being taken from their owners. That's an increase from 1.6 million stolen smartphones in 2012. Another 1.4 million phones were lost or misplaced by their owners last year, an increase of …

Flickr goes head to head with Instagram in total redesign of apps for iOS and Android

Since Marissa Mayer took over at Yahoo, she has made a steady push to rebuild the photo-sharing community at Flickr by overhauling its products. Today Flickr is getting its most dramatic makeover to date, with a total redesign of the apps for iOS and Android that make it a more direct competitor to …

Yahoo is Making The Push for Tighter Integration in Apple’s iOS

- Apr 17, 2014<p>Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is reportedly preparing detailed presentations for Apple executives in an attempt to convince the Cupertino …

Twitter follows Facebook in selling ads that push mobile app installs

Soon you’ll be one tap away from downloading an app on Twitter.<p>The company today announced a new mobile app promotion suite, which seems very similar to Facebook’s own app promotion offering. The new suite will allow advertisers to promote their apps directly on Twitter users’ streams, as well as …

Facebook launches friend-tracking feature

Your phone always knows where you are. And now, if you want, your Facebook friends will always know where you are, too.<p>Facebook is introducing a mobile feature called Nearby Friends that taps into that steady stream of location information so friends can track each other in real time.<p>The idea is to …