Palo Alto

AltSchool wants to change how kids learn, but fears that it’s failing students are surfacing

Earlier this week, Business Insider reported that numerous families have grown frustrated with the education their children are receiving at AltSchool, an ambitious, venture-backed, San Francisco-based ed tech company that four years ago began opening physical grade schools and promising parents …

Education

Fantastical 2 gets annual 50% off price drop: iOS from $3, Mac for $40

Fantastical is one of the best productivity apps on iOS and Mac. Every year at this time we see deep deals on all versions, and Black Friday 2017 is no exception. Fantastical 2 for iPhone, iPad and Mac is now up to <b>50% off</b>, matching the best price we have tracked in years. This deal will be …

iOS

Meg Whitman stepping down as HP Enterprise CEO

Meg Whitman, one of the most powerful women in US business and a former candidate for California governor, split Hewlett Packard Co. into HPE and …

Meg Whitman

HP Shares Tumble as Doubt Mounts Over Ability to Sustain Growth

HP Inc. shares tumbled the most in a year, signaling skepticism that the world’s biggest maker of personal computers can sustain the robust growth …

How the billionaire founder of LinkedIn turned his dream of being a 'public intellectual' into a life as one of Silicon Valley's most prominent investors

• <b>Reid Hoffman is the billionaire cofounder of LinkedIn and an influential tech investor.</b>• <b><br>He has a masters in philosophy from Oxford and considers it useful to his approach to business.</b>• <b><br>His role as a prominent speaker and writer on entrepreneurship and careers is the result of a childhood ambition to</b> …

Silicon Valley

Nature

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>The internet that wasn’t<p>Sharon Weinberger weighs up a history of PLATO, a prescient but doomed 1960s US computer network.<p>Sharon …

PubMed

6 Ideas To Transform The Bay Area And Stall The Climate Apocalypse

From floating villages to recontouring the waterfront, these ideas could help the region safeguard itself from natural disasters and climate change.<p>Unfortunately, it usually takes a natural disaster to remind cities how vulnerable they are–and how urgent long-range resiliency planning is. The San …

Urban Design

Morgan Stanley Asks: Is Tesla Headed for a Fall? | Investopedia

In a research note to clients titled “Tesla 2018: $400 then $200?” the Street’s most widely followed analyst covering Tesla Inc. (TSLA) stock …

Tesla

Manhunt continues for second escaped Santa Clara County inmate in Stockton

STOCKTON — California Highway Patrol officers on Tuesday captured one of two inmates who escaped from a Palo Alto courthouse earlier this month and …

Crime

Aviatrix’s AWS Cloud Connectivity Validated in ESG Lab Report

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#AWS--Aviatrix announced ESG Lab's report validates the business value of integrating Aviatrix with AWS in hybrid …

SD-WAN

University of Montana has a bright spot in enrollment

Enrollment is up at the University of Montana — one slice of it.<p>Yes, overall enrollment at UM has been down, and it's declined over the same years …

Montana

Ten biggest X-factors for Rivalry Week

It’s Rivalry Week in college football, and many of the games have major implications. Beyond the obvious rivalry aspect, there are conference …

College Football

Tesla Wants to Sell You a Laughably Overpriced External Battery Charger

Technology is constantly improving & developing. <b>Tesla</b>, the well-known American automaker, solar panel manufacturer and efficient energy storage …

Electronic Music

High school basketball preview: Who is No. 1?

When high school basketball season ended last March, Archbishop Mitty had the best girls team in the Bay Area but not in the state, its dreams of an …

High School Sports

Lehigh's win over Michigan jumps Mountain Hawks into top five of USA Today/NWCA Division I Coaches Poll

Manheim, Pennsylvania -- Lehigh's 27-8 victory this past weekend over then-No. 4 Michigan shook up the top ten teams in this week's USA Today/NWCA …

College Basketball

Punting in Ivy League part of ambitious business plan

Zach Schmid did his best trying to help his brother.<p>Schmid (Francis Parker) averaged 39.9 yards on eight punts and dropped four inside the 20-yard …

College & University

Notre Dame Football: One Thought for Stanford: Winning in Palo Alto Edition

Thought<p>Turns out heading to Palo Alto at the end of the year has proved very challenging as of late for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. It has …

College Football

Adam Pendleton at Pace Gallery, Palo Alto, California

Adam Pendleton, <i>Untitled</i>, 2017, silkscreen ink on plexiglass and mirror.<p>EPW STUDIO/©ADAM PENDLETON/COURTESY PACE GALLERY<p>Adam Pendleton, <i>Untitled</i>, 2017, …

Art

CCS football playoffs: Semifinals preview

Last December, <b>Valley Christian</b> and <b>Serra</b> came about as close as one could get to a state championship without winning.<p>On a Friday night at Sacramento …

High School Sports

Millions of Patients Face Pain and Withdrawal as Opioid Prescriptions Plummet

Six months after surgery to repair a damaged urinary tract in 1998, computer technician Doug Hale woke one morning with excruciating, burning pain. …

Business

Robinhood is going after established brokers with a brand new feature

• <b>Robinhood, the San Francisco brokerage known for offering commission-free stock trading, is letting folks transfer stock from their accounts with other brokers.</b>• <b><br>The firm has said it will roll-out new features to meet the need of more sophisticated stock traders.</b><p>Robinhood, the zero-commission …

Business

Lyft Approved to Test Self-Driving Cars on Public Roads in California

Watch out, Uber.<p>Lyft<p>Stephen EdelsteinView Stephen Edelstein's Articles<p>twitter.com/SAEdelstein<p>Lyft is the latest company to receive a permit to test …

Transportation

France’s Blade prepares to launch its virtual PC subscription service Shadow in the U.S.

With $84 million of venture capital and a new Palo Alto office, the founders of Paris-based Blade are preparing to invade the U.S. market early in 2018.<p>Blade, which makes a cloud-based PC service called Shadow, is the latest French Tech hope to land on the shores of Silicon Valley. But its …

Business

The fourth industrial revolution is upon us

MARRAKESH, Morocco<p>Driverless cars and trucks rule the road, while robots “man” the factories. Super-smartphones hail Uber helicopters or even planes to fly their owners across mushrooming urban areas. Machines use algorithms to teach themselves cognitive tasks that once required human intelligence, …

Opinion

11 Dividend Increases: November 13-17, 2017

Companies can only raise their dividends regularly if earnings grow sufficiently.<p>One way to identify dividend growth stocks for further analysis is …

Stocks

What is “White Supremacy”? - There's Research on That

Neo-Nazi swastikas, explicitly racist chants and slogans, and public demonstrations with hoods and torches, as seen recently in places likes …

Racism

James Franco: Expert Sleaze

You have to wonder why James Franco perfected this on-screen image of stoner/clown/weirdo/basket case/sleazebag when it’s pretty clear the …

James Franco

HPE extends Nimble's InfoSight engine across its storage portfolio

InfoSight, complete with a new AI recommendation engine, is set to ship on HPE's high-end 3Par storage line starting in January.<p>Hewlett-Packard …

Exclusive: AppLovin tweaks Chinese takeover deal after U.S. pushback

(Reuters) - AppLovin has tweaked a $1.4 billion agreement to sell itself to Chinese buyout firm Orient Hontai Capital into a debt investment, the U.S. mobile marketing firm said on Tuesday, after the U.S. government pushed back against the original deal.<p>The move illustrates how companies have been …

China

Cash Sloshes Into Venture Funds, Prompting Fears of Excess

PALO ALTO, Calif.—Longtime venture capitalist Greg Sands is no heavyweight in Silicon Valley. His young firm, Costanoa Ventures, has made unglamorous investments in business software, and its profits are almost all on paper.<p>Yet this past summer, the 51-year-old Minnesota native raised $175 million …

Venture Capital