Stories by Martha Mendoza

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Google unveils its spoon that steadies tremors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Google is throwing its wisdom at the humble spoon. But these spoons are a bit more than your basic utensil: they allow people with tremors and Parkinson's disease to eat ...
By Martha Mendoza

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Cybersecurity war waged in office parks

Ground zero in the nation's fight against cybercrime hides in plain sight, in a nondescript suburban office building with no government seals or signs.
By Martha Mendoza

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Move to rein in Google would stall in US

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Europe's moves to rein in Google may be seen in Brussels as striking a blow for the little guy. But not in the U nited States.
By Martha Mendoza

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Resignation of Mozilla CEO raises free speech concerns

The resignation of Mozilla's CEO amid outrage that he supported an anti-gay marriage campaign is prompting concerns about how Silicon Valley's strongly liberal culture might quash its openness.
By Martha Mendoza

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Apple, Samsung back in court

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The fiercest rivalry in the world of smartphones is heading back to court this week in the heart of the Silicon Valley, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, ...
By Martha Mendoza

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Many workers left behind amid Silicon Valley success

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Arwin Buditom guards some of the most successful high-tech firms in America. Joseph Far­fan keeps their heat, air and electric systems humming.
By Martha Mendoza

Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014

Selling social media clicks is big business

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore "click farms."
By Martha Mendoza

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

AT&T says shareholders don't have the right to know about NSA dealings

SAN JOSE, Calif. - AT&T, under fire for ongoing revelations that it shares records to U.S. intelligence offices, says it isn't required to disclose to shareholders what it does with customers' ...
By Martha Mendoza

Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013

Silicon Valley experts train inmates for tech jobs

Inmates learn the ins and outs of designing and launching technology firms from Silicon Valley pros.
By Martha Mendoza

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

Google structure in Silicon Valley remains a mystery

Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of on land, where city building ...
By Martha Mendoza

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Technology helps more disabled reach workforce

A rising number of disabled people are increasingly able to find and keep jobs, and engage more broadly in their communities, because of new technologies aimed at helping them better communicate ...
By Martha Mendoza

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Tech firms bumping up perks to recruit, retain

New Silicon Valley headquarters or expansions are under way at most of the area’s major firms, including eBay, Intel, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Netflix, Nvidia and Oracle.
By Martha Mendoza

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MCG student, class buy kids' books for Ferguson library

Three weeks after the Missouri grand jury indictment verdict, Ashee Nicole Sharer created a Ferguson wish list on BarnesAndNoble.com, urging classmates to purchase a book for the Ferguson ...
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