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Nest announces new hardware products in answer to critics

Nest, the struggling high-tech hardware company owned by Alphabet, unveiled a lineup of new devices on Wednesday: an Internet-connected outdoor camera, a video doorbell and a security system that the company says can be [Read entire story]

Apple’s $1,000 price tag for the new iPhone will not deter die-hards

Apple hasn’t announced the details of its new iPhone, but customers like 62-year-old app developer Klaus Bandisch already know they want one — even if the device is reported to cost about $1,000. [Read entire story]

Nest selling cheaper Internet-connected thermostat to reach masses

Nest Labs said Wednesday that it will sell a cheaper Internet-connected thermostat in a bid to get more customers. Six years ago, the company unveiled its $249 Nest Learning Thermostat. Less than three [Read entire story]

Google’s Pichai emphasizes importance of diversity

Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai spoke to a crowd of girls and young women in Mountain View on Thursday evening, assuring them that they can be successful entrepreneurs and are welcome at Google. Pichai spoke at an event [Read entire story]

Google aims to personalize mobile search

Google wants to make its search experience on smartphones more personalized — by showing information based on users’ interests and what’s trending in their area. The information will appear beneath the search bar [Read entire story]

Labor Dept. must accept less data than it asked of Google, judge says

The Department of Labor lost a significant portion of its case to pull more employee data from Google on Friday, when a judge ruled the department couldn’t access the full breadth of its request. On Friday, a judge [Read entire story]

Hundreds pay tribute to slain UPS drivers at City Hall memorial

The son of one of the UPS drivers who was killed in last month’s shooting at a San Francisco distribution center said he still feels like he’s in a dream sometimes and he’ll wake up and see his dad. Wayne Chan, [Read entire story]

500 Startups founding partner apologizes for ‘inexcusable’ actions

A founding partner of incubator 500 Startups apologized in a blog post Saturday for making advances toward women in work-related situations and making them feel uncomfortable. The firm has invested in personal finance [Read entire story]

San Jose officials start land negotiations with Google

The San Jose City Council on Tuesday approved the start of exclusive negotiations to sell 22 largely undeveloped acres to Google, with the goal of bringing large-scale development and thousands of jobs to the area around [Read entire story]

Virgin Mobile says it will be iPhone-only carrier

The carrier, which is owned by Sprint, said U.S. customers who purchase certain iPhone models through July 31 can receive 12 months of voice, data and text-message service for $1. [...] for a carrier to only sell a [Read entire story]

Verizon-Yahoo deal is official, Marissa Mayer resigns

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has resigned, following the $4.5 billion sale of Yahoo’s Internet properties to Verizon, the telecom giant announced Tuesday. Mayer was CEO of Yahoo for five years, brought in to turn around [Read entire story]

Yahoo shareholders approve sale of Internet properties to Verizon

Yahoo shareholders voted at a brief meeting Thursday to sell the company’s Internet properties for $4.48 billion, closing a chapter on one of Silicon Valley’s pioneering tech companies. Owners of Yahoo stock will [Read entire story]

Google in talks to build vast office in San Jose

The Mountain View company is in early-stage discussions with San Jose officials about building more than 6 million square feet of office, research and development, retail and amenity space. The property could bring [Read entire story]

Nest unveils new camera that detects family members, intruders

Nest said Wednesday its newest security camera will take facial recognition to another level, with better sensors and software smart enough to detect the difference between family members, pets and potential intruders in [Read entire story]

VR puts Oakland students in the rooms where Hamilton happened

[...] on Monday, she and her classmates at Aspire Golden State College Preparatory Academy were able to travel virtually to historic sites related to the life of Alexander Hamilton, the nation’s first Treasury [Read entire story]

YouTube launches TV service

The move comes as Google’s video arm looks for new sources of revenue beyond advertising and as people grow increasingly inclined to watch videos on mobile devices or Internet-connected TVs. YouTube has also had a [Read entire story]

App store sales for Android to overtake Apple’s iOS, report says

For years, Apple’s App Store, the place where people download apps for games and social networking services on their iPhones, has generated far more revenue worldwide than its Android competitors. The surge in [Read entire story]

Yahoo shareholder suit challenges pay packages

The suit, which spotlights the prospective pay packages of CEO Marissa Mayer and co-founder David Filo, is the latest of several dozen suits that have been filed by consumers and shareholders relating to hacks. While [Read entire story]

Yahoo shareholder suit challenges pay packages

The suit, which spotlights the prospective pay packages of CEO Marissa Mayer and co-founder David Filo, is the latest of several dozen suits that have been filed by consumers and shareholders relating to hacks. While [Read entire story]

Google moves forward with new campus

The project, dubbed the Charleston East campus, is the first major real estate project that Google will build from the ground up. At its heart is a planned 595,000-square-foot, two-story office building shaped to [Read entire story]