Thursday, January 18, 2018

Google removes Plugin controls from Chrome

Google made a change in Chrome 57 that removes options from the browser to manage plugins such as Google Widevine, Adobe Flash, or the Chrome PDF Viewer.If you load chrome://plugins in...

Pantsuit Nation, the pro-Hillary Clinton Facebook group, gets book deal

The Facebook group was started before the election for Hillary Clinton supporters and has since become a place for therapy and calls to action after Donald Trump won the presidency. Source

Microsoft Edge shows two search bars (bug)

Reports are coming in that Microsoft Edge started to show two search bars instead of one search bar on the browser's new tab page.Windows 10 users who run Microsoft Edge on...

Sexual harassment: survey reveals how widespread the problem is at startups

Sexual harassment scandals continue to rock the tech industry this year, leading to the resignations of prominent Silicon Valley investors and founders. It’s a...

Early Stage: Last-minute camping trip? This startup finds you a spot to pitch your...

Startup of the week: Who they are: Hipcamp What they do: Connect rural landowners with campers looking for a spot to pitch a tent that’s off...

So you thought Bay Area home prices were cooling? Well, kind of, maybe…

You may have heard that home prices have reached a plateau around the Bay Area, or at least that the rate of appreciation is slowing. The November report from the Source

‘Cut the price in half and it’s still obscene’ — readers comment on the...

This week’s Mercury News story about a modest ranch home in Sunnyvale that sold for $2,470,000 — $782,000 over the listing price — incited...

Firefox’s Search Box future unclear

Mozilla plans to ship Firefox's new interface Photon, out with Firefox 57, without a search box for new users of the web browser.Mozilla notes however that the search box won't be...

Google envisions imperfect self-driving cars that need human help

A new Google patent indicates that the firm foresees self-driving cars hitting the road before they're able to deal with all driving conditions. Source

Yahoo’s widely popular community Q&A platform finally goes mobile as ‘Yahoo Answers Now’

In a rather unexpected move, Yahoo has today taken a bold step to secretly debut the mobile app for its widely popular community-driven question and answers (Q&A) platform — Yahoo Answers. The...

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