Jul 29, 2014

Governors of six Japanese prefectures seek business ties in Silicon Valley

Six governors from Japan gathered Monday in California to seek tie-ups between companies in their prefectures and Silicon Valley ventures. The governors of Shizuoka, Okayama, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Saga, and Oita stressed the advantages of local businesses at a conference at Stanford University organized by ...

Jul 16, 2014

Driverless cars will require industry shift, Nissan scientist says

by Alan Ohnsman

Automakers intending to develop driverless cars need to work as much on software design as mechanical engineering, according to the researcher leading Nissan Motor Co.’s automated-vehicle program. Making cars that are “deliberative” in assessing road conditions, rather than just reactive, requires artificial intelligence, said ...

Tech elite's wealth sows divisions in San Francisco

Jun 1, 2013

Tech elite's wealth sows divisions in San Francisco

by Rory Carroll

Every morning and every evening the fleet glides through the city, hundreds of white buses with tinted windows navigating San Francisco’s rush hour. From the pavement you can see your reflection in the windows, but you can’t see in. The buses have no markings ...