Because it removes banks as intermediaries for payments, BitCoin threatens a major function and income source for the institutions. This is especially true in the area of remittances

BitCoin. Is the story all over for the much-discussed cryptocurrency, or has it just begun? In 2014, stories about BitCoin and various, lesser-known c(...)

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Last summer, employees at the startup Secret gathered in their new offices in downtown San Francisco, waiting for the founders to address the company(...)

Maybe it wasn’t just the lack of grub that got to Jeremy Clarkson, and perhaps the thought of having to turn into a tech hack in the future pushed him(...)

Marc Andreesen, founder of Netscape and subsequently co-founder and general partner of $4bn venture capital group Andreessen Horowitz. His investments include Facebook, Skype, Airbnb and Twitter. Photographer: David Maung/Bloomberg

Keen to avoid the San Francisco traffic, I arrive half an hour early at Tamarine, a sophisticated modern Vietnamese restaurant in Palo Alto. At 12.27p(...)

Web Summit: An overpriced annual event attended by famous models, once-famous rock stars, some guy from Twitter and thousands of wannabes. Photograph:  Maxpix

You’re no one these days unless you have started your own company and subsequently sold it for a colossal sum by the age of 22. Obviously, it’s(...)

Room service: the A.L.O. by Savioke delivers fresh towels to a hotel guests’ room. Photograph:  Jason Henry/The New York Times

A machine that administers sedatives recently began treating patients at a Seattle hospital. At a Silicon Valley hotel, a bellhop robot delivers items(...)

 Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton is seen projected on a video screen as she delivers a keynote address during the 2014 DreamForce conference  in San Francisco. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Traffic has ground to a halt on San Francisco’s Howard Street in the Mission District. Funk music pumps onto the sidewalk. Young men – and they are mo(...)

Web pioneer Marc Andreessen said it’s the “right time” for him to step down from the Ebay board. Photograph: David Maung/Bloomberg

Web-browser pioneer Marc Andreessen resigned from the board of EBay ahead of the online marketplace’s breakup, following a verbal battle with activist(...)

will.i.am annouces the launch of i.amPULS at Dreamforce 2014  in San Francisco, California.

Pop star turned tech entrepreneur will.i.am finally unveiled his first product at an event in San Francisco this week: a smartwatch.The Black Eyed Pea(...)

Snoop Dogg is one of a number of investors who have joined the $50m funding round for Reddit

Hip-hop star Snoop Dogg, Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen and the Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto have joined a $50m funding round for Reddit, t(...)