Toyota to invest $50 million into artificial intelligence research

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. - Toyo ta is investing $50 million with Stan ford University...both General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. have established offices in Palo Alto, California, in their own quests to make smarter cars.Meanwhile, just...

Apple withdraws some China apps after malware found

...devices and uploads it to outside servers, according to Palo Alto Networks, a U.S.-based security firm.It was first...files from Apple's servers," wrote Claud Xiao, a Palo Alto Networks researcher, on its website. Due to the large...

Flipboard and other mobile apps going to PCs to reach users

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Smart-phones and tablets have been pushing the personal computer...use their computer for," McCue said during an interview at Flipboard's Palo Alto, Calif., headquarters.Besides winning new converts with the expanded...

Tech firms eye driver's seat for car innovation

PALO ALTO, Calif. - The office has all the trappings...happily on the sunny balcony.Welcome to the Palo Alto home of the Ford Motor Co., six miles from...for the plodding car industry. Google and Palo Alto-based Tesla, with its high-tech electric...

Rethinking gardens: Help plants survive drought conditions

...it's 1 in 5. I'm seeing a lot of them," said Nino Sitchinava, the principal economist at Houzz, who lives in Palo Alto."Even more people are going back to mulch, which is a traditional approach," she said. "Other ground covers are...

Back to school a great time for baby-stepping kids to independence

...way to accommodate so many third parties who thought they had a role to play," she said.Yet Lythcott-Haims, in Palo Alto, Calif., found herself in the overparenting trap when her own kids, soon to be 14 and 16, were younger."I came...

The original digital divide

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Mike Baker steps around mud...than a mile from the perfectly manicured Palo Alto front yards of such industry titans as...PARC, ETrade and AltaVista Co. Between Palo Alto and its poorer stepsister, East Palo Alto...

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Palo Alto Red Reserva 2008, ChileCOST: $11-12WHAT...is a very good food wine.WINERY: Vina Palo Alto was founded in 2006, riding the wave of Chilean wine popularity. "Palo Alto" is the nickname for the thorny flowering...

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Google enrolls teachers in online software crusade

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Google Inc., a company synonymous...and edit documents at different times. Palo Alto High School junior Danielle Kim said that...appeals to absent-minded students like Palo Alto High junior Ryan Drebin. "I am always...

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Business liquidator opens up shop in Silicon Valley

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Amid rising hopes for a high-tech...wouldn't have moved from Los Angeles to Palo Alto a few months ago had he not smelled more...or closed down," said Barry Kramer, a Palo Alto attorney who advises venture capitalists...