For those who are entering the internet business in China, experts say it’s crucial to pick a niche. That was one message at Microsoft’s office in Sunnyvale Saturday at a sold-out technology conference.
In his State of the City Speech at Tesla Motors, Greg Scharff, Palo Alto’s new mayor, suggested that Palo Alto needs to invest in fiber in order to become the “Leading Digital City of the Future.”
New socially-oriented restaurant applications, like OpenTable’s Places I’ve Eaten, have opened up a whole new dimension to dining out, and it could be a game-changer for restaurants and users alike.
Palo Alto’s environmentalists are locked in debate with one another over plans to construct a compost-to-energy facility. Residents are divided over whether the city should use the land to convert organic waste into clean energy.
For Americans thinking of starting a high-tech company in China, now may be the right moment. According to a panel of experts at Stanford, market growth and the international flow of capital makes it an enticing opportunity.
In a recent survey, sent to OpenTable customers across the country, more than half of respondents said they planned to dine out on Valentine’s Day. Predicted average check: $139 for a dinner for two.
OpenTable, Inc. exceeded analysts’ expectations in its fourth quarter earnings, with increased revenues from growth in restaurant reservations through the company’s web and mobile platforms.
Paul Saffo, managing director of foresight at Discern Analytics, says it was time for the Bay Area to rethink its relations with counties, states, and even the rest of the world.
High-tech companies are offering a new employee benefit: mobile hair salons. The service is popular with engineers who work long hours and don’t want to waste their free time on grooming chores.