Martyn Williams

Senior U.S. Correspondent

Martyn Williams covers Silicon Valley and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

Cisco to shed 5,500 staff in refocus on IoT, security, and cloud

Hackers hit Oracle's Micros payment systems division

Hackers hit Oracle's Micros payment systems division

Russian cybercriminals have infiltrated systems at Micros, an Oracle division that is one of the world's biggest vendors of point of sale payment systems for shops and restaurants, according to an influential security blogger.

Slideshow: Take a peek inside 'Area 404,' Facebook's brand new hardware lab

Slideshow: Take a peek inside 'Area 404,' Facebook's brand new hardware lab

Facebook's Silicon Valley headquartersImage by Martyn WilliamsFacebook used to design its servers and other hardware at labs scattered across the company, but they've now been consolidated in a state of the art facility at its Menlo...

Kimpton Hotels is investigating a possible payment card breach

Kimpton Hotels is investigating a possible payment card breach

Kimpton Hotels, operator of boutique hotels across the U.S., says it is investigating reports of a possible payment card data breach. If confirmed, it would become the latest in a string of successful attacks on hotel chain operators...

Facebook brings high-speed laser communications into focus

Facebook brings high-speed laser communications into focus

Facebook says it has developed a laser detector that could open to airwaves to new high-speed data communications systems that don't require dedicated spectrum or licenses.

During coup attempt, Turkish president appears via Facetime on live TV

During coup attempt, Turkish president appears via Facetime on live TV

In what could be another first for our connected world, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan placed what appeared to be a Facetime call into a national news broadcast early on Saturday while the world tried to figure out if a...

Trump would be a 'disaster for innovation,' say Silicon Valley execs

Trump would be a 'disaster for innovation,' say Silicon Valley execs

A group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, company founders, engineers and investors have signed an open letter regarding Donald Trump. The gist: the don't like him and think he would be a disaster for the business of innovation.

Mt. Gox CEO Karpeles out on bail in Japan

Mt. Gox CEO Karpeles out on bail in Japan

Mark Karpeles, the former CEO of the collapsed Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange, was released on bail on Thursday, just under a year since he was arrested by Japanese police.

New York driver crashes car into tree while playing Pokémon Go

New York driver crashes car into tree while playing Pokémon Go

A driver in New York state ran his car off the road and into a tree last night as a result of playing Pokémon Go.

Here's how to star in Apple's new TV show about app creation

Here's how to star in Apple's new TV show about app creation

Apple is co-producing a TV show about app design and development, and you might be able to play a starring role.

Pokémon Go is making people take leave of their senses

Pokémon Go is making people take leave of their senses

Pokémon Go, the new augmented reality smartphone game, has players showing up in some strange places looking for virtual cartoon creatures. Now the U.S. National Safety Council is warning people not to play while driving.

Fearing surveillance, man allegedly shot at Google and set self-driving car ablaze

Fearing surveillance, man allegedly shot at Google and set self-driving car ablaze

A man who told police he feared surveillance by Google has been arrested and charged with arson after one of the company's self-driving cars was destroyed in an attack in June.

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