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So much for eBay’s same-day delivery

EBay had grand plans to become one of the fastest retail delivery services on the Internet, zipping electronics, food and toiletries to your front door in an hour or less. But sometimes best-laid plans and the economics of the low-margin retail Read More →

Uber is scrubbing its past

Uber appears to be deleting past blog posts that raised questions about how the company was using customer data. The move comes in the wake of criticism of the ride sharing company for its treatment of user ride data as well Read More →

Google search is the new Ouija board — for predicting holiday presents

With seemingly 3,000 shopping days still left before Christmas, many of us apparently have already given a lot of thought to what we'll be sticking under the tree this year. Thanks to the search-trend gurus over at Google, we can literally Read More →

Take the long way: Rejiggering digital maps to keep the hordes away

Perched on the mountains above Los Angeles, the Hollywood sign is a cultural icon, recognized worldwide. But try to hike up to near it, using Google Maps and a Garmin, and you'll likely be sent far from the nearest trailhead. Los Angeles Read More →

Android users, beware!

Remember how nasty those computer viruses could be when they'd scramble up your screen and shut down your desktop?

And remember how comforting it was to start using these very safe and virus-protected smartphones without worrying that our ever-ready, Read More →

Sen. Al Franken wants answers from Uber

Now, Uber is doing its privacy mop-up tour. The company has been in a public relations tailspin all week for comments made by a top executive about snooping on journalists critical of the ride sharing firm.¬†As I wrote Wednesday, Read More →
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