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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 →

Apple market cap soars to $700 billion

Apple's market capitalization has exceeded $700 billion for the first time, making it the most valuable U.S. company ever without adjusting for inflation. The Cupertino-based company's market cap crossed the $700 billion threshold on Tuesday, meaning it has doubled since CEO Tim Cook Read More →

Quoted: on disrupting Spotify

"Spotify has shown people value streaming, and that means somewhere someone could use that value in a bigger chess game." — James McQuivey, analyst with Forrester Research, isn't optimistic about Spotify's prospects over the next five years. He Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here's what's on the Tuesday menu. Apple's search deal with Google expires next year, and the Information reports that Yahoo and Microsoft have begun to make pitches. There are now more than 3 billion people online, according to Read More →

HP earnings: What to watch

Hewlett-Packard is scheduled to report fourth-quarter earnings after the markets close today. The big focus: the future, specifically the company's pending breakup. HP announced in October that it would split its PC and printer division from its business hardware and services unit by 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 →
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