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UberX now charging $1 fee for ‘Safe Rides’

A month after announcing a new insurance policy after facing liability questions surrounding a fatal accident involving an UberX driver, the San Francisco company says it's adding a "Safe Rides Fee" of $1 per ride. On New Year's Eve, an UberX Read More →

People who missed out Google Glasses this week can try unusable frames for free

Potential Google Glass “Explorers” who missed out on a $1,500 unit during Google’s one-day online sale this week can at least try out an unusable unit at home -- for free. The loaners come in four colors and new titanium “feather-light” Read More →

Quoted: Marc Benioff on giving back, again

"When I was at Oracle, I’d have this debate all the time with Larry Ellison, who has been a huge influence on my career. He’d always say, 'Who do you think has done more for the world: the Ford Foundation Read More →

Americans both optimistic, pessimistic about future of tech

Americans expect "great breakthroughs" in technology and science in the next 50 years, and the majority of them think those advances will be mostly positive, according to a new Pew Research survey released today.  But 30 percent of Read More →

Comcast-Time Warner deal can claim one prominent Silicon Valley supporter

(Updated below) The proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger has at least one high-profile backer here in Silicon Valley. Carl Guardino, president of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and an ever-present present figure in regional Read More →

Anti-tech sentiment update: Google Glass, roots of San Francisco housing crisis, more

The tech industry and protests and taxes and Google Glass, oh my. We've rounded up some anti-tech-sentiment light reading for you. (If you count an extremely long TechCrunch opus on San Francisco's housing problems light reading, that is.) First, Google's been Read More →
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