While Uber was celebrating its big hire of David Plouffe, former campaign manager and political strategist for President Barack Obama, its competitor Lyft was saying goodbye to a top executive.
Travis VanderZanden, chief operating officer of the peer-to-peer ride-ordering smartphone app Lyft, has left his position at the company follo ...
Google is preparing to officially offer its services to children under age 13, according to a couple of reports. This could boost growth, and therefore sales, for the Internet giant, but it could also bring a whole new set of headaches because of rules about the collection of information about kids.
The news comes after earlier report ...
“Why would more profitable, larger companies charge for connections and capacity that smaller companies provide for free? Because they can.”
— Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, on the access fees, or “tolls,” that U.S. Internet service providers are charging his company. Hastings writes in a piece for Wired that R ...
A new electric car maker has rolled into Silicon Valley. Or rather, it has loudly announced its presence by showing off a prototype of its car, the 2015 Renovo Coupe, at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance over the weekend.
Renovo Motors is calling the $529,000 Coupe — which has the modified chassis of a Shelby American CSX9000 ...
Nosy bosses snooping around your social media posts and other personal data? No problem for a growing number of workers, especially younger ones, a new study has found.
By 2022, “nearly a third of people would be happy for their employer to have access to their personal data, such as social media profiles,” according to th ...
In one small step for man, (› Play Audio) and one slightly bigger step for Amazon, the Seattle-based online retailer giant is putting its money where its mouth is, teaming up with other drone makers to lobby lawmakers on the company’s plan to one day use small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to deliver goods straight to customer ...
In one small step for man, (› Play Audio) and one slightly bigger step for Amazon, the Seattle-based online retailer giant is putting its money where its mouth is, teaming up with other drone makers to lobby lawmakers on the company's Read More →
"I was like, damn, this is so dangerous."
— Humza Deas, a 17-year-old photographer, upon watching a video of daredevils scaling the 2,073-foot Shanghai Tower — which then inspired him to start climbing New York bridges and skyscrapers to Read More →
Apple’s latest gambit for sparkling sales may involve sapphire.
The Cupertino-based company is considering manufacturing sapphire screens for upcoming iterations of the iPhone as well as a smartwatch in the pipeline, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Sapphire screens might Read More →
With the perplexity and agony of suicide dominating public thought and conversation in the wake of Robin Williams' death this week, social media app Whisper has launched a nonprofit site where people struggling with depression can ask for emotional help.
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"I was surprised because what I was seeing was suggestive but not definitive. Anonymous tends to care about its image quite a bit, and if they were wrong, it would be really bad."
— Gabriella Coleman, who teaches at Read More →
Influential Facebook executive Sam Lessin is leaving the social networking giant, saying he plans to spend some time “kite-surfing, skiing, and general adventuring / possibly some trouble making.”
Lessin has been vice president of product at Facebook since the company Read More →
Eager to get its chips into a broader array of gadgets - while also generating a bit of nice publicity - Santa Clara chipmaker Intel on Friday announced a fitness-audio product collaboration with rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, pictured here.
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