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 driver struck and killed a child and hurt some of her family members ...
“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 or the Ford corporation?’ … It took me a few years until I came back to him and said, ‘I’ll tell you ...
Leave it to those monogamy-challenged laissez-faire French folk to come up with technology that helps people sneak around on each other.
Apparently, French entrepreneurs noticed a few years back that what their countrymen and women really needed more than anything was, well, a way not to get caught cheating on their significant others ...
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 the Pew survey’s participants overall are worried that some innovations will change th ...
Ridesharing service Lyft announced Thursday a new charity service to deliver supplies to the needy and offer free rides to the elderly or sick.
Through Lyft for Good, a nationwide program, drivers employed by Lyft will use their cars to support charitable organizations in the communities where they drive. Next week in San Francisco, d ...
The Internets are abuzz with a juicy report that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is launching a bold move to supplant Google as the default search engine on Apple’s popular iPhones and iPads. But like so many tech rumors, this one’s a long way from happening yet.
The story comes from veteran tech blogger Kara Swisher, who reported Wednesday o ...
From pennies to video stores to dentists, things (or people) Life magazine predicted would be obsolete by the year 2000. Speaking of things possibly going away, the ISBN monopoly is being weakened by digital publishing. History, education and more: Read More →
Earlier this week, San Mateo-based Marketo, which makes marketing automation software, announced it was getting ready to go public. The move was a bit unusual, because the company said it's going through the SEC's new Read More →
Its stock price is on the skids. It just weathered an embarrassing assault from an uppity activist investor. It has stumbled as it tries to meet surging demand for some of its products. And, oh yeah. There was that little Read More →
While the Apple shareholders meeting this week proved a real sleeper, CEO Tim Cook managed to lighten things up from time to time, promising to look into a shareholder's complaint that the new Apple Store in Santa Monica apparently Read More →
After successfully forcing Apple to do a last-minute edit of its agenda for this week's annual shareholders meeting, activist investor David Einhorn has withdrawn his legal assault aimed at getting the tech giant to share more of its huge cash Read More →
More than a month after Oracle CEO Larry Ellison was mentioned as a possible savior to keep the Sacramento Kings basketball team from moving to Seattle, the multi-billionaire's name seems to have dropped out of the discussion.
Last night, Sacramento Mayor Read More →
And now for the latest developments in online privacy. Or lack thereof.
• Got an old iPhone laying around your house? Turn it into a spycam! A new free app called Koozoo will do just that, turning a smartphone Read More →
Taking a quick lap around the tech world this morning:
• There's a war going on over domination of the cloud, and Palo Alto-based VMware is making no secret of who it sees as its No. 1 enemy: Amazon. In a Read More →
"I've decided that I'd like to spend more time with my family. Just kidding -- I was fired today. If you're wondering why . . . you haven't been paying attention."
-- Andrew Mason, founder and former CEO of Groupon, Read More →