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 ...
Chinese consumers are on the verge of outspending their U.S. counterparts online this year, according to research compiled by Alizila, a blog of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group
The post says 242 million Chinese online shoppers could spend an Read More →
With the U.S. Supreme Court scheduled to hear next month a couple of high-profile cases involving same-sex marriage, Apple, Google, Facebook, eBay, Oracle and many other companies in Silicon Valley Read More →
"This ruling insulates the statute from meaningful judicial review and leaves Americans’ privacy rights to the mercy of the political branches."
— Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director of the ACLU, on the U.S. Supreme Court decision (PDF) Read More →
Silver Spring Networks, the Redwood City company that's been a leading player in the smart grid space, finally announced the terms of its long-awaited IPO Tuesday. The company first filed for an IPO in July 2011 and there's Read More →
An investment firm affiliated with the labor group Change to Win wants Hewlett-Packard to drop two of its longstanding board members and its auditor, Ernst & Young, largely because of the Palo Alto tech company's questionable acquisitions.
The firm, CtW Investment Read More →
Can the new Firefox OS make a dent in the dominance of Google's Android and Apple's iOS? And can the Web get its mobile groove back?
Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacks, speaking in Barcelona at the Mobile World Read More →
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• Google's rumored streaming music offering could launch in the third quarter of the year, Bloomberg reports. The subscription service would compete with streaming music market leader Spotify — and possibly an Read More →
"We hope that by the time people get to alerts number five or six, they will stop."
— Jill Lesser, executive director of the Center for Copyright Information, which is overseeing the Copyright Alert System. The CAS, which was Read More →