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 ...
I recently urged Silicon Valley brainiacs to use their intellect and innovation to do something about the depressing gap between the incomes earned by whites and Asians and the incomes earned by blacks and Hispanics Read More →
If you thought the online marketplace stayed on the interwebs, think again.
Under a new user agreement, eBay can robocall and text customers and share customer phone numbers with other companies starting next month.
The eBay user agreement, updated earlier Read More →
Your Monday tech grab bag:
• WebOS, the mobile operating system that just won't quit, is making its way into smart TVs from LG. The South Korean company is buying parts of Palm from HP — source code, documentation, Read More →
Once I got past the fact that the New York Times' David Carr doesn't like "The West Wing," (who doesn't like "The West Wing?"), I realized he's got a pretty interesting point in today's column about how Big Data Read More →
"We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together."
— Jackie Reses, head of human resources at Yahoo, in a memo announcing that employees can forget about working from home beginning in June. Read More →
After Hewlett-Packard reported it's first fiscal-quarter earnings on Thursday, acknowledging a sizable drop in its sales and profit, the company's stock soared as it is continuing to do today.
Why? Because it's financial report wasn't as bad as Wall Street had expected.
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In the tech world — as in life — there are ups and downs, there's pushing and pulling, there's taking two steps forward and one step back:
• There's outsourcing work to third parties, perhaps so a company can focus on Read More →
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk appeared on Jimmy Kimmel live late Thursday night.
Kimmel talked to Musk about his many accomplishments and his vast wealth. Most of the interview focused on SpaceX.
"What if we get to Mars and it sucks?" asked Read More →
Look for Sheryl Sandberg to assume a much higher profile in the coming weeks, as the Facebook chief operating officer gears up to promote her new book, “Lean In,” and her ideas about how women can advance in the workplace.
Some Read More →