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 another bit of Applemania, one of the last remaining Apple 1 computers goes up for sale on the auction block next week at Christie's, with bids starting at $300,000 and the sales price expected to hit as much as Read More →
It's Pat & Mike from the Merc, back again by popular demand or some vague facsimile. Join them as they skewer the guilty and celebrate the courageous souls of Silicon Valley, from easing unemployment to a near-brush with New Read More →
A day after reporting fourth-quarter profit that beat expectations but sales that didn't, Oracle is seeing its shares sink. The Merc's Steve Johnson reported that a mere 1 percent rise in new software licenses has analysts concerned. And it Read More →
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk took to the stage at Tesla's design studio in Hawthorne Thursday to show off the company's latest innovation: battery pack swapping in 90 seconds.
I wasn't there in person, but it was showmanship at its finest. Read More →
"I actually feel a little guilty about that – but not totally. We created the computers to free the people up, give them instant communication anywhere in the world; any thought you had, you could share freely."
— Steve Read More →
This just in: According to an interview with Dezeen magazine, reknown German industrial designer Richard Sapper says Jony Ive, Apple's creative guru and partner-in-design of Steve Jobs, is paid beaucoup beaucoup bucks by his Cupertino Medici: (read on to Read More →
Cynthia Breazeal stopped by a global gabfest hosted by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman to talk about how there's no need to worry that the robots she's working on at MIT are going to take over the world and Read More →