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 ...
Have an American Express card? Have a Twitter account? Now you can buy all sorts of goodies from Amazon, Sony and other retailers just by tweeting a few #hashtags. No need to get your credit card out of your wallet.
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A grab bag of tech tidbits:
• Overall global mobile phone sales fell 1.7 percent last year from 2011 despite a rise in smartphone sales, according to Gartner. The research firm cited "tough" economic conditions, changes in consumer preferences Read More →
Intel on Tuesday confirmed year-old rumors (see GMSV post) that it is jumping into Internet TV with its own streaming set-top boxes, raising questions about whether the Santa Clara chip maker can succeed in an increasingly crowded market and Read More →
"The stars are aligning here. You've got the politics of immigration reform changing. You've got tech leaders leaning in not just for high-skilled but for broader immigration reform."
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It was Apple CEO Tim Cook’s turn to join first lady Michelle Obama at the State of the Union address, exactly one year after Steve Jobs’s widow sat at Obama’s side for the president’s annual speech to Americans.
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Furious about what he called a "fake'' review by the New York Times of Tesla's new all-electric Model S sedan, CEO Elon Musk continued blasting away for a second day. Not to be out-done, Times reporter John Broder, who wrote Read More →
Santa Clara chipmaker Nvidia is planning a massive 1-million square foot corporate expansion next to its headquarters, according to a published report.
The company filed formal plans for the development on Monday with the city of Santa Clara, the Silicon Valley Read More →