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 ...
This Bloom Energy story -- the one where the Department of Labor busted the buzzy green tech company for importing Mexican workers at substandard wages -- is just weird.
There is bound to be more coming, and I can't wait Read More →
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• Second life for Zynga shares? The social-games maker's stock is zooming up more than 11 percent to $3.05 as of this post, the day after its fourth-quarter results beat expectations Read More →
Rock star urbanologist Richard Florida was on NPR this morning, preaching something of the flip-side of UC-Berkeley economist Enrico Moretti's take on the importance of clustering brain power in order to create innovation hubs.
Now, it's hardly a cage-match Read More →
Apple today said a German man purchased the 25 billionth song -- “Monkey Drums” (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch -- from its iTunes Store.
The consumer, Phillip Lüpke, was awarded a €10,000 iTunes® Gift Card.
“We are grateful to our users whose Read More →
The amount of data flitting back and forth across the globe on various devices shot up 70 percent last year compared with 2011, according to Cisco Systems' latest annual report tracking the trend.
Cisco attributed the rise in large part Read More →
"There's no bank of any sort that we do. We only do this one weird brand-new Internet protocol transaction that some of the nerds out there are calling money."
— Bryan Micon, spokesperson for SealsWithClubs.eu, a Bitcoin-based poker site. Read More →
Silicon Valley Bank, the banker to startups, is also a wine connoisseur.
The Santa Clara-based bank may know tech, but it also knows a thing or two about the wine industry. Rob McMillian, the founder of the bank's Saint Helena-based wine Read More →