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 ...
Pat & Mike are back, regaling you with stories from the front lines of Silicon Valley, one juicy byte at a time.
In this episode, Mike gives us an inventory of the highs and lows of a professional journalist "going back Read More →
Sure, most tech stocks are up today, but shares of Zynga are jumping 5 percent to $2.69 ahead of the San Francisco social-games maker's scheduled earnings report, thanks to an upgrade from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
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In another sign of the post-PC world's arrival, Dell, once the world's largest computer maker and worth more than $100 billion, is selling itself for $24.4 billion and going private. Here's a roundup of key points and questions:
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Ever find yourself thinking about taking a break from Facebook? A new survey from the Pew Research Center says 61 percent of adult Facebook members in the United States have felt the need to stop posting, updating, liking and commenting Read More →
Hewlett-Packard hopes to make hay from longtime competitor Dell's announcement Tuesday that it will go private in a massive $24.4 billion leveraged buyout by Michael Dell, Microsoft and equity firm Silver Lake.
The Palo Alto tech giant, which competes with Dell Read More →
"You don’t even know what a miracle you’re living in."
— Eleanor Kolchin, a former "computer" for IBM, on the advances in technology since she worked as a programmer at the Watson Scientific Computing Lab starting in the 1940s. Read More →
These days, when you hear about a cloud computing company landing a boatload of venture capital, you probably figure it’s run by a couple of kids who look fresh out of summer camp. Not so with San Francisco’s NewRelic, which on Read More →
Tech stocks are taking a beating, for the most part, on Wall Street this morning. As of 9 a.m. Pacific time, the tech-heavy Nasdaq is down more than 1.2 percent.
After hitting the $30 mark last week, Facebook shares Read More →