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 ...
Time to play everybody's least favorite game show, "Who Got Hacked Now?":
• In case you missed it Friday (ah yes, the age-old strategy of the end-of-Friday press release), Twitter admitted it fell victim to a hacking attack that Read More →
"In the mass media age, you sat and watched. At most, you shouted at the screen. In the personal media age, participation is an essential part of the experience. It's the power of immediacy and the power of immersion."
-- Silicon Read More →
A by-the-numbers look at a couple of tidbits about Silicon Valley companies:
• $9.9 billion: That's what Twitter's new valuation is, according to Fortune, which says another block of available shares from early employees adds to the Read More →
A roundup of what's coming — this weekend and beyond, though not necessarily in chronological order:
• A Dell buyout could come as soon as Monday, according to Reuters, citing unnamed sources. Michael Dell, founder of the PC maker, Read More →
"I hoped that today’s actions would finally show them the true power and importance of social media, and I hope they’re finally listening."
— Poppy Rose, former community manager for HMV, the British music retailer that announced it was Read More →
Moscow Philly instead of Motown Philly? Vladimir Putin, worried about low birth rates, reportedly hires Boyz II Men to get Russians in the mood. Turns out it is an oldie and goodie: the history of curry. Read More →
President Barack Obama will present Art Rosenfeld, the "Godfather" of Energy Efficiency, with the National Medal of Technology in Washington, D.C. Friday. You can watch live at 11:15 AM PST at www.whitehouse.gov/live
Rosenfeld, 85, is a legend in the Read More →
More good news for the sharing economy: state regulators with the California Public Utilities Commission have struck a deal with Uber, a day after announcing it has reached a similar agreement with ride-sharing start-up Lyft.
The deal suspends the cease-and-desist Read More →
Anybody who doubts the importance of role models in encouraging kids to tackle the tough subjects of science, technology, engineering and math should consider what kids themselves say about how they got interested in the fields.
DesignCon 2013 invited a panel Read More →