Uber appears to be deleting past blog posts that raised questions about how the company was using customer data.
The move comes in the wake of criticism of the ride sharing company for its treatment of user ride data as well as apparent threats made by an executive about investigating journalists.
I wrote that it was time for Uber to ...
“Spotify has shown people value streaming, and that means somewhere someone could use that value in a bigger chess game.” — James McQuivey, analyst with Forrester Research, isn’t optimistic about Spotify’s prospects over the next five years. He says big companies such as Apple, Google or Amazon could just as we ...
Hewlett-Packard is scheduled to report fourth-quarter earnings after the markets close today. The big focus: the future, specifically the company’s pending breakup.
HP announced in October that it would split its PC and printer division from its business hardware and services unit by the end of 2015. Analyst and investor reactio ...
With seemingly 3,000 shopping days still left before Christmas, many of us apparently have already given a lot of thought to what we’ll be sticking under the tree this year.
Thanks to the search-trend gurus over at Google, we can literally peek into the future and get an intriguing glimpse of the kinds of Web searches that gift- ...
Perched on the mountains above Los Angeles, the Hollywood sign is a cultural icon, recognized worldwide.
But try to hike up to near it, using Google Maps and a Garmin, and you’ll likely be sent far from the nearest trailhead.
Los Angeles City Council and the Hollywood Sign Trust, hearing from locals frustrated with tourists clog ...
“I feel like there’s a colossal mess coming.”
— Michael Drobac, executive director of the Small UAV Coalition, on expected upcoming drone regulations. The drone industry had hoped the rules would provide a boost to commercial drones. But according to unnamed sources cited by the Wall Street Journal, the rules include requi ...
"I don’t want to worry about that, because in one way or another, NSA is a governmental organization. If I would be afraid of government even when it comes to such an innocent phone call, then we are really lost. Read More →
The darling of the ride-sharing startup scene is in trouble again.
Uber, which has been hit with fines, lawsuits and cease-and-desist orders since it rolled out its hire-a-car app in 2009, is now facing allegations that the company is cheating drivers Read More →
Finish your week with a bang: Join Pat & Mike as they talk about the latest from Silicon Valley, including the regional impact of the country's uneven economic recovery, the role of Google Glass in the break-up of Sergey Read More →
The battle over data disclosure continues. Google and Microsoft have been unable to convince U.S. officials that the two tech giants should be allowed to provide more details about the government’s demands for information about the online activities of certain Read More →
If you had any lingering thoughts that Blackberry's turnaround was just around the corner, think again. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that sales of the company's new Q10 smartphone have been "dismal."
The Q10 is the first Read More →
Will tech companies "go to war" with the government over Prism and other surveillance? We haven't mentioned NSA spying in a whole week. Now, a thought-provoking op-ed in Wired again gives us something to talk about.
Australian analyst Patrick Gray disagrees Read More →
Apple on Friday launched an in-store trade-in program, offering credit for your returned iPhones that can be applied to the purchase of a new product. A version of the program has already been available at Apple's online store, where your Read More →
Fred Stobaugh isn’t a musician and can’t sing. But the newly widowed 96-year-old Illinois man submitted hand-written lyrics about his late wife to a song-writing contest anyway after she died in April on the eve of their 73rd anniversary.
Stobaugh wasn’t Read More →