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 ...
How did it get such a bum rap, and will the pun rise again? "You think you know all the important stuff, when in reality, all you know is that they watch 'Homeland.' " Have texting, Facebook and other online communication Read More →
Nearly 56,000 electric vehicles were sold in the United States in 2012, up 216 percent from the 17,600 sold in 2011.
That's according to a research note released Wednesday by Aaron Chew at the Maxim Group, who looked at total Read More →
We're watching the stock of tech companies in the news today:
• Apple shares are rebounding this morning after falling more than 3 percent Tuesday. As the Merc's Pat May reported, the steady drop in Apple stock Read More →
Some have called for changes and action after the suicide last week of Aaron Swartz, the open Internet activist who had been scheduled to face federal charges in a few months, accused of downloading millions of academic articles from an Read More →
"How two-faced of the NRA to introduce a violent video game on the heels of their blame game."
— Lori Haas, whose daughter survived the 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech, on the release Monday of a video game Read More →
If "our most emotional life events are already electronic," what good are signatures? New study finds that students whose parents give more money for college get lower grades. (via Marginal Revolution) Woman drives 900 miles instead of about 90 Read More →
Besides looking for photos of Yosemite or friends’ recommendations of dentists or movies, Facebook executives gave some other interesting examples of how people might use their new “Graph Search” feature, unveiled Tuesday.
Product director Tom Stocky suggested someone might search for Read More →
An online activist group is urging Apple to remove the National Rifle Association's new app from its App Store.
SignOn.org, which is affiliated with the liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org, has launched an online petition to pressure the Cupertino Read More →
Mystery solved. Facebook's revelation today was Graph Search, a feature CEO Mark Zuckerberg says provides "answers, not links" to searches by the social network's users.
Possible uses include finding dates (just a guess, this has probably already been done on Read More →
Tesla Motors already has a service center where you can test drive a Model S in Hong Kong.
Now the Palo Alto-based electric vehicle maker is ready to take on mainland China, where the smog is terrible/unhealthy/hazardous and a Read More →