While Uber was celebrating its big hire of David Plouffe, former campaign manager and political strategist for President Barack Obama, its competitor Lyft was saying goodbye to a top executive.
Travis VanderZanden, chief operating officer of the peer-to-peer ride-ordering smartphone app Lyft, has left his position at the company follo ...
Google is preparing to officially offer its services to children under age 13, according to a couple of reports. This could boost growth, and therefore sales, for the Internet giant, but it could also bring a whole new set of headaches because of rules about the collection of information about kids.
The news comes after earlier report ...
“Why would more profitable, larger companies charge for connections and capacity that smaller companies provide for free? Because they can.”
— Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, on the access fees, or “tolls,” that U.S. Internet service providers are charging his company. Hastings writes in a piece for Wired that R ...
A new electric car maker has rolled into Silicon Valley. Or rather, it has loudly announced its presence by showing off a prototype of its car, the 2015 Renovo Coupe, at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance over the weekend.
Renovo Motors is calling the $529,000 Coupe — which has the modified chassis of a Shelby American CSX9000 ...
Nosy bosses snooping around your social media posts and other personal data? No problem for a growing number of workers, especially younger ones, a new study has found.
By 2022, “nearly a third of people would be happy for their employer to have access to their personal data, such as social media profiles,” according to th ...
In one small step for man, (› Play Audio) and one slightly bigger step for Amazon, the Seattle-based online retailer giant is putting its money where its mouth is, teaming up with other drone makers to lobby lawmakers on the company’s plan to one day use small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to deliver goods straight to customer ...
We've said it before, and we'll say it again: We trade our privacy for convenience — and some are more comfortable with that than others. The day after Google's I/O developers conference where it unveiled many a new or enhanced Read More →
Whoever gets picked to replace John Chambers at Cisco Systems when he retires in several years won't immediately get anointed both CEO and Chairman, according to Chambers.
During an interview with Bloomberg TV, he said it makes better sense to keep Read More →
Google CEO Larry Page doesn’t give a lot of speeches, and his vocal cord problems are now well-known. So it was both surprising and rare for him to take the stage at the company’s I/O software conference this week and Read More →
"This kind of technology, in addition to making shooting more fun for them, also allows shooting to be something that they share with others."
— Jason Schauble, president of TrackingPoint, a Texas company that's selling what it's calling the Read More →
It took them nearly five years to do it. But Apple cheerfully announced today that its App Store had hit the 50 billion mark in apps downloaded since the store opened for business in 2008. It had taken Apple nearly Read More →
As if Apple didn't already have its hands full with competition on the smartphone front from rivals like Samsung. Now it's Google who's not only nipping at Apple's heels on the subscription-online-radio front, but clamping down its jaws on its Read More →
Most people seem eager for the world of driverless cars, according to a Cisco Systems study.
In the survey of more than 1,500 consumers in 10 countries, more than half of the respondents (57 percent) said they'd be likely to Read More →
Sure, Google is rolling out big numbers and the expected streaming music service. (See the Merc's live blog.) But a tweet by the Merc's Brandon Bailey from the I/O conference today was particularly intriguing: "Google selling unlocked Read More →