Can’t get an Uber today? Your driver may be busy protesting.
On Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. PST, drivers are expected to protest outside Uber offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco, Business Insider reports. At issue are some of the company’s practices.
In New York, Uber drivers are taking the prot ...
“I’m having a great time. Seriously.”
— Marissa Mayer, the chipper Yahoo CEO, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal on the same day her company reported profit and sales that beat analyst expectations. Tuesday’s earnings report was seen as crucial for Mayer, who’s two years into her tenure as chief execu ...
Cisco Systems is unloading some of its stake in VCE, a joint venture with EMC that sells high-end data center gear, the companies announced Wednesday.
Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed and analysts offered little comment on what this means for San Jose-based Cisco, which will retain about 10 percent of VCE. But some Wall Stree ...
It’s official, we’re in the future – sort of.
Hendo Hover, a Los-Gatos based company, has launched a Kickstarter to fund the world’s first production hoverboard.
A hoverboard being the holy grail of personal transportation since the device made its debut in the 1989 sci-fi classic “Back to the Future Part II,” where Michae ...
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed the “Anti-Tesla” bill into law Tuesday, making one of the nation’s most restrictive laws governing direct auto sales even stricter. Tesla has more than 200 Model S drivers in Michigan, home of the Big Three automakers. Earlier this morning, GM came out in favor of the legislation. ...
Apple and newly bankrupt GT Advanced Technologies are nearing an agreement over how much of the Silicon Valley titan’s confidential information will be dragged into the light.
In court papers filed Tuesday, lawyers for GT, a materials manufacturer and Apple supplier, asked to push back a key deadline in its bankruptcy case, sayi ...
I was scrolling through a Twitter list of tech company leaders, as we blogger types tend to do. I came across an exchange between Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams about yesterday being the anniversary of Twitter's launch seven years ago. Read More →
"(Intellectual property) — it's a complex system. Anybody who thinks getting rid of (the patent system) would make the world better, I can tell you... that's crazy."
— Bill Gates, speaking Monday at Microsoft's Faculty Summit, where he addressed Read More →
In an interesting item from her nascent blog, former Wall Street Journalite and longtime Apple-watcher Jessica Lessin reports that the Cupertino iPhone maker has been talking with cable operators and television studios about an ad-skipping technology for its rumored Read More →
In a move that could give Apple's rumored television a cool track, the Cupertino company is in early talks to buy PrimeSense, which designs chips that are used to detect motion in three dimensions, according to Calcalist, an Israeli business Read More →
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk was asked all sorts of questions by Tesla fans (and not just fan boys: a lot of women were there) at Saturday's TESLIVE conference.
Among them: What exactly is this Hyperloop idea?
Musk, a well-know Read More →
Here’s a significant development in the battle for information about the government’s national security data-gathering efforts:
The secretive U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has granted Yahoo’s motion to declassify the court's 2008 ruling that required Yahoo to go along Read More →
Less than a year after Microsoft unveiled the Surface, the software company is slashing the price of its first and long-anticipated tablet amid weak demand and competition from Apple's iPad.
And BlackBerry, another company struggling to compete with Silicon Valley's dominance Read More →
The indefinite delay in opening the Silicon Valley branch of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has now cost the agency a key hire: Neil Smith, a longtime patent litigator who was the first person named to be a Read More →
Here's an umpteenth roundup in our ongoing effort to watch those who watch us:
• It just keeps streaming in, so let's start with the follow-up news about the NSA's massive surveillance program.
"He certainly believes you need to collect everything you Read More →