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 ...
The tech industry, it's global. And that's the problem:
• France and its tech concerns — many of which reflect Europe's, too — are front and center lately. Telecoms in Europe are asking American tech companies to share the costs of Read More →
"You can take it in the shower if you want, or more usefully if you get it dirty you can wash it under the tap."
— Quick! What is Steve Walker, Sony executive, talking about? If you said a smartphone, Read More →
From condom to inflation to tsunami, creating images out of the letters in a word. (The sound effects help, too. Video, via Metafilter.) Judging from this collection of headlines, there's a lot of shooting dead people going Read More →
Apple sent out a press release this morning, crowing about the 40 billion apps that people have now downloaded from the App Store. In typical fashion, the publicists piled on the numbers - nearly 20 billion in 2012 alone! over 500 Read More →
California and particularly the Bay Area remain the nation's top spots for biomedical entrepreneurs and employees, according to an industry report Monday.
California boasts 2,321 biomedical businesses, more than any other state, according to the latest annual snapshot of the Read More →
In November, Tesla Motors assured Wall Street that it was on track to deliver 2,500 to 3,000 units of its all-electric Model S sedan in the fourth quarter.
So did they? Tesla isn't likely to reveal the numbers until the Read More →
One of the themes of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show is likely to be convertibles: computers that can switch between laptop and tablet modes.
On Sunday, at several preview events, we members of the media got Read More →
GMSV has talked often about the issues surrounding government and law enforcement accessing Internet users' personal information, from emails and text messages to social-media posts. Companies such as Facebook and Twitter have turned over user information Read More →
We're talking gadgets as the Consumer Electronics Show kicks off this week in Las Vegas:
• Will the new PCs and PC-tablet hybrids being introduced at the show get consumers excited and help provide a boost for Microsoft's Windows 8, which Read More →