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 ...
There are no more "FREE" apps in the App Store.
Now, you just "GET" them.
In a subtle but significant shift, Apple on Wednesday rebranded apps that were once labeled free. To select an app that is free to download, users now Read More →
As the tech industry looks for ways to combat government spying, here comes another tool backed by Amnesty International, the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a couple of privacy groups in Britain and Germany. It's called Detekt, Read More →
Now, Uber is doing its privacy mop-up tour.
The company has been in a public relations tailspin all week for comments made by a top executive about snooping on journalists critical of the ride sharing firm. As I wrote Wednesday, Read More →
Here's what's on the Thursday menu.
Yahoo to replace Google as default search engine on Firefox browser. Yahoo — which will potentially get a boost in search market share — will honor Do Not Track (which grants requests by browser Read More →
Somebody may be snooping on your baby's video monitor or other webcam feeds, British authorities are warning, after discovering a Russian website hosting live broadcasts from thousands of such devices.
BBC News, which reported the problem Thursday, declined to identify the Read More →
A Hudson River Valley rehab specialist has now given us all one more thing to worry about when we use our ADD-fueling, socially stifling smartphones all day and all night long.
What's that, you ask?
Well, bending you head down for hours Read More →
"Of all the industries in the world, the tech industry can afford to compensate those that help make them successful."
— Rome Aloise, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 853, in a statement celebrating Wednesday's unionization vote of drivers for Loop, Read More →
Despite the quick rise of ride-hailing apps Lyft and Uber, one San Francisco startup is out to prove that the taxi industry is not down and out.
Flywheel, a mobile app that lets riders order a traditional taxi cab from their smartphone Read More →
Because life spans are longer and fertility lower, today's global population pyramid doesn't look like much of one. Jupiter is a watermelon — in this graphic that uses fruit to explain the scale of the solar system's planets. What Read More →
The news comes during Read More →