Earlier this month, I addressed why I believed “Uber would rather be suspended in New York than hand over data to the TLC.” Whoops.
Google has taken another step towards knowing everything about its users. The company announced today that Google Now, the virtual assistant software that promises to provide information before a consumer even knows she needs it, will now be able to collect and present relevant data from some 40 third-party applications.
On the day Snapchat announced partnerships to host media content from publications like VICE and National Geographic, Bloomberg’s Joseph Weisenthal tweeted, “Real talk for a moment.
So much for the anonymity of bitcoin. What crypto-currency insiders have long known, but much of the media, regulators, and general public failed to grasp about bitcoin – that it is not actually anonymous, but rather is only pseudonymous and, if you can connect a digital wallet address to an individual, you can track very transaction ever made to and from that account – was demonstrated in stark detail in a Federal District Court in Manhattan this week.
Vine has introduced a new mobile application dedicated to allowing children to watch six-second videos in an app that caters to their love of bright colors, weird sounds, and cartoon characters that will haunt their dreams a few years from now.
Verizon will soon allow consumers to “completely opt out” of the program which assigns permanent identifiers to every device on the carrier’s wireless network.
Russian dating service Topface has paid a hacker an undisclosed sum to return 20 million customer email addresses he stole — but the company would prefer if you wouldn’t refer to the exchange of goods for stolen information as a ransom, thank you very much.
A 26-year-old New Delhi woman has sued Uber in California in response to her alleged December 6 rape by one of the company’s transportation network drivers (full complaint below).
One of the biggest arguments critics make when calling into question Uber’s sky-high $40 billion valuation is that the company can’t possibly be worth that much — because that’s bigger than the entire existing taxi industry it’s disrupting.
“I think it’s such a big disconnect from the way people who make movies think about what we do in Silicon Valley — building stuff.
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Software will eat everything, they say. But it has mostly abstained from the legal marijuana economy, stymied by the uncertainty of enhancing shareholder value in a line of business that was at best an extension of the health care industry and at worst a felonious traffic in dangerous drugs, depending on your jurisdiction.
Last year, our PandoMonthly lineup was heavy on founders and CEOs of giant public companies — like Jerry Yang of Yahoo, Aneel Bhusri of Workday, and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn.
The FCC has unanimously approved a measure which will require wireless carriers to monitor a person’s location inside a building to enable more accurate emergency calls.
An attorney for Google has told the Washington Post that the company did fight a gag order preventing it from telling three WikiLeaks journalists their Gmail accounts were monitored by the Justice Department as the result of a warrant issued in March 2012.
The global taxi industry is estimated to be worth less than $100 billion annually, $11 million of which comes from the US.
Google’s public policy manager likened sifting through the 300 hours of video uploaded to its YouTube service every minute to “screening a phone call before it’s made” yesterday during a meeting with the European parliament about a counterterrorism action plan.
How much would you pay for an app that put more than $500 extra into your pocket each month without any effort or behavioral change on your part?
Apple has done two things few ever thought it would be able to manage at the same time: made the most profit in a single quarter of any company in history, and sell as many smartphones as Samsung, the company with which it has the fiercest rivalry.