The insight into GM's discussions with Lyft come after a summer of speculation over whether Lyft was looking to exit and for how much. Read more »
RALEIGH — On Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration gave its first waiver that allows commercial drone pilots to fly beyond line-of-sight to Raleigh-based PrecisionHawk.
The company uses drones for aerial data analysis in multiple industries, including agriculture. The waiver means a PrecisionHawk pilot will be able to fly a drone over hundreds of acres of cornfields, analyzing crops ...11 minutes ago
As a road warrior, you are thrilled as competition between budget airlines and legacy carriers pushes ticket prices down.
You are less thrilled as leg room shrinks, services like checked baggage is unbundled and food is sold in coach.
Now imagine if looking after these folks was your job description. Welcome to the world of the flight attendant.
The uniformed person asking your seat number has ...56 minutes ago
The online experience has changed dramatically in the last decade, and social media use has been adopted by members of every generation.
What once might have felt like a safe space to share personal information has blended into a gray area, where virtually anyone can catch a glimpse of your private life in just a few quick clicks.
You may not think twice about a few strangers seeing your ...1 hour ago
SAN FRANCISCO — Employees at cloud computing startups are among the most optimistic across any industry, according to data from Glassdoor, the company reviews site.
And that’s an increasingly significant factor for tech investors like Neeraj Agrawal of Battery Ventures, which collaborated with Glassdoor on the study.
“Cloud gets a lot of attention from investors, which is why we thought it ...2 hours ago
SILICON VALLEY — Apple CEO Tim Cook cried foul on Tuesday after the European Commission ordered Apple to pay $14.5 billion in “unpaid” taxes and declared the company’s Irish tax scheme illegal.
Cook rejected the demand as having “no basis in fact or law.”
“The European Commission has launched an effort to rewrite Apple’s history in Europe, ignore Ireland’s tax laws and ...2 hours ago
BOSTON — Boston-area venture capitalists have remained largely quiet about their political leanings during this year's presidential campaign season — at least publicly.
That was until last week, when Cambridge-born venture capital firm CRV wrote a 300-word diatribe against GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and posted it to Medium.
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SILICON VALLEY — Facebook cut its Trending Topics team on Friday in favor of employing algorithms to surface news stories on the social networking platform.
The Menlo Park company laid off 15-18 editorial contractors overseeing its Trending Topics, which represent the most popular stories on the site. The contractors, who were at the company less than 2 years, were given severance equal to pay ...20 hours ago
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