Aarti Shahani

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In Gun Debate, Pro-Gun Camp In Favor Of Reform Too

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Gun enthusiasts — people who love to hunt and shoot and believe deeply in the Second Amendment — can also be pro-reform. Not everyone is in lockstep with the NRA's position on public policy.


A Father's Grief — And Forgiveness — In Orlando

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Amanda Alvear was killed at Pulse nightclub. A week later, on Father's Day, her dad is still grieving for the daughter he lost. But despite his sadness, Daniel Alvear says he forgives the shooter.


Under Pressure, Lawyer For Uber Drivers Slashes Her Fees

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Uber is trying to settle a class action lawsuit, offering to pay up to $100 million to drivers. That amount is unprecedented, but critics say it may not be enough compensation for the drivers.


Microsoft To Buy Tech Giant LinkedIn For $26.2 Billion

Monday, June 13, 2016

Microsoft announced it's buying another tech giant, LinkedIn, for $26.2 billion. The companies, both leaders in the productivity marketplace, believe the move could boost their income potential by 50 percent in that market. According to a Microsoft spokesperson, talks on the massive deal began in March.


With Lending Club Disgraced, An Industry Looks For Lessons

Friday, June 10, 2016

Lending Club, a leader in the peer-to-peer marketplace, is mired in scandal. The finance technology industry, known as FinTech, is dissecting what it means for online lending.


On-Demand Services Challenge AAA's Roadside Assistance Program

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

AAA is one of the best-known names in roadside assistance. Start-up companies now change flat tires, charge batteries and tow cars on demand. And this new model is making AAA rethink its business.


North Korea Linked To Cyber Attacks On Asian Banks

Friday, May 27, 2016

Cybersecurity researchers are linking a recent spate of attacks against Asian banks to North Korea. The digital security firm Symantec says the recent breaches in Asia have identical lines of malicious software deployed in the high profile attack against Sony Pictures in 2014. The FBI has tied North Korea to the Sony attack.


With New Products, Google Flexes Muscles To Competitors, Regulators

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Google unveils a litany of products at the developers' conference, including messaging apps, a personal virtual assistant and a voice-controlled speaker that connects you with it.


Apple Invests $1 Billion In Chinese Ride-Hailing Company Didi Chuxing

Friday, May 13, 2016

Apple is investing $1 billion in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook says the move will help the company gain a better understanding of the Chinese market. In China, Didi already leads Uber, so this investment sets the stage for a big competitive battle between Apple and Uber.


Bitcoin Evangelist Touts Digital Currency As New Hope For Wall Street

Monday, May 09, 2016

Bitcoin gets a lot of attention because drug dealers sometimes use to buy and sell drugs on the digital underground. But that's not all it is. Turns out Bitcoin is also the great new hope on Wall Street — a tool that is so powerful, it might even be able to keep traders honest. Well, there's a Bitcoin evangelist making that case.


Uber Plans To Kill Surge Pricing, Though Drivers Say It Makes Job Worth It

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Uber is using machine learning to predict high demand, which would allow the app to schedule extra drivers instead of hiking rates at busy times. But such a change would hurt driver pay.


Apple's Lousy Week Could Signal Times Of Trouble For Tech Giant

Friday, April 29, 2016

Apple got hit with a lot of bad news this week. First, the company posted its first quarterly revenue drop since 2003. And then billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn revealed that he has dumped all of his shares in Apple. NPR explores whether the company is really in trouble or if is this all just a bump in the road.


Apple Reports First Revenue Decline Since 2003

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

As expected, Apple on Tuesday announced its first quarterly decline in revenue in 13 years, driven by falling iPhone sales. The company's quarterly profit dropped 22.5 percent.


How Much Money Do Uber Drivers Really Make? Send Us Your Screenshots

Monday, April 25, 2016

The company sometimes promotes up to $35 an hour to draw in new drivers, but how much do drivers generally make? Drivers, send us a screenshot of your recent week.


Uber Reaches Tentative Settlement With Drivers In Class Action Suits

Friday, April 22, 2016

By settling class action lawsuits in California and Massachusetts, Uber will be able to continue to categorize drivers in those states as independent contractors. The company will pay as much as $100 million to about 385,000 drivers in those cases. Drivers in California react to the settlement and explain what it may mean for them — and for their customers.


Uber Settles 2 Lawsuits Over Whether Drivers Are Employees Or Contractors

Friday, April 22, 2016

Uber will pay up to $100 million to settle the suits, and drivers will stay independent contractors, not employees, in California and Massachusetts, just as the ride-booking company had maintained.


EU Charges Google For Unfairly Leveraging Android Operating System

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

NPR's Aarti Shahani reports that the European Union lodged new charges against Google, claiming the tech giant violated anti-trust laws by giving preferential treatment to its own Android operating system.


Google Exec: Encryption Debate Lacks Evidence, On Both Sides

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Google's chief of Android security says it's time for both sides of the encryption debate to provide real information, not just anecdotes.


Live-Streaming Of Alleged Rape Shows Challenges Of Flagging Video In Real Time

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

An 18-year-old woman is accused of broadcasting the alleged rape of her 17-year-old friend online. The prosecutor said she told police she continued streaming because she "got caught up in the likes."


Microsoft Sues U.S. Over Gag Orders On Government Surveillance

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Microsoft is suing the Justice Department over gag orders that bar the company from informing customers when the government seeks information about them. Microsoft says the secrecy orders violate its free speech rights and customer legal protections against unreasonable searches.