Laura Sydell appears in the following:
Monday, December 15, 2014
The ride-hailing service says it is creating 20,000 driver jobs every month. While this makes the service better for customers, drivers worry it will drive prices — and their earnings — down.
Friday, December 12, 2014
The design museum is housed in a historic building, but it has been remade into one of the country's most technologically advanced museums. Officials hope it attracts younger visitors — and donors.
Monday, December 08, 2014
Ralph Baer, a video game pioneer who turned TV sets into visual playgrounds, died Saturday at the age of 92. Baer was a refugee from Nazi Germany who invented the first home video system.
Monday, December 01, 2014
Sure, the Internet is littered with viral cat videos. But recently some bits of audio have drawn millions of listens. Yet it may be too soon to say we're entering a new age of viral audio.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Internet radio service offers greater exposure to artists in exchange for a lower royalty rate.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
In the latest flap involving the ride sharing company Uber, an executive is apologizing after saying the company should spy on unfriendly reporters. Uber is a hit with customers, but has clashed with competitors, regulators and some journalists.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Women who turn to law enforcement for help are often frustrated that authorities aren't doing enough. Police say tracing the culprits can be a complicated and time-consuming process.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
In Bloomberg Businessweek, Tim Cook, now the most prominent business executive to come out, writes that his desire for privacy had held him back from publicly disclosing his sexual orientation.
Monday, October 27, 2014
IBM's supercomputer has crushed Jeopardy! Now chefs are using Watson to come up with new kinds of recipes that work around dietary restrictions and other limitations.
Friday, October 17, 2014
The addition of the benefit by Facebook and Apple comes as tech companies face mounting pressure to hire more women, but some warn it may increase pressure those employees feel to put off having kids.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Twitter sued the federal government because it stopped the tech company from disclosing government requests for user information. Twitter says the current disclosure rules aren't transparent enough.
Monday, October 06, 2014
The Innovators, Walter Isaacson's new book, tells the stories of the people who created modern computers. Women, who are now a minority in computer science, played an outsize role in that history.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
The company has a history of mediocre self-produced programming, but now it's putting more money and talent into its movies and TV shows. It's betting that better shows will lead to more online sales.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Taxi ridership has plummeted 60 percent in San Francisco due to competition from the ride sharing companies Uber and Lyft. Now taxis are fighting back with ride hailing apps of their own.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
From bending iPhones to a glitchy new operating system, it's been a bad week for Apple. Are they simply bumps in the road or a sign of something amiss at Apple?
Monday, September 15, 2014
Microsoft announced on Monday that it will pay $2.5 billion for the Swedish software company Mojang AB, developer of the popular Minecraft franchise.
Friday, September 12, 2014
On Thursday, a court unsealed some 15,000 pages of documents in which Yahoo and the government battled it out. The government threatened Yahoo with fines of $250,000 a day for not complying.
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
On Tuesday afternoon, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the iPhone 6, a slightly larger iPhone 6 Plus, a mobile payment system and a new smartwatch.
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Pushed by rivals like Samsung, Apple is likely to announce bigger iPhones on Tuesday. Users of bigger-screen devices say they prefer their larger images and the ability to see multiple apps together.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Amazon's position is that "instead of selling 100,000 copies at $14.95, you would sell 200,000 copies, let's say, at $8.99 or $9.99," says industry analyst Tim Bajarin.