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Uber loses bid for arbitration in driver lawsuit

A U.S. District Judge in San Francisco has rejected on-demand transportation company Uber's bid to enforce arbitration agreements on its drivers, clearing the way for a driver lawsuit to go ahead.

Marshawn Lynch is a villain in next 'Call of Duty' video game

Marshawn Lynch has gone virtual. The Seattle Seahawks star running back is sharing his likeness and voice for a villainous character in "Call of Duty: Black Ops III," the next installment of the popular series of first-person shooter video games. That's RIGHT! #BeastMode's in @CallofDuty #BlackOps3....

Tech review: The best multiport USB wall charger

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. After surveying more than 1,100 Wirecutter readers and using six iPads to test 18 top models, we can safely say that Anker's 36W 4-Port USB Wall Charger is the best USB wall charger for most people. At...

Live coverage: Tim Cook and the Apple developers conference

What has Apple done with Dr. Dre's Beats since it acquired the music streaming service last year for $3 billion? What's next for iOS and OS X? And what's new with the Apple Watch? All of those questions and more are expected to be answered Monday when Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook takes the stage...

Sony Music CEO confirms Apple will announce streaming service Monday

Sony Music Entertainment head Doug Morris has confirmed the music industry's worst-kept secret. 

Engineers look to insects for robotic inspiration

At a UC Berkeley laboratory, engineers are building cockroach-like robots with a noble purpose - search and rescue.

Yahoo moves in a new direction and shuts down maps program

Yahoo is shutting down its Maps site and other tools in the next few weeks.

Dish is in talks to acquire T-Mobile

Satellite-TV carrier Dish Network Corp. finally may have found the merger partner it has been looking for, adding to the wave of consolidation reshaping the nation's media and telecom industries.

Gawker Media editorial employees vote to unionize

Gawker Media editorial employees voted overwhelmingly to unionize Wednesday, making the company the first major online-only media outlet to organize.

Fitbit looking to raise more than $350 million in IPO

Fitbit Inc., a maker of wearable activity tracking devices, is looking to raise up to $358 million in an initial public offering, according to a regulatory filing made Tuesday.

Empty-nester with computer issues? HelloTech has students on call to help

College students are returning home for the summer, and if parents are happy to have them home, it's partly because they bring something that has been missing for months: home tech support.

Snapchat brings in $538 million from investors

Snapchat Inc. has raised an additional $538 million as it prepares for an initial public offering.

Broadcom's co-founders built a behemoth as a formidable team

The Broadcom tale of the two Henrys is a study in contrasts: one man deliberate and reserved, the other anything but.

10 drone and robot start-ups move onto Qualcomm campus for the summer

Crack open a consumer drone today and you'll most likely find radio antennae, a camera and sensors all packed separately into the machine, wasting weight and energy.

Lifeline subsidy program would cover broadband under FCC chief's plan

A federal program that subsidizes phone service for low-income consumers would be overhauled to help expand access to high-speed Internet under a proposal Thursday by the head of the Federal Communications Commission.

GoPro enters virtual reality market with 16-camera capture rig

Tech industry and securities experts have long said that GoPro needs to offer more. The San Mateo, Calif., company may be the market leader in "action" cameras, but, as critics have pointed out, hardware is a competitive market, and a newcomer with a slightly better, slightly cheaper product could...

FCC moves to crack down on unwanted robocalls

Disrupting the lives of millions of Americans, telemarketers and scammers are routinely using technological advances to automatically dial phone numbers and circumvent the popular Do Not Call list.

New insurance product will fill a gap for UberX, Lyft and Sidecar drivers

California's Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced the approval an insurance product from Farmers Insurance on Wednesday that could fill a gap in insurance coverage for drivers of on-demand transportation companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar.

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