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An image of what a potential Uber-Google car might look like (Photo Used By Permission From Zack Kanter)

How Uber’s Autonomous Cars Will Destroy 10 Million Jobs And Reshape The Economy by 2025

COMMENTARY: Autonomous cars will be commonplace by 2025 and have a near monopoly by 2030, and the sweeping change they bring will eclipse every other innovation our society has experienced. They will cause unprecedented job loss and a fundamental restructuring of our economy, solve large portions of our environmental problems, prevent tens of thousands of deaths per year, save millions of hours with increased productivity, and create entire new industries that we cannot even imagine from our current vantage point.

01/27/2015

Yahoo! President and CEO Marissa Mayer delivers a keynote address at the 2014 International CES at The Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on January 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Yahoo Creates Tax-Free Spinoff To Inherit Stake In China’s Alibaba

Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer is spinning off the company’s prized stake in China’s Alibaba Group–a move that will avoid paying billions in future taxes.

01/27/2015

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Why Police Want Google’s Waze Popular Cop-Tracking Feature Disabled

Law enforcement officers around the country are calling on Google to disable a feature on its popular Waze traffic app.

01/26/2015

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Online Storage Provider Box Soars In Wall Street Debut

Box’s shares soared 66 percent in their stock market debut Friday despite the online storage provider’s decade-long history of losses, a showing that may encourage more unprofitable technology startups to go public this year.

01/23/2015

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Online Storage Provider ‘Box’ Set For $14-Per Share IPO

Online storage provider Box has wrapped up its IPO at $14 per share to set up a test of investors’ appetite for a rapidly growing technology company that hasn’t proven it can make money.

01/22/2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook shows off the new iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone 6 and wearble tech.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple’s Tim Cook Reels In $6.7 Million Bonus For 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook got a hefty cash bonus that brought his total compensation to $9.2 million last year. That’s more than double what he received the previous year, as the company enjoyed a surge in sales and profit fueled by the popularity of its new, over-sized iPhone 6 models.

01/22/2015

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Founded On Laziness, College Student’s Electronic Skateboard Startup Takes Off

At first glance, the ZBoard looks like any other piece of wood on wheels. But take a closer look, and you’ll see it’s a lot smarter, and faster.

01/19/2015

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Drone-Hunter Scans For Peeping Drones Then Knocks Them Out

People frustrated by drones flying over their neighborhoods may have a new way to fight back.

01/19/2015

A luxury yacht anchored in the Caribbean. (credit: Thinkstock)

Survey: The Rich Will Get Richer; 1 Percent To Own Half Of World’s Wealth By 2016

The richest 1 percent of the population will own more than half the world’s wealth by 2016, Oxfam International said in a report released as the World Economic Forum begins in Davos, Switzerland.

01/19/2015

Tech:Crunch Disrupt SF 2012. (James Martin/CNET)

Venture Capital Firms Rain Cash On Startups As Fears Of Bursting Bubble Build

Cash rained down on startups in 2014 but with valuations so high, critics suggest some investors may be setting themselves up for a major fall.

01/17/2015

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