Trouble Getting An Uber Ride? Drivers Might Think You're A JerkUber customers can rate their drivers, but it turns out that drivers are also rating those customers, and that rating could get some riders blacklisted.
'Best Global Universities' Are Right In Bay Area's BackyardDo you want your kids to attend one of the world's most prestigious universities? They won't have to go far, according to the latest 'Best Global Universities Ranking' from U.S. News and World Report.
Whole Foods To Rate Produce Based On How 'Responsibly Grown' It Is Whole Foods plans to start rolling out a system that ranks fruits and vegetables as “good,” “better” or “best” based on the supplier’s farming practices.
Stanford Ranked As Most LGBT-Friendly UniversityStudents were surveyed on 130,00 students attending the 379 colleges ranked in the publication, which uses the results to rank schools on 62 different characteristics ranging from best college theater to most politically active students (surprise - Cal didn't crack the top 20).
‘Yelp For Weed’ Website Gets Higher Profile After First Pot Ad In New York TimesLeafly is sometimes referred to as the Yelp for weed and - like the restaurant and service review site - the portal gives users filters to help find product that best suits their needs.
Uber Quickly Shuts Down Hack That Showed Secret Passenger RatingUber quickly shut down a hack Sunday night that allowed Uber passengers to find out how drivers secretly rated them.
President Obama Still Enjoying Higher Approval Ratings In California Than Most Other StatesBut the poll released Tuesday also finds that 52 percent of Californians believe the country is on the wrong track and just 34 percent say it’s on the right track. In November 2011, seven in 10 Californians said the country was on the wrong track.
Warning To Yelpers: Restaurant Staff May Now Be Rating YouFor years, business owners have cried foul at the damage one bad Yelp review can do to their business, but now it appears that the balance of power is being restored in the form of patron “performance” ratings.
Oakland School Ranked ‘Most Challenging’ In The NationFor the second consecutive year, a Washington Post survey of the most difficult high schools in America reveals that a small Oakland public charter school the most challenging institution for young minds.
Poll Shows Approval Of Governor Brown, Likelihood Of Re-ElectionA new Field Poll finds that 51 percent of California voters say they approve of the job Gov. Jerry Brown is doing and that most are inclined to re-elect him next year.
Daily Madden: Players Complaining About Their Madden NFL RatingsMadden NFL 13, the latest edition of John Madden's popular video game, was released this week. It didn't take long for NFL players to complain about their ratings.
ConsumerWatch: Cost And Quality Don’t Always Add Up At The VetIn many cases, it’s the local family run practices that rate higher than the big national chains, according to research from the non-profit Consumer's Checkbook.