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Uber, Lyft face landmark trials that could change their business

Facing two separate lawsuits, the companies must convince juries that their drivers aren't employees -- and don't merit insurance and other benefits.

By March 12, 2015

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San Francisco mayor signs landmark law making Airbnb legal

Tech-friendly Mayor Ed Lee approves bill that amends local zoning laws and legalizes short-term rentals. But, not everyone is happy.

By October 28, 2014

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Everything you need to know about the Ellen Pao gender discrimination trial

The potentially landmark Silicon Valley trial nears its end, with closing arguments expected Tuesday.

By March 23, 2015

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Jury decisively says Ellen Pao lost sexual discrimination case against Kleiner Perkins

After a second round of deliberations, the jury gives a decisive victory to prominent venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, which was being sued for gender discrimination by former junior partner Ellen Pao.

By March 27, 2015

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Ellen Pao jury reaches verdict

After two days of deliberation, six men and six women reach a decision in Silicon Valley's highest-profile sex discrimination trial.

By March 27, 2015

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Google loses ruling in Safari tracking case

The floodgates are now open for UK users to sue Google over privacy violations tied to tracking cookies.

By March 27, 2015

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Uber partnership with UN women's group hits dead end

Women's rights group UN Women says that though the car-hailing service did sponsor one of its events, there was no talk of a partnership on job creation for women.

By March 21, 2015

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Delphi car driving itself across the country

Automotive Tier 1 supplier Delphi aims to test and prove its autonomous car technology by letting it drive from San Francisco to New York City.

By March 19, 2015

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Two women, desperate for original selfie, carve initials into Rome's Colosseum

Technically Incorrect: Two Californian women are arrested after defacing the landmark's walls with a coin. Bystanders report them to police.

By March 10, 2015

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The Eiffel Tower now generates its own power with new wind turbines

The famous Paris landmark has been fitted with two new wind turbines that generate enough electricity to power the commercial areas of its first floor.

By February 24, 2015