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Saturday | Silicon Alley Insider

California Regulators Say That Carpool Features In Lyft, Uber, and Sidecar Are Illegal

Ride-sharing startups Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar all recently launched carpooling services that aim to make rides cheaper for users by connecting them with other people who are traveling on the same route and don't mind sharing a car with a stranger. CNET's Dara Kerr reports that the California Public Utilities Commission has sent warning letters to all three companies which say that it's illegal to charge individual fares to people traveling in one vehicle.

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Related Topix: Startups

Saturday | TechCrunch

Gillmor Gang: AppleJacked

Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, Benedict Evans, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

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Related Topix: iPhone, Startups

Fri Sep 12, 2014

BroadcastNewsroom

ChinaNet Online Holdings Annual Meeting to be Held on Wednesday, September 17th

ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc. , a leading B2B Internet technology company providing online-to-offline sales channel expansion services for small and medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurial management and networking services for entrepreneurs in the People's Republic of China, would like to remind its shareholders that it will hold its annual meeting at 2:00 pm Beijing time in the Company's offices located in Beijing, China on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014. At the annual meeting, shareholders will vote to ratify the election of board members for 2014 and ratify the appointment of Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk LLP as the Company's independent accountants for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014.

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Related Topix: Startups, World News, China, Asia,

Thu Sep 11, 2014

CNET News.com

Carpooling with Sidecar? Regulators say not so fast

California regulators issue a warning to the peer-to-peer car service saying it's illegal to operate its Shared Rides feature. Are Uber and Lyft next? San Francisco resident and ride-sharing enthusiast Kenny Liao poses next to his car, which he uses to give rides as a Sidecar driver.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Startups

Tue Sep 09, 2014

CNET News.com

Facebook page on Weibo deemed a fake -- after 80,000 people follow it

There was some hope in China that the account, which had several updates reflecting positively on Facebook, could be the real thing, but the social network has confirmed it's not. A Facebook page that cropped up on major China-based social network Weibo is not real, after all, the world's largest social network has confirmed.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Mark Zuckerberg

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Fox News

Stephen Hawking: 'God particle' could wipe out the universe

In this June 19, 2006 file photo, Stephen Hawking speaks at an international gathering of scientists at Beijing's Great Hall of the People in China. Stephen Hawking has already warned that aliens might wipe out the human race .

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Related Topix: Startups

Sat Sep 06, 2014

The Daily Star

An inside look at how Motorola makes mobile devices

Motorola takes pains to ensure that you can make a crystal-clear call. Pictured: A room designed to project background noise and a dummy head that can make voice commands and phone calls.

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Related Topix: Startups, Schaumburg, IL

Fri Sep 05, 2014

TechCrunch

Gillmor Gang LIVE 09.05.14

Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 1pm Pacific.

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Related Topix: Startups, CNET Networks, Journalism, Blog News

Digital Post Production

ChinaNet Online's 28.com Receives High Rating With Baidu

ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc. , a leading B2B Internet technology company providing online-to-offline sales channel expansion services for small and medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurial management and networking services for entrepreneurs in the People's Republic of China, announced today that its 28.com website has received a V3 ranking from Baidu, which is its top credit rating. "We are very excited to achieve this prestigious rating," said George Chu, the Chief Operating Officer of ChinaNet.

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Related Topix: Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Baidu, World News, China, Asia, Internet, Science / Technology, TV, Electronics

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Watersblogged

ZenWatch

Source: www.pcmag.com --- Wednesday, September 03, 2014The A 199 Android Wear-powered timepiece is Asus's first foray into the wearables space.

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Related Topix: Startups, Cameras

CNET News.com

With Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung returns to comfort zone: hardware

The Korean electronics giant on Wednesday unveiled the Galaxy Note 4 phablet, the latest model of its phone- tablet hybrid with a 5.7-inch screen and stylus.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Virtual Reality, iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Startups, CPU, iPhone

Tue Sep 02, 2014

CNET News.com

Sonos adds full Wi-Fi compatibility with latest software update

A software update made available today for the multiroom streaming speaker system will allow customers to connect directly to a Wi-Fi network.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Emerging Technology, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Speakers, Startups

Fri Aug 29, 2014

TechCrunch

Gillmor Gang LIVE 08.29.14

Dan Farber was named Editor-in-Chief of CBSNews.com in Dec. 2008. Prior to CBS News he was Editor-in-Chief of [CNET] 's News.com in [February 2008] .

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Related Topix: Startups, CNET Networks, Blog News

Thu Aug 28, 2014

CNET News.com

Join CNET Wednesday for Galaxy Note 4 live blog

"Critically important" Unpacked event is expected to feature a new Galaxy Note and more on Samsung's 3G smartwatch alongside other products.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

GlobeNewswire

ChinaNet Online Holdings to Participate in MarcumBP 2nd Annual China Best Ideas Conference in Beijing

ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc. , a leading B2B Internet technology company focusing on providing online-to-offline sales channel expansion services for small and medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurial management and networking services for entrepreneurs in the People's Republic of China, today announced that it will attend Marcum Bernstein ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Startups

Mon Aug 25, 2014

TheCelebrityCafe

California Governor signs 'kill switch' bill into law for smartphones

According to CNET , the state became the first to have such a bill which was enacted to cut down on smartphone theft.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Startups

Sun Aug 24, 2014

TechCrunch

Gillmor Gang: WineQuake

Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, Dan Farber, and Steve Gillmor - woke up and fell out of bed in what was the most dramatic quake for most of us since '89 and in my case LA in the '70s.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Startups, Facebook

Fri Aug 22, 2014

AFP Blog

Vexed in the city: Benioff says it's time to listen to the dissenters (Q&A) - CNET

Vexed in the city: Benioff says it's time to listen to the dissenters - CNET : As tech reshapes San Francisco, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff argues for a broader civic dialogue and says philanthropy offers a way to unite a city riven by increasing social discord.

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Related Topix: Startups, Salesforce

CNET News.com

Vexed in the city: San Francisco strife spurs tech defectors elsewhere

As clashes mar tech's epicenter, entrepreneurs find that fleeing San Francisco for up-and-coming startup hubs can offer unique advantages.

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Related Topix: SoMa (San Francisco, CA), Startups, Marketing, Durham, NC

Thu Aug 21, 2014

NBC Bay Area

Going to SF? Put Cash In Your Hair

If you can't afford a place in San Francisco, join the club. Population: nearly everybody.

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Related Topix: Startups, Home Buying, Home, Housing

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