Category Archives: Tech

App Developers Team Up With Apple For World AIDS Day

Pairing with popular apps like Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and Monument Valley , the company plans to donate all global proceeds from downloads and in-app purchases to the Global Fund. Starting Monday, Apple is teaming with 25 of its App Store's largest apps for World AIDS Day. For two weeks, Apple and the participating apps will donate all global… Read More »

Last Week Was Lyft’s Biggest Ever

As Uber came under heavy criticism last week, its biggest competitor thrived. Lyft In the wake of a series of controversies surrounding the transit-on-demand giant Uber, its competitor service Lyft was able to capitalize and sign up new users. According to Lyft spokesperson Erin Simpson, last week the company saw its biggest week of rides ever. While Lyft… Read More »

Lyft’s Silence On Uber

Lyft and Uber have been locked in a ruthless corporate dogfight for the past year… so why has the ride-sharing underdog been so quiet during Uber’s nightmare week? Lyft Last week, as Uber was facing wide public criticism for an executive's comments as well as reports that a New York employee used the company's internal tools to track… Read More »

25 Hilarious Little Gems From Yik Yak

The new messaging app is blowing up among college students and investors . Like most anonymous messaging spaces, it can be a cesspool of garbage ; Other times, it produces these gems. This study tip: perks-of-being-dysfunctional.tumblr.com This daunting realization: trouserweasel.tumblr.com This mix of emotions: trouserweasel.tumblr.com This awkward CVS convo: quietdistaste.tumblr.com View Entire List › BuzzFeed – Tech

Uber Sought To Hire Opposition Researcher To “Weaponize Facts”

A document obtained by BuzzFeed News points to taxi industry targets, not journalists. Bullet points, not bullets, a spokesperson says. Bloomberg Uber has in recent weeks sought to hire opposition researchers to “weaponize facts” to use against its taxi industry competition, according to a confidential recruiting document obtained by BuzzFeed News and confirmed by the company. Uber is… Read More »

Here’s How Uber Is Trying To Talk People Out Of Deleting Their Accounts

Community managers for the transit company confront journalist investigation allegations head-on to try and retain users. Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters In the wake of a BuzzFeed News report that Uber SVP Emil Michael suggested hiring opposition researchers to find and publish personal information on journalists covering the company, some users have begun to delete their Uber profiles. But… Read More »