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Ellen Huet / Forbes:
After a hammer attack on a rider, some lawyers believe Uber could be liable, despite its ToS   —  Uber Rider Might Lose An Eye From Driver's Hammer Attack.  Could Uber Be Held Liable?  —  Roberto Chicas, a 35-year-old San Francisco bartender, climbed into an UberX car around 2 a.m. last week and expected to get home safely.
Oct 2, 2014, 7:05 AMIn context
Dave Maass / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Local police in US giving families free ComputerCop keylogging software in “Internet Safety” initiative   —  ComputerCOP: The Dubious ‘Internet Safety Software’ That Hundreds of Police Agencies Have Distributed to Families  —  ComputerCOP in Maricopa County, Arizona
Oct 2, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Mark Scott / New York Times:
Rocket Internet prices IPO at top of range at €42.5 per share, valuing company at €6.7B, or roughly $8.4B   —  Rocket Internet Prices Its I.P.O.  —  The German technology company Rocket Internet priced its initial public offering at the top of its price range at 42.5 euros a share on Wednesday …
Oct 1, 2014, 3:40 PMIn context
Parmy Olson / Forbes:
Finding Alibaba: How Jerry Yang Made The Most Lucrative Bet In Silicon Valley History   —  Jerry Yang is giving a quick tour of the conference room at his private investment firm in Palo Alto, Calif. It's dotted with gifts and photos from his 20 years in Silicon Valley.
Oct 1, 2014, 10:55 AMIn context
Nicky Woolf / Guardian:
Hackers charged with stealing over $100m in US army and Xbox technology   —  Indictment unsealed on Tuesday reveals Department of Justice charged four people in international computer hacking ring  —  Four men have been charged with breaking into the computer systems of Microsoft …
Sep 30, 2014, 7:30 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Payment Network Dwolla Picks Up A Strategic $9.7M Led By CME Group   —  On the same day that eBay announced that it plans to spin off its payments business PayPal, a smaller payments competitor has quietly announced another round of funding to continue building out its own platform.
Sep 30, 2014, 6:45 PMIn context
Ian Kar / Bank Innovation:
PayPal was excluded from Apple Pay because it partnered with Samsung on the Galaxy S5's fingerprint reader   —  The Real Reason PayPal Isn't an Apple Pay Preferred Partner  —  Earlier this month, before Apple Pay came out, Bank Innovation wrote that Apple and PayPal had been involved in talks for ... something.
Sep 30, 2014, 6:10 PMIn context
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:
Activist investor Carl Icahn praises “no brainer” PayPal spin off, says PayPal should consolidate the payments industry with acquisitions or a merger   —  Carl Icahn: Now PayPal Needs To Buy Or Merge With Another Payments Company  —  After urging eBay to spin off its PayPal business for months …
Sep 30, 2014, 12:50 PMIn context
New York Times:
Senior Amex exec Daniel Schulman joins PayPal as president, will become CEO after split   —  EBay to Spin Off PayPal, Adopting Strategy Backed by Icahn  —  By Michael J. de la Merced and Andrew Ross Sorkin  —  EBay said on Tuesday that it would spin off its PayPal payments unit …
Sep 30, 2014, 7:35 AMIn context
David Faber / CNBC:
John Donahoe to step down as CEO of eBay after eBay and PayPal split takes effect in 2015, replaced by Devin Wenig   —  EBay and PayPal to split into two separately traded companies  —  After spending much of this year explaining why its two businesses are best left together …
Sep 30, 2014, 7:20 AMIn context

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