NPR | Sept. 30, 2014
Commerce and payments are splitting up. Ebay is breaking away from PayPal and its payments operation will turn into a separate, publicly traded company.
NPR | June 30, 2015
Entrepreneurs are turning to Oak Ridge National Lab's supercomputer to make all sorts of things, including maps that are much more accurate in predicting how a neighborhood will fare in a flood.
NPR | June 30, 2015
A crowd-funding effort to raise the $1.8 billion Greece needs to repay the International Monetary Fund has so far raised $124,569. Donors get gifts ranging from postcards to gift baskets.
Business | Nation | TechnologyNPR | Sept. 21, 2014 2:30 a.m.
People love Uber, but they often complain the Uber app's built-in navigation doesn't give its drivers the best directions. The company says the app helps drivers and passengers travel efficiently.
Siri's elaborate reply easily surpasses the simple "Does not compute" with which robots in old sci-fi movies used to announce a bout of cognitive dissonance.
News | Transportation | Technology | localOPB | June 30, 2015 9 a.m. | Portland
Portland-based mobile ticketing tech company GlobeSherpa has been acquired by transportation comparison app RideScout, the companies announced Tuesday.
Technology | Business | Nation | MusicNPR | June 29, 2015 4:30 p.m.
Millions listen to services like Spotify and Pandora, but relatively few of them subscribe. Why should they when there are so many free options? The new Apple Music will only be free for 3 months.
It's expected to be the longest leg of the Solar Impulse's planned around-the-world flight: a trip that will last five days and five nights.
Business | Economy | Technology | NationNPR | June 29, 2015 11:33 a.m.
Uber is appealing a California Labor Commission ruling that one of its drivers is an employee. Uber says she is an independent contractor. A new type of job category is emerging: dependent contractor.
Science | Nation | TechnologyNPR | June 28, 2015 11:36 a.m.
English nursery rhymes don't translate well to ASL, a visual language. One team is merging high tech with cognitive research to improve language learning for deaf and hard of hearing children.
There was jubilation among supporters of same-sex marriage Friday, after the Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is legal in all 50 states. We've rounded up some of the best reactions.
Online video is such a huge and lucrative market that a lot of companies are trying to lure some of the biggest stars away from the current king of medium — YouTube.
World | Business | TechnologyNPR | June 25, 2015 1:29 p.m.
Some 2,800 taxi drivers are reportedly taking part in the protest, as taxi drivers form virtual blockades around airports and key train stations.
Michel Martin hosts a live storytelling event around police and community relations in Los Angeles. Join the online conversation by using #StreetsAndBeats.