72 passengers reach settlements in Asiana crash

More than 70 passengers aboard an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco two years ago have reached a settlement in their lawsuits against the airline, attorneys for the passengers and airline has said in a court filing.

Indie game makers shaking up world of play
Indie game makers shaking up world of play

Independent studios are boldly taking on blockbusters in a gaming world being transformed by smartphones, tablets, and online access to play.

World Golf Championships Match-Play event will move to Texas in 2016
World Golf Championships Match-Play event will move to Texas in 2016

The World Golf Championships Match Play tournament will move to Austin, Texas, in 2016 and be played two weeks before next year`s Masters, the International Federation of PGA Tours announced Tuesday.

Hillary Clinton beginning to shed low profile before likely 2016 bid

Hillary Rodham Clinton has so far kept a low profile this year, something that's starting to change as she heads toward her expected 2016 campaign for president.

France seeks Silicon Valley allies in war on terror

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve met on Friday with Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter to discuss ways to thwart terrorists from using the platforms as stages for propaganda.

French minister meets with Google, Facebook, Twitter

The French interior minister said he asked Google, Facebook and Twitter to work directly with French officials during investigations and to immediately remove terrorist propaganda when authorities alert them to it.

Captain Paul McGinley's Ryder Cup mementos stolen in US
Captain Paul McGinley's Ryder Cup mementos stolen in US

Thieves have broken into Paul McGinley`s car and stolen Ryder Cup mementos the triumphant 2014 captain was planning to auction for charity, the San Francisco Chronicle has reported.

Robin Williams widow, children tussle over actor's estate
Robin Williams widow, children tussle over actor's estate

The widow of comic legend Robin Williams and his three adult children are locked in a pitched battle over his estate months after his death, court records show.

Uber probed by US judge on driver benefits

A US judge appeared sceptical on Friday about Uber`s bid for a quick pretrial ruling that its drivers are contractors and not employees, a critical question facing Silicon Valley`s sharing economy.

Uber will improve privacy, data security following report

Ride service Uber, which is trying to enhance its image after several controversies, on Friday released the findings of a report on its handling of passenger data and said it would act on all the report`s recommendations for improvements.

Uber says it can create 50,000 jobs in Europe

The car-sharing start-up Uber can create as many as 50,000 jobs in Europe this year as part of a "new partnership" with European cities, its chief executive told a conference in Munich.

Facebook teams up with partners who worked on Medium, Prismatic
Facebook teams up with partners who worked on Medium, Prismatic

Facebook has reportedly teamed up with partners from Teehan+Lax, a 12-year-old digital design company based in Toronto which was founded even before the social media network existed.

Royals reward manager Ned Yost with contract extension
Royals reward manager Ned Yost with contract extension

Ned Yost, who guided Kansas City all the way to the World Series in their first post-season appearance- in 29 years, inked a one-year contract extension with the Royals on Tuesday.

Officials to detail Boston's 2024 Olympic vision
Officials to detail Boston's 2024 Olympic vision

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and U.S. Olympic Committee officials will offer new details on Friday about the city`s hopes to host the 2024 Olympic Games, as many residents of the New England city cheered the possibility.

Arsonists fail in attempt to burn down 'Mrs. Doubtfire' house
Arsonists fail in attempt to burn down 'Mrs. Doubtfire' house

The house used in 1993 Robin Williams starrer ' Mrs. Doubtfire' had caught on fire recently.

US could name 2024 bid city on Thursday

 The US Olympic Committee this week could choose an American city to bid for the 2024 Games at a board of directors` meeting.

Uber rings in New Year with two million rides

 

San Francisco: Car-sharing startup Uber on Friday bragged it rang in the New Year with two million rides, many of them apparently to revellers heading home in early morning hours.

Uber loses bid to withhold CEO e-mails in gratuity lawsuit

A federal judge rejected Uber Technologies Inc`s bid not to disclose e-mails from Chief Executive Travis Kalanick in a California lawsuit accusing the popular ride-booking service of deceiving customers about how it shares tips with drivers.

'Supertube to travel faster than bullet train'

 A new start-up known as Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is planning to develop a supertube that would take take passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 35 minutes flat at a speed of 760 miles per hour.

USA will bid for 2024 Summer Games, city undecided
USA will bid for 2024 Summer Games, city undecided

The United States will bid for the 2024 Olympics, seeking to host the Summer Games for the first time since 1996, the country`s Olympic committee said on Tuesday.