Eventually autonomous cars will change the rules of the road, packing themselves onto streets and highways in the most efficient way possible. But the first autonomous cars will need to drive as badly as humans. Read more »
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Looking for a job in tech? Each week we highlight some of the most interesting positions posted to Gigaom’s job board. Check out the latest tech gigs at leading companies across the country. Read more »
Thievery Corporation is a Washington DC-based duo that defined and popularized a genre of music loosely called globetronica. They just released their latest album, Saudade. I caught up with Rob Garza (one half of the group) to talk about Internet, creativity, streaming, Pandora and Spotify. Read more »
Some consumers want better-sounding audio recordings, and some companies are ready to sell them snake oil, believes Meyer Sound founder John Meyer. Read more »
Chet Kanojia, the man behind the company that could transform the TV industry, has some very big ideas about how to manage the airwaves and how people will watch television five years from now. Read more »
DISRUPTION. INNOVATION. CONVERGENCE.
Digital technologies are transforming the communications, technology and entertainment sectors. USC’s Advanced Management Program is a five-day course that covers business strategy in the age of mobile, digital, social, big data and the cloud with a focus on leadership and innovation. Read more »
We’re answering some tough questions this week on the podcast starting with what’s that up in the sky and ending with, why hasn’t my smart lock shipped yet. Read more »
Uber announced today that it will start tacking on a $1 “safe rides fee” to every UberX ride. In a blog post, the company said the extra dollar would go towards security measures, like background checks and driver education. Both Uber and Lyft extended their insurance options to cover drivers better last month. The extra $1 won’t be too much of a cost burden though after UberX cut prices earlier this year.
A Reddit user received four nonfunctional pairs of Glass in the mail, each with a different titanium frame and different color of Glass, in what Google has confirmed to be a try-before-you-buy program. Read more »
Technology analyst Ben Thompson has quit his job and is trying to turn his blog into a business by launching a freemium membership model, which gives readers access to extra features and content if they pay a monthly fee Read more »