Female Yahoo Exec Sued By a Female Employee for Sexual Harassment

Maria Zhang, a top executive at Yahoo, is being sued for sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The complaint was filed today by Nan Shi, an engineer supervised by Zhang, and names Yahoo as a defendant. » 7/11/14 8:00pm Friday 8:00pm

Charlie Gasparino Had a Sun Valley Adventure!

Fox Business correspondent Charles Gasparino made quite an impression at Allen & Co.'s rural schmoozefest this week. Both on Twitter and in an on-air segment, Gasparino complained about being mistreated by the private security guards hired for the Sun Valley conference. But sources told Valleywag that good time… » 7/11/14 5:50pm Friday 5:50pm

Lyft Slapped With a Restraining Order Ahead of New York City Launch

Lyft's east coast expansion is already hitting serious legal traffic. Despite billing itself as the savior of New York City, the city's tax commission was quick to declare the e-hailing startup illegal. Now the state's attorney general and the Taxi and Limousine Commission have placed a temporary restraining order » 7/11/14 4:22pm Friday 4:22pm

Cleveland Cavs Owner Who Snagged LeBron Just Invested in Rap Genius

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert must have the hot hand. The Comic Sans-loving billionaire just won the dramatic toss up for LeBron James. Gilbert also boxed out other investors for a spot in a new round of funding for Rap Genius that is worth $40 million. Backing braggarts, it seems, is now an investment… » 7/11/14 4:09pm Friday 4:09pm

The Sun Valley "Summer Camp for Billionaires" Is Boring as Hell

Several centuries ago, executives behind the AOL-Time Warner deal met in private at the annual Sun Valley oligarch conference to plot their own demise. To this day, business reporters are still flown to the sleepy Idaho town, hoping something, anything, will happen. But it doesn't. Sun Valley is fucking dull. » 7/11/14 11:59am Friday 11:59am

Barry Diller, chairman of IAC, which owns Tinder, isn't sweating the sexual harassment suit. "We've been doing an internal investigation that is not yet complete, but so far has not given us any reason to believe that the CEO was engaged in any negative practices." » 7/11/14 11:55am Friday 11:55am

The Wall Street Journal was supposed to have the last word on the GitHub harassment allegations, but Julie Ann Horvath claims the story pivoted after cofounder Tom Preston-Werner resigned. For a look into the saga that might have been: here's Horvath's version of events. » 7/10/14 4:15pm Thursday 4:15pm

MonkeyParking has given up fighting San Francisco. After City Attorney Dennis Herrera deemed the parking spot auctioning startup illegal, MonkeyParking initially refused to shut down. Now they're suspending service to "avoid any future misunderstandings." » 7/10/14 3:27pm Thursday 3:27pm

Lyft has already been declared illegal in New York City. The city's taxi commission is threatening to impound driver's vehicles, saying the e-hailing startup hasn't complied with "safety requirements and other licensing criteria." » 7/10/14 1:05pm Thursday 1:05pm

Google Launches $100 M. VC Fund in Europe While Under EU Investigation

The only way Google could be in worse trouble with European regulators right now is if Larry Page signed the order to wiretap Angela Merkel's phone himself. NSA revelations have hurt Google's European contracts and antitrust investigations are multiplying like Gremlins. » 7/10/14 1:00pm Thursday 1:00pm

DC Uber Driver Kidnaps Passenger, Takes Him On High Speed Police Chase

Uber may have instituted a $1 "Safe Rides Fee" in April, but its background checks remain trivial to get around. Now their lax standards have resulted in another kidnapping. This time, a scofflaw driver in Washington D.C. took a group of out-of-town visitors for a "wild ride." » 7/10/14 12:40pm Thursday 12:40pm

TechCrunch Rolls Over For Tinder CEO Sean Rad

Tinder's sexual harassment lawsuit hasn't even gone to trial yet, but TechCrunch already thinks it's a bunch of bullshit. Earlier today, tech's favorite mouthpiece published an investigation into Whitney Wolfe's lawsuit that was highly sympathetic towards her former employer. An hour later, TechCrunch announced Tinder… » 7/09/14 9:30pm Wednesday 9:30pm

Tech PR Dummies: Spend a Night in a Hotel Bar with Randi Zuckerberg

Public relations requires discipline, integrity, and like a game of idiot chess, rules. The first rule of public relations: a truly great product will always sell itself. The second rule of public relations: Randi Zuckerberg is always available. » 7/09/14 3:53pm Wednesday 3:53pm

One Tesla Isn't Enough For Gavin Newsom

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom wants to be every techie's favorite politician. He wrote an entire book about technology reinventing government and routinely speaks at industry events. He even attended Sean Parker's infamous wedding. Now Newsom is declaring his "intense passion" for Silicon Valley's chosen… » 7/09/14 2:45pm Wednesday 2:45pm