Overnight Tech: Silicon Valley cash flows to Dems | Changes coming for Uber drivers | Ryan's innovation agenda

LEDE: President Obama raised far more money from major technology companies than Mitt Romney in 2012, and that familiar trend of Democratic giving is carrying over this cycle.

The Hill's Megan Wilson will be out with a story on Tuesday morning breaking down the political makeup of the $2.4 million in donations from employees of Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple to candidates up and down the ballot this cycle.


The presidential election is driving the bulk of those donations, and it appears Donald TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally Netanyahu suggests Biden fell asleep in meeting with Israeli PM Aides try to keep Biden away from unscripted events or long interviews, book claims MORE will have an uphill climb among tech donors. Some Republicans inside the technology industry predict that the presumptive GOP nominee will raise less money from the industry than previous Republican nominees.  

GOP SILICON VALLEY VOTE: There are no real stakes in Tuesday's California primary for Donald Trump since he is already the presumptive nominee. But Republicans in Silicon Valley still have a symbolic choice to make. Some believe that Trump is so unpopular in the San Francisco Bay Area that Republicans there will vote for one of the candidates who have already dropped out. Many of their names remain on the ballot.   

"I'll bet you, out of the race, someone else is likely to win San Francisco in the Republican primary than Donald Trump," said Alex Slusky, the managing director of Vector Capital and a large GOP donor.

RYAN TEES UP INNOVATION AGENDA: Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPaul Ryan researched narcissistic personality disorder after Trump win: book Paul Ryan says it's 'really clear' Biden won election: 'It was not rigged. It was not stolen' Democrats fret over Trump-district retirements ahead of midterms MORE is rolling out an election year agenda that stands to present an alternative narrative to Donald Trump's. A section on investment and innovation is coming later this month, according to a website set up for the initiative, but the exact date wasn't yet public.

HOUSE E&C PANEL TO MARKUP FTC BILLS: House Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade will mark up a slate of bills related to the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday.

UBER DOING MORE FOR DRIVERS: Uber is rolling out more features it says will make life easier for its army of driver. Riders in more cities will be charged if they keep their driver waiting for more than two minutes (don't do that, it's rude!). And more drivers are going to be able to accept trips that are along the route they take to or from work.

AND UBER ALSO WANTS TO HELP YOU OUT, METRO RIDER: Uber passed along a screenshot of the type of alert Washington, D.C.-based riders saw on Monday -- the first day of the Metro maintenance apocalypse. "Due to ongoing Metro SafeTrack work, demand may be high in your area," the alert said. "Request uberPOOL, our carpooling option, for prices up to 50% less than uberX." Uber says pool rides were up 25 percent in Arlington this morning. The company says it will spend $10 million to meet demand as Washington's rail system experiences shutdowns for safety repairs.

REPEAT AFTER ME: CHANGE IS OK: The FCC will host an online tutorial on its refreshed Electronic Comment Filing System tomorrow. "We realize we may not have gotten everything exactly right," the agency says. "As we transition to the new system, we will continue to listen and incorporate user feedback." Take a deep breath, telecom lawyers, and check out the prototype version -- which lacks the early-aughts charm of the current version -- here.

HOUSE VOTE ON SOFTWARE LICENSING: The House on Tuesday is slated to take up a bill by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) that would require agencies to come up with software licensing policies and to track those licenses. The legislation, being considered under suspension of the rules, has 28 cosponsors and would require the chief information officer of each agency to make yearly reports on the savings from the increased license management.

AIRBNB BOOTS ANOTHER HOST OVER DISCRIMINATION: Airbnb has suspended a host who turned down a transgender woman, BuzzFeed reports. The event in question occurred more than a year ago, according to the outlet, but the company has been under increasing pressure to do something about discrimination among its hosts.


Starting at 8:30 a.m., the Computing Community Consortium is holding an event on "artificial intelligence for social good.


T-Mobile will give its customers shares of its stock, it announced Monday, a move that is part of a continued effort by the carrier to differentiate itself from competitors Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.

Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft are four major companies that are most loved by both conservatives and liberals, according to a survey commissioned by Fortune.

The Supreme Court on Monday dealt Google a loss when it declined to hear the company's argument against a class-action case related to its advertising business.

Privacy and transparency activist Jacob Appelbaum said Monday that the "accusations of criminal sexual misconduct" against him are "entirely false."

A group of technology and civil rights groups are pushing Republicans and Democrats to adopt party platforms that defend internet privacy, affordability and openness.


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