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Uber’s head of finance is leaving

Uncategorized May 31, 2017

 Uber’s head of finance, Gautam Gupta, is leaving the company in July, The Wall Street Journal reports. TechCrunch has since confirmed this news with Uber. Gupta’s plan is to join another San Francisco-based startup as COO, but it’s not clear what that startup is. News of his impending departure comes as Uber has reported losses of $708 million. Read More


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Elon Musk will leave Trump councils if U.S. withdraws from Paris agreement

Uncategorized May 31, 2017

 Elon Musk says that he’ll have “no choice” but to withdraw from the advisory councils he’s currently serving for President Trump, should Trump decide to step back from the Paris climate agreement as he’s reportedly been considering. Musk tweeted the ultimatum on Wednesday, in response to a question from a follower on the social network. Will have no choice but… Read More


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The pleasure and the pain of the accessible smart home

Uncategorized May 31, 2017

 People like to point to 1989’s Back to the Future II as presciently showing technologies that exist today. Video conferencing, for example, was futuristic 28 years ago, but people FaceTime all the time nowadays. The film even predicted the Chicago Cubs would win a World Series, which (finally!) happened last season in seven games against Cleveland. Another advancement filmmakers got… Read More


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Uber blew through $1 million a week in an effort to make UberPool viable in San Francisco

Uncategorized May 31, 2017

 New documents leaked to BuzzFeed demonstrate yet again what Uber is willing to do to beat the competition at any cost.
In the summer of 2015, Uber was trying to make Pool work. The success of Pool, its service that allows drivers to pick up multiple riders along a route, was a priority for the company and a key step closer to what CEO Travis Kalanick often calls the “perpetual… Read More


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Samsung’s elusive Bixby voice assistant is reportedly still weeks away from launching

Uncategorized May 31, 2017

 In the battle of the voice assistants, one entrant still appears to be staying rather quiet. Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant was initially supposed to launch alongside the company’s Galaxy S8 smartphone, but after a series of delays the English language version may not be reaching U.S. customers until late June, the WSJ reports. Sources tell WSJ that Bixby isn’t quite ready… Read More


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Netflix’s Hastings: Trump’s immigration ban is ‘anti-American’

Uncategorized May 31, 2017

 Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings doubled down on statement’s he’s made about Trump’s immigration policy when he took the stage at Code Con on Wednesday. Read More


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With one misspelled word, President Trump gifts Twitter the #covfefe meme

Uncategorized May 31, 2017

 Covfefe: sometimes it takes something special to make you step back and realize the state of the world you live in. That’s what happened this Tuesday evening in the U.S. when President Trump gifted the internet a very unexpected present: the covfefe meme. Within an hour of the misspelled a word going out in a tweet to his 31 million followers, Covfefe had become Twitter’s number… Read More


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Essential’s road to mainstream success is a ten-year play

Uncategorized May 31, 2017

 When Andy Rubin returns to smartphones after a few years in the wilderness, the tech press is going to take notice. Sites will speculate endlessly about teasers and report breathlessly about each small nuance ahead of launch. All of that comes with the territory when you’re the driving force that brought Android into the world.
For the phone-buying public, however, Rubin is not yet a… Read More


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Crunch Report | Getting Down to the Essentials

Uncategorized May 31, 2017

Uber fires its head of autonomous driving, Anthony Levandowski, Essential releases its new phone and Echo competitor and Intel’s Core X gets extra extreme. All this on Crunch Report. Read More


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Launching an aerospace startup at Mach 2 with your hair on fire

Uncategorized May 31, 2017

 You won’t be happy unless you’re going Mach 2 with your hair on fire Read More


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