Toyota Joins Uber on Its Tortuous Journey to Self-Driving Cars

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Uber didn’t necessarily get into self-driving cars to make friends. It launched its program in Pittsburgh by gutting the robotics program at Carnegie Mellon University, after all. But in the three years since—as the company has struggled with wayward leadership, a broken corporate culture, and this spring’s fatal crash, which killed an Arizona woman—Uber has […]

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Global unicorn exits hit multi-year high in 2018

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Joanna Glasner As you can see, we’re already well ahead of last year’s totals. On the IPO front, not only are the 2018 unicorn offerings more numerous, they’re also bigger. In 2017, out of 16 unicorn IPOs, there were two at initial valuations above $10 billion (Snap and online insurer ZhongAn). So far this year, […]

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Uber board member resigns after sexist remark at meeting addressing sexism

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In meeting on company culture, David Bonderman said theres likely to be more talking when Arianna Huffington mentioned having more women on board Venture capitalist David Bonderman resigned from Ubers board of directors on Tuesday, after apologizing for making a sexist remark during an all-staff meeting earlier in the day about reforming the companys culture. […]

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How low does Uber have to go before we stop using it?

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From sexual harassment claims to acquiring a rape victims medical records, Ubers reputation goes from bad to worse – but with little effect on its bottom line Theres a pattern thats becoming clear: a news story breaks revealing Uber to have been engaged in illegal, unethical, or just downright gross behaviour. Uber half-heartedly swears its […]

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