Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns following months of chaos

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The embattled founder of the ride-hailing app stepped down in the face of pressure from investors after a tumultuous six months of scandals and stumbles Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick has resigned from his position as chief executive of the $68bn ride-hailing app following a tumultuous six months of scandal. Kalanick stepped down in the face […]

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Whole Foods for thought: Austin foodies ponder future under Amazon

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Shelf-stockers and purveyors of locally sourced organic produce give a wary welcome to Jeff Bezoss buyout of the market that changed their town The ne plus ultra of sprouted oat honey hemp granola and mango habanero kale chips is on the west side of downtown Austin the location of arguably the worlds finest Whole Foods […]

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Homeless, assaulted, broke: drivers left behind as Uber promises change at the top

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Uber has vowed a shakeup of its scandal-prone executive culture. But its drivers, often left destitute by car rentals and low pay, who are being shortchanged It was billed as one of the most important company-wide meetings in the history of Los Angeles. The 28-year-old rolled up his sleeping bag, put it in the trunk […]

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Life and death in Apples forbidden city

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In an extract from his new book, Brian Merchant reveals how he gained access to Longhua, the vast complex where iPhones are made and where, in 2010, unhappy workers started killing themselves The sprawling factory compound, all grey dormitories and weather-beaten warehouses, blends seamlessly into the outskirts of the Shenzhen megalopolis. Foxconns enormous Longhua plant […]

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Uber’s scandals, blunders and PR disasters: the full list

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The company has had a seemingly never-ending string of missteps, from its controversial CEO to questionable tactics and sexual harassment claims Uber has been rocked by a steady stream of scandals and negative publicity in recent years, including revelations of questionable spy programs, a high-stakes technology lawsuit, claims of sexual harassment and discrimination and embarrassing […]

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Arms review: Nintendo’s springy limbed fighting game is ridiculous fun

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Lack of story and some dodgy characters dont spoil this physical Switch games immensely playable core The premise of Arms requires a substantial suspension of disbelief. The characters in Nintendos new fighting game mostly seem to have ended up immersing themselves in this sport because their arms (or, in one case, hair), instead of regular […]

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Xbox One X: Microsoft reveals most powerful and expensive console in the world

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New console, previously known as Project Scorpio, will challenge Sonys PlayStation 4 Pro Microsofts new Xbox model is named Xbox One X, and itll ship on 7 November with a $499/449 price tag, the company has revealed. The final name of the machine, previously known as Project Scorpio, reflects the title of the tweaked Xbox […]

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Uber silent on CEOs future as it adopts Holder proposals

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Taxi app service tight-lipped on Travis Kalanic leave of absence as it responds to accusations of culture of harassment Ubers board of directors has adopted a series of recommendations about the companys corporate culture from announced last week that it fired 20 employees for harassment problems after a separate investigation by a different law firm. […]

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Qatar: FBI says Russian hackers ‘planted fake news story’ that led to crisis report

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Bureau experts visited Doha in May to analyse alleged cyber breach in which hackers placed story with state news agency, CNN reports US intelligence officials believe Russian hackers planted a false news story that prompted Saudi Arabia and several allies to the US broadcaster said. Saudi Arabia then cited the false report as part of […]

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Rise of the machines: who is the internet of things good for?

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The long read: Interconnected technology is now an inescapable reality ordering our shopping, monitoring our cities and sucking up vast amounts of data along the way. The promise is that it will benefit us all but how can it? In San Francisco, a young engineer hopes to optimise his life through sensors that track his […]

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