Uber’s toxic culture risks its driverless future, too

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Spread the loveTweet So Uber’s blowhard-in-chief Travis Kalanick is finally out, out as CEO — after some of its most prominent investors put the squeeze on him to go (not…


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Snap copied location sharing app Zenly to build Snap Map

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Spread the loveTweet Snap just announced a brand new feature today called Snap Map, which lets you view your friends on a map in real time and browse stories around…


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Virgin Mobile goes iPhone-only, offers a year of service for $1

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Spread the loveTweet In attempt to woo customers away from competitors, Virgin Mobile USA today announced a deal that will see it transitioning to become an iPhone-only carrier. The company…


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The Baggizmo Wiseward is more than a wallet

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Spread the loveTweet In a hole in your pants there lived a wallet. Not a nasty, dirty, wet wallet, filled with the receipts and cigarette papers and an oozy smell,…


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Ticketmaster’s chatbot for Facebook is actually not terrible

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Spread the loveTweet A lot of chatbots have launched on Facebook in recent months, but the Ticketmaster bot launching today is among the best that I’ve been forced to work…


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German prosecutors investigate teenager for shooting toy gun at Thai king

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Spread the loveTweet BERLIN German prosecutors said on Wednesday they were investigating a 14-year-old boy suspected of shooting plastic bullets from a toy gun at the King of Thailand who…


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Facebook open sources its IT management tool for distributing Adobe’s Creative Cloud tools to employees

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Spread the loveTweet At Facebook, the IT organization isn’t called “IT.” Instead, it’s referred to as the “enterprise engineering organization.” As Facebook client platform engineer Nick McSpadden told me, that’s…


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Regulation could stifle growing China-US venture activity

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Spread the loveTweet Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor: Last week, Reuters reported that the U.S. government is considering…


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Adobe acquires Mettle’s SkyBox tools to expand its VR video portfolio

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Spread the loveTweet Adobe today announced that it has acquired all of Mettle‘s SkyBox technologies and plug-ins for building transitions, titles and effects in VR applications and 360-degree videos. Mettle…


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Argentina’s government is wooing entrepreneurs with a new law

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Spread the loveTweet Marta Cruz Contributor Marta Cruz is a co-founder and managing partner at NXTP Labs, an early-stage fund for tech companies in Latin America. Despite years of economic…


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