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Silicon Valley Investors Flexed Their Muscles in Uber Fight

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:26:02 GMT

From left, Chris Sacca of Lowercase Capital, Shawn Carolan of Menlo Ventures and Bill Gurley of Benchmark. Their firms pushed for Travis Kalanick to step down.Start-up financiers have deferred boardroom control to founders in recent years. Travis Kalanick’s ouster indicates that could be changing.


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Inside Travis Kalanick’s Resignation as Uber’s C.E.O.

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:17:08 GMT

At a Chicago hotel on Tuesday, two venture capitalists presented Mr. Kalanick with a list of demands, including his resignation by the end of the day.


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State of the Art: Uber’s Lesson: Silicon Valley’s Start-Up Machine Needs Fixing

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:56:47 GMT

Uber’s headquarters in San Francisco. Travis Kalanick, who stepped down as the company’s chief, had enablers who turned a blind eye to Uber’s faults because it was growing quickly.Travis Kalanick, who stepped down as Uber’s C.E.O., had many enablers who turned a blind eye to the company’s faults because it was growing quickly.


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Ford’s Signal to the Auto World: Here Comes China

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:26:43 GMT

A worker checking quality at the body shop of the Ford plant in Hangzhou, China.Making the Focus in a Chinese factory demonstrates their reliable quality and competitive costs, but the move could spark trade tensions with the United States.


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Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns as C.E.O.

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:20:56 GMT

Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, said last week that he would take an indefinite leave of absence.The company’s co-founder had been under increasing pressure, and several major investors demanded that he resign from the company immediately.


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Want to Work for Jaguar Land Rover? Start Playing Phone Games

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:48:33 GMT

The Jaguar F-Pace at the New York International Auto Show in April. The carmaker said Monday that it would be recruiting 5,000 people this year, including 1,000 electronics and software engineers.The carmaker wants potential employees to download an app with a series of puzzles it says will test for the engineering skills it hopes to bring in.


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The Car Was Repossessed, but the Debt Remains

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:08:42 GMT

Unable to recover the balance of loans by repossessing and reselling the cars of owners who default, some subprime lenders are aggressively suing the borrowers to collect what remains.Millions of Americans are shackled to high-interest auto loans after a subprime lending spree, and regulators fear the effect on the broader economy.


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Driven | Chevy Silverado

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 19:37:44 GMT

There are pickup trucks and then there are heavy-duty pickup trucks. The Chevy Silverado 2500HD is as close as most will ever get to driving a heavy machinery. And yet it’s as quiet as a luxury car.



Wheels: Envisioning the Car of the Future as a Living Room on Wheels

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 19:28:25 GMT

BMW’s show car at CES in Las Vegas, the annual consumer electronics show in Las Vegas.As driverless cars develop, how we sit, inform and entertain ourselves are all up for grabs — and companies, designers and researchers are dreaming big.


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Driven: Video Review: Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, a Leviathan With a Luxury Touch

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 19:19:49 GMT

There are pickup trucks and then there are heavy-duty pickup trucks. The 2500HD is as close as most will get to driving heavy machinery.



Uber Is Sued by Woman Who Was Raped by One of Its Drivers in India

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:23:43 GMT

Shiv Kumar Yadav, an Uber driver who was convicted of raping a passenger, being escorted by New Delhi police in 2014.The suit, coming after revelations that the company had obtained and mishandled the victim’s medical records, also named the C.E.O., Travis Kalanick.


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