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Sources: autonomous Uber was driving itself when it ran a red light in San Francisco, though Uber claimed "human error" (New York Times)

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:45:06 -0500

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Sources: autonomous Uber was driving itself when it ran a red light in San Francisco, though Uber claimed “human error”  —  The suit, brought by the autonomous car business Waymo, accuses Uber and a star engineer, Anthony Levandowski, of planning to steal trade secrets.  —  April 21, 2064




Google is shutting down Spaces, its experimental group messaging app, on April 17, will make app read-only on March 3 (Ryan Whitwam/Android Police)

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:45:06 -0500

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Google is shutting down Spaces, its experimental group messaging app, on April 17, will make app read-only on March 3  —  After nine months of existence, Google is throwing in the towel on group messaging app Spaces.  It's going read-only on March 3rd and will be completely offline on April 17th.










Online finance startup SoFi raises $500M from Silver Lake, SoftBank, and others, bringing total equity raised to $1.9B (Ryan Lawler/TechCrunch)

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:50:06 -0500

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Online finance startup SoFi raises $500M from Silver Lake, SoftBank, and others, bringing total equity raised to $1.9B  —  Online finance startup SoFi got its start refinancing student loans but gradually has been adding other services to members.  To expand into new regions and move closer …




Uber women confront CEO Travis Kalanick in leaked audio from Thursday meeting with 100+ female engineers (Priya Anand/BuzzFeed)

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:25:17 -0500

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(image) Priya Anand / BuzzFeed:
Uber women confront CEO Travis Kalanick in leaked audio from Thursday meeting with 100+ female engineers  —  Uber CEO Travis Kalanick joined a group of more than 100 female engineers on Thursday to discuss the explosive allegations of sexual harassment and sexism recently leveled against the ride-hailing company.










Sources: Roku in advanced discussions to raise $200M at a post-money valuation of ~$1.5B (Erin Griffith/Fortune)

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:45:05 -0500

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Sources: Roku in advanced discussions to raise $200M at a post-money valuation of ~$1.5B  —  This article first appeared in Term Sheet, Fortune's newsletter about deals and dealmakers.  Sign up here.  —  Roku is in advanced discussions to raise at least $200 million in new funding …




Messaging platform provider Layer acquires text messaging app Cola, raises $15M Series B led by Greycroft Partners (Anthony Ha/TechCrunch)

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:25:19 -0500

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Messaging platform provider Layer acquires text messaging app Cola, raises $15M Series B led by Greycroft Partners  —  Layer, the messaging platform that won TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield back in 2013, is making two big announcement today: It's raised $15 million in Series B funding, and it's acquiring another startup, Cola.