Heather McCracken

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Six of our favorite data visualization tools

<b>These six data visualization tools can present your bundles of information in an easy and people-friendly format.</b><p>Even the most junior of marketers …

Data Visualization

Uber Vs. Taxis: One City's Incredibly Simple Solution To The Turf War

From coast to coast and overseas, ride share companies like Uber and Lyft are kicking taxi ass, and taxi drivers are urging governments to impose restrictions on them. But this week, the city of Long Beach, Calif. took the opposite tack: encouraging taxis to operate more like ride share …

Transportation

California man sues, say Uber was his idea

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: Updates to clarify the outcome of Halpern's 2009 lawsuit.</i><p>SAN FRANCISCO—A yogi and filmmaker who has previously sued two other technology firms on Thursday filed suit against Uber, claiming its founders and investors stole the idea and design of the service from …

San Francisco

Uber Poaches Google PR Boss

Rachel Whetstone replaces David Plouffe as Uber's SVP of public policy and communications. Meanwhile, Plouffe becomes chief advisor to CEO Travis Kalanick — and takes a seat on the company’s board.<p>Uber has a new SVP of public policy and communications — Rachel Whetstone, Google's longtime head of …

Uber: The Big Data Company

As I write this column, I am at my office on Main Street in San Francisco. When I’m done here, I’ll head back to my house in the Richmond District to pick up some luggage as I head to SFO. Then I’m off to JFK, my hotel in Midtown, 10 meetings across Manhattan before I stop at FAO Swartz to pick up …

San Francisco

The Amazing Ways Uber Is Using Big Data

Uber said to be raising $2 billion, could soon be the most valuable startup of all time at over $50 billion

A round of that size would make San Francisco-based Uber the highest-valued private startup of all time — only Facebook managed to break the $50 billion valuation barrier while still a private company.<p>What's more, the report indicates that the talks are ongoing and that valuation could go even …

Venture Capital

Though banned in China, Twitter will open Hong Kong office to up revenue

The idea is for the company to work with firms in China and surrounding areas and boost revenue in the fast-growing region.<p>Twitter has its sights set on China and surrounding areas to build out its advertising revenue, the company has confirmed in a recent interview.<p>Speaking to The Wall Street …

Hong Kong