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Taking a ride in MIT’s self-driving wheelchair

Over the past few months, CSAIL’s (MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) self-driving wheelchair has become a familiar sight around the MIT halls. It’s a nice little rolling advertisement for the lab’s work — and more importantly, it’s a great opportunity to test the mobility …

Robotics

Wikileaks: The CIA can remotely hack into computers that aren’t even connected to the internet

When firewalls, network-monitoring services, and antivirus software aren’t enough, there’s always been one surefire way to protect computers that control sensitive operations like power grids and water pumps: cut them off from the internet entirely. But new documents published by WikiLeaks on June …

Security

Google Will Stop Reading Your Emails for Gmail Ads - Bloomberg

Google is stopping one of the most controversial advertising formats: ads inside Gmail that scan users’ email contents. The decision didn’t come from …

Amazon.com Inc

Trump administration has plan to scrap ‘startup visa’ rule

The Trump administration plans to delay and then rescind a rule that would allow some foreign entrepreneurs to stay in the U.S. and build their …

Immigration

China Moves To Ban Livestreaming On Three Major Websites

The People's Republic of China has strict censorship laws regarding media in all formats for the sole purpose of protecting national security and maintaining social stability. While it has made some strides in regards to lifting gaming bans, Reuters reports these laws are now targeting a different …

Censorship

Regulation could stifle growing China-US venture activity

Last week, Reuters reported that the U.S. government is considering placing new restrictions on Chinese investment into American companies developing artificial intelligence, machine learning and other technologies with strategic importance to the United States. The report, based off of documents …

Venture Capital

China Will Be Part of a Stock Index Provider, Opening the Door to Foreign Money

Chinese stocks will join an important global benchmark in a decision that opens the door for foreign money to flow into the China’s markets.<p>The global stock index provider MSCI announced on Tuesday that the stocks of companies that trade in China’s stock markets would be included in its influential …

China

Apple Gets Greedy in China

It is taking a bigger gamble than it seems to realize.<p>Apple Inc. has long proved adept at negotiating China's notoriously challenging market, responding to fickle consumer tastes and unpredictable regulation far more adeptly than its competitors. But a recent decision to start taking a 30 percent …

China

Apple hires Stanford digital health leader as it continues to ramp up medical efforts

As it continues to expand its health efforts, Apple has hired Stanford’s digital health leader, Dr. Sumbul Desai. As noted by Internet Health Management, Desai was the head of Stanford’s Center for Digital Health and will join Apple’s ever-growing health team…<p>The Stanford Center for Digital Health …

Digital Health

More than 1,000 Uber employees ask for Travis Kalanick to return

More than one thousand current Uber employees have signed a letter to the company's board of directors, asking for the return of deposed CEO Travis …

Uber

Exclusive: Uber hires law firm to probe how it handled India rape case - source

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc has hired a law firm to investigate how it obtained the medical records of an Indian woman who was raped by an Uber driver in 2014. The review will focus in part on accusations from some current and former employees that bribes were …

Uber

With her blog post about toxic bro-culture at Uber, Susan Fowler proved that one person can make a difference

The former engineer took a big swing at the car-hailing giant, and did us all an even bigger favor.<p>It was Lao Tzu who said that “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”<p>In the case of complete and utter change reeling through Uber right now — culminating in the resignation of its …

Uber

Kalanick's Ouster as Uber CEO Began With a Hand-Delivered Letter - Bloomberg

As Travis Kalanick was in Chicago interviewing a candidate to be his deputy at Uber Technologies Inc., two investors were on a plane to deliver the …

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

Travis Kalanick’s final hours as Uber’s chief executive played out in a private room in a downtown Chicago hotel on Tuesday.<p>There, Mr. Kalanick, who was on a trip to interview executive candidates for Uber, was paid a surprise visit. Two venture capitalists — Matt Cohler and Peter Fenton of the …

Travis Kalanick

Why Travis Kalanick didn’t survive at Uber

The plot to oust Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick began almost the moment he announced last week that he was taking a temporary break from the celebrated technology company caught up in scandals.<p>The audacious effort to end Kalanick’s run atop one of Silicon Valley’s most successful start-ups …

Uber

Uber is a Creature of an Industry Struggling to Grow Up

Many people in Silicon Valley believe that the way to be successful is to “move fast and break things.” Sometimes they end up breaking the very businesses they created, as anybody involved with Uber now knows.<p>There’s a cautionary message in Travis Kalanick’s resignation as chief executive of Uber …

Uber

Uber’s Lesson: Silicon Valley’s Start-Up Machine Needs Fixing

Travis Kalanick’s spectacular rise and fall at Uber contains many lessons for the technology industry. But one lesson should rise above the others: This was not just Mr. Kalanick’s failure — it was far bigger.<p>What happened at Uber is an indictment of everyone who enabled Mr. Kalanick’s worst …

Uber

Amid Tumult at Uber, Bill Gurley Is Said to Be Leaving Board

Uber’s board of directors is undergoing more changes, a day after the resignation of the company’s chief executive, Travis Kalanick.<p>Bill Gurley, a longtime Uber board member who is an investor at the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Benchmark, is leaving the ride-hailing company’s board, …

Uber

Travis Kalanick Critic Bill Gurley to Leave Uber’s Board - Bloomberg

Turmoil at Uber Technologies Inc. continues as longtime backer and director Bill Gurley is leaving the company’s board following the resignation of …

Uber

Theranos Is Running Out of Cash

After another settlement, the once-celebrated blood-testing company is running low on reserves.<p>When Theranos and Walgreens first began working together in 2010, Walgreens held a party at its Illinois headquarters to celebrate. One company executive was reportedly so excited about the partnership …

Wall Street Journal

Twitter to let streaming video stars collect money from fans

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) plans on Wednesday to launch a system for people to earn money by streaming live on its Periscope service, a first for Twitter and a way for the company to try to compete with YouTube and others in the search for internet talent.<p>People watching …

Streaming

Uber wants Sheryl Sandberg to be its next CEO: sources

Uber’s board plans to approach Facebook operating chief Sheryl Sandberg about filling its newly vacant CEO spot, The Post has learned.<p>The Sandberg …

Arianna Huffington pushing for Sheryl Sandberg to become Uber's next CEO: report

Uber's board is reportedly planning to approach Facebook operating chief Sheryl Sandberg to serve as the ride-hailing company's next CEO.The New York …

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg says she’s still grieving her late husband

CANNES, France — Facebook operating chief Sheryl Sandberg said she’s still grieving her husband, Dave Goldberg, who died two years ago while …

Sheryl Sandberg

This is who’s running Uber now that CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned

Kalanick announced on Tuesday that he was resigning from the company.<p><b>Update</b>: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick gave into pressure from five major shareholders on Tuesday and announced he was resigning from the company.<p>That comes exactly a week after he decided that he would take some time off, just as the …

Uber