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Uber Threatens to Dump Engineer Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets From Waymo

Lots of people get fired from Uber. One employee was reportedly fired last year for helping his female coworkers raise complaints about sexual harassment. Drivers get deactivated from the platform if their ratings slip below a certain number (Uber sa.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoMay 19th, 2017

Stop what you are doing and watch Nathan for You’s brilliant Uber episode right now

 If you have not yet had the pleasure of being introduced to Nathan for You, you’re in for a treat! The man behind the show, Nathan Fielder, is so wonderfully awkward in his delivery he might just make you pee your pants from laughing so h.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 41 min. ago

All measuring cups are wrong

A former software engineer for Google and Facebook has combined his love of cooking and mathematics to make this innovative kitchen product. Read more...More about Facebook, Google, Food, Kickstarter, and Mashable Video A former software engineer fo.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News5 hr. 49 min. ago

"Stranger Things" star fires agent accused of sexual assault after he Facebook "poked" his victim

Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard has fired his agent after allegations of sexual assault surfaced, Entertainment Weekly reported.  Tyler Grasham, who was also fired from his job as a talent agent at APA, was accused of sexual assault by a for.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News5 hr. 49 min. ago

Robert Scoble has allegedly continued to sexually harass women after going sober (Sarah Buhr/TechCrunch)

Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch: Robert Scoble has allegedly continued to sexually harass women after going sober  —  Venture capitalists Dave McClure, Justin Caldbeck and Chris Sacca, SoFi CEO Mike Cagney and a top Uber engineer have all b.....»»

Category: topSource:  techmemeRelated News6 hr. 25 min. ago

Confirm or Deny ... Susan Fowler

The former Uber employee has deleted her account. But would she ever go back?.....»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated News11 hr. 33 min. ago

Take a look at the Gonzo Gizmo author"s favorite tools

My guest on the Cool Tools Show podcast this week is Simon Quellen Field. Simon is a chemist and former Google software engineer and is the author of over a dozen books, including Gonzo Gizmos, Return of Gonzo Gizmos, Culinary Reactions, Why is Milk.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News20 hr. 41 min. ago

Robert Scoble has allegedly continued to sexually harass women after going sober

 Venture capitalists Dave McClure, Jason Caldbeck and Chris Sacca, SoFi CEO Mike Cagney, and a top Uber engineer have all been accused of sexual impropriety in the last six months as a growing number of women have come forward about the harassm.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News21 hr. 13 min. ago

Uber now wants some drivers to pay it money—and there"s no guarantee they"ll benefit

Pay now in order to potentially earn more later. It may sound like something straight out of a marketing scheme, but it's in fact the latest promise from Uber to a subset of its drivers. However, according to the ride-hail giant, this is not the late.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

Uber, Intel, and other tech firms will urge Congress to let “Dreamers” stay

Uber: "We plan to support Dreamers as long as they need help." Enlarge / Protesters shout slogans against US President Donald Trump during a demonstration in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), also known as the Dream A.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

Frontier accused of overcharging former Verizon customers for broadband, video services

Frontier’s integration of Verizon's California, Texas and Florida (CTF) properties may be complete, but customer pain related to erroneous charges for broadband and video services continues in parts of Florida......»»

Category: networkSource:  fiercetelecomRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

Google Parent Leads a $1 Billion Investment in Lyft

Google's parent company is throwing its financial support behind ride-hailing service Lyft, deepening its rift with market leader Uber. Alphabet Inc., which gets most of its money from Google's digital ad network, is leading a $1 billion investment.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

Sources: some employees feel Facebook is being used as a scapegoat for 2016 election outcome using flawed hindsight about factors mostly beyond FB"s control (Charlie Warzel/BuzzFeed)

Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed: Sources: some employees feel Facebook is being used as a scapegoat for 2016 election outcome using flawed hindsight about factors mostly beyond FB's control  —  In the summer of 2015, a Facebook engineer w.....»»

Category: topSource:  techmemeRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

A driver"s adorable service dog made for the perfect Uber ride

Uber rides can often be unexpected adventures. You never really know what you might find inside of a driver's car.  Twitter user, Spookygothgrama posted a screenshot yesterday of a conversation with her Uber driver.  SEE ALSO: Ikea is launc.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

Fakuma: Injection molding machine makers toast a very good year

Picture-perfect autumn weather cast a golden glow around Fakuma’s silver jubilee in Friedrichshafen, Germany, this week. And a sunny mood pervaded the trade show, as well, as machine manufacturers got ready to celebrate a stellar 2017 and a positi.....»»

Category: plasticsSource:  plasticstodayRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

Shocking discovery of ancient teeth could rewrite human history

There's still many questions to be answered regarding the origins of mankind, but researchers have a pretty good outline of how it all went down — or at least they thought they did, as a new discovery by archaeologists in Germany threatens to shake.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

"Selfish brain" wins out when competing with muscle power, study finds

New research on our internal trade-off when physical and mental performance are put in direct competition has found that cognition takes less of a hit, suggesting more energy is diverted to the brain than body muscle. Researchers say the findings sup.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

8 Cosplayers Share Their Tips, Tools, and Ingenuity

These cosplayers have been practicing their trade for years. We asked them if they had any advice for aspiring creators. Turns out they did! Read more on MAKE The post 8 Cosplayers Share Their Tips, Tools, and Ingenuity appeared first on Make: D.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  makezineonlineRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

Grab raises $700M in debt to add more drivers to its ride-hailing service in Southeast Asia

 Grab is in the process of raising $2.5 billion for it ride hailing service in Southeast Asia, but that hasn’t stopped the Uber rival from tapping banks for $700 million in debt facilities to develop its business. The Singapore-based compa.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

Serial entrepreneur Ben Metcalfe joins newly independent VC Ridge Ventures

 Ridge Ventures, which is the new incarnation of the old IDG Ventures USA, has made a significant new hire in its path towards its future as a newly independent VC firm. It’s brought on Ben Metcalfe, formerly of WP Engine and Uber, as its.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

Alphabet’s CapitalG invests $1 billion in Lyft amidst its dispute with Uber

Investment can be seen as a means of harnessing the market reach of Lyft to test Alphabet’s own self-driving tech it has been developing over the years now.Lyft’s prospects just got bolstered post a $1 billion financing it received from Alpha.....»»

Category: topSource:  inferseRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017