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Recode:
Chris Urmson, CTO of Google's self-driving car project, announces he is leaving after seven years   —  A key executive of Google's self-driving car project is leaving the company.  Chris Urmson, who serves as CTO and technical lead, announced that he was leaving after seven years.
Aug 5, 2016, 6:10 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Sources: Uber's head of global customer support Tim Collins is out, replaced by former head of global expansion Austin Geidt   —  Tim Collins's departure was announced in a company-wide email on Monday.  —  The head of Uber's global customer support operations, Tim Collins, has left the company, multiple sources told Recode.
Jun 7, 2016, 12:00 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Sources: Rupert Murdoch owns an undisclosed stake in Uber through an investment vehicle   —  Murdoch has a minority stake in the company, but even a half-percent share would amount to something close to $300 million.  —  Rupert Murdoch owns a minority stake in ride-hail giant Uber, multiple sources tell Recode.
May 11, 2016, 5:20 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Re/code:
Uber enables global e-hailing through Alipay to fend against Lyft/Didi alliance   —  Starting today, Uber riders from China won't have to worry about language barriers or currency when traveling outside of the country.  —  Now, riders will be able to pay for and hail a ride in the Alipay app …
May 3, 2016, 1:40 AMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Re/code:
Arianna Huffington joins Uber's board of directors   —  Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of the Huffington Post (and an Uber investor already), has joined Uber's board of directors, company CEO Travis Kalanick announced today.  —  As a director, Huffington is in the company …
Apr 27, 2016, 11:50 AMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Re/code:
San Francisco District judge throws out $12.25M settlement in Lyft driver classification lawsuit, says it's not high enough   —  Lyft may have to pay more than $12.25 million to settle driver classification suit  —  A San Francisco District judge threw out a $12.25 million settlement agreement between Lyft …
Apr 7, 2016, 7:40 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Re/code:
a16z confirms it led a $3.1M round in George Hotz's aftermarket autonomous car company Comma.ai   —  A16z Led a $3.1 Million Round in Aftermarket Autonomous Car Company, Comma.ai  —  George Hotz is a famed hacker turned software engineer who recently made waves for retrofitting an Acura …
Apr 4, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Re/code:
Inside the debate over whether incrementally releasing semi-autonomous driving features is safer than waiting for full automation   —  People Will Still Have to Learn How to Drive Self-Driving Cars  —  In a matter of days after Tesla first introduced Model S owners to a lane assistance …
Mar 28, 2016, 12:10 AMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Re/code:
Ford is spinning out mobility programs into separate subsidiary, Ford Smart Mobility LLC, and is looking for a CEO to run it   —  Ford Is Looking for a Tech Executive to Be the CEO of Its New Mobility Company  —  As the auto and tech industries barrel toward a mobility-focused future …
Mar 11, 2016, 2:20 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
Inside the “anti-Uber alliance” and how Grab (formerly GrabTaxi) is fighting for dominance in Southeast Asia's ride-hailing market   —  Grab, Uber, And The Battle For Southeast Asia  —  Grab (formerly GrabTaxi) is battling Uber in a little-talked-about but densely populated market and winning — for the moment, anyway.
Feb 7, 2016, 6:45 PMIn context

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