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Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says he's seeking “leadership help” in note apologizing for how he treated a driver in leaked video   —  Kalanick responded to a video that surfaced today of him yelling at an Uber driver.  —  Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has issued yet another apology …
Feb 28, 2017, 9:21 PMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
YouTube debuts YouTube TV, a $35/month service including broadcast networks, about 30 cable channels, cloud DVR with unlimited storage, personal recommendations   —  Meet YouTube TV.  —  YouTube used to be the place you could watch almost anything you wanted, for free.
Feb 28, 2017, 3:57 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Uber's SVP of engineering Amit Singhal is out after not disclosing to the company that he had left Google amid a dispute over sexual harassment allegation   —  Amit Singhal, a highly regarded engineer in Silicon Valley, denied the claims after top execs at the search giant presented them to him.
Feb 27, 2017, 2:42 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Meet Bernard Coleman III, Uber's diversity officer since January; sources say he's fast tracking the company's first diversity report after recent scandal   —  The new diversity officer at the car-hailing phenom is working to quickly get out a new diversity report.
Feb 27, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Alphabet's Waymo sues Otto and parent company Uber for trade secret theft, unfair competition, and patent infringement, claiming Otto founder took LiDAR designs   —  The Alphabet subsidiary is accusing its former employee, Otto co-founder Anthony Levandowski, of downloading 14,000 confidential files before he left the company.
Feb 23, 2017, 6:08 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook begins testing ad breaks in partner videos, sharing 55% of ad revenue; Live videos from Pages with 2K+ followers will get an ad break option   —  Many publishers have trouble making money off Facebook videos — this could change that.  —  Facebook is ready to make money from all the videos …
Feb 23, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Brian Robbins, CEO of teen/tween video network AwesomenessTV, is stepping down and will be replaced by Brett Boutier   —  Here's the memo.  —  Brian Robbins, the founder and CEO of teen/tween video network AwesomenessTV, is leaving the company.  —  In a memo to his staff …
Feb 22, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Amazon Go checkout-less store in Seattle will sell alcohol and have staff on hand to check IDs   —  The Amazon Go store in Seattle also carries sandwiches, salads and snacks.  —  Amazon's new convenience store of the future has no lines and no cashiers.  But it will have someone checking IDs.
Feb 21, 2017, 10:50 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Sources largely attribute problems at Uber to Kalanick's original directive for HR to focus on recruitment rather than workplace issues   —  Could allegations of sexual harassment and sexism put the company's future IPO prospects at risk?  —  Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has hired former U.S …
Feb 21, 2017, 6:55 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Instagram hires Kristina Schake, formerly head of communications for Hillary Clinton's campaign and Michelle Obama, as communications chief   —  Kristina Schake is joining Instagram to lead comms, and current comms boss David Swain is leaving after almost a decade at Facebook.
Feb 21, 2017, 4:45 PMIn context

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