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Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
In open letter to Uber employees, Benchmark says it warned Kalanick over a month ago it was preparing litigation and hints of damning findings in Holder report   —  The VC firm sent a letter to Uber employees to explain why it sued Kalanick and the company.  —  Benchmark Capital sent a letter …
Aug 14, 2017, 1:54 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Uber's board, minus Kalanick and Benchmark's Matt Cohler, say in statement they are “disappointed” in Benchmark's suit, effectively declining to endorse it   —  This is Uber's first comment on the suit.  All members except Kalanick and Benchmark signed the statement.
Aug 11, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Google CEO Sundar Pichai cancels all-hands meeting, citing leak of questions and employees' names; sources say some employees have experienced doxxing   —  Doxxing of search company staffers had already started.  —  Google CEO Sundar Pichai has canceled the company's much-anticipated meeting to talk about gender issues today.
Aug 10, 2017, 7:32 PMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Under terms of proposed new funding deal for SoundCloud, former Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor would replace Alex Ljung as CEO, who would stay on as chair of the board   —  Investors want to replace founder Alex Ljung with former Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor.  —  Investors want to replace the CEO of SoundCloud …
Aug 10, 2017, 2:35 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Uber's first employee, Ryan Graves, is stepping down as SVP of global operations but will stay on in his role as board director   —  Ryan Graves, who served as SVP of global operations, sent an email to staff today saying he will remain on the board.  —  Ryan Graves, the first Uber employee …
Aug 10, 2017, 1:12 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Sources: Birchbox has held acquisition talks with several retailers, including Walmart   —  The startup received a $15 million lifeline from investors in 2016.  —  Birchbox has recently been discussing a potential sale with several retailers, multiple sources told Recode.
Aug 9, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
In email to employees, Uber board member and co-founder Garrett Camp says “Travis is not returning as CEO”   —  Camp sent an email to employees on Monday afternoon.  —  Uber co-founder and board member Garrett Camp told employees that the company's former CEO Travis Kalanick …
Aug 7, 2017, 3:23 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook tests showing posts from local politicians in News Feed even for users not following those politicians, at most once per week   —  You may soon see posts from politicians you don't follow.  —  Facebook is testing a new feature that inserts posts from local politicians into users' News Feeds …
Aug 6, 2017, 9:55 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Recode:
Senate confirms Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel and Republican Brendan Carr to FCC's two open slots   —  Lawmakers sent Brendan Carr, a Republican, and Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat, to the telecom agency.  —  The Federal Communications Commission is set to return to its full strength …
Aug 3, 2017, 2:40 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook acquired AI startup Ozlo, which had raised $14M, to help Messenger build its personal assistant; Ozlo will shut down its enterprise API and app   —  Ozlo is joining Messenger.  —  Facebook has acquired Ozlo, a Palo Alto-based artificial intelligence startup, to help Messenger build …
Jul 31, 2017, 4:45 PMIn context

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