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Amir Efrati / The Information:
Seoul escort bar visit by Uber CEO, Emil Michael, and others in 2014 led to HR complaint; Kalanick's ex-girlfriend says Michael asked her to lie about visit   —  A woman who dated Uber CEO Travis Kalanick for three years, Gabi Holzwarth, says she was with Mr. Kalanick when he and a team …
Mar 25, 2017, 2:10 AMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Sources: Alibaba-backed mobile search company Quixey, which raised more than $130M, in process of shutting down   —  Quixey, a seven-year-old mobile search company that raised more than $130 million from Alibaba Group and others, is in the process of shutting down, said a person with direct knowledge of the situation.
Mar 8, 2017, 9:00 PMIn context
Kevin McLaughlin / The Information:
Source: Amazon considers bundling upgraded WorkMail, WorkDocs, and Chime apps in a new AWS productivity suite to compete with G Suite and Office 365   —  Amazon Web Services dominates the market for cloud server and storage services and has made inroads in other enterprise technologies like databases.
Feb 24, 2017, 11:35 AMIn context
Reed Albergotti / The Information:
Sources: Fitbit to announce on Monday it will cut 5% to 10% of its ~1600 employees, amid a weaker-than-expected quarter; source says cuts will save firm ~$200M   —  Fitbit is to cut between 5% and 10% of its employees, the company will announce on Monday, while disclosing that its fourth-quarter results were below expectations.
Jan 29, 2017, 9:25 PMIn context
Tom Dotan / The Information:
Source: Zenefits searching for a possible replacement for CEO, less than a year after David Sacks took the position   —  Zenefits is trying to recruit senior managers who could replace CEO David Sacks, less than a year after he took over from embattled co-founder Parker Conrad, according to a person close to the company.
Dec 2, 2016, 8:25 PMIn context
Reed Albergotti / The Information:
Sources: Fitbit to buy Pebble for “small amount”   —  Fitbit, the leader in the fitness band market, is near a deal to acquire smartwatch maker Pebble, according to three people briefed on the deal.  —  The price couldn't be learned but it is thought to be for a small amount.
Nov 30, 2016, 10:41 PMIn context
Alfred Lee / The Information:
New Snap Inc. charter filing shows co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy will retain control of the company after IPO via new class of supervoting shares   —  Snap Inc. has authorized a new class of shares that ensures founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy will retain control …
Nov 4, 2016, 4:12 PMIn context
Alfred Lee / The Information:
How Etsy is Becoming a Services Firm   —  Online craft marketplace Etsy, considered one of last year's IPO duds, has seen its stock rebound like the handmade bouncy ball cat toys it sells ($5 for two, with felted wool and organic catnip).  It's more than doubled to above $13 in recent months …
Oct 29, 2016, 9:45 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Source: Amazon weighs offering internet service in Europe in order to bundle broadband access with Prime Video   —  Amazon.com is considering offering internet service directly to consumers in Europe, said a person briefed on the discussion.  That would allow Amazon to bundle internet access …
Oct 18, 2016, 7:30 PMIn context
Kevin McLaughlin / The Information:
Source: David Foster hired by Google to lead hardware development for Pixel, previously oversaw Echo, Dash development at Amazon   —  David Foster, who helped develop the Amazon Kindle and Kindle Fire tablet, joined Google on Monday as vice president of product engineering in its hardware group, Google said.
Oct 4, 2016, 10:10 AMIn context

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