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Amir Efrati / The Information:
Sources: secret Uber program “Hell” created fake Lyft rider accounts to track Lyft driver locations, and identified individual drivers using Lyft vulnerability   —  As the ride-sharing market was exploding in the U.S. between 2014 and the early part 2016, Uber had an advantage …
Apr 12, 2017, 10:45 PMIn context
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

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