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New York Times:
Sources: Andy Rubin left Google with $90M after credible sexual misconduct allegation; one accused executive left with a big exit package while another remained   —  The internet giant paid Mr. Rubin $90 million and praised him, while keeping silent about a misconduct claim.
Oct 25, 2018, 12:57 PMIn context
New York Times:
Sources: Saudis groomed a Twitter employee to spy on accounts of dissidents; he was investigated and fired in Dec. 2015 after Western intelligence warnings   —  Each morning, Jamal Khashoggi would check his phone to discover what fresh hell had been unleashed while he was sleeping.
Oct 20, 2018, 12:38 PMIn context
New York Times:
Sources: Uber employees have filed complaints over insensitive comments about women and minorities by COO Barney Harford; Harford says he will work with a coach   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Barney Harford was hired late last year to help fix problems at Uber, the ride-hailing company.  Instead, he has created new ones.
Jul 13, 2018, 10:50 PMIn context
Katie Benner / New York Times:
How Masayoshi Son plans to invest his ~$100B SoftBank Vision Fund: AI firms related to transportation, agriculture, medicine, more   —  SAN FRANCISCO — When Eric Gundersen, the chief executive of a mapping start-up called Mapbox, met Masayoshi Son, the head of Japanese conglomerate SoftBank …
Oct 10, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context
New York Times:
Sources: Uber board will add 6 new seats, approves resolution for Uber to go public by 2019; Benchmark conditionally agrees to drop its lawsuit against Kalanick   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Uber's board of directors voted on Tuesday for governance changes that reshape the balance of power …
Oct 3, 2017, 7:28 PMIn context
New York Times:
30 current and former SoFi employees describe years of misconduct by executives including CEO Mike Cagney and a rancorous workplace environment   —  SAN FRANCISCO — For months, the text messages came.  Some were flirtatious, asking her to meet him late at night.  Sometimes, the texts were sexually explicit.
Sep 12, 2017, 10:10 PMIn context
New York Times:
SoFi CEO and co-founder Mike Cagney to step down following sexual harassment suit; sources say he skirted risk and compliance controls while expanding business   —  Social Finance, an online lender that has been one of the more prominent financial technology start-ups, said on Monday …
Sep 11, 2017, 10:07 PMIn context
New York Times:
Sources: Uber board mulls offers from SoftBank and a Dragoneer-led coalition to buy from shareholders at discount from last valuation, plus a Pishevar-led offer   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Uber's board has voted to move forward on proposals by two investment groups to buy shares in the ride-hailing service …
Aug 13, 2017, 8:28 PMIn context
Katie Benner / New York Times:
AngelList co-founder Babak Nivi has also left the board; sources describe an incident leading to a contractor and Nivi signing a nondisparagement agreement   —  Often used at tech companies, nondisparagement agreements are increasingly included in employment contracts and legal settlements.
Jul 21, 2017, 8:05 PMIn context
Katie Benner / New York Times:
More female entrepreneurs describe sexual harassment by investors on the record; Dave McClure is no longer running 500 Startups after an internal investigation   —  Their stories came out slowly, even hesitantly, at first.  Then in a rush.  —  One female entrepreneur recounted …
Jun 30, 2017, 6:40 PMIn context

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