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Nitasha Tiku / The Verge:
Uber is bringing its food delivery service to New York City and Chicago   —  This week Uber is launching its food delivery service, UberEats, in New York City and Chicago.  The company has already piloted the program in Los Angeles and Barcelona.  UberEats will be accessible from within Uber's existing app …
Apr 28, 2015, 10:50 AMIn context
The Verge:
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo takes personal responsibility for company's troll problem, vows stronger action against harrassment   —  Twitter CEO: ‘We suck at dealing with abuse’  —  Dick Costolo says trolls are costing Twitter users  —  Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is taking personal responsibility …
Feb 4, 2015, 10:05 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Ten good questions Travis Kalanick failed to address in his tweetstorm apology   —  Uber CEO Posts 13-Tweet Apology Without Answering a Single Question  —  Uber CEO Travis Kalanick just responded to privacy and ethics concerns about Emil Michael, after the top executive publicly suggested paying $1 million …
Nov 18, 2014, 4:45 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Uber and Its Shady Partners Are Pushing Drivers into Subprime Loans   —  The subprime lending market that plunged America into the Great Recession is back and as unscrupulous as ever.  Instead of mortgages, this time a bubble has formed around auto loans, and reliably ruthless Uber is in the thick of it.
Nov 4, 2014, 2:30 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Product Hunt Founder Explains Why The Hell He Joined Y Combinator   —  Industry obsessives talk about Product Hunt—a leaderboard that lets members vote on new apps, devices, and other assorted technologies—with a sense of gratefulness.  Venture capitalists use its hand-picked daily list to find a diamond in the deluge.
Jul 20, 2014, 7:15 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Female Yahoo Exec Accused of Sexual Harassment Files for Defamation   —  Maria Zhang, the Yahoo engineering executive sued for sexual harassment by one of her female employees, is striking back.  Zhang, who helps lead Yahoo's crucial mobile efforts, filed a cross-complaint (embedded below) against her accuser, Nan Shi.
Jul 16, 2014, 5:00 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Q&A with Larry Lessig on Why You Should Have Faith in Silicon Valley   —  The story of how a young programmer named Aaron Swartz convinced celebrated academic Lawrence Lessig that no political progress could be made without first reforming campaign finance is now part of Silicon Valley lore.
Jun 18, 2014, 6:30 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / New York Times:
Some educators believe gaming can get girls interested in coding, and mentors can be key   —  How to Get Girls Into Coding  —  WHEN I was 7 years old, I knew the capitals of most major countries and their currencies.  I had to, if I wanted to track down a devious criminal mastermind in the computer game …
Jun 1, 2014, 8:45 AMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Whisper CEO Crashes and Burns Over Questions About Gwyneth Paltrow   —  Michael Arrington is a man who would prefer to keep the things people whisper about him out of the public eye.  So the blogging-capitalist, whose “conflicts of interests” run longer than his resume (literally) …
May 7, 2014, 4:50 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
As Twitter's backers deemphasize MAUs, Wall Street remains unconvinced   —  Wall Street Is Lording One Number Over Twitter.  Is It the Right One?  —  If you're one of Twitter's 255 million monthly active users or MAUs, you may have noticed company insiders sub-tweeting Wall Street.
May 6, 2014, 3:25 PMIn context

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