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Bloomberg:
A look at Sundar Pichai's challenges as Google struggles with criticism over fake news, sexism in its own ranks, fears of AI, and anti-trust cases in Europe   —  The sparsely furnished offices of Sundar Pichai stretch across the second floor of the Googleplex in Mountain View …
Oct 19, 2017, 11:50 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Behind the scenes at Samsung, as it posts record profits while being embroiled in a corruption scandal, a year after the exploding Galaxy Note7 debacle   —  A year after the exploding phones, Samsung is embroiled in the mess that brought down South Korea's president.  How is it still thriving?
Jul 27, 2017, 5:05 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Profile of Tencent and its President Martin Lau as it plans to expand outside China, where it dominates user attention on smartphones by offering many services   —  The WeChat app has almost a billion users, and many of them use it all day.  So why isn't the company everywhere by now?
Jul 3, 2017, 5:35 AMIn context
Brad Stone / Bloomberg:
Amazon has been laying groundwork to acquire a grocery chain, and Whole Foods has a strong brand and high-income demographic that lines up with its own   —  Amazon has been laying groundwork to take over a grocery chain  —  Whole Foods has a strong brand and high-income demographic
Jun 16, 2017, 7:40 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Emil Michael believes a weak board and lax legal team at Uber, plus his friendship with Travis Kalanick, led to his ouster, not scandals   —  Emil Michael is replaced by David Richter as business head  —  CEO Travis Kalanick may take leave after series of scandals
Jun 12, 2017, 4:45 PMIn context
Brad Stone / Bloomberg:
Uber hires veteran NASA engineer Mark Moore as director of engineering for aviation as part of its Uber Elevate flying car initiative   —  The man who inspired Google's co-founder will join the ride-hailing startup's nascent project.  —  by  —  In 2010, an advanced aircraft engineer …
Feb 6, 2017, 1:15 PMIn context
Brad Stone / Bloomberg:
Book excerpt: how Uber and Airbnb, now worth a total of $99B, won customers, fought regulators, and figured out the sharing economy   —  In January 2009 the three founders of a little-known website called Airbedandbreakfast.com decided at the last minute to attend the inauguration of Barack Obama.
Jan 29, 2017, 2:00 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Airbnb turned a profit in the second half of 2016 as revenue rose 80%, is expected to maintain profitability before interest and taxes in 2017   —  The room-rental startup made its first profit in the second half of 2016 and expects to remain profitable this year.  —  by
Jan 26, 2017, 12:45 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Q&A with Didi CEO Cheng Wei on his journey from obscurity to China business hero, the Kuaidi merger, battle with Uber, self-driving cars, and Didi's future   —  Photographs by Ka Xiaoxi  —  At the Beijing offices of the ride-hailing startup Didi, many employees refer to Cheng Wei …
Oct 6, 2016, 6:45 AMIn context
Brad Stone / Bloomberg:
Alphabet hires satellite broadband industry vet Tom Moore as VP at X and GM of Project Loon; Project Loon head Mike Cassidy moves to new research projects   —  Mike Cassidy steps aside for a satellite broadband industry veteran tasked with taking company's internet balloon project from stratosphere to profitability
Aug 23, 2016, 7:25 PMIn context

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