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Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Jacobs' letter alleges corporate espionage, unlawful surveillance, wiretapping, bribery, and illicit hacking by Uber; Jacobs walked back some claims under oath   —  The judge in the $1.9 billion civil suit between Alphabet's self-driving car unit Waymo and Uber released the letter …
Dec 15, 2017, 9:50 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Political opposition firm files to dismiss Shervin Pishevar suit, says court will “see through his strategy of filing suits to intimidate women coming forward”   —  Venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar, who has been accused by multiple unnamed women of sexual misconduct in a recent news report …
Dec 6, 2017, 7:50 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Lawyers for Peter Thiel file a motion to block efforts that have prevented him from bidding on Gawker.com assets during bankruptcy proceeding   —  In a federal bankruptcy court filing on Wednesday, lawyers for venture capitalist Peter Thiel objected to the ongoing sale process of Gawker.com …
Nov 22, 2017, 8:15 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Peter Thiel is no longer affiliated with Y Combinator; source says Thiel did not rejoin YC after the startup accelerator ended its part-time partners program   —  Billionaire venture capitalist and Facebook board member Peter Thiel is no longer affiliated with startup accelerator Y Combinator, according to an edited company blog post.
Nov 17, 2017, 3:00 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Travis Kalanick files reply to fraud lawsuit, says Benchmark ambushed him in a public and personal attack, and that the case should be privately arbitrated   —  The former Uber CEO filed court documents late Thursday that say the investors behind the lawsuit ambushed him, and that the case should be privately arbitrated.
Aug 18, 2017, 12:45 AMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Apple Pay and PayPal disable support for several sites that promote or sell items glorifying white supremacy   —  A screenshot of some the product offerings from vinlandclothing.com, which was banned from using Apple Pay and PayPal for selling Nazi apparel.  —  Blake Montgomery / BuzzFeed News / Via vinlandclothing.com
Aug 16, 2017, 8:40 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Current and former SoundCloud employees describe the factors leading to its decline, including its attempt to compete head-on with music streaming giants   —  SoundCloud was once a platform beloved by listeners and creators, whose leaders hoped to revolutionize the music industry.
Jul 29, 2017, 11:20 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Snap acquires LA-based drone maker Ctrl Me Robotics for under $1M   —  Snap has acquired Ctrl Me Robotics, a small drone manufacturer based in Los Angeles that should give the company added muscle in its push into hardware.  —  Snap's interest in drone manufacturers has been rumored for months …
May 26, 2017, 7:10 PMIn context
Forbes:
San Francisco District Attorney sues failed camera drone maker Lily, alleging the company intentionally lied to potential customers with its viral launch video   —  On Dec. 20, Lily Robotics was up against a wall.  It was five days before Christmas, and dozens of eager customers who had spent …
Jan 14, 2017, 5:00 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / Forbes:
Wish CEO confirms $500M fundraise, says the firm's strength comes with focus on rural users, which some VCs had trouble relating to during fundraising process   —  Despite Donald Trump's winning campaign, it'd be safe to say few Silicon Valley CEOs would publicly suggest comparing their companies with the President-elect.
Dec 7, 2016, 3:05 PMIn context

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