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Opinion/Analysis

San Francisco

How Ride Sharing Impacts the Auto Industry

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Is private car ownership about to go the way of horse ownership? According to analyst Stanford economist Tony Seba and tech investor James Arbib, the answer is: sooner than you think. Seba and Arbib predict that car ownership will fall 80 percent by 2030, reducing the number…

Books

DC

Why Venture Capital Misses The Big Ideas

By | Sep 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm

For most people, “innovation” means what we invest in: Where’s the next Uber or Lyft? But there’s been very little innovation in how we find ideas. As one tangible example, most of the venture capital process today is a “one size fits all” system…

Autonomous Vehicles

San Francisco

Artificial Intelligence Could Replace 1.4M American Workers

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm

To follow the fickle artificial intelligence industry is to understand, and even appreciate, the fact that it can be interpreted differently by many people. Recently Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk became embroiled in a good old fashioned internet beef when Musk called the Facebook…

Entrepreneur

3 CEOs of Tech Giants That Stepped Down in 2017

By | Jul 31, 2017 at 11:30 am

Being a CEO is hard. In addition to shouldering all the responsibility of running a company, you’re also liable for anything that goes wrong. And if you know anything about the business world, the next big catastrophe is usually right around the corner. While…

Trends

Seattle

How Alexa and Google Home are Changing How People Find Your Business

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 7:15 am

Fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation will remember intrepid Enterprise commander Jean-Luc Picard barking, “Computer! Get me the coordinates of the Klingon Bird of Prey!” or “Computer! Name the chemical compounds in this Romulan ale!” The good news is that the average consumer…

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Celebration

Chicago

Celebrating 11 Years of Entrepreneurial Advice

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 3:50 pm

On this day eleven years ago, we gathered a couple hundred startup founders, developers, creators, investors, tech enthusiasts and executives into a bar in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago to host the first TECH cocktail event ever. We pulled it together with a…

Business

This Timeline Shows How Far Uber Has Fallen in 2017

By | Jun 27, 2017 at 9:20 am

In 2016, Uber was on top of the world. As the most valuable private company in anyone’s portfolio, the company that pushed ride-sharing into the mainstream was on everyone’s phone, raking in more money than you can count on ten billion hands. Their meteoric rise…

Business

Everything You Need to Know About Uber Amidst the Chaos

By | Jun 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Uber’s been in the news a lot, and almost entirely for bad reasons. Now the company is making the biggest cultural pivot it has ever attempted, hoping to change the sexism that appears to have been at the core of its culture for years….

Culture

Survey: Consumers Definitely Care About a Company’s Ethics

By | Jun 13, 2017 at 10:50 am

Today, in surveys that Uber probably should have looked into before now: Consumers “overwhelmingly agree” that a company’s employee ethics influences the consumers investing and buying decisions. Millennials in particular refrain from “purchases and investments that conflict with their moral compass.” The report comes…

Automotive

San Francisco

Jaguar Land Rover and InMotion Give Lyft a Boost in Mobility Services

By | Jun 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

In the race for the autonomous vehicle, we’ve seen ride share UBER develop their version, Google’s Waymo is launching their beta rides for Arizona residents, and now Lyft is getting in the game with a little help from our neighbors across the pond. InMotion,…

Breaking News

San Francisco

Uber’s SVP of Business Emil Michael Just Left the Company

By | Jun 12, 2017 at 1:08 pm

Emil Michael, Uber’s senior vice president for business and the company’s second in command, is leaving Uber. He delivered the news in an email to the ride-sharing companies employees Monday morning, the New York Times reports. Sources at Recode reported that Michael stepped down…

News

San Francisco

Uber Just Fired Their Self-Driving Car Guy

By | May 30, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Uber has just fire VP of technology Anthony Levandowski for his refusal to cooperate in the ongoing Uber vs Waymo legal case, according to the New York Times’ report obtained from an internal email. Uber has confirmed the news. Levandowski left Waymo, Google’s self-driving vehicle developer,…

Autonomous Vehicles

Pittsburgh

3 Reasons Why Pittsburgh Has Soured on Uber’s Driverless Cars

By | May 22, 2017 at 5:50 pm

What was once a beautiful relationship between the city of Pittsburgh and Uber’s Driverless Car Program has come to a tense halt after nine months as Uber hasn’t held up to their end of the bargain, according to the New York Times. Pittsburgh was…

Diversity

Uber Releases First-Ever Diversity Report

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Diversity has been an important topic of conversation in the world of tech, business, and general society and has generated a lot of progress as well as ample concern for how diversity is being addressed in the workplace. In the world of tech, we’ve seen…

Business

The Top 20 Unicorn Companies in the US Right Now

By | Feb 21, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Unicorns are rare. Whether it’s in the business realm or in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, these magical creatures have unique properties that make them the most valuable entities in their respective universes. And while I would love to delve into the Harry Potter books…

Opinion/Analysis

How Amazon and Uber Are Disrupting the Transportation Industry

By | Feb 16, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Amazon and Uber are in the process of launching initiatives that will disrupt the transportation industry by cutting out the middleman. With the start of each new year, there’s always at least one or two “major” events that will shake up the transportation industry…

Web

The Top 3 Sites That Could Land You a Driving Job

By | Jan 20, 2017 at 8:30 pm

With all the novelties brought by the internet, the possibility of getting work online is one of the most amazing. Nowadays, we can work and be paid without having a fixed employer, being paid via new and innovative systems. There are many career paths available,…