Uber is laying off 400 employees in marketing, about a quarter of the marketing team’s global workforce of 1,200 people.
The move, announced Monday, follows a leadership shake-up in June when CEO Dara Khosrowshahi combined the company’s marketing, communications and policy teams.
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FALSE ALARM: NO SPACE JUNK THREAT AFTER ALL TO SPACEX CREW
SpaceX’s four astronauts had barely settled into orbit last Friday when they were ordered back into their spacesuits because of a potential collision with orbiting junk.
THE BIG PENTAGON INTERNET MYSTERY NOW PARTIALLY SOLVED
A very strange thing happened on the internet the day President Joe Biden was sworn in. A shadowy company residing at a shared workspace above a Florida bank announced to the world’s computer networks that it was now managing a colossal, previously idle chunk of the internet owned by the U.S. Department of Defense.
BIGGEST SPACE STATION CROWD IN DECADE AFTER SPACEX ARRIVAL
The International Space Station’s population swelled to 11 on Saturday with the jubilant arrival of SpaceX’s third crew capsule in less than a year.
TESLA POSTS $438M 1Q PROFIT ON STRONG ELECTRIC VEHICLE SALES
Charged up by strong sales of its electric cars and SUVs, Tesla posted its seventh-straight profitable quarter.
YOU WANTED LOTS OF BLOOD? ‘MORTAL KOMBAT' LISTENED
The first death in the “Mortal Kombat” reboot occurs less than three minutes in, which is actually pretty coy. This is a movie, after all, based on a video game where the point is bloody violence.
FIVE NEW EVS TO WAIT FOR IN 2021
Electric vehicle shoppers have an increasing number of models to choose from.
MICROSOFT PROFITS SOAR AS CLOUD DEMAND CONTINUES IN PANDEMIC
Microsoft’s profits soared during the first three months of 2021, thanks to ongoing demand for its software and cloud computing services during the pandemic.
DRONE OPERATORS CHALLENGE SURVEYORS' TURF IN MAPPING DISPUTE
When Michael Jones started a side hustle shooting drone photos and videos for realtors, his clients wanted more: Images with property lines on them, to better understand where their fences should be.
AUTO GROUP BACKS GUIDELINES FOR PARTIALLY AUTOMATED VEHICLES
The trade association representing most major automakers is offering guidelines for manufacturers to advertise partially automated driving systems and to make sure drivers are paying attention while using them.
APPLE ANNOUNCES 1ST EAST COAST CAMPUS IN NORTH CAROLINA
Apple is expanding spending in the U.S. and announced plans to build its first East Coast campus, in North Carolina.
RESTAURANTS, DELIVERY APPS STILL AT ODDS AS DEMAND GROWS
Diners got used to delivery during the pandemic, and the habit may stick long after dining rooms reopen.
○ Riders are flocking back to ride-hailing, but drivers need more nudging
DRIVERS WANTED: RECORD DEMAND AT UBER AS VACCINATIONS RISE
Uber is offering sign-up bonuses and other incentives for drivers as it faces record demand for rides and meal delivery.
In Hot Pursuit
Chris Urmson’s company, Aurora, has merged with Uber’s self-driving unit to take on Waymo
Built To Last
Long known for its heavy industry, Pittsburgh has reinvented itself as a thriving tech hub
Coming to America
Jitse Groen’s food delivery empire prepares to take on DoorDash and Uber Eats
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GUY FIERI DISHES UP $21.5M FOR FOOD WORKERS
CELEBRITY chef Guy Fieri is eating up heaps of praise for handing out $500 grants to more than 43,000 restaurant workers across the nation!
UBER BUYS POSTMATES, UPS DELIVERY GAME IN $2.65 BILLION DEAL
Uber has widened its reach in the fiercely competitive delivery market by acquiring Postmates in a $2.65 billion all-stock deal, the company said.
This is a tough one to write. More than a month into quarantine from this virus that threatens to crash the world’s economy, what could I possibly say to help, inspire, or support anyone who is struggling?