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Uber’s culture woes continue as employee’s complaint about escort bar visit surfaces
The Next Web • Abhimanyu Ghoshal
WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for March 27
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The Wall Street Journal: Uber suspends driverless-car program after Arizona crash
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Uber supends self-driving vehicle program following Arizona accident
PBS • Reganm
Uber suspends fleet of self-driving cars following Arizona crash
The Guardian • Hannah Summers
Uber Suspends Self-Driving Vehicle Testing Following Accident In Arizona (Other Vehicle’s Driver At Fault)
CleanTechnica • James Ayre
Lyft tests letting riders donate part of their fare to charity
Venture Beat • Ken Yeung
Uber suspends self-driving cars after Arizona crash
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BloombergMohammed Sergie
Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund plans to open an office in Silicon Valley, as the richest country in the world on a per capita basis builds up technology interests as it tries to diversify away from oil and gas. The Qatar Investment Authority...
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Economic Policy, Uber Technologies Inc
The World’s Most Powerful Women: March 27
Fortune MagazineClaire Zillman
Hong Kong made history yesterday by electing Carrie Lam as the city's first-ever female chief executive. She received 777 votes from the 1,194-person electoral college made up of lawmakers, businesspeople, and professionals. The mood in the city, however, was not entirely celebratory....
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Economic Policy, Green Transportation
Uber’s culture woes continue as employee’s complaint about escort bar visit surfaces
The Next WebAbhimanyu Ghoshal
As if Uber wasn’t already in enough hot water over recent claims by an employee about sexism within the organization, a new report has shed light on another troubling instance of inappropriate behavior that the company wished people wouldn’t hear about. According...
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Digital Media, Tablets
WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for March 27
WiredWired
Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, a recent aircraft electronics ban is reportedly due to a plot involving an explosive iPad, the government wants a backdoor into WhatsApp, Uber suspends self-driving fleet after Arizona crash and more. Get WIRED Awake sent straight to...
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Auto Industry, Finance
The Wall Street Journal: Uber suspends driverless-car program after Arizona crash
MarketWatch
Fresco News/Mark Beach via Reuters Uber Technologies Inc. said on Saturday it is suspending testing of its autonomous vehicles after one of the autos was involved in an accident in Tempe, Ariz., casting doubt on one of the most high-profile self-driving programs....
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Auto Industry, Uber Technologies Inc
Uber supends self-driving vehicle program following Arizona accident
PBSReganm
A self-driven Volvo SUV owned and operated by Uber Technologies Inc. is flipped on its side after a collision in Tempe, Arizona, U.S. on March 24, 2017. Picture taken on March 24, 2017. Courtesy Fresco News/Mark Beach/Handout via Reuters Uber Technologies Inc....
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Auto Industry, Green Transportation
Uber suspends fleet of self-driving cars following Arizona crash
The GuardianHannah Summers
Uber has suspended its fleet of self-driving cars while it investigates a crash in Arizona involving one of its vehicles. Photographs posted online show the car lying on its side next to another badly damaged vehicle. There were no serious injuries as...
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Auto Industry, Cleantech
Uber Suspends Self-Driving Vehicle Testing Following Accident In Arizona (Other Vehicle’s Driver At Fault)
CleanTechnicaJames Ayre
Uber has temporarily suspended its self-driving vehicle testing following an accident in Tempe, Arizona, according to recent reports. To be clear, though, Uber’s self-driving Volvo wasn’t at fault — the driver of a different vehicle (that caused the crash) failed to yield...
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Green Transportation, Lyft Inc
Lyft tests letting riders donate part of their fare to charity
Venture BeatKen Yeung
Lyft is taking a page right from Ride Austin with a feature that allows riders to donate part of their fare to charity. Called Round Up & Donate, it’s a test being conducted by the on-demand ride hailing service that rounds up...
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Auto Industry, Finance
Uber suspends self-driving cars after Arizona crash
BBC
Uber has pulled its self-driving cars from the roads after an accident which left one of the vehicles on its side. Pictures posted online showed the car on its right side on an Arizona street, next to another badly damaged vehicle. The...
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