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In China, Umbrellas and Basketballs Join the Sharing Economy
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Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick’s mother killed in boating accident
MarketWatch
Innovation Won't Overcome Stagnation
Bloomberg • Satyajit Das
Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in California boating accident
The Economic Times of India
Uber boss Travis Kalanick's mother dies in boating accident
The Guardian • Staff, Agencies
Uber co-founder's mother is killed, father injured in boating accident
Los Angeles Times • Anh Do
Uber CEO Kalanick's mother dies in boat accident
BBC
The mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has died in a boating accident
CNBC
A eulogy for the golden era of VC-subsidized meals, which is finally over
Quartz • Alison Griswold
Four wounded in city shootings
Chicago Tribune • Elyssa Cherney, Peter Nickeas
 
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In China, Umbrellas and Basketballs Join the Sharing Economy
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BEIJING — China may be oversharing. First, a brutal and costly ride-hailing war drove Uber out of the country. Then a boom in bike-sharing blanketed city streets with unused bicycles. Today, Chinese start-ups want to share umbrellas, concrete mixers and mobile phone...
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Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick’s mother killed in boating accident
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Bloomberg News Uber Technologies Inc. chief executive and co-founder Travis Kalanick’s mother was killed and his father seriously injured in a boating accident Friday. The incident happened Friday afternoon when the couple’s boat hit a rock and sank on Pine Flat Lake...
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Innovation Won't Overcome Stagnation
BloombergSatyajit Das
Innovation, everybody hopes, will rescue the world from economic stagnation. I'm not so sure. The extent to which an innovation is significant depends on the degree to which it alters existing activity or the performance of a function. It must create related...
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Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in California boating accident
The Economic Times of India
Uber has been rocked by a number of setbacks lately, including accusations of sexual harassment from a former female employee and a video showing its CEO harshly berating an Uber driver.
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Uber boss Travis Kalanick's mother dies in boating accident
The GuardianStaff, Agencies
The mother of Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber, has died in a boating accident. Bonnie Kalanick, 71, died after the boat she and her husband, Donald, 78, were riding hit a rock in Pine Flat Lake in Fresno county, California, authorities said....
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Uber co-founder's mother is killed, father injured in boating accident
Los Angeles TimesAnh Do
The mother of Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick died Friday in a boating accident in Fresno County, while his injured father remains hospitalized. Sheriff’s officials identified Bonnie and Donald Kalanick as victims in the accident at Pine Flat Lake, a boating and recreation...
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Uber CEO Kalanick's mother dies in boat accident
BBC
The mother of car hire company Uber's co-founder Travis Kalanick has died in a boating accident in California. Mr Kalanick's parents Bonnie and Donald were out on a lake in Fresno when their boat sank on Friday. Mrs Kalanick, 71, and her...
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The mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has died in a boating accident
CNBC
Bonnie Kalanick died in a boating accident near Fresno, according to the company
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A eulogy for the golden era of VC-subsidized meals, which is finally over
QuartzAlison Griswold
There’s no such thing as a free lunch, except in Silicon Valley. Then, lunch is free (or discounted) until the venture-capital money runs out. For years now, we have been living in a golden era of VC-subsidized meals. As startups piled into...
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Four wounded in city shootings
Chicago TribuneElyssa Cherney, Peter Nickeas
Shootings the first night of the long Memorial Day weekend left at least four people wounded, according to Chicago police. The first shooting happened in the 1800 block of West 87th Street about 7:15 p.m. The 18-year-old man shot there walked into...
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