Facebook failed to foresee how turning user-written interests and employer information from profiles into ad targeting options could turn offensive. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has apologized for the
It seems Skully, the AR helmet company that crashed and burned in July of 2016 after the former CEO Marcus Weller refused to sign a confidentiality deal with investors is trying to make a comeback.
Equifax's handling of the massive data breach that affected 143 million people has been ineffective, Senator Brian Schatz wrote today in a letter to Equifax. He says what Equifax has offered customers
Amazon has accused several book publishers, marketers and authors of using the Kindle Direct Publishing system to artificially inflate their sales numbers and has now filed for arbitration against the
Twitter is making some minor changes to its terms of service (ToS) for users outside of the U.S. this October and a lot of people are rather upset about them. What seems to be the trigger here is tha
Last month a SoFi senior operations manager filed a lawsuit saying he was wrongfully terminated for reporting sexual harassment, as well as for outing managers who he claims improperly recorded loans.
Early Uber investor and former board member Shervin Pishevar can't seem to stop weighing in on Benchmark's lawsuit with former CEO Travis Kalanick.
The global ridesharing company, which has come under added scrutiny for allegations of sexism and various other lawsuits in recent months, may be finding itself in more hot water. According to The Wal
Remember Whisper, the anonymous chat app? It's been a while since we've heard much from the company, but it's still around and has recently lost a bunch of high-profile board members.
Travis Kalanick, former CEO of Uber, filed a document today arguing the case involving Benchmark Capital should move to arbitration. This filing reiterates Kalanick's earlier argument that Benchmark's
Uber’s past six months have been tumultuous, with lawsuits and allegations of harassment. The company doesn’t even have a CEO right now, but newly released financials suggest that most use
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is taking on Amazon in what appears to be a copycat move -- by applying for a drone-deploying blimp patent. You may recall about a year ago Amazon filed a patent for a flying w
Shortly after a group of Uber shareholders asked Benchmark to relinquish its spot on Uber’s board of directors, Sherpa Capital’s Shervin Pishevar is petitioning Benchmark via Change.org to
Following sexual harassment allegations that led to the resignation of 500 Startups co-founder Dave McClure, it’s now emerged that the troubled VC firm has abandoned its Canada fund. According
Hampton Creek is in the news again -- and not for the reasons it would like to be. Hampton Creek's entire board of directors have left, except for CEO Josh Tetrick.
Last week, an advocacy group called Campaign for Accountability (CfA) released a list of academics and policy experts who had received funding from Google in the last few years. That created quite a
A tense scene unfolded yesterday as user-generated music streaming service SoundCloud held an all-hands meeting to explain to employees why it suddenly had to lay off 40 percent of its staff last week
Last summer LeEco announced it intended to purchase the U.S.-based TV maker Vizio for $2 billion. The deal fell through in March amid myriad problems surrounding LeEco, including a major cash crunch
Matthew Prince knew what was coming. The CEO of Cloudflare, an internet security company and content delivery network in San Francisco, was behind his desk when the emails began. College classmates-tu
In response to a series of questions posed by District Judge William Alsup, Uber claims that no one there was aware of any proprietary information taken from Waymo until that company had filed its law