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AR helmet startup Skully may have risen from the dead

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.

Senator says Equifax should offer customers free credit security freezes

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 files for arbitration against Kindle Direct authors and publishers

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’s terms of service are making people mad — but they’re not new

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

SoFi responds to sexual harassment and wage lawsuits

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.

Pishevar calls Benchmark-Kalanick lawsuit ‘grandest business and moral battles of our generation’

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.

DOJ is investigating Uber for possible foreign bribes

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

Every board member of anonymous app Whisper has reportedly stepped down

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 says Benchmark’s claims are ‘fabricated allegations’

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 financials show company is still growing, despite the drama

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 takes a cue from Amazon and applies for its own drone-deploying blimp patent

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

Uber investor Shervin Pishevar petitions Benchmark to step down from board and sell some of its stock

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

500 Startups shuts down its Canada fund

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

Every member of Hampton Creek’s board has stepped down except for the CEO

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.

Google responds to academic funding controversy — with a GIF

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

SoundCloud sinks as leaks say layoffs buy little time

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

Vizio files $100M lawsuit against LeEco

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

The hunted becomes the hunter: How Cloudflare’s fight with a ‘patent troll’ could alter the game

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 new filing, Uber says it was unaware of Waymo data theft prior to lawsuit

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

Binary Capital co-founder Justin Caldbeck quits as Matt Mazzeo steps away from the firm

Justin Caldbeck, the co-founder of Binary Capital, and Matt Mazzeo, the firm's newest partner, have both resigned from the venture firm, according to a statement from the firm's remaining co-founder J
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