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As Zynga impresses, rival mobile-gaming shop Jam City looks to list via SPAC

This morning, we're looking at the Jam City deal to merge with DPCM Capital. Jam City is a bit like Zynga, but unless you are a mobile-gaming aficionado, you might not have heard of it.

Amid a boom in SPACs, few women investors

If you’ve been following the SPAC boom, you may have noticed something about these blank-check vehicles that are springing up left and right in order to take public privately held companies. The

Controversial former Uber exec Emil Michael has registered plans for a $250M SPAC

SPACs, or special purpose acquisition companies, are all the rage right now, and people are emerging from all corners to raise them. Among the latest entrants — and someone who might be of inter

Bill Gates, Neo, Gigafund backing Luminous in photonics supercomputer moonshot

Luminous Computing, a one-year-old startup, is aiming to build a photonics chip that will handle workloads needed for AI at the speed of light. It’s a moonshot and yet, the young company already

A brief history of Uber’s bumpy road to an IPO

It’s been nine years since UberCab made its first appearance on the WordPress pages of this website. In the ensuing years, the startup has grown from an upstart looking to upend the taxi cab car

In-car commerce startup Cargo raises $22 million led by Founders Fund

Cargo, the startup that helps ridesharing drivers earn money by bringing the convenience store into their vehicles, has raised $22 million in a Series A round led by Founders Fund. Additional investm

Woman raped by an Uber driver in India is now suing the company for privacy violations

A woman raped by her Uber driver in India is suing both the company and three current and former top executives after it was revealed Eric Alexander, the company’s president of business in Asia Pac

Crunch Report | Microsoft Reveals The Xbox One X

Uber moves forward with Holder report reccomendations, Microsoft reveals the Xbox One X, Snap Spectacles 2.0 might have augmented reality built in and Jaguar Land Rover bets on Lyft. All this on Crunc

Emil Michael, Uber’s SVP of business, has left the company

Uber has confirmed that Emil Michael, one the company’s top executives, has left the company. Earlier today Michael sent an internal email to staff that he would be leaving the ride-hailing comp

Uber responds to report that it tracked devices after its app was deleted

Uber tracked former users even after they deleted the app from their iPhones, a practice that eventually earned CEO Travis Kalanick a scolding from Apple chief executive Tim Cook, the New York Times

Uber Exec Shares How They’ve Built A Global Business

How Uber emerged from being an underdog into a market leader, how Uber expanded in the U.S. and in international markets such as China, and how partnerships and deals are done in an efficient way.

A Tarnished Uber Tries To Woo The Press

Tonight we might get a glimpse of the kinder, gentler Uber, but we won’t be able to talk about it. The startup has endured months of disastrous press coverage, including Uber exec Emil Michael s

Uber Won’t Investigate Journalists, Company Says After Exec Suggests It Investigate Journalists

Uber today said that it hasn't and won't investigate journalists in an effort to dig up dirt that could be used against them. That's great, except that the company's stand against vicious, unethical,