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July 13, 2017 8:32 AM Google acquires Bengaluru-based AI firm Halli Labs

American internet-giant Google has acquired Bengaluru-based start-up company Halli Labs. The start-up which is just four months old focuses mostly on AI and machine learning. Google, which is targeting its next billion users, has over the past one year announced several services to better serve the under-exploited Indian market. Halli Labs announced 61

June 22, 2017 9:21 AM Senate, Mosul, N.B.A. Draft: Your Thursday Briefing

Democrats are regrouping after an election defeat in Georgia, with some questioning the leadership of Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader. Two psychologists — whom C.I.A. officials have called architects of a program that used techniques widely viewed as torture, a designation they dispute — are being sued on behalf of former prisoners. Jurors cleared 97

June 21, 2017 12:50 PM The hunt for Uber's next CEO won't be easy

Uber is in crisis. Once the darling of the technology industry, the $69 billion (£54 billion) transportation firm is now lurching from scandal to scandal, in a state of constant damage control. Founder Travis Kalanick has resigned as CEO, following allegations of sexism at the company, the publication of a report into its workplace culture that led to the firing 67

June 21, 2017 10:14 AM Uber CEO Kalanick resigns under investor pressure

DETROIT — Travis Kalanick, the combative and troubled CEO of ride-hailing giant Uber, has resigned under pressure from investors at a pivotal time for the company. Uber’s board confirmed the move early Wednesday, saying in a statement that Kalanick is taking time to heal from the death of his mother in a boating accident “while giving the company room to fully 64

June 21, 2017 8:37 AM Morning Agenda: Travis Kalanick Resigns as Uber Chief

This won’t be the last you see of Mr. Kalanick at Uber: He is still on the board and retains a majority of Uber’s voting shares. But the question now is who will replace a chief executive who molded the company in his image. Of note: Fidelity, which has long had a reputation for not being an active investor, was one of the shareholders who signed the letter 56

June 21, 2017 6:22 AM Uber chief executive Kalanick resigns

Uber boss Travis Kalanick has resigned as chief executive after pressure from shareholders. His resignation comes after a review of practices at the firm and scandals including complaints of sexual harassment. Last week he said he was taking an indefinite leave of absence following the sudden death of his mother in a boating accident. Mr. Kalanick reportedly 52

June 15, 2017 8:07 PM China, Robert Mueller, North Korea: Your Morning Briefing

Dennis Rodman, the ex-N.B.A. star who is presently in North Korea, presented a copy of President Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal” as a gift for the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, The Associated Press reported. The shrine was attacked last week by Islamic State fighters — the first successful assault in Iran by the terror group. Nobody wanted to admit 101

June 6, 2017 9:01 AM Apple Needs to Reinvent Itself. It Just Might Be Doing So

For some time now, Apple has faced questions about its growth and what rabbits it can pull out of its hat next, especially as rivals including Google, Facebook and Amazon appear to have gotten the jump on it with emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality. The Apple iPhone remains the most profitable computing 142

May 31, 2017 4:34 AM Uber Fires Anthony Levandowski, Self-Driving Car Chief at Centre of Waymo Lawsuit

Uber Technologies Inc said on Tuesday it fired the technology whiz it had hired to lead its self-driving unit, Anthony Levandowski, after he failed to comply with a court order to hand over documents at the centre of a legal dispute between Uber and Alphabet Inc's Waymo unit. Uber had hoped Levandowski, one the most respected self-driving engineers in Silicon 64

May 31, 2017 4:34 AM Quit a Big Silicon Valley Firm? Tread Carefully When You Start Your Own Company

The biggest players in Silicon Valley’s burgeoning autonomous car industry have a warning for their top engineers: if you quit to set up your own company, tread carefully. Anthony Levandowski, a pioneering self-driving car engineer, became the highest-profile casualty of this increasingly litigious approach after Uber Technologies Inc. fired him in the midst 56