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February 3, 2017 10:01 AM Uber and Starbucks Protests Show Boycotts Need More Than a Hashtag

So what makes a true boycott work? And was it the call for a boycott of Uber that prompted the company’s founder, Travis Kalanick, to quit Mr. Trump’s economic advisory council on Thursday? THE TARGET A good boycott starts with picking the right company to put on the defensive. Sometimes, in the desire to make big changes fast, activists take a fire-hose 34

February 3, 2017 9:15 AM Uber boss quits Trump advisory board

Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of ride-sharing service Uber, has stepped down from President Donald Trump’s economic advisory group after strong criticism from staff and the public. The board, which also counts Tesla chief executive Elon Musk as a member, is due to meet the president on Friday. Uber is one of several technology firms concerned 1

February 3, 2017 7:14 AM Over 2,00,000 Uber users deleted their accounts

Uber is in some serious trouble. The brand has been facing a tremendous backlash from its users over the weekend. Over 2,00,000 Uber accounts were deleted due to an ongoing protest by its users. Taxi drivers in New York were conducting a strike to protest against Donald Trump's immigration policies in which he signed an executive order to ban the entry 1

February 2, 2017 10:56 PM Uber CEO Travis Kalanick quits Trump advisory council

Kalanick tells employees that joining the economic advisory team "wasn't meant to be an endorsement of the president or his agenda." CEO Travis Kalanick says joining the president's advisory council was "misinterpreted" as endorsing Trump and his agenda. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned from President Donald Trump's economic advisory council 10

February 2, 2017 10:40 PM Snapchat Parent Showcases Its Strength in Preparation for I.P.O

SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat may have been built on disappearing messages. But as the social media darling hovers on the cusp of becoming a public company, its parent is trying to show how durable its business is. In its first public prospectus, Snap Inc. disclosed on Thursday that it had built up a nearly $450 million advertising business in just over two years 9

February 1, 2017 1:47 AM Daimler to supply Uber with self-driving cars

Uber CEO describes automakers like Daimler 'crucial' to success Uber today announced it has signed a deal to have Daimler supply and operate its own self-driving cars on Uber's ride sharing network services. "Auto manufacturers like Daimler are crucial to our strategy because Uber has no experience making cars — and in fact, making cars is really hard. This became 4

January 31, 2017 2:05 AM Elon Musk asks Twitter followers for advice on Trump’s immigration order

Elon Musk asked his 6.9 million Twitter followers for suggestions on changes to Trump’s order limiting immigration from seven predominantly Muslim nations Chicago: Billionaire Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc., asked his 6.9 million Twitter followers for suggestions on changes to US President Donald Trump’s order limiting immigration 55

January 28, 2017 7:04 AM Mark Zuckerberg 'concerned' about President Trump's orders on immigration and 'extreme vetting'

'Had we turned away refugees a few decades ago, Priscilla's family wouldn't be here today,' Zuckerberg wrote. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg criticised President Donald Trump's executive orders this week on immigration and refugees. In a lengthy, carefully worded Facebook post on Friday (27 January), Zuckerberg wrote that he is "concerned about the impact 4

January 24, 2017 11:02 PM What's New in iOS 10.3: Find My AirPods, APFS File System, New Apple ID Setting and More

Released to developers this morning, iOS 10.3 is the third major update to the iOS 10 operating system. Its main feature is a new "Find My AirPods" mode for locating lost AirPods, but the update also includes many other smaller changes and feature tweaks. There's a new profile option in the Settings app, iCloud usage is broken down more clearly, SiriKit 63 11

January 17, 2017 10:44 AM China's Xi Takes Spotlight at Davos as US Makes Transition

DAVOS, Switzerland — China is taking the world's most elite annual gathering by storm. President Xi Jinping leads a Chinese delegation of over 100 officials and scores of business executives attending the World Economic Forum, embodying a tectonic shift at an event that started nearly a half-century ago among Europeans and Americans. Xi's opening plenary 5