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Mar 22 2017

Uber board backs CEO Kalanick, still looking for chief operating officer

SAN FRANCISCO Uber Technologies Inc plans to keep co-founder Travis Kalanick as chief executive following a series of damaging events at the ride services company, a member of its board said on Tuesday in a rare call with reporters.

Mar 22 2017

Airbnb makes growth push in China with plans to double investment

SAN FRANCISCO Airbnb, the online marketplace for short-term lodging, is expanding its business in China, hoping to spur growth in the world's most populous country and a major tourist destination.

Mar 20 2017

SoftBank invests $300 million in shared-office startup WeWork: source

SAN FRANCISCO SoftBank Group Corp has invested $300 million in shared-office space company WeWork, the first installment of a multi-billion-dollar bet, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Mar 20 2017

Uber president Jeff Jones quits, deepening turmoil

SAN FRANCISCO Ride services company Uber Technologies Inc has been thrust deeper into turmoil with the departure of company president Jeff Jones, a marketing expert hired to help soften its often abrasive image. | Video

Mar 19 2017

Uber president Jeff Jones quits as turmoil continues

SAN FRANCISCO, March 19 Ride services company Uber Technologies Inc has been thrust deeper into turmoil with the departure of company president Jeff Jones, a marketing expert hired to help bolster its reputation.

Mar 17 2017

Software maker MuleSoft shows promise of 'meat-and-potatoes' tech IPOs

Software firm MuleSoft Inc kicked off what is expected to be a string of technology offerings from relatively obscure companies that sell business software and promise to satisfy the appetite of public investors after a protracted IPO drought.

Mar 17 2017

Software maker MuleSoft shows promise of 'meat-and-potatoes' tech IPOs

Software firm MuleSoft Inc kicked off what is expected to be a string of technology offerings from relatively obscure companies that sell business software and promise to satisfy the appetite of public investors after a protracted IPO drought.

Mar 17 2017

U.S. judge approves $27 mln driver settlement in Lyft lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO A U.S. judge gave final approval on Thursday to a settlement agreement in a class-action lawsuit against Lyft Inc, ending a legal case that challenged the independent contractor status of the ride-hailing service's drivers.

Mar 16 2017

Judge approves $27 million driver settlement in Lyft lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO A U.S. judge gave final approval on Thursday to a settlement agreement in a class-action lawsuit against Lyft Inc, ending a legal case that challenged the independent contractor status of the ride-hailing service's drivers.

Mar 14 2017

Ex-Zenefits chief launches startup to compete with his old firm

SAN FRANCISCO The former chief executive of human resources software firm Zenefits, Parker Conrad, on Tuesday made public a new startup that will compete with his old company, marking a comeback by the Silicon Valley entrepreneur who left Zenefits under a cloud.

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