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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Apr 19 2018

Lyft to offset emissions from rides with projects combating climate change

SAN FRANCISCO Lyft Inc is launching a program on Thursday to offset emissions from the 1.4 million cars that drive for the U.S. ride-hailing service by investing in projects to reduce other sources of greenhouse gas, the company said.

Apr 19 2018

Venture capital firm Fort Ross aims to bring more U.S. startups to Russia

SAN FRANCISCO A venture capital firm aiming to bring more U.S. startups to Russia has raised a $200 million fund, hoping to use the fresh pool of money to help Silicon Valley companies deliver their services to Russia's biggest corporations and its millions of internet-connected consumers.

Apr 09 2018

Uber agrees to buy electric cycle-sharing startup JUMP Bikes

SAN FRANCISCO Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said on Monday it has agreed to buy electric bicycle service JUMP Bikes, allowing Uber to offer U.S. passengers an alternative to cars and further consolidating the crowded bike-sharing industry.

Apr 09 2018

Uber has acquired electric bike-sharing startup JUMP Bikes

SAN FRANCISCO, April 9 Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc said on Monday it has acquired electric bike service JUMP Bikes, in a deal that further consolidates the crowded bike-sharing industry and allows Uber to offer U.S. passengers an alternative to cars.

Apr 06 2018

California proposes new rules for self-driving cars to pick up passengers

SAN FRANCISCO California's public utility regulator on Friday signaled it would allow self-driving car companies to transport passengers without a backup driver in the vehicle, a step forward for autonomous car developers just as the industry faces heightened scrutiny over safety concerns.

Apr 06 2018

Chinese Uber rival Didi launches in Mexico, recruits drivers

MEXICO CITY/SAN FRANCISCO Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing has publicly launched in Mexico with a website advertising its service to drivers and passengers, setting the stage for a potentially expensive showdown with rival Uber.

Apr 06 2018

Uber rival Didi makes Mexico launch official, recruits drivers

MEXICO CITY/SAN FRANCISCO, April 6 Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing has publicly launched in Mexico with a website advertising its service to drivers and passengers and setting the stage for a potentially expensive showdown with rival Uber.

Apr 04 2018

Video blogger who opened fire at YouTube was angry with company, police say

SAN FRANCISCO An Iranian-born woman who blogged about surviving in a world filled with "injustice and diseases" opened fire at YouTube's California headquarters because she was angry at a site she believed was suppressing her videos, police said on Wednesday. | Video

Mar 28 2018

Uber’s use of fewer safety sensors prompts questions after Arizona crash

TEMPE, Ariz./PITTSBURGH When Uber decided in 2016 to retire its fleet of self-driving Ford Fusion cars in favor of Volvo sport utility vehicles, it also chose to scale back on one notable piece of technology: the safety sensors used to detect objects in the road. | Video

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