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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

Jun 13 2018

Real estate startup Opendoor's valuation tops $2 billion after funding

SAN FRANCISCO Online real estate company Opendoor said on Wednesday it has raised $325 million in new financing, the latest so-called mega-round in venture capital as investors eagerly deploy their record-size funds.

Jun 11 2018

SoftBank Vision Fund makes second-ever enterprise software investment

SAN FRANCISCO, June 11 The $100 billion SoftBank Vision Fund has made its second-ever investment in an enterprise software company, as the massive fund broadens its portfolio beyond consumer tech firms such as Uber and DoorDash.

Jun 08 2018

Stewing about Trump, California tech group bets on distant 'purple' candidates

MILL VALLEY, California Sipping California zinfandel, munching deviled eggs and fretting about President Donald Trump, the guests attending a political fundraiser at a Silicon Valley executive's home were the usual assortment of tech entrepreneurs and investors. | Video

Jun 08 2018

Stewing about Trump, California tech group bets on distant 'purple' candidates

MILL VALLEY, California, June 8 Sipping California zinfandel, munching deviled eggs and fretting about President Donald Trump, the guests attending a political fundraiser at a Silicon Valley executive's home were the usual assortment of tech entrepreneurs and investors.

Jun 01 2018

Google to scrub U.S. military deal protested by employees - source

SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Inc's Google will not renew a contract to help the U.S. military analyse aerial drone imagery when it expires in March, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, as the company moves to defuse internal uproar over the deal.

Jun 01 2018

Google plans not to renew military deal protested by employees: source

SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Inc's Google told employees on Friday that it would not renew a contract expiring next March to help the U.S. military analyze aerial drone imagery, a person familiar with the matter said, as the company seeks to defuse internal uproar over the deal.

May 29 2018

San Francisco subpoenas Uber, Lyft on driver classification

SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco's city attorney on Tuesday subpoenaed Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and Lyft Inc to turn over records relating to how the ride-hailing companies classify drivers, as well as driver wages, health care and other benefits, the latest demand in a year-long investigation.

May 29 2018

San Francisco subpoenas Uber, Lyft on driver classification

SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco's city attorney on Tuesday subpoenaed Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and Lyft Inc to turn over records relating to how the ride-hailing companies classify drivers, as well as driver wages, health care and other benefits, the latest demand in a year-long investigation.

May 29 2018

San Francisco subpoenas Uber, Lyft on driver classification

SAN FRANCISCO, May 29 San Francisco's city attorney has subpoenaed Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc to turn over records relating to how the ride-hailing firms classify drivers, as well as driver wages, health care and other benefits in the latest probe in the city's year-long investigation into the companies.

May 23 2018

Uber shuts Arizona self-driving program two months after fatal crash

SAN FRANCISCO Uber has shut down its self-driving car operation in Arizona two months after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles, the company said on Wednesday. | Video

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