Category: Business

The Rise and Fall of Uber HR Chief Liane Hornsey

Her departure is a sign the company’s system is beginning to work. It’s also a crisis.

How a Startup Is Using the Blockchain to Protect Your Privacy

Oasis Labs is working with Uber as it aims to cure some of the ills of the internet.

Uber and Lyft’s Never-Ending Quest to Crush Price Comparison Apps

Apps like Bellhop and RideGuru allow riders to find the best deal—highlighting the uncomfortable truth that price is the bottom line for ride-sharing companies

Ex-Apple Employee Accused of Stealing Self-Driving-Car Tech

Xiaolang Zhang allegedly took more than 40 GB of Apple intellectual property with him when he left in April to work for China’s Xpeng Motors.

UK Regulators May Fine Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica

Of course, $664,000—the maximum penalty under UK law—isn’t much of a punishment for a company like Facebook, which is valued at more than $584 billion.

Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court Could Be Trouble for Tech

Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination is likely to rankle tech leaders who oppose his perspective on issues related to privacy and net neutrality.

How Microsoft’s AI Could Help Prevent Natural Disasters

The Chesapeake Bay project uses AI to go beyond flood warnings and create more detailed maps that can help with land-use planning and emergency response.

YouTube Debuts Plan to Promote and Fund ‘Authoritative’ News

The video platform is less focused on getting rid of conspiracy theorists than on trying to elevate journalism it considers valuable.

How an App Could Give Some Gig Workers a Safety Net

Alia, which allows employers to pay voluntary contributions toward benefits for domestic workers, could be a model for others without insurance or paid time off.

How Europe can upgrade its ‘convergence machine’ for greater equality

The European Union has had an image problem of late, as political forces from left and right, and north and south, like to portray it as a source of new and old economic and social problems.

European bank mergers: Domestic or cross-border?

As the European economy recovers from the global financial crisis, bank mergers are back on the agenda. While cross-border mergers have been predicted before, most European bank mergers have been domestic until now. What are the odds of cross-border mergers in the upcoming bank-consolidation wave?

Trade War: European Union taxes American imports

The European Union will start taxing a range of U.S. imports, including quintessentially American goods like Harley-Davidson bikes and cranberries, in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to slap tariffs on European steel and aluminum.

Is EU retail sector equipped for 21st century?

After a thorough analysis in cooperation with EU countries many regulatory restrictions that hamper innovation and investment in the retail sector have been identified.

Eurogroup reaches agreement on European Stability Mechanism

Eurozone finance ministers (Eurogroup) reached an agreement in principle to widen the mission of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) to assist banks as well as member states.

Monsanto lobbyists remain banned from EU parliament

Lobbyists for Monsanto remain barred from the European parliament after the US agrochemical giant refused to attend a public hearing.

It’s time to fix the Euro

There is a renewed debate in Brussels on fixing flaws in Europe’s shared currency to prevent future crises.

EU employment highest on record

Employment in the 28-nation European Union increased to the highest on record in the second quarter.

as a result of our ever-escalating exposure to pervasive, high-frequency feedback

Until recently, when I needed a break I’d grab my phone. Whether I was bored, mentally fatigued, or just wanting a pick-me-up, I felt relief checking the news, Facebook, or Instagram. However, new research suggests