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Why sex harassment scandals like Uber's are bound to persist in tech

Why sex harassment scandals like Uber's are bound to persist in tech If you thought tech companies were succeeding, even incrementally, at creating more inclusive workplaces, it's not entirely your fault.Inviting scrutiny, though, is risky for tech companies.

How to get Uber to recognize sexual harassment in 41 easy steps

How to get Uber to recognize sexual harassment in 41 easy steps A female engineer has exposed Uber's sexism problem.It only took a few steps for her to do this — 41, in fact, so simple!

Uber’s self-driving cars have started picking up riders in Arizona

Uber’s self-driving cars have started picking up riders in Arizona Two months after Uber’s self-driving cars were shunted off the streets of San Francisco by California regulators, the ride-hailing company has just turned the ignition key on a new round of tests, this time in Arizona.” The experiment follows in the footsteps of Uber’s debut self-driving trial in Pittsburgh, which is ongoing.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick needs to resign

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick needs to resign It's a nice gesture, but will probably have very little impact on Uber's bottom line.But if you get nothing else from Susan Fowler Rigetti's (who goes by Susan J.

Don't want to use Uber? Waze Carpool expands to other cities.

Don't want to use Uber? Waze Carpool expands to other cities. Thanks to the allegations of sexual harassment rocking top competitor Uber, it may actually stand a chance.Unlike Uber, Waze charges riders a flat $.

Users get message about Susan Fowler when trying to delete Uber

Users get message about Susan Fowler when trying to delete Uber Some Uber users trying to delete the app are getting a notification from the company specifically mentioning the allegations of sexual harassment detailed over the weekend in a blog post by former employee Susan Fowler Rigetti.A screenshot of one such interaction, confirmed to Mashable as authentic by an Uber spokesperson, demonstrates the lengths to which the company is going to assure fleeing customers that "what [Fowler] describes is abhorrent and against everything Uber stands for and believes in.

Here's why Uber drivers keep going on strike in its fastest growing market

Here's why Uber drivers keep going on strike in its fastest growing market The strike comes days after Uber and Ola drivers went on another strike in the national capital region, and Hyderabad earlier this month.Both Uber and Ola undercut existing taxi companies by offering fares as low as Rs 6 (9 cents) for a kilometer.

As #DeleteUber rages, Lyft expands to 54 new cities

As #DeleteUber rages, Lyft expands to 54 new cities On the Lyft side of things, the ride-hailing app on Thursday expanded its service to 54 new cities and four new states — its biggest launch day ever.That expansion is part of Lyft's goal to enter 100 new cities in 2017.

How can Uber overcome the sexism in its company culture?

How can Uber overcome the sexism in its company culture? On this week's podcast, the Mashable tech team chats about Uber's sexism in the workplace problems, Instagram's new albums feature, and the latest Apple rumors.To tell us all about Uber's nightmare situation (1:36), we brought in our special guest, Business Editor Jason Abbruzzese.

Another former employee speaks out about life at Uber and everyone should read it

Another former employee speaks out about life at Uber and everyone should read it When the Engineer read Fowler's piece, she was most struck by the allegation that Fowler was told she "wasn't being technical enough.She had worked as an engineer at some of the biggest names in the tech industry — being "technical" was what she did for a living.

Blind: the app where Uber employees are gossiping right now

Blind: the app where Uber employees are gossiping right now A rumor circulated that 118 people, based in Uber's San Francisco office, had resigned following that meeting.The idea had been posted on Twitter, but it had gained traction on an app called Blind, where techies can anonymously share grievances or just chat.

Tech companies blast Trump for transgender rights reversal

Tech companies blast Trump for transgender rights reversal Silicon Valley and the administration of President Donald Trump have played a kind of "will they won't they" game since the new president took office in the middle of last month.Some have openly courted a relationship with Trump, such as Peter Thiel, a cofounder of surveillance-happy Palantir and of PayPal.

Google goes after Uber in court over self-driving car secrets

Google goes after Uber in court over self-driving car secrets Silicon Valley giants seem to be stepping on each other's toes in the race to bring self-driving cars to the road.In a lengthy Medium post announcing the suit, the company's spokespeople alleged that a former project manager, Anthony Levandowski, stole thousands of proprietary files before leaving to start his own self-driving car startup, Otto.

Pissed off investors have had it up to here with Uber

Pissed off investors have had it up to here with Uber Two of Uber's earliest investors have joined the hate-on-Uber parade.To us, this decision is yet another example of Uber’s continued unwillingness to be open, transparent, and direct," they write.

Lyft rolls into 50 more U.S. cities to take the fight to Uber

Lyft rolls into 50 more U.S. cities to take the fight to Uber The major multi-city launch took place on Thursday and comes a month after Lyft landed in another 40 cities throughout the country.This means that only two months into 2017, the San Francisco-based company is already close to reaching its year-end target of 100 new cities, a figure that’ll take its total count to around 300.

Google accuses Uber of stealing self-driving car secrets — 14,000 of them

Google accuses Uber of stealing self-driving car secrets — 14,000 of them In the lawsuit, Waymo claims a former employee may have stolen proprietary files — 14,000 of them, to be exact — and used them to start a new company, according to Bloomberg.“We take the allegations made against Otto and Uber employees seriously and we will review this matter carefully,” an Uber spokesperson told Bloomberg.

Google Waymo sues Uber over self-driving car technology

Google Waymo sues Uber over self-driving car technology The email included machine drawings of Otto’s LiDAR system and circuit boards — boards that were extremely similar to Google’s own designs.” That’s a damning accusation, given the proof Google has collected, and it comes at a time when Uber scarcely needs more bad news.

Uber whistleblower Susan Fowler breaks silence for first time since going public

Uber whistleblower Susan Fowler breaks silence for first time since going public But the "smear campaign" against Fowler has begun, she said in a tweet Friday afternoon: This tweet is the first time Fowler has tweeted since she thanked people for their support shortly after posting her original story.Over the last week, her name's become synonymous not just with alleged company-wide gender discrimination at Uber, but within startup culture at-large.

The most cringe-worthy quotes from CEO Travis Kalanick on Uber's sexist work culture

The most cringe-worthy quotes from CEO Travis Kalanick on Uber's sexist work culture Easiest example — "Boob-er" in reference to a "women on demand" service — and here's some more.Chris Sacca, an investor in Uber and other tech companies, wrote in a guest post in Fortune: "He doesn’t sleep.

The Google v. Uber lawsuit is confusing, until you watch 'Silicon Valley'

The Google v. Uber lawsuit is confusing, until you watch 'Silicon Valley' The good news is, though, that as art imitates life which then often imitates art, HBO's Silicon Valley can help you understand this quarrel.At stake is technology that is key to self-driving cars, which Google, Uber and many other companies are betting on.