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New startup Flock seeks to make drone flights safer

New startup Flock seeks to make drone flights safer It's called Flock, and it uses AI to analyze data, sourced from urban environments, that allows it to assess risk for drone flights.Its target market right now is mostly limited to insurance companies, whom Flock wants to help set premiums.

Uber's biggest rival in India just laid off nearly 1,000 employees

Uber's biggest rival in India just laid off nearly 1,000 employees Amid fierce competition from Uber, India’s largest cab hailing service Ola has shut down TaxiForSure, a rival cab aggregator it had acquired last year for $200 million.The shutdown is expected to affect nearly 1,000 employees.

How do some of the biggest startups stay on top of international teams?

How do some of the biggest startups stay on top of international teams? She said learning to work with teams in multiple locations was a significant learning curve.Using such tools also means she can stay away from formal emails, which she views as draining.

The SEC is investigating the startup that bought its own vegan mayo

The SEC is investigating the startup that bought its own vegan mayo The Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly investigating Hampton Creek, the potentially $1 billion company that was caught buying large quantities of the vegan mayonnaise it produces.After inflating its value through this strategy, Hampton Creek raised $90 million from investors.

Uber is launching food delivery service in its fastest growing market

Uber is launching food delivery service in its fastest growing market The taxi-aggregator is in talks with local restaurants and delivery partners before taking the service live.Incidentally, Uber's local rival Ola had started a similar service, Ola Cafe, in 2015 and shut it down a year later after reportedly failing to expand its network of restaurants.

Women-only ride hailing services may not be the answer you're looking for

Women-only ride hailing services may not be the answer you're looking for The text sent to a friend to let them you're in a cab, just in case.These are rituals women perform as they move through our cities, but when we think of solutions, gender-segregated ride hailing services are little more than a bandaid.

Apple, Uber, Netflix, Twitter join corporate rebuke of Trump immigration policy

Apple, Uber, Netflix, Twitter join corporate rebuke of Trump immigration policy Following the internal and public statements from the likes of Google, Facebook and Microsoft regarding the Trump administration's new immigration policy, two additional tech heavyweights have now added their voices to the fray.On Saturday, in an email obtained by Recode, Apple CEO Tim Cook, the head of the world's leading tech company, reportedly took a stance against the new policy.

'Irresponsible and irrational:' Aussie startups speak out on Muslim ban

'Irresponsible and irrational:' Aussie startups speak out on Muslim ban President Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban caused chaos over the weekend, but the full reach of its impact is still emerging.While not so immediately impacted, the ban will also have consequences for some Australian technology workers and their businesses.

PayPal salutes the spirit of entrepreneurship

PayPal salutes the spirit of entrepreneurship Countless budding entrepreneurs turn their dreams into reality with the help of enablers such as PayPal providing a gateway to receive payments internationally.The premise of the PayPal Entrepreneur Contest is to provide an online platform that identifies budding entrepreneurial talent and – as a gesture of appreciation – rewards their achievement.

Tinder founder: CEOs have a 'responsibility' to speak out against Trump's Muslim ban

Tinder founder: CEOs have a 'responsibility' to speak out against Trump's Muslim ban Like so many other Americans, Tinder founder Sean Rad is the child of immigrants.The ban, announced Friday, suspends travel for 90 days for those from seven predominantly Muslim countries, including Iran.

Bandcamp's CEO pledges 100 percent of Friday's profits to ACLU

Bandcamp's CEO pledges 100 percent of Friday's profits to ACLU Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban' has already a number of tech companies pledging support to immigrants and those who protect them.Online music platform Bandcamp is the latest company to put its money where its mouth is, promising that 100 percent of sales made this Friday Feb.

Reducing the carbon footprint of the entertainment industry, one light at a time

Reducing the carbon footprint of the entertainment industry, one light at a time Like many great tech companies, it all started in a garage.Now they work with some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

The top 20 employee benefits and perks, according to Glassdoor

The top 20 employee benefits and perks, according to Glassdoor Here is the list of 20 companies with one unique perk, followed by an employee quote summarizing the benefits:  “Great pay, amazing benefits, and company culture is strong.Some locations have gyms and free bicycles to rent, lactation rooms for new moms, etc," writes a current shopkeeper.

How #DeleteUber should serve as a stark warning for all startups

How #DeleteUber should serve as a stark warning for all startups administration's ban, including a handful of companies that reportedly helped fund Trump's inauguration.What's the lesson for startups on the rise, even in countries like Australia?

Facebook's new bereavement leave raises an important point about grief in the workplace

Facebook's new bereavement leave raises an important point about grief in the workplace When Sheryl Sandberg announced Facebook's new extended bereavement leave policy, scores of people took to Facebook to applaud the move.The new policy allows up to 20 days paid leave to grieve immediate family members and 10 days' paid leave for extended family.

Let's turn off Magic Leap's mixed reality hype machine

Let's turn off Magic Leap's mixed reality hype machine There was just one problem, the first footage we saw from Magic Leap wasn't a real demonstration of the technology.Since then, additional videos have surfaced that the company claims were shot directly through Magic Leap technology.

Elon Musk is totally, hilariously serious about tunneling his way out of traffic jams

Elon Musk is totally, hilariously serious about tunneling his way out of traffic jams Wouldn't flying cars potentially give you even more levels of traffic, without all the inconvenient and expensive tunneling?The Trump administration has big plans to boost investment in infrastructure, and the Boring Company could end up being a beneficiary.

This flying motorcycle is straight out of Star Wars

This flying motorcycle is straight out of Star Wars We've been obsessed with making the Star Wars speeder bikes come true, and now, a Russian startup has finally made it happen.'HoverSurf' have released a video of their concept hoverbike, 'Scorpion-3.