If you are dead serious about tapping into the human potential to turn your business into a productivity machine, then give what most humans want.
Planet Labs is using its herd of orbiting cameras to take a new picture of the entire Earth each day.
Bloomberg has obtained video of an Uber driver berating the ride-hailing company’s CEO Travis Kalanick for lowering prices and putting the squeeze on him and other drivers around the world. It’s a tasty bit of revenge drama at a time when Uber is under fire for, well — what isn’t Uber under fire for these days?
In the video, Uber Black driver Fawzi Kamel takes Kalanick to task for slashing fares for Uber’s luxury service, complaining to the pugnacious CEO that he’s lost almost $100,000 “because of you.” This causes Kalanick, who was mostly friendly throughout the trip, to lose his temper.
“Bullshit,” Kalanick says in response to Kamel’s accusation that he’s dropped the prices of Uber Black.
“We started with $20. How much…
On Sunday night the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, amazingly, named Moonlight the Best Picture of 2016. It was a victory made all the more stunning by the circumstances: after La La Land was initially announced as the winner, producer Jordan Horowitz told a shocked audience that Moonlight had actually won the award. A hush passed over the crowd, before eventually giving way to raucous applause. Jimmy Kimmel cracked a joke about Steve Harvey, Warren Beatty meekly apologized, and Barry Jenkins, who could hardly contain his surprise, gave a speech that put a period on the whole night. “Very clearly, even in my dreams this could not be true,” he said. “But to hell with dreams. I’m done with it, ‘cause this is true.”
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Google announced this week that it’s partnering with mobile carriers by providing new software platforms to help them build out their cellular networks. It’s a move that makes a lot of sense: after all, Google builds a lot of internet products, so it probably knows a thing or two about building a good network.
India’s Bharti Airtel and South Korea’s SK Telecom are the first two carriers to sign up to use Google’s new network platform. Google claims that its platform will allow carriers to more easily roll out new features, reduce costs, and “adapt to new services and traffic patterns,” all of which sound like good things for a cellular provider.
It’s unclear whether Google is charging for the service or not, but the company has its own…
The Pixel laptop is no more. At Mobile World Congress, Google’s senior vice president for hardware Rick Osterloh said the company will stop making Chromebooks under the Pixel name, which has recently become more synonymous with the company’s flagship smartphone. According to TechCrunch, Osterloh said Google may still use the Pixel branding for future products that integrates Google’s software with its own hardware, but that is unlikely to come in the form of a laptop computer.
At MWC, Osterloh also admitted that the Pixel smartphones have been experiencing supply and demand issues — which is an understatement, to say the least. Google discontinued its latest version of the Pixel Chromebook last summer after letting it sell out in stores…