Uber controls the majority of U.S. ride-hailing but Lyft is growing twice as fast. And both plan to go public in early 2019. Last Thursday, it looked as though Lyft would be the first ride-hailing unicorn to go public, after it confidentially filed a draft form for an IPO. But its bigger competitor, Uber, eliminated [...]
Plus: New Verizon execs say old Verizon execs made a $5 billion mistake betting on AOL and Yahoo; social media has surpassed newspapers as a news source for Americans; Time’s Person of the Year is a group of journalists targeted for their work. Google CEO Sundar Pichai told the House Judiciary Committee that the company [...]
Tristan Walker’s Walker & Company is the maker of Bevel shaving products and the Form haircare line. For the last five years, Tristan Walker has set out to build a health and beauty company that could create a legacy as enduring as that of an industry giant like Procter & Gamble. On Wednesday morning, Walker’s [...]
New Jersey had the fastest broadband, while Maine had the slowest. Finally some good news: The internet is getting faster, especially fixed broadband internet. Broadband download speeds in the U.S. rose 35.8 percent and upload speeds are up 22 percent from last year, according to internet speed-test company Ookla in its latest U.S. broadband report. [...]
The search giant’s top executive was grilled on the topic by members of Congress before the House Judiciary Committee today. During a grueling 3.5 hour congressional committee hearing today, Google CEO Sundar Pichai faced some tough questions around his company’s controversial project to build a censored search product in China. Pichai could have used the [...]
Republican lawmakers still think Google is biased against conservatives. Google still claims that it’s not.
Another day, a similar story featuring Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Republican lawmakers still believe tech companies are biased against conservatives — and it doesn’t look as though that’s going to change anytime soon. A number of politicians accused Google of bias in its search results during a hearing with CEO Sundar Pichai on Tuesday. The [...]
Here’s what we learned when the search giant’s CEO answered questions from the House Judiciary Committee. Google chief executive Sundar Pichai will answer questions before the House Judiciary Committee today in what has become a critical moment for the company as it deals with a growing list of prickly ethical debates and controversies. Tuesday’s public [...]