Weekly Roundup: Travis Kalanick sued by Benchmark, Snap and Blue Apron sink after Q2...

From Uber’s former CEO Travis Kalanick getting sued by his company’s lynchpin investors at Benchmark to Google’s struggles with a recently fired employee over a gender diversity screed that went viral, it’s been a...

SoftBank transfers its $5B stake in Nvidia to the Vision Fund

SoftBank has confirmed that its 4.9 percent stake in Nvidia is to be transferred to the Vision Fund, its colossal investment vehicle that’s targeting a $100 billion final close.The Japanese tech firm , which has...

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son says he wants to invest in either Uber or Lyft

SoftBank has been in recent weeks, and today CEO Masayoshi Son confirmed his interest in pursuing a deal. However, in a twist, Son said that SoftBank is also considering buying into Uber’s arch...

On managing outrage in Silicon Valley

I hate sexism; it can’t be eradicated fast enough. I’m also frustrated that there’s still far too little diversity in Silicon Valley.Yet a newer form of discrimination is starting to greatly alarm me, and...

In its push to compete in Southeast Asia, WeWork is pouring a (brand-new!) $500...

Less than two weeks ago, WeWork took the wraps off a new massive round of funding — from the Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital, the Japanese internet giant SoftBank, Greenland Holdings, and...

10 Members of Congress rake FCC over the coals in official net neutrality comment

How and to what extent the FCC should regulate internet access has been a hot question for years, and the present administration holds opposite views than , resulting in a . But Congress (or...

A smartwatch won’t fix what’s broken with Fitbit

could have been worse. Unlike Q4 of last year, the company didn’t use the opportunity to announce that it would be . Still, things are bad. As we pointed out earlier in the...

Seattle study puts down some common criticisms of Airbnb-style renting as regulations loom

Airbnb may have put its foot in its mouth before when it comes to communicating the benefits it brings to cities, but it’s hard to argue with raw, uncut science. from the Internet...

Africa has entered the space race, with Ghana’s first satellite now orbiting earth

Jake BrightContributor is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of .More posts by this contributor:The GhanaSat-1―Ghana’s first satellite―began its orbit recently, with a little help from some friends.The ,...

Beyond the boring blockchain bubble

The silly season continues. Speculators are piling into the cryptocurrency space in the hopes of–sometimes very literally–making money fast. As I write this Ethereum’s value has halved since June but is still 20x since...