2017-06-24

Tech Review: Uber ex-CEO Travis Kalanick & Silicon Valley Culture (videos)

Tech Review (TR 2017-06-24)--Domain Mondo's weekly review of tech news:

Features • 1) Uber ex-CEO Travis Kalanick & Silicon Valley Culture, 2) Ant Financial is an AI company, 3) Cisco Live 2017 Las Vegas Keynote, 4)  Amazon Web Services | AWS re:Invent 2017, 5) Google for Jobs, 6) FTC vs DraftKings-Fanduel merger, 7) ICYMI Tech News.

1) Uber ex-CEO Travis Kalanick & Silicon Valley Culture (videos)

The Rise and Fall of Uber's Controversial CEO:

Video above published Jun 21, 2017: Bloomberg Profiles looks at the story of Uber's Travis Kalanick and how he went from UCLA dropout to CEO of the world's most valuable technology startup.

The Story Behind Travis Kalanick's Ouster as Uber CEO:

Video above published Jun 22, 2017: Matt Cohler and Peter Fenton, partners at venture capital firm Benchmark, hand-delivered a letter urging Travis Kalanick’s resignation as Uber's CEO, people familiar with the matter said. Bloomberg's Eric Newcomer reports on "Bloomberg Technology."

Uber Technologies Inc. is a US-based technology company headquartered in San Francisco, California, operating in 570 cities globally. It develops, markets and operates the Uber car transportation and food delivery mobile apps. The company is a privately-held VC-backed "unicorn" having raised about $11.56 billion from 16 rounds of venture capital and private equity investors.

Principal domain: uber.com

Uber’s Lesson: Silicon Valley’s Start-Up Machine Needs Fixing | NYTimes.com"... this was a clear failure of oversight — of investors, boards of directors, partners and anyone else who could have altered Uber’s course and clearly failed to do so. Overlearning the lesson of Steve Jobs’s first fall at Apple — and of founder-led hyper-successes at Google and Facebook — Silicon Valley’s investors created a culture where founders are given carte blanche, their pronouncements and tactics elevated to the level of divine infallibility."--Farhad Manjoo.

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2)  The Chinese Finance Giant That’s Secretly an AI Company"The smartphone payments business Ant Financial is using computer vision, natural language processing, and mountains of data to reimagine banking, insurance, and more."--MIT TechnologyReview.com

3)  Cisco Live 2017 Las Vegas Broadcast | CiscoLive.com:  Opening Keynote by Chuck Robbins, CEO, Cisco, Monday, June 26, 10:30 am PDT

4)  AWS re:Invent 2017 | Amazon Web Servicesregistration now open for the world's largest global cloud computing conference, 27 Nov - 1 Dec 2017; campus: ARIA, Encore, MGM, Mirage, The LINQ, The Venetian in Las Vegas, NV (US).

5) Google for Jobs--The World’s Largest Job Board: "search something like “jobs near me” or “restaurant jobs in Chicago,” you’ll be ushered to a new part of Google Search that falls under the umbrella Google for Jobs."--fastcodesign.com

6) The FTC, jointly with the Attorneys General in California and the District of Colombia, is attempting to block the DraftKings-Fanduel merger--TechCrunch.com.

7) ICYMI Tech News Quick Takes:

-- John Poole, Editor, Domain Mondo  

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