Report: Ex-US Attorney General Eric Holder to lead Uber's sexual harassment probe

Uber hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to lead a review of sexual harassment claim made by a female former engineer at the ride-sharing app who alleged her career prospects suffered after she complained about advances from her manager.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/21/report-ex-us-attorney-general-eric-holder-to-lead-ubers-sexual-harassment-probe.html

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Can Former Amazon Fire TV Exec Save Apple TV From Itself?


Apple has hired Tim Twerdahl, the former head of Amazon’s Fire TV unit, in an effort to revive its struggling Apple TV business, which has been losing market share to rival streaming content services. Twerdahl reportedly joined Apple this month as VP in charge of product marketing for Apple TV, and the company shifted the unit’s former head to a post responsible for negotiating content deals. Amazon hired Twerdahl in 2013 as general manager of the Amazon Fire unit. Twerdahl previously was a vice president for smartwatch developer WIMM Labs.

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Snap Lines Up Bankers for Spring IPO


Snap this week hired Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group to manage its IPO, according to multiple reports citing people familiar with the matter. JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, Allen & Co., Barclays and Credit Suisse Group reportedly also will play a role. The IPO, expected as early as this spring, could result in a valuation of $25 billion or more. That would make Snap one of the highest-profile IPOs in years. It also would make it the biggest company to go public on an exchange in the U.S. since Alibaba’s 2014 debut.

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Facebook Tampers With Gears of Journalism, Ex-Curators Charge


Facebook hired promising journalists in their 20s and early 30s to work on its secretive trending news project but did not treat them — or journalism — well, according to a recent report. The curators served as training modules for Facebook’s algorithm, they said. They selected trending news, and decided which news sites each chosen topic would link to. With more than 1.5 billion users worldwide, Facebook is a potent force for distributing content, and the question an uneasy media industry increasingly is asking itself is whether this is the new face of journalism.

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Apple Snags Hotshot Engineer, Former Tesla VP, for Project Titan


Apple has hired Chris Porritt, Tesla Motors’ former vice president of vehicle engineering, to work on special projects, according to news reports published Tuesday. Porritt, who left Tesla last year, is expected to take charge of Apple’s electric car initiative, Project Titan. He reportedly was given the purposefully vague title of “special projects group PD administrator.” Apple is said to have a group of about 20 engineers, designers and other specialists working on Project Titan, its top-secret car program in Germany.

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Apple takes on new PR rep for video content as former PR exec heads to Twitter

Article Image Apple on Monday hired a former VP at AMC, Bernadette Simpao, to take charge of its PR efforts for apps and content on the Apple TV, along with several categories of iTunes media. Separately, Twitter officially hired former Apple PR executive Natalie Kerris to head its global communications team.

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Yahoo Sets Itself Up for Buyout


Yahoo on Friday announced that it has hired banking advisers and formed a committee to explore its strategic alternatives, the latest indication that the struggling company is serious about pursuing a possible sale. The committee, along with advisers Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase and PJT Partners, will identify and recommend to the board of directors transactions that it deems beneficial to employees and shareholders. “All of us here at Yahoo want to return this iconic company to greatness,” CEO Marissa Mayer said.

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Report: Apple Has Assembled a Crack Team of VR and AR Experts


Apple reportedly has hired a team of hundreds of workers as part of a plan to develop a new set of virtual reality headsets. The report came on the heels of Oculus VR finally taking preorders on its Rift virtual reality system, which it is offering for $599. The Rift is scheduled to begin shipping on March 28. Apple has poached a number of experts in the field from other companies, including Microsoft and Lytro, according to the report. Apple also reportedly acquired Flyby Media, a firm that specializes in augmented reality.

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New Apple hire suggests increased interest in immersive virtual reality

Article Image A report on Thursday revealed Apple recently hired Doug Bowman, a top researcher in the fields of virtual reality and augmented reality, suggesting the company is seriously investigating immersive computing.

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VTech Hires Mandiant to Shore Up Security for Kids


VTech on Thursday revealed it has hired FireEye’s Mandiant to help improve security after reaction from parents around the world over news that its servers were hacked. It also is cooperating with law enforcement agencies worldwide to investigate the incident and has temporarily shut down several websites, its Learning Lodge app store, and its Kids Connect service. Mandiant will lead the forensic investigation into the breach.

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Apple hire suggests work on advanced EV software, 'digital license plate'

Article Image Adding fuel to the Apple Car rumor bonfire, Apple this summer hired an automotive engineer with vast experience in the electric vehicle industry, and who most recently worked at a company called Reviver, self-proclaimed creators of the world’s first “digital license plate.”

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Apple hires longtime auto executive, stokes electric car rumors

It came out Monday that Apple hired automotive manufacturing and quality control executive Doug Betts, suggesting the company is moving forward with a potential heavy industry project rumored to be an electric vehicle.

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Uber poaches Apple legal counsel to work on privacy issues

Popular connected transportation service Uber has hired away Apple lawyer Sabrina Ross to work on an internal team focusing on privacy law, according to a report on Wednesday.



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Apple's Ahrendts offers tips on transitioning to a new job in LinkedIn post

Apple’s newly hired SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts posted an article to LinkedIn on Monday, offering advice to those transitioning to new jobs, just as she did recently in joining Apple.



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Apple nabs indoor navigation company CEO ahead of anticipated iOS 8 maps push

Apple has reportedly hired the cofounder and CEO of indoor location startup Wifarer for a “leadership role” — but did not acquire the company — in yet another sign that the iPhone maker is gearing up for a strong mapping push in its next-generation mobile operating system.



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Apple, Samsung court battle goes to California jury

After listening to a month’s worth of testimony from expert witnesses hired by Apple and Samsung as well as executives from each company, a Silicon Valley jury of four men and four women were tasked with sorting out the latest legal dispute over technology between the world’s two largest smartphone makers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/04/30/apple-samsung-court-battle-goes-to-california-jury/

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