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Inside Travis Kalanick’s Resignation as Uber’s C.E.O.
At a Chicago hotel on Tuesday, two venture capitalists presented Mr. Kalanick with a list of demands, including his resignation by the end of the day.
‘Nobody Is Perfect’: Some Uber Employees Balk at Travis Kalanick’s Exit
More than 1,000 workers supported a petition asking the company’s board to bring back the former chief in an active role.
Tech Fix: What You Need to Know About the New Uber
The company has been dogged by scandal for months. One response: changes to its all-important app.
Uncle Sam Wants Your Deep Neural Networks
Homeland Security is introducing a $1.5 million contest to build artificial intelligence that can identify concealed items in body scans at airports.
Social Q’s: How Do I Get Off the Mailing List ... of a Family Member?
Also: a co-worker who hugs; a longtime best friend who wants a (big) loan; and a graduation announcement after a long silence.
Tesla in Talks to Set Up Electric Car Factory in Shanghai
The company said foreign production was needed to make its models more affordable overseas. Its plan for a plant would require a Chinese partner.
Bits: Daily Report: Lessons From the Tumult at Uber
Travis Kalanick’s fall is instructive about the way the Silicon Valley start-up machine functions and the power venture capitalists still exercise.
Tech Tip: Trading in a Briefcase for a Drive in the Sky
The old Windows Briefcase tool for syncing files has been retired, but you can still keep your files up-to-date, with or without the web.
A Cyberattack ‘the World Isn’t Ready For’
In May, a so-called ransomware attack hit computers in over 150 countries. But two weeks earlier, one security expert found something a lot worse.
Wheels: BMW and Volkswagen Try to Beat Apple and Google at Their Own Game
European carmakers and suppliers are trying to build the computing capacity they will need as vehicles digitize and become driverless.
Ranked by Instagram: The Latest Men’s Wear Shows
Vivienne Westwood, Dolce & Gabbana and Off-White rack up likes and new followers in London, Milan and Florence.
Virtual Reality Is a Disappointment? Not in the World of Video Gamers
The video gaming industry continues to pour money and resources into virtual reality, cementing its development and advancement.
Silicon Valley Investors Flexed Their Muscles in Uber Fight
Start-up financiers have deferred boardroom control to founders in recent years. Travis Kalanick’s ouster indicates that could be changing.
Amid Tumult at Uber, Bill Gurley Is Said to Be Leaving Board
An early supporter of Travis Kalanick, he will be replaced by Matt Cohler, a fellow partner at the venture capital firm Benchmark, a person familiar with the move said.
Tech We're Using: The Tech That Our Security Experts Use to Be Digitally Secure
The Times’s security experts suggest keeping all software up to date and using two-factor authentication and password managers to protect your privacy.
State of the Art: Uber’s Lesson: Silicon Valley’s Start-Up Machine Needs Fixing
Travis Kalanick, who stepped down as Uber’s C.E.O., had many enablers who turned a blind eye to the company’s faults because it was growing quickly.
Bits: Daily Report: The Power of Social Media in Holding Brands to Acccount
Online campaigns directed at brands can be a lot more effective than writing to your congressman or congresswoman.
Tech Tip: Traveling Internationally With (or Without) a Laptop
Security restrictions on large electronics in carry-on baggage have many travelers concerned, so take extra precautions if you need to take your gear.
Critic's Notebook: When Fan Fiction and Reality Collide
The topsy-turvy power dynamics of internet culture are on display in “FANtasies,” a new fan-fiction-inspired web series.
State of the Art: How Battling Brands Online Has Gained Urgency, and Impact
In a nation where politics have grown pitched, such campaigns suddenly feel like the most effective political action many of us can take.
Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns as C.E.O.
The company’s co-founder had been under increasing pressure, and several major investors demanded that he resign from the company immediately.
Toshiba Picks Preferred Bidder for Microchip Business
The decision to negotiate with a Japanese-led consortium was likely to intensify a showdown with an American business partner seeking to steer the sale.
Bringing Social Media Stars Onto the Runway, and Hearing Them Roar
The socially famous and digitally omnipresent add juice, and court controversy, at Men’s Fashion Week.
Germany Raids Homes of 36 People Accused of Hateful Postings Over Social Media
The raids were part of a coordinated campaign across 14 states. Most cases concerned politically motivated right-wing incitement, police said.
Bits: Daily Report: When Tech Titans Go to Washington
An event at the White House on Monday was closely watched for the Trump administration’s ability to gather leaders in the tech realm.
Tech Tip: What to Do When Chrome Wants to Update — but Can’t
If Google’s browser trips up trying to install a new version, check your system and settings before reinstalling the software.
Amazon Will Let Customers Try On Clothes Before Buying
Amazon Wardrobe, part of the Prime service and part of the company’s effort to expand in apparel, will let customers order three to 15 items of clothing without buying it.
Tech Titans Make Pilgrimage to White House to Discuss Government Systems
Timothy Cook, Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt were among 18 tech executives at a forum held by an administration they have had conflicts with.
Want to Work for Jaguar Land Rover? Start Playing Phone Games
The carmaker wants potential employees to download an app with a series of puzzles it says will test for the engineering skills it hopes to bring in.
Drones to the Rescue
Researchers find that drones carrying heart defibrillators can reach cardiac arrest victims quicker than ambulances.
Move Over, Bitcoin. Ether Is the Digital Currency of the Moment.
Ethereum, a digital currency network that is winning over tech geeks and big companies, may soon surpass Bitcoin, its inspiration. Or it may fizzle.
Global Health: The High-Tech Device That’s Like a Bouncer for Mosquitoes
New traps that use infrared beams to identify insects are helping researchers capture more of the disease-carrying insects they need.
Tech Tip: Making Your Messages Really Move
Communicating through animated GIF files is a popular form of self-expression, and you don’t have to look far to find images to share.
Bits: Arianna Huffington Gains Power at Uber
Ms. Huffington, a founder of The Huffington Post who joined Uber’s board last year, has been helping fill a leadership void at the troubled company.
U.K. to Decide on 21st Century Fox Deal for Sky by June 29
Regulators handed recommendations to the country’s culture minister on whether the deal should go through.
Nonfiction: The iPhone Is 10 Years Old. Here’s the Story of Its Birth.
Apple’s culture of reverence and secrecy is no match for Brian Merchant in “The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone.”
After Terror Attacks, Britain Moves to Police the Web
The country is cracking down on the use of encryption for instant messaging, as well as on potentially extremist material that circulates across social media.
YouTube Sets New Policies to Curb Extremist Videos
The company says it wants to quickly identify and pull down videos promoting terrorism. It will also make offensive videos harder to find.