With Travis Kalanick out as Uber’s chief executive, the company has a chance to improve its treatment of drivers. An option for tipping drivers is a start.
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- News Analysis: Tough Task for Next Uber Leader: Mending Fences With Drivers
By KEVIN ROOSE - Thursday Jun 22, 2017
- Business News Roundup, July 6
By Chronicle News Services - Wednesday Jul 5, 2017
Baidu Inc. has enlisted more than 50 partners for its Apollo driverless project, signing up big firms in areas from mapping and ride sharing to automaking to aid the Chinese search giant’s foray into artificial-intelligence-powered vehicles.The move opens up part of Baidu’s autonomous car software in the same way that Google released its Android operating system for smartphones.By encouraging companies to build products using them, Baidu hopes to fine-tune its systems and overtake research efforts by the likes of Waymo, which is part of Mountain View’s Alphabet, as is Google.Baidu listed four Chinese carmakers, suppliers Robert Bosch GmbH and Continental AG and technology companies including Microsoft as part of the Apollo alliance.Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant Grab and mapping systems company TomTom are also joining the program.Widely considered the Google of China, Baidu hopes research into artificial intelligence will create a generation of products to help revive revenue growth.True Religion Brand Jeans filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, the latest retailer upended as Americans increase spending, but largely in places other than clothing stores.The European Union and Japan have agreed “in principle” on a free trade deal that will affect an overwhelming majority of commerce between the two economic giants and will be officially endorsed at a summit of their leaders.EU Council President Donald Tusk and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Thursday and will be able to shake hands on the landmark deal, which took four years of negotiations.EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said in a tweet that “We’ve reached political agreement” and “now recommend to leaders to confirm this” at their short summit.
- U.S. Invests $258 Million in Supercomputing Race With China
Thursday Jun 15, 2017
The Energy Department said it would award $258 million over three years to be shared by six tech companies as the government tries to stave off China and other countries challenging the U.S. for dominance in the next generation of the world’s fastest computers.
- Bald eagle threat: Lead ammo left behind by hunters
By MARY ESCH, Associated Press - Sunday Jul 16, 2017
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Bald eagles have made a remarkable recovery across the United States since the pesticide DDT was banned 45 years ago, but the majestic birds are still dying from another environmental poison: lead from bullets and shotgun pellets in wildlife carcasses left behind by hunters.In New York, which has been a leader in the bald eagle restoration in the Northeast for four decades, state wildlife researchers have documented a growing number of eagle deaths from lead poisoning in recent years.In New York, lead poisoning was confirmed as the cause of death in 38 of 336 bald eagles brought to a Department of Environmental Conservation lab near Albany between 2000 and 2015, said state wildlife biologist Kevin Hynes, who does the necropsies."Eagles are doing very well, their recovery is a great success story largely supported by excise taxes paid by hunters" on lead ammunition and guns, said Lawrence Keane, senior vice president of the National Shooting Sports Association.Virginia wildlife advocate Clark said that rather than a ban on lead ammunition, his group is seeking a public education campaign so hunters are aware of the problem and how they can help.
- A Handmaid’s Tale of Protest
By CHRISTINE HAUSER - Friday Jun 30, 2017
In state capitals and street protests, women’s rights activists have been wearing red robes and white bonnets based on “The Handmaid's Tale,” the 1985 novel that is now a series on Hulu.