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Ex-Orbitz Chief Exec Is the New COO of Uber

Uber COO

Uber has appointed Barney Harford, former chief executive of online travel site Orbitz, as the ride-hailing company’s chief operating officer (COO). In an announcement, Uber said Harford would “oversee Uber’s global operations, marketing and customer support teams for our ridesharing and delivery businesses,” said Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Search Mashable …

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Amazon to Launch Streaming Service to Rival YouTube

Streaming Service

Amazon is planning to compete with YouTube by offering a similar service or platform. The online retail giant has filed trademark papers with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) for “AmazonTube” on December 5. (Read: Amazon May Be Planning a YouTube Rival) Separate Petition TV Answer Man, on the …

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This Microsoft Excel Bundle Can Teach You to Do a Lot of Things

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel can be an intimidating program to use, especially for a first-timer. The program, however, is easy to use and there are a lot of ways to use the program aside from putting in data, calculating or analyzing data, and even building games with it. (Read: Improve Your Spreadsheet …

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Reddit Introduces New Apps in Mobile Version

Reddit

Reddit has rolled out an update that brings many of the website’s features to the mobile version launched last year. (Read: Reddit Launches Its First Official Apps for iOS and Android) In a post, the platform said the update has a “new set of features and mod tools.” The site …

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You Can Now Manage Your Identity on Facebook

Facebook Facial Recognition

Facebook has announced that users can now “manage their identity” on the social network. In a blog post, Facebook’s applied machine learning director Joaquin Quiñonero Candela announced the world most extensive social network would help users easily find photos where they’re untagged. The site will notify you when a friend …

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Former Uber Employee Accuses Company of Espionage, Bribery, and Hacking

Uber Former Employee

The ongoing hearing on the $1.86-billion lawsuit filed by Waymo against ride-hailing giant Uber has taken a dramatic turn. Richard Jacobs, who used to be Uber’s manager of global intelligence, accused his former employer of allegedly engaging in corporate espionage, stealing trade secrets, bribing foreign officials and other unlawful acts. …

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