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Which Virtual-Reality Headset Is Right for You?

Which Virtual-Reality Headset Is Right for You?
bloomberg.com — 1. Google Cardboard Price: $15 You'll need: A phone with at least Android 4.1 or iOS 8.0 Availability: Out now The details: Google's VR device is basically just some folded cardboard, two glass lenses, and a slot for a smartphone. What more would you expect for $15?

Bowers & Wilkins sells out to tiny Silicon Valley start-up Eva Automation for an undisclosed sum

Bowers & Wilkins sells out to tiny Silicon Valley start-up Eva Automation for an undisclosed sum
independent.co.uk — Joe Atkins, chief executive officer of Bowers & Wilkins, has owned a majority stake in the half-century-old British speaker business for the last 30 years. On Tuesday, he plans to tell his 1,100 employees that he's selling it to a tiny company that almost no one has heard of, run by a man he met just 30 days ago.

Facebook's Flying Internet Service, Brought to You by Drones

Facebook's Flying Internet Service, Brought to You by Drones
bloomberg.com — In recent comments about the $19 billion purchase of mobile messaging company WhatsApp, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said that people shouldn't expect any new flashy acquisitions in the near future. After spending that kind of money, he said, "you're probably done for a while."

Speaker Maker Bowers & Wilkins Sells Out to a Tiny Silicon Valley Startup

Speaker Maker Bowers & Wilkins Sells Out to a Tiny Silicon Valley Startup
bloomberg.com — Joe Atkins, chief executive officer of Bowers & Wilkins, has owned a majority stake in the half-century-old British speaker business for the last 30 years. On Tuesday morning, he plans to tell his 1,100 employees that he's selling it to a tiny company that almost no one has heard of, run by a man he met just 30 days ago.

Uber’s racism argument to deter tipping also applies for customer ratings

Uber’s racism argument to deter tipping also applies for customer ratings
livemint.com — Uber drivers are acutely aware of the need to maintain a high customer rating, because they can be barred from driving if their ratings fall below a certain level New York: Uber gave tacit permission to drivers to ask for tips as part of a proposed settlement reached last week to resolve a major class-action lawsuit.

Uber Says Tips Are Bad for Black People. But What About Ratings Bias?

Uber Says Tips Are Bad for Black People. But What About Ratings Bias?
bloomberg.com — Uber gave tacit permission to drivers to ask for tips as part of a proposed settlement reached last week to resolve a major class-action lawsuit. Now the company is discouraging riders from feeling obligated to tip-and suggesting that racial minorities get shortchanged in industries that rely on gratuities.

Mt. Goxalypse Now! Bitcoin's Credibility Faces a Make-or-Break Moment

Mt. Goxalypse Now! Bitcoin's Credibility Faces a Make-or-Break Moment
bloomberg.com — For the past few years, Dave Carlson has stored 1,100 Bitcoins in an online account with Mt. Gox, the Tokyo-based exchange that once led the world in trading the digital currency. By the end of 2013, with the Bitcoin price booming, the value of Carlson's holdings had surpassed $1 million.

With settlement, tipping is coming to Uber

With settlement, tipping is coming to Uber
chicagotribune.com — Uber Technologies Inc.'s mega settlement of as much as $100 million helps it solve a major legal liability around workforce classification, but another piece of the agreement could make for some uncomfortable situations in the near future.

Why your Uber driver might feel more entitled to a tip

Why your Uber driver might feel more entitled to a tip
dallasnews.com — Uber Technologies Inc.'s mega settlement of as much as $100 million helps it solve a major legal liability around workforce classification, but another piece of the agreement could make for some uncomfortable situations in the near future.

Uber settlement includes provision for tips

Uber settlement includes provision for tips
sj-r.com — Uber Technologies' mega settlement of as much as $100 million helps it solve a major legal liability around workforce classification, but another piece of the agreement could soon make for some uncomfortable situations. As part of the settlement with drivers in California and Massachusetts, Uber has agreed to notify customers more clearly that tips are not included in fares and give tacit approval for optional gratuity.
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May 06, 2016

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May 06, 2016

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May 05, 2016

@KYWeise @JoshuaGreen they're both men whose sense of design is ... distinctive.

May 03, 2016

RT @nxthompson: So Bernie has gotten 7 million donations and 9 million votes.

May 03, 2016

Update on the mysterious startup that bought Bowers & Wilkins: it's raising up to $250 million to pay for it. httpbloom.bg/23lNqc8

May 03, 2016

RT @BradStone: Iconic Speaker Maker Bowers & Wilkins sells to stealth startup run by @gid@gideonyu @jos@joshuabrusteinpbloom.bg/23lNqc8title="Bloomberg Technology" href="http://twitter.com/technology" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@technology


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