Crunch Report | Microsoft Announces New Surface Pro

Crunch Report May 23 Today’s Stories  Weeks after launching the Surface Laptop, Microsoft announces its new Surface Pro laptop replacement Apple and Nokia bury patent hatchet Uber says it accidentally underpaid drivers in New York City Snapchat now lets you create custom stories for groups of friends and family Pinterest brings full dish recognition to its Lens camera search Credits Written & Hosted… Read More

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Uber says it accidentally underpaid drivers in New York City

 Uber has come out and said that it accidentally underpaid drivers in New York City over the past two and a half years. On Friday, Uber announced a nationwide change to how drivers see their earnings. While going through that process, the company realized it had been underpaying drivers in New York. Read More

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Uber debuts a “smarter” UberPool in Manhattan

 Uber announced this morning a series of under-the-hood changes to its ride-sharing service UberPool in Manhattan, with the goal of improving its matching algorithms, as well as its pickup and dropoff processes in the city. The company says the updates are based on incorporating driver and rider feedback into its algorithms, and come following last year’s redesign of the service in… Read More

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Uber threatened to fire engineer at center of Waymo trade secret lawsuit

 Uber has issued a sternly worded letter to Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the center of a lawsuit alleging theft of trade secrets from Google parent Alphabet’s self-driving technology unit Waymo. The gist? Comply with the court’s orders or risk being terminated. Read More

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Profiting socially on nickels and dimes

 As the #DeleteUber count increases, Lyft has cleverly seized the opportunity to distinguish itself as a beacon of goodwill. In its most recent attempts to gain public favor, Lyft will soon be taking a stand by pledging fixed commitments to charities when you take a seat as a Lyft passenger. Read More

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