Drone startup Airware crashes, will shut down after burning $118M
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Drone startup Airware crashes, will shut down after burning $118M

Drone operating system startup Airware today suddenly informed employees it will cease operations immediately despite having raised $118 million from top investors like Andreessen Horowitz,…

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Drone startup Airware crashes, shut downs after burning $118M
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Drone startup Airware crashes, shut downs after burning $118M

Drone operating system startup Airware today suddenly informed employees it will cease operations immediately despite having raised $118 million from top investors like Andreessen Horowitz,…

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Lyft hires yet another ex-Tesla employee
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Lyft hires yet another ex-Tesla employee

Lyft is on a bit of a Tesla poaching spree while Tesla employees are exiting in droves. The latest ex-Tesla employee to join Lyft is…

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Former Uber exec alleges ex-PR chief ‘destroyed his reputation’
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Former Uber exec alleges ex-PR chief ‘destroyed his reputation’

A nasty legal battle is set to play out between two former Uber executives. Eric Alexander, the ride-hailing company’s former president of business in Asia-Pacific, has…

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Twitch hires head of diversity and inclusion
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Twitch hires head of diversity and inclusion

Twitch, the Amazon-owned streaming platform, has brought on its first head of diversity and inclusion, as well as a new chief financial officer and chief…

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Comma.ai’s George Hotz ousts George Hotz as CEO
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Comma.ai’s George Hotz ousts George Hotz as CEO

Comma.ai’s board, of which founder George Hotz is the only member, is making changes at the autonomous driving startup: Hotz is no longer CEO of…

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Instacart’s chief growth officer Elliot Shmukler is leaving
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Instacart’s chief growth officer Elliot Shmukler is leaving

Elliot Shmukler, who joined Instacart in 2016 to lead product, is leaving the company to pursue a role at an early-stage company, TechCrunch has learned…

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Elon Musk shuffles Tesla’s executive team in email
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Elon Musk shuffles Tesla’s executive team in email

After a string of executive departures over the past several months that continued Friday with the resignations of two people in high-profile positions, CEO Elon…

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Fast-growing game engine startup Unity loses its CFO
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Fast-growing game engine startup Unity loses its CFO

Unity Technologies, the highly valued startup behind one of the most popular game development tools, lost its CFO Mike Foley last week, Business Insider (paywalled)…

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How Silicon Valley should celebrate Labor Day
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How Silicon Valley should celebrate Labor Day

Ask any 25-year old engineer what Labor Day means to him or her, and you might get an answer like: it’s the surprise three-day weekend…

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The mass exodus at Social Capital continues
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The mass exodus at Social Capital continues

Something is going on at Social Capital. A series of departures continued this morning at former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya‘s venture capital firm, with Mike Ghaffary,…

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Tesla’s chief people officer takes leave of absence
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Tesla’s chief people officer takes leave of absence

Tesla’s chief people officer Gaby Toledano, and one of the few female executives at the automaker, is on leave of absence 15 months after taking…

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The Atlantic poaches Alex Hardiman from Facebook to lead product
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The Atlantic poaches Alex Hardiman from Facebook to lead product

The Atlantic has hired Facebook’s Alex Hardiman to head up its business and product efforts. She’ll join in the fall from Facebook, where she’s been…

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Facebook comms VP Rachel Whetstone is heading to Netflix
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Facebook comms VP Rachel Whetstone is heading to Netflix

In Facebook’s latest high–profile departure, corporate communications lead Rachel Whetstone will leave for a top PR role at Netflix. Whetstone joined Facebook about a year…

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Facebook poaches new CMO Antonio Lucio from HP
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Facebook poaches new CMO Antonio Lucio from HP

Amidst Facebook’s biggest branding crisis, It’s just hired a veteran CMO formerly of Pepsi and Visa to boost the social network’s external image and cross-promote…

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Facebook VP of partnerships Dan Rose is leaving the company
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Facebook VP of partnerships Dan Rose is leaving the company

Facebook’s vice president of partnerships Dan Rose will leave the company early next year. Rose announced the move on his public Facebook page, indicating that…

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Distributed teams are rewriting the rules of office(less) politics
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Distributed teams are rewriting the rules of office(less) politics

When we think about designing our dream home, we don’t think of having a thousand roommates in the same room with no doors or walls….

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Dropbox hires a new VP of product and VP of product marketing
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Dropbox hires a new VP of product and VP of product marketing

After a largely successful IPO, Dropbox is adding another couple of hires today as it looks to continue its consumer-slash-enterprise growth playbook: bringing on a…

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