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Uber to end post-trip tracking

Uber to end post-trip tracking

PALO ALTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is pulling a heavily criticized feature from its app that allowed it to track riders for up to five minutes after a trip, its security chief told Reuters, as the ride-services company tries to fix its poor reputation for customer privacy. The change, which restores users' ability to share location data only while using the app, is expected to be announced on Tuesday and rolled out to Apple Inc (AAPL.O) iPhone users starting this week. It comes as Uber tries to recover from a series of crises culminating in the ouster of Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and other top executives. Dara Khosrowshahi, the CEO of travel-booking company Expedia Inc (EXPE.O) is set to become Uber's new chief executive, sources have told Reuters. The location-trac...

Meet-ubers-pick-next-ceo

Meet-ubers-pick-next-ceo

Western Digital on Monday announced it's acquired the cloud services company Upthere, which provides users with a single cloud-based storage space for photos, videos, documents and music. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition should help Western Digital offer more innovative ways for consumers and enterprises to create, store and manage critical data. Last year, the Redwood City, California-based company -- founded by people from Apple, MongoDB and Oracle -- launched its cloud storage solution out of beta testing. It aims to replace consumers' hard drive or local mobile storage. The Upthere app is platform agnostic and available for iOS and Android devices, as well as macOS and Windows. The company also announced last year that it received $77 million in funding from the l...

The 10 disruptive technology of the 21st Century

The 10 disruptive technology of the 21st Century

In 1995 Clayton M. Christensen in his book – Disruptive Technologies: Catching the Wave, coined the word disruptive innovation. Since then there have been different arguments about the impact of Disruptive Technology on our daily lives. This article is aimed to explore some of the disruptive innovations that have forever changed our lives in the 21st century.   What’s in disruptive innovation or technologies?   A disruptive innovation is an innovation that creates a new market and value network and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network, displacing established market leading firms, products and alliances and change the status quo.   Disruptive technology challenges existing ways o...