How a Startup that Makes $400 Juicers Played Itself in the Absolute Worst Way Possible – Munchies

The first question in the FAQ section of Juicero’s website is “How do I make juice?” The answer is a five-step process, starting with “Take a pack from the Juicero carton in your refrigerator.” The next three steps involve properly situating the pack in your $400 Juicero machine, hanging it on a small internal hook, […]

Uber, Pennsylvania Settle Over Illegal Activity, Fine Appeal |

react-text: 212 Uber Technologies has reached a settlement with Pennsylvania’s taxi regulator to end the ride-sharing company’s appeal of a record $11.4 million fine for operating illegally. /react-text react-text: 214 A notice posted on Tuesday with the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania said Uber and the state’s Public Utility Commission had reported an agreement in principle […]

HR Comes Last at Startups, and Women Pay the Price – Motherboard

At the startup where software developer Jen used to work, the presence of human resources was, to use her words, “a joke.” (“Jen,” it should be noted, is a pseudonym.) “One of my coworkers would say, ‘If you have an HR issue, go to [the lead developer] and sit on his lap,’” she told Motherboard. […]

The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself to Death – The New Yorker

Fiverr, an online freelance marketplace that promotes itself as being for “the lean entrepreneur,” recently attracted ire for an ad campaign called “In Doers We Trust.”CreditCOURTESY FIVERR Barrier Status: ‘none’ Last September, a very twenty-first-century type of story appeared on the company blog of the ride-sharing app Lyft. “Long-time Lyft driver and mentor, Mary, was […]

Uber president Jeff Jones steps down – BBC News

Image copyright ReutersImage caption The departure of its president has reportedly come as a shock to Uber’s executives Uber president Jeff Jones is leaving the company after less than six months. A source at the taxi booking app told the BBC the resignation was “completely unexpected”. They said Mr Jones was frustrated the company was […]

Brain drain – The Verge

Genius, which raised $56.9 million on the promise that it would one day annotate the entire internet, has been losing its minds. In January, the company quietly laid off a quarter of its staff, with the bulk of the cuts coming from the engineering department. In a post on the Genius blog at the time, […]