The Weekly Digest

The Information You Missed This Week

By The Information Staff

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We tried to write a joke this week but we pulled it at the last minute because it didn't ...


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Uber Group’s Visit to Seoul Escort Bar Sparked HR Complaint

By Amir Efrati · 21 comments

A woman who dated Uber CEO Travis Kalanick for three years, Gabi Holzwarth, says she was with Mr. Kalanick ...

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The Information’s 411 — Airbnb’s Tiny Homes

By Tom Dotan

Cory talks about Airbnb and Alphabet's ideas about investing in prefab homes. Kevin explores the most ...


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Airbnb, Alphabet Eye Homebuilding

By Cory Weinberg · 6 comments

Last year, employees in Airbnb’s experimental design studio explored ways of manufacturing small ...


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Amazon Wants Alexa to Play More Games

By Kevin McLaughlin and Mike Sullivan · 4 comments

Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos has decided that games are the killer app for Alexa.

Mr. Bezos has told the team ...


Amazon’s Lending Biz Growing—Within Limits

By Eugene Kim · 3 comments

For five years, Amazon.com has quietly been making small loans to a few of the merchants that sell on the ...


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How Travis Kalanick’s Iron Grip Weakened Uber

By Amir Efrati · 6 comments

Several months ago, at an Uber company staff meeting, an employee asked CEO Travis Kalanick about a ...


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Google Drops Employee Waiver for Pornography Suits

By Reed Albergotti · 1 comment

Google will no longer require employees to waive their right to sue over pornography at work. The company ...


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