With Uber being a shell of its former self amid Covid-19, many of its secondary businesses have been on the chopping block. In the latest such move, Uber sold its European digital marketplace, which matches semi-trailer truck drivers with customers that need to ship goods. Details of the sale of the freight unit to a five-year-old freight-related startup called Sennder weren’t disclosed, but...
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The Real CNN Drama is Cable News' Growing Irrelevance
To paraphrase Tolstoy, each unhappy TV channel is unhappy in its own way. And as illustrated by the leadup to the Wednesday exit of CNN’s CEO, Chris Licht, the cable news channel hasn’t been a happy place lately. That’s not likely to change now that Licht is gone. Beyond the gossipy drama behind his departure is the reality that CNN and its corporate parent, Warner Bros. Discovery, are both...
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