Nobody blinked an eye when Uber revealed Monday it was ending its self-driving trucks program. The writing was on the wall after a steady stream of high level departures from the group, including the recent defection by its top engineering and product leads. Uber said it would focus all its energies on passenger car automation for the foreseeable future. It told employees that one of the...
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Live Shopping Startup Firework Lays Off 10% of Staff
Firework, a startup building technology to enable livestream shopping, has laid off 10% of its staff just months after SoftBank led its $150 million Series B round at a $750 million valuation, according to an email sent to employees on Tuesday, which was viewed by The Information. The layoffs come as more tech companies introduce live shopping, to mixed success. YouTube has been hosting...
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