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Amir Efrati

Executive Editor

Amir helped launch The Information in 2013. His reporting on Uber’s corporate missteps and on the dangers and limits of self-driving vehicle development at Tesla, Uber, Alphabet’s Waymo, and General Motors’ Cruise won consecutive Best in Business awards from the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Before The Information, he spent the previous nine years at the Wall Street Journal reporting on technology, health, and criminal justice. He was first to report on Bernie Madoff’s arrest and broke major news about the epic fraud. Federal judges have cited his reporting on egregious criminal sentencing. His TV and radio appearances include CNBC, PBS, BBC, Fox, and NPR. He graduated from the University of Iowa, which is his home state. He can be reached at [email protected]

A Waymo minivan arrives to pick up passengers for an autonomous vehicle ride, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in Mesa, Ariz. Photo: AP

Didi Chuxing’s IPO Filing Shows Fast Rides Growth, Puzzling Financial Reporting

June 10, 2021 · 3:55 PM PDT
Didi made it exceedingly difficult for investors to compare its business to Uber's and Lyft's.
An Argo AI prototype in Pittsburgh, 2018. Photo by Bloomberg
Locomation trucks on the test track at the Transportation Research Center in East Liberty, Ohio. Credit: Locomation

Reid Hoffman’s SPAC Nears Deal with Aurora, a Self-Driving Truck Developer

June 4, 2021 · 1:51 PM PDT
Aurora needs more money after absorbing Uber's self-driving car unit.
A Boeing 777X airplane at Boeing Field in Seattle. Photo by Bloomberg

DoorDash Bounces Back, Generating $112 Million of Cash in First Quarter

May 13, 2021 · 2:08 PM PDT
DoorDash's free lunch may not be over after all.

Tesla Books Record $438 Million Profit From Sale of Credits, Bitcoin

April 26, 2021 · 2:39 PM PDT
Tesla's bet on bitcoin at the start of the year helped it to book a record profit in Q1.

Lyft Sells Self-Driving Car Unit to Toyota For $550 Million

April 26, 2021 · 1:59 PM PDT
Uber paid money to unload its self-driving car unit whereas Lyft is getting paid to do the same.
Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz. Art by Mike Sullivan.

Uber Gets Stellar PR for $250 Million Driver Stimulus

April 7, 2021 · 11:40 AM PDT
Uber is shrewdly calling attention to its U.S. drivers' sky-high earnings as the ride-hailing service recovers from the pandemic.
Argo AI CEO Bryan Salesky. Photo by Bloomberg.
Photo of AWS CEO Andy Jassy by Bloomberg. Illustration by Mike Sullivan

Google Cloud’s EMEA Sales Chief Departs

March 25, 2021 · 10:39 AM PDT
Chris Ciauri, a veteran sales executive who joined Google Cloud 18 months ago from Salesforce, has left the unit.
Adam Selipsky, the new chief of AWS, in 2019. Photo by Bloomberg
Instacart CEO Apoorva Mehta. Photo by Bloomberg.

Uber Grants Worker Benefits to U.K. Drivers Following Legal Losses

March 16, 2021 · 2:43 PM PDT
It's the latest in a long line of regulatory defeats that will push up Uber's costs.

Short Seller Hindenburg Stings Another Electric Vehicle SPAC

March 12, 2021 · 2:32 PM PST
Retail investors may be realizing that public companies that have no product and no revenue might not be a sure thing.

Instacart Hires the Product Chief of Rival Uber Eats

March 5, 2021 · 6:17 AM PST
Daniel Danker is expected to lead Instacart’s product and operations related to the 500,000-plus workers who help fulfill Instacart’s online orders by picking up items at places including Costco, Safeway and non-grocery retailers such as Best Buy.

Self-Driving Car Developer Cruise in Talks to Acquire Startup Voyage

March 2, 2021 · 6:21 PM PST
Consolidation in autonomous vehicles has been a long time coming.