Autonomous Driving is Coming No Matter What, Says SoftBank CEO

“Autonomous driving is coming no matter what,” says Says SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son. SoftBank is Uber’s largest shareholder. “That’s the destiny of where technology is going to drive us,” he added. “When autonomous driving comes the cost of providing the service will dramatically get more efficient.”

Uber CEO: Autonomous is an Enormous Technology

Autonomous is an enormous technology, says Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Following the unfortunate accident that happened last year in Arizona, Uber took a retreat from autonomous vehicles. However, Uber has taken that time to rebuild how they are building that product.

Autonomous Driving for Trucks Will Happen First, Says Full Truck Alliance CFO

“We think the commercialization of autonomous driving for trucks will probably take place a lot sooner than it will take place in the passenger car vehicle sector,” says Richard Zhang, CFO of Full Truck Alliance.

Starbucks Delivery via Uber Eats Goes National After Seeing Higher Average Sales

Based on a successful delivery trial in China via Alibaba and Uber Eats in Miami, Starbucks has announced that they are adding delivery nationwide.

Lance Armstrong Invested Early in Uber and May Now be a Billionaire

Lance Armstrong says that he was one of the original Uber investors staking them $100,000 at a valuation of just $3.7 million. There are reports that Uber’s projected IPO will value the company at $120 billion. Armstrong wouldn’t say what percent of Uber he still owns but it is conceivable that his stake could be worth $1 billion or more today.

Salesforce co-CEO: Who’s Not Going Through a Customer Transformation?

Salesforce is booming and the reason is that virtually every company in the world is going through a huge digital transformation, according to Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff. “The reason why is every company that we’re dealing with is going through a huge digital transformation and every digital transformation begins and ends with the customer,” says Benioff.

Uber is Planning to Start an On-Demand Staffing Agency for Businesses

Uber is preparing to launch a new on-demand staffing business ahead of its first initial public offering. Called Uber Works, the new business could show prospective investors that the company can be a strong and lucrative platform for on-demand services.…

Waymo Streamlines Case Against Uber by Dropping 3 Patent Claims

The battle between Waymo’s Alphabet and Uber is far from over, despite the former dropping three out of their four patent claims. In their defense, Waymo is saying that they are dropping the claims because it has been agreed upon…

Progressive Tech Companies Want Trump to Protect Sharing Economy From Dem Attacks

Michael Beckerman, President & CEO at Internet Association which represents big internet focused tech companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Netflix, Twitter, Lyft, PayPal, Salesforce, Rackspace and many more, sent a congratulations letter to the Trump transition team today.…

How Grab Scales to Huge Demand While Staying Stable

Grab, a Singapore based Uber type service, is so popular that if their IT infrastructure didn’t remain stable during peak usage transportation would literally ground to a halt. Grab is the leading ride sharing service in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand,…