Uber: Travis Kalanick’s rollercoaster reign

Uber: Travis Kalanick’s rollercoaster reign

Image copyright Getty Images There is no doubt that Travis Kalanick, the billionaire founder of the Uber lift-sharing platform, built a company that is one of the giants of Silicon Valley. However, recent months have seen him make a series of apologies for both his own behaviour and that of members of his leadership team. […]

E3 2017: Super Mario Odyssey gets October date from Nintendo

Media captionWATCH: Woohoo! It’s the voice of Mario Nintendo has said its next major Mario game will go on sale on 27 October. The date means the firm will be able to promote Super Mario Odyssey alongside its new Switch console in time for the Thanksgiving and Christmas shopping seasons. The news was revealed at […]

Hello’s sleep-tracking Kickstarter hit collapses

Image copyright Hello Image caption Sense’s creator said he does not yet have the answers to all of his customers’ questions A sleep-tracking tech start-up founded by a Briton, which was one of Kickstarter’s biggest success stories, has collapsed. Hello raised more than $2.4m (£1.9m) for its Sense bedroom monitor via the crowdfunding site in […]

Waymo retires Firefly driverless car

Image copyright Getty Images The self-driving bubble car developed by Waymo, part of Google’s parent firm Alphabet, is to be phased out, the firm has announced. The two-seater vehicles, which have no pedals or steering wheels, travelled millions of miles in road tests. Waymo is now concentrating on integrating its technology into other vehicles rather […]

E3 2017: Sony teases virtual reality games

Media captionWATCH: PlayStation in one minute Sony has teased a string of new games for its PSVR virtual reality headset hardware prior to the E3 video games show in Los Angeles. VR content for role-playing adventure Skyrim was shown, as was a new first-person horror title, The Inpatient. A virtual reality fishing simulator for Final […]

Australia agrees to pay A$70m to Manus Island detainees

Image copyright Reuters Image caption This picture taken in 2014 shows asylum-seekers at a Manus Island detention centre The Australian government and its contractors have offered compensation totalling A$70m (£41m; $53m) to refugees detained in Papua New Guinea. The 1,905 claimants had alleged they suffered harm while being held on PNG’s Manus Island between 2012 […]

Wu Xiaohui steps aside as Anbang chairman

Image copyright Anbang Insurance Group Image caption Wu Xiaohui was long thought to be one of China’s most politically-connected businessmen One of China’s best known billionaires, Wu Xiaohui, is stepping aside as chairman of Anbang Insurance. The company gave few details but said he was no longer able to fulfil his duties for “personal reasons”. […]

US considers sanctions on North Korea trade allies

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rex Tillerson was speaking at a hearing at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee The US is considering sanctions on countries that do illegal business with North Korea, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned. He said the White House would soon have to decide whether to impose “secondary sanctions” […]