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Uber’s CEO backtracks on Khashoggi remarks. Dara Khosrowshahi expressed regret over referring to the killing of the Saudi dissident journalist as a “mistake” during a recent interview, NBC News reports. Saudi Arabia is one of Uber’s largest shareholders.

Uber chief called the murder of Jamal Khashoggi 'a serious mistake'

I may be Dara's biggest public critic, but I really don't think he meant to dismiss the Kashoggi murder. Dara's a lot things I don't love: slow, bureaucratic, process obsessed, lacking in vision and boldness but in the two+ years he's been running Uber, I've never seen him be cruel, mean or insensitive

I may be Dara's biggest public critic, but I really don't think he meant to dismiss the Kashoggi murder. Dara's a lot things I don't love: slow, bureaucratic, process obsessed, lacking in vision and boldness but in the two+ years he's been running Uber, I've never seen him be cruel, mean or insensitive. There are things Uber doesn't deserve a do over for, but his apology and clarification here seem very genuine to me.

Dara Khosrowshahi on his worst day is still better than Travis Kalanick on his worst. A murder is more than a mistake, but Travis committed a million faux pas under his reign and never felt he needed to apologise for any of them.

The un-CEO. WeWork wants T-Mobile's John Legere to be its new CEO, the Wall Street Journal reports.

WeWork in Talks to Hire T-Mobile CEO John Legere

What a boys club! So SoftBank has been a big investor in Sprint for nearly a decade and they brought in Marcelo Claure to run Sprint about 5 years back. Claure and SoftBank's Masayoshi Son get along really well so Son had Claure come on as WeWork's COO. Now it appears that the Sprint-T-Mobile merger

What a boys club! So SoftBank has been a big investor in Sprint for nearly a decade and they brought in Marcelo Claure to run Sprint about 5 years back. Claure and SoftBank's Masayoshi Son get along really well so Son had Claure come on as WeWork's COO. Now it appears that the Sprint-T-Mobile merger has brough LEgere into SoftBank world and now they're looking and shuffling him over there. So incestuous.... Must be the hair!

Worth remembering that who's CEO explains at best a very small fraction of company performance, at least for mature firms. WeWork is younger, and there are exceptions to every rule, but in most companies CEOs aren't as influential as CEOs themselves like to think.

It make T-mobile away from innovation.

Would it make John un-carrier(ed)?

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Google wants to be more sustainable, but... The tech giant debuted several new devices at its hardware event today, few of which seem very recyclable.

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  • The best tech news I've heard today: "Much like Amazon's newest Echo products, users can ask Google Assistant on the hub to turn off wifi access to specific devices connected to the network, meaning parents can wield a new level of tyranny over unruly kids and their connected devices."

  • The main thrust of Google's new product event today was to raise awareness to the way it and other manufacturers produce devices for mass consumption. It's making products from recycled plastic, and wants to offset emission costs from its partners. At the same time, it introduced a whole bunch of new

    The main thrust of Google's new product event today was to raise awareness to the way it and other manufacturers produce devices for mass consumption. It's making products from recycled plastic, and wants to offset emission costs from its partners. At the same time, it introduced a whole bunch of new devices, many of which don't seem particularly repairable or that different than what's come before. How do you square that circle?

  • Including recycled materials in device design is all well and good, but real sustainability will mean creating repairable, upgradable gadgets. Project Ara's modular smartphone always seemed like a bit of a pipe dream, and its death in 2016 wasn't a huge surprise. But long-term, could Google resurrect a similar concept?

  • A host of new versions of products that people already have bathed in a glow of greenwash.

  • The brands in their quest to gain consumer share are introducing incremental products every year, either trying to establish their niche through privacy/security (Apple) or sustainability (Google).

  • I'm sure some will lose and gain, so it makes more sense if other major companies also announce the same.