Uber board picks Expedia’s Dara Khosrowshahi as new CEO

Enlarge / Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive officer of Expedia, Inc., attends the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in July 2016. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images reader comments 1 Share this story The board of Uber Technologies Inc., after meeting throughout the weekend, has chosen Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi as its new chief executive. Khosrowshahi’s name […]

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Supreme Court asked to nullify the Google trademark

Enlarge Leon Neal/Getty Images reader comments 134 Share this story Is the term “google” too generic and therefore unworthy of its trademark protection? That’s the question before the US Supreme Court. Words like teleprompter, thermos, hoover, aspirin, and videotape were once trademarked. They lost the status after their names became too generic and fell victim […]

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Pokemon Go Fest’s blunders result in class-action lawsuit

Enlarge Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images reader comments 61 Share this story By many accounts, the Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago last week was a failure of epic proportions. The main thing that many festival-goers found—instead of make-believe characters in the game—was themselves standing in huge lines and without Internet at a 20,000-person party to celebrate the […]

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34 criminal cases tossed after body cam footage shows cop planting drugs

reader comments 155 Share this story [embedded content] Maryland prosecutors have tossed 34 criminal cases and are re-examining dozens more in the aftermath of recent revelations that a Baltimore police officer accidentally recorded himself planting drugs in a trash-strewn alley. Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said that, in all, 123 cases are under review in […]

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