Uber wants to be the 'Amazon and Google of transportation'

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi last year wanted to make his expanding ride-sharing company the “Amazon of transportation” with e-scooters and e-bikes added to the platform. Now he’s tagging on being the “Google of transportation” as part of his goals for the company. At the Uber Elevate Summit in Washington, D.C., …

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Chris Froome out of Tour de France with fractured leg

The 34-year-old, who won cycling’s most prestigious race in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017, was competing in the Criterium du Dauphine near Roanne, central France, when he crashed at speed ahead of the fourth stage time trial. The Briton, who has also won the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a …

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What's the best weapon for solo games in Dauntless on PlayStation 4?

Even though Dauntless, a new free-to-play cooperative monster slaying game, strongly encourages you to play with a group of other players, you may eventually find yourself in combat with a Behemoth without any allies to back you up. If this happens, you’ll want to make sure that you’ve got the …

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Musicians lament reported loss of recordings in decade-old Universal fire

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Several big-name musicians voiced dismay on Wednesday that some of their recordings may have been among thousands of original masters that The New York Times Magazine reported were lost in the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot fire of 2008. FILE PHOTO: A fire truck and firefighters are …

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Afterpay faces audit after Austrac flags money-laundering concerns

The federal financial intelligence agency has ordered an external auditor to probe Afterpay’s compliance with money laundering and terrorism-financing laws. Austrac said on Thursday that the scope of the audit will include the buy-now pay-later company’s identification and verification of customers as well as its suspicious matter reporting obligations. “The …

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Warriors' Kevin Durant undergoes surgery for ruptured Achilles

Kevin Durant underwent surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon to his right leg, according to a Wednesday Instagram post two days after suffering the injury against the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. A photo of the 30-year-old star forward showed him in a hospital bed with the caption: “I wanted to …

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