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A quantum computing startup tries to live up to the hype

Business / Tech | FOCUS Aug 8, 2018

A quantum computing startup tries to live up to the hype

Few corners of the tech industry are as tantalizing or complex as quantum computing. For years its evangelists have promised machines capable of breaking the most impenetrable coded messages, unlocking the secret properties of the physical world and putting supercomputers to shame. But Rigetti Computing, ...

Uber CEO predicts Amazon-style losses to reach lofty goals

Business / Corporate Feb 16, 2018

Uber CEO predicts Amazon-style losses to reach lofty goals

Speaking at a conference in San Francisco, Uber Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi rattled through the company's ambitions: food delivery, freight, autonomous vehicles and even buses and bikes. Ultimately, Uber Technologies Inc.'s business is getting people from "point A to point B," he said at ...

Uber's incoming CEO inherits an embattled global business

Business / Corporate | ANALYSIS Aug 29, 2017

Uber's incoming CEO inherits an embattled global business

Uber Technologies Inc.'s incoming chief executive officer, Dara Khosrowshahi, inherits an embattled global business with crises sprawling across continents. Since Uber's founding in 2009, the San Francisco-based company has tested the world's tolerance for disruption and rule-breaking. The company's toe-stepping ways, overseen by co-founder and ...