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Lime tries to back-peddle on VP’s line on why it hired Definers – TechCrunch

Lime tries to back-peddle on VP’s line on why it hired Definers – TechCrunch Scooter startup Lime has sought to back peddle on an explanation given by its VP of global expansion late last week when asked why it had hired the controversial PR firm, Definers Public Affairs. The opposition research …

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Tech giants offer empty apologies because users can’t quit – TechCrunch

Tech giants offer empty apologies because users can’t quit – TechCrunch A true apology consists of a sincere acknowledgement of wrong-doing, a show of empathic remorse for why you wronged and the harm it caused, and a promise of restitution by improving ones actions to make things right. Without the …

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Yahoo agrees $50M settlement package for users hit by massive security breach – TechCrunch

Yahoo agrees $50M settlement package for users hit by massive security breach – TechCrunch One of the largest consumer internet hacks has bred one of the largest class action settlements after Yahoo agreed to pay $50 million to victims of a security breach that’s said to have affected up to 200 …

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A former Google+ UI designer suggests inept management played a role in the network’s demise (beyond Facebook’s impact) – TechCrunch

A former Google+ UI designer suggests inept management played a role in the network’s demise (beyond Facebook’s impact) – TechCrunch A lot of people leave their jobs because of bosses they can’t stand. Yet it’s seldom the case that a former employee publicly badmouths management after the fact. The obvious …

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Welcome Kirsten Korosec, Kate Clark, Zack Whittaker and some guy named Eric – TechCrunch

Welcome Kirsten Korosec, Kate Clark, Zack Whittaker and some guy named Eric – TechCrunch We’ve got some new faces around TechCrunch, some of them real fresh and some who you might know. Though you might have seen some of their bylines around the site I thought it would be nice …

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Former Uber exec alleges ex-PR chief ‘destroyed his reputation’ – TechCrunch

Former Uber exec alleges ex-PR chief ‘destroyed his reputation’ – TechCrunch A nasty legal battle is set to play out between two former Uber executives. Eric Alexander, the ride-hailing company’s former president of business in Asia-Pacific, has filed suit against former Uber PR chief Rachel Whetstone . Alexander blames Whetstone for his …

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Huawei caught cheating performance test for new phones – TechCrunch

Huawei caught cheating performance test for new phones – TechCrunch UL, the company behind the tablet and phone performance benchmark app 3DMark, has delisted new Huawei phones from its “Best Smartphone” leaderboard after AnandTech discovered the phone maker was boosting its performance to ace the app’s test. The phones delisted were the P20, …

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Facebook sues BlackBerry over patent infringement of voice-messaging tech – TechCrunch

Facebook sues BlackBerry over patent infringement of voice-messaging tech – TechCrunch Facebook has accused BlackBerry of stealing its voice-messaging technology in its instant messaging app. In an 118-page complaint filed Tuesday in San Francisco, Facebook claimed BlackBerry infringed on five other patents, including the tracking and analysis of GPS data, …

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Tesla lost nearly $8 billion in shareholder value this week and its board should be ashamed – TechCrunch

Tesla lost nearly $8 billion in shareholder value this week and its board should be ashamed – TechCrunch Over the last five days, Tesla shareholders watched the value of their stock decline by roughly 16 percent and saw nearly $8 billion in value erased, as the company’s celebrity chief executive, …

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