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Investor Steve Jurvetson Talks About the Allegations That Derailed His Career

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Steve Jurvetson said his world came crashing down in the fall of 2017, after allegations surfaced of misconduct at the venture-capital firm he co-founded. Now the prominent investor is attempting a comeback, raising a new fund and defending himself while admitting to mistakes. Mr. Jurvetson said his new firm, Future Ventures, has raised $200 million… Read More

As Uber Prepares for I.P.O., Its Losses Pile Up

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Technology|As Uber Prepares for I.P.O., Its Losses Pile UpImageUber's coming public offering will set the bar for other well-known tech companies like Slack and Lyft.CreditCreditMike Segar/ReutersSAN FRANCISCO — Technology companies rarely make money before they go public. Twitter was unprofitable when it listed on the stock market. So were Snap, Spotify and SurveyMonkey.For Uber, the… Read More

Amazon Invests in Rivian, a Tesla Rival in Electric Vehicles

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ImageRivian first showed its electric truck at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The key feature of each is a chassis that is shaped like a skateboard and includes all the components that propel the vehicles, including a large battery pack.CreditCreditMike Blake/ReutersA potential rival to Tesla in electric cars just got a big boost… Read More

All Oscars Will Be Shown Live, Academy Says in a Reversal

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Business|All Oscars Will Be Shown Live, Academy Says in a ReversalImage“The academy has heard the feedback from its membership,” said the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which will award the Oscars on Feb. 24.CreditCreditValerie Macon/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesLOS ANGELES — So much for a three-hour Oscar telecast.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts… Read More

Trump Sings Praises of Hannity and Limbaugh in Rose Garden

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Media|Trump Sings Praises of Hannity and Limbaugh in Rose GardenImagePresident Trump, who praised several media supporters in a White House news conference on Friday, added that “they don’t decide policy.”CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York TimesPresident Trump reeled off a list of his favorite media personalities on Friday when asked who might have influenced his decision to… Read More

Why the Amazon Deal Collapsed: A Tech Giant Stumbles in N.Y.’s Raucous Political Arena

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ImageAmazon had promised to create more than 25,000 jobs on a new campus in Queens. On Thursday, it abruptly announced that it was canceling the deal.CreditCreditBenjamin Norman for The New York TimesA senior executive from Amazon, one of the world’s biggest companies, found himself last weekend in a showdown with a suburban state senator.The executive,… Read More