Uber’s New Express Pool: Walk and Wait

Uber has launched a new service that lowers ride-sharing costs for customers willing to walk to and from designated locations. Express Pool became available this week in several participating cities. Passengers must walk a short distance to a pickup intersection. They are then dropped off at another designated spot, close to their final destination. Customers appreciate the cost savings of normal ride-sharing, but many would like the benefits that come with having designated pickup and dropoff locations, said Uber spokesperson Kaitlin Durkosh.
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Suse, AWS Nudge SAP Customers to the Cloud

Suse recently entered an agreement to expand its relationship with Amazon Web Services, allowing Suse Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications to be sold directly on the AWS Marketplace. AWS customers that are running SAP workloads on Suse Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications — a leading platform for SAP Hana and SAP S/4Hana — will get integrated and streamlined support from AWS and Suse under the agreement. AWS customers will be able to buy the Suse Linux Enterprise on demand, so they will pay only for what they use.
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Gadget Ogling: A Different Sort of Activity Tracker and a Smartwatch for Kids

More often than I’d care to admit, I feel the seconds, minutes, and hours of a day slip into the ether before I realize it’s happening. When it’s time for bed and I try to take stock of my day, it’s difficult to recall exactly how I spent my time. As someone who would like to be more efficient and productive, I think Timeflip seems like a terrific way to keep track of where all that precious time goes. It’s a 10-sided, die-like device that you simply turn to log the activity you’re engaged in at a given time.
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Russian Twitter Trolls Exploit Florida School Shooting

Within an hour of the shooting at a Florida High School, divisive messages began pouring out of Twitter accounts believed to be controlled by Russia. At a rapid speed, messages reportedly began flooding Twitter using popular hashtags to exploit the rampage by a lone gunman with an assault rifle at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Prior to the shooting, many of the same accounts had been focused on Special Counsel Robert Mueller III’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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Silicon Valley’s Corrupt Underbelly: It’s Far Worse Than We Thought

After addressing the topic of sexual harassment and misconduct in Silicon Valley last month, I finally got my hands on a copy of Brotopia, an eye-opening new book, and a lot of executives should be happy I did not pursue my career in law enforcement. Otherwise I would be working my butt off to get them off the streets behind bars. Everyone connected to tech should read this book. Specifically, for investors, it will give you insights into a level of extreme avoidable risk that has not been factored into the market — at least not yet.
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