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  1. VP’s Comments Were Uber Stupid

    The ride-sharing start-up’s senior vice president, Emil Michael, crashed spectacularly when he told dinner-party guests — including a journalist — that Uber should hire private eyes to embarrass reporters who dare criticize the company. CEO Travis Kalanick condemned the remarks but hasn’t shown Michael the door. And the $17-billion firm must now answer privacy activists’ concerns over how they collect, store and monitor personal data. But the real question is whether users will begin thumbing a ride elsewhere.

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