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Spotlight: Uber has a better chance of finding you than 911

Here's a worrisome example of potentially life-saving tech being available, but not being used where it should be. In the most recent episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver shed light on a terrifying truth: 911 simply can't always find you.

Uber sneaks past traditional rental cars as business ground transportation of choice, according to expense management software maker

Certify's third annual SpendSmart Report that looks at business travel trends found that Uber beat out car rentals nationally in 2015 as the car service of choice for business travellers. To develop the report, Certify, a travel and expense management software provider, looked at more than 9 million receipts and expenses that its users logged in the fourth quarter. 

DOJ investigating Uber data breach for corporate espionage

Last May, Uber reported a data breach exposing names and license numbers of up to 50,000 of its drivers. Uber said in October that its internal investigation uncovered an Internet address possibly linked to competitor Lyft – specifically to its CTO. Now the U.S. Department of Justice is looking into the matter, according to a Reuters report. This is not the first breach suspected to be done by a competitor. Is corporate espionage on the rise?

Spotlight: Dish Network's analytics makeover, aiming to Uberize

There's a good case study in a CIO post on how Dish Network is using analytics to innovate its work and services. They're even taking a page from Uber's playbook. Ah hah! Told you pairing...

US autonomous driving space gets new competition from Asian companies

American companies have so far been driving the conversation around smart cars and autonomous vehicles. Until now, that is, as two Asian tech giants recently announced respective projects that would see them jump into the crowded space.

Data security, creature-comforts could be keeping business travelers away from Uber, Airbnb

Only 12 percent of business travelers use services like Uber and Lyft, and only 4 percent turn to Airbnb for lodging. The answer may be as complex as data security concerns for Uber and Lyft, and as simple as a desire for certain comforts that Airbnb doesn't provide. 

How technology, experimentation netted Uber 1,000 rides per minute

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff sat down with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick today to talk about the changing business environments driven by today's disruptive technologies.

Intuit's Workforce helps companies manage in a freelance economy

Intuit today announced the release of a product targeted at startups who make use of what's known as the on-demand workforce.

What Microsoft's reported Uber investment could mean for businesses

Last week reports began surfacing that Microsoft, and others, had invested a substantial amount in Uber. Uber is already widely used by business travelers but if rumors of a Microsoft investment in the company prove true, using Uber might grow even more legitimate for workers.

Spotlight: Facebook lures away Yahoo's CISO Stamos

Facebook has hired Alex Stamos, the chief information security officer at Yahoo since March 2014, as its new chief security officer.