Uber has finally made official the hiring of Dara Khosrowshahi as its new CEO, after a drawn out process that involved both sides confirming he'd received and would accept the offer. The former Expedia CEO is now definitely at Uber.
Khosrowshahi appears to be a choice welcomed by all involved, including Travis Kalanick and even Benchmark, which is currently suing Kalanick. Perhaps he can bring some peace to the troubled company.
The upcoming premium iPhone won't have a home button, according to a new report – not even a software one. Instead, it'll rely on gestures for navigation. Sounds like it could take some getting used to, but shouldn't ultimately be that big of a difference.
Amazon Echo and Microsoft Cortana will work together in the future, with each able to summon the other and ask them to fulfill tasks. Sounds overly complicated tbh. I'd rather have one assistant that can reliably do everything I need.
Uber's Asia rival Grab has secured investment from Toyota. It's a good strategic partner to have on board, and there's also a data partnership with the motor company proper coming alongside the funding deal from its venture arm.
SpaceX held its second student Hyperloop Pod competition last weekend, and we were there to experience the whole thing. Get a condensed look at what that was like with this video look at the speed-focused test.