The other big question hanging over self-driving cars: Will commuting ever return to what it was? With big Bay Area employers slow to bring workers back to the office, there simply may not be the demand that spurred self-driving inventors’ ambitions. Technology has met its match: The coronavirus is at the wheel now. … [Read more...] about Self-driving cars aren’t in control of their own future
Joel Gascoigne, the CEO of social media management startup Buffer, wrote a long essay about the complexities of buying out some of his early venture capital investors. He spent $3.3 million on it, not to mention months negotiating with investors. Three different classes of shareholders had to sign off. Take that experience and multiply it a thousandfold, and you have an idea of what Uber might face. Or imagine what agonies Tesla would be going through had it proceeded with the Saudi-funded buyout Elon Musk proposed on Twitter. … [Read more...] about Why doesn’t Silicon Valley just give Saudi Arabia its money back?