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The fired Han Solo directors believed they were hired to 'make a comedy'

On Thursday, Lucasfilm announced that Oscar-winner Ron Howard would be taking over the directing reins of the untitled Han Solo movie following Tuesday's shocking news that its original directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller ("The Lego...Show More Summary

Sean Parker has stepped down from Spotify's board as the company prepares to IPO

Tech billionaire Sean Parker has stepped down from Spotify's board of directors, according to Swedish tech site Breakit.se. Parker cofounded file-sharing service Napster when he was 19 years old and he served as the first president of Facebook. Show More Summary

Imagination Technologies is up for sale 2 months after Apple said it didn't want its chips anymore (AAPL)

Apple announced it was going to start designing its own GPUs in April. Imagination's share price immediately fell off a cliff as a result. Imagination put two core business units up for sale in May. The board has now decided to put the...Show More Summary

10 things in tech you need to know today (GOOG)

Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. 1. Tech investor Bill Gurley is leaving the board of Uber. Gurley will be replaced with Matt Cohler, another partner at Benchmark Capital. 2. Snapchat reportedly paid over $250 million (£197 million) for an app that lets you track your friends. Show More Summary

Uber's Kalanick was in Chicago to interview a COO candidate when he got the letter demanding his resignation

When Uber CEO Travis Kalanick received a letter from investors demanding his resignation Tuesday night, he was in Chicago to interview a candidate for the company's open chief operating officer position, according to the Wall StreetShow More Summary

One of Uber's earliest backers is leaving the board

As if Uber hasn't had enough turnover in recent weeks, one of its earliest backers, Bill Gurley, is leaving the board. Gurley will be replaced with Matt Cohler, another partner at Benchmark, the venture capital firm confirmed to Business Insider on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Some Uber drivers say that Travis Kalanick's departure is a step in the right direction

On Tuesday, Uber announced it added a tipping option for drivers as part of its "180 Days of Change" campaign. Later Tuesday night, news broke that CEO Travis Kalanick was resigning. Tips are something Uber drivers have long been asking...Show More Summary

Lyft is getting a big boost from Uber's struggles

Uber's recent struggles — including the resignation on Tuesday night of CEO Travis Kalanick — appear to have given a big boost to its archrival, Lyft. Even as Uber's market share shrinks, more people are taking more rides with Lyft.Show More Summary

Uber's absent leadership: The $69 billion startup needs a lot more top executives than just a new CEO

In the aftermath of Travis Kalanick's resignation, Uber is lacking a lot more than just a chief executive. The world's most valuable private tech startup is missing most of the top executives that would be picking up Kalanick's slack at a normal company. Show More Summary

Snapchat reportedly paid over $250 million for an app that lets you track your friends (SNAP)

Snap recently snapped up mapping app maker Zenly in what was likely one of its largest acquisitions ever, TechCrunch reported Wednesday. And it looks like Snapchat's parent company is already using Zenly's technology. Snap Inc., bought Zenly for somewhere between $250 million to $350 million, according to TechCrunch. Show More Summary

Nearly 25% of city-dwelling Americans aren’t connected to broadband internet

The digital divide is, unfortunately, alive and well in the US. It’s already understood that rural Americans have a harder time accessing the internet — and have to deal with slower speeds where it is available — than those living in cities. Show More Summary

America's most scenic drive has been devastated— so a luxury resort is helicoptering guests in

In May, one of the biggest landslides on record in California buried a small section of Highway 1 — a famous coastal highway — under 40 feet of rubble. The blockage has devastated the ever-popular Big Sur region, where local businesses,...Show More Summary

Ultra-powerful 'Legendary' Pokémon are finally coming to 'Pokémon Go'

Since the release of Pokémon Go last July, players have been clamoring to catch so-called Legendary Pokémon like Mewtwo. Legendaries are extremely rare and powerful Pokémon from the original game series. And until now, they've been completely...Show More Summary

A startup that wants to change the way people think about saving money has named a new CEO

A New York startup that wants to change the way millennials think about saving money has named a former LinkedIn engineer as its CEO. Derek Brown joined Exeq in January as chief technology officer, according to his LinkedIn profile.Show More Summary

A manager at Google breaks down what makes a great fit — and most of it is difficult to learn

As managing director for Google’s global customer acquisitions group, Darren Pleasance has teams in 20 countries around the world. So you could say he knows what to look for in a prospective hire. On the Wall Street Oasis podcast, Pleasance...Show More Summary

Here's what you get when Netflix fires you

Netflix isn’t afraid to fire people. In fact, the company is very open about giving underperforming employees the ax when they are not part of Netflix’s vision for the “dream team.” That pain is, however, eased by a "minimum" 4-month,...Show More Summary

Here's everything we know from the second trailer for 'Game of Thrones' season 7

There are only a few weeks left before the new season of "Game of Throne", and from what we've seen so far, it looks incredible. In the newest trailer for Season 7, we got a few more hints about what's in store for the characters who are still around. Show More Summary

Uber adds a new board member to replace the one who resigned after making a sexist comment at a company meeting

Uber may have just lost its CEO, but it now has a new board member. The ride-hailing company, reeling after CEO Travis Kalanick's resignation Tuesday late night PT, is adding TPG investor David Trujillo to its board, according to people familiar with the matter. Show More Summary

Why IPA beers have 'India' in the name — and why it tastes so unique

Patrick McGovern is the scientific director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Project at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. In this video, he shares his knowledge on how India Pale Ales were first created and how it got its name. Following is a transcript of the video. I’m Patrick McGovern. Show More Summary

Virgin Mobile, Sprint's prepaid brand, will only sell iPhones from now on

Just a week after it started giving away a year’s worth of “unlimited” data for next to nothing, Sprint has launched more hyper-aggressive moves — this time for its prepaid brand Virgin Mobile. Virgin Mobile on Wednesday said that it would offer customers a year of its new “unlimited” data plan for a base price of $1. Show More Summary

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