There goes the sun: Go forward — go away your desk and watch the eclipse! You’re not going to trigger a productiveness disaster. Plus, right here’s learn how to livestream the eclipse wherever you’re, and learn how to watch the actual factor with out burning your eyes out. [Peter Kafka / Recode]
Former GE chairman Jeff Immelt is the front-runner candidate to turn out to be Uber’s CEO; a board vote is predicted inside two weeks. Meanwhile, ousted CEO Travis Kalanick blasted early investor Benchmark for ambushing him with a lawsuit when he was mourning his mom’s demise. To preserve you updated, right here’s Recode’s usually up to date timeline of all the pieces it’s essential to learn about Uber’s turbulent 2017. [Kara Swisher and Johana Bhuiyan / Recode]
Flying vehicles are already a factor. A European firm known as Lilium has constructed a full-scale prototype of a vertical takeoff and touchdown jet, which it flew for the first time in April; the firm is now trying to the ride-hail business because it builds out a enterprise mannequin for on-demand VTOL jet vehicles. [Johana Bhuiyan / Recode]
Facebook has massive plans for Marketplace, its Craigslist competitor, a centralized location inside the app the place folks can promote used merchandise to others of their neighborhoods. The social community needs to deliver ticket gross sales and greater retailers to Marketplace because it connects consumers and sellers, however it’s not moving into funds — the precise financial transactions nonetheless occur off-site. [Kurt Wagner / Recode]
Ellen Pao examines how sexism works in Silicon Valley in an excerpt from her forthcoming guide, “Reset,” which particulars her lawsuit in opposition to Kleiner Perkins, which sparked a debate over sexism in tech. [Ellen Pao / The Cut]
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Mathematicians in the Computational Story Lab at the University of Vermont are studying your tweets and studying quite a bit about our collective well-being. [Rowan Jacobsen / Outside]