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Uber CEO Prosecuted in Korea, Faces Korean Prison Sentence

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Usually, when a city decides that it hates Uber, the growing transportation giant just throws its venture capital money into lobbying for the laws to change. Seoul will be having none of that.

Earlier this morning—or at least morning in South Korea—prosecutors from Seoul’s Central District issued an indictment against Uber CEO Travis Kalanick for running an Read More

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Eric Schmidt Dances Gangnam Style, Makes Steve Ballmer Look Like a Delicate Ballerina

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If you can set aside the bajillions of dollars you have and the fact that you’re treated like royalty wherever you go, being a Google chairman is just plain tough. The worst part of the gig isn’t grappling with privacy issues or patent suits, but instead having to play along with dumb and embarrassing publicity stunts.

Eric Schmidt came face-to-face with this horrifying reality on a recent trip to Google Korea. There, he was greeted by “Gangnam Style” singer Psy, who somehow convinced the Google chairman to do the horse-like dance, in front of a large audience, while being recorded. Read More