Good morning! We're looking at a rainy day in New York. Let's look at the news.Uber has coming out firing at arch-rival Lyft. It says Lyft's investors are threatening to go "nuclear" on Uber unless Uber buys Lyft. Lyft, for its part, says this is nonsense. King, the company behind Candy Crush, reported earnings and they were not so good. The stock crashed by 21% after hours. It also announced plans for a $150 million dividend. Apple released its diversity numbers, and for the most part they're just like everyone else in tech — 70% male, 55% white. CEO Tim Cook says he wants to improve the stats. Speaking of diversity, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's COO talked about the issue. She said, "I want half, half, half across the board. Fifty percent. I would like women to earn 58% of the (computer science) degrees because women earn 58% of college degrees." YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki talked to Peter Kafka at Re/code. She reveals that she's pregnant with her fifth child, and she talks about how she's trying to make YouTube better/more lucrative for video makers. With very little fanfare, Amazon has launched a Square-like credit card swiping business. Some of the people behind Siri are building a new version of Siri, which they say will be some of the most advanced artificial intelligence. The goal, basically, is to make a Siri that works. They also say that Apple post-Steve Jobs was not friendly to what they were doing with Siri, and that's why they left. Leaked internal documents show how LinkedIn plans to create $1 billion in sales chasing business to business marketing. Samsung has released the Galaxy Alpha, a slightly nicer version of its flagship smartphone, that has metal edges that look like an iPhone. There's a new app called Sup. It's like Snapchat meets FaceTime. You "Sup" a friend, then if the friend accepts, their video camera is turned on and you can see what they're doing. It only lasts a few seconds.
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