Tuesday, July 31st, 2018


Uber Shuts Down its Autonomous Truck Unit
TechCrunch

The company announced that it will halt its self-driving truck operations.

Uber looks to exclusively focus on self-driving vehicles. Employees from the autonomous truck driving unit will focus their efforts on self-driving cars.

The company’s Uber Freight app, a product that connects drivers with shippers, won’t be affected by the shutdown.


Tesla Goes Surfing
USA Today
The Verge

According to the USA Today, Tesla rolled out a Limited Edition $1,500 surfboard which sold out in a day.

The limited run of 200 carbon fiber Tesla branded surfboards went on sale on Saturday. The surfboards are part of branded merchandise that the company has sold in the past such as hats, jackets, and t-shirts.

A quick eBay search shows that some buyers are reselling the surfboards from anywhere between $2,000 to $5,000.


WeWork Expands into the Office Design Business
Powered by We
Bloomberg

The co-working office space company is rolling out a new business unit that teams up with corporations to transform their workplaces to be more friendly, lively, and enjoyable.

Bloomberg reports that UBS hired the company to transform its 30-year old wealth management office in New York.

According to the report, WeWork is looking to expand its focus on its ‘Powered by We’ business which helps corporations build Corporate headquarters, Satellite offices, Innovation labs or Agile workplaces.


McDonald’s Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Big Mac Sandwich with its Own Type of Currency
Press Release

The company announced that it’s launching the MacCoin, a food-backed physical coin that customers can use to redeem a free Big Mac at participating McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S. and in more than 50 participating countries.

Customers will be able to receive a MacCoin with the purchase of a Big Mac starting on August 2nd.

According to the company, more than 6.2 million MacCoins will be distributed globally in more than 50 countries, while supplies last.