TC Roundup: Uber CEO must turn over emails in gratuity lawsuit, U.S. judge rules
Uber CEO must turn over emails in gratuity lawsuit, U.S. judge rules: Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick must disclose some of his emails to plaintiff lawyers in a lawsuit accusing the car service of misleading customers about how it shares gratuities with drivers, a U.S. judge said on Wednesday.
An Uber customer filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the company earlier this year, saying an advertised 20 percent gratuity is "false, misleading, and likely to deceive members of the public" because Uber keeps a substantial portion of the money. (Reuters)
Alibaba launches internet TVs in China with Haier: After building a dominant e-commerce business in China through computers and mobile phones, Alibaba Group is expanding into the living room with new Internet television sets, complete with shopping and entertainment features.
Alibaba and its partner Haier Electronics launched new TVs in China Wednesday that provide users with access to the e-commerce company's Taobao and Tmall online marketplaces as well as movies and video games. (The Wall Street Journal)
Twitter starting to track list of users' apps on mobile devices: Twitter Inc. (TWTR) said it will start collecting lists of applications installed on users' mobile devices to help tailor the content it displays for members, including marketing messages.
The feature, called "app graph," will help provide more relevant advertising and improve suggestions on which accounts to follow, the San Francisco-based company said on its website yesterday. While app graph will help to pull in more messages and other content to timelines, it won't collect information from within the apps, Twitter said. (Bloomberg)