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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

18 Aug 2017

Former Uber CEO says investor lawsuit a 'public and personal attack'

SAN FRANCISCO The ousted chief executive of Uber Technologies Inc rejected a lawsuit filed against him by one of the company's top investors as a "public and personal attack" without merit, according to court documents filed late on Thursday. | Video

18 Aug 2017

Former Uber CEO says investor lawsuit a 'public and personal attack'

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 17 The ousted chief executive officer of Uber Technologies Inc called a lawsuit filed against him by one of the company's top investors a "public and personal attack" without merit, according to court documents filed late on Thursday.

17 Aug 2017

ThoughtSpot raises $60 million, ends funding round for artificial intelligence technology

SAN FRANCISCO Silicon Valley technology company ThoughtSpot has completed a $120 million funding round to fuel the start-up's new artificial intelligence endeavor.

15 Aug 2017

Uber settles U.S. allegations over data privacy

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has agreed to two decades of audits after U.S. regulators found the ride-services company failed to protect the personal information of drivers and passengers and deceived the public about efforts to prevent snooping by its employees.

12 Aug 2017

Uber, beset by scandal, faces battle over 'destructive' lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO Ride-services company Uber is facing a divided board of directors and angry shareholders after investor Benchmark Capital filed a lawsuit against the company's ousted chief executive, Travis Kalanick, dealing another blow to the firm as it struggles to recover from a series of scandals and hire a new leader.

12 Aug 2017

Uber investors seek to oust Benchmark after 'destructive' lawsuit -report

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 11 A lawsuit filed by investor Benchmark Capital against ousted Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick has raised the ire of three investors who on Friday asked the venture firm to divest its shares and step down from the ride-services company's board, according to an email published by news website Axios.

11 Aug 2017

Uber investor sues to force former CEO Kalanick off board

SAN FRANCISCO Venture capital firm Benchmark Capital is suing former Uber Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick to force him off the board of the ride-services company and rescind his ability to fill three board seats, according to the lawsuit. | Video

11 Aug 2017

Google cancels staff meeting over fears of online harassment

Alphabet's Google canceled on Thursday a company-wide meeting scheduled to discuss the controversy over a memo opposing diversity policies, the company said, citing concerns about personal attacks on employees from far-right commentators.

09 Aug 2017

Google's firing of memo writer strikes nerve in Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO A Silicon Valley culture war pitting liberal-leaning tech firms against a small conservative cohort took on new intensity on Tuesday after Google fired a male engineer for a memo that decried the company's commitment to hiring women. | Video

04 Aug 2017

Seed funding slows in Silicon Valley

(This version of the August 1st story corrects paragraph 28 to show Initialized Capital takes a 15 percent ownership stake in companies. Previous version incorrectly said a 50 percent stake) | Video

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