Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Which Tech Company Is Uber Most Like? Its Answer May Surprise You Advertisement Supported by ByMike Isaac April 28, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — Pop quiz: Which technology company does Uber, the ride-hailing giant on the cusp of an initial public offering, consider itself to be the most like? Is it Lyft, its rival North American ride-hailing firm? Nope. How about Didi Chuxing, Uber’s equivalent in China? Nah. It’s Amazon, the e-commerce giant. On the surface, the two companies have little in common. Amazon sells books, toilet paper, toys — pretty much everything, really — and it provides cloud computing services and makes artificially intelligent speakers. In contrast, Uber lets people hail rides through a mobile app. But just as Amazon began as a modest online bookseller … [Read more...] about Which Tech Company Is Uber Most Like? Its Answer May Surprise You
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By Peter M. DeLorenzo Detroit. Ah yes, 2018, what a spectacular time to be in the automobile business. With the promise of new beginnings and untold profits dancing in "The New Visionaries'" heads, a Next Frontier marked by a horde of shiny happy zombie cars careening across the landscape, and a blissfully unaware populace with joker-like grins plastered on their faces as they revel in the mindless, pay-as-you-go un-involvement – what could possibly go wrong? Meanwhile the real-world market has been upended by actual paying customers and their insatiable desire for Crossovers, SUVs and Trucks, to the point that legacy auto companies like GM have been caught out of position and unprepared, forcing it to close underperforming plants and cut thousands of workers. GM blames the market conditions, but I place the blame squarely on management for their lack of planning and inability to anticipate where the market was going. Add to this chaotic situation the headlong rush of … [Read more...] about DIGITAL DISCIPLES, ZOMBIE CARS, AND ENOUGH DELUSION AND HUBRIS TO POWER THE NEW EMERALD AUTO CITY JUST OVER THE HILL. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG, BESIDES EVERYTHING? THAT’S RIGHT, IT’S TIME FOR THE AUTOEXTREMIST 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW!
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By Peter M. DeLorenzoDetroit. Needless to say, I have been inundated with emails from readers and others awaiting my take on Sergio Marchionne’s latest plan for FCA. And even though it will disappoint some, my comments will be brief. For starters, it is plainly obvious that FCA is no longer, it is now JARM (for Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Ram and Maserati). The reason Fiat, Dodge and Chrysler weren’t mentioned during the press event is that those divisions are simply going to cease to exist here. Yes, the minivan will survive, and the True Believers in Auburn Hills will churn out muscle cars as long as that plan is sustainable (which isn’t long), but Chrysler will fade away and the Fiat brand will be confined to the markets where it has a chance. (As if the Fiat dealers here in the U.S. need to be reminded, the brand never should have been brought here in the first place, and it cost them dearly because they bought into Sergio’s charade hook, … [Read more...] about THE AUTOEXTREMIST BRAND IMAGE METER VII: THE TRIFECTA OF NOT GOOD EDITION.
Phoebe Wall Howard Detroit Free Press Published 11:37 p.m. UTC May 28, 2018 Jody Gooden Chatham, 63, of Carmel Valley, California, found a well-preserved diary after her uncle died. She started looking at each word, carefully written in cursive, and read with shock that Roy Leighton (Bud) Wall of Detroit was part of the D-Day invasion. July 5 - Received induction notice July 3 telling me to report at the draft board July 5th. Having passed the physical at my draft board I requested the Marines as the branch of service I would like to be taken into. I was informed the Marine Corps was filled by volunteer only and was taken into the Navy. From the draft board I drove myself and five other boys to the Federal Bldg. where we were all sworn into the Navy. We were given our choice of being taken into active duty at once, or a week’s furlough. I took the latter. July 12 - I reported to the Federal Bldg. at 9 A.M. and from there we were taken to the Navy Club. I ate lunch with … [Read more...] about Service Diary of a Corpsman: Roy L. Wall, LST 509