Situational awareness: Lyft has filed a draft registration to the Securities and Exchange Commission to go public, possible in the first quarter of 2019.
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Today's meeting of tech CEOs at the White House is expected to be a relatively routine affair — a far cry from the contentious early days of the Trump administration.
Why it matters: It's a sign that Silicon Valley has stabilized its relationship with President Trump, finding ways to work with the administration as many other industries do. As one veteran tech industry policy adviser put it, "The fear and loathing of early 2017 has passed."
Our thought bubble: It always takes a while for businesses to figure out how to work with a new administration. But this relationship has proven especially tricky thanks to the divide between the White House and many people in tech on issues like climate change and immigration.
Details: Chief executives at the meeting are expected to include Google’s Sundar Pichai, Oracle’s Safra Catz, IBM’s Ginni Rometty, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and Qualcomm’s Steve Mollenkopf.
The big picture: Last year, a meeting between Trump and tech CEOs, including Apple’s Tim Cook and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, featured some volatile moments. Cook told Trump to put “more heart” into the immigration debate and some CEOs looked so pained to be with Trump that articles were written about it:
The X factor: The president himself is still taking public shots at tech companies, and he's unpredictable enough that many companies were hesitant to make any predictions about the meeting.
The bottom line: "It's a net neutral," said one tech industry official of the sector's relationship with the White House. "It's not overwhelmingly positive, but it's not overwhelmingly negative, either."
Read more from Axios' David McCabe and me here.
A series of internal Facebook documents made public Wednesday offered few entirely new revelations, but made clear that Facebook knew how bad certain decisions would look and chose to make those decisions anyway.
The documents were released by a U.K. parliamentary committee, which recently seized them from Six4Three, a company suing Facebook.
Among the more salacious details:
Between the lines: In weighing these points it's important to remember they may be received differently in different locations. As Axios' Felix Salmon points out, what's just aggressive business in one jurisdiction in considered anticompetitive in another.
What they're saying:
The bottom line: It's unlikely the new documents will change any minds, but it will give Facebook's critics fresh ammunition.
Go deeper: What we learned from the Facebook papers
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More than a third of tech workers think of themselves as depressed, according to a new survey.
Why it matters: Although far from a clinical study, the numbers show a need for greater discussion of mental health issues within the industry.
People love to talk about how parenting is the greatest job one will ever have — and it is. But, it can also be lonely, frustrating and anxiety-producing.
A new app aims to help. Enjo tries to remind parents of past joys and acknowledge that a lot of others share their worries. The app works by asking parents questions about how they are doing and helping to record the highs and lows of child-rearing.
The bottom line: While not a replacement for real-life friends or a trained mental health provider, Enjo is based on a technology that was shown in a scientific study to help reduce stress.
If you haven't seen this Microsoft commercial, it's quite inspiring.