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Uber loses another self-driving car exec

Sherif Marakby, a 25-year Ford veteran who joined Uber last April, is leaving the ride-hailing company, as Automotive News first reported. Marakby came to Uber to focus on the company's self-driving car tech as its as its VP of global vehicle programs.

Bandwagon: Marakby is only the latest high-profile Uber employee to resign in the last couple of months while the company has faced a string of controversies. Other recent departures include the head of its AI labs, its head of product and growth, its president of ride-sharing, its PR chief, and several employees from its self-driving car teams—including Marakby's boss, former head of Google Maps Brian McClendon.

Haley Britzky 7 hours ago
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Zuckerberg happy to testify if it is "the right thing to do”

A portrait of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg
A portrait of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Jaap Arriens / NurPhoto via Getty Images

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he would be "happy" to testify before Congress if it was "the right thing to do," in an interview with CNN's Laurie Segall.

Why it matters: Facebook has been under the microscope lately for what Zuckerberg called earlier today the "Cambridge Analytica situation." Zuckerberg said if he was the "person...who will have the most knowledge," then he'd be the one to testify in the face of Facebook's data-collection situation.

Shannon Vavra 1 min ago
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What it's like to negotiate with North Korea

Cups and a weapon.
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President Trump may find himself in a difficult position as soon as he sits down with Kim Jong-un, according to Jim Walsh, who has been in the room for previous talks and says North Korea’s first pitch is often a curveball.

“I’ve been in settings [in which they] set it at the top of the meeting, ‘we’re not going to talk about denuclearization,’" Walsh told Axios. "People on the other side say ‘why the hell are we meeting?’”