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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

22 Jun 2018

Uber car's 'safety' driver streamed TV show before fatal crash - police

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON The safety driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber car in Tempe, Arizona, was streaming a television show on her phone until about the time of a fatal crash, according to a police report that deemed the March 18 incident "entirely avoidable." | Video

22 Jun 2018

Uber driver was streaming Hulu show just before self-driving car crash - police report

SAN FRANCISCO, June 21 Police in Tempe, Arizona said evidence showed the "safety" driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber was distracted and streaming a television show on her phone right up until about the time of a fatal accident in March, deeming the crash that rocked the nascent industry "entirely avoidable."

13 Jun 2018

Real estate startup Opendoor's valuation tops $2 billion after funding

SAN FRANCISCO Online real estate company Opendoor said on Wednesday it has raised $325 million in new financing, the latest so-called mega-round in venture capital as investors eagerly deploy their record-size funds.

11 Jun 2018

SoftBank Vision Fund makes second-ever enterprise software investment

SAN FRANCISCO The $100 billion (74.9 billion pounds) SoftBank Vision Fund has made its second-ever investment in an enterprise software company, as the massive fund broadens its portfolio beyond consumer tech firms such as Uber and DoorDash.

09 Jun 2018

Stewing about Trump, California tech group bets on distant 'purple' candidates

MILL VALLEY, California Sipping California zinfandel, munching deviled eggs and fretting about President Donald Trump, the guests attending a political fundraiser at a Silicon Valley executive's home were the usual assortment of tech entrepreneurs and investors. | Video

08 Jun 2018

Stewing about Trump, California tech group bets on distant 'purple' candidates

MILL VALLEY, California, June 8 Sipping California zinfandel, munching deviled eggs and fretting about President Donald Trump, the guests attending a political fundraiser at a Silicon Valley executive's home were the usual assortment of tech entrepreneurs and investors.

02 Jun 2018

Google to scrub U.S. military deal protested by employees - source

SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Inc's Google will not renew a contract to help the U.S. military analyse aerial drone imagery when it expires in March, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, as the company moves to defuse internal uproar over the deal.

01 Jun 2018

Google plans not to renew military deal protested by employees: source

SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Inc's Google told employees on Friday that it would not renew a contract expiring next March to help the U.S. military analyze aerial drone imagery, a person familiar with the matter said, as the company seeks to defuse internal uproar over the deal.

29 May 2018

San Francisco subpoenas Uber, Lyft on driver classification

SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco's city attorney on Tuesday subpoenaed Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and Lyft Inc to turn over records relating to how the ride-hailing companies classify drivers, as well as driver wages, health care and other benefits, the latest demand in a year-long investigation.

29 May 2018

San Francisco subpoenas Uber, Lyft on driver classification

SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco's city attorney on Tuesday subpoenaed Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and Lyft Inc to turn over records relating to how the ride-hailing companies classify drivers, as well as driver wages, health care and other benefits, the latest demand in a year-long investigation.

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