The weekend is a great time to catch up on business news. We've collected some of the top headlines for entrepreneurs and innovators in this weekly story roundup. 

  • Uber is signing on a former White House heavyweight to join their C-suite. Laura Entis writes what the new hire means for Uber's future. 
  • Meanwhile, Lyft is losing an exec. Cat Clifford covers the COO's exit and why things might have been tense in Lyft's boardrooms of late.
  • And this crowdfunding campaign may dethrone the Pebble Smartwatch's record as the highest fundraise on Kickstarter. 

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