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Uber engineer who sparked massive investigation calls it ‘all optics’

June 14th, 2017

For the last four months, Uber has been living in a state of mild crisis. A mid-February blog post by former Uber engineer Susan Fowler leveled accusations of systemic problems at Uber, including an institutional defense of sexual harassment. The post sparked a months-long investigation that has ended with the termination of a top executive, …

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to take leave of absence

June 13th, 2017

Earlier today, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick informed employees that he plans to take a temporary leave of absence from the rides haring company he founded in 2009. While the main reason behind Kalanick’s departure stems from a number of high-profile scandals involving the company and its executives — including allegations that the company turned a …

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Is Uber finally going to grow up?

June 12th, 2017

According to a Reuters report this morning, Uber’s board has unanimously voted to approve recommendations from an investigation into Uber’s workplace policies and practices. The investigation, led by former Attorney General Eric Holder, focused on Uber’s workplace culture and particularly numerous allegations of sexual harassment and institutional protection of top employees. But the investigation is really just …

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick: ‘I need help’

March 1st, 2017

After being caught on video verbally berating one of his own Uber drivers, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is issuing an apology to all of his employees, and specifically to the driver that was the target of his rage. The video, which was originally published by Bloomberg, was captured by driver Fawzi Kamel’s in-car camera. It shows …

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Uber hires former US Attorney General to investigate its massive sexism scandal

February 21st, 2017

Uber has a huge sexism scandal on its hands after former Uber engineer Susan Fowler Riggetti exposed her experiences while working at the alternative taxi company. Following a revealing blog post from Riggetti, Uber has taken immediate action to investigate the allegations of sexism and sexual harassment at the company, hiring former US Attorney General …

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Uber CEO to face class action lawsuit over price fixing

April 3rd, 2016

Despite Uber’s best efforts, the ridesharing company was unable to persuade a U.S. District Court judge to dismiss a pending class action lawsuit against company CEO Travis Kalanick over price fixing allegations. According to the suit, Kalanick, through the use of the Uber algorithm which determines rates and surge pricing charges in real-time, effectively conspired …

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Uber CEO explains why arrival time on the app is never accurate

January 4th, 2016

Over the weekend, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick took to Twitter to address complaints surrounding overly ambitious and misleading arrival times. Specifically, some users on Twitter expressed frustration that when they first fire up Uber, the app tells them that a ride may be as close as two minutes away, only to see that arrival time shoot …