Emil Michael

The Fall of Travis Kalanick Was a Lot Weirder and Darker Than You Thought

Silicon Valley CEOs are supposed to be sacrosanct. So how did it all go wrong at Uber?<p>A year ago, before the investor lawsuits and the federal …

Business

Sexual harassers in Silicon Valley have no idea how to redeem themselves

An avalanche of sexual harassment claims swept through Silicon Valley in 2017. It claimed some of the most recognizable names in startups and venture capital. Chris Sacca, Robert Scoble, Dave McClure, Steve Jurvetson are all out of a job (or fund). It started with Uber almost a year ago and, by …

Robert Scoble

Wolff: Behind the scenes at Uber/BuzzFeed fracas

The popular car pick-up service Uber application on a photo in Berlin.<p>Britta Pedersen, AFP/Getty Images<p>Michael Wolff, USA TODAY<p>Uber is at the forefront of a vast reordering of ground transportation and how we use cars. It is also in the middle of many publicity storms. This is partly due to the …

Journalism

A look back at Uber’s hellish year

1/31<p>Uber's 2017 kicks off with protestors outside its SF headquarters<p>People were protesting Uber because the company’s now-former CEO, Travis Kalanick, was a member of Trump’s Strategic and Policy forum.<p>“As a company we’re committed to working with government on issues that affect riders, drivers …

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Uber CEO just hired his number two. Yes, it's a man.

Uber just hired a new second-in-command.<p>Barney Harford, former CEO of online travel site Orbitz, is joining Uber as chief operating officer, Uber …

Entertainment

Net neutrality countdown

<i>With help from John Hendel and Nancy Scola</i><p><b>NET NEUTRALITY COUNTDOWN</b> — The Republican-led FCC is barreling toward a vote this week on repealing net neutrality rules, amid mounting calls from Democrats and public interest groups to delay. The Thursday vote is widely expected to split along party …

Sherrod Brown

Uber Settles with Woman Whose Medical Files Were Accessed by an Executive

Uber has a lot of atoning to do.<p>Sipa via AP Images<p>Stephen EdelsteinView Stephen Edelstein's Articles<p>twitter.com/SAEdelstein<p>Uber settled a lawsuit …

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Uber settles second US lawsuit filed by India rape victim | Ars Technica

Woman claimed that Uber execs accessed, shared her medical files.<p>According to Friday court filings, Uber has settled a lawsuit filed by an unnamed …

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Uber settles defamation lawsuit filed by Indian rape victim

<b>Uber has agreed to settle a US civil lawsuit with a woman who accused its executives of improperly obtaining her medical records after she was raped by a driver in India.</b><p>The lawsuit, which follows on from a crime committed in 2014, cited media reports where officials at the firm were said to have …

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Uber settles lawsuit with woman who accused executives of obtaining medical records after she was raped

Uber has settled its lawsuit with a woman (Jane Doe) who accused its now-former CEO Travis Kalanick, president of business in Asia Eric Alexander and SVP of business Emil Michael of improperly obtaining her medical records after she was raped by an Uber driver in Delhi, India.<p>“A settlement has been …

Technology (India)

Uber has settled the lawsuit with a woman whose medical files the company accessed after she was raped

The woman, who was raped by her Uber driver in India, sued the company for intrusion of privacy and defamation.<p>Uber has settled a lawsuit with a woman who was raped by her Uber driver in India. The woman, who has remained nameless, sued the company, its former CEO Travis Kalanick and former …

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With just her words, Susan Fowler brought Uber to its knees

Fowler is No. 2 on the Recode 100.<p>Feb. 19, 2017, was Uber’s day of reckoning. The $69 billion ride-hailing company, which for years had operated as a freewheeling and rapacious startup with billions in the bank led by a cutthroat founder, was forced to atone for its sins at the hands of one of its …

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Current Uber employees have restriction on stock sales to SoftBank

Current Uber employees eligible to sell shares to SoftBank are only allowed to tender up to 50% of their holdings, while there are no such …

Business

Uber, but for toxic techbro culture

Some companies are just born with an infinite number of chances to keep doing everything wrong and yet somehow seem immune to the consequences. Uber is one of those companies. Uber's latest scandal -- a fat hack and its dirty coverup -- is just one in a long line of Uber-riffic examples on just how …

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Sarah Lacy on Early Uber Investor Shervin Pishevar: The Worst Kept Secret in the Valley

"I don't understand why men in Silicon Valley haven't had more of an outcry about this today," she said. Pishevar faces accusations from six women …

Business

Uber’s ‘disruption’ is far from benign - but it’s not too big to ban

The latest revelation about the ride-hailing app concealing a huge hack of personal data confirms that London mayor Sadiq Khan is right to take it on<p>Uber is one of those companies that seems to take pride in upsetting the status quo. Its cheerleaders claim the minicab app is a shining example of …

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Uber is in hot water after a major cyberattack cover-up — here's the long list of scandals the company has weathered so far

• <b>Uber is plagued by a long list of scandals, ranging from reports of sexual harassment to aggressive strategies to take down the competition.</b>• <b><br>The company has recently been in the news for the wrong reasons, dealing with sexual harassment claims, the loss of executives including its CEO, and most</b> …

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Uber concealed cyberattack that exposed 57 million people’s data

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies, a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing company ousted Joe Sullivan, chief security officer, and one of his deputies for their roles in keeping the hack …

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Uber says it has agreed to settle Indian rape victim’s lawsuit

The ride-hailing company had sacked its Asia-Pacific business head Eric Alexander in June 2017 for possessing and sharing the complainant’s medical …

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Full transcript: PandoDaily CEO Sarah Lacy on Recode Media

Her new book is “The Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug.”<p>On this episode of <b>Recode Media with Peter Kafka</b>, PandoDaily CEO Sarah Lacy discussed her new book “The Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug.” The longtime journalist also talks about starting her next project — a subscription site called Chairman Mom — …

Sheryl Sandberg

Uber Executive Said the Company Would Spend ‘A Million Dollars’ to Shut Me Up

<i>Years before</i> <i>Susan Fowler</i> <i>came forward with her story about the mistreatment she suffered as an engineer at Uber, journalist Sarah Lacy began calling</i> …

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What happens to women who complain of sexual harassment: ‘You’re branded a troublemaker’

Most women who experience these incidents stay silent, and the cost of going public is often high. But as those who did share their stories explain, you don’t create change by covering things up<p>Imagine being 20 years old and stuck on a remote mountainside thousands of miles from home. Now imagine …

Feminism

What you need to know in advertising today

As the story of ad abuse on Facebook, Google, and Twitter during the US 2016 election has unfolded, there's been one common theme: Russian bots, fake accounts, and other shadowy actors took advantage of automated online advertising platforms to influence American voters.<p>But with the latest …

Advertising

SoftBank preps final play for Uber

We've not discussed the Uber-SoftBank transaction lately, so let's do it now. And, in honor of Gordon Hayward's surgery apparently going well, let's …

Business

Lawsuit dismissed against ex-Uber exec Emil Michael

A lawsuit against former Uber executive Emil Michael has been dismissed, according to new court documents. Earlier this summer, a woman who was raped …

Uber

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here's the technology news you need to know this Tuesday morning.<p><b>1. There's a massive flaw in a security protocol which protects Wi-Fi, researchers have found.</b> The flaw, which affects most Wi-Fi enabled devices, could allow hackers to thieve information like photos, credit card …

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A former Uber exec has filed to dismiss a case related to a rape incident in India

Emil Michael said he’s not to blame for violating the privacy of the victim of an attack by an Uber driver.<p>Emil Michael, the former top Uber executive who was ousted by the company’s board earlier this year, has filed a motion to have a problematic lawsuit related to a rape incident in India …

Technology (India)

The Growing Costs of Netflix’s Dominance: DealBook Briefing

<i>Good Tuesday morning from Andrew Ross Sorkin in New York and Amie Tsang and Michael J. de la Merced in London, where we’re pondering when a unicorn isn’t a unicorn. More on that in a moment.</i><p><b>Breaking:</b> Morgan Stanley reported $1.8 billion in net income for its third quarter, up 12.5 percent from the …

Business

Ex-Uber exec asks to have lawsuit over medical reports dismissed

Emil Michael, a former Uber executive who resigned earlier this summer, has asked a court to dismiss a lawsuit by a woman who was raped by a driver …

Business

Uber's U.K. Problems Mount With Sexual Discrimination Suit

Uber Technologies Inc. faced another legal setback in the U.K. as a 44-year-old female driver sued for sexual discrimination, claiming the company’s …

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