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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

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick just became an actual billionaire with $1.4 billion in cash, and he plans to start giving it away

• <b>It's been a good day for former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick</b>• <b><br>A deal with perhaps the most powerful investor in tech, a deal in the works for months, closed today.</b>• <b><br>That deal dropped a cool $1.4 billion in cash into Kalanick's pocket and will soon end a contentious lawsuit with his biggest investor</b> …

Business

A New Day For Sundance Ride-Share Post-Uber Helicopter Fiasco As Lyft Pulls In

This year Lyft is the official ride-share sponsor at the Sundance Film Festival and with that brings plenty of convenience for festival goers after …

Beverly Hills

Travis Kalanick's final months as Uber CEO reportedly included squirming on the floor 'on his hands and knees' and offering the driver he yelled at $200,000

• <b>Bloomberg on Thursday published a detailed report of Travis Kalanick's final months as Uber CEO and subsequent ouster.</b>• <b><br>The story describes Kalanick as combative and stubborn, lobbying behind the scenes and attempting to maintain control of Uber.</b>• <b><br>Kalanick even offered Uber stock to a driver he was</b> …

Travis Kalanick

The definitive account of Travis Kalanick’s Uber downfall is here

Travis Kalanick may no longer be Uber’s CEO, but his time at the top continues to provide irresistible fodder for journalists. <i>Bloomberg’s</i> Eric Newcomer and Brad Stone have a report on his downfall, which fleshes out the story we already knew in fascinating detail. <b>Kalanick was unrealistic, isolated,</b> …

Travis Kalanick

Four in five customer complaints which led to Uber being banned from York were made by the city’s taxi drivers

York’s decision to refuse Uber a licence to operate in December was based mostly on complaints by local taxi companies, the <i>Telegraph</i> can disclose.<p>York, who in December became the third UK city to refuse the ride-hailing company a licence, had cited concerns about customer complaints as well as the …

Restrict Uber, exempt taxis

Over the past four years, the rise of Uber and other for-hire app-based car services — and the failure of New York...

Michael Bloomberg

A behind the scenes look at Travis Kalanick's fall at Uber: from Susan Fowler's blog post and Waymo's lawsuit to the fight with Benchmark Capital's Bill Gurley

Travis Kalanick

Uber Completes Sale of $9.3 Billion in Stock Led by SoftBank

Uber Technologies Inc. completed its deal with SoftBank Group Corp., triggering a slate of governance reforms at the ride-hailing company.<p>Uber …

Dara Khosrowshahi

Why Is Pennsylvania Still Suspending Driver's Licenses for Drug Offenses?

Close to 150,000 people have lost driving privileges in Pennsylvania between 2011 and 2016 because of a policy dating back to a 1991 federal law.<p>Russell Harold, 52, has been missing doctor appointments he needs for treatments for his disability, and his personal finances have taken a dive because …

Tom Wolf

Joe Anderson drops biggest hint yet that he could move to BAN Uber from Liverpool

Joe Anderson has dropped his strongest hint yet that he could move to BAN Uber from operating in Liverpool.<p>The Mayor of Liverpool has regularly …

Sadiq Khan

Human Drivers May Not Be Necessary in Some Future Uber Cars - The Drive

Uber May Soon Have Self-Driving Cars That Don't Need Human Backup Drivers<p>But competitors may be closer to that goal.<p>Uber<p>Stephen EdelsteinView Stephen …

Uber partners with taxi firm ComfortDelGro for new Singapore service

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] and Singapore's top taxi operator ComfortDelGro Corp Ltd will launch a new ride-hailing service in Singapore from Friday, as they team up against their key regional rival Grab.<p>UberFLASH, that will connect riders to drivers closest to them - either a …

Singapore

Arianna Huffington Is the Biggest Scammer Alive

Arianna Huffington was supposed to be Uber’s high-powered savior. When former Uber employee Susan Fowler came forward with an explosive piece last …

U.S. Politics

A Woman Claims A Delivery Driver Sent Her Creepy Text Messages & It's Part Of A Much Bigger Problem

Like many folks in today’s tech-infused world, Michelle Midwinter sometimes orders delivery via a smartphone app — she uses Just Eat. Also like many …

Privacy

London taxi protest: London Bridge closed for hours as black cab drivers stage demo against TfL over Uber licence

ES News Email<p>London Bridge has been closed to traffic amid a series of black cab protests against TfL and Uber.<p>City of London police warned the …

London

How to play '2048,' the addicting smartphone game Travis Kalanick is obsessed with

Travis Kalanick's latest obsession is the puzzle game "2048."<p>A new piece out Thursday from Bloomberg details Kalanick's final few months as Uber CEO and what he's been up to after being pushed out of the company — and that includes a new addiction to the popular smartphone game.<p>Kalanick's last few …

Board Games

Uber's $8.8B deal with SoftBank closes; new board member Rajeev Misra says Uber should return focus to US, Europe, Latin America, Australia to become profitable

Latin America

Oiii! New taxis are hitting the road in Melbourne

Ride share services such as Uber may have torn apart the taxi industry but the founders of Oiii believe there's still room for a new …

Business (Australia)

Not an easy ride for passengers

With all the commercial streets crowded and lack of parking space, many shoppers prefer to take a call taxi or an autorickshaw during festival season …

Uber told to focus on US and Europe as $8.8bn SoftBank deal closes

Uber’s largest shareholder has called for the car-booking company to focus on recovering market share in the US and growing in key European markets, …

Didi Chuxing

Uber: From April to September, nearly half of London trips gobbled up by U.S.-based ride-hailing giant, stats show

It’s been less than a year since city hall ironed out a bylaw to govern both taxis and drivers under ride-hailing giant Uber, but already the numbers …

Southwestern Ontario

Don't go down slippery slope of taxi surge pricing

January 19, 2018 5:00 AM<br>It has long been illegal for taxi operators to allocate rides through bidding - a covert system where commuters who are …

Opinion

eNCA | NMB nabs shotgun-yielding youths, drunk taxi driver with 39 children as passengers

The NMB Metro Police arrested three young men with a homemade shotgun and traffic officials brought a taxi "hopelessly intoxicated" driver …

News (South Africa)

SoftBank's acquisition of 15 percent of Uber closes

Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank says it has closed a deal to acquire 15 percent of Uber.<p>As part of the deal, SoftBank Group Corp. will …

Business

Maria Ozawa slams TNV drivers for stalking, sharing personal number: ‘I love PH but people are so unprofessional’

Maria Ozawa slammed ride-hailing drivers’ "unprofessional" behavior when a driver shared her number to a friend.The post Maria Ozawa slams TNV …

Philippines

Google, Temasek to come in as new investors in Indonesia's Go-Jek: sources

By Anshuman Daga<p>SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google, Singapore state investor Temasek and Chinese online platform Meituan-Dianping are …

Startups

SoftBank's Uber investment deal closes

The deal led by SoftBank (SFTBY -1.4%) to invest in Uber (Private:UBER) has closed.<p>The direct investment of $1.25B is complete, and payments for …

Business

We Had Uber Deliver A Packet Of Meat To Producer Ray's Girlfriend

This morning things started out a little strange. Eddie arrived to work with his wife's keys and wallet. She had left them in his car the previous …

Frozen

These are the most popular Lyft destinations in Rochester

The Rochester airport, local colleges and bars are among the ride-hailing company's top drop off spots in the past six months.