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Uber Is Doomed

If there is one quote that sums up the ethos of Uber, it might be this cut from the company’s firebrand CEO Travis Kalanick: “Stand by your …

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Uber: We're 'absolutely not' behind smear campaign of former employee

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Uber said it has no part in any smear campaign against the ex-employee who alleged sexual harassment.<p>On Sunday, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler rocked the company with a lengthy blog post detailing sexual harassment and misconduct at the company. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick swiftly …

The most cringe-worthy quotes from CEO Travis Kalanick on Uber's sexist work culture

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has a history of cringe-worthy comments. Easiest example — "Boob-er" in reference to a "women on demand" service — and here's some more.<p>When he's not putting his foot in his mouth, Kalanick is known for particularly aggressive business tactics, which is one of the reasons …

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3 Things Business Owners Can Learn From Uber's Scandal

Uber has, to put it lightly, had a rough couple of weeks. First, hundreds of thousands of people deleted their Uber accounts after the company eliminated surge pricing around JFK airport when taxi drivers went on strike to protest President Trump’s travel ban.<p>Then, the company began facing …

Leadership

Daily Report: Another Day, Another Uber Scandal

As bad weeks ago, starting last weekend Uber has had one of the worst in tech industry annals.<p>Though it is believed to be wildly unprofitable (it is hard to say for sure since the company is private and doesn’t have to disclose financial information), Uber is considered one of the great success …

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The Self-Driving Car Fight Between Google and Uber

Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo accuses several employees of Otto, a self-driving startup Uber acquired in August for $680 million, of lifting technical …

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Uber's Kalanick faces crisis over 'baller' culture

In this excerpt from a #TalkingTech Live broadcast, the panelists weigh in on Uber's bad week, and what's next in ride hailing.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — Uber's "baller" culture may have reached the end of the road.<p>CEO Travis Kalanick's controversial history of flouting regulations and aggressively fighting …

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Uber Raises Prices, But Doesn't Pay Its Drivers Any Extra

An increase to the booking fee on every ride is going straight to the company, meaning an even larger percentage of the ride goes to the app, not the driver.<p>Good news for workers! Uber is raising prices, which means you can feel a little less guilty about using the private taxi service, because its …

Disruption

Uber whistleblower Susan Fowler breaks silence for first time since going public

Susan Fowler Rigetti became a whistleblower Sunday when she published a blog post describing the sexist work culture and oppressive management style she experienced while at Uber.<p>Since then, other women stepped forward with similar stories and the company's investors are now demanding action. Uber …

Lyft Is Basically Just Kicking Uber While It's Down

Uber is off to a crazy-bad start in 2017, and boy is its major competitor Lyft having a ball with it.<p>On Thursday, Lyft announced a massive, 54-city …

Employment Law

Uber investors blast company for its 'toxic patterns' saying 'we have hit a dead end'

The Kapors' statement follows former Uber engineer Susan Fowler's allegations of sexual harassment.<p>Two early Uber investors have slammed the …

Uber shoots down Google's claims of stolen self-driving tech

Uber has denied allegations in a lawsuit by Waymo that it stole some self-driving technology.<p>Here's the statement an Uber spokesperson sent to Business Insider:<p>"We are incredibly proud of the progress that our team has made. We have reviewed Waymo's claims and determined them to be a baseless …

Lawsuits

Uber is reeling from allegations of sexual harassment and stolen technology

The last week must have been one of the worst in Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s life. It began with viral allegations of toxic misogyny in the company’s ranks and continued with a high-profile public apology and an internal investigation launched from the executive suite.<p>Then came the corporate …

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3 Lessons Every CEO Can Learn From Travis Kalanick's Emotional Meeting With Uber's Female Engineers

One of the engineers took the CEO to task about the harmful culture of Uber and its peers.<p>As Uber has been forced this week to contend with allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination following former engineer Susan Fowler Rigetti’s account of her year at the car hailing company, more has …

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What's Behind Declining Transit Ridership Nationwide?

Pick a culprit: The rise of ride-hailing services, budget cuts, cheap oil, or bad service.<p>New York City’s subway system has posted its first dip in ridership since 2009, according to data from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The news follows a news week full of reported transit passenger …

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Uber says it’s not behind the phone calls to investigate Susan Fowler’s personal life

The engineer who claimed she experienced sexual harassment and sexism at Uber tweeted that people she knew were being asked for personal information about her.<p>After a week of controversy — and heavy criticism from its employees, the media and some investors for allowing what one called a “toxic” …

Technology

Can Uber Fend Off Its Roiling Drama?

Nick Bilton speaks to Brad Stone, author of The Upstarts.<p>It has been a pretty rough month for Uber. C.E.O. <b>Travis Kalanick</b> was forced to step down from his seat on President <b>Steven Bannon</b> . . ., oops, I mean President <b>Donald Trump’s</b>, economic advisory council. Then, in a scandal that seems to have …

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Lyft receives state OK to operate in Iowa

Ride-sharing app Lyft has received the green light from state regulators needed to legally operate in Iowa.<p>Lyft began operating in Iowa on Thursday …

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Taiwan's War Against Uber

This should be a good time to be an American Internet company in Taiwan. The new president, Tsai Ing-wen, has pledged to build an Asian Silicon Valley on the island. And the new American president, Donald Trump has threatened a trade war with Taiwan's rival in mainland China. The stars would appear …

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Uber Accused Of Stealing Technology

Uber is being sued again, this time by Waymo, the self-driving car business that's part of Google's parent company Alphabet.

Uber begs users not to delete their accounts, says it’s ‘deeply hurting’

It hasn’t been a great week for Uber. First, a bombshell account from Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer went viral. In it, she alleges unchecked …

Why Travis Kalanick’s Apology At Uber Is Not Enough

Uber is the latest of many companies to run the gauntlet of public outrage after a former employee, Susan Fowler, published a blog last Sunday …

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With riders dropping, taxi panel looks at Vegas route rule

With a new report showing taxi ridership dropping, Nevada state regulators are set to try again to curb Las Vegas-area cab drivers from taking …

Las Vegas

It would be 'dangerous to change' Uber's culture at this point, says Gene Munster

Allegations of widespread sexual harassment and bad behavior at Uber are "unfortunate and inexcusable," but Uber is not going to change its company …

Uber’s dismissive treatment of employee’s sexism claims is all too typical

Legal mandates rarely disrupt business objectives; they're largely viewed as an inconvenience delegated to HR<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>Uber has suffered a spate of bad publicity in recent days after allegations of harassment and discrimination from a former software …

Lifestyle

Lyft's biggest rollout takes it to 50 new cities

Lyft has just announced its biggest expansion to date. The ride-sharing service is now available in over 50 new cities and four new states across the US. They're mostly located in the Midwest, but the list also includes a few other parts of the country. This rollout follows another expansion last …

American Cities

Deliveroo

Deliveroo, like Uber and Wheelys, is another example of serfs working for an app, exploitation.<p>The serfs provide the capital, take all the risks, …

Employment Law

Weekly Roundup: Uber responds to sexual harassment claim, NASA discovers Earth-like planets

Tech news was heavy this week. Uber is facing a sexual harassment claim as well as a lawsuit from Google, NASA discovered planets with what could prove to be Earthlike conditions, and more information was revealed about Apple’s new Apple Park campus. These are the top stories of the week.<p><b>1.</b> Last …

There was an Uber before there was Uber

Uber is not a new business model. There was an Uber about 100 years ago, but it was killed due to regulation. Great inventions of mankind can be …

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Secret recording reveals female Uber employees' outrage with CEO

The women of Uber took advantage of a closed meeting with CEO Travis Kalanick to call him out on the company’s toxic culture.<p>In the wake of damaging accusations of internal sexism from a former employee, Kalanick called a meeting with 100 female employees. BuzzFeed obtained a secretly-recorded …

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