Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns following months of chaos

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The embattled founder of the ride-hailing app stepped down in the face of pressure from investors after a tumultuous six months of scandals and stumbles Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick has resigned from his position as chief executive of the $68bn ride-hailing app following a tumultuous six months of scandal. Kalanick stepped down in the face […]

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Homeless, assaulted, broke: drivers left behind as Uber promises change at the top

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Uber has vowed a shakeup of its scandal-prone executive culture. But its drivers, often left destitute by car rentals and low pay, who are being shortchanged It was billed as one of the most important company-wide meetings in the history of Los Angeles. The 28-year-old rolled up his sleeping bag, put it in the trunk […]

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Uber’s scandals, blunders and PR disasters: the full list

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The company has had a seemingly never-ending string of missteps, from its controversial CEO to questionable tactics and sexual harassment claims Uber has been rocked by a steady stream of scandals and negative publicity in recent years, including revelations of questionable spy programs, a high-stakes technology lawsuit, claims of sexual harassment and discrimination and embarrassing […]

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Uber silent on CEOs future as it adopts Holder proposals

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Taxi app service tight-lipped on Travis Kalanic leave of absence as it responds to accusations of culture of harassment Ubers board of directors has adopted a series of recommendations about the companys corporate culture from announced last week that it fired 20 employees for harassment problems after a separate investigation by a different law firm. […]

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Uber’s alleged theft of Waymo trade secrets referred to federal prosecutors

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Waymo sued Uber in February, claiming that the ride-sharing company had orchestrated the calculated theft of its technology The federal judge overseeing a trade secret dispute between Uber and the Google spin-off Waymo has recommended that federal prosecutors begin a criminal investigation into the alleged theft of Waymos self-driving car technology. Judge William Alsups referral […]

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Ex-Google self-driving engineer secretly collaborated with competitors, suit says

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New details emerge in Google lawsuit that alleges former employee Anthony Levandowski plotted to steal trade secrets and take them to Uber A former Google employee secretly collaborated with competing self-driving car companies for years before allegedly stealing trade secrets and bringing the proprietary technology to Uber, according to a new court filing. Anthony Levandowski […]

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Greyball: how Uber used secret software to dodge the law

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Ride-hailing company hit by revelations it used custom-built tool to deceive law enforcement, while latest departure of senior staffer deepens troubles Ubers annus horribilis continued apace Friday, as it was hit with revelations of a secret program to evade law enforcement, the resignation of another top executive and more allegations of workplace discrimination. The New […]

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