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How Uber uberfied us all

Sep 3, 2019
The rise of rideshare company Uber was meteoric. And so was its fall.
The Uber banner hangs outside of the New York Stock Exchange before the opening bell as the ride-hailing company makes its highly anticipated initial public offering in May 2019 in New York City.
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Uber is trafficking in a lot of drama these days

Oct 2, 2017
Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick has been stripped of his position as CEO, but he still retains enough power at the ride-sharing company to make things difficult for the new CEO.  It’s a common problem at tech companies, where voting shares are often concentrated in the hands of founders and early investors.   Click the audio player […]

Being Uber's new CEO is like climbing corporate Mt. Everest

Aug 28, 2017
The name to know today in corporate America is Dara Khosrowshahi. At the moment, he’s the CEO of the travel website Expedia. Khosrowshahi was on the Corner Office podcast in March about what it was like to lead a travel company under the cloud of the president’s travel ban last spring. But now he’s been […]

How do Uber drivers feel now that Travis Kalanick is gone?

Jun 27, 2017
Harry Campbell, Uber driver and blogger at The Rideshare Guy, talks about how Uber's CEO's departure has affected drivers.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick speaks onstage during an event at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco, California last October.
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Here's how Uber's many scandals came to a head

Jun 21, 2017
CEO Travis Kalanick's resignation, and the rest of the turmoil at Uber, have been building for years.
An Uber SUV waits for a client in Manhattan a day after it was announced that Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick will take a leave of absence as chief executive on June 14, 2017 in New York City. The move came after former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr. and his law firm, Covington & Burling, released 13 pages of recommendations compiled as part of an investigation of sexual harassment at the ride-hailing car service.
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Uber CEO's resignation doesn't change his voting power

Jun 21, 2017
Travis Kalanick may be out as the head of Uber, but he'll still be around.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick speaks at an event in New Delhi, India last December.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns under investor pressure

Jun 21, 2017
Under Kalanick, the company developed a reputation for aggressiveness.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick speaks onstage during an event at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco, California last October.
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Why Uber may not be ready to part with Travis Kalanick

Jun 12, 2017
If a company is made in its founder's image, then it's tough to cut the founder out.
Despite scandal after scandal, there may still be investors who consider Kalanick's personality crucial to Uber's success.

Ignoring the rules made Uber. Will it also break it?

May 23, 2017
A new book goes inside Uber to explore the real heart of the company — its CEO.
"It all comes down to what extent Travis Kalanick buys into the need for change,” said Adam Lashinsky, author of the new book, “Wild Ride: Inside Uber's Quest for World Domination.” Above, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.

Uber president walks away after six months on the job

Mar 20, 2017
The president of Uber is quitting after just six months on the job. In a statement, former Target executive Jeff Jones said his approach to leadership was “inconsistent” with what he experienced at Uber. The news is just the latest in a seemingly unending stream of bad publicity for the company. After a viral video […]

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