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Uber’s days without drama resets back to zero

by Jason
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Your scandal is arriving now.Image: ALTAFFER/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK Remember #DeleteUber? So much has happened since people complained about Uber CEO … err rather … former CEO Travis Kalanick being on President Donald Trump’s advisory council and Uber stopping surge pricing during Trump’s travel ban. It’s like we can’t go a day without Uber-related drama. SEE ALSO: Uber at war: Major investor sues cofounder Travis Kalanick for fraud Case in point: On Friday, a group of Uber shareholders requested via a strongly worded email that venture capital firm Benchmark step down from Uber’s board of directors. That news arrived just a day after […]

Uber board member resigns after making ridiculous, sexist joke

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Image: ERIC RISBERG/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK Update, Tuesday June 13, 6:30 pm PST: An Uber board member who made a misogynistic remark in a meeting to address the company’s systemic sexual harassment resigned late Tuesday, an Uber spokesperson confirmed. David Bonderman reportedly caused a stunned silence at an all-hands meeting earlier in the day when he joked that a company board with more than one woman means “it’s more likely that there will be more talking,” according to leaked audio. He later apologized. “Today at Ubers all-hands meeting, I directed a comment to my colleague and friend Arianna Huffington that was careless, inappropriate, […]

Uber just lost its head of business

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Image: bloomberg/getty images Emil Michael, an executive known to be very close with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, is out at the ride-hailing company, the New York Times reported. Uber confirmed the departure to Mashable and had no additional comment. You probably didn’t know his name, but Michael was one of the most powerful people at the ride-hailing service used by millions around the world. he was the close confidant of CEO Travis Kalanick and served as the senior vice president of business, meaning he helped locked down all those big partnerships to make Uber the global tech giant that it […]

Another Uber executive allegedly stepping down over scandal

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Image:  WILL OLIVER/EPA/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK Change may finally be coming to Uber. The ridesharing giant is reportedly parting ways with Emil Michael, the company’s chief business officer and the right-hand man of CEO Travis Kalanick, according to the Wall Street Journal. There’s also talk of Kalanick taking a leave of absence. Uber did not immediately respond to Mashable’s request for comment. Kalanick’s full-on removal has been the topic of debate between investors and reporters like our own Lance Ulanoff, and even a leave of absence would be a significant development for the embattled exec. Kalanick has since the early days of Uber […]

Uber terminates executive after he stolen medical documents of rape victim

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Image: BRITTANY HERBERT/MASHABLE Uber fired more than 20 people Wednesday. But that’s far from the last of it. Recode revealed Wednesday that Eric Alexander, the president of business in the Asia Pacific, had been let go, after reports emerged that he obtained medical records of a rape victim in India and shared them with several Uber executives. An Uber spokesperson confirmed the departure to Mashable but declined to comment further on the matter. SEE ALSO: Uber fires more than 20 employees after sexual harassment investigation The termination wasn’t due to the two separate third-party investigations that are ongoing at the […]