Browsing: Arianna Huffington

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Uber CEO to take leave of absence

Uber Technologies CEO Travis Kalanick told staff he plans to take a leave of absence, without disclosing a return date. The company will strip him of some duties and appoint an independent chair to limit his influence after a slew of scandals

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Uber in renewed vow to fix its culture

Uber Technologies plans to outline diversity goals and publish the results of a sexual harassment investigation over the coming weeks, part of a commitment to fix its corporate culture. A report on

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Uber CEO apologises for company’s culture

At a meeting open to all Uber Technologies employees on Tuesday, Travis Kalanick apologised for cultural failings at his company after a former employee alleged she was harassed and discriminated against while working there. Alongside board member

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AOL chief hopeful Yahoo deal will still close

Verizon’s US$4,8bn deal to acquire Yahoo and merge it with AOL has stalled following a widespread hack of 500m Yahoo users. But AOL CEO Tim Armstrong believes the deal will ultimately close. “I’m cautiously optimistic that it will happen

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Huffington Post to be launched in SA

The Huffington Post, the left-leaning American news aggregator and blog site, is to be launched in South Africa in partnership with Naspers subsidiary Media24. The site will go live in November. The partnership was announced on Friday

Alistair Fairweather
Crunch time at TechCrunch

Michael Arrington may not be a household name outside of the technology sector, but if you run a tech start-up anywhere in the world, he might as well be a god. Coverage in his six-year-old blog, TechCrunch, has become the gold standard for getting noticed by both investors and

Alistair Fairweather
The Huffington heist

Arianna Huffington must be smiling from ear to well-groomed ear right now. You would be too if you’d just suckered a struggling Internet giant into paying you US$315m for a site you started in 2005