Browsing: Travis Kalanick

Uber’s next CEO: Meg Whitman?

Uber Technologies hopes to name a new leader by early September to replace its ousted CEO and steer the ride-hailing business out of a turbulent period. The San Francisco company has a shortlist of fewer

Larry Page must testify in Uber lawsuit

Alphabet CEO Larry Page was ordered to submit to questioning by Uber Technologies in his company’s lawsuit over trade secrets for self-driving car technology. Uber’s lawyers want to question Page in their defence

Behind the dramatic departure of Uber’s CEO

As Travis Kalanick was in Chicago interviewing a candidate to be his deputy at Uber Technologies, two investors were on a plane to deliver the news that they wanted the CEO gone. Matt Cohler and Peter Fenton, partners at venture capital firm

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick quits

Uber Technologies CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned, capping a series of controversies that have rocked the world’s largest privately backed start-up. The company confirmed Kalanick’s departure from the top executive’s

Under pressure, Uber adding tipping to its app

As part of a campaign to turn around its image, Uber Technologies started allowing customers to tip their drivers inside the app. The company rolled out the option Tuesday in Houston, Minneapolis and Seattle, with plans to

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

Uber executives’ fates uncertain

After a Sunday meeting that lasted more than six hours, a representative for Uber Technologies’ board said directors have approved several changes, without providing clarity on the fates of CEO Travis Kalanick or his confidant and head of business, Emil

Uber needs to change to stay a tech company

It is now highly likely that the European court of justice will later this year reject Uber’s fiction that it’s simply a marketplace that brings together drivers and riders by declaring it – gasp! – a taxi company. That

Uber promises flying taxis by 2020

Uber Technologies hopes to one day operate a network of flying cars. On Tuesday, the ride-hailing company laid out some aggressive plans to get closer to its first flight. Officials in Dallas