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Uber loses another senior executive

Uber Technologies CEO Travis Kalanick is struggling to hold onto his top lieutenants as the company faces an onslaught of scandals. Rachel Whetstone, who led policy and communications under Kalanick

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Uber to suspend autonomous car tests

Uber Technologies is suspending its self-driving car programme after one of its autonomous vehicles was involved in a high-impact crash in Tempe, Arizona, the latest incident for a company reeling from

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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 president quits amid turmoil

Uber Technologies president Jeff Jones is quitting after less than a year, amid multiple controversies engulfing the ride-hailing company. The scandals range from allegations of sexual harassment

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Uber: heading for a crash

It’s been a tough few months for Uber. Already this year, it has been hit by a massive boycott followed swiftly by serious allegations of institutional sexism and sexual harassment. Now the most serious scandal in the ride-hailing

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Uber CEO’s three months from hell

When Uber CEO Travis Kalanick takes an Uber, he prefers a black car, the high-end service his company introduced in 2010. On this particular night in early February – Super Bowl Sunday in the

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Google parent sues Uber, alleging IP theft

It took Alphabet’s Waymo seven years to design and build a laser-scanning system to guide its self-driving cars. Uber Technologies allegedly did it in nine months. Waymo claims in a lawsuit filed on Thursday that was possible

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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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120 companies challenge Trump on immigration

More than 120 companies, from Apple to Zynga, filed an impassioned legal brief condemning US President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, stepping up the industry’s growing opposition to the policy. The amicus brief was filed late