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Former GE CEO Jeff Immelt close to becoming Uber’s CEO

 The long and dramatic process for naming a new Uber CEO may be coming closer to an end. First reported by Kara Swisher, our sources are also telling us that former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt is still being seriously considered and the board vote is expected to happen soon. The talks were first reported several weeks ago. Co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick was asked to resign in June… Read More

Jeff Immelt In the Lead To Become Uber’s Next CEO

General Electric's departing CEO has the support of most of the startup's board.

Uber Scores a Victory in Appeals Court Over Passenger Rights

It vacated a lower court order.

Uber suspends its service in the Philippines following ban over unregistered drivers

 Uber has suspended its services in Philippines after the national regulator banned it from operating for one month. The country’s Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ordered a cease and desist against the U.S. ride-hailing firm on Monday over its apparent flouting of a ban on new drivers. The company initially lodged an appeal and continued with its service,… Read More

Uber agrees to 20 years of privacy audits to settle FTC data mishandling probe

 The legacy of Travis Kalanick’s fast and loose management style at Uber continues to serve up fresh embarrassments for the embattled, still CEO-less company. Read More

Uber agrees to 20 years of privacy audits to settle FTC data mishandling probe

 The legacy of Travis Kalanick’s fast and loose management style at Uber continues to serve up fresh embarrassments for the embattled, still CEO-less company. Read More

Uber debuts new Uber for Business with custom travel programs and rules

 Uber is introducing a major revamp of their Uber for Business platform today, the first significant update they’ve done since the enterprise tool’s introduction. The new Uber for Business incorporates a lot of user feedback to provide easy setting of rules to ensure travel policy is followed, as well as group-based access levels and custom program creation. Previously, a lot of… Read More

Benchmark: We should have sued Kalanick sooner

 The saga between Benchmark Capital and former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick continues. Following last week’s lawsuit revelation, Benchmark penned a public letter to Uber employees, explaining why they’re taking legal action against their fellow board member. Benchmark doubled down on its decision, saying that not only should they sue, but “perhaps the better question is why… Read More

The Era of ‘Founder-Friendly’ Startup Investing Is Over

After Uber's missteps, venture capitalists are rethinking the trend.

Uber brings in-app tipping to the UK

 Uber is launching its in-app tipping feature for drivers in the U.K. Starting tomorrow, Uber passengers will be able to tip their driver using the app for rides and/or food via UberEATS. Back in June, Uber added in-app tipping capabilities for passengers to give drivers a little extra something in the U.S. “While drivers have told us they love the freedom of being their own boss… Read More