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Embattled Uber CEO Kalanick steps down

New York, United States | AFP |  Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick has stepped down from his job after a shareholder revolt made it untenable for him to stay, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. Kalanick had already been on a leave of absence aimed at restoring confidence in …

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Embattled Uber CEO Kalanick to take leave of absence

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Uber said Tuesday its chief executive Travis Kalanick would take an indefinite leave of absence as it unveiled steps aimed at restoring confidence in the scandal-plagued ridesharing giant. The pioneering company has been facing pressure to rein in a no-holds-barred management style led …

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Uber extends on-demand service to trucking

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Uber is expanding into a new field with a version of its on-demand ride application that lets truckers book cargo hauls with simple taps on smartphones. Uber Freight rolling out in the US was touted by the company as an app that matches …

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Pressure mounts on Uber and CEO after missteps

Washington, United States | AFP | After a series of embarrassing revelations, ridesharing giant Uber faces challenges in keeping growth on track, with top executive Travis Kalanick likely to face pressure to give up some control. Analysts say Uber’s rocky past month — marred by disclosures about a culture of …

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Secret Uber software steers drivers from stings

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Uber on Friday acknowledged the use of a secret software program to steer drivers away from trouble, including sting operations by local authorities to catch lawbreakers. In the latest in a streak of damaging news for the ridesharing giant, Uber came forward about …

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