Jun 21, 2017

Uber: The scandals that drove Travis Kalanick out

Uber's embattled chief executive Travis Kalanick has resigned from the firm, following pressure from shareholders. There is no doubt that Travis Kalanick, the billionaire founder of the Uber lift-sharing platform, built a company that is one of the giants of Silicon Valley. Mr Kalanick himself acknowledged that he needed to "Grow up", after a video of him swearing at an Uber driver in a row over rates was shared online. Some of Uber's operations under Travis Kalanick's watch have been in decidedly grey areas. The idea of driverless cars was never going to sit well with Uber's thousands of drivers, even though it appealed to its investors, and the company approached it with the steamrolling tactics favoured by Mr Kalanick.

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