Harry here. Uber made headlines yesterday for adding a tipping option and now we’ve learned some more HUGE news. Today, senior RSG contributor Christian Perea takes a look at what Travis Kalanick’s departure will mean for drivers.
Travis Kalanick has resigned as Uber’s CEO. It was first reported by the New York Times last night at 10:30 pm. Right before I went to bed. I imagine him smiling at the idea that all of the journalists and bloggers who plagued him the last few years were now going to have to stay up extra late to write an article all about HIM. A parting gift left on my doorstep in a brown paper bag.
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Frankly, I was already surprised by the other big news from yesterday: that Uber will be rolling out a tipping option and other substantive changes to drivers’ earnings. I thought good news like that didn’t come along every day in the world of rideshare but I guess some days it comes twice. [Read more…]