Harry here. So it finally happened – Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is “taking a leave of absence” for an undetermined amount of time. On one hand, this makes sense, as Travis recently suffered a devastating loss. On the other hand, what does Travis’ departure mean for Uber, and can Uber overcome these public setbacks? Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince covers Travis’ leave, what experts say about the future of Uber, and how Uber maybe hasn’t learned a single thing from all of these public embarrassments.
Harry here. I feel like I’ve been saying the same thing every week: it’s been a busy week for Uber. This past week was no different, with one of the most surprising updates being Uber firing 20 employees. Can this continue, or does Travis need to go? Senior RSG contributor John Ince updates us on the latest in the rideshare industry below.
Harry here. Uber’s been keeping a lot of reporters busy this month and it seems like every week, there’s another story that damages Uber’s reputation. Anecdotally, we’ve heard from drivers that all this negative press for Uber has increased the number of Lyft passenger requests they’ve been getting, so the increased competition may end up benefitting drivers in the long run. Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince shares a shocking story from a former female Uber engineer about Uber’s workplace culture, Lyft’s major expansion and a story on Uber and tipping.