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Uber Technologies’ fired back at investor Benchmark

Wilmington - Uber Technologies’ co-founder Travis Kalanick fired back at investor Benchmark, saying its lawsuit seeking to oust him from the ride-hailing company’s board is based on “a fabrication” and accused the firm of threats and...Show More Summary

Former GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt reportedly tops the list to replace Travis Kalanick as Uber's CEO

Jeffrey Immelt, the former CEO of GE, is now the top candidate to become the new CEO of Uber, Recode reported on Saturday, citing "numerous" unnamed sources. A majority of the board of the app-based taxi company is leaning toward Immelt, but two other candidates are still in the running, Recode reported. Show More Summary

Report: Uber's New CEO Will Likely Be General Electric's Jeffrey Immelt

Uber is closing in on a pick to replace its former CEO Travis Kalanick, who departed the ride-hailing giant under a storm of allegations he tolerated a widespread culture of sexual harassment and mistreated drivers. More »      

Travis Kalanick says he was 'ambushed' by the investor suing him

Travis Kalanick—a vocal fighter against taxi lobbyists, government regulations, pink mustache businesses, and tech giant Google—is speaking out again. Uber's former CEO filed a 15-page response to investor Benchmark Capital's lawsuit against him this week. Show More Summary

The early Uber investor suing Travis Kalanick turned its $12 million investment into $7 billion stake

Benchmark Capital's early investment in Uber has grown exponentially since the ride-hailing company's unicorn days. Benchmark is suing Travis Kalanick, Uber's cofounder and ousted CEO, over claims that he committed fraud in 2016. Kalanick...Show More Summary

Former Uber CEO lashes out at VC firm suing company

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is skewering a lawsuit filed by a former ally, describing it as a malicious attempt to sever his remaining ties to the ride-hailing service that he co-founded. Kalanick lashed outShow More Summary

Uber's Travis Kalanick calls investor's lawsuit against him a smear campaign

Uber’s co-founder and former chief executive, Travis Kalanick, struck back at venture capital firm Benchmark this week when he sought to dismiss a fraud lawsuit Benchmark had filed against him, describing it as a “smear campaign.” Kalanick’s motion to dismiss, filed Thursday, comes a week after...

Uber's ousted CEO calls investor lawsuit unfounded

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Uber's ousted chief executive and company founder Travis Kalanick is asking for the dismissal of an investor lawsuit against him, calling it part of a personal attack aimed at sidelining him. A response Thursday to a lawsuit filed last...Show More Summary

For Uber, a Quiet Investor Becomes a Sudden Thorn

Benchmark, a venerable Silicon Valley start-up investor, is caught in a bitter public brawl with Uber’s co-founder, Travis Kalanick. It’s an unusual position for the firm.

Travis Kalanick says Benchmark lawsuit was designed to exploit his personal tragedy

The VC firm sued the former Uber CEO for fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty last week as part of an attempt to get Kalanick removed from Uber’s board. Yesterday Kalanick filed his reply to the lawsuit, reports Axios. Show More Summary

Uber's ousted CEO Travis Kalanick described a lawsuit against him as 'a personal attack'

Ousted Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has described a lawsuit against him as a "public and personal attack" in a court filing, which we first saw via BuzzFeed News. Kalanick filed his response late on Thursday to the suit brought by Benchmark...Show More Summary

The Uber engineer accused of downloading thousands of files once urged Travis Kalanick to give a 'Greed is Good' speech

When it comes to Uber and its tough-talking founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick, the word "greed" just keeps coming up. News stories used "greed" in their headlines to describe many of Uber's decisions under his reign, like taking investment...Show More Summary

Texts between Uber's Travis Kalanick and Anthony Levandowski are juicy

They may no longer be at the ride-hailing company, but they're both at the center of a lawsuit with Uber and Google's Waymo. In light of that, we were gifted with 400 text messages between the two former colleagues, IEEE Spectrum reported Tuesday. Show More Summary

Unsealed texts show Travis Kalanick was cocky about China before Uber got creamed there

The text messages are between then-Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Anthony Levandowski, a former engineer from Alphabet's Waymo.

Uber's never-ending drama now includes maybe kicking out Arianna Huffington

For Uber, it appears that the game is Team Travis Kalanick (the ousted CEO), Team Anti-Travis Kalanick, and Team End Drama. The latest one to fall victim to Team End Drama: media mogul Arianna Huffington.  Uber investor Benchmark Capital wants to remove Huffington from Uber's board of directors, Recode reported Tuesday. Show More Summary

Uber’s head of developer product leaves citing Kalanick’s ouster

Without the heavyweight backing for the platform from former CEO Travis Kalanick, Uber’s head of developer product Chris Saad is leaving the company. It’s unclear where the platform will rank in Uber’s revised priorities as it triesShow More Summary

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. 1. An Uber engineer secretly texted former chief executive Travis Kalanick about Elon Musk, saying: "We've got to start calling Elon on his s---. I'm not on socialShow More Summary

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick believes in 'fast firing,' according to his text messages

Newly disclosed text messages from former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick reveal all kinds of insights into his mind. Among them: How he feels about firing people. Kalanick is an advocate of doing it "fast." But not in every case. This insight...Show More Summary

Texts between Uber's Travis Kalanick and Anthony Levandowski are juicy

Uber sounds like a blast to work for, at least if you're cofounder Travis Kalanick and former head of self-driving technology Anthony Levandowski. They may no longer be at the ride-hailing company, but they're both at the center of a lawsuit with Uber and Google's Waymo. Show More Summary

Here are the texts between Uber's Travis Kalanick and the fired engineer at the heart of the Waymo lawsuit

The bitter lawsuit between Uber and Waymo has taken yet another turn as text messages between former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and former Uber and Waymo engineer Anthony Levandowski were released in a recent court filing.  The legal battle...Show More Summary

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