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Uber will offer free rides to the polls on Election Day

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Uber no longer wants the barrier to transportation to be a deciding factor between voting and not voting. On Election Day, Uber is going to make it easy for people to find their local polling places and work with nonprofits to give certain groups of people free rides to the polls. On November 6, 2018, Uber will offer U.S. riders the ability to quickly find their polling place and also book a free ride. Lyft is similarly offering half-priced and free rides to polling places on Election Day. “Decisions get made by those who show up,” Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote in a blog […]

Uber’s head of corporate development resigns

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Less than one month after The Wall Street Journal reported allegations of sexual misconduct by Cameron Poetzscher, Uber’s head of corporate development, Poetzscher has resigned, according to the WSJ. Uber has confirmed Poetzscher’s resignation to TechCrunch. While Uber searches for a new corporate development lead, Uber CFO Nelson Chai will oversee Poetzscher’s duties. “We thank Cam for his four and a half years of service to Uber,” an Uber spokesperson told TechCrunch. Uber had previously hired an outside firm to look into allegations against Poetzscher. That firm reportedly found Poetzscher did indeed have a history of making sexual remarks about female Uber […]

Riot Taps Former Uber Executive To Help Reform Corporate Culture

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Riot Games has been the subject of a hurricane of controversy over the last month and a half. A report about a culture of toxicity and sexual harassment rocked the company, leading to a number of current and former employees speaking up about the emphasis on a “cultural fit” within the company and the harassment that trickled down from it. Recently, Riot promised to do better, and has made a highly visible hire to make progress toward that goal. Francis Frei, a former executive at the rideshare service Uber and former Harvard Business School professor, has been tapped to join […]

Uber, Lyft suspend driver for livestreaming passengers without their knowledge

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Uber and Lyft have been forced to take action against a St. Louis driver who had been recording passengers without their knowledge or consent and broadcasting streaming video to his Twitch account. Since signing up for Uber in March, 32-year-old Jason Gargac has given more than 700 rides (and that’s not even counting Lyft) to unwitting passengers and nearly all of them have been recorded, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Although Gargac relied on a small team, including his wife, to filter content, female passengers would routinely be subject to degrading and disgusting remarks from Twitch users about their […]

Uber is reportedly in talks with Dubai ride-sharing service Careem to merge their Middle East operations

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Tero Vesalainen/Shutterstock Uber Technologies is in preliminary talks with rival Careem to combine their Middle Eastern ride-hailing services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing three people familiar with the matter. The companies have discussed several potential deal structures and under one of them, Careem’s current leaders would manage the new combined business while retaining one or both of the companies’ local brands, and another proposal would be Uber acquiring the Middle East ride-hailing app, the report added.See the rest of the story at Business Insider See Also: Trump will tell NATO nations U.S. cannot be the world’s piggy bankEight Chilean military […]

Uber’s head of HR resigns after an investigation into how she handled allegations of racial discrimination

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Tero Vesalainen/Shutterstock Uber’s Chief People Officer Liane Hornsey resigned in an email to staff, following an investigation into how she handled allegations of racial discrimination. Hornsey is head of Uber’s human resources department and one of the firm’s top spokespeople on diversity and discrimination issues. She had been in the role for about 18 months. Hornsey acknowledged in a separate email to her team at Uber that her exit “comes a little out of the blue for some of you, but I have been thinking about this for a while.” SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc’s Chief People Officer […]