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Travis Kalanick

Travis C. Kalanick (born August 6, 1976) is an American entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of the peer-to-peer file-sharing company Red Swoosh and the transportation network company, Uber.

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Back in the day Michael Ovitz hired a goon to shakedown Travis Kalanick
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What Indian startups should learn from the ouster of Uber's Travis Kalanick
I've deleted Uber. I'm not reinstalling just because Kalanick's gone. It's the company's culture that's the problem.
He definitely knew, and she's definitely campaigning to be CEO.
Completely out of reality! Marissa Mayer defends former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick
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Typowy Londyńczyk 🙃 "Zbigniew, an Uber driver in London, said he wasn’t aware that Kalanick had been fired"
Was never a fan and this seals it: Mayer defends former Uber CEO Kalanick
I. Can't. Even. The how-could-he-know-so-busy defense? Marissa Mayer defends former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick
Mark Zuckerberg and Travis Kalanick laugh it up at ‘Babes and Balls’ party
women as bad as men: Marissa Mayer defends former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick via
Really interesting article about why we follow horrible leaders.
Just saw Travis Kalanick working as a driver.
"Marissa Mayer defends Travis Kalanick: 'I don't think he knew' about toxic Uber culture"
Downfall of Travis Kalanick, the brash ‘bro’ behind $70bn empire
Employees looking for their next jobs are having to defend themselves to - really?!…
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The rise and fall of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick
Marissa Mayer defends Uber founder Travis Kalanick as a 'phenomenal leader' who just didn't ... Kalanick, who was …
Behind the plan hatched by partners at Benchmark to oust Uber CEO Travis Kalanick
So a group of Uber shareholders have been successful in inviting Travis Kalanick to jump off
Uber drivers on Travis Kalanick's resignation: 'I don't give a *** about that' - The…
"We need the eggs:" Board rationale for keeping him if he thought he was a chicken.
I agree with Marissa Mayer's take on Travis Kalanick. Also sounds like she's pining for the CEO job at Uber.
Minus Travis Kalanick, can Uber move beyond its "frat house" ethos?. via For…
Marissa Mayer defends Travis Kalanick: 'I just don't think he knew' about the toxic Uber culture…
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Sheryl Sandberg Approached to Replace CEO of Uber Travis Kalanick, may run for US President https:/…
I liked a video Lyft CEO Takes NO Pleasure in Travis Kalanick's Fall from Uber (I'm Sure...)
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Now that Travis Kalanick has resigned, is it OK to use Uber?.
Travis Kalanick’s bosses share just as much blame for the Uber calamity
. Blaming the Uber calamity on the recently deposed CEO Travis Kalanick is convenient, but let’s not …
The 2020 Democratic primary between Jon Ossoff, Mark Zuckerberg, Travis Kalanick, and Oprah is going to be lit.
Mark Zuckerberg was Travis Kalanick before we ever knew the name
Why Jeff Bezos is a Silicon Valley "God-King" and Travis Kalanick is Not (Yet)
: Uber gets a backseat driver as Travis Kalanick exits top job Uber investors have stumped up US$12 bill…
BREAKING: Uber founder Travis Kalanick has resigned as CEO, NYT reports
Travis Kalanick is finally out! Now to sit back, take a big sip of coffee and check out the news
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is taking a leave of absence. A look at the company's recent high-profile departures:
Companywide email just went out. Travis Kalanick is taking time away from the company to grieve for his mother.
Timely that Uber board hires Eric Holder / Covington & CEO Travis Kalanick's mother dies just as he's about to take "leave".
Uber CEO's mother dies in boating accident
This is a hard blow in a rough year. Deepest sympathies to Travis and family. Cease fire on the snark for a bit.
Terrible tragic news: Travis Kalanick's mother died in a boating accident, his dad in serious condition. Here's the email to…
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boss Travis Kalanick's mother dies in boating accident: Bonnie Kalanick, 71, was out on lake with husband…
According to statement, victims of boating accident at Pine Flat Lake are parents of Travis Kalanick, Uber's co-founder.…
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Just in: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s mother died in a boat accident Friday night. His father is in “serious condition.” ht…
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Bonnie Kalanick, mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, dead in boating accident
Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident - FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The mother of the CEO of the...
Travis Kalanick loses his mother in a tragic boating accident, his father is in serious condition . htt…
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick's mother killed, father injured in a boating accident on Pine Flat Lake. Terrible news.
Mother of ride-hailing service Uber CEO Travis Kalanick dies in boating accident in California
Mayor says he spoke to Uber's CEO Travis Kalanick last night. Kalanick is a notable absence from
Travis Kalanick and Oscar Munoz walk into a bar...
Interesting read on getting to know Uber's CEO by .
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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick needs to go to the DMV because his license is expired, spokeswoman says…
The source of Uber's problems has a name: Travis Kalanick
Uber tried to fool Apple and got caught
Hard to be an after reading this article. Uber’s C.E.O. Plays With Fire, via
Wait. Leonardo Di Caprio and Jay Z are investors in Uber? Now, that's interesting.
Uber geofenced Apple’s Cupertino headquarters to hide that it was tracking iPhones
Another reason to "Uber had been secretly identifying & tagging iPhones even after app was deleted."
Uber broke Apple’s iOS privacy rules and Tim Cook wasn't happy about it
Uber ads: Drive with Uber! Work that puts you first!. Uber HQ: I mean it probably beats flipping burgers?.
UnrollMe scrapes your Gmail inbox and sells the data to Uber.
Deceptive practices by Uber has reportedly prompted Tim Cook to threaten to pull... by…
Interesting article by of on Uber C.E.O Travis Kalanick
- it was done to capture thieves, but I did it also capture data on all phones? Uber’s C.E.O. Plays With Fire
If you needed more proof that Uber was evil - they kept on tracking user after they uninstalled the app!
Travis Kalanick after Tim Cook told him he was not playing around about removing Uber from the App Store.
here is my profile of travis Kalanick, chief executive of uber.
“…Uber had been secretly identifying and tagging iPhones…”. On our radar:
Didn't seem like Uber really got in any trouble for this:
Least surprising/most satisfying revelation in this profile of his townhouse was dubbed the Jam Pad.
.. Uber had been secretly tracking iPhones even after app was deleted from devices.
I'd already been planning to unsubscribe from, but this sped up the timeline.
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Whoa. Uber tracked users *after* they deleted the app from their phones
Apple threatened to boot Uber from the App Store when it tracked users who deleted the app
This is a masterful piece of corporate reporting.
.CEO Tim Cook once personally threatened to kick out of the App Store
Uber future uncertain as CEO Travis Kalanick moves to hire 'peer' via
Pretty much everything about Travis Kalanick is bad.
"According to an internal slide deck on driver income levels viewed by The New York Times, Uber considered Lyft... htt…
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Trump adds Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, Elon Musk, and PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to its Strategic and Policy Forum:
This CEO was so broke he crashed on Travis Kalanick couch, raised $18 million 4m Andreessen Horowitz https…
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick 'ashamed' of shouting at driver
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick's ex reveals more of sexist culture in tech via
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick's ex tells more of sexist culture | Daily ... - Daily Mail
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick meets with Jesse Jackson to talk diversity
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick promises to make diversity a top priority after one-hour Chicago meeting with Jesse Jackson
Huffington says, "Going forward there can be no room at Uber for brilliant jerks"
Top story: Barry Healy Solicitors - Uber Board Stands by Travis Kalanick as It … see more
New Economy Flares up: Uber's leadership says the company 'must change' after scandals
Now if only the NFL would do the same. YOU'RE ALLOWED TO TAKE A KNEE WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE IT.
That is the kids of death. The next screw up gets him the boot. It's clever, making this statement.
Uber’s autonomous cars drove 20,354 miles and had to be taken over at every mile, according to documents via
Ubers under way with search for new executive to serve as deputy to CEO Travis Kalanick to force bet…
Uber says it's bringing "more humanity" to relationship with drivers... as it continues aggressive anti-union effort https:/…
Uber Board Stands by CEO. A thriving culture starts w/ leadership. With this news, I will continue to NOT use Uber.
Uber presented a plan to repair its tarnished image in a call with executives on Tuesday.
From Recode: Uber says it just had its best U.S. week ever — despite its executive turmoil and image problems…
Uber’s board is confident with Travis Kalanick staying CEO
"About half a million people requested deleting their Uber accounts over the course of that week"
In a conference call with executives, Uber presented a list of changes it plans to make to improve morale and re...
MIKE ISAACMarch 21, 2017 at 08:37PM Uber Board Stands by Travis Kalanick as It Reveals Plans to Repair Its Image …
Where do Travis Kalanick, Drew Houston and Mark Zuckerberg go for a night on the town?
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Travis Kalanick, Brian Chesky, Tim Cook, Sundar Pichai, Elon Musk, and the list could go on.
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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says he is quitting President Trump's economic advisory... by via
Critics included Uber drivers, many of whom are immigrants themselves. .
Uber CEO resigns from Trump's economic advisory council
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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick bails from Trump economic council: Trump brand too toxic — as despised as the Nazi swastika https…
Too late. We already saw you w/ Trump's *** in your mouth. Uber CEO resigns from Trump's economic advisory council https:/…
According to this story over 200,000 users deleted their accounts over
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Wowow. More than 200,000 account deletions and 25 pages of letters from staff pushed off the Trump council https:/…
Uber CEO just bowed out of Trump's Advisory Board. The people have spoken. Keep organizing. It's working.
Uber CEO drops out of Trump's business advisory council in reaction to the immigration executive order.
Spurred by the backlash, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has quit Trump's economic advisory board.
Uber was crap with users’ privacy long before colluding with cronies. So many reasons to
Uber's Travis Kalanick is the first tech CEO to quit Trump's advisory board after and driver protests http…
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick thought working with fascists was an awesome experience until everyone started deleting his Ub…
The pressure is working! Uber CEO bows out of Trump advisory council after users boycott
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over the past six days, more than 200,000 Uber accounts have been deleted.
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Uber’s CEO said he would step down from a Trump advisory council because of the executive order on immigration
Worked!!!: Power to the people!!! Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is reportedly stepping down from his…
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has quit Trump's strategic policy forum. . Remember this every time someone tells you protesting do…
In a shocking about face, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has dropped out of President Trump's business advisory council
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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick quits Trump’s economic council after employee and customer backlash
Elon Musk and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick are joining Trump's economic advisory team via
clearly Travis Kalanick, Peter Thiel, Doug McMillon see more than hate
Donald Trump has appointed Tesla's Elon Musk and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to his economic advisory team
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Trump has added Elon Musk and Travis Kalanick to an economic forum dedicated to job growth …
Reed Hastings, Brian Chesky, Travis Kalanick, Evan Spiegel!$sigh want my name up there too someday
Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber . Q: Where do you see Uber growing? . A: China, India, and Pittsburgh .
The many things Travis Kalanick and Sarah Lacy suddenly agree on via
Intriguing article about Travis Kalanick (CEO entitled ‘What Makes Uber Run’ by Max Chafkin at Fast Company. https…
Kalanick, CEO : 'soon, nobody will own a car'
Your dad was practical. He can teach our generation a thing or two about the odds of becoming the next Travis Kalanick.
"Every problem has a solution, you just have to be creative and find it" - Travis Kalanick
"Fear is the disease. Hustle is the antidote." Travis Kalanick
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Every problem has a solution. You just have to be creative enough to find it - Travis Kalanick. Morning Pioneers.
time! Maybe he will go to this year yet! I'm already offering evidence in this case!!!
9 geek steps to entrepreneurship from Uber co-founder & CEO Travis Kalanick
After Scour, I started a company called Red Swoosh. The idea was to take those litigants who
Musk's 'Master Plan, Part Deux' is 'long on road but pretty scanty on map,' on
Tesla's product sales have covered only $1.7bn (27%) of its capex and R&D needs since 2008
Elon Musk may have a case of Uber envy via
Elon Musk's 'Master Plan Part Deux' is long on promise, short on plan
The problem with Tesla's new masterplan is that it isn't a plan: via $TSLA
How Uber secretly investigated its legal foes — and got caught
Strange. Doesn't he keep claiming he has done shifts as an Uber driver?. In a 17 year old car and no,drivers...
Will anyone still own a car in 10 years? via
Just curious:How does one get liked by investors? Guess someone like Travis Kalanick or Martin Shkreli. More charisma & PR than track record
Travis Kalanick piñata at demonstration supporting tech tax, outside Uber. They didn't smash it, as far as I know.
Deliver change. "As an entrepreneur, I try to push the limits. Pedal to the metal." Travis Kalanick
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett earlier on stage at
Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, and Travis Kalanick, co-founder of Uber…
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Sorry, Travis Kalanick, but the anti-Uber coalition is more than just 'an idea'
I love this weekly roundup of the best Startup Grind blog posts. Learn about Travis Kalanick, failure and grinding
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Travis Kalanick, chief executive officer of Uber Technologies Inc, failed on Thursday to win the dismissal of an antitrust lawsuit ac...
My shameless efforts to shake hands with celebs is over. Best ones? Justin Trudeau, Peter Mandelson, Travis Kalanick, Loretta Lynch
Would you rather have a one hour meeting with Travis Kalanick or John Zimmer/Logan Green?
An Uber rival is literally giving away free rides to compete with Travis Kalanick's $51 billion behemoth.
At Uber, the Algorithm Is More Controlling Than the Real Boss: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick often argues that the ...
Why I’d never want to compete with Travis Kalanick (By
Uber as Employer: The Boss Is an Algorithm: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick often argues that the company isn’t a bos...
Here's a nice read by CEO of Travis Kalanick
Uber is fond of calling drivers “partners,” yet it doesn’t treat them like that. Instead, it treats them like—in...
Uber Banned in Delhi, Making Uber the scapegoat of systemic failure not soln
India - Uber service banned after an 26-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by driver
Newsmaker: Travis Kalanick - In places, where Uber has been banned, it is defying the orders and continuing to ope...
Uber's rough day: German court bans UberPop as South Korea charges Uber CEO Travis Kalanick with operating illegal taxi …
Travis Kalanick faces arrest over illegal Uber operations in Sth Korea.Wouldn't it be great to see that smirking weasel ban…
Uber Korea Chief Booked on Suspicion of Operating Illegal Taxi Services: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was booked again… htt…
In South Korea, for instance, Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick was recently charged by police with operating an illega…
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Travis Kalanick wishes he were John Galt, but Elon Musk is John Galt.
South Korea just charged Uber CEO Travis Kalanick with operating an 'illegal' taxi service via
Thoughtful piece on how Uber could follow Travis Kalanick's own words to solve its PR ubermess -
I do not understand how this would have prevented the sexual assault. Would Uber have not hired the driver?
More Alles Megalomania -- just -- it is a deeply evil corporate force via
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says his company is maturing, but it isn't yet ready for an IPO
Without enough drivers, Uber’s $51B valuation will head South Any smart investor should...
Time and again, Mr. Kalanick’s self-interest has clashed with that of his driver-partners.
Uber’s success or failure will hinge on one major “input” into its business: its drivers
Poor wages + Uber's habit of reducing drivers’ split from each ride means Uber can be a raw deal for drivers:
Mr. Kalanick’s exaggerations about drivers’ wages later was debunked by a report from his own company
They are now taking 25% off the drivers telling them to work more?How Uber Drivers Could Trip Up CEO Travis Kalanick
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Uber may not be as invincible as it seems.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick: This is when you know it's time to quit
BTW, on Mon. 11 ep of podcast and Paul Carr covered hilarious attempts by Travis Kalanick to do this
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick also drives for Uber and claims he has a five-star rating
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick heckled during taping of 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick called a would-be exec every single day for two weeks to quiz him before he hired him
In Business News Uber is planning a huge expansion in China: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said Tuesday that his co...
I liked a video Michael Arrington in Conversation with Uber's Travis Kalanick | Disrupt SF 2014
If Tesla can build a fully-autonomous car by 2020, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says he'd buy every one Tesla builds.
Travis Kalanick jokes about hiring sexist, racist blogger who says Uber should be more aggressive via
Uber investor discusses Travis Kalanick's Tennis obsession and why it's good for entrepreneurs to be weird
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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is the second-best Wii Tennis player in the world.
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It's awesome how such a young company like UBER is worth so much. Excited to see where it goes in the future
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has a net worth of $5.2 billion via
.Racism and sexism in Silicon Valley is way worse than anything Travis Kalanick has done
Setting a reminder for this afternoon to draw Travis Kalanick as a whiny baby with too many toys
Uber from confrontation to collaboration: '50.000 European new jobs if regulators plays nice'.
Travis Kalanick says Uber can tackle unemployment in Europe
Mr. Peanut and Mr. Monopoly fighting over the joy stick that controls android Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber.
Prediction CEO Travis Kalanick this guy, has got to go as CEO
Uber founder Travis Kalanick aims to create 50,000 new jobs in Europe.
Travis Kalanick is a brilliant man with an odd face.
There is a caveat that I would *** on a burning John Zimmer before I did so for a burning Travis Kalanick, but both are ***
Victory! Uber will conduct background checks of all drivers after 63K ppl sign Alina's petition.Read Uber's response htt…
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Uber responds to Alina's petition & agrees to the demands of over 63K ppl for better background checks for drivers http:/…
Amazing (and impressive) Uber Stats Revealed by CEO. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick spoke at the DLD Conference in Mun...
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The move came a month after prosecutors indicted Uber's American founder and CEO Travis Kalanick and its Korean partner MK Korea for oper...
Travis Kalanick the CEO of Uber interview - was totally worth my time, i enjoyed it.. via
Good Uber responded to 63,594 feedbacks. I am sure all taxi providers will keep safety as priority.
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We'll do everything to help bring this perpetrator to justice & to support the victim & her family in her recovery:Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.
Has anyone ever seen Bill Belichick and Travis Kalanick in the same room?
Uber's CEO is also the creepiest,most greedy, weird, frat boy ever. You'd never be friends with him, why support him?
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Praising the concept of failure, eg, Googleglass? >>FailCon Conference Guest Travis Kalanick
There’s a huge convention about failure. Guess who goes there.
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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has started a glad-handing tour to sweet-talk European mayors in Munich: via
Can anyone confirm the Travis Kalanick / Chuck Johnson exchange?
In this week's edition of The Uber Follies, CEO Travis Kalanick gets indicted by the South Korean government.
Uber 'truly sorry' for price rise during Sydney siege Taxi booking firm Uber has apologised for raising fare prices during a deadly cafe siege in Sydney last week. The firm raised fares by as much as four times its normal rate when demand shot up during the siege that left three people dead. Its "surge pricing" algorithm increased fares during the peak period as people rushed to leave the area. Meanwhile in South Korea, prosecutors have charged the firm with running an illegal taxi service. They have accused Uber's chief executive Travis Kalanick, along with the firm's South Korean business partner, a local car rental firm. Car rental firms in the country are banned from running taxi services with their own vehicles. It is the latest in a string of legal challenges around the world to the rapid expansion of Uber, whose smartphone app lets a passenger hail a taxi while simultaneously letting the driver calculate the fare. Motives 'misunderstood' On the day of the Martin Place siege in Sydney, Uber came und ...
South Korea accused the American company and its chief executive, Travis Kalanick, of violating a taxi registration law
.Cosby and *** Travis Kalanick -- "Axe Body Spray made sentient" -- are clinking champagne flutes right now.
Last night, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick took a break from his terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week to speak at a ritzy gathering of bankers and tech tycoons in Las Vegas, hosted by Goldman Sachs...
SideNote: we'd interesting discussion on Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. Young guys think he's cute. I repeatedly said no. I said it's female view
Travis Kalanick's dirty tactics are definitely hurting his public image & hiring David Plouffe was planned in advance to damagecontrol
Here's how Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is defending his tactics to crush Lyft
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is so competitive, he once ranked No. 7 in the nation for Angry Birds
Do you have what it takes? "Startup DNA" is the idea that the world's best entrepreneurs, like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, have some inherent talent they were born with that made them successful. The DNA is comprised of characteristics like "resilience" and "ability to accept risk." Another characteristic many top entrepreneurs share is arrogance. Or worse, just being a huge jerk. Recently, I met with a lot of people to discuss rising Silicon Valley star, Travis Kalanick. He's the CEO of Uber, and his car-sharing service was recently valued at $3.4 billion. Friends have compared him to great entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs and Larry Ellison. But Kalanick is a polarizing figure. He's frequently described as both "awesome" and a jerk. Read more:
UberX cuts fares by more than 15 percent in top US cities - Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. (Credit: Stephen Shankland/...
The problem with Uber's giant surge pricing spike this past storm weekedn isn't easily dismissed by random (and poorly substantiated) free-market economics, as Josh Barro's recent post in BI suggests. The problem is that it's a mismatch with Uber's brand, and a real PR problem. Their stated reason for raising prices by 7x (to match supply with demand during spikes), is such an obvious LIE that people are right to be skeptical. The airline industry uses a similar practice, raising prices when they think demand will warrant it (e.g. if you try to buy a same-day ticket to London in business class, you will pay full full price), and many other industries are experts at this as well. I don't fault anyone (least of all Travis Kalanick and his awesome team) for trying to do demand-based pricing. What you won't see, however, is the airline/hotel/car rental industry trying to put a smiley face on a bold, blatant, unapologetic grab for more revenue. They mostly don't address the question of how their "surge" pricin ...
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick at LeWeb 2013 (Credit: Stephen Shankland/CNET) PARIS — Uber’s network of cars today...
On startup stamina: “Push until you’re uncomfortable.” -Travis Kalanick of founder, Uber, on-demand car company
The weekend edition of the WSJ featured an interview with Uber founder Travis Kalanick by Andy Kessler. It offers a nice lesson in how regulatory bodies can get captured by incumbent firms. In city after city Kalanick and his team encountered
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From The Hill Newspaper in DC State of the Net conference returns By Jennifer Martinez and Brendan Sasso Lawmakers, tech executives, lobbyists and Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist will discuss this year’s tech policy agenda at the annual State of the Net Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday. Speakers include Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise (R-La.), Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. The conference will also feature panel discussions on privacy, cybersecurity and whether Congress should rewrite the Telecom Act. Pandora General Counsel Delida Costin, SoundExchange President Michael Huppe and Digital Media Association Executive Director Lee Knife will get their turns at the microphones on Tuesday. They are likely to sound off on the battle over modifying the royalty rules for Internet radio. Comcast Senior Strategic Advisor Joe Waz will moderate a panel on Wednesday ...
A new startup called Uber uses a smartphone app to try and change the car service industry with a push of a button. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick talks to Anthony Mason, Rebecca Jarvis and James Brown.
How Uber Taxi Rolls Out City by City: Travis Kalanick, co-founder of Uber, explains the local market approach he...
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