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Kara Swisher / Recode:
With her blog post about toxic bro-culture at Uber, Susan Fowler proved that one person can make a difference   —  The former engineer took a big swing at the car-hailing giant, and did us all an even bigger favor.  —  It was Lao Tzu who said that “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Jun 22, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context
Recode:
Uber confirms TPG Capital partner David Trujillo appointed to board of directors   —  Bonderman stepped down last week after making a sexist remark at an Uber staff meeting.  —  David Trujillo, a partner at investment firm TPG Capital, will be taking David Bonderman's seat on Uber's board of directors, sources familiar told Recode.
Jun 21, 2017, 2:45 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Slack is raising $500M at a $5B post-money valuation, leading to acquisition interest from Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Salesforce   —  The business communications company has gotten acquisition offers in the past from Microsoft and others  —  Slack, the popular business communications company …
Jun 15, 2017, 1:55 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Bill Gurley favors leave for Uber CEO, Arianna Huffington thinks Kalanick should decide, while Uber co-founder Garrett Camp opposes leave   —  Only hours before the Holder report is released and an all-hands meeting that paints an ugly picture of the car-hailing company under his leadership, the CEO mulls his own fate.
Jun 13, 2017, 12:48 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Uber's board unanimously votes to “adopt all the recommendations of the Holder Report”, which will be announced to employees on Tuesday   —  Uber's directors met today for seven hours to discuss the findings of an external investigation into the company's toxic culture.
Jun 11, 2017, 11:57 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, in a 2013 email, advised employees on when sex is permissible for a Miami company celebration   —  “Do not have sex with another employee UNLESS ...”  —  In what is arguably an unusual email for the very top executive to send to employees, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick advised …
Jun 8, 2017, 7:10 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: after AOL and Yahoo merger closes, layoffs could reach 1,000 jobs, or under 20% of combined company   —  As the troubled deal is finally culminated, it's time for cuts.  —  According to sources, layoffs are expected to take place across AOL and Yahoo that could number up to 1,000 jobs.
Jun 7, 2017, 5:40 PMIn context
Recode:
Sources: Uber exec obtained medical records of rider raped in India in '14, and was fired only after media inquiries; Kalanick, Michael doubted victim's claims   —  Sources say Eric Alexander carried around confidential information about a woman who was assaulted during a ride in India in 2014.
Jun 7, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Uber hires Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei as SVP of leadership and strategy as it prepares to release internal workplace investigation results   —  The well-regarded academic, who has focused on gender and diversity problems in the workplace, will also have to deal with results …
Jun 5, 2017, 7:15 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Uber says that Travis Kalanick's mother has died in a boating accident; his father is in serious condition   —  Travis Kalanick's father Donald was seriously injured.  —  Bonnie Kalanick, the mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, has died in a boating accident, a company spokesperson said.
May 27, 2017, 5:02 PMIn context

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