Travis Kalanick: News

13 May 2019


Uber's employee, now a billionaire, was hired through a tweet

Ryan Graves is today the founder and CEO of investment firm Saltwater Capital, and a very rich man. According to Forbes, Graves' net worth is around $1.5 billion (Rs. 10,490 crore).

13 Sep 2018


Uber is getting a new look as part of rebranding

Following myriad troubles, Uber, over the past year, has been trying to convince its customers that it has turned over a new leaf.

Former Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer setting up new start-up incubator

Former CEO of Yahoo! Marissa Mayer is setting up a new start-up incubator called Lumi Labs.

08 Mar 2018


Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick launches venture fund 10100

Former Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick is launching a new investment fund called 10100 (pronounced as ten-one-hundred).

20 Feb 2018


UberEATS driver in the US fatally shoots customer, surrenders

Three days ago, an UberEATS driver in Atlanta, US, shot and killed a customer in the Buckhead neighborhood.

10 Feb 2018


Why did Facebook hire pollster to monitor Zuckerberg's image?

Last year Facebook hired a full-time pollster, Tavis McGinn, to monitor what people around the world thought about Mark Zuckerberg.

07 Feb 2018


Waymo-Uber case: Travis Kalanick doesn't deny "wooing" ex-Waymo engineer

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has testified on the second day in the trial of the high-profile intellectual property lawsuit between Alphabet's Waymo and Uber over the theft of the former's self-driving car technology.

19 Jan 2018


Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick officially becomes a billionaire

Uber co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick has acquired $1.4 billion in cash, increasing his total estimated net worth to about $4.24 billion.

17 Dec 2017


Uber stole rivals' secrets and used undercover agents, says letter

It seems that Uber's legal battle with Alphabet-owned self-driving company Waymo has reached a critical point.

22 Nov 2017


Uber paid hackers $100,000; concealed data stolen of 57mn users

Uber is facing another PR nightmare. It has emerged that the company concealed a massive data breach affecting 57mn users/riders for a whole year.

19 Sep 2017


Uber apologizes for sexist 'Wife Appreciation Day' message in Bengaluru

Uber feeds on sexism, again. And apologizes, again. This time, it sent a text to men in Bengaluru, asking them to 'appreciate their wives' by letting them 'take a day off from the kitchen' and use offers on UberEATS food service.

01 Sep 2017


Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi promises big changes

It looks like Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is shaking things up for the better.

28 Aug 2017


Uber chooses Expedia's Dara Khosrowshahi as its new CEO

Uber has, reportedly, chosen Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi as its new chief executive.

21 Aug 2017


Report: Former GE CEO being considered for Uber CEO

Since Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was asked to resign from his post in June, Uber's search for a new CEO has been long and dramatic.

16 Aug 2017


Uber's $12bn investor deal hinges on Benchmark/Kalanick lawsuit

The troubled ride-hailing company Uber is reportedly looking to raise $12bn-worth funds from four investors, Japan's SoftBank Group, China's Didi Chuxing, and American equity firms Dragoneer Investment Group and General Atlantic.

11 Aug 2017


Uber's investor sues ex-CEO Travis Kalanick for fraud, mismanagement

It looks like a bumpy ride ahead for Uber's Founder and ex-CEO Travis Kalanick who stepped down in June.

08 Aug 2017


Uber, to clear its name, shares ex-CEO Travis Kalanick's deposition

Uber, in order to clear its own name from the Uber versus Waymo self-driving car technology case, has now unsealed its former CEO Travis Kalanick's deposition for scrutiny.

01 Aug 2017


Who will replace Travis Kalanick as the next Uber CEO?

After firing Travis Kalanick, Uber is searching for his replacement and wants to find the new CEO by Labor 4 September.

14 Jul 2017


Uber to merge with Russia's Yandex in a $3.7bn deal

Looks like Uber has given in to the competition with Yandex.Taxi in Russia.

26 Jun 2017


Uber is unable to retain its new drivers, says report

Uber, whose co-founder Travis Kalanick recently resigned due to investors' pressure, is going to have more trouble ahead as a recent report cited that the firm's retention rates for new drivers in America have gone down significantly during the period between January and May.

25 Jun 2017

Sexual Harassment

Silicon Valley investor steps down after admitting to sexual harassment

Justin Caldbeck, the co-founder of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Binary Capital, announced that he would take an indefinite leave from the company after several allegations of sexual harassment came in against him.

16 Jun 2017


Rape victim sues Uber for obtaining her medical records

A woman, raped by an Uber driver in Delhi in December 2014, has sued the ride-hailing company for accessing her medical records.

28 May 2017


Uber CEO's mother dies in a boating accident

Sources stated that Uber CEO Travis Kalanick's parents Bonnie Kalanick, 71, and Donald Kalanick met with a boating accident on Pine Flat Lake near Fresno, California.

13 Apr 2017

San Francisco

Lyft raises $600 million: How much is it worth now?

San Francisco-based ride-services firm Lyft has raised $600mn in a fresh funding round, fuelling the company's growth.

07 Apr 2017


Uber's drivers are guinea pigs for its experiments

Uber after recent fiasco has repeatedly said it is trying to change.

20 Jan 2017

San Francisco

Uber to pay $20mn to "misled" American drivers

Uber has agreed to pay $20 million to settle allegations that it "misled" drivers with false promises on how much they would earn and pay to finance a car.