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

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).

#SexismInSiliconValley: Men are considered rocks, women as Silicon implants

29 Oct 2018

#SexismInSiliconValley: Men are considered rocks, women as Silicon implants

Silicon Valley is a strange place.

Uber is getting a new look as part of rebranding

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.

100 gms of entrepreneurship: What are the ingredients

03 May 2018

100 gms of entrepreneurship: What are the ingredients

Find what you love, and let it kill you - that's what an entrepreneur does on a daily basis.

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

20 Apr 2018

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.

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick launches venture fund 10100

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).

UberEATS driver in the US fatally shoots customer, surrenders

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick officially becomes a billionaire

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.

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

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.

TIME's 'Silence Breakers' also include a mysterious elbow. Here's why

08 Dec 2017

TIME's 'Silence Breakers' also include a mysterious elbow. Here's why

TIME magazine's Person of the Year for 2017 is not one man/woman, but many people behind the #MeToo movement that called out the rampant sexual-abuse in America and fueled a raging global discussion.

TIME's Person of Year: "Silence Breakers" who triggered #MeToo movement

06 Dec 2017

TIME's Person of Year: "Silence Breakers" who triggered #MeToo movement

In a remarkable move, TIME magazine named "The Silence Breakers" -who triggered #MeToo campaign against sexual abuse and harassment across the globe- as the 2017 "Person of the Year".

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

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.

Uber-SoftBank deal in trouble? Could invest in Lyft, says SoftBank-CEO

06 Nov 2017

Uber-SoftBank deal in trouble? Could invest in Lyft, says SoftBank-CEO

At a time when SoftBank's investment in Uber is expected to be finalized, the Japanese conglomerate has hinted it could still change its mind over the costly deal.

Ola raises $1.1bn from Tencent, another $1bn in "advanced talks"

11 Oct 2017

Ola raises $1.1bn from Tencent, another $1bn in "advanced talks"

Ola has confirmed that it raised a funding of $1.1bn from Chinese internet giant Tencent and is in "advanced talks" with others to raise an additional $1bn.

Ola to get $2bn in fresh funding from Tencent, SoftBank

03 Oct 2017

Ola to get $2bn in fresh funding from Tencent, SoftBank

While its biggest rival Uber is witnessing a tussle between its founder and erstwhile CEO Travis Kalanick and the present board, Ola is gearing up for another round of funding.

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

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.

Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi promises big changes

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.

Uber chooses Expedia's Dara Khosrowshahi as its new CEO

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.

Report: Former GE CEO being considered for Uber CEO

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Who will replace Travis Kalanick as the next Uber CEO?

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.

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

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.

Nikesh Arora aims for Uber's CEO post, claim sources

14 Jul 2017

Nikesh Arora aims for Uber's CEO post, claim sources

If reports are to be believed then former Google and SoftBank executive Nikesh Arora is eyeing the post of Uber's CEO, which was vacated by Travis Kalanick.

Uber is unable to retain its new drivers, says report

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.

Silicon Valley investor steps down after admitting to sexual harassment

25 Jun 2017

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.

Uber founder Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO

21 Jun 2017

Uber founder Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned following months of scandals involving the company. He had earlier taken a leave of absence after his mother's death.

Rape victim sues Uber for obtaining her medical records

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.

Sexual harassment probe: Uber fires Asia Pacific Business Head

08 Jun 2017

Sexual harassment probe: Uber fires Asia Pacific Business Head

Uber has fired Eric Alexander, Asia Pacific Business Head, reportedly for accessing medical records of a woman who was raped by a driver, and sharing them with founder Travis Kalanick and others.

Uber fires 20 employees following major sexual harassment investigation

07 Jun 2017

Uber fires 20 employees following major sexual harassment investigation

Taxi-app firm Uber has dismissed over 20 people following a major investigation which uncovered 215 complaints of sexual harassment, bullying and issues related to all-round poor company culture.

Uber CEO's mother dies in a boating accident

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.

Mukesh "Global Game Changer" Ambani, says 2017 Forbes list

17 May 2017

Mukesh "Global Game Changer" Ambani, says 2017 Forbes list

2017 is going to be a golden year for Mukesh Ambani

Uber spied on rival Lyft's drivers

15 Apr 2017

Uber spied on rival Lyft's drivers

In fresh trouble for Uber, it was revealed that the company secretly tracked rival Lyft's drivers through a programme called 'Hell'.

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

13 Apr 2017

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.

Uber: Head of communications of embattled company resigns

12 Apr 2017

Uber: Head of communications of embattled company resigns

In a setback to embattled Uber, its Head of Communications Rachel Whetstone announced her departure from the company. No reason was quoted.

Uber's drivers are guinea pigs for its experiments

07 Apr 2017

Uber's drivers are guinea pigs for its experiments

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

Uber suspends self-driving program

26 Mar 2017

Uber suspends self-driving program

An accident caused by a 'self-drive' Uber in Arizona, has led the company to suspend the program, pending investigations. Uber clarified that there were no serious injuries as a result of the crash.