For a company that has made taxi hailing from a mobile app a household name, Uber sure seems to be heading in the wrong direction.
First, there were the allegations of sexual harassment at the helm of the company’s management; leading to the resignation of the old CEO, Travis Kalanic. Kalanic also got entangled with the politics in America after he joined the Trump Advisory Council, which led to criticism of the company.
Secondly, in a move to perhaps ‘sanitize’ the mess at the helm of the company’s administration, Uber poached Dara Khosrowshahi from Expedia to replace Kalanic. I say ‘sanitize’ because of the fact that Khosrowshahi, unlike his predecessor comes off as not pro-current US government administration. Indeed Khosrowshahi has openly opposed the U.S. government travel ban on six majorly Muslim countries and is also an immigrant from Iran.
Thirdly, but not the last, Uber made a generous donation of $125,000 to Black Girls Code, in a move seen as a PR-stunt to change public opinion about the male chauvinism at Uber. By donating to Black Girls Code, Uber would have been seen (in …read more
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