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Uber under fire after series of missteps

bdlive.co.za — LIKE Google and Facebook before it, Uber may now be in need of adult supervision. CEO Travis Kalanick dealt with a wave of criticism this week from remarks that one of his top lieutenants, Emil Michael, made about snooping on journalists.

Uber execs under fire: Upstart ride-sharing service faces scrutiny

charlotteobserver.com — SAN FRANCISCO Like Google and Facebook before it, Uber may now be in need of adult supervision. Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick is dealing with a wave of criticism from remarks that one of his top lieutenants, Emil Michael, made about snooping on journalists.

Uber’s Michael Said to Retain Support Amid Controversial Remarks

bloomberg.com — Emil Michael, the Uber Technologies Inc. executive whose criticisms of journalists led to calls for his firing this week, is so far withstanding that pressure. That's because the 42-year-old executive has been central to the startup's growth, playing a role in everything from a financing round in June that valued Uber at $17 billion, to its partnerships and international expansion, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Uber Sought Researchers to Dig Up Dirt on Taxi Industry

bloomberg.com — Uber Technologies Inc., which is facing criticism after an executive suggested he was willing to pay to investigate reporters' lives, has taken steps to hire researchers to "weaponize facts" against the taxi industry. Uber's rapid growth -- the mobile car-booking service is now in more than 220 cities across the globe -- has triggered fierce opposition from taxi and limousine groups.

Beleagured Uber hires law firm to investigate security breaches at ride-sharing service

vancouversun.com — Some consumers have taken to social media to promote the hashtags #BoycottUber and #deleteuber.

Uber Hires Hogan Lovells for Internal Privacy Review

bloomberg.com — Uber Technologies Inc. hired law firm Hogan Lovells ' data-privacy experts to conduct an internal data-privacy review, moving to tamp down criticism after an executive discussed prying on journalists' private lives. Uber said in a blog post today that it hired Harriet Pearson, formerly the chief privacy officer at International Business Machines Corp.

Uber may need an adult to ride along

seattletimes.com — Originally published Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 6:55 PM Like Google and Facebook before it, Uber may now be in need of adult supervision. Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick is dealing with a wave of criticism this week from remarks that one of his top lieutenants, Emil Michael, made about snooping on journalists.

Uber May Need Adult Supervision as Controversy Builds

bloomberg.com — Like Google and Facebook before it, Uber may now be in need of adult supervision. Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick is dealing with a wave of criticism this week from remarks that one of his top lieutenants, Emil Michael, made about snooping on journalists.

Uber to Roll Out Rewards Plan for Drivers After Protests

bloomberg.com — Uber Technologies Inc. is starting a rewards plan for drivers after facing protests and complaints about how it treats them. The program is called Momentum, the mobile car-booking company said today. It includes a health-care recommendation tool, discounts of as much as 15 percent at auto-maintenance retailers including Jiffy Lube International Inc., and discounts on wireless plans through AT&T Inc.

Uber executive suggests investigating reporters

sltrib.com — Personal threats are "often the last-ditch resort to try get journalists to dial down their intense scrutiny," said Kelly McBride, vice president at the Poynter Institute, a journalism school. "It's not uncommon, when you challenge authority, that authority fights back."
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Nov 20, 2014

Uber Fundraising Drive Forges Ahead Despite Scandal, but @dmac1 my sources tell me @sequoia has no interest on.wsj.com/1vtrZKr via @WSJD

Nov 20, 2014

RT @AnchorFreeDavid: @travisk and George Lee at the @GoldmanSachs #GSPICC conference: "@Uber in India: you'll press a button and a rickshaw rolls up"

Nov 20, 2014

RT @TeddyHimler: Uber-frustrated Travis taking a non-uber cab in Vegas amidst Nevada Uber regulatory battle #GSPICC pic.twitter.com/QfH1VeMgZc

Nov 20, 2014

RT @msfd: Incredible @Uber stats from @travisk #GSPICC Year ago 50 cities, now 230 Year ago 400 employees, now 1900

Nov 20, 2014

Post @Uber gate read - In Silicon Valley, Journalists Balance Booster and Critic , via @nytimes nyti.ms/1uTyepd

Nov 20, 2014

@pmarca it remains a question wheter @sarahcuda campaigning is journalism! We couldnt what she does

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