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Lola Kassim now leads Uber West Africa

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Ridesharing app for fast and reliable rides, Uber, has announced Lola Kassim as its new General Manager for West Africa. Her appointment comes after her predecessor, Ebi Atawodi, was made Product Manager, Global Payments Growth for Uber worldwide. She worked at McKinsey and Company for three and a half years, before joining Uber. She also worked as a governance adviser ...

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Uber lodges appeal over London ban

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Uber has filed an appeal against the decision by London authorities to deny it a licence to operate in London. Last month, Transport for London (TfL) refused Uber a new private hire licence, saying the ride-hailing firm was not fit and proper. TfL said it took the decision on the grounds of “public safety and security implications”. The appeal process ...

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Uber driver sacked over ‘kidnap’

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A taxi driver accused of kidnapping a young motorist after a traffic accident in South Africa has been struck off Uber’s roster, eNCA news site reports. The news site has spoken to the father of the alleged victim. He says his son was forced to enter another vehicle by an Uber driver who attempted to extort money from him after a ...

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Ousted Uber CEO Travis Kalanick shakes up board of directors

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Travis Kalanick, the ousted CEO and co-founder who still has a seat on Uber’s board of directors, apparently blindsided the company Friday by appointing two new board members. Kalanick tapped Ursula Burns, former CEO of Xerox (XRX), and John Thain, former chief executive of Merrill Lynch. “I am appointing these seats now in light of a recent Board proposal to dramatically restructure ...

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Uber CEO to meet London transport chief after license loss

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Uber’s new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will go to London to meet with the city’s transport commissioner following the regulator’s decision to withdraw licensing. A Transport for London (TfL) spokeswoman confirmed that the meeting will take place next Tuesday. “Following an approach from Uber and at the mayor’s request London’s transport commissioner will meet with Uber’s global CEO in London next Tuesday,” ...

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Uber threatens to leave Quebec in protest at new rules for drivers

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Uber says it will stop operating in the Canadian province of Quebec if authorities push forward with plans to demand additional training of its drivers. Last week, the Quebec government announced legislation that would require Uber drivers to undergo 35 hours of mandatory training – an amount in line with taxi drivers in the province – rather than the 20 hours ...

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Uber names ex-Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi as CEO pick

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Uber has chosen Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi to be its chief executive, ending months of speculation in the firm’s search for a new leader. The decision was made by Uber’s board late on Sunday, a source told the BBC, but the company has made no official announcement. Mr Khosrowshahi would replace Travis Kalanick who resigned in June following pressure from ...

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Uber drama fails to hurt its business, figures suggest

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Sexual harassment, an overthrown chief executive, bitter boardroom in-fighting and a major lawsuit have not affected Uber’s business. Quite the opposite. Figures published by news website Axios (which the BBC has confirmed are accurate) show the ride-sharing company’s revenues are increasing, its losses are narrowing, and global bookings are up 150% on this time last year. It means the most talked-about company ...

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Uber agrees to 20 years of privacy audits to settle FTC charges

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Uber has been ordered to introduce tougher measures to protect the privacy of its drivers and their customers, to settle charges brought by a regulator. It also had to agree to have the effectiveness of the stricter controls assessed by an independent auditor every two years for the next 20 years. The charges relate to God View, a software program that ...

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Uber improves conditions for British drivers, adds tips

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Taxi app Uber will improve conditions for its British drivers with changes including in-app tipping, after criticism from lawmakers and unions for not giving them more rights. Drivers for Uber [UBER.UL], food courier Deliveroo and other apps tend to work for a number of firms without a fixed contract in what has become known as the “gig economy”. Uber said ...

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