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Contrary to Benchmark's suggestion that its lawsuit is 'in the best interests of Uber,' every other member of the board disagrees.feedback
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He said: 'Well, we're just going to replace them all with robots.' It was quite chilling. There was zero human empathy. It was as if he was saying: 'Duh. Who cares if they complain?' That was the moment I thought, I don't want to work here.feedback

He said, Well, we're just going to replace them all with robots. It was quite chilling. I don't think people look into it too much. But, you know, if they do, I'd have to advocate for myself, and I'd tell the truth, which is that, I'm an Uber and Lyft driver, I make less than minimum wage. My option is to sleep in my backseat, or to sleep on the street. Which would you prefer?feedback

During this interim period, the leadership team, my directs, will be running the company. I will be available as needed for the most strategic decisions, but I will be empowering them to be bold and decisive in order to move the company forward swiftly.feedback

The ultimate responsibility, for where we've gotten and how we've gotten here rests on my shoulders. There is of course much to be proud of but there is much to improve. For Uber 2.0 to succeed there is nothing more important than dedicating my time to building out the leadership team. But if we are going to work on Uber 2.0, I also need to work on Travis 2.0 to become the leader that this company needs and that you deserve.feedback

I believe that folks who make mistakes can learn from them–myself included. And that also goes for Emil.feedback

You better read this or I'll kick your ass. Have a great fucking time. This is a celebration! We've all earned it.feedback

Do I trigger something in certain people that's related to something that I didn't do? Or am I an asshole? I'd love to know. I don't think I'm an asshole. I'm pretty sure I'm not. It's clear this video is a reflection of me – and the criticism we've received is a stark reminder that I must fundamentally change as a leader and grow up. This is the first time I've been willing to admit that I need leadership help and I intend to get it.feedback

Her creativity and deep understanding of customers will allow us to build the same love and appreciation for Uber's brand as we've built for Uber's service. Boz has a long track record of successfully creating emotional connections between people and the products they love. Her creativity and deep understanding of consumers will allow us to build the same love and appreciation for Uber's brand as we've built for Uber's service.feedback

Gautam is a world-class financial talent. Over the last four years, he has been indispensible (sic) in helping build Uber from an idea into the business it is today. We couldn't have done it without him, and I will miss his energy, focus and infectious enthusiasm. All of us at Uber wish him well in this next challenge.feedback

We would give ridiculous stock plans because people believed in Uber, the growth and the ability to return on that stock promise. Luckily for me, my wife worked, but it was tough. I started to see that I am not going to get ahead because I wasn't playing their game. I was meeting expectations, but no matter what, if you had to take a day off because your child is sick, it was frowned upon.feedback

The world of no health insurance, jamming late nights, endless responsibility, and some of the most fun I've ever had are ahead of me and I'm so stoked.feedback

Funny story how we brought him in. I was hitting Craigslist, Twitter, and other channels looking for the right candidate. What resulted was the Awesomest job post and response I've ever seen (I'm @konatbone).feedback

I wasn't yet ready for a full-time gig – still recharging from a 10 year non-stop startup life in P2P technology – and we both thought the business was going to be pretty low-tech, mostly operational – Little did we know.feedback

I work with a ton of young startup executives, but rarely have I had the opportunity to work with someone as high quality as Ryan. He's got the trifecta: Hustle, emotional intelligence, and smarts. .... He learned the startup game fast and worked his ass off to build the Uber team and make the San Francisco launch and subsequent growth a huge success.feedback

Then the person who is in first, or the entity that's in first, then rolls out a ride-sharing network that is far cheaper or far higher-quality than Uber's, then Uber is no longer a thing.feedback

I wanted to let you know that Rachel Whetstone, who heads up policy and communications globally, has decided to leave Uber. Since joining in 2015, Rachel has blown us all away with her ability to get stuff done. She is a force of nature, an extraordinary talent and an amazing player-coach who has built a first-class organization. For those of you who haven't met Jill, her background is in politics and she brings deep experience in policy, communications and tech. She's a great team player, terrific at setting priorities and brilliant at seeing around corners.feedback

Jeff joined Uber in October 2016 from being CMO at retailer Target. In six months, he made an important impact on the company - from his focus on being driver-obsessed to delivering our first brand reputation study, which will help set our course in the coming months and year.feedback

In 6 months, he made an important impact on the company – from his focus on being driver obsessed to delivering our first brand reputation study, which will help set our course in the coming months and year. After we announced our intention to hire a COO, Jeff came to the tough decision that he doesn't see his future at Uber.feedback

Some people don't like to take responsibility for their own shit. They blame everything in their life on somebody else.feedback

This morning I told the Uber team that we're actively looking for a Chief Operating Officer: a peer who can partner with me to write the next chapter in our journey.feedback

I realize that I can come off as a passionate advocate for Uber.feedback

Anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired. Uber is in no way involved. This behavior is wrong.feedback

I believe that first the trust must be earned. But I also understand that we're operating here in a system that hasn't earned that trust. … God willing, we will earn it. But we still need to do that.feedback

There are people in this room who have experienced things that are incredibly unjust. I want to root out the injustice. I want to get at the people who are making this place a bad place. And you have my commitment. I understand that this is bigger than the Susan situation and I want you to know that I'm all about rooting this out and being very aggressive about that, while also being supportive and empathetic and trying to build that support and empathy throughout the organization.feedback

In a situation where many women have experienced this kind of thing, the onus is on us to earn credibility. Part of how we get to that place where there's more optimism is by taking it and apologizing, understanding, and doing everything we can to get to the bottom of it. Fair enough. Fair enough. Fair enough. I understand. There are very few law firms in the world that we haven't worked with in some way. The amount of fees that have gone to Eric Holder is as close to 0 as you can get to date.feedback

I believe in creating a workplace where a deep sense of justice underpins everything we do. Every Uber employee should be proud of the culture we have and what we will build together over time. What is driving me through all this is a determination that we take what's happened as an opportunity to heal wounds of the past and set a new standard for justice in the workplace. It is my number one priority that we come through this a better organization, where we live our values and fight for and support those who experience injustice.feedback

I have just read Susan Fowler's blog. What she describes is abhorrent and against everything Uber stands for and believes in. It's the first time this has come to my attention so I have instructed Liane Hornsey, our new Chief Human Resources Officer, to conduct an urgent investigation into these allegations. We seek to make Uber a just workplace FOR EVERYONE and there can be absolutely no place for this kind of behavior at Uber -- and anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired.feedback

Auto manufacturers like Daimler are crucial to our strategy, because Uber has no experience making cars – and in fact, making cars is really hard. We can combine Uber's global ride-sharing network with the world-class vehicles of companies like Daimler, so that Uber riders can have a great experience getting around their cities.feedback

I love Amit's excitement for solving complex computer science problems and his passion for helping improve people's lives through technology. The team at Uber, myself included, will learn a lot from him, and I can't wait for him to get started.feedback

Uber and Didi Chuxing are investing billions of dollars in China and both companies have yet to turn a profit there. Getting to profitability is the only way to build a sustainable business that can best serve Chinese riders drivers and cities over the long term.feedback

It's harder for us to see the major impact [of Brexit] and what we do day to day. We just need to continue serving people, making sure we can help people get to to work is a key tenet for making our system work.feedback

As we expand our portfolio of products and services, from Uber for Business to UberEats and UberRush, we trust Twilio to keep us on the cutting edge of innovative communication.feedback

We are 5½-years old. And it's a little early in our lifecycle go there, referring to the IPO process.feedback

Drivers value their independence – the freedom to push a button rather than punch a clock, to use Uber and Lyft simultaneously, to drive most of the week or for just a few hours. That said, as Uber has grown – over 450,000 drivers use the app each month here in the U.S. – we haven't always done a good job working with drivers. It's time to change.feedback

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