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Uber CEO takes leave of absence amid harassment investigations, general badness

Uber’s alleged culture of sexual harassment, confirmed shady business practices, and memos on interoffice boning have gotten the rideshare tech company so much bad press in recent months, it’s surprising that it didn’t happen earlier: The Associated Press reports that Uber co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick has taken…

Uber’s CEO uses the company’s lactation rooms as a meditation space

Expressing what we can only assume is an absolutely inexhaustible thirst for inner peace, a bizarre anecdote from Arianna Huffington suggests that embattled Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has begun using his company’s lactation rooms as a meditation space. Kalanick—who just fired 20 of the company’s employees over ongoing…

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Read This: No, Uber’s CEO was never the second-best “Wii Tennis” player in the world

A relatively unimportant line in a recent New York Times profile of Travis Kalanick, noted super-douche and embattled CEO of Uber, has been raising the eyebrows of video game fans. Repeating a nifty anecdote that has been published by numerous journalists and even Uber itself, Times reporter Mike Isaac writes that…

World’s greatest Uber driver has an NES in the back seat

Uber’s been thirsty for some good press lately, what with the ride-sharing juggernaut’s unsavory business practices—from the spying to the sexism to its own CEO’s general douchiness—coming to light. They’ll be grateful, then, for the little bit of ingenuity displayed by a Durham, North Carolina Uber driver, who…