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Report: Investors demanded Uber CEO’s ouster
Travis Kalanick resigned Tuesday as Uber CEO after a shareholder revolt made it impossible for him to stay on at the company, the New York Times reports.
The report says Kalanick’s departure came under pressure after hours of drama involving Uber’s investors, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.
Earlier on Tuesday, five of Uber’s major investors demanded that the chief executive resign immediately. The investors included one of Uber’s biggest shareholders, the venture capital firm Benchmark, which has one of its partners, Bill Gurley, on Uber’s board. The investors made their demand for Mr. Kalanick to step down in a letter delivered to the chief executive while he was in Chicago, the people with knowledge of the situation said.
Here’s who attended Trump’s ‘Tech Week’
This is “tech week” at the White House, which means Silicon Valley’s top tech bosses have descended on Washington, D.C.
President Donald Trump kicked off the White House’s new American Technology Council on Monday with a call for a “sweeping transformation” of the federal government’s technology.
Recode has a running list of which Silicon Valley companies are attending Trump’s high-profile huddle. Among those absent: Facebook, which was invited but cited scheduling conflicts; Twitter, which appears to not have been invited; and Elon Musk, who was invited but declined to attend.
For tech leaders, the event was a rare chance to push their political and business agendas.
Amazon to launch a ‘try before you buy’ clothing box
Amazon wants to make clothing purchases easier with a new program called Prime Wardrobe, which lets customers order clothes, keep them for a week and return whatever they don’t like for free.
Prime Wardrobe shares some similarities with other “try before you buy” programs such as Stitch Fix and Nordstrom’s Trunk Club, though these choose clothing options for customers. In Amazon's case, the customer makes all the choices.
Any Prime member in the United States can choose between three and 15 items of clothing, shoes or accessories, which will be shipped to them for free. They then have up to seven days to try the clothing on. Anything they don’t want, for whatever reason, can be shipped back in the same reusable box, which comes with a prepaid label.
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