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Weekend News & Commentary — June 24-25, 2017

Weekend News & Commentary — June 24-25, 2017

In the wake of CEO Travis Kalanick’s resignation last week, Uber is pleading with its employees to stay on with the company.  According to the Wall Street Journal, some Uber employees are considering leaving the company after the tumultuous last few months; others who are more hopeful that the company can restore its damaged reputation or fearful that they will lose their stock options with the company will choose to stay.  Meanwhile, the Journal reports, some of Uber’s drivers are feeling optimistic about the company in the wake of Kalanick’s departure, especially given the adoption of more driver-friendly policies immediately following his resignation.  The Uber Board met for the first time on Thursday to discuss the search for Kalanick’s replacement.

Uber Adds a Tip Option

Uber Adds a Tip Option

Lost in the extensive coverage of Travis Kalanick's resignation is the news that Uber is adding an in-app tip option.  According to the Washington Post, the option is already available in Houston, Minneapolis, and Seattle, and should be part of the app nationwide...