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Uber president quits in response to controversies

Uber president quits in response to controversies”

The role, incidentally, pushed Jones one rung down on the company's ladder, though sources told Recode the company adding a COO was unrelated to his departure. He is a marketing expert who was hired to improve the company's declining image. Jones was on the job for just six months.

In a statement to Reuters, Mr Jones said he could not continue in a business with which he was incompatible.

Jones quit less than seven months after joining the San Francisco company, an Uber spokesman said on Sunday.

Kalanick has in the past noted that the company would radically improve its business prospects if it got rid of drivers.

Troubled ride sharing service Uber lost its president, a former executive from Target (NYSE: TGT). The man is renowned for his competence in the development of retailer's brand. Waymo is seeking to halt Uber's self-driving operations.

However, what he saw and experienced in Uber were not consistent with his view on the organizational culture and leadership approach. Kalanick was filmed arguing with an Uber driver over falling rates of pay, and shortly afterwards admitted he needed "leadership help" and was seeking to employ a chief operating officer. The Board of Directors and Investors just wanted to stabilize the company after the past few months of turmoil. Perhaps the incoming COO's leadership training for Kalanick will proliferate throughout the seemingly crumbling company. Claims of workplace discrimination and sexism have also surfaced following a blog post by former employee Susan Fowler on her time at the company.

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Last month, Waymo, the name of Google's 7-year-old self driving vehicle division, sued Uber, alleging that Otto's sensor technology was stolen by former Google employee Anthony Levandowski shortly before Levandowski left to found Otto.

Before Jones, another executive, who holds an important position for Uber, Brian McClendon, also planned to resigned. McClendon was at Google for about ten years and was an integral cog in the formation of Google Earth and Geolocation Technology research of the company. "This fall's election and the current fiscal crisis in Kansas is driving me to more fully participate in our democracy - and I want to do that in the place I call home", he said in a statement to the Times.

Reached by AFP, Uber would not conform the report as of late Sunday. He was alleged with sexual harassment by his previous employer, namely Alphabet's Inc's Google.

A "boys-gone-wild" culture may not be Uber's biggest problem, though.



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