Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick leaves company's board of directors
It's been been a rough two years for the co-founder.Uber released a statement Tuesday announcing Kalanick's departure from the board effective Dec. 31, 2019.
Uber users in Las Vegas will soon be able to purchase public transit tickets through the app. The change makes Las Vegas only the second city in which Uber users can purchase transit tickets directly in the app.
When users enter a destination, they'll see a "transit" tab, which will include real-time info on their public transit options. Under the "transit ticket" tab, they'll be able to purchase and activate a range of Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada tickets -- including Strip and All Access, hourly and monthly passes.
Uber is rolling the feature out over the next few weeks and says it chose to announce the change during CES to highlight the role public transit will play in the company's future. "As we work together to make Uber part of the public transportation ecosystem we can make cities more accessible and work to make individual car ownership a thing of the past," said Uber's head of transit David Reich.
Last year, Uber began allowingto purchases public transportation options. Since then, we've seen a handful of cities get , but not purchasing options.
The trial of Heetch continues on Friday
Second day of hearing for Heetch, application of transport between individuals intended for young night owls, prosecuted as a legal person, and its founders Teddy Pellerin and Mathieu Jacob before the criminal court of Paris.
The young leaders of the young shoot created in 2013 and which counts in its capital the funds Kima Ventures (launched by Xavier Niel, the founder of Free in 2010), Alven Capital and Mobivia, appear for complicity in the illegal exercise of the profession taxi, deceptive marketing practice and illegal organization of a system for connecting customers with non-professional drivers.
UberPop, an application for transport between individuals of the American giant Uber, had been condemned last summer for identical heads of prevention.
1,500 civil parties
The defense tried unsuccessfully on Thursday to quash the proceedings, criticizing the methods of the investigators and ironically about the constitution of civil parties. This is a long-awaited trial, especially by taxis - with almost 1,500 civil parties (), mainly taxis who complain of unfair competition. The hearing was originally scheduled to take place in June. But it was postponed because of the number of drivers who came to bring civil actions at the bar.
According to the application, which operates between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., and mainly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, drivers, whose incomes are capped at 6,000 euros, would earn on average around 1,800 euros per year. Its 30,000 occasional drivers are said to be on average 25 years old. As for users, the majority (80%) would be between 18 and 25 years old, knowing that 70% of journeys include the suburbs, according to the latest scores communicated by the company.
The company, a share capital of 10,000 euros at the start, has since raised about 1 million euros. It went from 8 to 51 jobs. In 2015, it generated a turnover of around 2 million euros, and suffered a loss of around 12,000 euros, its founders said at the hearing.
The trial must continue until Friday afternoon. The decision should be reserved.
The way-too-early college football Top 25 for 2020 .
LSU, Clemson are joined by Alabama, Ohio State and Oklahoma near the top of our early look at the Top 25 college football teams for 2020.