Uber's Emil Michael was apparently too awful, even for Donald Trump

Uber's Emil Michael was apparently too awful, even for Donald Trump

A trove of leaked Trump Administration documents obtained by Axios shows that Michael was once considered as a potential candidate for Donald Trump's Secretary of Transportation. But there were a few, uh, "red flags."
Jun 26 · 3 minutes
Who is REALLY responsible for Uber's failed IPO? Uber.

Who is REALLY responsible for Uber's failed IPO? Uber.

At what point does the Valley in-crowd stop making excuses for this company?
May 14 · 13 minutes
Dara Khosrowshahi: A massive void where Uber's values should be

Dara Khosrowshahi: A massive void where Uber's values should be

I’m hard pressed to think of any company aside from Uber that has so abdicated the benefit of the doubt but keeps getting it nonetheless.
Jul 17 · 3 minutes
Waymo vs Uber: Was it worth all that attention?

Waymo vs Uber: Was it worth all that attention?

As the douche settles, let’s take a moment to ask: What was that all about?
Feb 20 · 3 minutes
Travis Shrugs: Pando goes to the Uber/Waymo trial, pt 3

Travis Shrugs: Pando goes to the Uber/Waymo trial, pt 3

With the benefit of court-ordered document disclosure, the public has been given an intimate view of the cult of toxic masculinity.
Feb 9 · 9 minutes
How laser is the sauce? Pando goes to the Uber/Waymo trial, pt 2

How laser is the sauce? Pando goes to the Uber/Waymo trial, pt 2

Just before noon on Tuesday, former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick stood before the tall wooden double doors of a federal courtroom in San Francisco...
Feb 8 · 5 minutes
Pando goes to... the Uber/Waymo trial

Pando goes to... the Uber/Waymo trial

After a year of anticipation, the opening day's arguments landed with a whimper.
Feb 6 · 5 minutes
Tell me again why Uber is worth $69 billion?

Tell me again why Uber is worth $69 billion?

Ridesharing has never been a strong network effects business.
Jan 23 · 5 minutes
Kalanick's payday shows there's no “evolution in corporate America”

Kalanick's payday shows there's no “evolution in corporate America”

There’s at best a disconnect between actors like BlackRock and those like Softbank and Uber.
Jan 19 · 1 minute
2017 ends much the same as it began for Uber: With more bad news

2017 ends much the same as it began for Uber: With more bad news

Didi is playing chess, while Uber plays checkers.
Dec 21 · 4 minutes
Are we starting to see cracks in the bro-economy?

Are we starting to see cracks in the bro-economy?

You can only lose your money once… unless you counted on that paper valuation being real…
Dec 19 · 3 minutes
Sam Altman: I should have the freedom to say stupid shit, you should have the freedom to applaud

Sam Altman: I should have the freedom to say stupid shit, you should have the freedom to applaud

Not since Edward Snowden moved to Russia to protest American spying have hypocrisy and delusion been joined in such happy matrimony.
Dec 14 · 4 minutes
The only metric that matters: Uber’s lead over Lyft is slipping, losses are mounting

The only metric that matters: Uber’s lead over Lyft is slipping, losses are mounting

(And yet…. Softbank still wants to bail everyone out)
Nov 29 · 6 minutes
Uber’s customer is Softbank and its users are disposable

Uber’s customer is Softbank and its users are disposable

As lawmakers and the press universally express horror, Softbank is poised to reward everyone who enabled Travis Kalanick
Nov 27 · 6 minutes
London regulators find Uber "not fit and proper": A most damningly British indictment

London regulators find Uber "not fit and proper": A most damningly British indictment

Five whole levels worse than “not up to snuff”, two higher than “acting like a bunch of tossers”
Sep 22 · 4 minutes
Shocker! Shervin Pishevar has suddenly realized he can't be interviewed by me on stage at Harvard after all

Shocker! Shervin Pishevar has suddenly realized he can't be interviewed by me on stage at Harvard after all

"Let us strike tomorrow with the full and fulsome courage of our convictions."
Aug 31 · 8 minutes
Benchmark vs Kalanick (featuring Pishevar): A modern Silicon Valley morality play

Benchmark vs Kalanick (featuring Pishevar): A modern Silicon Valley morality play

How appropriate that the battle over the future of Uber’s board and soul has come down to a public fight, full of high-minded rhetoric as everyone tries to look like the most righteous player.
Aug 21 · 11 minutes
Brotopia is burning

Brotopia is burning

Benchmark is shocked when law-breaking, anti-authority hero breaks laws and doesn’t respect their authority.
Aug 11 · 9 minutes
Falling knife: At $40 billion, Uber would still be overvalued

Falling knife: At $40 billion, Uber would still be overvalued

From first to fourth in less than a year… maybe being a private company isn’t easier after all.
Aug 7 · 5 minutes
Travis Kalanick isn't "Steve Jobs-ing" anything

Travis Kalanick isn't "Steve Jobs-ing" anything

Just a kid in the turtleneck, listening to to Bob Dylan and looking out the window.
Aug 2 · 5 minutes
This is my last story about Travis Kalanick

This is my last story about Travis Kalanick

If you hold stock in Uber, here’s my take on your lot...
Jun 21 · 11 minutes
Cash flows before bros: Inside Bill Gurley’s pivot from Uber apologist to board dissenter

Cash flows before bros: Inside Bill Gurley’s pivot from Uber apologist to board dissenter

What yesterday’s leaked all hands audio tells us about Uber’s board.
Jun 14 · 9 minutes
Susan Fowler did this

Susan Fowler did this

After Emil Michael’s ouster, no toxic Silicon Valley bro should feel untouchable.
Jun 12 · 11 minutes
Monsters

Monsters

Uber executives reportedly obtained and distributed the medical records of a rape victim with the aim of discrediting her.
Jun 7 · 5 minutes