A recent twitter furore erupted over scandalous comments made by Emil Michaels, an Uber executive, at a private dinner function, concerning a suggested counter-strategy of dirt digging directed towards journalists who’ve published negative articles about Uber. In particular, digging up private personal dirt on female journalists like Sarah Lacy, Editor in Chief of tech news site PandoDaily.
According to Business Insider, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick took to Twitter and threw Michaels ‘under the bus‘, apologising for the comments made and distancing the company from them. Decisive action, taken in dire circumstances:
“Uber CEO Travis Kalanick took to Twitter today to clean up Michael’s PR mess. He hasn’t fired Michael, but he did acknowledge that the comments were inappropriate.”Alyson Shontell [sic] at Business Insider, writes “Uber CEO Throws Uber Executive Under The Bus For The Company’s Latest Face-Plant”
Wait, where’s the bus?
This kind of soft verbal hyperbole is link bait (ok, you got me), unhelpful and completely misleading.
Uber spokesperson David Rohrsheim told Mashable, adding that the fares automatically increase when demand exceeds available supply, “to encourage more drivers to come online or leave other suburbs to come pick up passengers in areas of high demand.”Uber introducing surge pricing during Sydney CBD hostage siege. Via Mashable
[Update 2pm]: from the Uber Twitter account:
Uber Sydney trips from CBD will be free for riders. Higher rates are still in place to encourage drivers to get into the CBD.
Looks like rides will be free for users, but drivers will still get paid by Uber. Better for Uber PR, though they’re still sticking behind their rationale for surge pricing:
Uber Sydney will refund rides pic.twitter.com/uCo6c4BKkN
Which means that we just need to bottle our outrage until next time the Uber algorithm spots a pay-day.
From the forever poignant IWDRM.
“We probably shouldn’t do that then.”
Your future is probably going to be shit now. That’s because Christopher Pyne has an obsession with free markets, and why the Australian Government will continue to fuck over students and ruin their education.
Plus, the Government has plans to make our higher education system even worse, opening up more profiteering, providing more debt and offering students a lifetime of regret.
“It was like an index to the book about her last 10 years.”
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