May 27, 2018

Uber president Jeff Jones quits after six months in role

20 March 2017, 03:31 | Marlene Myers

Uber President Jeff Jones is reportedly stepping down as President at Uber after just over six months in the role.

Second in command at the vehicle hailing firm to Travis Kalanick, Jones had departed because his role was "not the situation he signed on for", according to United States website Recode.

Jones, previously an executive with retailer Target, joined Uber six month ago as its president of ride-sharing.

Jones' departure is not a direct result of the company's search for a new COO, one that could've outranked him, but because Uber was "not the situation he signed on for", according to Recode.

NCAA Tournament: The Round of 32 continues
The Wolverines stamped their Big 10 tournament championship run with a narrow but solid First Round win over Oklahoma State. They've been winning games in different ways and now they head to Kansas City, Missouri, to see if they can keep rolling.

Mark Hamill Shares First Photo of Him in Costume as Luke Skywalker
In 2014, the official Star Wars website ran a feature on the first day of shooting , which took place on Monday, March 22, 1976. This weekend, Mark Hamill tweeted an early photo of himself dressed as Luke Skywalker on the set of Star Wars: A New Hope.

Pickup Truck Protesters Flying Confederate Flag Outside NCAA Tournament
That would be just fine with Bessinger and his fellow protesters. "What do you want?" a demonstrator yelled at one motorist. As people arrived to the arena on Friday, people noticed the Confederate flag waving at the parking garage.

Kalanick praised Jones' contributions to Uber, including the company's "first brand reputation study, which will help set our course in the coming months and year".

Jones is the latest to quit the company after a string of high profile exits including that of Amit Singhal who was asked to resign because of a sexual harassment allegation against hime in his previous job at Alphabet Inc's Google.

The controversies have cast doubt even among Uber's oldest investors on Kalanick's ability to lead a company valued at $70 billion with plans to go public in the next few years.

And earlier this month Uber confirmed it had used a secret technology program dubbed "Greyball", which effectively changes the app view for specific riders, to evade authorities in cities where the service has been banned. It is unclear whether the new position influenced Jones' decision, as he oversaw operations as president and was second only Kalanick.

Other News

Trending Now

White House analysis finds Trumpcare is even worse than the CBO estimated
Critics say it would make health insurance more expensive for individuals, especially older adults and those with modest incomes. These include possibly altering the health benefits that the law requires insurance plans to cover.

Move Over, Kendall Jenner: Jaime Pressly's Home Just Got Robbed, Too!
This isn't just a Kendall Jenner hit job! "There was a burglary and legal actions are being taken", Pressly's rep tells ET.

YouTube sensation star Auntie Fee dies at 59
Auntie Fee gained notoriety after her 2014 "Sweet Treats for Kids" video went viral, garnering almost 5 million views. O'Dell's son, Tavis Hunter , confirmed her tragic passing in an announcement on Facebook.

Heung-min Son starts up front in Harry Kane's absence
Tottenham and Southampton meeting on last December for the league time and also for the first time of the current season. Spurs will however be struggling to replace the injured Harry Kane.