Uber Picks Expedia's CEO To Handle All Of Its Problems

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"I have to tell you I am scared". That relationship may have helped in identifying Khosrowshahi as a candidate.

"Casting a vote for the next chief executive of Uber was a big moment for me and I couldn't be happier to pass the torch to such an inspiring leader", Kalanick said.

They were former GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt, who announced his withdrawal from the process via Twitter on Sunday, and Meg Whitman, CEO of HP Enterprise and former CEO of Ebay.

Benchmark argued the opposite, telling Glasscock that allowing Kalanick to fill the seats "and act as the decisive board vote would seriously damage Uber and its stockholders".

Khosrowshahi, who led travel-booking site Expedia Inc for 12 years, made the remarks as he introduced himself to Uber's workforce on Wednesday during an all-staff meeting at its San Francisco headquarters.

He added that he can "look forward to Uber and know that I will make a difference, hopefully for the better".

New Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi joined San Francisco-based Uber's all-hands staff meeting Wednesday to take questions from employees.

We're really fortunate to gain a leader with Dara's experience, talent and vision.

Expedia appointed Mark Okerstrom, its CFO since September 2011, as CEO on a permanent basis to replace Dara Khosrowshah, who left to become the boss of Uber.

His hiring by Uber was first reported by the New York Times.

"We have no indication he is leaving Expedia", said Dave McNamee, a spokesman for Expedia.

It took Uber's board almost 70 days to settle on a new CEO after the resignation of its co-founder and previous CEO Travis Kalanick.

Uber's new policy says that "there are special circumstances, such as preventing fraud and responding to safety incidents, where Uber may collect background location for any rider in the "While Using" setting". Kalanick faced criticism after numerous scandals took place over the last few months involving claims of systemic sexism and harassment in the workplace. As the court recognized, this is a bilateral dispute between Benchmark and Travis Kalanick.

Some have speculated that Khosrowshahi would be the adult in the room and play it safe at Uber as he readies the company to go public.

"Desperation sometimes drives innovation", he told the publication.

"Indeed, it has appeared at times as if the search was being manipulated to deter candidates and create a power vacuum in which Travis could return", said Benchmark in an open letter to Uber employees.

This growth is primarily through expansion in Asia, where the travel tech firm is complementing organic growth with a $350 million minority investment in Southeast Asia's online travel company Traveloka.

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