Travis Kalanick Says He's Leaving for the Sake of Uber


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Good morning! In case you tucked in early on the left coast: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned last night. Some might say the writing was on the wall, after he took an open-ended leave of absence following personal tragedy and turmoil at the ride-sharing company. Others were shocked that Tenacious T eased his grip on the company that he helped to build into a transportation behemoth.

Ultimately, investors decided it was time for Kalanick to go. No one doubted the CEO's love for Uber and in the end, he said that was the reason why he left: "I love Uber more than anything in the world and at this difficult moment in my personal life I have accepted the investors request to step aside so that Uber can go back to building rather than be distracted with another fight." Travis 2.0, we hardly knew ya.

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