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Hoping a change for the better, Uber welcomes new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi

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Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive officer of Expedia, Inc., attends the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 7, 2016 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Uber has been mired in controversy in recent years.

With allegations of toxic company culture, poor leadership, and numerous lawsuits, the ride-share company hired a new CEO in order to fix its image. Over the weekend, former Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi accepted the new executive role, replacing his infamous predecessor Travis Kalanick.

From sexual harassment allegations to legal battles with investors, Khosrowshahi is confronted with the difficult task of dealing with the negative publicity and diminishing morale in and out of the company. Can this outsider turn around one of the most hated tech companies? What’s the next step for Kalanick?


Sean O’Kane, tech reporter for The Verge; he tweets @sokane1

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