Dara Khosrowshahi

A bumpy ride to profitability: Uber lays off 350 staff in latest cuts

Uber Technologies Inc. has laid off about 350 employees as part of its ongoing effort to curb its losses, which reached a record $5.2 billion last quarter. The cuts, announced Monday, represent the third and final round of staff reductions made under a restructuring initiative the company launched earlier this year. Uber previously laid off …

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Uber CEO Reveals Formula To Profitability

“Scale is the primary driver toward profitability,” says Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. “It’s getting big. We’ve got over a billion rides per quarter and we’ve got trips growing at 35 percent on a year on year basis. It’s a combination of growing top-line over 35 percent, technology innovation to delight the customer and take costs …

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We Expect This Business To Be Very Profitable

“Not only do we expect to hit cashflow break-even, but we expect this business to be very profitable at maturity,” says Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. “I think that going forward our spending declines as a percent of revenue. So when you’re growing trips 35 percent year on year your spending is going to increase. But …

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Autonomous Driving is Coming No Matter What, Says SoftBank CEO

“Autonomous driving is coming no matter what,” says Says SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son. “That’s the destiny of where technology is going to drive us.” He adds: “When autonomous driving comes the cost of providing the service will dramatically get more efficient. It will also dramatically reduce the rate of accidents compared to human driving accidents. …

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Autonomous is an Enormous Technology

Autonomous is an enormous technology, says Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Following the unfortunate accident that happened last year in Arizona, Uber took a retreat from autonomous vehicles. However, Uber has taken that time to rebuild how they are building that product. “It will bring huge strides in safety, and huge strides in making transportation available …

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Who’s Not Going Through a Customer Transformation?

Salesforce is booming and the reason is that virtually every company in the world is going through a huge digital transformation, according to Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff. “The reason why is every company that we’re dealing with is going through a huge digital transformation and every digital transformation begins and ends with the customer,” says …

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