- Uber China acquired by Didi
- Google’s Head of HR leaving the company
- Startups who give days off for their employee’s to vote at the U.S. Presidential Election
Cover Story – Uber China Acquired by Rival Didi
On-demand giant Uber is selling its Chinese operations to the biggest competitor: Didi
- The combined worth of the merged company is $35bn
- Uber will retain a 20% stake in the new entity
- Didi invests $1bn in Uber’s global business
This move does not come as a surprise. Uber had been struggling to fight against Didi’s 80% market share.
Some compare it to Yahoo’s ownership stake in the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba and expect Uber’s stake to strongly gain in value.
This Week’s Finest – Revisit Your Dictionary
Scrap These Phrases Right Now (URL) – What not to say:
- Let’s put our heads together
- Take it to the next level
- Hit the ground / Get the ball rolling
- Think outside the box
Mr. Google HR Stepped Down (URL) – Laszlo Bock is leaving Google after 10 years as its head of HR.
He will remain in an advisor role and will be replaced by Eileen Naughton (VP Sales, UK).
Worth Reading – HR Decisions in Startups
Time to Vote (URL) – Tech startups are giving a day off and want to encourage their employees to vote at the U.S. presidential election.
Diversity at Twitter (URL) – Twitter has publicly set diversity goals for itself in 2016.
Jeffrey Siminoff (Head of Diversity & Inclusion) wants to start at the top. Executives first.
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