Today in Vancouver, the annual mind orgy TED welcomed Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to the stage. Did he talk about the logo? Did he talk about how cities are bringing him down? What did he say? You could wait a few months for the video — or you could take these people’s words for it.
Now keep in mind, the only reports we have of Kalanick’s talk are coming from people who either paid $US8000 ($11,265) or more per ticket to attend this event or people who attended for free. They may not be reliable narrators. But from what I can piece together he did talk about the logo and how cities are bringing him down. And how he couldn’t take an Uber from the Vancouver airport because, well, cities are bringing him down.
Why he changed the logo
Why public transit isn’t a good solution for getting around
Instead we should all use unlicensed cabs like early-1900s LA
We have a bright, self-driving future
Yet cities are crushing Uber’s growth
So here are his plans for your car
All in all, Kalanick seemed to be generally well-received
The founder and CEO of Uber at #TED2016? Who’s next, Martin Shkreli?
— Living the Liminal (@Liminal) February 16, 2016
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