Aug 29, 2017

Expedia CEO says he plans to take job as Uber's new chief

Dara Khosrowshahi in 2012 at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference (AP's Paul Sakuma)

Dara Khosrowshahi, currently Expedia's CEO, told news outlets on Tuesday that he plans to accept the job as Uber's next chief executive. On Sunday evening, the ride-hailing company's board of directors offered him the position after a contentious search (HPE's Meg Whitman and GE's Jeff Immelt were the other finalists).

"It's definitely the opportunity of a lifetime," he told Bloomberg, adding that the company also has challenges he'll have to navigate. As for his new relationship with Uber co-founder, ex-CEO and current board member Travis Kalanick, Khosrowshahi called it "budding." "I think there's mutual respect there," he told the Wall Street Journal.

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Trump's big, empty beef with Twitter

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

President Trump finally acted on his now year-old threat to take action against social media platforms for alleged bias against conservatives. But so far, according to experts in both government and the industry, the threat looks mostly empty.

Driving the news: Trump escalated his war on Twitter Friday morning, tweeting repeatedly that the company needs to be regulated after it overnight added a warning label to a tweet of his calling for the military to start shooting looters, which violated Twitter’s rules against glorifying violence.

In photos: Protests over George Floyd's death grip Minneapolis

The Third Police Precinct burns in Minneapolis on Thursday night. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Demonstrators demanding justice burned a Minneapolis police station and took control of the streets around it last night, heaving wood onto the flames, kicking down poles with surveillance cameras and torching surrounding stores.

What's happening: The crowd was protesting the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man whose life was snuffed out Tuesday by a white Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on his neck for about eight minutes.

Minneapolis mayor to Trump: “Weakness is pointing your finger” during a crisis

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey fired back at President Trump on Friday, after the president accused the mayor of weak leadership amid violence sparked by the killing of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.

Driving the news: Trump made his accusations in a pair of tweets early Friday, saying he would bring the national guard into Minneapolis if Frey couldn't “bring the City under control.”