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Jennifer Jarrett is leaving Uber, which she joined in early 2019 as head of corporate development and capital markets.

Why it matters: Jarrett ran point on Uber's unsuccessful efforts to buy GrubHub and its subsequent deal for Postmates.

  • An Uber spokesperson tells Axios: "We thank Jen for all her work at Uber and wish her all the best, wherever her next step takes her."

What's next: Jarrett plans to seek out a new job in the biotech sector, where she worked before joining Uber.

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Uber sells "flying taxi" business to Joby Aviation

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Uber has agreed to sell Elevate, its "flying taxi" division, to Joby Aviation, the company said on Tuesday, confirming Axios' recent reporting. It's also investing $75 million into Joby as part of the deal.

Why it matters: Despite making a lot of noise about its ambitions for futuristic transportation, Uber has now sold off both its autonomous driving unit and its aircraft unit.

In photos: D.C. and U.S. states on alert for pre-inauguration violence

National Guard troops stand behind security fencing with the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building behind them, on Jan. 16. Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Security has been stepped up in Washington, D.C., and state capitols across the U.S. as authorities brace for potential violence this weekend.

Driving the news: Following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by some supporters of President Trump, the FBI has said there could be armed protests in D.C. and in all 50 state capitols in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday.

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