Good afternoon and a very merry Christmas Eve: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 420 words — a 2 minute read.
Travis Kalanick in 2016. Photo: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
The founder who made Uber a verb no longer owns any Uber.
Why it matters: Kalanick grew Uber into a global phenomenon and changed the way people get around town, Axios' Dan Primack notes.
Flashback: "In 2009, Mr. Kalanick and [co-founder Garrett Camp] started Uber as a black-car service that riders could hail from their phone," the N.Y. Times notes.
The big picture: Kalanick was — like WeWork CEO Adam Neumann — a singular face of a company that preached disruption on a global scale.
Above: View of the church of Seekirch am Federsee in the morning of Christmas Eve, with the Alps in the background.
Below: Santa Claus waves as he swims with fishes and rays in an aquarium during a show at Africa's largest marine theme park in Durban, South Africa.
United States Navy Specialist Petty Officer 1st Class Shannon Chambers looks over a volunteer playbook in the NORAD Tracks Santa center. Photo: David Zalubowski/AP
For the 64th(!) time this Christmas, the U.S. and Canadian militaries will be delivering real-time Santa updates, the AP reports.
Between the lines: It takes a village of dozens of tech firms to deliver the immersive effect for global Santa trackers, with some 15 million visits to the website alone last year.