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Uber CEO releases new company rules: "We do the right thing"

Dara Khosrowshahi. Photo: Paul Sakuma / AP

Uber's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi revealed new company rules on Tuesday after recognizing that "the culture and approach that got Uber where it is today is not what will get [them] to the next level."

Why it matters: After months of scandals surrounding the ride-sharing company, Khosrowshahi's new rules are an attempt to save its brand and change its culture, which employed values that "didn't represent the kind of company we want to be."

Some of Uber's new rules:

  • "We do the right thing. Period."
  • "We celebrate differences. We stand apart from the average...we encourage different opinions and approaches to be heard."
  • "We are customer obsessed. We work tirelessly to earn our customers' trust and business by solving their problems."
  • "We act like the owners....We help each other and those who matter to us."

Go deeper with Khosrowshahi's full note.

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Vice sued over response to sexual assault of freelancer

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A freelancer for Vice filed a lawsuit on Friday, claiming that the company "blamed her" for being sexually assaulted while in the field, "and pushed her out of her job," NBC News reports.

Why it matters, per Axios' Sara Fischer: The company was anticipating going public, but had been plagued with issues surrounding sexual harassment. Its founder, Shane Smith, exited the company last month amid sexual harassment allegations. The company has also struggled to hit its revenue numbers amid a volatile media landscape.