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In addition to the numerous PR disasters within the world of politics, several major corporations found themselves in hot water following their own instances of branded disaster. 2017 reached a fever pitch in terms of cultural appropriation and societal insensitivity.
Sooner than you think you could be requesting a lift across your city’s skyline.
In what’s being described as a “shareholder revolt,” Travis Kalanick, the embattled CEO of Uber, resigned on Tuesday from the company he founded and helped build into a ride-sharing giant. NEW: Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick has resigned as CEO, company spokesperson confirms to @ABC News. https://t.co/gvROCzCVmX pic.twitter.com/BsbN1MTUcY — ABC News (@ABC) June 21, 2017 In … Continued
Uber President Jeff Jones quit the company after only six months on the job. His resignation increases the negative publicity the ride sharing company has faced recently.
After Buzzfeed published an email accidentally sent to its news division by a Facebook spokesperson who dismissed President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed Muslim registry––calling it a “straw man”––and advised the company’s PR to remain silent, Facebook was forced to clarify its position, saying that no one “has asked us to build a Muslim registry, and of course we … Continued
[DIGEST: New York Times, Phys.org, NPR] In May, a man at the wheel of a Tesla was killed in a truck collision while in “autopilot” mode. In June, Google’s self-driving cars cruised around more than 1.7 million miles of roadway. In September, Uber launched a fleet of driverless cars in Pittsburgh. And just a few … Continued