Uber Creates 50,000 Jobs Per Month, Says CEO



At TechCrunch’s annual Disrupt event in San Francisco (after some issues with electricity that saw the lights and audio go out as the show began), the first chat was between Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick and former TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington. Arrington (who’s CrunchFund is an investor in Uber), asked Kalanick about his salary and growth, and wondered why the press is always picking on the CEO. While fielding softball questions from Arrington who peppered his interview with slams against competitor Lyft and the taxi industry without disclosing his status as an investor, Kalanick stated that his company was creating 50,000 jobs a month and that it had “hundreds of thousands of partners connected to the system.” When asked by Arrington if he was interested in acquiring Lyft to stop the company’s “whining” and to “shut them up,” Kalanick said that Uber was not in acquisition mode.

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