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That Time Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Got Into It With A Cab Driver

Fast Company‘s exclusive profile details how Kalanick once accused a taxi driver of ripping him off—long before he started Uber.

More than 10 years before creating Uber, CEO Travis Kalanick joined the founding staff of Scour, a search engine that used peer-to-peer file sharing to distribute movies and music. As Max Chafkin writes in Fast Company‘s exclusive profile of Kalanick, the company was a “proto-Napster” for which Kalanick managed product, business development, and marketing. Though Scour grew quickly, it was slammed with lawsuit after lawsuit due to copyright issues; eventually, Scour’s most generous backer refused to further invest in the company, and it was forced to file for bankruptcy.

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