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Uber names Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi as CEO pick

Uber has chosen Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi to be its chief executive, ending months of speculation in the firm's search for a new leader. 

The decision was made by Uber's board late on Sunday, a source told the BBC, but the company has made no official announcement. 

Mr Khosrowshahi would replace Travis Kalanick, who resigned in June following pressure from shareholders. 

The firm is battling to repair its image after a series of scandals. 

Several big names - including Hewlett Packard boss Meg Whitman and General Electric chairman Jeff Immelt - had been touted for the role.

Mr Immelt ruled himself out of the race over the weekend, while reports intensified that Ms Whitman was the most likely successor despite her saying she was not interested in the job either.

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Mr Kalanick bowed to pressure from shareholders in the San Francisco-based firm and stood down in June.

His resignation came after months of turmoil at the firm, including a series of controversies about sexual harassment, macho culture and the departure of senior executives.


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