Uber CEO Kalanick Quits Following "Investor Revolt"

Ten days after we reported that "Uber was imploding", when the company's Chief Business Officer resigned at the same time as the CEO announced a leave of absence, the "Uber collapse" was complete when Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, co-founder of the world's most valuable private company, announced his resignation on Tuesday following an "investor revolt" over his catastrophic leadership.

Frontrunning: June 20

  • Central bank caution beefs up stock gains (Reuters)
  • Pound Drops as BOE's Carney Says Not Yet Time to Raise Rates (BBG)
  • Oil Just Hit Its Lowest Level of the Year (BBG)
  • Britain charges Barclays, ex-bosses over 'unlawful' Qatari deal (Reuters)
  • Senate GOP Sets Ambitious Deadline on Health-Care Vote (WSJ)

Google Promises To Bury "Questionable" Content On YouTube

"...we will be taking a tougher stance on videos that do not clearly violate our policies — for example, videos that contain inflammatory religious or supremacist content. In future these will appear behind an interstitial warning and they will not be monetised, recommended or eligible for comments or user endorsements."

Frontrunning: June 19

  • UK PM May says attack on Muslims near mosque is 'sickening' (Reuters)
  • Macron Under Pressure to Deliver as French Turnout Plummets (BBG)
  • Market Volatility Has Vanished Around the World (WSJ)
  • Real victory will be in 5 years, says Macron camp after election win (Reuters)
  • Brexit Talks Kick Off in Brussels as May Urged to Soften Stance (BBG)

Eric Peters: "Last Week Saw The End Of The QE Era"

"Last week was the end of the QE era. Central banks will turn into net sellers of assets in the coming 2-3 years. Before yesterday’s Fed meeting, everyone assumed that the moment the VIX hits 20, they’ll come to the rescue. And now, no one can be sure."

Even Google Employees Can No Longer Afford Housing In San Francisco

"The entire economic system is a rent-seeking, corrupt scam in which financial oligarchs and assorted other parasites suck more and more life out of the economy until it breaks completely. The fact that Google employees are now feeling the repercussions of this, tells you all you need to know. Even a terribly corrupt system can continue until it consumes itself. It is now consuming itself."

Frontrunning: June 15

  • Markets Are Sliding Again (BBG)
  • Trump’s Legal Peril Deepens as Mueller Expands Scope of Probe (BBG)
  • Trump blasts report on possible obstruction of justice probe (Reuters)
  • Putin says ex-FBI head Comey gave no proof Russia meddled in U.S. election (Reuters)
  • The Fed Is Flying Blind (BBG)