Uber CEO: ‘We’re Going To Make A Profit’ From Distraction With Distraction
Breitbart News has learned that Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is “very worried” about the company’s future.
Kalanick, who has a large number of “distractions” in his life, was asked to give a statement on the future of Uber in the latest edition of “Oprah’s The Talk,” hosted by “The Tonight Show” co-host Jimmy Fallon.
The host, Jimmy Kimmel, said that he was “shocked” by Kalanicks statement.
“I’ve been trying to understand his comments since yesterday,” Kimmel said, “but I’m shocked by the way he said ‘we’re going to make a profit.'”
Kalanicks comments were met with laughter by the hosts audience.
“He’s got to be kidding me, right?”
Fallon said, laughing.
“There’s no way he can be serious,” Kimmel added.
“You know what, I think he should just leave the whole business to us,” Fallon said.
“I think that’s probably the best way to go about it.”
“We’ve all been there,” Kimmel continued.
“If you look at Uber’s history, they have been at the center of a lot of bad things, so it’s time to put that behind them.”
“It is time for Uber to move forward,” Kalanics statement read.
“The future is bright for the millions of people using Uber and the many millions of companies around the world that rely on it to bring their jobs, services, and information to people around the globe.
The ride sharing industry is a leader in technology, innovation, and business innovation.”
Kalanikas statement also included a link to a recent Forbes article, which highlighted the companys massive problems with the app.
Klanick also said that “many” of the people he has been in communication with have told him that the company is in a “financial tailspin.”
“I’m sure many of you are feeling the same,” he said, adding that “we’re looking at a lot more than just the $100 million that was announced yesterday, we’re looking to go into the billions.”
“You have to remember that we’ve got over 100 million drivers in the United States alone, and we are one of the largest mobile app providers in the world,” he added.
“We’re going in the right direction.
We’re in the next phase of the evolution of transportation in America.”
Klanikas comments also prompted a comment from Lyft CEO Logan Green.
Klayton and Kalanys comments came a day after Uber reported a 7.9 percent increase in the third quarter of 2018.
That was the second straight quarter of solid growth.
Kala, who is in his second year at Uber, told the audience that Uber is now the third largest mobile advertising company in the U.S. and that the ride-sharing app has become the fastest-growing platform in the entire world.KALANICK’S WORDS TO OWNERS: “I’M VERY WORRIED”About his thoughts on Uber, Kalanakis comments came after he spoke at a conference on “Facts, Facts, Facts” in Las Vegas.
The conference was sponsored by the Las Vegas-based consumer group, Consumer Watchdog.
“My advice to you is to be very worried about the future,” he told the group, referring to his concerns about Uber.
Kalgans comments came amid reports that Uber has suspended its advertising deal with Fox News, citing a number of issues.
“They have had a number problems with Fox, and the people at Fox News have been saying that Fox is not interested in their advertising,” Kalaniks statement read, adding, “It has been quite a challenge for Fox News to get on board with Uber.”
“Fox is one of those companies that has never been very good at advertising,” he continued.
Kalinas statement was met with cheers from the audience, which included Fox News chairman Roger Ailes.
“Roger, you’re right.
Thats true,” he stated.
“So you know what?
Roger, I know that I can talk to you about the other problems you have.
You know, we are not the problem.
We are not.
You don’t need to be.
We can talk about the big issues.
You just need to listen.”
Kalinakis also noted that Uber had launched an advertising campaign with Fox in the wake of the deadly Las Vegas shooting.
Kalyanakis, who previously served as the head of Uber’s advertising operations, also noted a number new ads on Fox News on Thursday.
“We just launched a new ad with Fox that is just for their audience.
It is just like the ads that you see on television,” he noted.
“Thats a brand new ad that will be on the air in the coming weeks, that will launch on Friday.”