After months of turmoil for Uber, CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned from the ride-hailing company he founded in 2009 at the demand of five major investors. He will stay on the company’s board. The New York Times reports.
The big news came shortly after Uber announced that it’s adding a tipping feature for drivers, starting in three cities, as part of its new “180 Days of Change” campaign. (TechCrunch)
Fighting crime: Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced a new strategy to provide intensive Justice Department assistance to combat violent crime in 12 cities, including Baton Rouge, Cincinnati, Buffalo, and Kansas City. Notably absent from the list: Baltimore and Chicago. (Washington Post)
The High Line’s next act: The director of the iconic New York City park has launched a new collaboration: The High Line Network, joining 19 leaders of varied adaptive reuse projects across the U.S. to learn from each other’s successes and mistakes. (Fast Co.Design)