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‘It’s kind of a tragedy’: behind the battle for power at Uber

In the new series Super Pumped, Joseph Gordon-Levitt brings ‘ruthless’ Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick to life along with his extreme career highs and lows

In dark jacket, grey sweater and white undershirt, Travis Kalanick was relaxed in comfy chair, coffee mug before him, shooting the breeze with late-night TV host Stephen Colbert. Then came a cry from the studio audience.

“Shame! Respect drivers’ labour! Respect professional full-time work!” The camera picked out a T-shirt-wearing protester who, standing and cupping his hands to his mouth, yelled: “Uber exploits taxi drivers for profit and kills professional full-time work in the taxi industry!”

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