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Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick announced Tuesday he will step down from the company’s board of directors, effective Dec. 31.

“Uber has been a part of my life for the past 10 years. At the close of the decade, and with the company now public, it seems like the right moment for me to focus on my current business and philanthropic pursuits,” Kalanick said in a statement, according to Fox News Business.

His resignation came two weeks after Uber released a lengthy safety report on Dec. 5, which analyzes ride data from 2017 and 2018, showing that more than 3,000

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