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These may be Uber’s real numbers, and they may not be — we don’t know. What we do know is that Uber’s CEO is smarter than any of the journalists involved and is a master of PR.
Today, Valleywag got its hands on leaked screenshots of Uber’s dashboard, along with a series of numbers from two weeks ago that show raw revenue, signups, active clients and ride request/completion ratios. TechCrunch has verified with a source that this is Uber’s official dashboard.
TechCrunch also contacted Uber, who said that they would ‘take action’ against the leaker. They did not deny the authenticity of the screenshots and numbers.
… We contacted Uber CEO Travis Kalanick about the leak, and he did not deny that the numbers were accurate. He also had a few things to say about how the story was reported by Valleywag.