Arianna Huffington

  • Uber details early steps to change culture, and ongoing COO search

    Uber details early steps to change culture, and ongoing COO search

    Uber held a special press call on Tuesday, hosted by board member Arianna Huffington and staffed with three of its highest ranking female staff. The call was pretty clearly an attempt to counter-message some of the negative press Uber has faced, specifically around its culture and accusations of sexism. Read More

  • Uber board member Arianna Huffington releases statement after company all-hands

    Uber board member Arianna Huffington releases statement after company all-hands

    Following a scathing report of sexual harassment at Uber over the weekend, CEO Travis Kalanick hosted an all-hands meeting today, along with board member Arianna Huffington and Chief Human Resources Officer Liane Hornsey, to discuss the company’s next steps. Read More

  • Arianna Huffington leaves Huffington Post for new wellness startup

    Arianna Huffington leaves Huffington Post for new wellness startup

    Arianna Huffington, the cofounder and Editor-in-Chief at the Huffington Post, is today stepping down from her role at the HuffPost to focus on a new startup called Thrive Global. Huffington announced the news in a tweet this morning. I thought HuffPost would be my last act. But I’ve decided to step down as HuffPost’s editor-in-chief to run my new venture, Thrive Global. —… Read More

  • Don’t want your startup to fail? Arianna Huffington tells founders to go to bed

    Don’t want your startup to fail? Arianna Huffington tells founders to go to bed

    Sleep deprivation is the undoing of startup founders, according to Arianna Huffington. “There is this kind of founder myth that if you are a founder you can’t afford to get enough sleep,” she told me over the phone while catching a plane back to New York. “The truth is three-quarters of startups fail and if founders got more sleep they’d have a better… Read More

  • TechCrunch Davos Coverage Going Live

    TechCrunch Davos Coverage Going Live

    TechCrunch has arrived at the World Economic Forum in Davos to cover the intersection of technology, innovation and public policy. Watch us today (in just a few short minutes) as we interview luminaries like Arianna Huffington,┬áJimmy Wales, and Planet Labs co-founder and chief executive Will Marshall. We’ll be talking about the future of finance with MasterCard’s president of… Read More

  • The Girl Who Couldn’t Nap And Said She Never Had To

    The Girl Who Couldn’t Nap And Said She Never Had To

    Once upon a time, in a land 3,000 miles away, Alexia wrote a post titled Arianna Wants To Put A Nap Room In TechCrunch HQ. Lol. It was in reference to NapQuest, a relatively awesome initiative at Aol/Huffington Post that includes a small room with a massage chair, a shelf full of books, complete with a full-fledged dentist-style reclining chair and a sleep sound machine. Along with some… Read More

  • Arianna Wants To Put A Nap Room In TechCrunch HQ. LOL.

    Arianna Wants To Put A Nap Room In TechCrunch HQ. LOL.

    Silicon Valley absolutely, positively doesn’t need a nap room because in theory we don’t sleep, let alone nap (and if we do need to nap — like in an emergency — we take that shiz home, far far away from hungry competitors!). Please Aol Mr. Sr. Facilities Manager, take that money and buy us a bunch of Diet Coke to drink late at night or that great beef jerky we used to… Read More

  • An Hour In A Room With Arianna Huffington (Guest Starring Biz Stone!)

    As part of the AdTech conference yesterday, a gaggle of press got together to talk to Huffington Post Media Group’s Arianna Huffington, a. k. a my bosses’ boss and Tim Richards, VP of Ad Sales at AOL West Coast. While the cupcake and jelly bean-embellished media roundtable was billed as a discussion about vague stuff like “how to move and engage audiences” and the… Read More