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Uber Appoints Iranian-born CEO

By John Lee. Uber’s Board of Directors has voted unanimously to appoint Iranian-born Dara Khosrowshahi to be the company’s new CEO. According to a company statement, Dara came to America at nine years old when his family escaped Iran on the eve of the Iranian Revolution. Media sources say his father had to go back […]

MTN Invests in “Iran’s Uber”

By John Lee. South African mobile phone company MTN Group has agreed to invest $22 million in Snapp.ir, Iran’s first cab-hailing smartphone app. Snapp CEO Shahram Shahkar informed Bloomberg that the funds would be used to allow the company to expand quickly from Tehran into other cities. He said it has grown to about 500,000 subscribers […]