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Dara Khosrowshahi confirmed as Uber's new boss

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Uber has confirmed it has appointed Dara Khosrowshahi as the firm's new chief executive, following a unanimous vote by its board.

The former Expedia chief executive will meet with staff for the first time on Wednesday, a statement from Uber said.

Mr Khosrowshahi's appointment ends months of speculation about who would take the top job at the troubled firm.

He replaces co-founder Travis Kalanick, who resigned in June following investor pressure after months of turmoil.

Mr Khosrowshahi came to America when he was nine years old, after his family fled Iran on the eve of the Iranian Revolution.

In 2005, he became chief executive of the online travel site Expedia, which operates in more than 60 countries.

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