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Uber exec hanging on despite quip backlash

That's because the 42-year-old has been central to start-up's growth, say sources

Mr Michael had made comments at a New York dinner party about prying into journalists' lives.

New York

EMIL Michael, the Uber Technologies executive whose criticisms of journalists led to calls for his firing, is so far withstanding that pressure.

That's because the 42-year-old executive has been central to the start-up's growth, playing a role in everything from a