SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc on Tuesday said the board of directors had voted to move forward on governance proposals and an investment by Japan's SoftBank Group Corp(9984.T), which it called a vote of confidence in the ride services company.

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Uber in a statement said that the governance changes would "strengthen its independence and ensure equality among all shareholders." It did not give further detail.

(Reporting By Peter Henderson; Editing by Phil Berlowitz)