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  • Peter Boyer
  • 2 Days ago
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Jameis Winston Faces 3-Game Suspension For Groping Uber Driver

The news of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston started brewing last night after the report surfaced by an ESPN radio commentator in Tallahassee. Back in November, an Uber driver, known as “Kate”, accused Winston of groping her while they were waiting in a drive-thru line late at night. The NFL conducted a formal investigation […]
  • Peter Boyer
  • 5 Days ago
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Uber Releases Two New Projects

Waiting for your Uber driver just became a way of saving money on travel. Uber, the ridesharing company founded back in 2009, now offers a new feature which lets riders wait longer in exchange for cheaper fares. The new feature offers a new traveling experience. So Far, the option has been tested in Los Angeles […]
  • Ben Norman
  • 9 Days ago
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Toyota invests in ride-hailing firm Grab

Toyota grabs Grab Japanese car manufacturer Toyota announced on Wednesday that it will invest $1 billion in Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab. Although many people attribute ride-hailing and ride-sharing with companies like Uber and Lyft, Grab has made a name for itself in Asia. In fact, the company bought out Uber’s Southeast Asia back in March, […]
  • Ben Norman
  • 23 Days ago
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GM and Softbank invest in autonomous cars

All aboard the self-driving bandwagon GM and Softbank are the most recent firms to invest in self-driving cars. Japanese holding company Softbank announced its investment of $2.25 billion into GM’s self-driving development. In December, the firm purchased a 15% stake in Uber, who is also testing self-driving functionalities. GM will follow suit, investing $1.1 billion […]
  • Ben Norman
  • 24 Days ago
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Warren Buffett nearly invested in Uber

Uber misses out on Buffett’s investment When Warren Buffett invests in or even comments on a company, every investor takes notice. Indeed, he has the ability to send shares skyrocketing solely because he is confident in it. Further, when he announced that he bought 75 million shares of Apple (AAPL) in the first few months […]
  • Ben Norman
  • 30 Days ago
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Uber to build flying taxis in France

Uber is taking flight In its first research and development facility outside North America, Uber will build a center in Paris, France. Uber plans to invest $23 million in an electric takeoff and landing aircraft in France. The company hopes to unravel the technology by 2023. Uber believes that this technology is the way of […]
  • Ben Norman
  • 1 month ago
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Self-driving cars face many roadblocks

Consumers are reluctant to trust autonomous vehicles With the recent increase in self-driving car crashes, players in the industry may have to dial back production. Back in March, a Tesla Model X in autopilot mode crashed into a median in Mountain View, California, which killed the driver. After this announcement, Tesla suspended its research and […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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Will a surcharge reduce congestion in Manhattan?

Recently approved New York state budget includes a surcharge in ride-hailing services. The additional funds will go into the maintenance and upgrade of the subway. Governor Cuomo is moving forward with the congestion-pricing plan. We live in a generation where everything comes down to money. It will be the ultimate deciding factor in every step that […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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Grab Acquires Uber’s Foothold in Southeast Asia

Uber Technologies is experiencing global challenges. Grab has procured Uber in Southeast Asia. Grab is a ride-hailing and logistics service based in Singapore. Its services are available in most of its neighboring countries in Southeast Asia. These include countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and so on. The company has excelled in recent years such […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • 3 Months ago
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Uber loses to Waymo in self-driving vehicle service

Uber’s autonomous vehicle kills a pedestrian in Arizona. Waymo, Google’s self-running car service, further expands its business. Smart gadgets have been around for some time now. Subsequently, people are looking into further innovation towards larger machines now, like motor vehicles. Some of the people who share this view are Uber executives. They believe that vehicles […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 9 Months ago
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Uber’s success in food delivery sector is a “wonderful surprise,” CEO says

As Uber’s new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi looks to guide the company back to stability after a flurry of corporate upheaval and operational stumbling blocks. Khosrowshahi says the success of the company’s food delivery arm, UberEats, has been a “wonderful surprise,” The New York Times reports. According to the Times, Uber’s aid UberEats generates more revenue […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 10 Months ago
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Lyft nearly triples its coverage across the U.S. 

As Uber takes steps to recover from a string of allegations that called its corporate ethics into question, competing ride-share service Lyft is anxious to establish itself as a viable Uber rival, CNBC reports. Thursday, Lyft nearly tripled its coverage across the U.S., adding 160 cities—for a total of 350—and 32 states for a total […]
  • Kirsten Loose
  • 10 Months ago
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Uber settles with FTC, agrees to 20-years of audits

Uber capitulated to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) early this week, agreeing to submit to two decades worth of audits. The San Francisco-based company will need to implement a privacy program and submit to audits every 2 years for the next 20 years, reports ET Tech. The settlement follows an intense probe […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 11 Months ago
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Major Uber shareholder sues former CEO Travis Kalanick

Venture capital firm Benchmark, a prominent Uber investor, is suing the ride-hailing company’s founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick—who, under pressure from Benchmark and other shareholders, resigned as CEO in June amidst a number of scandals—to force him off of the board, Reuters reports via NBC News. The suit claims Kalanick “fraudulently obtained” power of […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 11 Months ago
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SoftBank Looks to Make Inroads Into US Ride-Hailing Sector

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has indicated intentions to make inroads into the US ride-hailing market with a multi-billion dollar investment in Uber or Lyft, CNN’s Sherisse Pham reports. At a news conference Monday, Son said his company was “definitely interested” in pursuing a partnership with one of the two ride-hailing operations. Son expects a boom […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 11 Months ago
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Disability Rights Advocacy Organization Files Class Action Suit Against Uber

On Tuesday, Disability Rights Advocates, on behalf of a litany of advocacy groups and individuals, filed a class action discrimination lawsuit against Uber in Manhattan’s State Supreme Court, Winnie Hu of The New York Times reports. The suit claims Uber does not provide adequate service for passengers with disabilities. Of the 58,ooo Uber cars on […]
  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • 11 Months ago
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Uber-Yandex Ride-Sharing Merger in Russia

Uber and Yandex have agreed to a merger of their ride-sharing businesses in Russia and five eastern European markets with Yandex. This is the second withdrawal on Uber’s global presence since their exit from China a year ago. Yandex, which is essentially the “Google of Russia,” will be the leading partner in this newly established […]
  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • 12 Months ago
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Passengers Outraged Over Paying Uber Fare

Wisconsin couple Keith and Audra Tubin will need to pay almost $900 for an Uber fare on Monday. The Tubins used Uber to ride to a music festival last week and found out afterward that they would be needing to pay a tremendous bill. The Tubins believe themselves to have been overcharged, while Uber has […]
  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • 12 Months ago
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Alphabet Accuses Uber of Cover Up

Alphabet have accused Uber of covering up the theft of trade secrets from Alphabet. Uber drew Alphabets attention after it acquired the self-driving startup Otto, a business founded by Anthony Levandowski, who previously led Alphabet’s autonomous vehicle business. Alphabet claims that Levandowski stole 14,000 proprietary files before leaving to start Otto, and are now suing […]
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