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Will a surcharge reduce congestion in Manhattan?

  • Crystal Ng
  • 18 Days ago
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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 […]

Grab Acquires Uber’s Foothold in Southeast Asia

  • Crystal Ng
  • 24 Days ago
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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 […]

Uber loses to Waymo in self-driving vehicle service

  • Crystal Ng
  • 24 Days ago
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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 […]

Uber’s success in food delivery sector is a “wonderful surprise,” CEO says

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 7 Months ago
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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 […]

Lyft nearly triples its coverage across the U.S. 

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 8 Months ago
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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 […]

Uber settles with FTC, agrees to 20-years of audits

  • Kirsten Loose
  • 8 Months ago
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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 […]

Major Uber shareholder sues former CEO Travis Kalanick

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 8 Months ago
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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 […]

SoftBank Looks to Make Inroads Into US Ride-Hailing Sector

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 9 Months ago
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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 […]

Disability Rights Advocacy Organization Files Class Action Suit Against Uber

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 9 Months ago
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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 […]

Uber-Yandex Ride-Sharing Merger in Russia

  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • 9 Months ago
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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 […]

Passengers Outraged Over Paying Uber Fare

  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • 10 Months ago
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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 […]

Alphabet Accuses Uber of Cover Up

  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • 10 Months ago
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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 […]

Uber Reaches Tipping Point

  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • 10 Months ago
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In light of recent events concerning Uber, most significant of which is Uber’s CEO, Travis Kalanick, taking a leave of absence in order to quell corporate behavior news reports, Uber has reported a series of changes that it has named the 180 days of change in order to help re-brand and help redesign Uber’s business […]

Flying Taxis and the Future of Uber

  • Gray Phillips
  • 12 Months ago
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The future for Uber is all about looking up as the company announced its plan Tuesday at its Elevate Summit in Dallas, Texas to introduce series of aerial taxis to be tested for use. The project will be a collaboration with Aurora Flight Sciences to create the initial vehicles by 2020. The two companies are […]

Uber Announces a Loss of $2.8 Billion for 2016

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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Uber announced a gross of $20 billion for the year of 2016, which is double what the company made just the year before. After its drivers took their share, the company’s net revenue was an estimated $6.5 billion for the entire year. However, that rapid growth did not come without a price. In fact, the […]

Waymo Still Insists That Uber’s Self-Driving Technology is Stolen

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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Things between Uber and Alphabet’s Waymo, have only begun to get heated. Just this Friday, Uber made a long-awaited response about the lawsuit that Waymo filed against it. Waymo sued Uber for stealing its self-driving technology. Uber, on the other hand, says that’s just not true. This Friday, Uber announced in a statement that there’s […]

Uber Resumes Its Self-Driving Tests

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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It was just a few days ago that an Uber autonomous SUV was involved in a crash that caused the company to halt all testing of its self-driving vehicles. Yet no more than a day later, Uber says that it will resume testing in Pittsburgh and Arizona starting on Monday. In Tempe, Arizona, a car […]

Arizona Crash Causes Uber to Momentarily Halt Its Autonomous Testing

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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Uber stopped all testing of its self-driving vehicles in Tempe, Arizona after one of the autonomous cars was involved in a three-car collision. Although there were no injuries sustained in the crash, the Uber vehicle was turned on its side during the accident and the other car appeared to sustain the majority of the damage. […]

Ford Invests $1 Billion in Self-Driving Technology

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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Ford Motor Co. has decided to jump head first into the self-driving car craze that is sweeping through automakers who want to be the first to come out with the perfect autonomous vehicle. From Tesla to Honda, automakers are doing all they can to further develop their autonomous technology that will one day soon be […]
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