REGIONBUSINESSLIFE.COM: Top News and Analysis 2019-05-23, 19:26

Uber launches ScUber: an underwater ride-hailing service

It was a pun waiting to happen – Uber has launched an underwater ride-hailing service named, naturally, ScUber.ScUber is a partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland, and will take pairs of...

Uber launches ScUber: an underwater ride-hailing service

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Uber launches helicopter service in New York The new service transports passengers from Manhattan to the John F. Kennedy International Airport for about $200.       ...
2019-07-11, 00:52

Hail an Uber submarine, scUber, and have your driver take you to the Great Barrier Reef Uber announced a ride-share submarine — aptly named scUber — for riders to explore Australia's Great Barrier Reef inside an underwater craft.        ...
2019-05-23, 14:13

Aston Martin is launching a bespoke garage service for customers who want to build underwater lairs and galleries for their cars Aston Martin Aston Martin launched its Automotive Galleries and Lairs program on Thursday in Pebble Beach. The new service will allow customers to work with Aston Martin designers and architects to build bespoke garages for their car collections. The British automaker's mock-ups of what these garag...
2019-08-16, 12:52

The largest underwater eruption ever detected produced a brand new underwater volcano Months ago, a bizarre hum rippled through the waters far off the coast of Africa, traveling around the world and drawing the attention of scientists who managed to capture it using seismic sensors. Its origins were a mystery, but the discovery of a new undersea volcano near the French island of Mayo...
2019-05-24, 15:00

A bad Uber rating could get you banned from the service If your Uber rating is too low, you could be banned from using the car-riding service. Uber announced it was refreshing its guidelines.        ...
2019-05-30, 02:00

Uber launching helicopter service to JFK this summer Uber is finally ready to take to the skies — and has chosen the Big Apple for its helicopter-sharing debut. The ride-hailing giant said Thursday its aerial division, Uber Elevate, will launch a luxe service called Uber Copter on July 9 that will fly passengers from Lower Manhattan to JFK airport in ...
2019-06-06, 20:39

Uber Air flying taxi service to be trialled in Melbourne Telstra, Macquarie, Westfield-operator Scentre Group, and Melbourne Airport to help the Silicon Valley darling launch a third Uber Air pilot city and the first outside of the United States....
2019-06-12, 04:13

Uber launches in Hamburg, now live in six German cities Uber said on Wednesday it was launching ride-hailing services in Germany's second city, Hamburg, as it seeks to achieve scale in a country where it has met resistance from local taxi firms, city governments and the courts....
2019-07-17, 01:39

Uber brings electric bike service JUMP to London Taxi app Uber will pilot its electric bicycle service JUMP in London from Friday as it makes 350 bikes available to rent in a part of Britain's capital city, a key global market for the firm....
2019-05-24, 03:13

Uber Freight launches in Germany, faces local competition U.S. ride-hailing company Uber is launching a freight platform in Germany, taking on local technology startups in a race to grab a share of Europe's $500 billion trucking market....
2019-07-24, 09:26

Uber Comfort launches with bigger cars and ‘no conversation’ option Uber is rolling out a new service level for riders today, one that offers additional "comfort" features such as extra leg room and quiet time. Read More...
2019-07-09, 16:52

Uber Freight launches in Germany, taking on local competition U.S. ride-hailing company Uber is launching a freight platform in Germany, taking on local technology startups in a race to grab a share of Europe's $500 billion trucking market....
2019-07-24, 13:13

Uber’s futuristic drone delivery service could launch as early as this summer It may have seemed like science fiction just a few years ago, but a world filled with package-carrying drones zooming by overhead is right around the corner. Just last week, Amazon announced that its Prime Air delivery service would start delivering packages in just a few months time. And now comes ...
2019-06-13, 06:00

Uber picks Melbourne as test site for flying taxi service Uber Technologies said it will use Australia's second-largest city, Melbourne, as the first international test site for the group's planned flying taxi service....
2019-06-12, 03:52

Uber Air announces Melbourne as trial city for flying taxi service Ridesharing company says test flights of Uber Air’s helicopter-like ‘flying car’ will begin next yearMelbourne will be the first city outside the US to host trials of Uber Air, a service the company describes as “aerial ridesharing” that will shuttle people from rooftop to rooftop for the price of a...
2019-06-12, 05:52

HPE launches ML Ops container software service The ML Ops service is meant to extend the capabilities of BlueData's EPIC software platform, which allows enterprises to create Hadoop and Spark clusters in virtual environments....
2019-09-10, 17:39

Apple TV+ entertainment service launches Nov. 1 Apple looks to take on Netflix, Disney, Hulu, Amazon and others for your subscription dollar. Buyers of Apple products get one year of service for free.       ...
2019-09-11, 02:00

Uber tests monthly subscription service combining rides, eats, bikes & scooters Many people seem to have monthly subscriptions to various things like the gym or a streaming service like Netflix well now Uber is testing out their own monthly service. Buzz60’s Mercer Morrison has the story.       ...
2019-07-25, 01:26

NBC launches its free news streaming service True to its word, NBC has launched its free news streaming service. NBC News Now will air live programming between 3PM and 11PM Eastern through both the web as well as the NBC News apps on mobile devices as well as Apple TV, Fire TV and Roku. It'll......
2019-05-30, 02:26

Discord launches its own mini-livestreaming service Discord today announced it’s premiering its own internal livestreaming feature, appropriately titled Go Live. It’s essentially a very small video stream where a few friends can comment on your gameplay — but it sounds like a fun alternative to other livestreaming services. Go Live lets Discord users...
2019-08-09, 19:13

BSNL Launches New Service to Recommend Best STV for Consumers BSNL has announced the launch of BSNL My Offers feature of its subscribers. The feature will be available by dialling *121# and will help the subscribers in finding the best special tariff voucher......
2019-05-24, 16:52

Got It launches Querychat natural language BI service A combination of Microsoft and Google technology, cobbled together with human expert assistance, delivers an NLP solution for BI. Can it compete with the likes of Tableau, Microsoft and ThoughtSpot?...
2019-05-22, 17:52

NYC's first self-driving shuttle service launches tomorrow Beginning tomorrow, Optimus Ride will run six autonomous shuttles in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. While other companies have tested self-driving shuttles in New York City, Optimus Ride claims this is the first self-driving vehicle system to launch in both......
2019-08-06, 18:52

UEFA launches streaming service of archive footage European football's governing body UEFA said on Thursday it is launching an Internet-based streaming service that will give people access to a 'gold mine' of archive footage....
2019-06-13, 13:26

France launches national civic service for youth Two decades after France ended conscription, the government has launched a program targeting youth. The government is hoping to "increase the cohesion and resilience of the nation" with the service....
2019-06-16, 17:01

Apple TV+ subscription service soft-launches November 1 for $4.99/mo When Apple TV+ lands on November 1, it will not include all of these original series. Which ones will be ready by then? We don't know. [credit: Apple ] CUPERTINO, Calif.—Apple's massive Tues...
2019-09-10, 22:00

Nvidia’s GeForce Now service launches on Android by the end of 2019 GeForce Now is coming to Android. It is also getting RTX support with new server GPUs rolling out now beginning with California and Germany.Read More...
2019-08-19, 21:26

Microsoft’s game streaming service launches in October, but you’re going to need an Xbox Google a few days ago held its second Stadia press event of the year, revealing price and launch dates for the streaming service it first announced a few months ago. But Google is hardly the only company looking to offer buyers game streaming products, and Microsoft took the stage on Sunday at E3 to...
2019-06-10, 14:26

Aston Martin launches bespoke garage design service Automotive Galleries and Lairs will create display and storage facilities centred around clients’ car collections Aston Martin’s bespoke personalisation outfit, Q by Aston Martin, has launched a new service to help owners create their ideal car storage facility. Automotive Galleries and Lairs, reve...
2019-08-16, 18:00

Red Hat Launches OpenShift Service Mesh for hybrid cloud developers To coordinate applications and services in Kubernetes-based hybrid clouds, you need a service mesh network, and Red Hat has blended together several technologies to provide one....
2019-08-23, 00:26

NBC News Now, a free streaming service, launches Monday through Friday NBC News Now, a free entry in the increasingly crowded video streaming news sector, formally launches Wednesday afternoon with eight regular hours of programming weekday afternoons and evenings. NBC News President Noah Oppenheim announced the streaming venture at the South by Southwest Festival in A...
2019-05-29, 18:52

Krispy Kreme launches doughnut delivery service in 15 states Krispy Kreme just launched online ordering and delivery in 15 states. Buzz60’s Sean Dowling has more.        ...
2019-07-03, 20:00

Fitbit launches Premium subscription service for health coaching In addition to showing off the Versa 2 smartwatch and Aria Air smart weighing scale today, Fitbit also had a new subscription service to unveil. It's called Fitbit Premium and for $10 a month (or $80 a year), you'll get in-app tips, guides and step-b......
2019-08-28, 15:13

Amazon launches Prime service in challenging Brazil market Amazon.com Inc said it will launch its Prime subscription service in Brazil on Tuesday as it seeks to broaden its footprint in Latin America's largest economy, where it has struggled against tough local competition....
2019-09-10, 05:39

The Morning After: Google's streaming game service launches in November Google's game-streaming service has a price. And a (loose) release date. Ahead of established gaming companies' own big reveals -- our team is headed to LA for E3 2019 today -- Stadia already has a potent lineup of established games. The big question......
2019-06-07, 17:39

SpaceX launches first satellites for Musk's Starlink internet service High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX company launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida on Thursday on a mission to carry the first batch of five dozen small satellites into low-Earth orbit for his new Starlink internet service....
2019-05-24, 05:26

PayPal launches international money transfer service Xoom across Europe U.S. payments company PayPal is expanding further in Europe by launching its international money transfers service Xoom in Britain and 31 other countries across the continent....
2019-07-16, 07:26

Santander Brasil launches card processing service using rivals machines Banco Santander Brasil SA launched on Thursday a service that allows small merchants to capture payment transactions through its card processor company GetNet without buying the bank's card reader machine....
2019-08-01, 17:13

Philippines' Globe Telecoms launches 5G service backed by Huawei equipment Philippines' Globe Telecom Inc on Thursday launched Southeast Asia's first 5G broadband service, with embattled Huawei Technologies Co Ltd providing the equipment, a win for the Chinese firm despite cybersecurity worries from Western nations....
2019-06-20, 20:00

Elon Musk's SpaceX Launches Satellites For Starlink Internet Service High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX company launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida on Thursday on a mission to carry the first batch of five dozen small satellites into low-Earth orbit for his......
2019-05-24, 09:13

UPDATE 1-SpaceX launches first satellites for Musk's Starlink internet service High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX company launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida on Thursday on a mission to carry the first batch of five dozen small satellites into low-Earth orbit for his new Starlink internet service....
2019-05-24, 06:26

Amazon launches Personalize, a fully managed AI-powered recommendation service Amazon Personalize, an Amazon Web Services platform that facilitates and expedites the development of apps that suggest products, provide individualized search results, and customize experiences on the fly, is now generally available. Read More...
2019-06-11, 09:52

UPDATE 1-Santander Brasil launches card processing service using rivals' machines Banco Santander Brasil SA launched a service on Thursday that allows small merchants to capture payment transactions through its card processor company GetNet without buying the bank's card reader machine....
2019-08-01, 17:13

Uber Launches New Program to Get Drivers Who Can't Afford Cars to Drive Cars for Them Uber was once a modest company with modest goals: unleash the power of the free market in a heavily-regulated industry to provide on-demand, convenient rides while allowing folks with cars to make extra cash driving people around. It didn’t take long for that modest goal to morph into much more, inc...
2019-05-30, 20:00

Microsoft launches Service Mesh Interface, Visual Studio Code Kubernetes extension 1.0, and Virtual Kubelet 1.0 Microsoft has launched the Service Mesh Interface (SMI) specification, Helm 3 alpha, Visual Studio Code Kubernetes extension 1.0, and Virtual Kubelet 1.0.Read More...
2019-05-21, 22:00

Uber Freight is making trucking more efficient and could help Uber turn a profit The trucking industry is worth hundreds of billions of dollars per year. Uber is going after this market with Uber Freight, an online platform that matches truckers with shippers looking to move cargo from one place to another....
2019-09-15, 01:52

Uber has proposed a new minimum wage for drivers after years of protests, but it comes with a catch (UBER, LYFT) Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Uber has offered a $21 minimum wage for drivers as it fights against a California bill that could devastate its business. But there's a catch: the wage floor would only apply while drivers are on a ride, which is less than half of their time. Assembly Bill 5 as it's c...
2019-08-29, 22:26

Cboe Global Markets Plans Listing of Options on Uber Technologies, Inc. (UBER), on Thursday, May 16 CHICAGO – May 14, 2019 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today said it plans to list options on Uber Technologies, Inc. (UBER), a ride-share company, on Thursday, May 16, once the underlying stock has been certified as meeting all ...
2019-05-21, 15:13

See inside Uber's first passenger drone, which could eventually fly passengers at 150 mph while burning no fossil fuels (UBER) Uber Uber is unveiling its first visions for passenger aircraft. The company hopes to offer air services beyond helicopters as early as 2023. We spoke to executives about the first aircraft, a helicopter-airplane hybrid at the company's Elevate conference this week. WASHINGTON, DC — Uber has...
2019-06-11, 21:52

Read the full email Uber CEO wrote to employees about why the company was laying off 400 workers (UBER) Reuters/Brendan McDermid Uber fired 400 marketing employees this week as the company seeks to streamline some bloated departments. Morale had been low on the marketing team for months, other former employees say, leaving few surprised by the shakeup. In an email to all company employees, CEO Dara K...
2019-08-01, 00:26

Uber just launched an Amazon-like feature that could help it cash in on millennials' mobile-shopping addiction (UBER) Matt Cardy / Stringer / Getty Images Uber has announced a new partnership with Cargo for an in-car shopping experience. By downloading the app and scanning a QR code during your ride, you'll unlock deals on everything from AirPods to luxury suitcases and more. It could help Uber latch on to mille...
2019-07-18, 00:00

Uber is opening massive new offices in Chicago and Dallas despite recent cost-cutting efforts (UBER) Raymond Boyd/Getty Images Uber has plans for massive new offices in Chicago and Dallas, the company has confirmed in recent weeks. The expansion could mean the ride-hailing giant's San Francisco headquarters is dwarfed by larger satellite offices. In Chicago, Uber Freight is looking to be the nex...
2019-09-09, 18:52

Nike launches pricey kids' shoes subscription service and calls it 'parent's best friend' Nike's new children's subscription service doesn't come cheap with prices ranging from $20 to $50 a month. But there's already a waiting list.       ...
2019-08-12, 23:39

Nike launches pricey kids' shoes subscription service, calls it a 'parent's best friend' Nike's new children's subscription service doesn't come cheap with prices ranging from $20 to $50 a month. But there's already a waiting list.        ...
2019-08-13, 03:39

Traders have a $1.5 billion bet riding against Uber (UBER, LYFT) Carlo Allegri/Reuters Short-sellers have ramped up their bets against Uber to $1.5 billion. Borrowing of Uber shares has surged by more than 160% in the past two weeks, to 36 million shares from 13.6 million. The value of short positions in Uber has passed the value of those in Lyft for the first t...
2019-05-29, 00:26

Uber Lit $1 Billion on Fire Last Quarter Because That's What Uber Does In its first earnings as a public company, Uber posted losses of $1 billion over the previous quarter, more or less matching investor expectations, because sending the GDP of Vanuatu off a cliff every three months is Uber’s current business model, more or less. Read more......
2019-05-31, 01:26

'Uber Copters': Uber will offer $200 helicopter flights in New York City this summer Uber announced that active users will get access to Uber Copter, a new service from Manhattan to the John F. Kennedy International Airport.        ...
2019-06-07, 01:13

DoorDash is under fire for its controversial tipping policy. We asked Uber, Lyft, Instacart and other gig-economy startups how much of your tips go directly to their workers (UBER, LYFT) Katie Canales/Business Insider DoorDash is under fire for an opaque tipping system that customers are saying is misleading. In some cases, tips count toward the company's guaranteed minimum pay for orders, instead of being added on top of the check total. A company spokesperson told Business Insi...
2019-07-23, 13:13

The Bill That Would Make Uber And Lyft Drivers Employees Isn't Just Making Uber And Lyft Nervous It appears increasingly likely AB5, the California bill that would significantly narrow the definition of an independent contractor in the state and have potentially profound implications on the gig economy, will pass. Last weekend, Governor Gavin Newsom voiced his support of the bill, meaning he wo...
2019-09-06, 17:13

Read the pitch deck that Uber founder Garrett Camp created for the ride-hailing giant back in 2008 – before the company became the $120 billion giant it is today (UBER) It's a big year for Uber. The first name in ride-hailing had a ton of hype around it for the first half of 2019 thanks to its IPO. And though the $8 billion valuation fell well short of speculations of $100 billion, Uber is still one of the biggest names on the market today. See the rest of the stor...
2019-08-10, 10:39

Microsoft's Skype-to-phone calling service is now registered as a telecom service in the Netherlands Microsoft's Skype service for calling landlines and mobile phones officially has been designated as a telecom service in the Netherlands and is required to meet the same obligations as other telco services....
2019-08-22, 10:13

11 sinking cities that could soon be underwater Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images Some major cities are sinking and could become unlivable due to climate change and rising sea levels. Jakarta is sinking up to 6.7 inches per year due to excessive groundwater pumping. Venice is sinking at a rate of 0.08 inches every year. Parts of New Orle...
2019-08-28, 03:52

Underwater, No One Can Hear You Scream As movies like The Abyss have shown, being stranded at the bottom of the ocean is as dangerous as being stranded in outer space. And as movies like The Meg have shown, there can be very unfriendly things lurking in the depths. Underwater combines both, with Kristen Stewart starring in what appears t...
2019-08-20, 13:39

Underwater Video Offers New Look at Titanic Wreck The footage, captured by a team from Triton Submarines, showed the deterioration of the R.M.S. Titanic. The company said it was the first such visit in nearly 14 years....
2019-08-22, 20:52

How mesmerizing underwater bubble rings are made California Institute of Technology engineers created a captivating simulation to explore the physics behind the bubble ring phenomenon.       ...
2019-08-07, 18:26

Man proposes to his girlfriend underwater on diving trip This man didn’t just get down on one knee for his girl — he went 30-feet underwater. Travis Grenier recently proposed to girlfriend Kenna Seitz during a diving trip in the Dominican Republic. Fortunately, she said yes, because nothing ruins a good diving experience like a broken heart. Grenier spent...
2019-06-03, 19:00

5,000-Year-Old Temple Emerges from Underwater in Spain An ancient megalithic complex in Spain comparable to England’s Stonehenge has emerged from receding waters in Spain, but within two weeks it might vanish again, forever, if action is not taken now. ...
2019-08-25, 23:13

Syria says sabotage damaged underwater oil pipelines DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s oil ministry says five underwater pipelines have been damaged and put out of order as a result of a sabotage attack off the coastal town of Banias. The ministry said Sunday the damage was discovered after divers checked to see what was behind oil leakage, adding ...
2019-06-23, 19:39

A battery-free sensor for underwater exploration To investigate the vastly unexplored oceans covering most our planet, researchers aim to build a submerged network of interconnected sensors that send data to the surface — an underwater “internet of things.” But how to supply constant power to scores of sensors designed to stay for long durations i...
2019-08-21, 06:52

Dive underwater to see a memorial honoring veterans Circle of Heroes is the nation's first underwater veterans memorial, with 12 life-sized concrete statues. It's one of several underwater attractions in Florida....
2019-08-09, 02:52

Underwater memorial honors US military veterans The memorial is located off the shore of Clearwater, Florida and includes 12 statutes that represent men and women from each branch of the military.        ...
2019-08-09, 12:00

Carmouche hopes she's found key to beating Shevchenko -- underwater Liz Carmouche will face dominant flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko on Saturday in Uruguay. Her secret to beating the odds and winning gold? Underwater training....
2019-08-08, 21:26

Glaciers Are Melting Underwater. It’s Worse Than Previously Thought Underwater ice melt from glaciers could be happening much faster than previously thought, according to new research published in the journal Science. That’s a dangerous finding as melting glaciers linked to climate change threaten to raise sea levels dramatically by the end of the century. The...
2019-07-31, 19:26

World's largest underwater restaurant nears completion Five meters below the surface of the North Sea, near the southernmost tip of Norway, Europe's first underwater restaurant is nearing completion. The 110-foot long structure, an oblique concrete slab that looks like a sunken periscope, was submerged in July 2018 and work is now underway to complete t...
2019-05-21, 14:38

Kolkata Magician Dies Underwater After Stunt Fails The police on Monday recovered the body of a magician who drowned while trying to replicate an underwater Harry Houdini-inspired stunt - tying himself up with chains and ropes and being lowered into a......
2019-06-18, 10:00

Neanderthals spent a surprising amount of time underwater Neanderthals’ bony ear growths – similar to “surfer’s ear” in modern water-loving humans – suggest they spent lots of time foraging in aquatic environments...
2019-08-14, 21:00

US military researching whether fish can serve as underwater spies Who better to know if something fishy is going on? The federal Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is conducting research to determine whether various forms of sea life — ranging from bioluminescent plankton to goliath grouper — could serve as spies of sorts for the U.S. military, The ...
2019-05-31, 05:26

Form unveils $200 AR swim goggles you can wear underwater Sports technology company Form announced the Form Swim Goggles, which enable athletes to view performance metrics on an augmented reality display.Read More...
2019-07-09, 08:13

An ancient Turkish town could disappear underwater in weeks A historic Turkish town with thousands of residents is just weeks from destruction, after officials defied a decades-long campaign of opposition and pressed forward with plans to flood the region....
2019-08-27, 22:52

Fin tech: underwater robot monitors sharks in Scottish waters ‘SharkCam’ could shed light on sex lives of basking sharks in Sea of the HebridesBasking sharks off the coast of the UK are having their own Love Island moment: an underwater robot has been filming their interactions to shed light on everything from sex to group behaviour.Researchers say the autonom...
2019-08-06, 11:00

Prehistoric predator fossils found in an underwater cave in Mexico Short-faced bear and wolf-like fossils retrieved from a cave by divers are helping researchers to understand the animals of the Americas 30,000 years ago...
2019-05-21, 14:52

Miley Cyrus Goes Underwater For Emotional "Slide Away" Music Video Miley Cyrus is giving us all the feels with the "Slide Away" music video. As if people weren't already sobbing enough already, the singer is taking things up a notch with her......
2019-09-06, 18:52

Footage of underwater search for crashed Air France plane released Operation to find flight AF447, which vanished over Atlantic on 1 June 2009, was filmedRare footage of the search for a passenger plane that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in one of the worst accidents in recent aviation history has been released on the 10th anniversary of the tragedy.A new documen...
2019-05-30, 19:52

How Spain Civil War Bomb Was Detonated Underwater Near Barcelona Beach A bomb dating back to Spain's 1930s civil war was detonated on Monday near the beach in Barcelona where it was discovered at the weekend, prompting the evacuation of sunbathers, police said....
2019-08-26, 19:39

Earliest known animal was a half-billion-year-old underwater blob The weird ‘Ediacaran’ fossils have stumped scientists for decades - now fatty molecules found inside some of them confirm they are the most ancient animals we know...
2019-05-21, 15:26

Museum of underwater art to open on Australia's Great Barrier Reef Submerged sculptures and others that appear at low tide to be installed at several Queensland sites, as part of a project that also aims to rehabilitate sections of the reefFrom a colour-changing figure warning of warming seas to a sunken skeletal greenhouse encrusted with coral, a new museum of und...
2019-07-18, 15:52

Cambridge Touch Technologies raises $10 million to let you text underwater Cambridge Touch Technologies, a startup developing pressure-sensitive touch tech for device displays, has raised $10 million in venture capital.Read More...
2019-07-23, 19:13

Ohio farmland is underwater. That's big trouble for the corn industry Ohio is behind every other corn-producing state in getting its crop into the ground. This does not bode well for grocery prices or dairy cows.       ...
2019-06-21, 15:26

Video: Woman Sees Something Large Underwater - Human-Sized Jellyfish Lizzie Daly was diving off the coast of Cornwall in Britain on Saturday when she saw something large in the distance, and did a doubletake. Daly had seen a barrel jellyfish before, but nothing of this......
2019-07-16, 04:39

Marine Archaeologists Drain Sea To Investigate Underwater Building At Salamis Ruins The Greek Ministry of Culture has announced a major discovery by marine archaeologists off the island of Salamis. It has been revealed that divers and researchers have found a monumental structure or building. ...
2019-06-18, 21:26

Kristin Stewart navigates the deep sea horrors of Underwater in spooky new trailer There’s two types of people in this world: Those who find outer space scarier than the bottom of the ocean and those who find the bottom of the ocean scarier than outer space. The latter camp—and there are more of us than you might think—will find themselves drawn to Underwater, a new aquatic horror...
2019-08-19, 17:52

Volunteer scuba divers embark on underwater cleanup expedition in St. Lawrence The woman dubbed the Mermaid of the St-Lawrence river is back in action this weekend leading an underwater cleanup expedition called Operation Cleanup 360, where close to a hundred divers and volunteers are spending 24 hours cleaning up one of the province's main sources of drinking water....
2019-09-15, 04:52

633 divers break world record for largest underwater trash cleanup The Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier hosted 633 divers this year, a Guinness World Record for the largest underwater cleanup.        ...
2019-06-17, 20:39

Disturbing before-and-after photos show how US cities — and their famous landmarks — could be underwater in 80 years Getty Images/Andrew Burton Last year was the warmest on record for the planet's oceans, and the fourth-warmest year ever for the Earth's surface temperature. Scientists are discovering that Greenland and Antarctica's ice sheets are melting much faster than they previously thought. Melting glaciers ...
2019-05-31, 04:26

US Navy tests underwater robots that recharge by eating fish faeces The US Navy has built a device for charging underwater robots that gets its energy by digesting fish faeces and other organic matter on the sea floor...
2019-05-21, 15:00

Ivory Coast town sinking underwater as coastal erosion advances The village of Lahou-Kpanda is sinking. In the past 30 years, residents of the once-thriving historic town 140 km southwest of the Ivorian capital Abidjan have seen their prison, hospital and school be subsumed by the waters....
2019-09-10, 15:39

India's First Underwater Metro To Start Soon, Piyush Goyal Shares Video The first underwater train in India will be operational under Kolkata's Hooghly River, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announced on Thursday. He also posted an Indian Railways video on the......
2019-08-08, 18:39

Volunteer scuba divers embark on underwater cleanup expedition of the St. Lawrence The woman dubbed the Mermaid of the St-Lawrence river is back in action this weekend leading an underwater cleanup expedition called Operation Cleanup 360, where close to 100 divers and volunteers are spending 24 hours cleaning up one of the province's main sources of drinking water....
2019-09-15, 19:26

U.S. agency readies decision on Enbridge proposal to install underwater oil pipeline supports The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it's preparing to decide whether to let Alberta-based Enbridge install supports for its underwater oil pipeline in Michigan's Straits of Mackinac....
2019-08-09, 01:26

Mystery swirls around missing underwater observatory after divers find shredded cable A sophisticated underwater observatory has disappeared from the Baltic seabed, baffling scientists. The observatory, which was in a restricted area at the entrance to Eckernförde Bay off the German coast, made its last data transmission on Aug. 21. Installed by German research organizations GEOMAR a...
2019-09-05, 22:13

Watch: Free diver breaks underwater walking record at 267 feet, 8.6 inches A Turkish free diver broke a Guinness World Record for the longest underwater walk with one breath when she went underwater and strolled for 267 feet, 8.6 inches....
2019-09-14, 01:13

These Key West hotels offer an ‘underwater library’ for book lovers Don’t you just love laying by the pool and reading a good book? What if you could actually be in the pool and continue to read it? Buzz60’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more.       ...
2019-08-23, 08:52

Gigantic Pumice Raft from Underwater Eruption Is on a Wild Ride Across the Pacific Ocean In early August, sailors in the southwest Pacific Ocean began to see their environment transmogrify. As far as the eye could see, the ocean turned from an azure delight into a colossal gathering of clinking, floating rocks. And then came the foul, sulfurous odors.Read more......
2019-08-27, 01:52

An underwater forest is complicating the two-week search for a missing woman's body An underwater forest with trees as tall as 60 feet is hampering the search for the body of a woman who was thrown off a boat in Alabama.        ...
2019-07-16, 22:26

Watch: Kristen Stewart dives 'Underwater' to find creatures deadlier than vampires, werewolves Fox released the trailer for "Underwater," starring Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, Vincent Cassell and John Gallagher Jr. as a deep sea crew who crashes into an undersea nest of deadly creatures....
2019-08-20, 00:13

A Giant Raft of Volcanic Rock From an Underwater Eruption Could Help Revive the Great Barrier Reef A mass of floating pumice so large it’s being tracked via satellite is making its way to Australia, and with it a range of marine organisms including corals that could help restore the threatened Great Barrier Reef. The giant sheet of rock — around 58 square miles — is the result o...
2019-08-27, 03:00

Underwater Fortress Found: Ancient Fort Linked to Bloody Biblical Battles Found Off Coast of Israel Underwater archaeology is helping to transform our knowledge of the ancient world. In Israel, maritime archaeologists have discovered a 2,200-year-old Hellenistic fortress linked to biblical battles.  ...
2019-06-02, 04:01

'Rocketman' hurts: Playing Elton John required falling down stairs, singing underwater Taron Egerton paid his dues playing a struggling Elton John in 'Rocketman.' That's really him falling down stairs and even trying to sing underwater.        ...
2019-06-03, 10:00

The world's largest underwater restaurant in Norway was just named one of the 'world's greatest places.' Take a look inside, where diners can watch marine life swim by through a 36-foot window. Ivar Kvaal The world's largest underwater restaurant in Norway was just included on Time Magazine's "World's Greatest Places 2019" list. Fittingly called "Under," the restaurant — the first of its kind in Europe — has three-foot-thick walls and is designed to withstand harsh weather an...
2019-08-28, 03:52

If Uber Wants It, It's Bad If you are negotiating with someone, and they are willing to make concessions as long as they keep one, single, big thing, then that is the thing that is important. Duh. Today, that thing is “your ability to live with human dignity.”...
2019-06-14, 16:39

Uber And Lyft Don't Have A Right To Exist On Wednesday, Uber and Lyft released a new petition against Assembly Bill 5, the California bill about to be debated in the Senate that, if passed, would almost certainly result in gig economy workers being designated as employees in the state rather than independent contractors. Uber and Lyft fear ...
2019-08-30, 18:00

Uber Cuts More Than 400 Jobs Uber cut 435 technical employees in the company’s latest downsizing as it faces market pressures to turn a profit and the possibility of higher driver pay....
2019-09-11, 07:13

Uber lays off 435 employees The company counts nearly 100 million customers to app, but is having hard time making money. This is the second round of layoffs this year for Uber.       ...
2019-09-11, 03:13

Uber will now kick you off its app if your rating is too low According to an app researcher Jane Manchun Wong with a history of impressive scoops that come from her constant reverse-engineering of popular mobile apps, it seems that Uber may be testing a feature that would represent a significant change to the ride-sharing business. Uber is apparently testing ...
2019-05-30, 02:26

Uber To California: Make Us AB5, the California bill that would codify a state Supreme Court ruling putting in place a strict test for whether a worker classifies as an independent contractor and has potentially profound implications on the ridehail industry, is awaiting Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature to become law. But th...
2019-09-12, 00:39

Should Uber Bar Felons From Becoming Drivers? The tight U.S. labor market is pushing more employers to consider hiring nontraditional candidates, including some with criminal records. That is intensifying debates about safety, fairness and likelihood of success....
2019-05-22, 14:39

Uber says IRS looking at its 2013-14 tax returns The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is currently looking at Uber Technologies Inc's taxes for 2013 and 2014, and the ride-hailing company said it expects unrecognized tax benefits to be reduced within the next year by at least $141 million....
2019-06-04, 14:52

Uber And Lyft Take A Lot More From Drivers Than They Say In July, an Uber driver we’ll call Dave—his name has been changed here to protect his identity—picked up a fare in a trendy neighborhood of a major U.S. metropolitan area. It was rush hour and surge pricing was in effect due to increased demand, meaning that Dave would be paid almost twice the re...
2019-08-26, 21:13

Parents, would you let your kid ride an Uber or Lyft by themselves? Uber and Lyft state that kids under 18 can't ride without being accompanied by an adult. Some do anyway, even with parental permission.       ...
2019-09-04, 22:13

Uber says IRS probing its 2013-14 tax returns The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is auditing Uber Technologies Inc's taxes for 2013 and 2014 and the ride-hailing company expects unrecognized tax benefits to be reduced within the next year by at least $141 million....
2019-06-04, 22:00

No Ride for You? Uber's Risky Ratings Uber says it will start banning riders in the U.S. and Canada with “significantly below average” ratings. “Respect is a two-way street,” Uber said, noting that riders and drivers should meet a minimum rating threshold....
2019-06-04, 15:01

Two Top Uber Executives Out Amid Shakeup Uber’s operating and marketing chiefs are both leaving the ride-hailing giant, less than a month after its disappointing initial public offering, as Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi says he wants more direct control....
2019-06-07, 23:52

Two Top Uber Executives Are Out as C.E.O. Consolidates Power A month after Uber’s rocky I.P.O., its chief executive laid off two members of his executive team: the chief operating officer and the chief marketing officer....
2019-06-08, 01:26

Uber Lost Another Billion Dollars, NBD Uber’s first quarterly earnings report as a publicly-traded company tells us much of the same as every other report the company has ever released about its finances: they can’t stop, won’t stop losing so much freaking money....
2019-05-30, 23:13

Uber's IPO Was Just a Bump in the Road, Top Executive Says Uber staff remain focused on global expansion following last month’s initial public offering, said Brooks Entwistle, the company’s chief international business officer....
2019-06-14, 15:13

Uber will deactivate riders with low ratings Rude behavior or leaving trash behind could get you booted from Uber. The company has added "ratings-based rider deactivations" to its safety policy. Users can now get kicked off the app if they develop a "significantly below average rating."...
2019-05-29, 18:13

Uber Ruthlessly Prioritizes 435 People Out of a Job Uber has laid off 265 engineers and 170 members of its product team because it is a successful company based on sound financials that is not badly in need of a drastic overhaul.Read more......
2019-09-11, 01:39

Here's Uber's dream of flying cars Uber presented a grandiose vision of flying vehicles whisking people around cities at its annual flying car conference Tuesday in Washington, DC, a day after a fatal helicopter crash raised safety questions about plans for increased air traffic over cities....
2019-06-12, 16:00

Uber Freight HQ opens in Chicago Uber today announced the opening of its Chicago-based Uber Freight HQ, which it says will be one of the engineering hubs for its transport business.Read More...
2019-09-09, 21:39

Uber loses $1B in Q1 as revenue rises 20% Uber’s loss in its first quarterly report as a public company affirmed the challenges the company faces while spending heavily to fend off ride-hailing and delivery rivals. Uber's CFO said the company also had begun to see "less aggressive pricing" by competitors....
2019-05-31, 00:13

Uber loses more than $1bn in first quarterly report since IPO Company said it now had 93 million customers who are active on a monthly basis, 33% higher than the same period last yearUber lost more than $1bn in the first three months of the year, the ride-sharing company announced on Thursday.Releasing its first quarterly report since it became a public compan...
2019-05-31, 00:13

Bad riders could be banned under new Uber policy Badly behaving Uber passengers can be banned from using the ride-sharing service if their rating score falls below a certain threshold, the company said in a policy update Wednesday....
2019-05-30, 12:26

Uber executive reshuffling drops its COO and CMO In an email that went out to employees on Friday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said that because of progress made over the last two years, he now has more time to oversee day-to-day operations. Post-IPO, that will mean some reassigning of roles, and as......
2019-06-08, 03:26

Uber threatens to withdraw from Austria U.S.-based ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc threatened on Tuesday to withdraw from Austria if a new law that would subject it to the same price regulations as taxis is adopted....
2019-06-18, 16:00

How the Promise of a $120 Billion Uber I.P.O. Evaporated Uber’s offering was supposed to be a crowning moment for the ride-hailing company. But it suffered setback after setback and ultimately resulted in pointed questions for all involved....
2019-05-21, 19:13

The New Provence: From Quaint to Uber-Chic Need proof this beloved vacation spot is evolving? An influx of design-savvy hotels and modern cuisine is reinvigorating the region. So long bouillabaisse....
2019-07-11, 22:13

TLC approves permanent cap on Uber, Lyft in NYC The city is slamming the brakes on Uber and Lyft. The Taxi and Limousine Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to permanently extend the freeze on new for-hire vehicles in the Big Apple. The commission also green lit a reduction on the amount of time drivers can cruise without passengers in Manhatt...
2019-08-07, 21:00

The Legal Argument That Could Destroy Uber Days after Uber began selling stock, the National Labor Relations Board’s top lawyer gave the company a huge gift. In an advice memo, the general counsel’s office determined that Uber’s drivers are independent contractors, not employees. If drivers are legally determined to be employees, it would t...
2019-05-21, 14:52

NYC extends its cap on Uber and Lyft vehicles New York City will cap the number of Uber and Lyft vehicles on its streets for another year. Today, the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) voted to extend the cap it approved last summer, which limits the number of for-hire-vehicles that can ope......
2019-08-08, 07:00

Two Uber Board Members Step Down Two Uber directors—including entrepreneur Arianna Huffington, who had been vocal about changing the ride-hailing firm’s culture—are resigning from its board....
2019-07-25, 09:52

Lyft and Uber Earnings: What to Watch The ride-hailing companies are set to report their quarterly earnings this week, their second as public companies since IPOs earlier this year. Here’s what to watch as Lyft reports after the market closes on Wednesday and Uber Technologies files after the close of trading on Thursday....
2019-08-07, 12:39

Uber reports $5.2B net loss in Q2, revenue up 14% The ride-hailing company said the large net loss reflected $3.9 billion of stock-based compensation expenses related to its initial public offering. ...
2019-08-09, 04:13

Uber upgrades its Jump scooters and bikes Uber has revealed its second-generation Jump electric scooters, which will feature bigger wheels and improved brakes. The rideshare giant showed off its new scooter at its third-annual Elevate conference, along with a new user swappable battery syste......
2019-06-12, 21:26

Uber CEO says it 'sure looked like' Levandowski took Google's files Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said: "I wasn’t here when we brought Anthony on board but what I do know is that we went to incredible depths to make sure that any information that Anthony might have acquired from Google -- and it sure looked like he did -- didn’t make it over to our company."...
2019-08-30, 07:13

Volvo and Uber's first self-driving car is ready for the road Two years later, Volvo and Uber are ready to show off their first purpose-built self-driving car. They've introduced a variant of the XC90 SUV that's designed to accept and work with Uber's autonomous driving system from the outset. It packs sensors......
2019-06-12, 18:39

Uber is sued over resistance to California 'gig' employment law A driver for Uber has sued the company for misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors, hours after California legislators voted to help thousands of those workers become, and enjoy the benefits of being, employees....
2019-09-12, 19:52

Uber and Ola hail interest in Addison Lee deal Uber Technologies and Ola, the Indian ride-hailing app, have expressed an interest in acquiring Addison Lee Group, potentially opening a new competitive front in one of the world's largest private taxi-hire markets....
2019-07-24, 19:26

New Lawsuit Against Uber Is Set to Test Its Classification of Workers A class-action suit on behalf of drivers in federal court in California, filed on Wednesday, accused Uber of wrongly classifying drivers under the state’s employment test....
2019-09-13, 01:00

Uber drivers and other gig workers in California could get better pay under proposed law Uber, Lyft in the crosshairs as California lawmakers look to redefine part-time job rules to boost pay, benefits for drivers.        ...
2019-07-17, 19:52

Uber unveils next-generation Volvo self-driving car Uber unveiled its newest Volvo self-driving car as it works to deploy vehicles without drivers under limited conditions. Uber said the production-ready XC90s will have factory-installed steering and braking systems designed for computer control rather than human control....
2019-06-12, 21:26

Uber rolls out next-generation self-driving Volvo At an event in Washington, Uber unveiled a fleet of redesigned self-driving cars that it expects will hit public roads in the coming months.Read More...
2019-06-12, 23:39

Uber promises a bottomless well of money to investors … but not yet Expect a barnstorming debut at the latest tech company listing, yet there is no sign of any profits in the near futureWho wants to invest in a company that has never made a profit, admits it may never do so and is on the brink of war with its global workforce? Probably a fair old chunk of Wall Stree...
2019-05-21, 21:26

Uber-rich: the wealthy people who will get even wealthier from IPO Ride-hailing app valued at $80bn, below its initial target – but it will still make billions for some early investorsUber on Thursday priced its shares at $45 each on its Wall Street debut, valuing the company at a disappointing $82bn.While its value could rise on the first day of trading, the figur...
2019-05-21, 21:26

Bajaj Qute Launched On Uber XS In Bengaluru Bajaj and Uber have partnered to launch the Qute quadricycle for the Uber XS ride category in Bengaluru. This is a pilot project and it will be offered in certain parts of Bengaluru, to begin with....
2019-06-13, 17:26

Uber's First-Quarter Loss Tops $1 Billion The ride-hailing company’s loss topped $1 billion in its first quarterly report as a public company, affirming its continuing challenge of spending heavily to fend off ride-hailing and delivery rivals....
2019-05-30, 23:26

Uber Is Latest Firm to Flounder Post-IPO Many of the most anticipated technology IPOs in the past decade have disappointed investors after reporting their first quarterly results as public companies....
2019-08-09, 23:00

Uber could give you the option to ‘favorite’ drivers Uber might be developing a feature that lets riders add drivers as a "favorite" so they can ride with them again in the future. App researcher Jane Manchun Wong revealed the potential app addition on Monday, noting that Uber was apparently testing th......
2019-05-29, 18:13

Uber will start banning riders with low ratings Uber said Wednesday that it will start banning riders with low ratings, a significant change to the company’s previous policies. The ride-sharing giant said that riders who have “significantly below average” ratings may lose access to Uber if they don’t heed the company’s advice on how t...
2019-05-29, 21:13

Uber has more than 100 million users, but is still losing money Uber might seem ubiquitous, but the ridesharing company is still growing, it reported in its quarterly earnings. In July, more than 100 million people took Ubers or used the company's services. That's the first time it hit that monthly milestone. Tri......
2019-08-09, 06:52

Uber will start booting riders with low ratings Better be nice to your Uber driver and keep those stars up. Beginning Wednesday, the ride-hailing app will start to boot the worst of its boorish riders off the platform. “Respect is a two-way street, and so is accountability,” Kate Parker, Uber’s head of safety brand and initiativ...
2019-05-30, 02:39

Uber driver fired for kicking gay couple out of car Uber has fired a New Jersey driver for kicking out two female passengers for being gay, according to a new report. Kristin Michele and Jenn Mangan had grabbed a ride-share car from their home in Oaklyn to a concert in Camden on Friday night when Michele leaned over and gave Mangan a kiss on the......
2019-09-09, 19:13

Uber Posts Its Largest Quarterly Loss Uber reported its largest-ever quarterly loss, weighed down by heavy competition in Latin America and elsewhere, as well as a large expense related to its initial public offering....
2019-08-09, 03:52

Uber will test its flying taxis in Melbourne Uber has chosen the third test city to join Dallas and Los Angeles for its flying taxi trials: Melbourne, Australia. The third location was supposed to be Dubai, but negotiations fell through and prompted the company to look for another site for tria......
2019-06-12, 14:39

Government To Order Uber, Ola To Go Electric: Report Some taxi players, like Ola, have previously tried to operate electric cars in the country, but with little success given inadequate infrastructure and high costs....
2019-06-06, 18:26

Mike Isaac’s Uber Book Has Arrived In “Super Pumped,” Mike Isaac describes the incredible rise and fall of Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of the world’s most infamous ride-sharing app....
2019-09-06, 21:39

The Morning After: Amazon drones and Uber Copter Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. In the lull between WWDC and E3 (remember to tune in for Google's Stadia announcement at noon ET), Amazon's showing off new delivery drones, Uber Copter is ready to take flight and there's some very exciting new......
2019-06-06, 15:39

Uber Copter's $200 flights launch in NYC on July 9th Uber's autonomous flying taxis aren't ready to take flight yet, but according to a report in the New York Times, it will offer air transit starting July 9th. Uber Copter will be available in New York City first, to Uber Rewards members who've obtaine......
2019-06-06, 11:52

Uber to cut about 400 employees, citing 'mediocre results' Uber went public in May and currently trades just below the IPO price. The San Francisco-based company and its hometown rival, Lyft Inc., are under pressure from investors for heavy losses. ...
2019-07-31, 18:00

How Uber is turning everyone in the company into a data scientist Uber has built internal tools and platforms that others in the company can leverage, bringing cutting-edge expertise to anyone within the company.Read More...
2019-07-31, 19:26

Uber Warns It's Under Investigation by the IRS Over Past Tax Returns Uber—the unicorn whose disastrous initial public offering last month launched a thousand think pieces—has revealed that it is currently under investigation by tax authorities over past returns, a revelation that certainly doesn’t seem like it’ll do the rideshare company any favors.Read more......
2019-06-04, 20:52

Uber Gets Sell-Side Green Light The ride-hailing firm has a stamp of approval from nearly every large research group despite the fact that it has yet to prove its business model can turn a profit....
2019-06-04, 20:39

Uber Copter Is Here For People Worth $400 an Hour Uber is a modest company with modest goals. It simply wants to change how people get around and also get New Yorkers from Manhattan to John F. Kennedy Airport in less than half an hour. I’m still not entirely sure how it plans to accomplish the former, but Uber’s plan for the latter is pretty straig...
2019-06-06, 23:00

Uber COO, marketing chief step down - memo Uber Technologies Inc Chief Operating Officer Barney Harford and Chief Marketing Officer Rebecca Messina are leaving the company, Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said in an internal memo seen by Reuters....
2019-06-07, 23:26

Uber to unveil next-generation Volvo self-driving car Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday will unveil its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some limited conditions....
2019-06-12, 14:26

Starbucks to deliver nationwide with help from Uber Eats Starbucks will take delivery nationwide in early 2020 through a partnership with Uber Eats. Buzz60’s Sean Dowling has more.       ...
2019-07-24, 16:26

Uber reports $1B loss as revenue rises Car sharing giant Uber has met its first quarter forecast, with a loss of $1 billion but increasing revenue and users. The losses were the result of big spending in the lead-up to its IPO earlier in May....
2019-05-31, 09:26

Dutch minister: I did not have contact with Uber on tax plan The top Dutch tax politician has denied meeting representatives of Uber Technologies, in answer to questions from parliament about why the company has been allowed to claim a provisional $6.1 billion tax write-off in the Netherlands....
2019-09-02, 16:13

Top Uber executives pushed out in shake-up after IPO launch Two of Uber’s top executives were pushed aside last week in a management shake-up at the ride-share company following its lackluster initial public offering. Chief Operating Officer Barney Harford and Chief Marketing Officer Rebecca Messina left the company, according to an Uber regulatory fil...
2019-06-08, 20:13

Top executives leave Uber after internal shakeup NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is parting ways with two of its top executives less than a month after the company’s rocky initial public offering. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told employees in an email Friday he plans to be more involved in day-to-day operations now that the IPO has passed. Khosrowshahi says ...
2019-06-08, 02:26

Uber to ban riders with low ratings: will you pass the test? Failure to tip, a refusal to chat … even where you sit could influence how drivers rate you and under a new policy could see you bannedWill your Uber rating be docked if youdon’t tip? What side of the car should you sit on? Small talk or silence?Since Uber first began to allow users to check their r...
2019-06-01, 07:39

They Got Rich Off Uber and Lyft. Then They Moved to Low-Tax States. Meet the semiretired millennials who left California for low-tax, low-stress places like Texas, as their former start-ups stampede toward the stock market....
2019-05-21, 15:26

Off-duty officer stabbed after argument in Uber BARTLETT, Tenn. — Police in Tennessee say an off-duty Bartlett officer has been stabbed in the face, neck and leg by a person still being sought by police. Memphis police tell news outlets that the officer was sharing an Uber with a man early Sunday when the two began arguing. A police report says t...
2019-06-04, 12:52

Uber Takes Texas Taxpayers For A Ride Uber, the ride-hailing company that has lost $16.2 billion over the last two and a half years, got a bit of good news thanks to the generosity of Texas taxpayers....
2019-08-22, 21:13

Uber's Jump will take on Lime's e-bikes in London Londoners have seen multiple bikeshare companies come and go -- including ofo, oBike and Urbo. When Lime introduced its e-bikes in December, it seemed like the tide could be changing. Now, Uber's Jump will give it a go. As part of a pilot program, Ub......
2019-05-24, 19:52

Uber driver pulls out sex toy on cops who feared it was a gun A Connecticut Uber driver was tackled to the ground by police who believed he was reaching for a gun — only for him to whip out a sex toy, authorities said. Eliot Buenano-Andrade, 48, was allegedly caught masturbating in his white BMW sedan, which was pulled over with foggy windows in Monroe on Tues...
2019-07-01, 22:13

An Uber riddle, a cat caper and a character called Tim It’s all happening on book club nightTwo days before book club, my wife comes to find me in my shed.“I’m going over the road to look at the kittens,” she says. Continue reading......
2019-06-22, 08:00

Former Uber Employee Says 'Safe Rides Fee' Was the Rip-Off You Always Suspected Uber has, across its 10-year history, been the subject of any number of public scandals—from workplace sexual harassment and data privacy to labor strikes and myriad other controversies. But thanks to a forthcoming book on the beleaguered company, employees had a chance to reminisce about one some o...
2019-08-24, 11:39

Uber trying to put brakes on Florida salon app’s trademark A single mother from Florida is gearing up for battle with ride-hailing behemoth Uber over an app she is building. Carolina Vengoechea, 45, tells The Post that Uber has demanded she give up the name of her beauty salon app, called “BeauBer.” But she has refused, arguing that the name is the combinat...
2019-08-22, 04:26

Ari Lennox Went From Uber Driving to Headlining Her Own Tour The R&B singer Ari Lennox spoke to GQ about her debut album, 'Shea Butter Baby,' and why she really wishes people would stop comparing her to Erykah Badu....
2019-06-17, 14:52

Starbucks plans nationwide delivery in the US with Uber Eats More Americans will be able to take advantage of on-demand Frappuccinos. Starbucks announced today that it's expanding its partnership with Uber Eats, aiming for nationwide delivery by early 2020. Currently, only 11 cities offer the service; Boston,......
2019-07-24, 03:39

Polish payment system Blik to be available on Netflix, Uber: PPS CEO Netflix, Uber and other companies will soon accept payments using Poland's Blik, said the chief executive of Polish Payment Standard (PPS), the company behind the system....
2019-06-28, 19:39

Uber sees biggest-ever quarterly loss: $5bn in three months Second earnings report shows worse-than-predicted losses and revenue growthUber lost $5.24bn in the last three months, its largest-ever quarterly loss, news that sent the ride-hailing company’s shares sliding 10%.The company was reporting earnings for only the second time following its share sale in...
2019-08-09, 00:39

There's a Good Chance Your Uber or Lyft Hasn't Gone In For Its Recalls Uber and Lyft are bad at recalls, Tesla is still sliding, Maven is packing up in some markets, and Toyota is playing games, all in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, May 21, 2019....
2019-05-21, 17:52

Uber’s no-good, terrible-rotten bad Q2 loses more than $5 billion Enlarge / Headquarters of ride-sharing technology company Uber in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood of San Francisco on October 13, 2017. (credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) Uber lost more than $5 billion dollars in the second quarter of the year. This is the latest in a long seri...
2019-08-09, 01:26

Uber faces uphill legal fight against California law Uber's announcement that it would continue to classify its California drivers as contractors despite new state legislation classifying the workers as employees drew scoffs from labor law experts....
2019-09-13, 03:26

This Interview With Uber's CEO Should Be Placed in a Time Capsule For the Year 2029 Uber lost a mind-boggling $5.2 billion last quarter, but the company’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, is still optimistic that Uber will be able to make money one day. Khosrowshahi sat down with Bloomberg Technology reporter Emily Chang yesterday and kept insisting that Uber has the ability to turn a profi...
2019-08-30, 13:13

Uber and Lyft's poor performance is a 'big advantage' for IPO investors, says pro Uber and Lyft's trajectories as newly public companies are a boon for the buy side of the IPO market, says Renaissance Capital's Kathleen Smith....
2019-09-09, 11:39

Colombia fines Uber more than $629,000 for obstructing regulatory visit Colombia's commerce regulator said on Monday it would fine ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc more than $629,000 for obstructing a regulatory visit in 2017....
2019-08-12, 22:00

Volvo unveils first fully self-driving vehicle for Uber Uber and automaker Volvo on Wednesday unveiled a new self-driving sport-utility vehicle they say is the next step in reaching autonomous rideshare transportation....
2019-06-12, 17:52

Uber stock plunges after whopping $5.2B quarterly loss Uber shares plunged 6.3 percent in late trading to $40.27, after the ride-hailing giant reported a disappointing quarter capped by a record $5.2 billion loss. Uber said it lost a whopping $5.2 billion, or $4.72 a share, in the second-quarter on revenue of $3.17 billion. Wall Street had been expectin...
2019-08-09, 04:13

Uber Says It Will Not Change Driver Status Under California Gig-Worker Law The company said it would not treat drivers as employees, defying a bill state lawmakers passed this week to extend minimum wage and other protections to independent contractors....
2019-09-11, 23:26

UPDATE 1-Uber to unveil next-generation Volvo self-driving car Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday will unveil its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some limited conditions....
2019-06-12, 17:39

Uber falls to all-time low as investors grow more skeptical Shares of Uber continued to sink on Monday, posting its lowest close ever, after the company reported disappointing second-quarter results last week....
2019-08-12, 22:52

Uber cuts 435 jobs in its product and engineering teams Uber is still bleeding cash, and that's unfortunately contributing to job cuts. The ridesharing firm has laid off 435 employees in its product and engineering groups, or about 8 percent of the two divisions. The company isn't shy about the reasonin......
2019-09-11, 00:00

Uber contradicts own research with London congestion ad claim Poster displayed near two TfL offices said car-pooling service helped reduce trafficAn Uber advertising campaign in London has claimed that its car-pooling service reduces traffic, contradicting the findings of the US ride-hailing app company’s own research.A large billboard poster displayed in Lond...
2019-08-26, 20:52

Uber expands Pro perks globally, but drivers would probably prefer better pay Uber is bringing its driver-focused Uber Pro service to international markets, including Mexico and India, following a series of pilot programs.Read More...
2019-07-02, 20:13

Uber posts $1B loss in its first quarter as a public company Uber Technologies reported a $1 billion loss in its first quarterly report as a public company on Thursday, despite a 20 percent rise in revenue, posting results in line with its forecasts but underscoring the challenges the ride-hailing service faces to become profitable one day. Revenue of $3.1 bi...
2019-05-31, 02:26

Florida Uber driver has ear medically reattached after fight FORT LAUDERLDALE, Fla. (AP) — An Uber driver nearly lost an ear in a fight in a parking garage at a Florida airport. The South Florida SunSentinel reports 26-year-old Sir-Christian Alexander Gordon appeared in court Thursday to face a charge of aggravated battery. The charge stems from what authorit...
2019-06-11, 21:00

OpenTable now offers delivery with help from Uber Eats and Grubhub As of today, you can use OpenTable's updated iOS app to book dinner reservations or have your food delivered. OpenTable announced that it's partnering with Uber Eats, Caviar and Grubhub to offer meal delivery from over 8,000 restaurants in 90 cities......
2019-07-24, 15:52

SoftBank's Vision Fund to borrow $4 bln against stakes in Uber and two others - FT SoftBank's Vision Fund is looking to borrow $4 billion against its stakes in Uber Technologies Inc, soon-to-go-public Slack Technologies Inc, and blood-testing company Guardant Health Inc, the Financial Times reported, citing people directly involved in the deal....
2019-05-30, 09:39

Uber's COO and CMO to step down as CEO Khosrowshahi takes on bigger role Khosrowshahi said he will take on a more involved role in the company, with the heads of core businesses such as Ridesharing and Uber Eats now reporting directly to him....
2019-06-08, 00:26

Dad claims he caught Uber driver raping his daughter A father claims he caught an Uber driver raping his daughter after he tracked her on a new app when she didn’t come home. The horrified dad allegedly found his 25-year-old daughter being attacked in the backseat of the ride-share car in Baltimore, Maryland. According to CBS, the dad exchanged ...
2019-06-07, 23:26

Uber's next business idea: Lending money to drivers Uber is reportedly looking into offering loans directly to drivers, according to a report from Recode. The ride sharing company recently sent out an in-app survey to some drivers that indicated the company is starting to build a "new financial produc......
2019-09-07, 11:26

Uber Must Act Against Those Who Harassed Disability Rights Activist: Centre The Centre has asked app-based cab aggregator Uber India to act against two of its drivers, who had allegedly harassed disability rights activist Arman Ali....
2019-07-04, 19:39

12-year-old girl took Uber alone to jump to her death, family says A 12-year-old Florida girl called an Uber to bring her to a parking garage to kill herself, and her family blamed the the company this week for her death, according to a report. Benita “BB” Diamond, who is from Orlando, was picked up by a driver in the middle of the night on Jan. 10......
2019-06-07, 17:13

Blasting Rich People Into Space Is Better Business Than Uber, Somehow Virgin Galactic is preparing to become the first publicly traded spaceflight company, and the venture is setting a course to be profitable by August 2021, which would put it lightyears ahead of the profitability projections of another transportation-based company that simply moves people around on E...
2019-07-10, 05:00

UPDATE 1-Dutch minister: I did not have contact with Uber on tax plan The top Dutch tax politician has denied meeting representatives of Uber Technologies , in answer to questions from parliament about why the company has been allowed to claim a provisional $6.1 billion tax write-off in the Netherlands....
2019-09-02, 22:13

How to market uber-luxury travel to the super wealthy CEO of Half Moon Bay Antigua, William Anderson, explains to CNBC's James Wright how to sell $25M plots to the super rich, when the resort hasn't even been built....
2019-05-31, 22:52

Proposed rules in India could force Uber to go electric Uber has been trying to get more electric vehicles to join its fleet for a while now, but it might have to find a way to speed things up if India passes a set of proposed rules for clean mobility. According to Reuters, Indian officials are planning t......
2019-06-10, 08:26

Uber Eats now lets you preorder the food you want to eat in a restaurant Uber has introduced a brand new feature of its food delivery service that involves absolutely no food delivery whatsoever. Instead of having a driver pick up your order and bring it to your home, the new Uber Eats feature lets place food preorders with your favorite restaurants before you actually a...
2019-07-03, 21:39

Uber Lays Off More Staff as It Seeks a Route to Profit Uber on Tuesday said it was laying off about eight percent of its product and engineering teams as the smartphone-summoned ride service tries to map a route to profitability....
2019-09-11, 17:52

The top tech IPOs this year have outperformed the S&P 500, despite Uber and Lyft Thanks to the performance of Beyond Meat, investors who focus on venture-backed tech IPOs have done well this year despite some notable disappointments....
2019-09-14, 16:52

Uber, Indian Oil To Offer Fuel Discounts To Drivers Ride-hailing giant Uber on Thursday announced it is partnering with state-run Indian Oil Corp Ltd (IOCL) to offer discounts to drivers on petrol, diesel and CNG at IOCL petrol pumps across India....
2019-05-31, 09:26

Uber rang in its IPO with champagne and mimosas. Then the hangover began. Uber's IPO celebrations were boozed-filled benders that and occasionally got out of control, hearkening back to the company's culture under ousted CEO Travis Kalanick....
2019-05-21, 15:52

California Governor Still in Talks With Uber, Lyft Over Gig Workers Law California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he still hopes to reach a deal with ride-sharing giants Uber and Lyft over the status of their drivers under landmark employment legislation headed toward passage this week in the state legislature....
2019-09-11, 19:26

"Uber, Ola Ruined Everything": Abhishek Singhvi's Dig At Finance Minister Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi this morning questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government on how would it fulfill the promise of making India a 5 trillion economy....
2019-09-11, 08:52

Mets find a new hero after 112-mile Uber ride An Uber driver named Jason picked up his passenger at 1050 IronPigs Way in Allentown, Pa., early Wednesday evening. The rider needed to go about 112 miles to 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue in Queens for what would be a hefty fare during the heart of rush hour, but a necessary cost. Jason and his passenger ...
2019-05-23, 09:13

Uber braced for bumper tax bill as IRS and other countries investigate Taxi app firm’s ‘transfer pricing positions’ under examinationUS, UK, Netherlands and India reviewing company’s taxesUber is under investigation by US and foreign tax authorities, the company confirmed on Tuesday, saying it could face charges in key markets including the UK. Related: The gig is up: ...
2019-06-04, 19:00

Uber Sets $5.2 Billion on Fire In Biggest Loss Ever Well, well, well! If it isn’t our beleaguered rideshare giant Uber reporting yet another quarter of continued losses after its disastrous IPO earlier this year. In its earnings report released Thursday, the company said it burned through more than $5 billion—its largest losses to date.Read more......
2019-08-09, 00:39

Indian Researcher Gets Rs 4.6 Lakh Reward For Discovering Bug In Uber App Global ride-hailing giant Uber has recently fixed a hacking bug found by Indian cybersecurity researcher Anand Prakash which allowed hackers to log into anyone's Uber account....
2019-09-16, 11:52

Uber won’t reclassify drivers as employees, despite California’s AB5 ruling Uber has said it has no plans to reclassify its vast army of drivers as employees, in light of the the gig workers’ rights bill passed in the California Senate yesterday. “We continue to believe drivers are properly classified as independent, and because we’ll continue to be responsive to what the v...
2019-09-12, 11:00

Uber CEO’s assurances fail to stop stock slide Wall Street hit the brakes on Uber Friday — despite vows from chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi that its record $5 billion loss, reported late Thursday, will never happen again. After dropping more than 6% in late trading Thursday, Uber’s stock went on a daylong slide Friday that saw it close down 6...
2019-08-11, 08:39

Uber glitch charged some customers 100x what they expected to pay Uber riders in a number of cities around the world on Wednesday were met with some stress-inducing sticker shock when noticing the price they’d been charged ended up getting massively inflated. In what appeared to be a case of decimal points not being read by the ride-sharing system correctly,...
2019-07-19, 07:39

Uber driver rallies community to care for 89-year-old vet STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — An Uber driver has rallied her community in Georgia to care for an 89-year-old veteran she met on the job. News outlets report Lauren Mulvihill took Ronald Dembner home from the hospital this month and learned that he has no surviving immediate family. She walked him inside h...
2019-06-13, 17:13

Students: Know the rules of the road before your Uber or Lyft summer gig Driving for Uber or Lyft could be an ideal way for college students to earn some summer cash. Here are some rules of the road they should know first.       ...
2019-06-13, 14:52

Volvo and Uber's self-driving production car hits the road Volvo and Uber have whipped the wraps off their first production car capable of full self-driving. The Volvo XC90 SUV base vehicle is kitted out with Uber's self-driving tech, meaning it'll be ready to take to the streets by itself in the future as part of Uber's ride-hailing service....
2019-06-13, 13:52

Uber makes it easier to find bikes and scooters in its app As of today, when Uber customers in Atlanta and San Diego open their Uber app, they'll see Jump bikes and scooters, as well as Lime scooters, in the main map. According to TechCrunch, Uber plans to add bike and scooter availability to its app in more......
2019-07-01, 22:01

U.S. denies Tesla, GM, Uber 25% Chinese tariff relief The Trump administration is expanding efforts to block the use of Chinese technology in advanced vehicles, denying additional requests by Tesla Inc for tariff relief on key components of its electric vehicles, and rejecting ride-hailing company Uber's petition to waive tariffs on electric scooters a...
2019-06-14, 01:13

Bolt won’t beat Uber by copying it – it needs to forge its own path Bolt, previously known as Taxify, is a ride-sharing app and one of Estonia‘s four unicorns (AKA startups valued at over $1 billion). On a visit to Talinn, TNW met with Martin Villig, the company’s co-founder, to hear about Bolt’s plans to become the de facto transport app in the world. The problem? ...
2019-05-23, 20:39

Uber, Sun Mobility tie up to offer electric three-wheelers in India Ride hailing company Uber Technologies Inc and Bengaluru-based start-up Sun Mobility said on Wednesday they will partner to offer commuters in India electric auto-rickshaws in the coming months, amid a push by policymakers to encourage the use of cleaner fuels....
2019-07-24, 15:13

Man busted for robbing Dunkin’ Donuts and fleeing in Uber A Long Island man was busted for robbing a Dunkin’ Donuts — after using an Uber as his getaway car, according to cops. Andrew Sandson, 57, is accused of holding up the doughnut store in Brentwood on Sunday night by handing over a note warning he had a gun and demanding cash. A staffer ga...
2019-06-17, 15:39

Off-duty officer stabbed in Memphis after argument in Uber BARTLETT, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say an off-duty Bartlett officer has been stabbed in the face, neck and leg by a person still being sought by police. Memphis police tell news outlets that the officer was sharing an Uber with a man early Sunday when the two began arguing. A police report s...
2019-06-04, 13:39

Loss-making Uber does not look like a business worth $90bn As drivers protest and the IPO roadshow rolls on, investors need to ask some tough questionsGood luck to those Uber workers protesting about wages and working conditions. They picked their moment to coincide with this week’s IPO in New York, in which the company is set to be priced at $90bn (£70bn) ...
2019-05-21, 21:26

Uber's hopes go into reverse in new TfL battle for London licence Uber Technologies is facing an uphill struggle to secure a long-term licence from London's transport regulator little more than a year after it was forced to go to court to overturn an outright ban....
2019-08-03, 16:39

Uber wants to sell you Echos, AirPods and Oculus headsets Uber is taking its retail offerings up a notch. Last year, the company teamed up with Cargo to let drivers hawk goods ranging from snacks to phone chargers. Now, Uber and Cargo are hoping riders will buy more expensive products, like Amazon Echos, Ap......
2019-07-17, 18:00

WSJ: Facebook's cryptocurrency finds backing from PayPal and Uber Facebook has secured some pretty big backers for Project Libra, according to The Wall Street Journal. PayPal, Uber, Visa and Mastercard are reportedly investing around $10 million each in the social network's cryptocurrency. Other investors include S......
2019-06-14, 12:00

Uber Rides Get Cheaper With New Bajaj Qute Car on UberXS Uber has launched a new ride-hailing service in Bengaluru that will use miniature gas-powered cars called Qute to win over commuters stressed out by the sprawling city's heavily-congested streets....
2019-06-14, 10:00

No Lyft for Uber shares after results fall short Shares of Uber Inc fell 10% in early trading on Friday after the ride-hailing service missed most Wall Street targets in its quarterly earnings report, in sharp contrast to upbeat numbers from U.S. rival Lyft Inc a day earlier....
2019-08-09, 18:26

Uber and Lyft Are Trying to Compete with Google Maps For Some Reason When you’re trying to figure out how to get somewhere, the odds are pretty good your first move is opening Google Maps. But Uber and Lyft each want to change that. To them I say: good luck....
2019-07-19, 23:13

Man accused of fatally shooting Uber driver and another passenger A Maryland man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of his Uber driver and another passenger, the Prince George's County Police Department said Wednesday....
2019-08-29, 23:39

Uber tests a $25 Pass that covers Eats and transportation Uber is testing a subscription option that offers all-inclusive or discounted access to all its services. It's trialing a few variants of the plan in Chicago and San Francisco. All of them include trips on Jump e-bikes and scooters at no extra cost,......
2019-07-23, 01:13

De Blasio plans to make NYC’s cap on Uber, Lyft permanent City Hall is putting the cap on Uber and Lyft — again. With the daily app-based for-hire vehicle trips nearing 800,000 per day, Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided to permanently suspend the issuance of new licenses, a limit passed by the City Council in August. The city also wants to reduce the amount...
2019-06-13, 01:00

Volvo and Uber unveil autonomous production XC90 Volvo’s self-driving ready XC90 is ready for deployment in Uber’s future driverless ridesharing service Volvo has presented the fruits of its ongoing collaboration with ride-hailing firm Uber: a production ready XC90 capable of self-driving.  Fitted with “an array of sensors” (not detailed in depth...
2019-06-13, 00:13

Ex-Uber engineer Levandowski charged by U.S. in Waymo case The indictment of Anthony Levandowski, announced Tuesday by federal officials, adds a new criminal chapter to the saga that hung over Waymo’s civil claims of trade-secret theft against Uber. That case was settled last year....
2019-08-27, 23:13

Uber Vows to Fight California Legislation on Gig Economy California passed landmark employment legislation that challenges the business model of such gig-economy companies as ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft. Uber said it would fight the measure....
2019-09-12, 04:13

Uber Eats driver caught masturbating just after delivery An Uber Eats delivery driver was allegedly caught masturbating inside his car by the New Jersey woman to whom he’d just delivered an order, authorities said Wednesday. Vinicius Porto, 31, had just handed off a bag of grub to a 23-year-old customer around 4:45 p.m. June 13 when the hungry clien...
2019-06-19, 22:26

California’s nanny state politicians might kill off Uber Uber has revolutionized the transportation industry, created a gig economy for part-time flexible employment, and improved the lives of millions of Americans....
2019-08-12, 20:39

Uber Eats may soon offer an unlimited delivery subscription Paying for delivery is so passé, and Uber Eats knows it. Like Postmates, DoorDash and the UK's Deliveroo, which all offer unlimited food delivery subscriptions, Uber is set to offer a monthly $9.99 pass that includes free delivery from any res......
2019-05-22, 14:13

UPDATE 2-Uber unveils next-generation Volvo self-driving car Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday unveiled its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some limited conditions....
2019-06-13, 01:52

‘Uber of Weed’ wants to raise $100M despite app store bans Snoop Dogg-backed cannabis company Eaze is raising a new round of financing that’s expected to value it at $800 million — despite Google trying to kill the vibe on Wednesday, sources told The Post. The San Francisco company is seeking $100 million in a fundraising bid that could value the pot delive...
2019-05-30, 05:00

Uber Copter to Offer Flights From Lower Manhattan to J.F.K. For an 8-minute, one-way flight, the average ride will cost between $200 and $225 per person and include private ground transportation on both ends of the trip....
2019-06-06, 00:13

This brilliant free app tells you if it’s cheaper to take Uber or Lyft Doug Feigelson’s app Anyride has been out for a few months now, which means it’s still new enough that you might not have heard of it or become aware of it yet. But if you’re a frequent Uber or Lyft rider, you’ll definitely want to take note, because the app offers a one-stop...
2019-06-05, 04:13

Family of slain Chicago cab driver sues Uber CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a Chicago cab driver who died after being hurt in a fight with a ride-sharing driver is suing Uber. Fangqui Lu is wanted on a murder warrant in the September death of Anis Tungekar. Authorities say the 64-year-old Tungekar was injured two days before his death by Lu, who...
2019-06-05, 07:13

People hate Uber, but it's because of quality control, not politics Uber is reportedly in “crisis mode" as it works to piece back together its disintegrating reputation. But a Washington Post article from late last month gives every indication that it’s a lost cause....
2019-09-05, 23:00

Investors are hiring Uber drivers to scout houses to flip CNBC's Diana Olick reports on how Uber drivers are getting paid to scout potential properties for investors as the house flipping market fizzles....
2019-06-08, 00:26

Government Asks Uber India To Take Action Against Erring Drivers The Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry has asked Uber India to take action against erring drivers after a disability rights activist alleged he was "treated horribly" by two drivers of the......
2019-07-03, 21:26

Brazil court rules Uber drivers are freelancers, not employees A Brazilian high court has ruled that Uber drivers are not employees of the mobile ride-hailing company, a decision that bolsters its business model in its second-largest market....
2019-09-05, 08:26

Lyft and Uber to Post Earnings Amid Legislation Concerns The ride-hailing rivals are set to report their second quarterly earnings since their initial public offerings. The reception thus far hasn’t been great: both companies are trading well below their IPO prices....
2019-08-07, 17:26

The bigger they are, the harder they fall — WeWork and Uber’s fight against reality We now know that Uber is worth one of two amounts: precisely $68.95bn or absolutely anything. Never before has a company both been a worthless empty assetless cathedral to hope over unit economics and an invaluable first mover stake in the future of all human mobility.   San Francisco is a city buil...
2019-07-01, 13:26

NYC Extends Cap on Uber and Lyft Vehicles, Institutes New Rules on 'Cruising' Almost a year ago to the day, New York City made the historic move to freeze the number of rideshare vehicles on its roads, a move meant to reduce congestion and forward the city’s Vision Zero safety initiative. Today the Taxi and Limousine Commission voted to extend the cap—and pass new rules to li...
2019-08-07, 20:26

Uber Eats dine-in option lets you pre-order your food Uber Eats has a new option for those diners who want the ambiance of a restaurant but hate the wait. The company has unveiled a dine-in feature in some cities that lets customers pre-order food on the app and then eat at the restaurant, according to......
2019-07-03, 09:26

Uber's IPO underwriters recommend buying, estimate deep losses Underwriters of Uber Technologies' initial public offering on Tuesday overwhelmingly recommended the company's shares, even as they estimated deeper losses than previously expected for the ride-hailing service this year....
2019-06-04, 21:52

Uber Eats courts smaller European restaurants with new offer Uber Eats is opening up its platform to more restaurants in Europe that prefer to use their own delivery staff, seeking the business of smaller, independent restaurants as it battles Just Eat and Takeaway.com in a crowded market....
2019-07-03, 03:39

Uber drivers are not employees, Fair Work Ombudsman rules Transport Workers Union says the decision will be devastating for workers in the gig economyThe ridehailing company Uber does not directly employ its drivers, the Fair Work Ombudsman has said, because drivers have control over “whether, when, and for how long they perform work”.The decision comes af...
2019-06-07, 07:00

This is how much you should tip your Uber Eats, Door Dash or GrubHub delivery driver If you don't know how much you should tip your Uber Eats, DoorDash or Postmates driver, this is the amount both customers and drivers agree on.       ...
2019-07-25, 01:26

Uber and Lyft admit they're making city traffic worse Uber and Lyft may be competitors but as the two major ridesharing companies, they also have a lot in common -- including the challenges they face. To better understand their role in city traffic patterns, the companies jointly sponsored a study to de......
2019-08-06, 18:52

Uber appoints new UK boss as London licence renewal nears Uber appointed a new boss for Britain and Ireland on Monday just over a month before its licence expires in London, one of its most important global markets where the regulator has previously stripped it of its right to operate....
2019-08-19, 16:13

Uber has 99 million active consumers on its platform in Q2, but revenue misses Uber's ability to expand its business into food delivery and freight pays off somewhat, but Lyft's more focused approach on ride sharing shows some early returns....
2019-08-09, 06:00

The Innisfil experiment: the town that replaced public transit with Uber Ridership is high and there’s plenty of work for drivers, but success has come at a cost to this Ontario townPhotographs by Cole BurstonWhen Daniel Arrega, 19, heads to work at a mall in Innisfil, he has few options for his commute. Walking along the highway would take nearly three hours. A taxi is ...
2019-07-16, 14:39

Uber loses billions, falls short of revenue targets The US ride-hailing giant saw disappointing returns in its second quarter report. Uber has not yet reached profitability, as it continues to subsidize prices to acquire riders and rely on spending to expand services....
2019-08-09, 08:00

Uber reports $5.2 billion loss, despite rising revenue, after going public The staggering loss showed Uber is having trouble finding a path to profitability for its array of businesses — including ride-hailing, food delivery, scooters and freight....
2019-08-09, 08:52

McDonald's Deal With DoorDash Delivers Blow to Uber Eats DoorDash Inc. will start making deliveries from McDonald’s Corp. restaurants in Houston later this month, a blow to Uber Technologies Inc.’s deal to ferry the burger giant’s food to customers in the U.S....
2019-07-16, 21:39

McDonald's DoorDash Deal Delivers Blow to Uber Eats DoorDash will start making deliveries from McDonald’s restaurants in Houston later this month, a blow to Uber Technologies’ deal to ferry the burger giant’s food to customers in the U.S....
2019-07-17, 10:52

Uber driver busted for sexually abusing young passenger A Connecticut Uber driver was arrested for sexually assaulting a juvenile passenger he was driving home, police said. The driver, 31-year-old Dwaine Miller, picked up the girl from a party on Stonewall Lane in Fairfield on Saturday and began making unwanted sexual advances during the ride home, cops...
2019-07-17, 13:00

U.S. denies Tesla, Uber 25% tariff relief on components, e-bikes The Trump administration is expanding its efforts to block the use of Chinese technology in advanced vehicles, denying additional requests by Tesla Inc for tariff relief on key components of its electric vehicles, and rejecting ride hailing company Uber's petition to waive tariffs on electric scoote...
2019-06-13, 21:39

UPDATE 3-U.S. denies Tesla, GM, Uber 25% Chinese tariff relief The Trump administration is expanding efforts to block the use of Chinese technology in advanced vehicles, denying additional requests by Tesla Inc for tariff relief on key components of its electric vehicles, and rejecting ride-hailing company Uber's petition to waive tariffs on electric scooters a...
2019-06-14, 01:26

U.S. Government Denies Tesla and Uber Chinese Tariff Exemptions The U.S. is doubling down on its refusal to exempt Tesla’s and Uber’s request to dodge a 25 percent tariff on key parts for its electric cars and entire e-scooters because they are coming from China....
2019-06-14, 04:52

Uber error charges riders 100 times more than the original price An error in Uber's systems on Wednesday led to people being charged 100 times what their ride should have cost. One user was charged $2,053 dollars on a ride that should have cost $20.53....
2019-07-18, 16:26

Tesla, GM, Uber denied relief from U.S. tariffs on China goods The White House, citing 'Made in China 2025’ or other industrial programs, is expanding efforts to block the use of the country's technology in advanced vehicles, denying additional requests by Tesla for tariff relief on key EV parts, and rejecting Uber's petition to waive duties on electric scooter...
2019-06-14, 15:26

Visa, Uber, and PayPal Are Reportedly Backing Facebook's Cryptocurrency After months of rumors, it appears a Facebook cryptocurrency is imminent. Reports last week said its planned launch is slated for June 18, and now it appears that the cryptocurrency, Libra, has some legit backers, according to the Wall Street Journal.Read more......
2019-06-14, 20:00

I'm Sure Austria Is Really Scared by Uber's Threats to Pack Up Its Toys and Go Home Spurred on by looming unfavorable legislation and stock market disappointment, Uber is reportedly playing hardball again, this time with the entire country of Austria.Read more......
2019-06-19, 00:52

Panera Bread now delivers through DoorDash, GrubHub and Uber Eats Panera Bread can't resist the siren's call of offering food through third-party delivery apps. The restaurant chain has made its delivery service available outside of its own apps for the first time, offering its menu through DoorDash, GrubHub and U......
2019-08-27, 17:39

Uber Elevate plans to deliver Big Macs by drone this summer Move over, Uber Eats. Uber Elevate plans to deliver food via drone as early as this summer. To start, the service will be available in San Diego, and since Uber has been working closely with McDonalds, it will likely be optimized for things like Big......
2019-06-12, 18:39

20% of New York drivers for apps like Uber have had to rely on food stamps Ints Kalnins/Reuters Uber improved margins by cutting driver pay, writes an industry expert in American Affairs. Drivers for ride-sharing services have reportedly required food stamps and slept in their cars. One study found average monthly pay from ride-sharing apps declined by half between 2013 a...
2019-06-08, 00:13

Uber COO, marketing chief step down in leadership overhaul: memo Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi wants to take more control of operations and is overhauling the ride-hailing company's leadership to deal with brand challenges, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters....
2019-06-08, 00:39

Grannies In Running Shoes Are Delivering Ramen For Uber In Japan Uber's strategy for Japan, where ride-sharing is banned, is as unique as the country itself - think grandma in running shoes delivering ramen noodles....
2019-07-07, 16:00

Uber settles with UK women who accused driver of sexual assault Firm had contested allegations but has reached undisclosed out-of-court settlementsUber has reached out-of-court settlements with two women who alleged they were sexually assaulted by the same driver in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the UK against the company.The cases were ta...
2019-06-27, 20:26

Uber Freight Expands to Germany, Faces Local Competition Uber is launching a freight platform in Germany, taking on local technology startups in a race to grab a share of Europe's $500 billion trucking market....
2019-07-24, 16:39

Uber's European rival Bolt enters London market, again Estonia's Bolt, which until early 2019 was called Taxify, will on Tuesday re-enter the competitive London taxi market, promising cheaper rides to passengers and a better cut to drivers than its bigger global rival Uber Technologies Inc....
2019-06-11, 03:39

Betting addict forged Uber receipts to con £90k from Deloitte bosses A city accountant who swindled his bosses at Deloitte out of more than £90,000 with bogus taxi expenses to bankroll a secret gambling addiction has been spared prison....
2019-06-11, 16:26

Starbucks to expand delivery with Uber Eats across U.S in early 2020 Starbucks Corp said on Tuesday it would expand its partnership with Uber Eats to deliver food and coffee throughout the United States in early 2020....
2019-07-24, 09:39

Signs of price truce push Lyft, Uber higher Lyft Inc's hints that its cut-throat rivalry with U.S. ride-hailing rival Uber Inc is easing may prove bad news for customers but it sent shares in both companies sharply higher on Thursday....
2019-08-08, 15:26

Uber loses bid for U.S. tariff relief on Chinese-made e-bike The U.S. Trade Representative's Office rejected Uber Technologies Inc's request for relief from 25% tariffs imposed on Chinese-made electric bicycles, according to a May 29 letter....
2019-06-13, 19:39

Uber enlists "Qute" to take on India's choked, polluted roads Uber Technologies Inc has launched a new ride-hailing service in India's tech capital Bengaluru that will use miniature gas-powered cars called "Qute" to win over commuters stressed out by the sprawling city's heavily-congested streets....
2019-06-13, 17:26

Stuber review – Uber-set action-comedy gets stuck in first gear Incapacitated cop Dave Bautista forces timid Kumail Nanjiani to help him take down the bad guys in this lame LA-set caperStuber is a buddy action-comedy in which Kumail Nanjiani plays a sporting-goods store worker and part-time Uber driver called Stu – thus reprising in lamer form the comedian and p...
2019-07-11, 11:26

Baby bird takes its own Uber to Utah wildlife rescue OGDEN, Utah — A local wildlife rescue is giving a good Samaritan five stars for his creative approach to saving an abandoned baby bird. Staff were surprised, to say the least, when a tiny, dehydrated bird arrived at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah last weekend — unaccompanied and...
2019-07-12, 00:13

Charges filed against former Google engineer who prompted lawsuit against Uber The U.S. attorney’s office filed charges in San Jose against former Google executive Anthony Levandowski, who allegedly stole self-driving car trade secrets and gave them to Uber....
2019-08-28, 07:00

Uber Offering Discounted Rides To National Veterans Cemeteries (LEX 18)– To recognize the sacrifices made by our fallen heroes and their families, Uber is offering discounted rides Monday. Uber riders can get $15 off rides to and from national veterans cemeteries. Just use the code “Memorial Day 2019” before you request a ride. Here are the lo...
2019-05-27, 17:26

Uber Vows to Keep Fighting a Sweeping California Labor Bill SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers confronting the changing definition of work approved sweeping legislation Wednesday designed to give many contract workers new pay and benefit protections, but tech giants Uber and Lyft vowed to keep fighting the changes, possibly by bankrolling a...
2019-09-12, 12:39

Amazon to Invest in Deliveroo, a Rival to Uber in Food Delivery The $575 million investment strengthens one of the biggest overseas rivals to Uber’s food-delivery division, which the ride-hailing company considers a key business....
2019-05-21, 20:26

Uber fights fee cap with lobbyists who pose as restaurant reps: critics Uber is being accused of using “deceptive” tactics to fight its regulatory battles in the Big Apple. The ride-hailing giant — scrambling to thwart a potential cap on the lucrative fees that its Uber Eats food-delivery service charges restaurants — has tapped a team of political lobbyists who critics...
2019-09-12, 14:13

Uber intends to treat drivers as contractors despite California bill California is likely on the cusp of making gig companies treat independent contractors as employees, but Uber doesn't think the potential law will change its business. In an update, legal chief Tony West maintained that Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) would l......
2019-09-12, 05:26

Uber's First Hired Employee, Ryan Graves, Is Leaving the Board Ryan Graves, Uber Technologies Inc.’s first hired employee and one of its longest standing directors, is leaving the board two weeks after the company’s initial public offering cemented his status as a paper billionaire....
2019-05-25, 03:26

Finance Minister's "Ola, Uber" Remark Misinterpreted, Says Nitin Gadkari Minister of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) Nitin Gadkari said says that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's statement on the slowdown in the auto sector contributed by Ola and Uber was......
2019-09-11, 14:13

Uber, Lyft Poised to Lose Fight Against California Measure The proposed bill would force ride-sharing companies Uber Technologies and Lyft to reclassify many drivers as full-time employees, likely upending their business model....
2019-09-10, 12:52

Uber set to sign massive lease at 3 World Trade Center The deal will give the ride-hailing app seven floors, totaling more than 300,000 square feet, with an option to take an eighth floor for an additional 50,000 square feet, Crain’s New York Business said on Friday....
2019-09-14, 04:26

Loophole Allows NYC Uber and Lyft Cars to Pollute More Than Yellow Cabs New York City’s yellow cabs are iconic of the city itself, though many locals like myself prefer the cost and ease of ridesharing apps like Lyft. Turns out, however, that the yellow cabs can keep the air cleaner than ridesharing vehicles....
2019-05-30, 20:00

Great fanfare as Uber gets its stock on the road, but app stalls in New York Could this be the moment the sentiment on Wall Street turned against the tech sector?Uber’s stock market debut came with all the usual razzmatazz of a big American technology IPO. The chief executive spent weeks making sweeping statements about how the business was “just getting started” and had new...
2019-05-21, 21:26

At $14,777, Could This 2014 Nissan NV200 Taxi be an Uber-Good Deal? One of the best ‘dad jokes’ is when someone asks you to call them a cab and you reply with “okay, you are a cab.” Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe NV200 is already a cab, but could its price be calling you?...
2019-06-03, 19:00

California Labor Bill, Near Passage, Is Blow to Uber and Lyft The companies seem to have fallen short in efforts to dodge legislation classifying many workers in the gig economy as employees and not contractors....
2019-09-10, 03:13

Uber claims new California law still won't force it to classify drivers as employees A top Uber executive attempted to defuse concerns about a potential existential threat to its business shortly after lawmakers in California approved a new bill that will make it more difficult for employers in the state to classify workers as independent contractors....
2019-09-12, 12:13

SoftBank's Vision Fund to borrow $4 billion against stakes in Uber and two others: FT SoftBank's Vision Fund is looking to borrow $4 billion against its stakes in Uber Technologies Inc, soon-to-go-public Slack Technologies Inc, and blood-testing company Guardant Health Inc, the Financial Times reported, citing people directly involved in the deal....
2019-05-30, 07:13

Uber and Lyft to turn the wheels on car ownership: industry experts Ride-hailing apps like those of Uber Technologies and Lyft Inc are expected to alter the state of car ownership toward subscription-based services and shared ownership, auto industry experts said at a conference on Wednesday....
2019-05-23, 02:01

Uber accused of ‘deceptive’ tactics in food-delivery fee battle Uber is being accused of using “deceptive” tactics to fight its regulatory battles in the Big Apple. The ride-hailing giant — scrambling to thwart a potential cap on the lucrative fees that its Uber Eats food-delivery service charges restaurants — has tapped a team of political lobbyists who critics...
2019-09-12, 18:39

Are You An Uber Driver? Send Us Your Flat Surge Fare Screenshots Over the last few weeks, we’ve been hearing from an increasing number of Uber drivers that changes to the surge price model have impacted their take-home pay. In particular, my article about whether Uber is engaged in price-fixing prompted many drivers to write in with their frustrations, saying tha...
2019-05-22, 04:00

Uber's first post-IPO earnings report shows another $1 billion lost Uber's first earnings report as a public company shows that while its revenue is higher than last year; the company is still hemorrhaging money. Still, there's no doubt that the company is getting bigger. The company earned $3.1 billion in revenue fo......
2019-05-31, 01:01

Uber Cites Tight Competition After Posting $1 Billion Loss Uber executives sought to reassure investors about its growth as an onslaught of competition from ride-hailing and delivery rivals led to a $1 billion loss in the first quarter....
2019-05-31, 02:26

Uber to open third Latin America support center in Bogota Ride-hailing app Uber will spend $40 million over five years to open its third support center in Latin America in September in the Colombian capital Bogota, the company said on Wednesday....
2019-05-23, 05:39

Uber braces for fight over shift in gig-economy work rules Lawmakers in California want to reclassify workers treated as independent contractors, which may dramatically boost costs for Uber, Lyft and other companies built around the gig economy....
2019-09-12, 01:52

Uber and Lyft increased traffic delays in San Francisco by 40 percent Uber and Lyft say they help cut down on vehicle congestion, but a new analysis of San Francisco traffic found they did the opposite over a six year period...
2019-05-21, 15:00

Deluge of analyst reports on Uber expected after IPO quiet period With the quiet period related to Uber Technologies disastrous IPO last month coming to an end, investors can expect a deluge of analyst research initiations on the ride-hailing service....
2019-06-03, 22:00

Supreme Court Asks For Probe Against Uber To Be Completed Within 6 Months The Supreme Court has asked the Director General of Competition Commission of India (CCI) to complete a probe into the allegations of ''predatory pricing'' against Uber India Systems Pvt Ltd within......
2019-09-11, 21:52

What is Uber? Forget the sharing economy – it's just a libertarian scam | Dominic Rushe There are plenty of reasons why Uber’s much-hyped share sale might fail – and many more why that could be a good thingSerf, noun: a laborer bound under the feudal system to work on his lord’s estate.Uber is a lot. Last year 5.2 billion people took a ride in an Uber. And the company lost an average o...
2019-05-21, 21:26

Uber partners with BBVA, Mastercard to offer debit cards in Mexico Uber Technologies Inc. is partnering with bank BBVA and payments processor Mastercard to launch a debit card for drivers in Mexico, an Uber executive said on Tuesday....
2019-07-02, 18:00

Uber, a machine for using investment money to artificially subsidize car rides, lost more than $5 bi Uber, a machine for using investment money to artificially subsidize car rides, lost more than $5 billion last quarter. Heh. It’s gonna crash and burn before it destroys public transportation after all! Calling it now. Invest in buses....
2019-08-09, 09:39

Uber says de Blasio’s ride-share rules hurt poor New Yorkers The de Blasio administration’s crackdown on ride-hailing services is hurting poor riders, according to Uber. The San Francisco company says city and state regulations reining in ride-hailing services like Uber are only making life difficult for lower income neighborhoods — while having zero impact o...
2019-07-23, 04:26

Florida family blames Uber after daughter, 12, took ride to location of suicide A Florida family is reportedly considering legal action against Uber after the company allegedly allowed their 12-year-old daughter to get in a car alone and be driven to a parking garage in Orlando, where she leapt to her death....
2019-06-07, 20:39

Former Google self-driving engineer, who prompted a lawsuit against Uber, gets hit with criminal charges U.S. attorney’s office files charges against former Google executive Anthony Levandowski, who allegedly stole self-driving car trade secrets and gave them to Uber....
2019-08-28, 00:52

The Uber of prescription drugs: Web startups raise concerns about access to Rx medicine Startups like Hims and Roman have found a profitable new business model for selling Rx drugs online, but the websites are raising safety concerns.        ...
2019-06-06, 17:52

Uber-rival Bolt enters European food delivery business Estonia's Bolt, a popular ride-sharing service in Eastern Europe and Africa, on Wednesday launched food delivery service in its home town of Tallinn, the nation's capital, and said it plans to roll out Bolt Food this year in South Africa, Latvia and Lithuania as well....
2019-08-21, 07:39

Uber, Lyft Drivers Face Stiffer Regulations in New York City New York City intends to renew its cap on new for-hire vehicle licenses, part of a push to tighten its rein on Uber and Lyft, and help protect the city’s troubled taxi industry....
2019-06-13, 05:26

Feds charge Ex-Google, Uber engineer with stealing trade secrets Anthony Levandowski, the star engineer who was accused by Google’s self-driving car unit of stealing trade secrets for Uber in 2016, has been arrested and charged by federal prosecutors. Levandowski was charged with 33 counts of theft and attempted theft of trade secrets — he allegedly downloaded 14...
2019-08-27, 23:39

Former Google engineer charged with taking self-driving trade secrets to Uber Levandowski could face many years in prison and a fine if convicted. He is expected to appear later on Tuesday in federal court in San Jose, California....
2019-08-28, 03:52

Uber adds 'Comfort' tier for extra legroom and silent drivers Uber is adding a new ride option that aims to make your journey a more personal and relaxed affair. Uber Comfort is an upgrade on the everyday ride, and ensures you have extra legroom in a newer, mid-size car, where you can make advance requests rela......
2019-07-09, 15:39

We Think Uber and Lyft's New Surge Fares Screw Drivers and Riders. Help Us Prove It. Uber changed how its surge pricing works last year. Not for riders, but for drivers. The changes have resulted in drivers earning less from surge pricing, but riders are still paying the same inflated costs, with Uber pocketing the difference. Read more......
2019-07-01, 21:13

India To Order Taxi Aggregators Like Uber, Ola To Go Electric By 2026: Report India plans to order taxi aggregators like Uber and Ola to convert 40% of their fleet of cars to electric by April 2026, according to a source and records of government meetings to discuss new rules......
2019-06-07, 03:00

City bus and train drivers busted moonlighting for Uber and Lyft: report More than a dozen MTA bus and train operators were busted driving for-hire vehicles like Ubers and Lyfts during mandated rest time between shifts, according to a series of 2018 investigations published by the agency’s Inspector General on Wednesday. The IG’s office says it used Taxi and ...
2019-07-11, 08:39

Joined by Pete Buttigieg, Drivers Blockade Roadway Outside Uber Headquarters To a steady beat of whistles, car horns, and “AB5 and a union!” hundreds of rideshare drivers amassed outside Uber’s corporate headquarters in San Fransisco this afternoon. For over an hour, Market Street has slowed to a crawl, choked by the cars of for-hire vehicle drivers. Read more......
2019-08-28, 13:39

UPDATE 2-U.S. denies Tesla, Uber 25% tariff relief on components, e-bikes The Trump administration is expanding its efforts to block the use of Chinese technology in advanced vehicles, denying additional requests by Tesla Inc for tariff relief on key components of its electric vehicles, and rejecting ride hailing company Uber's petition to waive tariffs on electric scoote...
2019-06-13, 19:39

Public Transit Projects Cheaper Than Uber's $5.2 Billion Q2 Losses, Ranked Uber announced a $5.2 billion loss last quarter, bringing the company’s total losses to $16.2 billion since 2016. In completely, totally unrelated news, here are some public transportation projects currently under construction in the United States that cost less than $5.2 billion individually:...
2019-08-09, 20:39

Ex-Uber driver found guilty of raping intoxicated female passenger A former Uber driver was found guilty Thursday of raping an intoxicated female passenger after picking her up from a Pennsylvania casino earlier this year....
2019-08-17, 02:26

UPDATE 1-Uber COO, marketing chief step down in leadership overhaul - memo Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi wants to take more control of operations and is overhauling the ride-hailing company's leadership to deal with brand challenges, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters....
2019-06-07, 23:26

Uber plans to start delivering McDonald’s hamburgers by drone this summer This week Uber announced plans to begin testing the first-ever commercial application of drone food delivery in high-density urban areas, joining companies like Amazon and Google that are seeking to make make unmanned commercial deliveries using the same technology....
2019-06-13, 17:52

Uber drivers are reportedly manipulating the app to create artificial surge pricing Surge pricing is a frustrating, but understandable, compromise that we have to deal with in order to have affordable rides at our beck and call everywhere we go. If the weather’s bad, a major concert or sporting event just let out, or it’s just an especially busy night, you might end up ...
2019-06-14, 22:52

Careem ends Sudan operations as part of Uber takeover deal Careem has ended operations in Sudan as part of its planned takeover by Uber, a spokeswoman said on Monday, less than a year after the Middle Eastern ride-hailing firm launched in the country....
2019-07-01, 22:00

Are Uber and Lyft Drivers Gaming Surge Pricing to Protest Getting Screwed Over on Pay? Despite policies that prohibit the manipulation of rideshare apps, drivers for Uber and Lyft are reportedly working together to coordinate price surges at Reagan National Airport to earn a higher fare.Read more......
2019-05-21, 14:52

Seattle Woman Says She Jumped Out of Moving Uber After Continual Harassment From Driver A woman in Seattle said she jumped out of a moving Uber ride after the driver continually harassed her, running away and later filing reports with the local police department and Uber. She said the driver, whom she’d hailed to take her home, locked the doors shortly before she pried one open and jum...
2019-05-31, 23:39

Uber plans to start delivering fast food via drone this summer Uber plans to begin testing the first-ever commercial application of drone food delivery in urban areas, joining companies like Amazon and Google that are seeking to make unmanned commercial deliveries....
2019-06-14, 07:39

Lili Reinhart Warns Fans to "Trust Your Gut" After Scary Uber Incident Lili Reinhart is sending a message to her fans after a frightening experience over the weekend. After landing at an airport, the 22-year-old Riverdale star was "ushered to a car"......
2019-06-03, 18:39

Will Uber ever make money? Day of reckoning looms for ride-sharing firm Uber plans to expand into food delivery and driverless cars but its IPO was a flop and its latest earnings figures could prove vitalUber has big plans. The ride-hailing service wants to ferry the world around in self-driving cars and on electric scooters, deliver our takeouts and groceries by drone,...
2019-08-04, 11:39

This app makes it easy to compare Uber and Lyft fares in real-time Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. In her hit anthem Friday, a 13-year-old Rebecca Black sang about the torture of not knowing where to sit on the way to school. “Kickin’ in the front seat. Sittin’...
2019-05-30, 21:00

Woman who claimed to be Uber driver charged with smuggling immigrants in New Mexico The driver, Evelyn Limas, has been charged with one felony count of smuggling undocumented immigrants.        ...
2019-07-12, 12:39

The Bill That Could Undo Uber Passes California's Senate Appropriations Committee, 5-2 AB5, the contentious California bill that would upend the gig economy model of Uber, Lyft and other tech companies, moved a step closer to becoming a law.Read more......
2019-08-31, 05:26

Florida Residents Can Get a Free Uber or Lyft Ride to a Dorian Shelter If you’re located in an area of Florida that has been impacted by Hurricane Dorian, both Lyft and Uber are offering free rides both to and from local shelters....
2019-09-02, 23:39

Ex-Uber engineer gets same judge who warned of 'jail time’ in secrets case U.S. District Judge William Alsup’s warning proved prescient: Anthony Levandowski, a pioneer of driverless car technology, was indicted last week. His lawyers have denied the charges....
2019-09-06, 01:00

Australian watchdog says Uber Eats will amend 'unfair' contract terms Australia's competition watchdog said Uber Technologies Inc's food delivery service Uber Eats will amend its contract terms to accept more accountability for delivery issues, easing the burden on restaurants....
2019-07-17, 05:13

New York City can ban ads inside Uber, Lyft vehicles: U.S. appeals court A federal appeals court on Tuesday said New York City can ban advertising inside vehicles driven for companies such as Uber and Lyft, handing a victory to the millions of passengers who it said find such ads "extremely annoying."...
2019-07-17, 02:13

Uber Claims It's Exempt From California Gig Economy Law Because It's a 'Platform,' Not a Taxi Company After the California legislature passed AB5, a bill designed to force tech companies to treat gig economy workers as employees rather than contractors, Uber has pulled an well-worn card out of its hat: inventing an excuse to just like, not do that.Read more......
2019-09-12, 07:13

Mexico tax plan for Uber creates friction among ride hailing firms Mexico on Monday detailed plans to withhold tax from drivers for ride-hailing and food delivery firms such as Uber Technologies Inc and Rappi, but China's Didi said it would not take part in the arrangement, sparking friction within the industry....
2019-05-21, 14:32

Uber targets expansion in fast-growing West African markets Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc is in talks with regulators over plans to expand into two West African countries and provide a boat service in Nigerian megacity Lagos, a company executive said on Thursday....
2019-06-27, 19:26

Uber loses $1 billion in quarter, hitting forecast, as revenue rises 20% Uber Technologies Inc reported a $1 billion loss in its first quarterly report as a public company on Thursday, despite a 20 percent rise in revenue, posting results in line with its forecasts but underscoring the challenges the ride-hailing service faces to become profitable one day....
2019-05-30, 23:01

Forget Tanning Beds. College Students Today Want Uber Parking. Student housing is shifting away from recreational dazzle and toward amenities that reflect the gig economy: stronger Wi-Fi, room for collaboration and 3-D printers....
2019-06-27, 20:39

Uber and Lyft prepare $60 million fight against worker classification bill The fight over whether rideshare drivers should be classified as employees and therefore be eligible for benefits continues. The latest battleground is California, where a worker classification bill is currently being debated by lawmakers. Uber and L......
2019-08-30, 18:00

Uber and Lyft Drivers Say They Want to Change Ridesharing's 'Predatory Business Model' California appears to be on the verge of passing AB5, a bill that would make it much harder for companies to classify employees as “independent contractors”—and a bill that scares Uber and Lyft to death. Drivers from those companies wrote in to tell us how being a real live employee would change the...
2019-09-06, 05:52

Long Island teen escapes kidnap attempt by Uber driver A quick-thinking 15-year-old girl outwitted the Uber driver who tried to kidnap her and take her to his Brooklyn home to sexually assault her — escaping his car and calling police, Newsday reported, citing charges by police and prosecutors. The teen had been at a Sweet 16 party in Atlantic Beach, LI...
2019-08-25, 08:13

Uber and Lyft allegedly paid drivers to rally against employee status There is seemingly no end in sight for Uber and Lyft's ongoing worker status dispute. The raging debate has seen battles in the UK Supreme Court, multimillion-dollar lawsuits, driver strikes and only a few small victories for labor groups. Now, the w......
2019-07-16, 17:13

Regulator Finds Uber Eats's Stiffing of Restaurants Hard to Stomach Uber Technologies will no longer be able to charge restaurants in Australia for delivery mishaps outside their control, after the practice was deemed unfair in a rebuke for tech giants seeking to keep delivery costs low in a rapidly growing sector....
2019-07-17, 13:13

Ex-Google engineer charged with taking stolen self-driving secrets to Uber The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday filed criminal charges accusing Anthony Levandowski, a pioneer in self-driving car technology, of stealing trade secrets from his former employer Google before joining rival Uber Technologies Inc ....
2019-08-27, 22:52

Gay New Jersey couple booted from Uber car after kissing on way to Zac Brown Brand concert Uber driver kicked a New Jersey couple out of her car after one of the women kissed her partner on the cheek.        ...
2019-09-10, 06:52

Former Star Google and Uber Engineer Charged With Theft of Trade Secrets Anthony Levandowski, one of Silicon Valley’s foremost technologists on autonomous cars, was charged with theft and attempted theft of trade secrets from Google....
2019-08-27, 19:39

Uber Eats, Japan convenience store Lawson form delivery tie-up Uber Eats and Japanese convenience store chain Lawson on Tuesday announced a delivery partnership in central Tokyo, seeking to capitalize on growing demand for quick home delivery of food and everyday items....
2019-08-27, 12:00

How the Amazon-Google-Uber effect sets inflation | Mohamed El-Erian Tech innovations have driven the drift down in prices – policymakers ignore such forces at their peril Debates about inflation in advanced economies have changed remarkably over the past decades. Setting aside (mis)measurement issues, concerns about debilitatingly high inflation and the excessive po...
2019-05-24, 09:00

Uber, Lyft, DoorDash Threaten Ballot Fight Over California Gig-Worker Law The battle over a California bill that could upend the business models of companies that rely on gig workers intensified when three companies threatened to spend a combined $90 million on a ballot measure if a deal can’t be reached this year....
2019-08-30, 06:00

China's Didi Seeks to Raise Up to $2 Billion Amid Uber Revival Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing Technology is looking to raise fresh funds in the hope that investor enthusiasm in the sector has recovered after initial public offerings of Uber and Lyft....
2019-07-17, 19:52

Uber driver charged with kidnapping 15-year-old to sexually assault her, police say Sean Williams, 32, allegedly abducted a 15-year-old girl who was heading home from a Sweet 16 party in Long Island in July, according to authorities.        ...
2019-08-26, 22:00

Slack's Direct Listing Makes Uber and Lyft Look Like Absolute Chumps In its first day on the New York Stock Exchange, workplace messaging company Slack leapt over 50-percent above its reference price of $26 per share despite employing an unusual, less costly strategy to debut on the market. The past few hours of trading have sent Slack’s total value soaring to $23.1 ...
2019-06-21, 03:01

Solo Uber ride for orphaned baby bird to Utah rehab center An orphaned baby bird traveled to a wildlife rehabilitation center — all by itself — after a group of drunk friends who encountered it ordered the animal an Uber, as they were unfit to drive....
2019-07-07, 17:26

Uber and Lyft pledge $60 million to ballot measure in fight to keep drivers as contractors Uber and Lyft on Thursday pledged $60 million to a California ballot initiative for the 2020 election that would maintain the status of their drivers as contract workers....
2019-08-30, 10:00

Uber loses $1 billion in Q1 2019 as costs grow for drivers, food delivery Uber Technologies reported a $1 billion loss on Thursday as the ride-hailing service spent heavily to build up its food delivery and freight businesses.Read More...
2019-05-31, 14:13

Uber unveils brand new Jump electric scooters and swappable batteries for bikes Uber launched its Jump scooter rental service in October, with Xiaomi delivering the actual scooters that are one tap away if available in your city. But Uber has partnered with a different company for a second version of the Jump scooter, which will be available this month in various US markets. D...
2019-06-13, 04:26

Watch: Rajai Davis takes $243 Uber to stadium, hits homer in first Mets at-bat Rajai Davis took at two-hour Uber ride to the stadium before providing a home run in his first at-bat for the New York Mets in a 6-1 win against the Washington Nationals....
2019-05-23, 16:52

Creepy Uber driver kissed Long Island woman with 2-month-old: lawsuit A Long Island woman is suing Uber after a driver allegedly propositioned her and kissed her — all while her 2-month-old daughter rode along. Maryna Yaramiachuk, of Valley Stream, says that on Sep. 30 of last year her driver — referred to only as Abdo — “turned simple banter into a ...
2019-09-07, 03:26

MLB veteran Rajai Davis helps Mets win after 2-hour Uber ride to ballpark It was quite a night for Rajai Davis of the New York Mets: It started with batting practice in Pennsylvania and ended with him smacking a three-run home run in New York to cap a Mets victory....
2019-05-23, 13:39

Uber co-founder buys record-breaking LA mansion for $72.5m as drivers fight for wages Los Angeles sees a spike in the homelessness population while homes the size of football fields are selling for more than $100m Two massive luxury real estate deals in Los Angeles have shone a harsh light on the wealth gap in a region where tens of thousands of people live on the streets while mansi...
2019-07-03, 02:26

Senior Mexican lawmaker calls for tax on purchases from Amazon, Uber, other digital platforms A senior Mexican lawmaker plans to present a bill in Congress to tax purchases on Amazon, Uber and AirBnB and other digital platforms to help fill a multibillion-dollar revenue hole after changes in how state oil company Pemex contributes to government finances....
2019-07-24, 21:13

Mets call-up takes 112-mile Uber to stadium then belts sealing homer Rajai Davis, 38, arrived during third inning after 5pm call-upVeteran spent about $230 on Uber to stadium from AllentownRajai Davis took batting practice Wednesday afternoon in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The 38-year-old outfielder ended his night hitting a three-run homer that capped a thrilling eight...
2019-05-23, 17:13

Uber releases Ludwig 0.2 with audio and speech improvements, plus Comet.ml and BERT integration The latest version of Uber's Ludwig -- Ludwig 0.2 -- features improvements on the audio and speech front, plus Comet.ml and BERT integration.Read More...
2019-07-24, 22:39

Biker runs red light, dies after hitting Uber on Long Island: cops A motorcyclist died Sunday after running a red light on Long Island and colliding with an Uber driver, cops said. Gerson Mendez-Cruz, 20, of Greenlawn, was riding his 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle east on Jericho Turnpike at about 3:30 a.m. when he ran a light at Melville Road in Huntington Station, acco...
2019-09-01, 17:52

UPDATE 2-Uber loses $1 billion in quarter, hitting forecast, as revenue rises 20% Uber Technologies Inc reported a $1 billion loss and a 20% rise in revenue on Thursday in its first quarterly report as a public company, in line with the ride-hailing service's forecasts....
2019-05-30, 23:01

RPT-Senior Mexican lawmaker calls for tax on purchases from Amazon, Uber, other digital platforms A senior Mexican lawmaker plans to present a bill in Congress to tax purchases on Amazon, Uber and AirBnB and other digital platforms to help fill a multibillion-dollar revenue hole after changes in how state oil company Pemex contributes to government finances....
2019-07-24, 23:26

Stuber review: The world’s worst Uber ride becomes pure popcorn comedy At this year's RTX Austin conference (Rooster Teeth's big animation con), attendees were treated to a surprise film screening. [credit: Nathan Mattise ] AUSTIN, Texas—July has barely gotten...
2019-07-12, 12:52

UPDATE 3-Uber partners with BBVA, Mastercard to offer debit cards in Mexico Uber Technologies Inc is partnering with bank BBVA and payments processor Mastercard to launch a debit card for drivers in Mexico, an Uber executive said on Tuesday, the company's latest gambit to promote banking in a country that runs on cash....
2019-07-02, 19:52

Lyft rises after Uber's CEO shows optimism about competition on the company's first earnings call Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi echoed his rival's optimism about the direction of the ride-sharing market on the company's first earnings call....
2019-05-31, 19:39

Uber loses $1 billion in quarter as costs grow for drivers, food delivery Uber Technologies Inc reported a $1 billion loss on Thursday as the ride-hailing service spends heavily to build up its food delivery and freight businesses, sending revenues up 20% in its first quarterly report as a public company....
2019-05-31, 03:39

County elections official drove for Uber, Lyft during work hours: comptroller The Democratic elections commissioner of upstate Onondaga County has been accused of driving for ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft during his regular business hours, according to reports. Republican county Comptroller Matthew Beadnell leveled the allegation against Dustin Czarny, who he said spent...
2019-09-10, 17:39

Uber, Lyft and DoorDash Pledge $90 Million to Fight Driver Legislation in California A state proposal, Assembly Bill 5, could give working drivers more employee rights. The companies said they were willing to start a ballot initiative to thwart it....
2019-08-30, 10:26

UPDATE 2-New York City can ban ads inside Uber, Lyft vehicles -U.S. appeals court A federal appeals court on Tuesday said New York City can ban advertising inside vehicles driven for companies such as Uber and Lyft, handing a victory to the millions of passengers who it said find such ads "extremely annoying."...
2019-07-16, 23:52

Uber loses $5 billion, misses Wall Street targets despite easing price war Uber Technologies Inc reported a record $5.2 billion loss and revenue that fell short of Wall Street targets on Thursday as growth in its core ride-hailing business slowed, sending its shares down 6%....
2019-08-10, 00:00

Ranch with my milkshake: Uber Eats sheds light on weirdest delivery requests Uber Eats has collected the most popular and the weirdest delivery requests it received this year. Here are some of the best.        ...
2019-06-05, 17:52

Exclusive: India plans to order taxi aggregators like Uber, Ola to go electric - documents India plans to order taxi aggregators like Uber and Ola to convert 40% of their fleet of cars to electric by April 2026, according to a source and records of government meetings to discuss new rules for clean mobility....
2019-06-06, 18:00

Taking Aim at Amazon and Uber, Sanders Campaign Promises Sweeping Pro-Union Legislation Bernie Sanders hasn’t won his seat in the Oval Office just yet, but, ahead of a planned speech before America’s largest union federation, the AFL-CIO, the Vermont senator’s campaign released a broad plan to bolster the country’s badly depleted union membership. Tech companies that have expressed ant...
2019-08-21, 20:39

Judge keeps Levandowski's bail at $2 million as ex-Uber engineer's criminal trial nears Levandowski's case has been reassigned to Judge William Alsup, who presided over Uber vs. Waymo. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison on each count....
2019-09-05, 00:52

Hacker who sold Uber’s and Sainsbury’s customer data forced to give up $1M in cryptocurrency A hacker has been ordered to pay back over $1.1 million (£900,000) in cryptocurrency after carrying out attacks on several well-known businesses including Uber, Sainsbury’s, and Groupon. Grant West, a 27-year-old, who lived in a caravan park in Kent, England, has been told to pay back £922,978.14 af...
2019-08-23, 19:13

Lili Reinhart warns travelers about fake Uber drivers after her own airport experience "Trust your gut. It could save you," the "Riverdale" actress tweeted after refusing to get in a car at the airport that lacked ride-share signage.        ...
2019-06-04, 18:52

Reports: Uber Freezes Tech Staff Hiring in U.S. as Cash Hemorrhage Continues Ridesharing giant Uber, which has been burning through money faster than the Joker ($5.2 billion in the last quarter alone!), has suddenly frozen its hiring of technical and engineering staff in the U.S., according to reports on Friday by Bloomberg and Yahoo News.Read more......
2019-08-12, 03:39

An Uber lawyer reportedly said today that the company will continue to refuse to properly classify i An Uber lawyer reportedly said today that the company will continue to refuse to properly classify its drivers as employees after the passage of AB5 in California last night. The argument? “Drivers’ work is outside the usual course of Uber’s business.” Which begs the question: What is Uber’s busines...
2019-09-12, 09:26

Report: Uber spent $200K a year on balloons for staff anniversaries; stickers to be used instead To cut back on costs, Uber is cutting helium balloons, which cost the company over $200,000 a year, a report says.       ...
2019-08-15, 06:52

Uber now gives passengers ride credits for buying stuff through Cargo’s in-car commerce platform In-car commerce company Cargo now lets Uber riders earn credits and other perks when they buy stuff through Cargo's new expanded marketplace app.Read More...
2019-07-18, 05:00

Former Waymo And Uber Self-Driving Guru Anthony Levandowski Charged With Federal Crimes Anthony Levandowski, the self-driving car wunderkind at the center of one of the most high-profile lawsuits in Silicon Valley history, was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury with 33 counts of theft of trade secrets....
2019-08-28, 03:52

Uber, Bird loses bid for U.S. tariff relief on Chinese-made bikes, scooters The U.S. Trade Representative's Office rejected Uber Technologies Inc's request for relief from 25% tariffs imposed on Chinese-made electric bicycles, according to a May 29 letter....
2019-06-14, 00:13

Female drivers feel abandoned by Uber and Lyft after reporting a sexual assault Guardian investigation finds drivers who have experienced range of safety issues say companies offer little to no supportOne month into driving for Lyft around Atlanta, Alicia Dukes was sexually assaulted by a passenger on 21 April after she drove him to a gas station and back to his apartment.“He f...
2019-06-19, 09:26

California passes landmark bill to make Uber and Lyft drivers employees, not contractors The Democrat-led California legislature passed legislation on Wednesday that would require gig economy companies such as Uber and Lyft to stop classifying their workers as contractors rather than employees, a landmark bill that could set a precedent for an overhaul of ridesharing across the country....
2019-09-12, 02:13

UPDATE 3-Uber loses $1 billion in quarter as costs grow for drivers, food delivery Uber Technologies Inc reported a $1 billion loss on Thursday as the ride-hailing service spends heavily to build up its food delivery and freight businesses, sending revenues up 20% in its first quarterly report as a public company....
2019-05-31, 02:39

Former taxi commissioner sees more cities adopting New York's tough rules on Uber and Lyft Meera Joshi, former head of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, told CNBC on Monday that she predicts more cities are going to adopt TLC's rules on ride-hailing companies....
2019-08-13, 08:52

Uber’s quiet ride option is a warning: We are falling victims to convenience | Penelope Blackmore You can outsource pretty much every aspect of irritation in your life. But you can’t outsource lonelinessUber has launched a quiet ride service in the US, which means that passengers can request that a driver refrain from talking to them during their trip. The quiet ride feature is available in Uber...
2019-05-29, 21:13

Uber’s Future May Depend On Convincing the World Drivers Aren’t Part of its ‘Core Business’ Facing the most serious threat yet to its business model, Uber is dusting off a legal argument it has employed with mixed results: that it’s a technology platform, not a transportation company. Now, as a new California law threatens to upend its source of cheap labor, Uber is pointing to the w...
2019-09-12, 19:52

Uber's new test will offer rides, deliver dinner and rent you a scooter for $24.99 a month The new subscription package is similar to Uber’s Ride Pass, which debuted in 2018. The combo plan also creeps into Postmates’ territory.       ...
2019-07-23, 15:13

Appetizing prospects: Uber founder takes aim at South Korea's shared kitchen market Chef Youm Jung-phil plans to close his restaurant in Seoul's affluent Gangnam district this month, worn down by the rising cost of labor and rent as well as declines in the number of customers eating in....
2019-07-10, 03:13

Workers Rack Up Another Victory As California Preps to Classify Uber and Lyft Drivers as Employees Rideshare drivers in California turned out in droves in support of a state bill that would classify them as full employees. They walked away this afternoon with another victory in what is and is likely to continue to be a long and ugly fight. Read more......
2019-07-11, 02:52

Hyundai Motor India Seeks Clarity On Electrification Of Shared Mobility Partners Like Ola/Uber Hyundai Motor India is already gearing up with its electrification strategy, however, Government's plans to order taxi aggregators like Uber and Ola to convert 40% of their fleet of cars to electric......
2019-06-11, 14:52