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Another lawsuit filed against Uber by Hailo Technologies

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While Uber is already battling a case filed by Google’s Waymo for stealing 14k documents, here comes another lawsuit from a company named Hailo Technologies which has sued Uber over alleged infringement of U.S. Patent 5,973,619, that covers an “automated vehicle dispatch

Ola eyeing another $100mn to expand operations

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Local cab aggregator Ola is looking to raise another $100 million from investors, four months after it raised about $250 million from SoftBank Group, according to regulatory filings sourced from market research firm Tofler. As per the documents,  Ola’s board

Uber’s VP of global vehicle program, Sherif Marakby calls it quits

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Uber’s ship continues to steer through rough waters. In line with recent departures, another top Uber executive, Sherif Marakby, VP of global vehicle program has called it quits. Marakby played an instrumental role in launching Uber’s self-driving program in Pittsburgh. The news was

Ola raises $250mn from SoftBank in a down round

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Ola raised $250 million in fresh funding from Japanese telecom and internet major SoftBank last year, as per the documents filed with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA). However, the company is yet to make an official announcement of the same.

After trade secrets, Uber and Waymo now fight over nature of arbitration

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It seems Uber does not want to clean its dirty laundry in public and wants to keep the court proceedings private. Unfortunately, the other party in the case i.e. Alphabet is not in a mood to comply. Alphabet has filed an opposition request

Uber launches a new patent purchase program to boost its IP portfolio

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In a bid to enhance its patent library, Uber has launched a new patent purchase program, called UP3, to expedite the process of purchasing patents. The application window is open from April 24 to May 23, 2017. This means Intellectual Property owners

Uber admits finding one of the allegedly stolen Waymo document in an employee’s PC

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Marking the first time that Uber has officially acknowledged that Waymo’s stolen documents are in possession of any Uber employee, Uber’s attorney Arturo Gonzalez said at a court hearing that one of the stolen 14,000 documents was found on a

Uber’s rival Grab to acquire Indonesian payment startup Kudo

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Uber’s arch rival in Southeast Asia, Grab is acquiring  Indonesian online payment startup, Kudo, to bolster its mobile payments platform. Though neither party has disclosed the value of the deal, Reuters in February reported Grab’s plan to buy Kudo for over

Uber vs Waymo battle: Anthony Levandowski invokes fifth amendment rights

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Otto co-founder Anthony Levandowski who is facing charges of stealing confidential documents related to autonomous vehicles from the Google self-driving car unit Waymo prior to his departure has asserted his fifth amendment rights in the lawsuit. A lawyer for Levandowski told the court that

Uber suspends self-driving car tests after Arizona crash

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Self-driving cars, equipped with latest technology may have all the safety gear and features but at the end of the day they have to ply amidst human users and hence the ruckus. The latest high-impact crash in Tempe, Arizona involving

Uber’s president Jeff Jones joins the long string of top-level departures

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Here comes another blow for the car-hailing company, Uber, making situations worse. Amid a long list of scandalling events that include allegations of sexual harassment, a faulty behaviour of chief executive officer Travis Kalanick, departures of top executives, Uber-President Jeff

Uber’s South-east Asian rival Grab opens R&D centre in Bangalore

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Singapore-based cab-aggregator Grab is establishing a research and development centre in Bangalore that will focus on developing new technologies for its digital payments platform. However, despite the new office plans, Grab said it won’t launch consumer-facing operations in India. The Bangalore centre is

Waymo vs. Uber: Waymo files injunction against Uber’s use of it’s self-driving tech

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Looks like Uber’s stars have gone completely haywire. In its legal battle against Uber, Alphabet’s self-driving unit Waymo has now filed for an injunction against Uber’s use of its self-driving technology. Last month, Waymo filed a lawsuit against Uber alleging that parts

Uber’s AI labs head Gary Marcus leaves the position for an ‘advisor’ role

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Maintaining the string of departures, Gary Marcus, the head of Uber’s artificial intelligence research arm, has decided to step down from his role and take up a more flexible role of ‘Special Advisor for AI’. Marcus confirmed his exodus in

Indian researcher finds bug that allowed free Uber rides

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Indian security researcher Anand Prakash discovered a bug in Uber’s code last August that allowed free Uber rides. When Prakash reported the issue through Uber’s bug bounty program, he got permissions to test it in both India and the US. Incidentally, Prakash was able to

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick apologizes for his behaviour with an Uber driver

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Well, the video says it all. And, I am sure Travis Kalanick is regretting grooving to Don’t wanna know from Maroon 5 in that taxi that night. On a more serious note, Kalanick on Tuesday said it was time for him to

Alphabet’s Waymo sues Uber and Otto for patent infringement

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It’s the season of legal suits. The latest one to make headlines is the patent infringement lawsuit filed by Alphabet’s self-driving car unit, Waymo against Uber alleging that parts of Uber’s autonomous driving technology, specifically LiDAR, infringe on patents held

Uber to accept payments from JioMoney users, thanks to RJio partnership

MUMBAI, INDIA: Reliance Jio and Uber have announced a strategic partnership aimed at  exploring various opportunities to enrich and enhance the Digital Life experience of their users through complementary programmes. Starting today, Uber will gradually rollout the JioMoney payment option

Uber launches its mapping project in Asia, starting with Singapore

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After introducing its mapping cars in the US, Mexico, Canada, the UK, South Africa, and Australia, Uber has begun generating its own 3D maps of Singapore. “Feedback from riders and driver-partners in Singapore has also been a key motivation for

Amid Ola and Uber driver unrest, Jugnoo launches taxi services

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Though Jugnoo’s entry into the online taxi-hailing space has been anticipated since it acquired cab booking platform BookMyCab in July 2015, the online auto-rickshaw aggregator finally made its foray into the segment only this last Sunday. The company has debuted