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Alphabet’s Waymo sues Uber and Otto for patent infringement

By : CIOL Writers

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

Uber hires NASA engineer Mark Moore to lead Uber ‘Elevate’

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Uber has hired NASA engineer Mark Moore as the Director of Engineering at Uber Elevate; its flying taxi project that is expected to take off in next few years. Mark Moore, a 30-year veteran of NASA, is the one who

Apple, Facebook and 95 other companies file opposition to Trump’s immigration ban

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Some of the top tech companies including names like Apple, Facebook, Twitter, MicrosoftMicrosoft and others have filed an amicus brief with the federal appeals court against the President Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from seven countries, as first reported by

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick leaves Trump’s business advisory council

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has quit Donald Trump’s economic advisory group, as first reported by Recode. Amidst raging criticism from employees and Uber customers for his decision to work directly with Trump, Kalanick sent a memo to his employees informing

UberPOOL and Ola Share stand illegal in Bangalore from today

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As the 3-day deadline issued by the State transport commissioner M.K.Aiyappa to cab aggregators- Uber and Ola to withdraw their ride-sharing services ended yesterday, UberPOOL and Ola Share now stand illegal in Bangalore starting today. According to the transport department,

Cleartrip now lets you book an Uber within its app

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Online travel booking platform Cleartrip has partnered with cab-aggregator Uber that will allow people booking their trip through Cleartrip, to book an Uber from the Cleartrip app itself. Users will also get contextual local activity suggestions along with ride requests.

Ola appoints former PepsiCo exec Vishal Kaul as new COO

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Cab aggregator, Ola has named former PepsiCo executive, Vishal Kaul, as its chief operating officer (COO) and Pranay Jivrajka will continue to lead key strategic initiatives in a new role as founding partner, the company said. In his new role,

Uber hires former Google search chief Amit Singhal

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Google’s former Senior Vice President of Search and employee number 176, Amit Singhal is joining Uber as its new SVP of engineering. In the role, the engineer who spent 15 years at Google will be heading up the Maps and

Now book a cab directly from Google Maps

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Though Google recently added features to book a cab from its map services, but users still had to go to the cab aggregator’s app to finish the process. However, now with the latest update, Google is letting users book a

Twitter’s Ravi Bhaskaran calls it quits to join Uber

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Continuing the trend of top-level exits from Twitter India, Ravi Bhaskaran, Head of business development/platform partnerships, South Asia, has called it quits at Twitter to join Uber India as head of partnerships. Before Twitter, Bhaskaran worked in the telecom sector

Uber asked to halt self-driving vehicle service in San Francisco

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Uber may have announced the launch of its self-driving vehicles in San Francisco but the cab aggregator has now been ordered by state regulators to stop the pilot, according to the Associated Press on the grounds of not securing a

Uber launches its bike-sharing service UberMoto in Hyderabad

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Uber’s bike sharing service, UberMoto may have failed to take-off in Bangalore but that didn’t dampen Travis Kalanick’s spirits and the CEO of the world’s most valued startup chose to fly down himself to India to launch the service in

Honda announces strategic partnership with Uber’s rival Grab

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Uber’s ride-sharing rival in Southeast Asia, Grab has secured second undisclosed investment in this month from Japan’s motorcycle manufacturer Honda, after raising an undisclosed investment from financial services firm Tokyo Century. In a bid to boost Grab’s motorbike ride service,

Insurance portal Coverfox partners Uber to offer insurance solutions to drivers

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Uber India has entered into a partnership with Insurance portal Coverfox that will aid in insurance policy purchases and facilitate car insurance solutions for Uber’s driver partners under its reward-oriented programme ‘UberClub‘. The partnership is aimed at providing easy access

Unity hires Uber’s machine learning head to add to its AI prowess

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Just after a year as Uber’s head of machine learning, Dr. Danny Lange is now joining game engine startup Unity to head its AI and machine learning divisions. Before Uber, he had also worked at Amazon — on Amazon’s internal

Uber launches UberFLEET for better fleet management in India

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Cab aggregator Uber has launched UberFLEET, an Android app aimed at better fleet management for its driver-partners in 29 cities across India. The app has been designed to improve the overall productivity for fleet owners by making the process of

Uber acquires AI startup Geometric Intelligence, creates Uber AI research lab

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This was expected sooner than later with AI currently ruling the roost in the tech industry. US cab-aggregator, Uber has acquired a two-year-old artificial intelligence startup Geometric Intelligence whose team will provide the core for a new central AI lab