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Uber acquires social product studio Swipe Labs

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Uber Technologies has acqui-hired Swipe Labs, the social product studio run by Marwan Roushdy. Marwan Roushdy announced on Medium that, “a portion of the team would be joining Uber to improve the driver experience within the driving team.” Though the

Grab raising $2B from SoftBank and China’s Didi: Report

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Uber’s biggest rival in Southeast Asia, Grab is said to be raising nearly $2 billion from SoftBank and China’s ride hailing firm Didi Chuxing, the Wall Street Journal reported. The deal which could be finalized in next few weeks could

After China, Uber cedes Russian business to rival Yandex

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Nearly a year after ceding its Chinese business to local player Didi Chuxing, Uber is ceding yet another market to the incumbent, this time in Russia. After three difficult years in Russia, Uber has decided to merge with Yandex, the Russian search

UberEMPOWERS: Uber’s initiative to make senior citizens go digital

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DELHI, INDIA: Uber conducted a workshop for senior citizens – UberEMPOWERS, in partnership with ANTS Digital at Gurgaon, Delhi NCR. Through this initiative, Uber aims to digitally equip citizens above the age of 50 and help them feel empowered in their daily

Uber vs Waymo legal battle- Uber wins a crucial point

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Uber is fighting too many battles both within the company and outside it. Though things aren’t looking bright for the ride-hailing company on either of the fronts, looks like, Uber may have got a breather of sorts at least on one front.

Government reportedly considering using private cars as shared taxi to cut down traffic

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The government of India is examining the use of private vehicles as shared taxis in an effort to reduce car ownership and curb the growing traffic in major cities, according to a report in Reuters.  A government official involved in

Ola might expand operations to Sri Lanka, Nepal soon

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India’s largest ride-hailing service company, Ola is planning to go international with eyes on Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh, reports NDTV. Ola that operates in over 100 Indian cities has been looking at international markets for a while now and if

Uber gets embroiled in yet another molestation-related lawsuit

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Things are only getting bleaker for Uber as it gets embroiled in yet another lawsuit. A woman referred to as Jane Doe who says she was raped by an Uber driver is suing the company for allegedly ignoring previous warnings about

BenchMark’s Bill Gurley set to leave Uber’s board of directors

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Following the resignation of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, Benchmark’s Bill Gurley is also set to leave his Uber’s board of directors seat. A BenchMark spokesperson told Bloomberg about Gurley’s departure and that his board seat would be taken by a

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns following a “shareholder revolt”

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This had been in the making for long. After six months of self-inflicted damage including controversies and scandals, Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick has stepped down from his position following intense pressure from investors, according to the New York

Uber debuts UberPass in select Indian cities

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Following in the footsteps of arch-rival, Ola, Uber has also introduced Pass feature for its users in select Indian cities. Uber India has started the pilot of UberPass in four metros namely Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Kolkata. Though the cost of the

Lower driver incentives lead to shortage in Ola, Uber car supply

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Cab aggregators Ola and Uber are suffering from almost 25 percent drop in the number of cars since the previous quarter courtesy decline in incentives provided to the drivers, according to a RedSeer Management Consultants report. Both Ola and Uber had showered the

Uber gets sued by a rape victim for privacy violations

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If you ask us to explain Uber’s situation, we will say, the company is currently on a bed of nails, very sharp nails. Recently the company fired Eric Alexander for obtaining and sharing the medical records of a female passenger

Amid controversies, Travis Kalanick takes an indefinite ‘leave of absence’

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After facing a spate of controversies and turmoils in professional and personal life, Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick has decided to take leave of absence as chief executive officer of world’s most valuable startup. Kalanick, who recently lost his mother in

Lyft inks another self-driving tech partnership with Jaguar Land Rover

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Next time you want to ride in Jaguar or a Land Rover to visit your nearest cafe, book a cab from Lyft. Nope, we are not kidding! Coming one-step closer to its vision of having a self-driving fleet by 2021,

Uber’s board discussing leave of absence for Travis Kalanick

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In a bid to put things back on track for the embattled cab-aggregator Uber, the company’s board is mulling Travis Kalanick temporarily stepping away from his position as well as some sweeping changes to the company’s management practices, according to media

Uber might acquire engineers from Luxe, a car parking startup

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Amid a string of high-profile controversies that range from sexual harassment case, infringement case and departures, the ride-hailing startup, is looking to acquire the tech team behind Luxe, a luxury car parking startup. According to the WSJ report, Uber is

Uber fires Eric Alexander for compromising company’s privacy

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Uber is still making headlines, but not for good reasons. The ride-hailing giant has fired Eric Alexander, the president of business in the Asia Pacific for obtaining medical records of a female passenger who was assaulted during a ride in

Judge denies stay in Uber-Waymo’s lawsuit

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A magistrate judge in the Uber-Waymo lawsuit has ruled that Uber must hand over a key document that sheds light on what it knew about the alleged theft of trade secrets from Waymo’s self-driving car unit. Waymo claimed that Anthony

Uber fires over 20 employees after sexual harassment probe

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In a bid to get things back on track, Uber has been in a damage control mode these days. The ride-hailing company has fired more than 20 employees as part of an independent investigation into sexual harassment and other workplace