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Another blow for Uber in its legal battle against Waymo

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Uber was ordered by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley on Thursday to hand over the unredacted term sheet of its agreement with Otto to Waymo. The judge said there was no basis for Uber to censor parts of the document because there was no privileged

Uber is rolling out Snapchat custom filters in India

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Ride-sharing app Uber will begin a phased roll-out of a unique integration with Snapchat in India from tomorrow. With this new feature, riders will be able to unlock custom Snapchat filters on their ride. From letting their friends know when they’ll

SoftBank closes first round of Vision Fund at $93 billion

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SoftBank’s $100 billion investment fund has announced its first close at massive $93 billion from a slew of investors including  Apple, Qualcomm, UAE-based Mubadala Investment Company, Saudi Arabia’s PID public fund, Foxconn, and Foxconn-owned Sharp. The investment vehicle christened Vision fund will be headed by Rajeev

Uber testing route based pricing charging more for certain high-demand routes

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Just like any other cab-aggregator, Uber too charges on the basis of mileage, current traffic, the route taken and so on. Apparently, Uber is tweaking the process for some high-demand routes, where it charges certain users more depending upon where they are

Uber might fire Anthony Levandowski if he refuses to comply with the court’s order

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Marking a significant shift in the most talked-about lawsuit in the self-driving industry, Uber has asked Anthony Levandowski to waive his Fifth Amendment rights or else, he will lose his job at Uber. That sounds nothing less than a threat!

Uber officially gets into trucking business with Uber Freight

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After launching a pilot in Texas last year, Uber is now finally ready for its new trucking business. The cab-aggregator has launched a new app- Uber Freight that connects professional truck drivers with shippers looking to transport big loads over long

Uber adds real-time public transportation data to its app

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In a bid to beef up its functionality, Uber has updated its Android app to display real-time information about public transportation systems like trains and buses. This means that if you are on your way to catch a train and want

Uber vs Waymo battle: Uber may continue self-driving work but Levandowski barred from LiDAR

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A federal judge has ruled in the matter of a preliminary injunction against Uber saying that former Google employee and Otto founder Anthony Levandowski can no longer work on any projects that involve LiDAR technology. The ride-hailing company can, however, continue its autonomous

Waymo teams up with Lyft to work on self-driving cars

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While their common rival-Uber reels under a spate of lawsuits, Alphabet’s self-driving unit Waymo is teaming up with Lyft to bring self-driving cars to the general population via fleet services, reports New York Times. Citing sources, the report said that the two companies

Ola partners Airtel to roll out integrated digital services to users

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Cab-aggregator Ola has partnered Airtel to roll out integrated digital services to their customers. As part of the deal, Ola will integrate Airtel Payments bank to its app to offer convenient digital payments solutions to customers for their rides. Also, Airtel will integrate

Samsung all set to test self-driving cars on South Korean roads

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While Uber and Waymo have already hit the roads to test their autonomous vehicles, Apple recently got an official permission to do the same. Now, another tech giant joins these titans as it recently got approval to test self-driving cars on public

China’s Didi Chuxing to raise up to $6bn at a $50bn valuation

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Chinese ride-hailing giant, Didi Chuxing is raising between $5 and $6 billion in a funding round that would value the company at around $50 billion, according to various reports. The fresh capital infusion is expected to come from investors including SoftBank

Anthony Levandowski quits as Uber’s self-driving unit’s head amid legal battle with Waymo

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Anthony Levandowski, the head of Uber’s self-driving unit- Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) is stepping aside from his role “through the remainder of the Waymo litigation,” according to a letter that he sent to staff. According to a report from Business Insider, Levandowski won’t be working on

Its raining lawsuits for Uber; this time for tracking Lyft drivers

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Looks like its a season of lawsuits for cab-aggregator, Uber. Barely days after being sued by Hailo Technologies for patent infringement comes yet another lawsuit by a former Lyft driver alleging that a secret program- internally called “Hell”- created by the ride-hailing giant

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