INTERNET (NOVEMBER 21, 2017) (REUTERS) – Uber Technologies Inc paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the personal information of about 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday (November 22). Continue reading
The peace deal struck by Uber’s board will allow Softbank to make an investment worth up to $10 billion, according to sources. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading
A British tribunal has upheld a lower body’s decision that Uber drivers are entitled to rights including minimum wage and vacation time. It’s yet another blow to the taxi service as it struggles to survive in its most important European market. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading
(UBER) – Uber has struck a deal with NASA to develop software for managing “flying taxi” routes in the air along the lines of ride-hailing services it has pioneered on the ground, the company said on Wednesday (November 8). Continue reading
LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 27, 2017) (REUTERS) – Uber contractors, “gig-economy” workers and trade unionists marched in London on Wednesday (September 27), calling for basic rights for workers as U.S. ride-hailing firm Uber faced a British employment appeal tribunal. Continue reading
Taxify plans to go head to head with Uber in the highly competitive London taxi-hailing market this week, after the Silicon Valley giant allowed it to make inroads on the edges of Europe and in major African cities. Laura Frykberg reports. Continue reading
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (MAY 15, 2017) (REUTERS VIA SKYPE) – U.S. ride services company Lyft Inc and Alphabet Inc’s self-driving car unit Waymo have launched a self-driving vehicle partnership, bringing together two rivals to dominant ride-sharing service Uber Technologies Inc.
Ride hailing company Uber released a white paper in October that envisions a future where commuters jetting city from to city in compact aircraft is as normal as taking the train. Continue reading
Toyota will test its new Smart Key Box technology in vehicles used by car-sharing service Getaround in San Francisco at the beginning of next year.
Uber is launching a self-driving car service later this month in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.