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
Apple gave Uber’s iPhone app access to a secret backdoor that potentially allows the company to record a user’s screen and access other personal information without his or her knowledge. 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
DUBAI, UAE (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – Dubai on Monday (September 25) showcased a flight for what it said would soon be the world’s first drone taxi service under an ambitious plan by the United Arab Emirates city to lead the Arab world in innovation.
Lilium, a German start-up with Silicon Valley-scale ambitions to develop a 5-passenger “flying taxi”, has raised a second, $90 million round of financing from top tech investors, as the race to to make electric-powered flying an every day event, hots up. Kate King reports. 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.