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EU rules Uber a transportation service, not a digital company
EU rules Uber a transportation service, not a digital company
European Court of Justice has ruled today on the Uber case where the US-based ride-hailing app was looking to be classified as digital company. ...... 20 Dec 2017 - 1 comment
Uber fires employees after hack cover-up
Uber fires employees after hack cover-up
Uber has fired two employees after a breach of user data was covered up last year, Dara Khosrowshahi has revealed to the public. Khosrowshahi ...... 22 Nov 2017 - 3 comments
Theresa May says Uber London ban is disproportionate
Theresa May says Uber London ban is disproportionate
UK Prime Minister says that the decision by TfL not to renew Uber's license to operate in London is disproportionate. Theresa May weighed ...... 29 Sep 2017
Uber loses license to operate in London
Uber loses license to operate in London
Ride-hailing service Uber will not be issued a new license to operate in the city of London after its current license expires on September 30. ...... 22 Sep 2017 - 9 comments
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns following controversies
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns following controversies
Uber founder Travis Kalanick is resigning as chief executive officer under investor pressure, following a slew of controversies that rocked ...... 21 Jun 2017 - 2 comments
Uber's Greyball prompts criminal probe in U.S.
Uber's Greyball prompts criminal probe in U.S.
Uber's controversial use of 'Greyball' to evade regulators and law enforcement is now the subject of a criminal investigation, according to a report. ...... 06 May 2017
Uber tracked iPhone serial numbers of customers
Uber tracked iPhone serial numbers of customers
The New York Times has revealed that the ride-hailing service tracked iPhones used by customers in a bid to tackle fraud. The idea was to ...... 25 Apr 2017
Uber to halt ride services in Denmark
Uber to halt ride services in Denmark
Responding to new taxi regulations in the country, Uber is halting its services for Danish customers while it negotiates with the government. ...... 30 Mar 2017
Uber used 'Greyball' tool to evade regulators?
Uber used 'Greyball' tool to evade regulators?
It has been reported that Uber used a secret program called Greyball to thwart efforts by regulators or authorities to catch its drivers. ...... 05 Mar 2017 - 2 comments
Uber court defeat could cost it London drivers
Uber court defeat could cost it London drivers
A High Court ruling against Uber in the UK could cost the firm some of its drivers in London. Uber has roughly 30,000 drivers operating in ...... 03 Mar 2017 - 9 comments
English Uber drivers win case to be classified as employees
English Uber drivers win case to be classified as employees
A London employment tribunal has ruled that Uber drivers will be classified as employees rather than self-employed in England and Wales, thus ...... 30 Oct 2016
Didi wants to expand outside of China
Didi wants to expand outside of China
Didi Chuxing, the popular Chinese ride-hailing company, is looking to expand outside of its home country. "We're definitely going global," ...... 22 Oct 2016
Uber reaches incredible milestone: 2 billion rides
Uber reaches incredible milestone: 2 billion rides
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has announced this week that the company has reached an incredible milestone: 2 billion rides. More impressively ...... 20 Jul 2016 - 1 comment
Uber fined 800,000 euro in France
Uber fined 800,000 euro in France
Uber has been fined 800,000 ($907,000) in France over its cheap UberPop service, a service that was banned in 2014. UberPop connected app ...... 09 Jun 2016 - 3 comments
Uber unveils their first self-driving car
Uber unveils their first self-driving car
Uber has unveiled their first self-driving car, a hybrid Ford Fusion that will drive around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the coming weeks. ...... 20 May 2016
Uber rival Didi denies U.S. IPO
Uber rival Didi denies U.S. IPO
Didi Chuxing, China's leading ride-hailing app company, has denied it plans to go public in the U.S. next year. Multiple sources reported ...... 17 May 2016 - 6 comments
Uber settles with California regulators for up to $25 million over background checks, airport permits
Uber settles with California regulators for up to $25 million over background checks, airport permits
Uber has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by California regulators in regards to a lack of proper background checks on drivers. The ride ...... 09 Apr 2016
Uber is getting killed trying to compete with Didi in China
Uber is getting killed trying to compete with Didi in China
According to Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, the company is losing a billion dollars a year trying to compete against rival Didi Kuaidi in China. ...... 21 Feb 2016 - 1 comment
Out of the blue: Uber changes logo and branding
Out of the blue: Uber changes logo and branding
Seemingly overnight, Uber has changed their entire branding, including their logo. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick made the announcement today with ...... 03 Feb 2016
Lyft drops price in 33 cities as trips decline over winter
Lyft drops price in 33 cities as trips decline over winter
Following in the footsteps of Uber, ride-hailing app Lyft has dropped the price of fares in 33 cities to combat the slower trip traffic in the winter months. ...... 17 Jan 2016
Uber celebrates 1 billion trips just as the calendar turns
Uber celebrates 1 billion trips just as the calendar turns
Just as the calendar was set to turn to 2016, ride-hailing service Uber celebrated another massive milestone: 1 billion rides. A couple in ...... 02 Jan 2016
Saudi Prince invests in Lyft, lifting value of the company to $5 billion
Saudi Prince invests in Lyft, lifting value of the company to $5 billion
Saudi billionaire Prince al-Waleed bin Talal has invested in ride-sharing service Lyft, valuing the company at near $5 billion. The Prince's ...... 27 Dec 2015 - 2 comments
Uber inks deal with TomTom for digital maps and traffic data
Uber inks deal with TomTom for digital maps and traffic data
Massive taxi-hailing startup Uber has signed a new deal with navigation pioneer TomTom to use the company's digital maps and traffic data within ...... 14 Nov 2015
Uber planning another $1 billion funding round
Uber planning another $1 billion funding round
Just months after raising money, Uber appears to be on the verge of raising another $1 billion from investors. If accurate, reports have ...... 24 Oct 2015 - 1 comment
UberRUSH is here for on-demand deliveries
UberRUSH is here for on-demand deliveries
Uber has officially launched its UberRUSH delivery service in NYC, Chicago and San Francisco, following a pilot program in New York for the last year. ...... 14 Oct 2015 - 1 comment
New York City taxis fight back with Uber-esque app
New York City taxis fight back with Uber-esque app
Having started developing an app in early 2014, the New York City taxi industry is finally ready to fight back against Uber. The new app, ...... 29 Aug 2015
Uber hires the two security researchers that recently remotely hacked Jeeps
Uber hires the two security researchers that recently remotely hacked Jeeps
Massive startup Uber has hired the two vehicle security researchers that recently remotely hacked Jeeps, causing a major recall of 1.4 million cars. ...... 29 Aug 2015
Uber to raise $1 billion from Chinese fund manager
Uber to raise $1 billion from Chinese fund manager
Uber is preparing to raise an additional $1 billion thanks to an investment from Chinese fund manager Hillhouse Capital Group. If completed, ...... 24 Jun 2015
Uber bids $3 billion for Nokia's popular HERE maps service
Uber bids $3 billion for Nokia's popular HERE maps service
Last month, Nokia confirmed it was strategically reviewing its HERE maps service with the possibility of selling it. Today, we have a reported ...... 09 May 2015
Uber's offices in China got raided
Uber's offices in China got raided
In their ongoing effort to crackdown on ridesharing apps, the Chinese government has raided Uber's offices in Guangzhou. Uber, one of the ...... 03 May 2015
Report: Thousands of stolen Uber accounts on sale for $1 a piece
Report: Thousands of stolen Uber accounts on sale for $1 a piece
According to a new Vice report, darkweb sellers claim to have thousands of active Uber login credentials for sale, for as low as $1 a piece. ...... 30 Mar 2015 - 1 comment
Uber and Lyft denied in bid to have their drivers paid as independent contractors
Uber and Lyft denied in bid to have their drivers paid as independent contractors
Both taxi apps Uber and Lyft were denied in their bids to have their driver's status as independent contractors rather than employees. In ...... 13 Mar 2015 - 2 comments
Uber got hacked -- in May of last year
Uber got hacked -- in May of last year
Disruptive taxi startup Uber has admitted today that the company had a security breach, in May of last year. In its release, the company ...... 28 Feb 2015
Man cheated Uber and got $50,000 in free rides
Man cheated Uber and got $50,000 in free rides
Blake Jareds, a 24-year old New Yorker, was able to abuse Uber's promotional codes to get over $50,000 in free rides before the company canceled his account. ...... 07 Jan 2015 - 1 comment
Uber criticized over cost surge in Sydney during hostage siege
Uber criticized over cost surge in Sydney during hostage siege
Uber is offering free rides in Sydney as it seeks to make good after the cost of some car rides in Sydney spiked during the hostage siege at a cafe. ...... 15 Dec 2014
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