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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. 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. 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 background checks on drivers. 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. 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. 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. 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 its smartphone apps. 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. 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. 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 millions of 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. 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. It now has a bidder. 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. 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, one darkweb seller claims 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 drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. 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. 28 Feb 2015
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