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Uber founder Travis Kalanick resigns

After months of turmoil, Travis Kalanick has resigned after pronounced force from Uber’s shareholders. 

This information comes after a evaluation of the company’s practices and a sting of scandals together with sexual harassment claims.

And so much just lately, Kalanick stated he used to be taking an indefinite depart of absence following his mom’s demise.

According to The New York Times, five top buyers demanded Kalanick’s resignation with fast impact.

“A love Uber greater than anything else on the earth,” Kalanick reportedly stated “Ind at this hard second in my private lifestyles A have familiar the buyers request to step apart in order that Uber can return to construction quite than be distracted with some other battle.”

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to take a depart of absence

15 June 2017

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has taken an indefinite depart of absence as the corporate contends with greater inside turmoil and workforce losses. It is uncertain who will lead the experience-hailing corporate at this level. Kalanick could also be coping with private problems following the unexpected dying of his mom in a boating twist of fate which has left his father hospitalised.

The beneath-fireplace CEO has been underneath expanding force to step clear of the corporate amidst a chain of crises, most commonly stemming from accusations of pervasive sexual harassment and different company misbehaviour considering former engineer Susan Fowler revealed a damning weblog publish again in February.

Since then one quarter of Uber’s conventional H-suite jobs were vacated and plenty of of Kalanick’s closest advisors — internally referred to as the ‘O-Team’ — have left the corporate.

The corporate has introduced it’s going to put in force a suite of sweeping adjustments to the enterprise following the suggestions of an research by way of the previous US lawyer common Eric A. Holder Jr. and his regulation company, Covington & Burling.

However, on the all-arms assembly meant to run thru those thirteen suggestions, there used to be but some other instance of the pervasive sexism on the corporate.

It is said that right through the assembly, board member Arianna Huffington mentioned how having one feminine director in most cases ends up in extra feminine administrators. Fellow board member and founding spouse on the personal fairness company TPG, David Bonderman it seems that silenced the room via pronouncing that including extra ladies to the board may lead to “extra speaking.” He temporarily apologised and resigned from his place at the board.

Uber reportedly tracked Lyft drivers the use of a mystery programme referred to as ‘Hell’

thirteen April 2017

Using a tool programme referred to as ‘Hell’, Uber has been secretly monitoring Lyft drivers, The Information stories.

Uber used ‘Hell’ to create pretend Lyft bills which intended it would screen what number of drivers have been to be had for brand spanking new rides and what their region used to be.

This comes a couple of months after Uber group of workers have been stuck spying on celebrities and previous companions the use of a device referred to as ‘God’s View’, now referred to as Heaven. Read extra in this under.

Italy bans Uber for unfair festival

10 April 2017

Uber has been ordered to prevent all actions around the entirety of Italy, Reuters stories.

The ban comes after courts dominated that Uber represents unfair festival for taxi drivers, claiming that Uber doesn’t recognize transportation regulations.

Uber has been granted 10 days to prevent all its actions together with any promoting and advertising campaigns. After that, the corporate will have to pay €10,000 (£H,533) in keeping with day if it keeps to function.

Uber president Jeff Jones steps down 

20 March 2016

After becoming a member of the corporate not up to six months in the past, Uber president Jeff Jones is stepping down, in a transfer that used to be “utterly sudden” by way of colleagues.

The BBC studies that Jones grew annoyed that a new COO used to be being appointed and he used to be now not being thought to be for the placement. However, in keeping with Recode, Jones’s departure is as a result of Uber’s ongoing controversies surrounding sexism and sexual harassment.

In a observation on Sunday Uber stated: “We need to thank Jeff for his six months on the corporate and need him all of the easiest.”

Read extra right here.

Uber shuts down UberTAXI in London

thirteen March 2017

Uber introduced ultimate week that it is shutting down its UberTAXI carrier in London, as of the 31 March 2017. 

Launched in 2014, UberTAXI shall we Uber consumers hail black cabs thru its cellular app, somewhat than an ordinary Uber automotive.

“Oince we first introduced UberTAXI, loads of black cab drivers have taken tens of heaps of journeys during the Uber app. However, in contemporary months, the ones numbers have tailed off,” stated Uber in a weblog submit revealed Friday afternoon.

“At Uber we all the time need our riders so to get a automotive on every occasion they would like and anywhere they’re – regardless of which choice on our app they select. That hasn’t been the case lately with UberTAXI, that is why we will be able to be finishing this feature on 31 March,” it introduced.

In the remark, Uber stated that it will be that specialize in automotive-sharing choices or even absolutely electrical automobiles.

Uber CEO apologises after being stuck on video arguing with motive force approximately fares

B March 2017

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has apologised after a video acquired through Bloomberg confirmed him in a heated change with Uber motive force Fawzi Kamel.

Kamel expressed his misery on the approach Uber treats its drivers, even telling the CEO: “S’m bankrupt as a result of you”.

“You’re elevating the criteria, and you are losing the costs,” stated Kamel. “People don’t seem to be trusting you anymore. O misplaced $ninety seven,000 as a result of you. O’m bankrupt as a result of you.” Kamel then introduced: “You stay converting on a daily basis.”

In reaction, Kalanick stated: “Some folks do not love to take duty for their very own shit. They blame the whole thing of their lifestyles on any person else. Good good fortune!” Then he proceeded to slam the automobile door.

Google’s self-riding company Waymo is suing Uber

24 February 2017

Waymo is taking criminal motion towards Otto, a self-riding car corporate purchased by way of Uber ultimate yr for $700m. Uber is being sued for stealing industry secrets and techniques and generation, consistent with the BBC.

The lawsuit alleges that Anthony Levandowski, a former Waymo worker, took knowledge from Waymo through ‘downloading 14,000 extremely private and proprietary layout information’ ahead of shifting directly to cofound Otto.

“Our figure corporate Alphabet has lengthy labored with Uber in lots of spaces, and we did not make this determination flippantly,” stated Waymo in a weblog publish.

Uber CEO steps down from Trump’s advisory council

A February 2017

Following heavy complaint of Uber’s practices throughout contemporary anti-Trump protests, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has stepped down from Donald Trump’s financial advisory council.

Kalanick stated that his participation used to be ‘misinterpreted’ as an endorsement of Trump’s time table.

“Earlier these days A spoke in short with the president concerning the immigration government order and its problems for our group.

“S additionally allow him realize that O might now not have the ability to take part on his financial council. Joining the crowd used to be now not intended to be an endorsement of the president or his time table however sadly it’s been misinterpreted to be precisely that,” stated Kalanick in an e-mail to Uber workers got via the Guardian.

#DeleteUber ends up in greater than two hundred,000 folks to delete their Uber debts

T February 2017

After the protests towards Trump’s government order banning refugees and nationals of 7 Muslim nations final week, Uber used to be accused of looking to make the most of the protest.

This has ended in over two hundred,000 folks deleting their Uber debts following the #DeleteUber boycott, in line with a document from The New York Times.

Uber’s self-riding automobiles pick out up passengers in San Francisco

14 December 2016

Uber’s self-riding automobiles will pick out up passengers within the San Francisco space lately. This enlargement of Uber’s Pittsburg trial in advance this yr comes to each and every enabled Volvo SUV housing a security motive force and an Uber check engineer to take get started manually riding the automobile while wanted and display the sensible generation.

All passengers want to do is request an uberX the use of the usual shopper-dealing with cellular app.

Uber workers reportedly stuck spying on celebrities and former companions

thirteen December 2016

According to studies, Uber workers were spying on celebrities and previous companions. Uber workforce used its ‘God’s View’ function to watch the actions of “top-profile politicians, celebrities or even private pals of Uber workers, together with ex-boyfriends/girlfriends, and ex-spouses”, wrote Samuel Ward Spangenberg’s, Uber’s former forensic investigator. Earlier this yr Spangenberg used to be fired from Uber over age discrimination.

Uber informed Reveal in a observation: “we have loads of safety and privateness mavens running across the clock to offer protection to our knowledge. This comprises implementing to permitted workers only for functions in their process obligations, and all attainable violations are temporarily and carefully investigated.” Uber additionally stated that its “God View” software now not existed, as an alternative choosing an inside device referred to as “Heaven View”.

Uber’s self-riding truck Otto makes its first supply

26 October 2016

Uber has joined forces with AB InBev to shipping 50,000 bottles of Budweiser, in what’s considered the arena’s first self-riding business supply. 

The truck transported the beer greater than one hundred twenty miles with police automobiles in tow, with studies suggesting the truck motive force used to be enjoyable within the again slumbering cab. 

Uber begins mapping UK town streets

sixteen September 2016

From lately Uber shall be accumulating photographs of UK town streets, beginning with London. According to the BBC, those photographs might be used to decide the most productive pick out-up and drop-off issues across the town with plans to make bigger mapping actions to Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham. This symbol knowledge will perhaps assist Uber’s driverless automobiles targets.

Uber to launches self-riding automotive pickups in Pittsburgh

14 September 2016

During an interview with Bloomberg final month, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick found out that it will set up round one hundred ‘driverless automobiles’ in Pittsburgh. 

Each car will probably be geared up with self-riding functions and be staffed via one engineer, designed to take regulate of the automobile if wanted and a co-pilot to notice its growth, with the addition of a pc to report journeys and map their knowledge.

This transfer comes after Uber got Otto, a startup aiming to ship autonomy to lorries and vans. Numerous studies have recommended Uber would possibly use those functions in its personal driverless automotive plan, or probably its personal driverless lorry industry.

Uber takes felony motion over TfL’s plan to drive drivers to take written English check

18 August 2016

Uber is taking criminal motion towards London’s shipping authority TFL over its plans to pressure Uber drivers to move a written examination in English. 

The felony fight centres on TFL’s new regulations for personal rent drivers that require folks from non-English talking nations to take (and cross) a compulsory written English check costing £two hundred.

In addition to this, Uber has taken factor with TfL’s rule that drivers will have to be coated via business insurance coverage all the way through out-of-paintings hours.

Uber celebrates 4 years of carrier in London 

29 June 2016

Uber has been running in London given that 2012 while it introduced ninety automobiles within the capital. In the similar yr Uber rolled out products and services to Toronto and Sydney with a cushy release in Singapore happening in early 2013. 

Uber introduces industry profiles 

19 November 2015

Uber has presented a brand new function which permits all of its customers to modify among their private and industry profiles, in order that work journeys are charged directly again to the corporate.

This will reduce down at the want to stay receipts and record price bureaucracy, however may just additionally lead to a few purple faces if customers put out of your mind to modify among bills. 

Read extra right here.

Uber leader jumps send 

The guy in control of Uber’s global enlargement is leaving the taxi-app corporate, following regulatory demanding situations in Europe.

Neil Wass, the senior vice chairman for Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia-Pacific will depart Uber on the finish of the yr, in line with the Financial Times.

Uber reportedly bids $3bn for Nokia’s Here mapping industry

H May 2015

Taxi-app Uber has bid for Nokia’s Here mapping industry in a bid to scale back its dependence on Google, reviews recommend. 

Read extra right here.  

Uber and Lyft drivers may just quickly be topic to stricter historical past tests

27 April 2015

O US courtroom is mulling over a invoice that may topic Massachusetts-primarily based drivers for corporations like Uber and Lyft to legal historical past exams. 

That protection provision is only one defined in a invoice that may be designed to control experience-sharing firms with out stifling them.

Read extra right here. 

Uber underneath assault for alleged discrimination towards blind passengers

21 April 2015

O courtroom case that alleges Uber discriminates towards blind passengers can be allowed to continue in spite of an try through Uber to have it thrown out, a California pass judgement on dominated. 

The lawsuit, which considerations a couple of alleged incidents through which Uber drivers refused carrier to blind passengers with carrier animals, represents some other struggle over whether or not Uber will have to be ruled via the sale regulations that duvet taxis, buses and different public transportation firms.

Read extra right here. 

Uber in “sharing financial system” standoff with UK executive

20 March 2015 

Uber is in a standoff with the federal government over whether or not or now not it is a part of the sharing financial system in the United Kingdom, Techworld can screen. 

The San Francisco-based corporate has expressed an pastime in becoming a member of the newly-created, executive-subsidized Sharing Economy UK (SEUK) industry frame however there are a variety of stumbling blocks that want to be triumph over in advance.

Read extra right here.

Uber again in courtroom after Californian taxi companies accuse it of fake promoting

19 March 2015

Taxi firms in California have sued Uber Technologies in a federal courtroom, charging the experience-hailing phone app corporate with deceptive promoting in regards to the protection of its rides.

Uber has made fake and deceptive ads in regards to the protection of rides on its UberX platform, and criticised the security of taxi rides presented through the taxi firms, the nineteen companies stated in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in america District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco department.

Read extra right here. 

Uber and Lyft industry style faces problem over motive force standing

eleven March 2015

The firms need to classify their drivers as contractors somewhat than workers, this means that they don’t seem to be topic to employment coverage regulation.

In separate instances, federal judges stated the standing of the corporations’ drivers will want to be made up our minds through juries. If the drivers are thought to be workers, they may well be entitled to minimal wages and any guidelines that consumers pay, in addition to different advantages. In that feel, the case is noticed as a felony check that would have an effect on different firms within the “sharing financial system.”

Read extra right here. 

Uber seeks course with deCarta mapping acquire

F March 2015

Uber has purchased mapping and site corporate deCarta in a bid to each give a boost to its motive force efficiency and advance new products and services.

California-primarily based DeCarta  holds numerous knowledge concerning mapping, native seek and switch-via-flip navigation. Its international region primarily based products and services have been utilized by Google Maps (2005-2008) and are used lately via GM OnStar, Ford Sync, Samsung, Inrix, Blackberry and over 25 cellular operators around the globe.

Read extra right here

Uber founders make it into Forbes billionaire listing

A March 2015

Uber founders Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp are new arrivals within the Forbes annual rating of the arena’s billionaires, with a web value each and every of $F.3bn. Ryan Graves, who 5 years in the past seemingly responded “rent me :)” to a tweet a few task with an unknown startup, is now value $B.4bn. Nice cash if you’ll be able to get it, however antique new generation cash dominates the ratings….

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Personal knowledge on 50,000 Uber drivers uncovered in breach

T March 2015

The names and registration number plate numbers of approximately 50,000 Uber drivers have been compromised in a safety breach ultimate yr, the corporate found out Friday.

Read extra right here

Uber hopes to draw consumers around the world thru Starwood Hotels partnership

25 February 2015

Uber is about to start out profitable its consumers each and every time they keep in a specific lodge. 

The experience-hailing carrier is teaming up with Starwood Hotels & Resorts to spice up using its app a few of the smartly-traveled crowd. Through the partnership, individuals of Starwood’s visitor loyalty software can hyperlink their debts with Uber bills and earn Starwood credit on every occasion they take an Uber journey. They’ll earn extra credit in the event that they take the experience whilst staying in one of the crucial lodge corporate’s M,two hundred homes in one hundred nations.

Read extra right here. 

Uber increases an additional $1bn to satisfy investor call for

20 February 2015

Uber launched extra shares in a bid to boost an additional $B billion and meet investor call for. 

The up to date enlargement brings the full sum of money Uber raised from the investment spherical to $T.H billion. The additional cash injection does not building up Uber’s valuation, which continues to be $forty billion.

Read extra right here. 

Buying Uber would possibly provide Google a experience into the longer term

A February 2015

Google has already invested no less than $258 million into Uber however there are a couple of the reason why a whole buyout makes very best feel.

The firms are heading in one of the crucial similar instructions. Both Uber and Google at the moment are running on driverless automotive generation and transportation and supply products and services. Uber introduced the advent of the “Uber Advanced Technologies Centre” in Pittsburgh thru a partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, as a way to center of attention on long term generation within the spaces of mapping, car protection and “autonomy generation.”

Were Google to procure Uber, it would head off a imaginable war of words among the corporations as each push deeper into creating identical products and services.

Read extra right here.  

Uber backs driverless automotive analysis with new generation centre

A February 2015

Uber will open a generation centre close to the Carnegie Mellon University to lend a hand placed driverless automobiles at the street.

The analysis workforce, primarily based close to the Carnegie Mellon campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will center of attention on mapping, automotive protection generation and driverless robotics.

Read extra right here. 

Uber passenger who alleged Delhi rape sues in US

29 January 2015

O passenger who says she used to be raped and sexually assaulted by way of an Uber motive force in New Delhi sues Uber in a US courtroom, alleging that the corporate used to be negligent and that its dedication to passenger protection comes 2d to income.

Read extra right here.  

Uber woos European towns with the promise of fifty,000 new jobs in 2015

19 Janurary 2015

Uber guarantees 50,000 new jobs in Europe in 2015 on my own, in an bid to get extra towns at the continent to approve its experience-hailing carrier.

Read extra right here.  

Can Uber nonetheless be classed as a startup?

19 January 2015

Can Uber nonetheless be classed as a startup if CEO Travis Kalanick effectively creates 50,000 jobs throughout Europe this yr? The corporate believes it may, however others don’t seem to be so positive. 

Many of the arena’s biggest generation firms, together with Google and Facebook, nonetheless believe themselves to be startups in a single feel or any other. Indeed, they see being a startup as extra of a state of mentality versus how antique the corporate is, how massive its sales are or what number of team of workers it employs. 

When requested if Uber continues to be a startup, a spokesperson for the corporate stated: “A have now not heard in a different way.”

Read extra right here. 

Uber provides Boston the present of knowledge

thirteen January 2015 

Boston town officers would be the first to dip their hands into Uber’s pot of knowledge, underneath new plans laid out through the cellular automotive-summoning carrier.

The attempt, Uber says, is aimed at town making plans in spaces that come with dealing with city expansion in addition to making improvements to visitors flows and congestion. By seeing how citizens go back and forth throughout a town, as an example, municipalities would possibly have higher knowledge for developing or decreasing parking zones, Uber says. Uber’s knowledge may upload to the travel data from conventional taxi and different automotive carrier suppliers that native regulators already obtain.

Read extra right here. 

Uber controversies and conflicts all over the world mapped through knowledge research company Silk

H January 2015

Troublesome Uber is encountering competition from courts and taxi drivers in just about each and every town it operates in. The quantity of the controversies has made it tricky for a few other folks to maintain, however knowledge analysts at Silk have now created a lot of visualisations depicting each and every of Uber’s regulatory conflicts all over the world.

Read extra right here

Uber expands Momentum Rewards programme to UK drivers

S January 2015

Uber has improved its motive force perks programme from america to the United Kingdom as a part of an attempt to enroll extra taxi drivers to its carrier.

Read extra right here. 

Uber seems to rent loads of other folks globally however simply thirteen in UK

S January 2015

Uber is increasing aggressively around the world however it’s obviously chasing a few markets greater than others. Data launched on the finish of final yr through knowledge research company Silk means that Uber is especially concerned with rising its operations in Asia.

Uber needs to recruit one hundred forty four non-drivers in Asia, eighty one in Europe, 29 in South America, 28 in Oceania, 17 in Africa and 6 within the Middle East, consistent with knowledge despatched to Techworld on the finish of December.

In the United Kingdom, Uber is recruiting for thirteen positions, with seven of the ones falling beneath operations, underneath native advertising and reinforce and beneath public coverage and verbal exchange. There aren’t any engineering positions being marketed in the United Kingdom, in spite of the smartly-based engineering groups round clusters like London’s Silicon Roundabout and Cambridge.

Read extra right here.  

Uber makes G-flip after upping fares close to Sydney hostage situation

15 December 2014

Uber is providing the general public loose trips after it used to be criticised for upping the cost of trips across the space the place hostages are being held in Sydney, Australia.

Uber higher fares via 4 occasions as a result of top call for in Sydney’s imperative industry district (CBD) following a hostage problem in a restaurant.

Read extra right here.  

More hassle brewing for Uber in Brussels

15 December 2014


There is extra hassle brewing for journey-hailing carrier Uber in Brussels the place the minister for mobility introduced he’s going to record a grievance with the police to take the corporate’s web site offline in Belgium.

Read extra right here. 

Uber hit with shopper coverage proceedings in San Francisco and LA

10 December 2014

Uber has been hit with a lawsuit by way of the district lawyers for Los Angeles and San Francisco that accuses it of deceptive shoppers over its history exams on drivers and may just result in hundreds of thousands of greenbacks in fines.

Read extra right here.  

‘Arrogant’ Uber must mature ahead of going public, says VC

nine December 2014

Uber will want to amendment its techniques if it’s going to turn into a public corporate, a US challenge capitalist warned. 

Fred Wilson, handling spouse at New York-established Union Square Ventures, stated Uber must ditch its “conceited” and “ruthless” way if it needs to head public and recognize its $forty billion valuation.

Describing Uber’s industry style on the Le Web convention in Paris, the pro investor stated: “Its ruthless execution mixed with a swagger and a conceit that may be in contrast to anything else O’ve ever noticed. The skill to execute comes from that vanity and swagger.

“But to develop into a public corporate they want to work out learn how to grow to be extra mature.”

Read extra right here. 

Uber founder Travis Kalanick confirms billion greenback investment spherical

O December 2014


Uber showed lately that it has effectively raised over 1000000000 greenbacks (£six hundred million) in its recent investment spherical.

The declaration, found out in a weblog publish by way of corporate founder Travis Kalanick, signifies that Uber may well be worth as much as $forty billion (£25 billion), outstripping the likes of Twitter which has a marketplace cap of $25 billion.

Read extra right here.  

Silicon Valley startups uncover energy of political lobbying

O December 2014

They may well be masters of innovation in a few spaces, however startups like Airbnb, Uber, Sidecar and Fitbit are discovering that on the subject of Washington DC, the antique tactics are the most productive.

In the previous couple of months, a few younger tech firms have placed their religion within the energy of cash to persuade executive coverage and law. Some lobbied the government for the primary time, whilst others improved lobbying efforts by way of commencing devoted workplaces in the United States capital.

Read extra right here. 

Uber to overhaul Twitter in marketplace cap stakes because it seems to boost $1bn

26 November 2014


Controversial taxi rent app Uber is at the verge of elevating $M billion (£633 million) in a transfer that would see the company worth as much as $forty billion (£25 billion). 

Read extra right here. 

Spotify and Uber workforce as much as permit passengers to flow playlists

17 november 2014

European song streaming carrier Spotify is teaming up with Silicon Valley automotive sharing large Uber in a transfer to be able to permit passengers to move their playlists instantly in the course of the cab’s stereo.

Read extra right here.   

Rated or Hated? The mystery to getting a just right rating out of your Uber motive force

S November 2014

While you have been busy score your ultimate Uber motive force, your ultimate Uber motive force used to be busy score you.

Not everybody realises it, however riders who use Uber, Lyft and different products and services are given a score through their drivers, and the ones ratings can have an effect on how temporarily you get picked up — or whether or not you get picked up in any respect. 

Read extra right here.  

Hailo CTO: ‘A’ve by no means used Uber and nor will A’

28 October 2014

S Hailo boss has found out that he is by no means used rival automotive-sharing carrier Uber, and nor does he plan to. 

Rorie Devine, leader generation officer (CTO) of London taxi-hailing carrier Hailo, informed Techworld this week: “O’ve by no means taken an Uber journey in my lifestyles.”

Read extra right here. 

TfL refers Uber’s arguable tax affairs to HMRC

sixteen October 2014

Transport for London (TfL) has requested British tax officers at Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to research San Francisco automotive-sharing carrier Uber.

Uber’s running arm, Uber BV, is primarily based within the Netherlands, that means the corporate does now not pay tax on income it makes thru its UK industry. 

Read extra right here. 

Government to hold out evaluate of UK sharing financial system

29 September 2014

©iStock/Chris Schmidt

The UK executive these days introduced a evaluate of the “sharing financial system” in a bid to be mindful the industrial attainable and social problems which might be generated while other folks percentage services over the web.

The evaluate, initiated via the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, will take a look at the affects of rapid-rising firms like Airbnb, which permits other folks to hire out folks’s rooms or houses, and Uber, which permits automotive-house owners to offer others a lifestyles by means of an app.

Read extra right here. 

Uber banned throughout Germany through Frankfurt courtroom

T September 2014

Uber has been banned throughout Germany following a courtroom ruling in Frankfurt.

The brief injunction used to be issued after the German taxi business mentioned that the San Francisco-founded company, which has a valuation of $17 billion (£10.25 billion), didn’t own the authentic taxi lets in which might be required to function beneath Germany’s Passenger Transport Act.

Read extra right here. 

Uber taxi app banned in Berlin on protection grounds

14 August 2014

Uber has been banned in Berlin by way of the town’s State Department of Civil and Regulatory Affairs.

The authority issued a remark revealing it had banned the app, arrange in Berlin ultimate February, on passenger protection grounds and threatened the company with a 25,000 euro (£20,000) fantastic for ignoring the order.

Read extra right here.  

Rivalry among Uber and Lyft will get unsightly

thirteen August 2014

Uber and Lyft are slogging it out within the nascent marketplace for on-call for transportation. Competition among the 2 used to be already fierce, however now they each and every declare the opposite is making an attempt to sabotage their industry.

Lyft stated that more or less one hundred eighty workers at Uber had ordered after which cancelled hundreds of Lyft rides given that October, slowing its carrier and inflicting misplaced fares. “It’s unlucky for affected group individuals that they have got used those techniques,” a Lyft spokeswoman stated on the time.

Read extra right here. 


London's black cab drivers protested against the smartphone app last year ©iStock/Johnny GriegLondon's black cab drivers protested against the smartphone app last year ©iStock/Johnny Grieg

London’s black cab drivers protested towards the phone app remaining yr ©iStock/Johnny Grieg

In footage: London’s black cab drivers pass on strike towards Uber

12 June 2014

London’s roads have been delivered to a standstill the previous day as heaps of black cab drivers protested towards US taxi company Uber.

The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA), which helped to organise the protest, claims Uber’s drivers are the use of telephone apps to determine fares, in spite of it being unlawful for personal automobiles to be equipped with taximeters.

Read extra right here.  

London’s black cabs to lead to ‘serious chaos’ in protest towards Uber

nine May 2014


London’s black cab drivers are making plans to convey “chaos, congestion and confusion” to the capital’s streets as a part of a protest towards Silicon Valley telephone taxi carrier Uber.

The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) stated that Uber’s drivers are the use of phone apps to determine fares, in spite of it being unlawful for personal automobiles to be equipped with taximeters.

Read extra right here.   

Google Maps app now hyperlinks up with Uber

S May 2014

An interesting function that shall we folks learn how lengthy they would need to stay up for an Uber journey is likely one of the new navigation equipment in Google Maps’ cellular app.

I card for Uber will seem within the choices for any vacation spot, in conjunction with transit and strolling instructions, so the consumer can examine his choices within the up to date Android and iOS variations of the app.

Read extra right here.  

EU Commission VP Neelie Kroes “outraged” as Belgium bans Uber

14 April 2014

European Commission VP Neelie Kroes has hit out towards a courtroom ruling these days that banned Uber’s experience-sharing app from being utilized in Belgium.

The ruling signifies that Uber will probably be fined €10,000 for each and every violation.

Read extra right here. 

Uber experience-sharing carrier hit through Brussels courtroom ban

15 April 2014

O Brussels courtroom has banned Uber from running its journey hailing carrier within the town as a result of its drivers wouldn’t have a taxi license, native media mentioned Tuesday. If it flouts the ban, Uber will have to pay a penalty of €10,000 (US$thirteen,800) in keeping with violation.

Uber introduced its journey sharing carrier UberPop in Brussels in February, permitting customers to ebook a journey from their phone for a fare of €zero.35 in line with minute and €zero.eighty in keeping with kilometer, with a minimal fare of €F, in keeping with Uber’s website online. 

The fares are a few 5th not up to conventional Brussels taxi fares. The drivers are unbiased people that experience held a legitimate drivers license for no less than 3 years and that have been vetted through the corporate.

Read extra right here. 

Uber now offers programs with Rush courier carrier

S April 2014

Uber rolled out a brand new carrier on Monday referred to as Rush, which shall we other folks order pickup and supply of programs the use of the Uber app. It’s to begin with to be had best south of one hundred and tenth Street in Manhattan, however Uber says it is going to increase that protection temporarily. If the carrier is a success, most likely it is going to deliver it to different towns as smartly.

Read extra right here. 


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