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Uber’s unrelenting desire to be everything
TechCrunch Welcome back to CTRL+T, the TechCrunch podcast where Megan Rose Dickey and I talk about stories from the week that we either found interesting or hated and had more to say about. This week we talked... 2 days
amazon microsoft and uber are paying big money to kill a california privacy initiative Amazon, Microsoft, and Uber are paying big money to kill a California privacy initiative
THE VERGE As data-sharing scandals continue to mount, a new... 2 days
China's ride-hailing giant Didi to launch in Australia
BBC China's Didi Chuxing will compete with India's Ola and Uber when it launches in Melbourne on 25 June. 3 days
China's ride-sharing giant Didi Chuxing is expanding to Australia - Roadshow
CNET The company absorbed Uber China in 2016, and is slowly going global. 3 days
China’s Didi Chuxing continues its international expansion with Australia launch
TechCrunch Didi Chuxing, China’s dominant ride-hailing company, is continuing its international expansion after it announced plans to launch in Australia this month. The company — which bought Uber’s China... 3 days
Verizon decides to get even pricier with its newest unlimited data plan (The 3:59, Ep. 414) - CNET
CNET Verizon's got a new unlimited plan; Uber fights fraud; Comcast has officially... 3 days
Uber knows when scammers are using GPS spoofing apps. Here's how. video - CNET
CNET The company shared its secrets on how it uses machine learning to fight off fraud. 3 days
Uber fights off scammers every day. Here's how it learned the tricks - CNET
CNET An exclusive look at the ride-sharing service’s never-ending battle against cybercriminals. 3 days
Uber rival Didi limits rides based on gender after grisly murder, report says - CNET
CNET Drivers for the Chinese firm will be allowed to pick up only riders of the same sex early... 4 days
Uber rival Didi may limit rides based on gender after a grisly murder - CNET
CNET Drivers will only be allowed to pick up riders of the same sex early in the morning and... 4 days
Uber brings on Facebook product director to lead driver product
TechCrunch Uber has brought on Daniel Danker to serve as a senior director and head of driver product. Prior to joining Uber, he was a product director at Facebook responsible... 4 days
Uber rival Didi limiting rides based on gender after a grisly murder, report says - CNET
CNET Drivers will only be allowed to pick up riders of the same sex early in the... 4 days
Uber seeks patent for AI tech that determines whether passengers are drunk - Roadshow
CNET It aims to "reduce undesired consequences," according to the application. 5 days
Uber seeks patent for determining whether passengers are drunk - Roadshow
CNET AI technology aims to "reduce undesired consequences," according to the application. 5 days
Southeast Asia’s Grab lands $1B from Toyota at a $10B valuation
TechCrunch Grab, the ride-hailing firm that acquired Uber’s Southeast Asia business earlier this year, is raising a new round of funding and it just announced that it... 5 days
Scooter startup Bird is reportedly about to hit a $2B valuation
TechCrunch More financing is coming in for Bird, this time potentially valuing the company at $2 billion, according to a new report by Axios. There’s not a... 5 days
Uber applies for patent to spot drunk passengers
BBC The taxi app is considering using artificial intelligence to determine "uncharacteristic user activity". 5 days
Uber Lite is a 5MB app that brings ride-hailing to any Android phone - Roadshow
CNET Not every phone has a capacious storage, and Uber knows it. 5 days
WATCH: Uber developing technology to detect drunken passengers
ABC NEWS The company has filed a patent application for software that could detect whether a passenger is in an "abnormal state." 5 days
uber lite is a slimmed down 5mb version of the app for emerging markets Uber Lite is a slimmed down, 5MB version of the app for emerging markets
THE VERGE India is Uber’s last stand in Asia. The... 6 days
Uber bets on developing world growth with low-data Uber Lite
TechCrunch “The next hundreds of millions of riders for us are going to come from outside of the United States”, Uber’s head of rider experience Peter Deng tells me.... 6 days
neo cab s first trailer channels cyberpunk uber vibes Neo Cab’s first trailer channels cyberpunk Uber vibes
THE VERGE VIDEO Today we got our first look at Neo Cab, the debut title from developer Chance Agency. Announced earlier this year,... 6 days
Uber's brand guru Bozoma Saint John leaves after just one year - CNET
CNET Bye bye Bozoma. 6 days
Uber’s chief brand officer, Bozoma Saint John, is leaving
TechCrunch Bozoma Saint John is leaving Uber for entertainment company Endeavor, Recode first reported. Saint John’s employment at Uber came in the midst of the company’s scandals around sexual harassment, management issues and toxic... 6 days
Why Bozoma Saint John is leaving Uber for Endeavor
TechCrunch Earlier today, news broke that Bozoma Saint John is leaving her position as chief brand officer at Uber to head over to Endeavor. At Endeavor, an entertainment industry behemoth, Saint... 6 days
Uber’s chief brand officer, Bozoma Saint John, has left
TechCrunch Bozoma Saint John has left Uber for entertainment company Endeavor, Recode first reported. Saint John’s employment at Uber came in the midst of the company’s scandals around sexual harassment, management issues and toxic... 6 days
Uber submits patent to detect drunken app users
ABC NEWS Uber submits a patent to for a feature to determine whether users are drunk. 6 days
Uber applies for patent that would detect drunk passengers
TechCrunch While Uber has changed the way that many think about transportation, it’s also changed the way that many drunk people find their way home at night. Rather than haphazardly hailing... 6 days
Uber is looking to buy the bike-share company behind Citi Bike and Ford GoBike
TechCrunch Uber is reportedly looking into buying Motivate, the company that makes Ford GoBike’s in the San Francisco Bay Area and... 1 week
In SF, Uber, Lyft and 10 others vie for five electric scooter permits - CNET
CNET The scooters are coming, the scooters are coming. 1 week
uber wants to patent a system that knows when you re drunk Uber wants to patent a system that knows when you’re drunk
THE VERGE Anybody who’s ever shared an Uber with a drunken stranger knows that it can... 1 week
In SF, Uber, Lyft and ten others vie for five electric scooter permits - CNET
CNET The scooters are coming, the scooters are coming. 1 week
Uber and Lyft apply for electric scooter permits in SF
TechCrunch Uber and Lyft have officially put their respective names into the electric scooter competition. Uber and Lyft are among the 11 companies that applied to operate an electric... 1 week
uber and lyft confirm that they want to expand to offer electric scooters Uber and Lyft confirm that they want to expand to offer electric scooters
THE VERGE Uber wants a permit to operate e-scooters in San Francisco,... 1 week
Uber reportedly joining the San Francisco scooter fray - Roadshow
CNET The ride-hailing startup's CEO hinted at just such a move last week. 1 week
Uber driver charged with murder in Denver shooting
ABC NEWS A Colorado Uber driver has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a passenger 1 week
honolulu places cap on surge charging for ride sharing companies Honolulu places cap on surge charging for ride-sharing companies
THE VERGE Honolulu approved a measure yesterday that will place a cap on how much ride-sharing services like Uber and... 1 week
Lyft redesigns rider app to encourage shared rides
TechCrunch Lyft has revamped its rider app in an attempt to help people get where they’re going faster. Instead of first asking for pickup information, the app will now ask where you’re going,... 1 week
These are the competitive pressures driving automakers to accelerate new tech adoption
TechCrunch The transformations that companies like Tesla, Uber and Lyft bring to the auto industry are changing more than just the ways car companies think... 1 week
Gett raises $80M led by VW at a $1.4B valuation, says it will be profitable by Q1 of next year
TechCrunch While Uber is growing its business with a... 1 week
uber is launching its bike share company jump in europe Uber is launching its bike-share company Jump in Europe
THE VERGE In the two months since Uber bought bike-share startup Jump, the company’s bright red bikes have already rolled... 2 weeks
Uber is bringing its Jump e-bikes to Europe
TechCrunch Dockless bike sharing startups — such as Ofo, Mobike and LimeBike — have flooded European cities with rides that can be hired at the tap of an app in recent years. But fierce... 2 weeks
Uber brings electric bicycle rentals to Europe, starting with Berlin - CNET
CNET Its Jump on-demand bikes will roll across the German capital this summer. 2 weeks
Scooter startup Lime is reportedly raising $250M led by Uber investor GV
TechCrunch It’s scooters all the way down this morning, with Lime also reportedly raising $250 million in a funding this morning after a new Delaware... 2 weeks
Grab drivers in Southeast Asia are now convenience stores, too
TechCrunch Drivers of Southeast Asia-based Grab can now become mini convenience stores. That’s because the ride-hailing company, which bought out rival Uber’s local business earlier this year, has teamed up with... 2 weeks
Ride-hailing firm Grab launches new venture to back startups in Southeast Asia
TechCrunch Grab, the ride-hailing firm that acquired Uber’s Southeast Asia business, is aiming to catalyze the early-stage startup scene in Southeast Asia after it launched... 2 weeks
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Neo Cab’s first trailer channels cyberpunk Uber vibes
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