Uber
Uber's Self-Driving Unit Valued at $7.25 Billion in New Investment  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Uber's autonomous vehicle unit has raised $1 billion from a consortium of investors including SoftBank Group, giving the company a much-needed funding boost for its pricey self-driving ambitions. more
Uber Unveils Safety Measures After College Student's Murder  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Uber Technologies said it was rolling out new safety features to help riders avoid fake rideshare drivers. more
Toyota, SoftBank fund, Denso invest $1 billion in Uber  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Japan's top automaker Toyota, auto parts maker Denso and internet company SoftBank's investment fund are investing $1 billion in car-sharing Uber's technology unit, Uber ATG more
Uber, Lyft implement new safety measures  TechCrunch · 3 days
Uber and Lyft instituted new safety features and policies this week. The move follows the death of Samantha Josephson, a student at the University of South Carolina, who was kidnapped and murdered in late March. She... more
BlackBerry Messenger (yes, that BBM) is shutting down on May 31st  THE VERGE · 3 days
Clutch your old BlackBerries dear, because the consumer version of BBM is officially dying... more
New Uber program aims to boost rider safety on college campuses - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Initiative is in response to the murder of a college student who mistakenly got into a car she thought was her Uber... more
Uber Eats Gains Apple Pay Support  MacRumors · 4 days
Apple Pay is now available as a payment option in the Uber Eats food delivery app for the first time, allowing users who make... more
Apple Pay comes to Uber Eats in nearly 20 markets  TechCrunch · 4 days
Apple Pay has been a payment option in Uber’s app since fall 2014, but the payment option hadn’t made its way over to Uber’s food delivery app, Uber... more
Uber's IPO filing dishes on frenemies, synergies and #DeleteUber - CNET  CNET · 5 days
We combed through the ride-hailing service's SEC filing. Here's all you need to know about the company's billions and billions of dollars. more
Just Eat acquires iPad POS system Practi in attempt to lock-in restaurants  TechCrunch · 5 days
Just Eat — the marketplace for online food delivery which IPO’d but which is now under increasing pressure from several avenues, not least Uber... more
Uber's Valuation Appraisal More Complex Than Lyft's, Professor Says  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Uber is more complicated than its competitor, making valuing the company ahead of its IPO more difficult and open to interpretation. more
Lyft brings back the taxi line as it desperately tries to crack the airport pickup  TechCrunch · 6 days
Ride-sharing companies and airports have always had a bit of a fractious relationship. Riders looking to catch an... more
Equity transcribed: Digging into the Uber S-1  TechCrunch · 1 week
Welcome back to this week’s transcribed edition of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast that unpacks the numbers behind the headlines. And because it’s another week, why not another emergency episode? This time Kate Clark... more
Startups Weekly: Lessons from a failed founder  TechCrunch · 1 week
In this week's startups newsletter: Uber files its S-1, Defy Partners nabs $262M and the Vision Fund backs a travel business. more
Daily Crunch: Uber files to go public  TechCrunch · 1 week
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1.... more
Uber reveals massive losses ahead of market debut  Sky News · 1 week
Uber has lost nearly $8bn (£6.1bn) during its 10 years of existence, according to documents released ahead of its debut on the stock market. more
Uber has already made billions from its exits in China, Russia and Southeast Asia  TechCrunch · 1 week
Uber’s exits from China, Russia and Southeast Asia were billed as failures from the company, but the ride-sharing giant has... more
Uber Unveils IPO With Warning It May Never Make a Profit  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Uber Technologies said it has 91 million users, but growth is slowing and it may never make a profit. more
Uber spent $457 million on self-driving and flying car R&D last year  TechCrunch · 1 week
Uber spent $457 million last year on research and development of autonomous vehicles, flying cars (known as eVTOLs) and other “technology programs” and will... more
Equity Shot: A deep dive into the Uber S-1  TechCrunch · 1 week
It's time for another Equity Shot, a quick-take episode centered around a breaking news event. This time, we dig into the Uber S-1. It's a huge, complex document, and we... more
The Latest: Uber navigating criminal probes on road to IPO  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Uber is forging ahead with its initial public offering of stock while the government authorities and regulators investigate whether the company broke any laws while building the world's... more
Uber reveals strong growth, huge losses ahead of IPO  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Uber is providing a look under the hood of its business, revealing strong growth but huge losses in the lead-up to its hotly anticipated debut on the stock market more
Uber is dishing out ‘appreciation awards’ up to $10K to let prolific drivers buy stock  TechCrunch · 1 week
As Uber gears up for its highly-anticipated public debut, the company is setting aside some dough for drivers... more
The Latest: Uber reveals finances as it gears up for IPO  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Uber is providing a look under the hood of its business in the lead-up to its hotly anticipated debut on the stock market more
Uber reveals finances as it gears up for IPO  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Uber is providing a look under the hood of its business in the lead-up to its hotly anticipated debut on the stock market more
Uber labels Apple autonomous driving competitor, warns investors of App Store reliance  9to5Mac · 1 week
Uber today officially filed for its IPO, revealing in regulatory documents that it generated $11.27 billion in revenue during 2018 with an overall loss... more
Uber files for IPO  TechCrunch · 1 week
Uber has filed its S-1, setting the stage for the transportation company to go public next month. This comes less than one month after competitor Lyft’s debut on the public market. Uber is listing under the New York Stock Exchange... more
Uber kicks off its bid to become a public company  THE VERGE · 1 week
Uber filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission to become a public company Thursday, in... more
Uber Board Seats for SoftBank Imperiled by US National Security Review  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
When SoftBank Group arranged a $9 billion purchase of Uber stock in late 2017, the company negotiated for two seats on the board. more
Uber Vouchers Launched for Businesses, Including in India  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Developed on the "Uber for Business (U4B)" platform, the "Vouchers" are now being made available in most countries where Uber operates. more
Uber is expected to seek $10 billion in IPO  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Uber is reportedly making its S-1 publically available tomorrow, according to Reuters. According to the IPO paperwork, Uber will sell around $10 billion worth of stock, Reuters sources say. If... more
Microsoft says FCC broadband maps are off, Uber launches voucher program video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Today's major tech headlines include Microsoft's assertion that the FCC's broadband maps are highly inaccurate, Uber's launch of a voucher... more
Uber reportedly plans to sell $10 billion in stock in IPO next month - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Ride-hailing startup's stock could begin trading as early as May, sources tell Reuters. more
Uber, Lyft, and the challenge of transportation startup profits  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
How much does transportation cost you? In most cities, bus or subway fare might set you back $3 or so. A tank of gas, maybe $30 or $40 depending on... more
Police: Uber driver tried to burglarize passenger's home  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Police in Northern California say an Uber driver has been arrested for trying to break into the home of a passenger he had dropped off at the San Francisco airport and then... more
Uber Jumps Into Electric Scooters in Europe, Starting With Madrid  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Uber on Tuesday launched in Madrid its first electric kick scooter rental service in Europe through its subsidiary Jump. more
Uber driver accused of burglary after airport drop-off  Sky News · 2 weeks
An Uber driver has been arrested after he allegedly tried to break into the home of a customer within an hour of dropping them off at the airport. more
Dissecting what Lyft’s IPO means for Uber and the future of mobility  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week,... more
Uber Drivers' Lawsuit Asks if London Congestion Charge Is Racist  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Uber drivers can bring a racial-discrimination lawsuit against the city's mayor Sadiq Khan, a judge ruled Thursday, as a new front opened in a long-running battle. more
The uncertain future of shared electric scooters  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Cities all over the world have seen an influx of two-wheeled, electric kick scooters on the road over the last couple of years. Scooters from the likes of Bird, Lime, Spin, Uber’s JUMP, Lyft... more
Uber may have left Southeast Asia but its APAC HQ remains in Singapore  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Uber exited Southeast Asia last year after it sold its local business to Grab but it continues to remain in Singapore, where it... more
Ride-hailing, bike and scooter companies probably raised less money than you thought  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
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Startups Weekly: Why Lyft’s $2.2B IPO wasn’t “crazy land” or “nuts”  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
In this week's newsletter: Casper raises big bucks, more podcast M&A and Uber's Careem deal. more
Lyft Rises in Wall Street Debut, Setting Stage for Uber  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Lyft shares raced out of the starting gate but then throttled back slightly in a strong stock market debut Friday. more
Ride-hailing giants face bumpy road to profitability  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft have redefined what we expect from transportation but it's unclear whether the companies can turn their popularity into profits more
Mobile barbering: 'It's like Uber, but for haircuts'  BBC · 3 weeks
A start-up in London thinks it can shake up the barbering industry by persuading people to get their hair cut in a van. more
Uber rival Lyft sees shares lift 21% on market debut  Sky News · 3 weeks
Shares in Uber's largest rival, Lyft, surged 21% on their market debut in New York. more
Grab is talking to Ant Financial and PayPal about spinning out its financial services business  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Grab, the $16 billion-valued ride-hailing firm that acquired Uber’s Southeast Asia business last year, is in talks with... more
Uber rival Lyft valued at $24.3bn as shares make debut  Sky News · 3 weeks
Shares in Uber's largest rival, Lyft, are due to begin trading in New York in a flotation that has valued the firm at $24.3bn (£18.6bn). more
Lyft arrives at the US stock exchange  BBC · 3 weeks
Lyft is the first ride-sharing company to go public but Uber is expected to follow soon. more
Lyft Valued at $24.3 Billion in First Ride-Hailing IPO  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Lyft's IPO sets the stage for the stock market debut of larger rival Uber, which Reuters has reported will kick off in April. more
Uber’s monthly subscription Ride Pass coming to more US cities, from $15/month  9to5Mac · 4 weeks
Uber has announced that it is bringing its monthly subscription service Ride Pass to more US cities, including Dallas, Las Vegas, New York and... more
Uber expands cheap Ride Pass service to more cities - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
The low-cost ride subscription service keeps your fares low and starts at $15 a month. more
Uber to acquire Middle East competitor Careem for $3.1B - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
If all goes well, the acquisition is expected to finish by 2020. more
Uber is buying Middle Eastern ride-sharing rival Careem for $3.1 billion  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Uber has announced that it’s buying Careem, a rival ride-sharing service that operates across... more
Uber Buys Rival Careem in $3.1 Billion Deal to Dominate Ride-Hailing in Middle East  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Uber said late Monday night it would pay $1.4 billion in cash and $1.7 billion in convertible notes in a... more
Uber is paying $3.1BN to pick up Middle East rival Careem  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
After months and months of rumors it’s finally been confirmed that ride-hailing giant Uber is picking up its Middle East rival Careem in an acquisition deal... more
Uber May Announce $3 Billion Deal With Careem This Week: Report  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Uber will pay $1.4 billion in cash and $1.7 billion in convertible notes to buy Dubai-based rival Careem Networks FZ. more
Startups Weekly: A much-needed unicorn IPO update  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
In this week's newsletter: Details on Pinterest, Lyft, Uber and Zoom's upcoming IPOs, plus Glossier and Rent The Runway's big rounds. more
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Uber and Lyft roll out new safety measures in wake of college student’s murder
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