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Airbus-owned Voom will compete with Uber Copter in the US in 2019  TechCrunch · 3 days
The U.S. air taxi market is heating up: Aeronautics industry giant Airbus will be among the companies operating on-demand air travel service in 2019... more
Airbus Voom coming to the US to take on Uber Copter, report says - CNET  CNET · 3 days
The on-demand helicopter service also plans to expand to Asia this year, according to Fast Company. more
Airbus-owned Voom will compete with Uber Copter in the U.S. in 2019  TechCrunch · 3 days
The U.S. air taxi market is heating up: Aeronautics industry giant Airbus will be among the companies operating on-demand air travel service in 2019... more
Uber tweaks its driver app amid rising tensions over worker rights  THE VERGE · 4 days
Uber made several changes to its app Thursday to improve the experience for both... more
Uber Threatens to Withdraw From Austria  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Currently, different rules apply to taxis and rental cars in Austria. Uber is classified as a rental car service and can set its own prices. more
How Facebook’s Libra is similar in concept and motivation to Kik’s Kin cryptocurrency  TechCrunch · 6 days
Facebook unveiled its Libra cryptocurrency initiative today, which is part of an alternative financial system (including new subsidiary and wallet ‘Calibra‘) it... more
Getting remote work working, A16Z in LatAm, transferring H-1Bs, and Uber Air taxis  TechCrunch · 1 week
How to make remote work work TechCrunch columnist Jon Evans has an Extra Crunch-exclusive look on what it takes to get remote... more
Facebook's 'Libra' cryptocurrency reportedly boasts big-name backers - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The cryptocurrency, which could be announced as soon as next week, has support from Visa, Mastercard, Uber and PayPal, according to a WSJ report. more
Uber Plans to Start Delivering McDonald's Burgers by Drone in US  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Uber has announced plans to begin testing the first-ever commercial application of food delivery by drone in high-density urban areas. more
Facebook's Cryptocurrency-Based Payments System Gets Big Backers: Report  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Facebook has enlisted more than a dozen companies including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal Holdings and Uber Technologies to back its new cryptocurrency. more
Uber Rides Get Cheaper With New Bajaj Qute Car on UberXS  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Uber has launched a new ride-hailing service in Bengaluru that will use miniature gas-powered cars called Qute to win over commuters stressed out by the sprawling... more
Why Tesla and Uber won’t escape 25% tariffs — for now  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Tesla and Uber both had requests for tariff relief rejected by U.S. trade officials, a decision that will force the companies to pay a 25% tariff... more
Uber’s annual flying taxi summit reveals Uber Air has a ways to go  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Flying taxis are undoubtedly an exciting concept — one that Uber has put a lot of work into making a reality. In... more
Uber Eyes Drones for Food Delivery, Unveils New Autonomous Car  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Uber said Wednesday it plans to speed up restaurant meal delivery by using drones for its Uber Eats service. more
Uber, Lyft suggest changes but want drivers as contractors  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Uber, Lyft suggest base wage for California drivers amid mounting scrutiny from lawmakers more
Uber, Lyft must continue to limit size of fleets in New York City - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
To fight congestion, the city council votes to indefinitely extend a cap on the number of ride-hailing vehicles... more
AutoComplete: Lexus' LC Convertible will debut at Goodwood video - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
Plus: Ford is recalling 1.2 million Explorers, and Uber is bringing flying taxis to Melbourne, Australia. more
Uber Air’s plan to get you from a skyport to an airport  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Uber trips to and from the airport account for a significant number of rides. Uber doesn’t disclose the exact amount, but Uber Elevate Infrastructure... more
Uber debuts a new self-driving car with more fail-safes  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Uber just announced a third-generation version of its self-driving car, developed in partnership with Volvo. The new XC90... more
Uber will start testing Eats drone delivery  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Uber is gearing up to start testing drone delivery for Uber Eats in dense urban environments. This comes after the Federal Aviation Administration awarded Uber and San Diego, Calif. the right to test commercial... more
Uber’s new shared scooter is bigger, tougher, and stops faster  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Uber has previewed a second-generation version of the Jump electric scooters it rents out in cities... more
Uber unveils new Volvo self-driving vehicle in a step towards robotaxi service  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Uber Advanced Technologies Group unveiled Wednesday a new generation of self-driving Volvo XC90 SUVs that are designed and built to be fully driverless, a... more
Uber to Unveil Next-Generation Volvo Self-Driving Car  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Uber on Wednesday will unveil its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some limited conditions. more
Uber unveils new Volvo self-driving vehicle in a step toward robotaxi service  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Uber Advanced Technologies Group unveiled Wednesday a new generation of self-driving Volvo XC90 SUVs that are designed and built to be fully driverless, a... more
Uber tests drone food delivery, launches new autonomous SUV  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Uber tests drone food delivery in San Diego, launches next-generation autonomous SUV made by Volvo more
Uber’s JUMP scooters get a makeover  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Uber has unveiled a new model of its JUMP electric scooters, featuring a bigger frame and hand brakes. Uber plans to deploy these scooters in the U.S. on June 24 and in Europe later this summer.... more
Uber takes its flying taxi ambitions to Australia  BBC · 2 weeks
Melbourne will become a pilot city for Uber's air taxi service, with test flights due to begin in 2020. more
Uber Air Names Melbourne as First Non-US City for Flying Car Programme  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Uber has selected Melbourne, Australia, as the first non-US city for its aerial ridesharing service that is expected to launch in 2023, as it... more
Amazon Restaurants Food Delivery Service Shutting Down in US  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Amazon has said it would end its US restaurant food delivery service on June 24, giving in to intense competition from GrubHub, DoorDash, and Uber Eats. more
Uber is elevating its UberAir pilot program to include Melbourne, Australia - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
The ride-hailing giant hopes to have test flights up and running by 2020 and commercially available flights going by 2023. more
Goldman Sachs, an early investor, sees Uber as a 'monster business' - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
David Solomon, the investment bank's chief, indicates the ride-hailing company's potential hasn't fully been unlocked. more
AT&T and Uber partner on 5G air taxis - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Uber's air rideshare and cargo delivery services will be boosted by AT&T's 5G. more
Uber Air picks Melbourne as its first international launch city  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
When Uber first announced Uber Air, it intended for Dubai to be its first international city. That changed last year when Uber put out an open call to... more
Uber unveils new skyport designs for Uber Air  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Uber’s architecture and engineering partners have unveiled some new skyport designs. To be clear, Skyports are the areas where people will be able to board and disembark from Uber Air vehicles. At... more
Over 1,400 self-driving vehicles are now in testing by 80+ companies across the US  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
In a talk at the Uber Elevate Summit in Washington, D.C., today, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao shared... more
Over 1,400 self-driving vehicles are now in testing by 80+ companies across the U.S.  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
In a talk at the Uber Elevate summit in Washington, D.C., today, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao shared... more
Uber adds another air taxi vehicle partner to the mix  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
In order to make Uber Air a reality, Uber needs vehicle partners to actually develop these electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles. Today at flying taxi conference Uber... more
Amazon’s Restaurants delivery service is shutting down  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Amazon will wind down its Amazon Restaurants delivery service in the US at the end of this month, reports GeekWire. Combined with... more
This is what it looks like inside an Uber Air vehicle  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Uber just unveiled the first design for its Uber Air taxi cabin at Uber Elevate, Uber’s flying taxi conference in Washington, D.C. The cabin, built in... more
Uber and AT&T team up for always-on connectivity for Uber Copter and Uber Air  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Uber is partnering with mobile network operator AT&T on the always-on connectivity it’ll require for its aerial transportation service network.... more
Uber envisions Uber Air will one day be cheaper than owning a car  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Uber has big dreams for Uber Air, the flying taxi service it’s wanting to launch in 2023. At the third annual Uber... more
Uber rival Bolt relaunches in London after quick 2017 exit  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Uber rival Bolt relaunches London service after quick exit in 2017 more
Xbox's next-gen console ahead, two Uber execs depart video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Microsoft will launch its newest game console in late 2020, with Halo: Infinite as a launch title. Also, two top Uber executives leave the company and... more
G20 agrees deadline for global tax crackdown on tech giants like Apple  9to5Mac · 2 weeks
The G20 has set a deadline for a two-prong tax crackdown on tech giants, which could hit companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and... more
Xbox's next-gen console, two Uber execs depart video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Microsoft will launch its newest game console in late 2020, with Halo: Infinite as a launch title. Also, two top Uber executives leave the company and Hollywood startup... more
Uber's Second-in-Command, Chief Marketing Officer Depart in Post-IPO Shakeup  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Uber's second-in-command and its chief marketing officer will be leaving the company, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced Friday. more
Senior executives leave Uber after internal shakeup  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Uber is parting ways with two of its top executives less than a month after the company's rocky initial public offering more
Uber loses two top execs one month after the company's rocky IPO - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Uber's second in command and head of marketing are leaving the company as CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says he wants to... more
Uber loses two top execs one month after IPO - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Uber's second in command and head of marketing are leaving the company as CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says he wants to be "more hands on." more
Uber’s chief operating and marketing officers are both leaving the company  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has announced that chief operating officer Barney Harford and chief... more
Uber’s COO and chief marketing officer are out  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Uber’s chief operating officer Barney Harford and chief marketing officer Rebecca Messina are stepping down as part of an organizational shakeup put into motion just a month after the ride-hailing company went... more
Top executives leave Uber after internal shakeup  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Uber is parting ways with two of its top executives less than a month after the company's rocky initial public offering more
Uber is losing its COO and chief marketing officer  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Uber’s chief operating officer Barney Harford and chief marketing officer Rebecca Messina are stepping down, an organizational shakeup put into motion just a month after the ride-hailing company went public.... more
Give Dad the Vantrue N2 Pro Dashcam for $135 (save $65) - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Also great for Uber and Lyft drivers, the N2 Pro captures both front- and rear-facing video. Or get its compact counterpart for... more
Uber Copter to Offer Helicopter Rides Starting in July  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Uber is testing a helicopter service in New York City, according to documents outlining the program obtained by Bloomberg. more
David Krane, the CEO of GV, is coming to Disrupt  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
David Krane has a very big job. He’s the CEO and managing partner of GV, and he oversees the fund’s global activities, investing in tech companies including Uber,... more
India orders Uber and rival Ola to electrify 40% of fleets by 2026  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
India is doubling down on its push to replace gasoline and diesel vehicles on its streets with environmentally friendly electric cars. The... more
Uber Copter offers on-demand JFK helicopter service for top-tier users  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Uber is adding regular helicopter air service to the heaviest users of its platform with Uber Copter – a new service line launched today that will provide on-demand... more
India Said to Plan Ordering Ola, Uber to Go Electric  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
India plans to order taxi aggregators like Uber and Ola to convert 40 percent of their fleet of cars to electric by April 2026, Reuters reports. more
The Uber for helicopters is now Uber  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Starting July 9th, Uber will offer helicopter rides between JFK airport and Lower Manhattan that can be booked on demand through its... more
Amazon's Alexa will soon be able to schedule a whole movie night out - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
A multi-skill capability will let you set up movie tickets, dinner reservations and an Uber ride all in... more
Peloton IPO, VC alternatives, privacy at Apple, and cybersecurity returns  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
ICYMI: As Peloton files for IPO, can its live fitness gamification model extend to other verticals? Peloton confidentially filed for its IPO today, and the juggernaut fitness company... more
Uber starts allowing Eats orders inside its main app  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Just one week after CEO Dara Khosrowshahi hinted that Uber was experimenting with cross-promoting its food delivery service... more
Peloton, the connected fitness company, has filed to go public  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Peloton Interactive, the on-demand fitness company best known for its connected indoor cycling bike, has officially... more
Uber Eats Being Embedded Into Main App, Will Continue to Be Offered as Standalone  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Uber has embedded the web version of its food delivery app - Uber Eats - into the main application in... more
Uber eats Uber Eats, embedding it in the main app  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Uber’s best hope to beat all its ride sharing and food delivery competitors is that it does both. Through cross-promotion, it can combine activities people might only do... more
Uber says the IRS is examining its tax returns - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The federal agency's audit is specifically for 2013 and 2014. more
Uber says the IRS is investigating its tax returns - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The federal agency's audit is specifically for 2013 and 2014. more
Uber’s flying taxi director of engineering is joining us at TC Sessions: Mobility  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
If Uber gets its way, flying taxis will be coming our way in the next couple of years. The company plans to... more
Equity transcribed: Is the tech press too positive in its coverage of startups?  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Welcome back the latest transcribed edition of Equity, the TechCrunch podcast that takes a closer look at the startup headlines from the... more
Uber Posts $1 Billion Loss in First Earnings Report After IPO  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Uber reported a $1 billion loss as the ride-hailing service spends heavily to build up its food delivery and freight businesses, sending revenues up 20% in... more
Uber posts $1bn loss after lacklustre Wall Street debut  Sky News · 3 weeks
Uber has posted huge losses of $1bn (£790m) in its first financial report since it made a lacklustre debut on Wall Street. more
Uber’s CEO thinks Eats is a secret weapon in the ride-hailing wars  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Uber is experimenting with increasing the cross-promotion of its Eats food delivery service and its ride-hailing offering inside the company’s app, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi... more
Uber Eats, micromobility services are growing faster than Uber’s core ride-hailing business  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Uber’s ride-hailing business is growing more slowly than its newer bets. In Uber’s Q1 2019 earnings, the company reported gross bookings growth of 230%... more
Uber lost another $1B last quarter  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Uber shares its first earnings report as a public company. more
Airbnb short-term letting boom puts pressure on housing  Sky News · 4 weeks
Everyone knows that Google, Apple and Facebook are big, and that Uber and Netflix are fairly sizeable too. more
Uber May Soon Allow You to Mark 'Favourite' Drivers  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Uber is reportedly testing a new feature that would allow you to mark a driver as a favourite. more
Uber will kick low-rated riders off the platform, Death Stranding release date revealed video - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
Today's major tech stories include Uber removing low-rated riders off the service, a Flipboard hack revealing... more
Uber May Now Deactivate Your Account for Being a Jerk  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Uber riders prone to rude behaviour such as leaving trash or urging drivers to speed may be booted from the app. more
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