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Uber is reportedly close to making a tactical exit from India’s food delivery industry  TechCrunch · 1 hour
Uber has said adamantly that it won’t exit India (or any more markets) following a hattrick of retreats from China,... more
Uber data used to identify accomplices in staged Jussie Smollett attack, police say - CNET  CNET · 7 hours
The actor’s alleged scheme fell apart once data from Uber revealed who the purported attackers were. more
On-demand logistics startup Lalamove raises $300M for Asia growth and becomes a unicorn  TechCrunch · 1 day
Lalamove, a Hong Kong-based on-demand logistics startup, has closed a $300 million Series D round as it seeks expansion across Asia. In... more
Lyft's IPO could reportedly come as soon as March - CNET  CNET · 1 day
The ride-hailing company appears to be gunning to beat Uber in going public first. more
Uber fixes bug that exposed third-party app secrets  TechCrunch · 1 day
Uber has fixed a bug that allowed access to the secret developer tokens of any app that integrated with the ride-sharing service, according to the security researchers who discovered the flaw. In... more
Lyft reportedly plans to debut on Nasdaq next month  TechCrunch · 1 day
Ride-hailing company Lyft plans to file its initial public offering in March possibly beating rival Uber to the milestone. Two reports, one from Reuters, the other from WSJ, indicate Lyft... more
Lyft launches surge-free, shared rides  TechCrunch · 1 day
Somewhat similar to Uber’s Express Pool option, Lyft just launched Shared Saver to help people spend less money for shared rides. But what makes Lyft’s option more attractive is that riders will never experience surge pricing. “You’ll lock... more
App-Based Delivery Men Highlight India's Growing Gig Economy  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
A surge in the popularity of food-ordering apps like Uber Eats and Swiggy provides a welcome source of income for many as India's unemployment rate sits at a reported 45-year high. more
Uber sues NYC to contest cap on drivers  TechCrunch · 6 days
Uber filed a lawsuit against New York City, The Verge reported. The company wants to overturn New York City’s rule that caps the number of new ride-hailing drivers. Last summer, the city... more
Uber Revenue Growth Slows as Profit Remains Elusive  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Uber's revenue in the fourth quarter reached $3 billion, up 2 percent from the third quarter and a 24 percent increase over the previous year. more
Uber sues to overturn New York City’s cap on new ride-hail drivers  THE VERGE · 6 days
Uber filed a lawsuit on Friday to overturn New York City’s first-in-the-nation law capping the number of ride-hail drivers that operate on its streets.... more
Uber reports $3B in Q4 revenue, rising operating losses  TechCrunch · 7 days
Ahead of its anticipated initial public offering this year, Uber reported a net loss of $865 million in the fourth quarter. That figure, however, was aided by a tax benefit... more
ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com uses AI to generate endless fake faces  THE VERGE · 7 days
The ability of AI to generate fake visuals is not yet mainstream knowledge, but a new website — ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com —... more
ThisPersonDoestNotExist.com uses AI to generate endless fake faces  THE VERGE · 7 days
The ability of AI to generate fake visuals is not yet mainstream knowledge, but a new website — ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com —... more
Uber Freight snags Airbnb, Box veterans as it eyes global expansion  TechCrunch · 1 week
Uber Freight, which helps truck drivers connect with shipping companies, has made two high-profile hires this month as it continues to scale up its app and... more
China’s Didi reportedly lost a staggering $1.6 billion in 2018  TechCrunch · 1 week
China’s largest car-hailing company is facing relentless pressure from all fronts. Beijing-based Didi Chuxing reportedly lost a staggering 10.9 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) in 2018, according to financial... more
Lyft brings on Uber’s former global head of internal audit  TechCrunch · 1 week
The battle between Uber and Lyft, which are both expected to go public this year, continues. Today, Lyft announced the hire of Michelle DeBella, formerly Uber’s global head... more
Walmart ends delivery partnership with Deliv  TechCrunch · 1 week
Walmart in 2016 said it would begin testing last-mile delivery using services like Uber, Lyft, and Deliv to bring customers’ orders, including groceries, to their homes. Last year, Walmart ended its grocery delivery deal with Uber... more
The challenges of working as a contractor at an Apple ‘Black Site’  9to5Mac · 2 weeks
Apple’s famously secretive approach to new product development involves a wide range of precautions. For contractors at a so-called Apple Black Site, this can... more
Uber App Now Lets Riders in India Make Free Calls to Their Driver  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Uber announced the free call via VoIP globally back in October last year, and it's now being rolled out in India. more
Uber’s JUMP bikes are seeing high utilization rates  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
In the past year, more than 63,000 people took 625,000 rides on JUMP bikes in San Francisco, JUMP announced today. Each JUMP bike in San Francisco saw an average of seven rides... more
Uber Lays Out Its Plan for Long-Term Self-Disruption  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Some of Uber's new lines of business may actively dissuade people from calling one of its cars. more
Amazon, Sequoia invest in self-driving car startup Aurora  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Aurora, the buzzy startup founded by early pioneers of self-driving car technology who led programs at Google, Tesla, and Uber, has raised more than $530 million in a Series B round led by Sequoia... more
Uber Freight co-founders and top dealmakers join logistics startup Turvo  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Uber Freight co-founders Charlie Bergevin and Brian Cristol have left for Turvo, a venture-funded collaborative logistics platform. more
WATCH: Tech Genius: Iddris Sandu closing the gap between technology and minorities  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The 21-year-old has coded for tech giants like Instagram and Uber, and now he's on a mission to level the playing field. more
Uber competitor Chauffeur-Privé rebrands to Kapten  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
French company Chauffeur-Privé is going to expand aggressively over the next couple of years. That’s why the company is changing its name to Kapten — a name that sounds less French. “We wanted to share with... more
SF also denies JUMP’s electric scooter appeal  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
A neutral hearing officer in the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has denied Uber -owned JUMP’s appeal regarding the SFMTA’s decision to not provide JUMP a permit to operate shared electric scooters in the... more
Waymo reportedly in talks with Renault-Nissan Alliance on self-driving partnership  9to5Google · 2 weeks
Besides offering a Lyft and Uber competitor, Waymo is also exploring self-driving trucks as it makes... more
Self-driving truck startup Ike raises $52 million  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Ike, the autonomous trucking startup founded by veterans of Apple, Google, and Uber Advanced Technologies Group’s self-driving truck program, has raised $52 million in a Series A funding round led by Bain Capital Ventures.... more
Uber Raises Prices in New York City, Citing Minimum Wage Law  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
On top of those price hikes, Uber passengers in much of Manhattan will start paying $2.75 more per trip, and 75 cents per trip for group... more
T-Mobile used a Twitter meme to give away Lyft rides  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
T-Mobile is giving customers one free Lyft ride in February, and the company’s Super Bowl announcement... more
Relatives of woman killed in Uber crash file $10M claim  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Two relatives of a woman killed when she was struck by an autonomous Uber vehicle have filed a $10 million claim against the Phoenix suburb where the incident... more
WATCH: Amazon made $200 billion in annual sales last year  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Plus, Uber is showing mass transit details in Denver and companies are fitting workers with a "exovest" to help with heavy lifting. more
Uber adds public transportation to its app, starting with Denver - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Riders can plan their journey -- whether it's with Uber or not -- in the ride-hailing app. more
Uber just added public transportation to its app  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Uber customers who live in Denver may notice something strange when they open the company’s app today: a tiny train... more
Uber’s transit offering just went live in Denver  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Uber, after announcing its intentions to get into public transit last April, is ready to launch in Denver. In partnership with the Regional Transportation District and transit data provider Moovit, residents of... more
Tencent moves into automotive with $150M joint venture  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
China’s internet firms are getting pally with giant state-owned automakers as they look to deploy their artificial intelligence and cloud computing services across traditional industries. Ride-hailing startup Didi Chuxing, which owns Uber... more
Uber Suspends Taxi Service in Barcelona After New Regulation  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
The new regulation came after pressure from taxi drivers, which have held many strikes in Barcelona and remain on strike in Spanish capital Madrid. more
Uber, Cabify stop services in Barcelona due to tighter laws  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Ride-hailing companies Uber and Cabify say they will stop operating in Barcelona after the regional government in northeastern Spain passed tighter regulations more
Uber driven out of Barcelona again  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Uber is suspending its professional taxi service in Barcelona from tomorrow almost a year after it re-entered the Catalan capital. The move follows the regional government agreeing new regulations for the vehicle for hire (VTC) sector... more
Lyft and Juno sue NYC over driver pay rules - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The ride-hailing companies say new minimum-wage calculations give Uber an unfair advantage. But drivers aren't happy about the lawsuits. more
Lyft will sue to block NYC’s driver pay equity law  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Lyft will file a lawsuit against the city of New York on Wednesday to block the... more
Rules to rein in ride-hailing apps coming to Barcelona  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Catalan’s regional government has agreed new rules to regulate the vehicle for hire (VTCs) sector that will require ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Cabify to substantially change how they... more
Southeast Asia’s Grab is adding Netflix-like video streaming to its ride-hailing app  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Grab is Southeast Asia’s top ride-hailing firm thanks to its acquisition of Uber’s local business last year. Its biggest competitor gone, the company is... more
Weeklong taxi strike against Uber hinders traffic in Madrid  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Spanish police are clearing away taxis that are blocking a main avenue in the capital of Madrid, the latest action in a weeklong standoff with authorities over the growth of... more
How Jyve secretly raised $35M & built a $400M retail gig economy  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
What if instead of just accepting Uber rides, gig workers could pick from higher paying skilled tasks around town like stocking shelves, checking inventory,... more
Watch Boeing's prototype air taxi fly for the first time video - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
Aircraft manufacturer Boeing showed off its prototype VTOL it hopes will be Uber's first air taxi. Also Jeff Bezo's Blue Origin returns... more
Uber Threatens to Pull Back from Barcelona  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Uber on Wednesday threatened to pull back from Barcelona after the regional government unveiled new regulations. more
Daily Crunch: Uber rolls out Rewards  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
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. Uber Rewards... more
DoorDash poaches Uber Eats engineering boss  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
DoorDash has hired Ryan Sokol, a former Uber employee credited with leading and scaling its food delivery arm Uber Eats, as its vice president of engineering. more
Uber Rewards is rolling out. Here’s how the perks work  TechCrunch · 1 month
Did you blow enough money on Uber to get Diamond status? A lot of users are finding out tonight as Uber rolls out its rider loyalty Rewards program... more
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