Thursday, 21 September 2017

Tag Archives: Uber

Uber Finds Itself in Trouble for Sexism Yet Again

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LONDON: Uber has apologised after being accused on social media of sexism in a promotional message sent to customers in Bangalore. The message urged “husbands” to “let your wife take a day off from the kitchen”, with a discount on its Uber Eats food delivery service. It said: “Dear husbands, ...

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London Mayor tight-lipped on pending Uber license decision

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LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan declined to comment on whether taxi app Uber [UBER.UL] will have its license renewed ahead of a decision due by the end of month, saying that giving a running commentary could prompt legal action afterwards. Uber, which has faced protests from drivers of London’s traditional black ...

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Jeff Immelt says not pursuing Uber CEO job

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LONDON: Uber Technologies Inc’s [UBER.UL] field of candidates for a new chief executive officer narrowed further on Sunday when Jeff Immelt, chairman of General Electric Co, said he was no longer in the running for the top leadership position. Uber’s board of directors has been searching for a new CEO ...

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Police warn of sex attacks as Uber risks losing license

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LONDON: Bad driving, poor knowledge of the roads, a lack of care towards drivers and customers alike. Uber is used to dealing with criticism – sometimes from the press, sometimes enraged riders on Twitter, sometimes from the army of black cabbies with whom the company is waging war. It’s not ...

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Pakistani taxi app offers ride with a marriage matchmaker

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DUBAI: A Pakistan app-based taxi service has launched an unusual add on, offering passengers the chance to share their ride with a marriage matchmaker. Users in Pakistan woke on Friday to an unexpected notification from Careem – an Uber-like taxi hailing app popular in Muslim countries: Have a ‘rishta aunty’ ...

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Uber chief executive Kalanick resigns as CEO

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PARIS: Uber boss Travis Kalanick has resigned as chief executive after pressure from shareholders. Mr Kalanick will remain on the board of the ride-hailing firm, however. His resignation comes after a review of practices at the firm and scandals including complaints of sexual harassment. Last week he said he was ...

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Uber criticized for surge pricing after London terror attack

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LONDON: Uber has been accused of taking too long to turn off its “surge pricing” feature after a deadly terror attack in the heart of London. App users complained that they were being charged inflated prices on Saturday night after a van plowed into pedestrians on London Bridge and three ...

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Uber granted 4 month licence to continue in London

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LONDON: Car hire service Uber has been issued a four-month operator licence to continue working in London. The firm, which allows users to book a car on a smartphone app, was granted a five-year private hire licence to operate in the capital in 2012. Transport for London (TfL) said the ...

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Uber secretly tagged users even after they deleted the app

A man poses holding a smartphone showing the App for ride-sharing cab service Uber in London on October 28, 2016. 
Ride-sharing cab service Uber on October 28 lost a British tribunal case brought by drivers demanding basic workers' rights, in a decision that could affect thousands of workers. / AFP / DANIEL SORABJI        (Photo credit should read DANIEL SORABJI/AFP/Getty Images)

Earlier in the year, it came to light that Uber illegally used a software-based programme dubbed as “Hell” to spy on its rival Lyft for two long years (between 2014 and 2016). The secret programme helped Uber access its rival’s private information, including the number of drivers available in a ...

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