Saturday, 22 July 2017

Tag Archives: Uber

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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Google tackles a major flaw with home assistants

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LONDON: Google is teaching its Google Home voice-activated speaker some new tricks. The tech giant announced today that it’s addressing one of the major flaws with assistants like Home and Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo by adding multi-user support. Currently, Google Home and the Echo can’t distinguish between individual voices. In other ...

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Uber could face higher licence fees in London under new proposals

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LONDON: Taxi app Uber could face an increase in operator licence fees in London under proposed changes by the city’s transport authority, the latest in a series of moves by regulators to rein in a firm that has disrupted the traditional taxi industry. Transport for London (TfL) launched a consultation ...

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Uber Wants To Give People More Than Just Rides

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LONDON: While Uber is still involved in scandals related to the attitude of its CEO or the politics of its employees, its idea and technological development continue to evolve, expanding worldwide and offering employment to anyone who wants to work in the passenger transport sector. This controversial activity can extend ...

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Google accuses Uber of stealing self-driving car technology

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SAN FRANCISCO: The race to develop self-driving vehicles took a new turn on Thursday when Google’s parent company Alphabet filed a lawsuit against Uber, accusing it of stealing technology. Alphabet contends that a manager at its autonomous car subsidiary Waymo took technical data with him when he left to launch a competing venture ...

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Uber to investigate sexual harassment claim by female engineer

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NEW YORK: Uber’s chief executive ordered an investigation Monday into a sexual-harassment claim made by a female engineer who said her prospects at the company evaporated after she complained about advances from her boss. In a blog post about her year at Uber, Susan Fowler Rigetti said the company’s human ...

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