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Uber acquires Cornershop to enter grocery delivery market

Uber the ride-haling company has moved into the highly competitive world of only grocery deliveries. It has acquired a startup called Cornershop for an undisclosed sum. The deal will help the company expand beyond its core ride-haling business..

Uber launches Uber Pet to allow pets to accompany Uber customers

The ride-hailing company Uber is experimenting with a new feature that is designed to reduce cancellations from customers who want to bring their pet on a ride. The new feature Uber Pet will be offered in select cities beginning this October 16th.

Uber New York helicopter service opens to all account members

Earlier in 2019, Uber the ride-hailing company began to offer helicopter trips from downtown Manhattan to the J.F. Kennedy International Airport but only to select passengers.

Lawsuits filed against Lyft over ‘predatory drivers’ Special

Recent lawsuits have been filed against Lyft for failing to protect women from predatory drivers. Security expert Robert Prigge, President of Jumio provides his thoughts on the matter to Digital Journal readers.

New vulnerabilities with Uber and Instagram identified Special

Two stories have appeared which demonstrate severe vulnerabilities affecting Instagram and Uber. Both of these require a rapid response in order to protect users of the services, as expert Vinay Sridhara explains.

Uber to invest in drone delivery

Uber Technologies, most noted for its taxi service, is to consider the feasibility of using drone technology to bolster its Uber East business. This is in addition to continuing to invest in self-driving vehicles.

Uber shares plunge further amid global stock market wobbles

Uber suffered another significant drop in its share price, following its low-end IPO launch. The taxi company's performance came amid a global stock market fall, driven by tensions between the U.S. and China over trade.

Is Uber's IPO the worst-ever in stock market history?

Uber has grown to dominate the ride-hailing business but it's IPO has not been well-received by Wall Street. Uber pitched its shares at the lower end of expectation, but the share price still fell by 8 percent after just one day of trading.

Rideshare firms have snarled up San Francisco: study

Washington - One of the early promises of the ride-hailing era ushered in by Uber and Lyft was that the new entrants would complement public transit, reduce car ownership and help alleviate congestion.

Uber hit with Australia class action ahead of stock listing

Sydney - Global ride-sharing firm Uber on Friday faced another legal bump on the road to its blockbuster initial public offering, with taxi drivers launching a class action lawsuit in Australia.

Uber files documents for public share offering

San Francisco - Uber filed documents Thursday for its much-anticipated public share offering expected to be the largest in the tech sector in years, and a bellwether for other venture-backed startups eyeing Wall Street listing.

Uber to buy Mideast rival Careem: report

San Francisco - Uber is set to buy its Middle Eastern rival Careem for $3.1 billion, financial news agency Bloomberg reported Sunday.The deal, expected to be announced Tuesday, will see Uber pay $1.

French court backs Uber driver in key gig-economy case

Paris - Ride-hailing giant Uber said Friday that it would appeal a fresh legal setback in Europe after a French court ruled a former driver who sued the firm effectively had a work contract, potentially undermining a pillar of the US group's business model.

French court rules against Uber in 'employment' contract case

Paris - Ride-hailing giant Uber has lost an appeal in France brought by a former driver who wanted his terms of employment recognised as a fully-fledged work contract.

Uber, Cabify drivers protest in Madrid against rule changes

Madrid - Hundreds of drivers for ride-hailing services Uber and Cabify marched down a central Madrid avenue on Thursday to protest plans by the Spanish government to tighten regulations in the sector.The demonstrators chanted "Let us work!

Ride sharing app Grab rakes in $2 billion post Uber deal

Grab announced $2 billion in new capital from their two-part Series H round. Since striking a deal to get Uber out of Southeast Asia, what does the company have planned for this funding?

Spanish taxis call off strike against Uber

Madrid - Spanish taxis late on Wednesday called off their days-long strike against online ride-hailing services like Uber after Madrid agreed to let regional governments regulate the sector.

Uber tells Congress of flying car plans

During a July 24th hearing in front of the House Committee on Science, Space & Technology, Eric Allison, the head of aviation programs at Uber, gave a testimony about Uber's plans for flying cars.

Uber hits brakes on self-driving trucks

San Francisco - Uber on Monday said it is hitting the brakes on self-driving trucks, shifting gears to focus just on autonomous cars.

Airbnb, Uber woes show Japan does not share easily

Apo - Thousands of Airbnb reservations scrapped, Uber reduced to delivering food: life is hard in Japan for giants of the sharing economy, stuck between tough regulation and popular suspicion.

Judge restores Uber's London licence for 15 months

London - Uber won a legal bid on Tuesday to restore its operating licence in London after a judge overturned an earlier decision and granted the ride-hailing app a 15-month permit.

Bozoma Saint John has left Uber for Endeavor

One year after joining the ride-sharing giant, Bozoma Saint John has left her position as chief branding officer at Uber to pursue the chief marketing officer role at entertainment conglomerate Endeavor.

Leader of Uber's flying car effort has stepped down

Jeff Holden, Uber's chief product officer — and the leader of the company's flying car effort, Elevate — has stepped down.

Taxi drivers, Uber square up on Istanbul's roads

Istanbul - Istanbul's bright yellow taxis, ubiquitous and perennially honking for custom, appear ingrained in the daily life of the Turkish metropolis.But could the fast-growing ride sharing app Uber make them a thing of the past?

With bikes, transit, Uber unveils urban transport vision

Washington - Uber said Wednesday it plans to add mass transit, bike-sharing and other options to its mobile app, as it unveiled a vision for urban transport that goes well beyond its core ridesharing offer.

EU court backs France ban of Uber service without notifying Brussels

Luxembourg - The EU's top court on Tuesday dealt another blow to US ridesharing giant Uber by backing the right of France and other member states to ban an illegal taxi service without notifying Brussels regulators.

EU court backs France ban of Uber service without notifying Brussels

Luxembourg - The EU's top court on Tuesday backed the right of member states like France to ban a service by ridesharing firm Uber without notifying Brussels, in a fresh setback to the US giant.

Taxis paralyse Brussels to protest against Uber

Apo - Hundreds of taxis brought traffic to a standstill in Brussels on Tuesday to protest proposed government reforms said to favour ride-hailing competitors like Uber.

Uber expands global food delivery business

Uber’s food delivery service UberEATS is set to expand to over 100 cities throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. This appears to be a new priority for the company, with its taxi service already established.

Dashcam video shows final seconds before fatal Uber crash

Washington - Dashcam footage of the first fatal self-driving car crash involving a pedestrian shows the Uber vehicle operator appearing to be distracted, then gasping in horror seconds before the impact.
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