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Uber exec covered-up ransom payment for millions of drivers Special

The U.S. Department of Justice issued a release disclosing the charges of Former Uber CISO Joseph Sullivan. The charges result from Sullivan’s attempt to cover up paying out a ransom in relation to a cyberattack.

Uber says will be 'zero emissions' by 2040

Washington - Uber said Tuesday it intends to become a "zero emission platform" by 2040 and will seek to have all its rides by electric vehicles by 2030 in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Uber seeks Hong Kong govt meeting after court defeat

Fpo - Uber on Wednesday said it was seeking an urgent meeting with Hong Kong's government after drivers working for the company lost a landmark court case that could cripple ride-sharing apps in the finance hub.

Uber-Lyft to stop California services absent reprieve

San Francisco - Uber and Lyft are hoping a courtroom reprieve will spare them from shutting down their rival smartphone-summoned ride services in California on Friday.

California sues Uber, Lyft for driver wage theft

San Francisco - California has filed lawsuits against Uber and Lyft for alleged wage theft by misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, the Labor Commissioner's Office said Wednesday.

Uber agrees deal to buy food delivery app Postmates: Bloomberg

San Francisco - Uber has agreed to buy food delivery app Postmates in a multibillion dollar deal, according to Bloomberg.

Uber losses widen but appetite grows for Eats

San Francisco - Uber said Thursday its losses widened in the first quarter as the pandemic bit hard into ridesharing but that it saw signs of recovery and a booming appetite for its Eats meal delivery helping it through the crisis.

Uber cuts 3,700 jobs amid pandemic slump

Washington - Uber said Wednesday it was cutting 3,700 jobs amid a huge slump in its ride-hailing operations during the pandemic.The cuts amount to around 14 percent of Uber's global workforce, which does not include its contract drivers.

Uber to provide 'tens of millions' of masks in virus safety move

San Francisco - Uber said Thursday it planned to give out "tens of millions" of masks to drivers worldwide as part of its efforts to boost safety amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Uber sues California over gig-economy labor law

San Francisco - Ride-hailing giant Uber and delivery company Postmates have filed a lawsuit against the state of California, claiming a new law that would treat gig-economy freelancers as employees is unconstitutional.

Uber reveals thousands of reported sexual assaults in US

San Francisco - Nearly 6,000 sexual assaults, including more than 450 cases of rape, were reported to Uber in the United States in 2017 and 2018, the ride-sharing company said Thursday, as it faces increasing pressure to cope with complaints of abuse.

Nearly 6,000 US sexual assaults reported to Uber in 2017 and 2018

San Francisco - Nearly 6,000 instances of sexual assault, including more than 450 cases of rape, were reported to Uber in the United States in 2017 and 2018, the ride-sharing company said in a report on safety released Thursday.

Uber loses London licence, says to appeal

London - London's transport authority on Monday refused to renew an operating licence for ride-hailing giant Uber because of safety and security concerns.

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.
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From 2019 forward, Volvo will only manufacture partially or completely battery-powered cars.
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