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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.

Official: Uber unlikely at fault in deadly self-driving car crash

Tempe - Sylvia Moir, the police chief of Tempe Arizona told the San Francisco Chronicle that it was unlikely that Uber was at fault in a deadly accident involving a self-driving car that killed a woman on Sunday evening in the city.

Uber self-driving car kills Arizona pedestrian

San Francisco - Ride-sharing giant Uber said Monday it is suspending use of self-driving cars after one of the vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in the US state of Arizona.

Uber pulls all self-driving cars after vehicle kills pedestrian

Tempe - A self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg as she walked her bicycle across a street in Tempe, Arizona, Sunday night, according to the police.

Uber self-driving car kills Arizona pedestrian

San Francisco - Ride-sharing giant Uber said Monday it is suspending its self-driving car program after one of the vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in the US state of Arizona.

Angry Istanbul taxi drivers seek to block Uber

Istanbul - An Istanbul court on Monday began hearing a case against Uber brought by the city's taxi drivers seeking to have the ride-hailing app blocked, as tensions mount in Turkey over its popularity.

Athens taxi drivers strike in Uber protest

Atenas - Greek commuters saw journeys disrupted Monday as taxi drivers downed tools to protest at competition from ride-sharing firm Uber on a day rail workers also held a 24-hour strike.

Uber introduces UK safety measures amid licence battle

London - US ride-hailing app Uber on Friday announced new safety features for its service in Britain, as it appeals against the withdrawal of its licence in London.

In court clash, Waymo says Uber decided 'to cheat' to get ahead

San Francisco - Two tech giants racing for a lead in autonomous driving clashed Monday in court as former Google car unit Waymo's lawyer argued that Uber's boss deliberately chose "to cheat" to get a leg up on competitors.

Faring badly: Uber struggles to make inroads in Japan

Toukyo - Uber may be shredding business models for taxi firms the world over but it is struggling to make inroads in Japan, where risk-averse passengers prefer to stick to their high-quality traditional taxi service.

Uber's London licence battle set for May/June

London - Uber's appeal against losing its licence in London will be heard in May or June next year, a court determined Monday.

Hackers stole data from 57 million Uber riders, drivers: CEO

San Francisco - Uber said Tuesday that hackers compromised personal data from some 57 million riders and drivers in a breach kept hidden for a year.

Uber comes of age with SoftBank tieup

San Francisco - Uber's tieup with Japanese tech giant SoftBank suggests the ridesharing giant is set to come of age in the business world, but it still faces a long road ahead.

Uber loses appeal in U.K. case over drivers’ employment rights

Ex-Uber drivers James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam took Uber to court last October over their employment status and won. They argued that they should be given basic worker rights such as holiday pay and national minimum wage.

Uber IPO 'target' is 2019: CEO

New York - Uber is on track for a 2019 public stock offering and the plan is not dependent on new funding from Japan's SoftBank, the global ride-sharing giant's CEO said Thursday.

Lyft lifted by $1bn investment led by Google subsidiary

Ride-hailing service Lyft has raised $1 billion in a funding round led by Google investment firm CapitalG. The Uber rival is now worth $11bn, giving it more spending power as it expands its presence around the world. Uber has recently faced some setbacks.

Uber will IPO by 2019 and let Softbank buy a huge stake

Uber's board of directors struck a grand bargain on Tuesday, settling a fractious internal battle that has hamstrung the ride-hailing company for months and paving the way to a giant initial public offering in two years.

Uber appeals UK court case on drivers' rights

London - Uber appealed before a British employment tribunal on Wednesday against a ruling that would give its drivers official worker status, as the company also battles against a threatened ban in London.

London taxis embracing technology

London - With the use of Uber taxis in London in the balance, the traditional taxi service is embracing new forms of payment and technology.

London ouster of Uber not justified: US commerce chief

Washington - The decision by London transport authorities to oust US ride-hailing firm Uber is "not really justified," US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Friday.

Uber loses licence to operate in London

London - London transport authorities said Friday they would not renew Uber's licence to operate in the city when it expires, due to public safety concerns, although the US-based ride-hailing app has said it will appeal.

Op-Ed: 'Raw Deal' Author says tech does need oversight and regulation Special

San Francisco - As the housing crisis in places like the San Francisco Bay Area continues to place pressure on legislators and city planners, one prominent journalist-author sees technology and unbridled capitalism as a dangerous, perhaps 'demonic mix.'

Uber to resume Philippine service 'soon' after fine

Manila - Uber said Saturday it expects to resume operations in the Philippines "soon" after regulators agreed to lift a ban slapped against the American ride-sharing giant in exchange for a fine.
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