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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.

Uber earning engine purrs despite bumpy road

San Francisco - Uber's financial engine appeared to be purring despite its image being dented so badly its chief was pressured to resign.Earnings figures first reported at news website Axios and confirmed by AFP showed that adjusted net revenue at Uber was $1.

Uber's Philippine suspension: What we know

Manila - Ride-sharing app Uber faces a month-long suspension in the Philippines, in its latest run-in with authorities around the world.

Uber rolls out new feature to fix awkward part of hailing a ride

A new update to Uber's app will make it a lot easier to get in touch with your driver, thus solving one of the most awkward aspects of hailing an Uber.

Leaders of digital transformation rarely ‘own’ anything

The continuing innovation with digital technology is requiring companies, be they long-established or fierce startups, to rethink their business models, types of products and the way that services are offered.

Uber rented out defective cars to Singapore drivers

Singapore - Uber announced Friday it had taken action to repair faulty cars in Singapore after a report said the ride-hailing giant rented them out to drivers despite being aware of a recall and after one caught fire.

Ex-Uber boss Kalanick is 'Steve Jobs-ing' search for a new CEO

Uber's search for a new CEO is full of Machiavellian drama. The company's former chief executive, Travis Kalanick, may have stepped down from the top position, but he's angling for a glorious return, according to a report in Recode.

Marissa Mayer wants to be a CEO again

Now that Yahoo is safely in the hands of its new owner, Verizon, its famous CEO Marissa Mayer is looking for her next CEO gig.

Op-Ed: CA Legal team says Employment laws are being broken by Uber/Lyft Special

Sonoma - Finally, the 21st Century arrives to the quaint town of Sonoma with the latest in "ride-hailing services." Or as they are officially referred to by the State Public Utilities Commission, "Transportation Network Companies."

The most exciting tech at Uber could be thrown into more turmoil

The crux of the issue for the new CEO is this: does Uber need to own its own self-driving technology, as Kalanick believed, or can it license or strike a partnership for it?

Embattled Uber CEO Kalanick steps down

San Francisco - Uber said Wednesday that its embattled chief executive Travis Kalanick had agreed to step down from his job, as the company tries to clean up a corporate culture that has sparked charges of harassment and discrimination.

Uber says embattled CEO Kalanick stepping down

San Francisco - Uber said Wednesday its embattled chief executive Travis Kalanick has agreed to step down from his job.Kalanick had already been on a leave of absence aimed at restoring confidence in the scandal-plagued ridesharing giant.

Embattled Uber CEO Kalanick steps down: NYT

New York - Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick has stepped down from his job after a shareholder revolt made it untenable for him to stay, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

Uber will finally let its drivers accept tips

Uber drivers in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Houston can now accept tips via the company's app, and more drivers will be able to accept tips soon, as the troubled ride-sharing company moves to mend fences with customers and partners.

Embattled Uber CEO Kalanick to take leave of absence

San Francisco - Uber said Tuesday its chief executive Travis Kalanick would take an indefinite leave of absence as it unveiled steps aimed at restoring confidence in the scandal-plagued ridesharing giant.

Embattled Uber CEO Kalanick to take leave of absence

San Francisco - Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick announced Tuesday he would take an indefinite leave of absence as the embattled ridesharing giant unveiled steps to reform a corporate culture marred by a series of embarrassing revelations.

Uber weighs shake-up as inquiry report looms

San Francisco - Uber on Monday was mulling a shake-up of top management, including a possible leave of absence for its chief executive, as the ridesharing giant prepares to release results of an independent inquiry into misconduct and ethical practices, reports said.

Polish taxi drivers protest against Uber

Varsovia - Two thousand Polish taxi drivers on Monday snarled traffic in the capital Warsaw by driving at a snail's pace to protest against competitors including the controversial ride-sharing app Uber.

Spanish taxis go on strike against Uber, Cabify

Madrid - Thousands of Spanish taxis went on strike in Madrid and Barcelona on Tuesday to protest against ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Cabify.
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