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Apple’s $1 Billion Bet On Didi Chuxing & 12 Big Questions About What’s Next For Cars

A billion-dollar bet is big, but this transition is just getting rolling.<p>Apple‘s announcement last night that it is investing $1 billion in Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-sharing company, is just the latest signal that the future of cars will be radically different from anything we have …

Carsharing

Uber is facing a nationwide class-action lawsuit

Less than a month after Uber settled two class-action lawsuits in California and Massachusetts, another one has popped up. This time, the suit pertains to all current and former Uber drivers in the United States, except for those in California and Massachusetts.<p>The suit, filed yesterday in the U.S. …

Class Action

1,000 Uber Drivers In New York City Join Labor Solidarity Association

<i>File photo of an Uber office. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)</i><p><b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — Uber drivers in New York City have joined a labor …

New York City

Uber has a secret weapon in its quest for world domination

It's already in 415 cities worldwide, and that number's increasing steadily.<p>But that's just in the physical world. More cleverly, Uber also wants to penetrate every corner of your online life as well. At some point, if Uber has its way, you should be able to summon an Uber from just about any piece …

Chatbots

Uber Spends $100 Million to Save its Business Model, But It May Have Just Doomed It

I’ve written before at this august site about how Uber’s business model is to arbitrage state and federal law and replace a monopoly with a different …

Transportation

How to Score Free Beyonce Concert Tickets on Uber

You'll need a special promo code and a lot of luck.<p>Getting tickets to Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour has been harder than getting to the bottom of …

Personal Finance

Uber Would Like to Remind You That Tipping Is Optional

You don’t have to tip your Uber driver.<p>That’s the message of a new poston the ride-hailing company’s blog. It comes after Uber settled a class-action …

Dining Rooms

Uber trials penalty fees for late passengers

Be ready before ordering a car, advises Uber, as company introduces late fee trials in four US cities including New York and Dallas<p>Uber is tired of your lateness. In an effort to deter riders from ordering cars while still drying their hair, finishing an email or munching a slice of toast, the …

Transportation