Uber

Former Uber CEO claims lawsuit against him is ‘shameful’

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has filed a response to Benchmark Capital’s fraud lawsuit against him, saying its claims depend substantially on "information and belief," and not specific instances that detail fraud, reports Axios. The filing at the Delaware Chancery Court states that Benchmark …

Travis Kalanick

Uber's Travis Kalanick calls investor's lawsuit against him a smear campaign

Uber’s co-founder and former chief executive, Travis Kalanick, struck back at venture capital firm Benchmark this week when he sought to dismiss a fraud lawsuit Benchmark had filed against him, describing it as a “smear campaign.”<p>Kalanick’s motion to dismiss, filed Thursday, comes a week after …

Travis Kalanick

Uber Slammed For Post-Charlottesville Email

Uber is being criticized for sending a marketing email deploring the tragedy in Charlottesville. According to Mediaite, it was “apparent that the …

Advertising Industry

You could be owed money in a robo-call class-action lawsuit

You could be owed up to $900, thanks to a recently settled class-action lawsuit over robo-calling phone spam.<p>From July 2009 to March 2014, a travel …

Gear & Gadgets

Uber's ex-CEO calls lawsuit 'public and personal attack'

Ousted Uber CEO Travis Kalanick rejected lawsuit filed against him by one of company's top investors as a 'personal attack' without merit

Travis Kalanick

Uber, Lyft, Via, liveries and black cars unite against Taxi and Limousine Commission handicapped-accessible vehicle plan

Livery cabs, limos, Uber and Lyft join hands against a Taxi and Limousine Commission wheelchair-accessibility mandate<p>The Taxi and Limousine …

The Uber civil war is now a PR battle

As the fight between Benchmark and former CEO Travis Kalanick escalates, expect even more revelations and allegations<p>I never met a messy corporate memo that I did not love to publish.<p>And it’s the same with all the media covering the ever-worsening civil war that is taking place at Uber these days. …

Travis Kalanick

Uber's X-rated behaviour: values and culture in the spotlight

<b>Karl Treacher analyses the values and cultural troubles at Uber that led to a toxic work environment and its CEO being forced out.</b><p><i>This article</i> …

Leadership

Uber, Lyft to refund customers following CTA chaos

Uber and Lyft have decided to refund customers who were thumped with huge surge pricing fees Tuesday morning when hordes of CTA passengers turned to …

Equity podcast: Uber’s board mess, the Angry Birds IPO, and MongoDB files to go public

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s running attempt to make venture capital cool, despite the best efforts of the industry in question to fight back.<p>Each week Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and myself — Alex Wilhelm — try to de-obfuscate the opaque and arcane world of startup finance with …

Venture Capital

Travis Kalanick files reply to fraud lawsuit, says Benchmark ambushed him in personal attack

Travis Kalanick

Federal Appeals Court Is Okay With Uber Taking Away Customers’ Right To Sue

Like companies in just about every industry, the ride-hailing app Uber requires users to agree that they will take any disputes to an arbitrator …

Consumer News

Uber’s Kalanick Fires Back at Investor in Legal Battle

Benchmark alleged in a suit that Kalanick defrauded Uber’s board by keeping secret questionable business practices<p>Uber Technologies Inc.’s former chief executive fired back against a lawsuit from one of the ride-hailing firm’s biggest investors, saying Benchmark Capital is engaged in a personal …

Malaysia

LTFRB asks 'Bato,' tech dept to take down new ride-sharing apps

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Friday sought the help of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Department …

Philippines

This is what all South African taxis will have to look like in 6 months

In an unusual move the department of transport has issued a proclamation stating that all South African taxis must be colour-coded and look exactly …

Transportation

Why Uber Should Pay Congestion Charges

We live in a world marching straight toward gridlock. In 2007, the share of people living in cities crossed 50% for the first time. By 2050, more …

Cities

Morning Agenda: A Quiet Investor in Public Fight at Uber

The fraying relationship between Uber and one of its largest shareholders has opened a rift in the boardroom of the ride-hailing service.<p>The venture capital firm Benchmark, which has spent years as a low-profile backer of start-ups, has long been in the background supporting Uber and its …

Business

Beijing 8th cheapest city in the world for cab fare

A taxi is parked on the road of Beijing. [Photo: IC]<p>Beijing has been ranked eighth in an international taxi price index issued recently by a British …

News (China)

14-year-old cyclist may be disfigured after accident involving Uber driver

A 14-year-old boy, Leroy Leh, suffered facial injuries and may be disfigured after an accident with a private-hire car.<p>The incident happened at the …

Quebecer seeks to file class action against Netflix over fee hikes without warning

Suit seeks reimbursement of fee hike and several million in punitive damages<p>A Quebec man wants millions in compensation from Netflix on behalf of …

Netflix

Uber Wins Ruling on ’Terms of Service’ Agreements

Federal court finds online agreements are binding, regardless of whether customers read or understand them<p>A federal court Thursday ruled that the often lengthy online agreements customers face when registering for sites and apps are binding, even if customers don’t fully understand or take the time …

Uber’s offer to pay fines to LTFRB, drivers could reach up to P100M—Poe

A projected amount of at least P100 million in fines is what the Uber management will have to pay to the Land Transportation Franchising and …

Philippines

Uber Sends Marketing Email Exploiting ‘Neo-Nazi Demonstration that Took Place in Charlottesville’

This week Uber customers received an email from the ride-sharing company expressing horror over the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville that …

Racism

Nathan For You season 4 trailer: Nathan tries to take down Uber, promotes 'asexual computer repair'

As if Uber hasn’t already had a rough year, now it’s got Nathan Fielder to contend with.<p>Fielder is back for another season of <i>Nathan For You</i>, the Comedy Central series in which he tries to help small businesses achieve their potential through undeniably creative and misguided ideas to boost profits. …

Entertainment

Great deal: Flight + $250 in GCs + Uber credit for about $400 (depending on your itinerary)

At conferences like Frequent Traveler University, I have often heard rumblings about <b>Upside</b>, but until today I had never given it much of a look. …

Air Travel

Quebecer seeks to file class action against Netflix over fee hikes

A Quebec man wants millions in compensation from Netflix on behalf of subscribers in the province, alleging the company violated strict consumer …

Canadian News

Letters to the editor, Aug. 17, 2017

<b>Sask. needs ride-sharing options</b><p>Crashes involving alcohol and/or drugs are the leading criminal cause of death in Canada. Every day, on average, four …

Canadian News

Congestion Pricing, in New York and London

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “Subway Crisis Spurs New Look at Traffic Tolls” (front page, Aug. 14): Before Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo makes a final decision on so-called congestion pricing, he ought to have a close look at London, a city your article lists as among those “across the world” that have adopted …

Opinion

Uber goes rainbow for marriage equality in Australia

UBER has changed its trip tracking feature from blue to rainbow, as part of an effort to promote the ‘yes’ vote in the upcoming marriage equality …

Australian News

The important questions: What should you rate your Airbnb host or Uber driver?

You are fixed in traffic, at the height of rush hour, in an Uber that seems utterly immobile. For miles ahead the road looks like a parking lot. You …

Customer Service