Uber

Lyft's cofounder didn’t take a salary for 3 years and slept on a couch in an 'apartfice' before his company was worth $11 billion

• <b>Ride-hailing service Lyft is now worth $11 billion.</b>• <b><br>But in the early days of Lyft — then called Zimride — the cofounders didn't take a salary and shared an apartment/office.</b>• <b><br>They turned the startup around when they thought creatively about how to fulfill their original mission and adapted to current</b> …

Startups

Thousands of Bogota taxi drivers protest Uber, Cabify and higher costs

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Thousands of taxi drivers in Colombia's capital Bogota began an indefinite strike on Monday to protest private transport services like Uber [UBER.UL], snarling traffic for much of the day as drivers blocked roads and clashed with police.<p>Taxis drivers complain that services such …

Uber Sexual Harassment Movie in the Works With Susan Fowler

Good Universe is teaming up with Susan Fowler, who exposed Uber’s sexual harassment problems, for a movie about her experience at the company. Fowler …

Uber driver shot on freeway after picking up passengers at San Francisco airport

SAN BRUNO — A Uber driver was shot on Interstate 380 in San Bruno overnight Sunday shortly after picking up two passengers at San Francisco …

California Highway Patrol

Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed said he invested in Lyft because he thought Uber too expensive

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal told CNBC on Monday that the high price of a stake in Uber is part of what pushed him to back Lyft.<p>"We were in …

Business

Federal Judge Strikes Down New York City's Dragnet That Seized Thousands Of Cars Without Warrants

In the latest blow against civil forfeiture, Judge Ronnie Abrams ruled that New York City’s policy of seizing cars without warrants violated the owners’ Fourth Amendment rights. As part of a strategy to crack down on unlicensed taxis and other vehicles for-hire, between 2012 and 2015, inspectors …

Opinion

On board for Uber

Uber announced more than 11,000 Manitobans are on board with its goal to offer rides in the province, just as the taxi industry vowed to lobby for …

Canadian News

The Uber Sexism Saga is Being Turned into a Very Timely Movie

Silicon Valley is redefining and "disrupting" just about everything it can in society. It is also, unsurprisingly, starting to rival Wall Street in the back-stabbing, scandal and deceit departments. It follows then that Hollywood filmmakers are increasingly starting to mine the town's dark side for …

Leather Jackets

A bike-sharing war is coming to the U.S. as investors pour money into new entrants

The U.S. is beginning to see movement in the bike-sharing space that grew to be so popular in places like China and Europe.<p>Forget the ride-sharing wars. Transportation has a new battleground: Bike-sharing.<p>After seeing great success in places like China and Europe, dockless or free-floating …

Cycling

Jack Parow's friend stabbed in face in bloody Uber attack

Amanda Khoza<p>Johannesburg – A friend of local rapper Jack Parow was stabbed in the face, allegedly by a taxi driver, for hailing an Uber over the …

News (South Africa)

Google: One Billion Stake In Lyft Brings Striking Gains

Buying into Lyft has many strategic benefits for Google<p>One billion dollar cash injection raises Lyft's valuation to $10 billion from $6.9 billion, …

Business

Soekarno-Hatta Airport allows certain online ride-hailing services to operate

Starting on Monday, state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II (AP II) has allowed online ride-hailing services to pick up passengers from all …

Uber ready, waiting for Winnipeg

Uber Canada is ready to go — drivers, cars, apps — the moment Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg make it official.<p>How many drivers there'll be in …

Canadian News

Uber, Lyft still cheaper than a cab, even after Emanuel's proposed ride-share fee hike

While Uber and Lyft passengers would see a bump in city taxes under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget plan, they still would have to fork over less for rides than people taking cabs.<p>Emanuel last week asked the City Council to increase the fees tacked on to ride-share trips by 15 cents — to 67 cents — for …

Chicago

Uber Susan Fowler Movie: Good Universe Lands Sex Harass Story | Deadline

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> As all eyes in Hollywood focuses on sexual harassment and rooting out the thugs who practiced it for years, Good Universe just beat out …

Jack Parow 'shaken' after taxi drivers threaten him with a panga

Popular Afrikaans rapper, Jack Parrow was recently caught in the crossfire between Uber and metered taxis drivers, when he was threatened with a …

London introduces expensive pollution levy in new blow to diesel

This on top of the existing congestion charge.<p>LONDON — London brought in a new levy on the oldest and most polluting cars entering the city center starting Monday, almost doubling how much motorists have to pay in the latest blow to diesel.<p>Drivers are already charged 11.50 pounds ($15) to enter the …

Autos

What is the T-charge in London? When does the TfL payment come into force? Map and zone checker

The new T-Charge came into effect today as part of a plan by Mayor Sadiq Khan to tackle the scourge of toxic air pollution in London.<p>The new £10 …

Pollution

Ride-sharing services surge in Calgary while taxi usage declines

While ride-sharing companies saw a significant surge in popularity in the first nine months of 2017, taxi usage in Calgary continues its downward …

Canadian News

Uber To Open D.C.'s First Driver Support Center In Ward 7

Uber is opening its first D.C. resource center in Ward 7.<p>Mayor Muriel Bowser announced last week that the ridehailing company will open a “Greenlight …

Washington D.C.

Hidden Figures Screenwriter Is Drafting An “Erin Brokovich Meets Social Network” Movie About Sexism at Uber

Production company Good Universe just picked up the pitch for <i>Disruptors</i>, a movie based on the experiences of engineer Susan J. Fowler that’s been …

Government must take stronger stand to end taxi violence‚ Uber says

Uber says the government must take a stronger stand to end the violence between its drivers and metered taxi drivers.

Lecturer robbed of Rs 16K in Paytm cash in moving cab

A 38-year-old college lecturer has complained to the police that a cab driver and three of his friends robbed him of Rs 16,000 in Paytm cash in a …

India

Trump’s win may have inadvertently empowered women, says Susan Fowler

Fowler is the woman who brought down Uber’s CEO after she wrote her now-famous memo about the culture of sexual harassment at Uber. The <i>New York Times</i> recently sat down with her to talk about her life and reflect on that memo and one interesting takeaway from that story was Fowler said <b>she believes</b> …

Donald Trump

BC Liberals table motion calling for ride-hailing by year’s end

The NDP government is taking more fire over its ride-hailing policy, with the opposition BC Liberals firing the latest salvo on Monday.<p>The Liberals …

Canada

Man with 32 previous convictions jailed for repeatedly targeting taxi drivers

Thomas Joyce (37) has five previous convictions for robberies and three for attempted robberies committed against taxi drivers. He has a total of 32 …

News (Ireland)

Another sorry scheme to save taxis

To the editor:<p>What is the point of dreaming up harebrained ideas to save a doomed industry, by one of our elected officials and chairperson of the …

Staten Island

After Beating Uber, Didi Faces New Rivals in China

Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing is facing fresh competition at home, as companies such as on-demand services app Meituan-Dianping see an …

Didi Chuxing

No dogs allowed: Uber drivers' ignorance a barrier for deaf-blind athlete and guide dog

Being legally deaf and blind hasn’t stopped Kevin Frost from becoming a high-performance athlete and sought-after motivational speaker, but Uber …

Canadian News

T-Charge TfL LIVE: New London £10 traffic payment comes into force to tackle diesel pollution and toxic air

The new weekday T-Charge targeted at the most polluting vehicles comes into force today in a bid to tackle toxic air.