Uber

Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police on Tuesday arrested 21 Uber drivers for illegal car-hiring as part of an ongoing clamp down against Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] operations in the Asian financial city.<p>The arrests marked the latest upset for the San Francisco-based technology company, …

Hong Kong

3 Reasons Why Pittsburgh Has Soured on Uber’s Driverless Cars

What was once a beautiful relationship between the city of Pittsburgh and Uber’s Driverless Car Program has come to a tense halt after nine months as …

New York Times

"Uber for pot" takes on America's fastest-growing business

The cannabis industry is seen as the fastest-growing business in America and a number of tech companies are looking to cash in on the trend. One of …

Cannabis

'You f*****g Indian, you deserve it': Taxi driver beaten in alleged racial attack in Australia

A Hobart-based Indian-born driver claimed he was attacked by a couple when he picked them up on 19 May night.<p>An Indian-born taxi driver in Australia …

This Girl Shares Her Creepy Experience With An Uber Driver Who Kept Messaging & Harassing Her

For the young, urban professional, cab hailing services like Uber and Ola have indeed come as a boon. They are convenient and cheap. But these …

Texas to overturn ride-hailing rules

Texas governor Greg Abbott will sign in the next few days a bill that would shield ride-hailing firms from bruising battles over fingerprint …

Greg Abbott

2 Stories That Show Why Self-Driving Won’t Come Easily

Ford has invested plenty of money in its self-driving efforts, but the auto giant is clearly not satisfied with its progress. On Monday morning, the …

Transportation

Delta Rewards Lyft For Not Being Uber

Delta Air Lines announced a partnership with Lyft allowing frequent flyers to earn miles when traveling by car. As I reported in The New York Times, this is the 3rd partnership the airline has announced with a travel-related business and its no coincidence these deals include companies that …

Airlines

Uber debuts a “smarter” UberPool in Manhattan

Uber announced this morning a series of under-the-hood changes to its ride-sharing service UberPool in Manhattan, with the goal of improving its matching algorithms, as well as its pickup and dropoff processes in the city. The company says the updates are based on incorporating driver and rider …

Technology

Assembly minority leader backs Uber and Lyft expansion upstate

New York's Assembly minority leader is urging the body to accelerate authorization of ride-hailing services in upstate communities.<p>Republican Brian …

UK union begins battle for workers' rights at Deliveroo

| LONDON<p>A British union started a legal battle on Tuesday to secure rights such as the minimum wage and holiday pay for people working for food courier firm Deliveroo, the latest attempt to regulate the so-called gig economy.<p>With their distinctive black and teal jackets, Deliveroo riders have …

Brexit

Self-driving cars could cost America's professional drivers up to 25,000 jobs a month, Goldman Sachs says

The full impact of self-driving cars on society is several decades away — but when it hits, the job losses will be substantial for American truck …

Goldman Sachs

Uber says carpool service is ‘not perfect’, experiments with new version in Manhattan

Choosing Uber’s carpool option can be risky. Yes, you can save money, but the tradeoff is efficiency, convenience, and speed in terms of reaching your destination.<p>Uber today acknowledged that UberPOOL is “not perfect” and announced that it has updated the technology under the hood in an attempt cut …

Carpool

Will Uber make a play for Mark Fields?

Axios editor Dan Primack has an interesting guess on where ex-Ford CEO Mark Fields may end up.<p>"I'm wondering if Uber was just handed the solution to …

Business

School bus driver pictured ‘using phone on a motorway’

<b>A driver was pictured allegedly using his phone as he drove a bus full of teenagers down the motorway.</b><p>Garry Grainger said his son, aged 18, was one …

Heart Attacks

Class-action lawsuit alleges BART secretly collected passengers’ private information

A lawsuit filed Monday alleges that BART and a Boston-based software developer secretly collected personal information from thousands of passengers …

Privacy

I Can Gripe About My Ride-Sharing Company to Passengers, Right?

<b>I drive for a ride-sharing service, and sometimes I complain about my company to passengers. Should I stop?</b><p>Daniel Heimbinder is an artist who creates …

Friedrich Nietzsche

Uber Driver Remains Missing After Car Is Found In Bayview

The search continues for a man who has been missing since May 14.<p>Piseth Chhay, a 47-year-old father and a full-time Uber driver, disappeared on …

San Francisco

We Changed the World! …Oops

<i>💥A Boom with a View💥 is a column about startups and the technology industry, written by Erin Griffith. Find them all here: fortune.com/boom.</i><p>If you …

Silicon Valley

Lab Report: Pittsburgh Sours on Uber

A morning roundup of the day’s news.<p><b>A worn-out welcome</b>: The city rolled out the red carpet as a host to Uber’s driverless car experiments, but nine months later its mayor and residents have built up a list of grievances with the public-private partnership. <i>The New York Times</i> reports:<p>Among Uber’s …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Further reading

<b>Elsewhere on Monday,</b><p>– A NYT Fyre wrap, including this piece of optimism:<p>Yet, speaking on May 2 with unnerved employees at his TriBeCa office — with …

Robert Lighthizer

Bronx livery driver shot after chasing thief who robbed passenger

The man was shot and wounded early Monday while trying to catch a thief who stole his passenger's gold chain, police sources said.

Crime

Didi to offer child car seats in Premier vehicles

Didi Chuxing announced Monday it would start equipping Premier vehicles with child car seats, becoming one of the first on-demand transport platforms …

China

Uber starts charging what it thinks you can pay

Uber’s new fare system ‘route-based pricing’, charges US customers based on what it predicts they’re willing to pay to generate extra cash

Kenya’s Struggling Uber Drivers Fear a New Competitor: Uber

NAIROBI, Kenya — James Njoroge, an Uber driver in Nairobi, earns barely $5 at the end of a grueling 10-hour workday ferrying customers through snarled traffic across the Kenyan capital. Now a new competitor is in town, threatening to undercut even these meager earnings.<p>That rival is none other than …

Business

Uber wants you to put in work for your Manhattan UberPool

Riders might have to walk an extra block, but it should make the drive much easier.<p>Every city presents a unique challenge for a ride-hailing scheme like UberPool. One algorithm can't provide the same experience in Chicago as it might in, say, Manhattan. That's why Uber is changing things …

Trucks

‘Deadliest Catch’ star pleads not guilty in Uber incident

He might deal with crabs all day, but Tv’s “Deadliest Catch” star Sig Hansen says he’s not crusty enough to spit on an Uber driver.<p>Hansen, 51 was …

Crime

Uber is looking for a new general counsel amid increasingly dicey legal issues

Salle Yoo will now be the company’s chief legal officer.<p>Uber has picked an interesting time to shuffle the top ranks of its legal team.<p>The ride-hailing company — which is facing a federal Department of Justice probe as well as a major lawsuit from Alphabet — has just moved its longtime general …

Technology

Man posing as Uber driver in Rhode Island charged with sexual assaults

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — A Rhode Island man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl while posing as an Uber driver has …

Crime

Amit Jain: The man with a missionary zeal

Amit Jain’s office ticks every box in my “Silicon Valley workplace design” checklist. The chief executive officer of the Indian operations of Uber, …

India