Uber

Uber: The good, the bad, and the really, really ugly

Uber is on fire.<p>It has a $68 billion market cap and countless happy riders who can readily articulate why using Uber is better than taking a cab or driving their own car, or maybe even owning their own car. And the Uber drivers get to be their own boss and choose the hours when they want to …

The Workplace

Giving driver's licenses to those here illegally transformed many lives. Then came Trump

Leticia Aceves remembers the fear of that first drive alone.<p>She was pregnant and in the country illegally with no driver’s license, and little grasp of English or California’s traffic laws. She had a doctor’s appointment, so she drove her Volkswagen on side streets and avoided Highway 49 — the …

California

Uber drags taxi owners to Bombay HC for protesting, seeks Rs 12 cr as compensation for sullying brand

<b>Mumbai:</b> App-based car service provider Uber India has approached the Bombay High Court seeking Rs 12 crore in damages from taxi owners and drivers …

Tips for Uber drivers | NYPD body cameras challenged | New Boulud restaurant

A little TLC for Uber drivers<p>Uber drivers are a step closer to getting tips. The city Taxi and Limousine Commission proposed a rule that would force …

Grand Central Station

Editorial: Iowa can reduce drunken-driving's toll, step by step

CLOSE<p>A look at some of the people who died in alcohol-related crashes in 2016 in Iowa. Since 2005, more than 1,100 people have been killed.<p>Solving …

Iowa

$15 Off UberPool Ride Promo New York & NJ!

If you still haven’t tried Uber yet, <b>you can get a $20 credit on your first ride when you sign up here.</b> Then log into your account and enter in the …

Frequent-flyer Programs

This 'Pretty Little Liars' Uber A Clue Is Major

“Pretty Little Liars” isn’t just a TV show — it’s a way of life. After seven years of theorizing, analyzing every single clue, and shipping our …

TV

TLC fines Trump-touting cabbies for tirades on Muslims, liberals

“They’re punishing me for voting for Trump,” said Mark Maehle, who blamed city traffic on "f---ing Africans and Muslims."

President Trump

Electric flying car that takes off vertically could be future of transport

German company Lilium beats Google and Uber to successfully test a VTOL jet that could be used as a city taxi<p>The once fanciful concept of flying cars appears to be a step closer to reality, after a German company completed successful test flights of a “flying taxi”.<p>Munich-based Lilium, backed by …

Aerospace

Sharing Economy in India

Uber, the world’s largest taxi company has reported that over the last year, uberPOOL riders in Bengaluru have contributed to 93 million kilometers …

Sharing Economy

Waymo Says Uber Concealed A Secret Technology It Copied From Waymo From The Court

SMRT in talks to sell taxi business to Grab

SINGAPORE - SMRT is in talks to sell its taxi business to private-hire operator Grab.<p>If successful, the deal will see SMRT, the third largest cab …

Uber employees spray #Undelete Uber artwork on the tail of sexual harassment accusations

To put it simply, it's been a rough year for Uber... and it's only April.<p>The ride sharing service repeatedly found itself in hot water over the last …

Lawsuits

Uber expands its services in Kampala. Check out the new places you can make an Uber request.

Advertisement<p>Since it’s launch, the Uganda’s leading ride Sharing service has been committed to connecting its customers to safe, reliable and …

Is the Lazada-Uber-Netflix alliance a game changer?

Image credit: lightwise / 123RF Stock Photo.Southeast Asia’s biggest ecommerce marketplace Lazada made headlines recently with a blockbuster launch …

Amazon

Kenner pulls proposed Uber rules, waits on Legislature

Kenner has deferred indefinitely a proposed ordinance that would have regulated ride-booking services such as Uber and Lyft because a bill before the …

North Carolina

Tess Holliday Records Being Body Shamed By Her Uber Driver

Tess Holliday got a side of shade with her Uber ride<p>Women are always judged harshly for things like their weight. And some men have an uncanny …

Lifestyle

Rad as Hell Uber Employees Tag Wall With Badass #Undelete Message

If you follow news about Uber at all, you’ll know it’s been a difficult year for the company. From revelations about a culture of sexual harassment, …

Travis Kalanick

Uber employees mocked for spray-painting an #Undelete mural

The ride-hailing firm was hit with a damaging #DeleteUber campaign earlier this year.<p>Since the beginning of 2017, Uber has faced a whirlwind of …

Street Art

Uber bill could mean cheaper airport options, more drivers

When Aengus MacKenzie of Boston visits Orlando’s theme parks, he almost always takes an Uber car back to the airport.“It’s just more reasonably …

Airports

Uber May Have to Pay More to Operate in London

The company could face an increase in operator license fees in London under proposed changes by the city's transport authority.

London

Forget Uber and Waymo: Self-driving vehicles are creeping into cities via public transit

On Thursday, a new autonomous trolley hit the streets of Knoxville, Tennessee. The 12-seat vehicle provided by Olli is being integrated in the city's public transit system. <b>It is the third such self-driving project to land in the United States this year</b>. In January, Las Vegas debuted a driverless …

Driverless Cars

AAA Starts Car-sharing Service

To use AAA’s newest service, a one-way car-sharing startup in the Bay Area called Gig, you don’t have to own a car. The nonprofit, which is best …

Advertising Industry

Hail Pounds Vehicles in Washington, DC Area

Just in time for the Friday afternoon rush hour, severe storms with large hail moved through the Washington, DC Metro Area.

Houston

Newswire: Former Cash Cab host upset about the “former” part of that description

Someday, friends, we’ll tell our children of the <i>Cash Cab</i>, the mythical vehicle that contained magical, cash-y surprises, despite looking like nothing more than a simple taxi. (We’ll also tell our children what taxis were, for context.) And we’ll tell them of the <i>Cash Cab</i> man, the stand-up comic who …

Entertainment

Alphabet claims Uber was hiding the self-driving technology that it allegedly ripped off

Google’s parent company continues to fight for an injunction against Uber.<p>A new court filing from Alphabet claims that Uber hid a key piece of self-driving technology that it allegedly copied from Waymo, the Google parent company’s autonomous vehicle subsidiary.<p>“They were hiding a device,” Alphabet …

Driverless Cars

Watch: This flying car wants to be like Uber for the skies

<b>Electric cars are on the roads, and driverless cars are just a few years away. So what’s the next big transport idea we’ll be nicking from the annals</b> …

Transportation

Kamloops Yellow Cabs tries dispatching from Pakistan

The owner of a Kamloops cab company “experimenting” with dispatch based in Pakistan is blaming the B.C. Liberal government for a pre-election promise …

British Columbia

Uber and Lyft sued for patent infringement by ‘Hailo,’ but not Daimler’s Hailo

A company called “Hailo Technologies, LLC”, has sued both Uber and Lyft over alleged infringement of U.S. patent 5,973,619, which describes an “automated vehicle dispatch and payment honoring system.” The patent, filed by Alexis Paredes in 1997 and granted in 1999, describes a software system that …

Patents

Wells Fargo Adding $32 Million to Its Fake Accounts Class Action Settlement

Wells Fargo said it would expand its class action settlement related to the lender's retail sales practices to include customer accounts as early as …

Banking