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Careem launches delivery service as it nears closing a massive round  TechCrunch · 2 hours
The ride-hailing giant Careem is now in the delivery business as the company seeks new verticals in its ever-increasing fight against other services in the Middle... more
BMW’s premium ride-hailing service is now live in China  TechCrunch · 7 hours
BMW has joined a handful of automakers to compete with transportation upstart Didi Chuxing, which bought Uber’s Chinese business in 2016. Last Friday, the German luxury carmaker launched a premium... more
Uber Welcomes, Unions Criticise UK Plan to Maintain Flexible Gig Economy  Gadgets 360 · 6 hours
Firms like Uber, best-known for its ride-hailing service, and food courier Deliveroo, have been criticised for hiring workers on a self-employed basis. more
Starbucks adding delivery services to more than 2,000 stores via Uber Eats  TechCrunch · 3 days
Starbucks is expanding its partnership with Uber Eats to more than 2,000 stores in the United States next year, about a quarter of all... more
Starbucks expands delivery to 2,000 stores via UberEats  THE VERGE · 4 days
There’s good news for people who can’t be bothered to leave their apartments for their morning coffee, and terrible news... more
Google Maps now shows nearby Lime bikes and scooters in 13 cities  TechCrunch · 4 days
Google has partnered with Lime to show nearby bikes and scooters in 13 cities worldwide. If there’s a Lime vehicle available nearby, Google Maps... more
Getaround to expand Uber partnership to four more cities  TechCrunch · 4 days
Getaround, the peer-to-peer car-sharing service that first launched at TechCrunch Disrupt NY in 2011, is expanding a partnership with Uber that gives users access to rideshare-ready vehicles. The program, which launched as a pilot... more
Uber Limousine Service Ruled Illegal by Top German Court  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Uber said it had taken Uber Black out of service in 2014, adding that the services it now operates in four German cities complied with the law. more
Uber told self-drive cars unsafe days before accident  BBC · 4 days
A leaked email sent to Uber bosses by a staff member arrived days before a car hit and killed a pedestrian. more
Grab lands $150M for Yamaha Motor to double down on motorbike on-demand services  TechCrunch · 4 days
Grab, the Southeast Asia ride-hailing firm that bought out Uber’s local business, has added another investor to its rolling cast of backers... more
Uber launches a bus service in Egypt  TechCrunch · 5 days
Uber, which is gearing up to go public early next year, is really doubling down on this whole multi-modal transportation provider effort. Earlier this month, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced the launch of UberBus,... more
Uber Sued by Defunct Startup Sidecar, Says It's 'Hell-Bent on Stifling Competition'  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Defunct startup Sidecar, which pioneered on-demand ride-hailing, is suing Uber, alleging it engaged in predatory pricing and anticompetitive practices. more
Report: Morgan Stanley lands coveted Uber IPO role  TechCrunch · 6 days
The investment bank is said to be leading Uber's IPO, expected in the first quarter of 2019. JPMorgan, meanwhile, has reportedly been hired to lead Lyft's offering. more
Here’s how Lyft envisions self-driving cars communicating with pedestrians  TechCrunch · 6 days
The question of how self-driving cars will interact and communicate with humans is one that has come up before, but the answer is still up in the air. Google has... more
Sidecar says Uber ‘took illegal steps to undermine’ competitors in new lawsuit  TechCrunch · 6 days
Sidecar, an early player in the ride-hailing market, is suing Uber: "It was never a fair fight. That’s why Sidecar failed," says former Sidecar... more
Uber manager raised concerns about self-driving program just days before fatal collision  THE VERGE · 6 days
An 890-word email was sent to Uber’s executives that raised safety concerns about the company’s autonomous vehicle program just days before an Uber vehicle... more
Uber's Dominant Size May Rob Smaller Lyft of Its IPO Oxygen  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Uber and Lyft both submitted confidential IPO filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last Thursday, suggesting that their public offerings could take place... more
How Uber will become an ad company, starting with Eats Pool  TechCrunch · 7 days
Where there is discovery in an app, there is paid discovery. Google helped you choose between links, then sold ads that promote a few. Facebook helped... more
Uber could go public in early 2019, CDC investigates e-scooters video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
In today's big tech news, Uber has is preparing for a public offering according to reports, regulators investigate e-scooter accidents and NASA... more
Uber Said to Make Confidential Filing for Long-Awaited IPO  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Uber has filed paperwork for an initial public offering, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. more
Uber's reported IPO filing puts it in same lane as Lyft - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Both Uber and Lyft appear to be on pace for a public offering in the first three months of 2019. more
Uber files confidentially for IPO  TechCrunch · 1 week
The ride-hailing giant is expected to go public in early 2019. more
Lyft’s going public, Uber’s eyeing Bird, Utah’s tech scene and trade tensions  TechCrunch · 1 week
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had Connie Loizos in... more
Lyft Races to Leave Uber Behind by Filing for Its IPO  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Ride-hailing company Lyft Inc beat bigger rival Uber Technologies in filing for an initial public offering (IPO) on Thursday. more
TikTok parent ByteDance said to raise $1.45 billion for AI and content  TechCrunch · 1 week
ByteDance, the Chinese company behind the immensely popular video app TikTok, is in talks to raise $1.45 billion for a new fund, The Information... more
Lyft files confidential IPO plans with SEC - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The ride-hailing service is in another race with rival Uber. more
Linux Foundation’s OpenChain project welcomes Google, Facebook and Uber  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The Linux Foundation’s OpenChain project helps company find ways to comply with open source licensing requirements. Today at the Open Compliance Summit in Yokohama, Japan it announced Google, Facebook and... more
WATCH: Uber tries again to put self-driving cars on the road  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The ride sharing company has resumed testing of self-driving vehicles despite a fatal accident earlier this year. more
And Uber is going with . . . Bird (looks like)  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Five months ago, the Bay Area-based electric scooter rental company Lime joined forces with the ride-hailing giant Uber, which both invested in the company as part of... more
Pixel gets memory updates, Waymo's self-driving service is go video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The Pixel's multitasking problems may be all over. Meanwhile, Uber and Lyft get competition thanks to Waymo's new ride-hailing service. All that, the city... more
China’s Didi restructures key units to improve safety following passenger deaths  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
China’s largest ride-hailing operator Didi Chuxing announced on Wednesday a major restructuring, which trails a series of tweaks to its core businesses following two separate passenger... more
Uber Announces New Minibus Service in Traffic-Mad Cairo  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
A part of an aggressive push into emerging countries, the company hopes to draw millions of Egyptians into ride-sharing. more
Uber, Lyft Drivers Guaranteed Minimum Wage By New York City's New Rules  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
New York is the first American city to adopt minimum pay for app-based drivers, according to the Independent Drivers Guild. more
New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission approves minimum wage rules for app-based drivers  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission has approved new rules that set a minimum hourly wage of $17.22 (after expenses)... more
Uber Eats test lets restaurants trade discounts for ranking boost  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Uber Eats has effectively invented its own native ad unit. Uber confirmed to TechCrunch that a test quietly running in markets around India allows restaurants to bundle several... more
New York commission votes to increase minimum wage for Uber, Lyft drivers  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission voted on Tuesday to set a minimum pay rate for drivers who work for app-based companies... more
Superpedestrian’s follow-up to the Copenhagen Wheel is a ride-sharing scooter  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Superpedestrian, which you might remember from the Copenhagen Wheel, is getting into electric scooter ridesharing. But... more
Uber Hires Former US Safety Official for Self-Driving Effort  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Last month, Uber asked Pennsylvania for permission to resume self-driving car testing on public roads and said it had improved the autonomous vehicle software. more
Ex-Uber Security Employees Allege `Deeply Troubling' Practices  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
The employees say the company is trying to block them from disclosing “a number of deeply troubling practices at Uber that have not been publicly revealed.” more
Uber announces new minibus service in traffic-mad Egypt  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Ride-sharing Uber launches new minibus service in traffic-mad Cairo, US tech giant's fastest-growing market more
Will Uber gobble up Lime or fly off with Bird?  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Lime or Bird will inevitably sell to Uber, it's just a question of when. more
How the company behind TikTok became the world’s most valuable startup  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
TikTok is inescapable right now, and it’s not just teens paying attention — it’s... more
Europe’s ride-hailing companies aren’t scared of Uber  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Uber is speeding toward a historic IPO next year that could value it as high as $120 billion, but that doesn’t scare its rivals that operate across Europe. Speaking on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin, Markus... more
Uber Partners With Bengaluru-Based Happay for Auto Expense Management  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
With this partnership with Happay, "Uber for Business" travellers would be able to automatically submit their receipts for reimbursement. more
Uber’s bill for 2016 breach and cover-up rises by $1M+ on EU fines  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
The legal bill for Uber’s 2016 data breach, which affected some 57 million customers, revealing names, email address and phone numbers, has increased... more
Uber Fined $491,000 by British Regulator Over 2016 Cyber-Attack  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Uber Technologies, already facing a range of legal and regulatory headaches in London, got another Tuesday. more
Uber fined £385,000 for losing UK customer data  BBC · 3 weeks
The ride-hailing company should have done more to protect user data, say UK data regulators. more
Uber fined nearly $1.2 million by Dutch, UK over data breach  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The fine was for failing to protect customer data during a cyberattack in 2016. more
Uber fined £900,000 over customer hack failings  Sky News · 3 weeks
Uber has been fined more than £900,000 by UK and Dutch regulators over a hack in which millions of customer details were stolen and which the company then hushed up. more
Uber aims to offer more wheelchair-accessible rides with shorter wait times  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Uber has long received flack for its lack of widely available wheelchair accessible rides. Today, Uber is taking steps to ensure riders who rely on wheelchairs... more
WATCH: Let the bargain hunting begin  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Black Friday deals, Uber launches its bike sharing service and Martha Stewart has a rough ride. more
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Apple hires designer Andrew Kim away from Tesla
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Delivery robot spontaneously bursts into flames in California
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YouTube Rewind backlash sparks unofficial Best of 2018 videos
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Designing an icon: How Motorola created the Razr V3 - CNET
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Gritty is the internet mascot for a world that's broken in 2018 - CNET
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Review: Whitestone Dome Glass for iPhone XS is a great screen protector w/ a unique installation process
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Sleepy Skunk’s latest movie mashup is a reminder for all the films you missed in 2018
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HTC thinks Christians are VR’s next big audience
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Star Trek: Discovery season 2: Trailers, how to watch, release date, cast and more - CNET
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Watch Blue Planet II this weekend along with scientists on Twitter
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The 29 best AR apps for iOS that you need try - CNET
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The 60 best iPhone games of 2018 - CNET
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Millions of Facebook users may have had their photos exposed due to privacy flaw
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Bruce Springsteen’s Netflix special makes this a great weekend for The Indian Runner
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The 56 best Android games of 2018 - CNET
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Webcams and wearable tech are going to the dogs, literally
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The very best premium cases for Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL [Video]
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