Tag: Uber

Uber, Ola Apps
Exorbitant fare: Seize Ola, Uber cabs, says Karnataka Minister

Minister Sriramulu stated that they are receiving complaints against the cab aggregators every year. "They are supposed to give service and comfort to the customers. There are also some technical issues involved," he said.

  • Sunday, 09 October 2022
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Uber, Ola, Rapido autos services stopped in Karnataka, know details

Sources explain that the minimum auto fare is Rs 30 and the waiting charge of Rs 5 for 5 minutes has been fixed officially. But, cab aggregators are allegedly charging Rs 100 as minimum fare.

  • Saturday, 08 October 2022
Uber likely to sell its 7.8% stake in Zomato for Rs 2,938 cr
Uber likely to sell its 7.8% stake in Zomato for Rs 2,938 cr

Zomato reported Rs 185.7 crore in consolidated loss for the quarter ending June 30, compared to a loss of Rs 359.7 crore in the previous quarter.

  • Tuesday, 02 August 2022
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Bhavish Aggarwal denies Ola planning merger with Uber

"Absolute rubbish. We're very profitable and growing well. If some other companies want to exit their business from India they are welcome to! We will never merge," Aggarwal posted.

  • Saturday, 30 July 2022
Uber to hire 500 techies in India by December

Uber Technologies on Wednesday announced it will hire 500 employees for its India tech centres by the end of this year.

  • Wednesday, 11 May 2022
Indian regulator warns Uber, Ola to fix customer complaints else face penal action
Indian regulator warns Uber, Ola to fix customer complaints else face penal action

The CCPA grilled cab aggregators over their algorithms related to ride cancellations and surge pricing and directed them to be more vigilant regarding their customers.

  • Tuesday, 10 May 2022
Uber driver attacked, looted by two miscreants in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Two unidentified miscreants attacked an Uber driver at Tapoban Chhak in Khandagiri area here and escaped with his car on the wee hours of Thursday. The driver identified as Ganesh Mahakud received critical injuries while trying to put up a fight and foil the robbery bid. He has been admitted to a private hospital […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Ola, Uber to provide cab service kiosks at Bhubaneswar airport soon

Bhubaneswar: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Thursday partnered with cab service providers Ola and Uber to provide commuting facilities for passengers at selected aerodromes including Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar. As part of the strategic alliance, passengers will be able to avail cab services of both Ola and Uber at Chennai, Kolkata, […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Cops crack Uber car loot case, nab 4

Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate police on Sunday arrested four persons including MBA student in connection with the loot of Uber car from Khandagiri, on the outskirts of the city last month. The accused have been identified as Sandip Nayak (27), Pintu Digal (25), Jitendra Sahu (31) and Sivil Priyadarshan (31) of Khurda. The gang was busted after […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Ola, Uber cabs to stay off roads in capital city

Bhubaneswar:  Uber and Ola cabs would not be seen on the roads of the capital city for an indefinite period, for the drivers of the two taxi companies have resorted to a strike protesting reduction in their earning caused by falling incentives. The cab drivers, who used to get hefty incentives in the earlier days, […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Uber to double down on hiring techies in India

Bengaluru: Online ride-hailing platform Uber has announced to double its workforce in the product and engineering departments — from over 500 to more than 1,000 ‘technologists’ — at its Bengaluru and Hyderabad facilities next year. Uber India aims to hire full-stack teams that include product managers, product designers, data scientists, user researchers, mobile, front-end and […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Uber drivers' cars are parked outside the Ministry of Transportation building during a protest in Taipei
Uber inks new pact with NASA on 'flying car'

Washington: In a bid to show its seriousness about taking its “flying car” concept off the ground, ride hailing company Uber has signed a second space act agreement with NASA. The pact aims to further explore concepts and technologies related to urban air mobility (UAM) to ensure a safe and efficient system for future air […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Egypt court suspends ban on online cab services

Cairo: An Egyptian court has ordered the suspension of a ban on online cab services — Uber and Careem — until their appeal is determined by a higher court. On March 20, Cairo’s administrative court ruled to ban the services of the two companies and stop their online applications, but Saturday’s order suspended the former […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Ola to ride in Australia to take on Uber

Bengaluru, Jan 30 (IANS) Indian online cab aggregator Ola on Tuesday announced its entry into the international market, starting with Australia, to take on its American rival Uber. “We have begun recruiting private hire vehicles and drivers in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth from Tuesday, with rides expected to begin in the coming weeks,” a company spokesperson […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Uber may let riders request drivers with high ratings

Davos: In a bid to ensure billions of its riders a safe and secure journey, ride-hailing platform Uber on Tuesday said the company may allow people to request drivers with higher ratings. The company will “do much more with driver ratings… and have users be able to opt in to a higher level of service,” Uber […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Uber faces inquiry for hiding 2016 data breach

San Francisco: After ride-hailing platform Uber disclosed that two hackers “inappropriately accessed” the names, email addresses and phone numbers of 57 million customers, regulators of at least five states in the US said they will question the company for staying silent after the hack. “At least five states including Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York and […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Uber launches bike-sharing service UberMOTO in Dhaka

Dhaka: Ride-hailing app Uber on Tuesday announced the launch of its bike-sharing service UberMOTO here. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, skipper of the Bangladesh cricket team, took the first MOTO ride in the city, reports Xinhua news agency. With the launch, Uber will take another step forward in its efforts to redefine urban mobility in Dhaka that it […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Flying taxi test in Los Angeles by 2020: Uber

San Francisco: Online Cab booking app Uber has declared that it will launch its new project of  flying tax service in Los Angeles by 2020 in order to deal with the city’s traffic problem. When Uber’s Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden on Wednesday revealed the plan at the Web Summit, a technology conference in Lisbon, […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
SoftBank-Uber deal likely next week: Official

New York: SoftBank’s multi-billion-dollar investment into ridesharing app Uber will be finalised “very likely in the next week” Uber board member Arianna Huffington has said. Uber’s board voted earlier in October to approve the Japanese tech conglomerate’s cash infusion, which would add six more board seats and annul super-voting shares held by former CEO Travis […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Ousted Uber CEO appoints two members to board

Los Angeles: Uber’s ousted CEO Travis Kalanick has appointed two members to the firm’s board of directors for seats under his control in a move reportedly meant to solidify his influence in the company, a media report said. Kalanick has appointed former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns and former CIT Group CEO John Thain to positions […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Uber loses licence to operate in London

London: Ride-hailing app Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) said on Friday. The TfL rejected Uber’s application on the basis that the company was not “fit and proper” to hold a private car hire operator licence after expiry of its current licence on September 30. “Uber’s approach […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Uber apologises for sexist promotional message

Bengaluru: Global ride hailing app Uber has apologised after its food delivery service’s ‘Wife Appreciation Day’ promotion in Bengaluru was called out for being ‘sexist’ by social media users from across the world. Through its app, the company had put out a promotional message on Sunday for UberEATS, its food delivery platform, which was launched in […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Google spent over $1bn on self-driving technology: Report

San Francisco: Google has been reluctant about sharing how much it spends on self-driving technology but now, the number — over $1 billion — has been accidentally revealed while reviewing documents in the ongoing legal tussle between Google’s Waymo and Uber. Google spent a whopping $1.1 billion on developing its self-driving software and hardware, says […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Uber names new CEO

San Francisco: Ride-hailing app Uber has named American travel company Expedia’s Dara Khosrowshahi as its new CEO after its founder and former chief executive Travis Kalanick resigned in June, the media reported. The announcement was made on Sunday night, reports CNN. According to Uber sources, Iranian-origin Khosrowshahi was not among those reported to have been in […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Court summons Ola, Uber for fares violation

New Delhi: A court here on Monday issued summons to app-based cab service providers, including Ola and Uber, for allegedly not adhering to rules relating to fares. ad Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra asked the company to represent itself by the authorised representative on the next date of hearing, December 11. The court order came on […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Alphabet's Waymo begins testing self-driving trucks

New York: Amid the tussle with Uber on the theft of its self-driving car technology, Google’s Waymo has started testing its own autonomous truck. According to a report in BuzzFeed, Waymo’s self-driving truck was spotted in a photo and the development was later confirmed by the company. A spokesperson from Waymo — Google’s self-driving car […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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McDonald's to collaborate with Uber to deliver food in US

Washington: American fast-food chain McDonald’s announced of collaborating with ride-hailing app Uber to deliver food in over 1,000 outlets across the US. The initiative called McDelivery, aims at winning back young customers who are willing to pay for food brought to their doors. According to UberEATS fees, food delivery charge is $5, Xinhua news agency […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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Uber's driverless car program to be probed

New York: A US judge has asked federal prosecutors to investigate Uber Technologies Inc and one of its engineers for potential theft of trade secrets from Google, a media report said. The judge also determined the lawsuit Google filed against Uber would head to trial, dealing a blow to Uber’s strategy, The Wall Street Journal […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Uber suspends self-driving cars after crash

Washington: US ride-hailing company Uber has suspended its self-driving cars from the roads after one such vehicle crashed in Arizona, the media reported on Sunday. Pictures posted online showed the car on its right side on a street, next to another badly damaged vehicle, the BBC reported. US-based Fresco News posted the images and video on […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Uber cab rape case: Victim to sue firm in US

New York:A prominent New York-based lawyer has been hired to represent the 25-year-old woman allegedly raped by an Uber driver in New Delhi to sue the cab service provider in US courts. “I can confirm that I have been retained by the young lady who was raped by an Uber driver in Delhi, India, last […]

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021
Uber case: Cab driver a serial sexual offender, says police

The Uber cab driver accused of raping a 27-year-old executive has been a serial sexual offender and was out on bail in a rape case in 2013 besides being involved in similar case in 2011, police said today calling him a "big time rogue"

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021
Cabbie accused of rape in Delhi arrested in Mathura

The cabbie, who allegedly raped a 27-year-old woman here on Friday night, has been arrested in Mathura even as questions were raised over security measures provided by Uber, the US-based cab firm which used his taxi service

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021
Uber cab rape: Victim identifies driver as rapist

New Delhi: The woman executive allegedly raped by Uber taxi driver Shiv Kumar Yadav identified him as the rapist during the recording of her statement in the trial which began Thursday, sources said.

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
PayPal makes $500 million investment in Uber: Report

San Francisco: Global online payments system PayPal is investing $500 million in Uber ahead of the highly anticipated Initial Public Offering (IPO), the media cited the ride-sharing major updated S1 filing. “I don’t think you spend that kind of money unless it’s part of a global strategy to enable these new super-platforms,” Ryan Gilbert, Partner […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Uber: Foregery Case Against the Cab Company, Know Details

Lucknow: Ride hailing major Uber is in a tight spot after retired Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police Sulkhan Singh registered a case of forgery against the cab company. According to the FIR filed at the Gomti Nagar police station, the former DGP on Sunday booked an Uber cab on but had to cancel the […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Amazon loses contract with FedEx amid competition

San Francisco: Amid increasing competition, global courier company FedEx has decided not to renew its air shipping contract with e-commerce giant Amazon. Amazon’s FedEx Express contract is in question, which according to Amazon is used for air transportation of packages and is not used for last-mile and ground deliveries, The Verge reported on Friday. “FedEx […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Uber, Bajaj introduces passenger quadricycle

Bengaluru: Ride-hailing giant Uber on Thursday announced partnering with Bajaj Auto to introduce its Bajaj Qute passenger quadricycle in its fleet of UberXS services. The Bajaj Qute is essentially a driver-plus-three-passenger-quadricycle – a four-wheeled vehicle that’s smaller and lighter than a passenger car. “We are delighted to partner with one of India’s most trusted names, […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Uber testing on-trip 24x7 security helpline in India

Kolkata: Ride hailing major Uber is piloting a 24×7 on-trip helpline to boost the safety of its passengers, company sources said. Since its inception in India in 2013, Uber has not offered direct calling support for passengers, and this move comes following feedbacks in this regard, they said. “We are piloting a security call centre […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Uber makes drivers' app more responsive to their needs

San Francisco: Amid rising tensions over workers rights, global ride-hailing major Uber has incorporated several changes to its app for drivers to improve the experience for both newer as well as seasoned drivers. Uber is testing out several new features for drivers, including a scrolling feed of promotions and gamified ‘quests’ that would be viewable […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Google Maps to alert Indians if cab drivers deviate from route

New Delhi: Next time when you board an Uber or Ola from the airport, railway station or from a friend’s place at midnight anywhere in India, keep your Google Maps on. In case the driver deviates from the designated drop route for 500 metres, your phone would buzz with a prominent notification — informing you […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021