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You Can No Longer Book Uber Rides On Google Maps For Android: Why Was The Feature Taken Down?

Google Maps on Android users can no longer book Uber rides directly from within the app. Google quietly took down the feature and did not provide an official explanation regarding the decision.

Google

Uber Introduces Condensed App 'Uber Lite' To India’s Android Phone Users

Ride-sharing service Uber just released a condensed version of its app, Uber Lite. The app will be test-piloted in India by Android customers and it would make booking rides easier.

Apps/Software June 12, 2018

Uber Wants To Enter Scooter Business In San Francisco

Uber is looking to enter into the electric scooter business in San Francisco. The ride-hailing company recently applied for a permit to join the city’s pilot program in an attempt to cash in on the e-scooter craze.

Business Tech June 9, 2018

Uber Self-Driving Car Detected But Ignored Pedestrian In Arizona Crash

Uber determined that its self-driving software did, in fact, detect the pedestrian who was killed in a recent crash in Arizona. However, it failed to react on time as it may have flagged the victim as a 'false positive.'

Car Tech May 8, 2018

Waymo Self-Driving Minivan Involved In Arizona Crash

Another self-driving vehicle accident happened in Chandler, Arizona that resulted in minor injuries. The Waymo van was reportedly hit by sedan after it swerved into the wrong lane in order to avoid another collision.

Car Tech May 5, 2018

Baidu: 15 Interesting Facts We Bet You Didn't Know About China's Biggest Search Engine

Baidu has achieved exponential growth in China and is the country's No. 1 search engine. Here's a look at some interesting facts about the company, that we bet you didn't know of.

Internet April 20, 2018

Arizona Governor Suspends Uber Self-Driving Vehicle Testing On Public Roads

The Arizona Governor temporarily suspended Uber's autonomous car testing operations. The ride-hailing service could no longer perform trials on public roads until further notice.

Car Tech March 27, 2018

Toyota Suspends Self-Driving Car Program After Uber Crash Kills Woman

After the death of the first pedestrian caused by a self-driving car, Toyota is suspending its self-driving car program. This death is currently rocking the car industry.

Car Tech March 22, 2018

Police Release Video Of Uber Self-Driving Car Crash That Killed A Woman

Police in Arizona has released the footage of the fatal Uber self-driving car crash that killed a woman. The self-driving car failed to stop in time.

Car Tech March 22, 2018

Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Pedestrian, Raising Questions About Safety Of Autonomous Cars

An Uber self-driving car has killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, one of the ride-hailing company’s testing locations for a driverless future. The tragic accident comes as a reminder that self-driving cars aren’t 100 percent safe yet.

Car Tech March 20, 2018

Want To Drive An Uber? New Study Reveals You Will Not Earn Much And Can Actually Lose Money

A new study published by MIT revealed the earning potential of ride-hailing services. Uber and Lyft drivers are earning less than minimum wage.

Business Tech March 5, 2018

Drunk Man Takes $1,600 Uber Trip From West Virginia To New Jersey

People are not supposed to drink and drive. Now they're apparently not supposed to drink and Uber either. A drunk man's Uber trip ended up costing him $1,600.

Viral March 2, 2018

Everything You Need To Know About Uber Express Pool, The New Cheaper Service With A Catch

Uber rides are about to get much cheaper. The ride-hailing company has launched Express Pool in a handful of cities, which, with a little bit of walking, lets people save a lot of bucks.

Apps/Software February 22, 2018

Sony To Launch AI-Powered Ride-Hailing Service To Challenge Uber In Japan

Sony has announced that it teamed up with six taxi companies in Japan to launch an AI-powered ride-hailing service. Uber announced similar plans shortly after, so the two will likely go head to head.

Car Tech February 20, 2018

How Top Uber Lawyer Tony West And CEO Dara Khosrowshahi Convinced Waymo To Accept $250 Million Settlement

The nasty legal fight between Uber and Waymo over self-driving technology has officially come to a close, with Uber settling for $245 million. How did that happen?

Business Tech February 11, 2018

Uber Pays $245M To Settle Self-Driving Tech Dispute With Waymo, Setting The Tone For Its Future

Uber reached a $245 million settlement with Waymo to end their legal dispute over stolen self-driving technology. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi also released a statement that sets the tone for the company's future.

Car Tech February 9, 2018

Uber Selling Its XChange Leasing Portfolio To Startup Fair To Focus More On Its Core Business

Uber decided to sell its Xchange leasing portfolio to startup Fair in a bid to concentrate on its core business. Uber will still lease vehicles to drivers through an exclusive deal with Fair in the United States.

Business Tech January 30, 2018

UberEats Buys David Chang’s Food Delivery Service Ando

UberEats acquired David Chang’s delivery food service startup Ando. The company announced it will cease operations immediately. The move could signal the service’s first step into food preparation.

Business Tech January 24, 2018

Uber CEO Promises Self-Driving Vehicles In 18 Months, Profitability Before 2022, And Flying Cars Within Next 10 Years

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is in charge of repairing the reputation of a company besieged by a variety of alleged shady practices and scandals. The ride-hailing service's future looks bright, though, due to promises that the executive made.

Car Tech January 24, 2018

Uber Officially Closes Deal With SoftBank, Ballooning Travis Kalanick’s Net Worth

Japanese corporation SoftBank has officially completed a multi-billion dollar investment to Uber. The sale includes an additional $1.25 billion investment directly into the ride-hailing company.

Business Tech January 19, 2018

Anthony Levandowski Accused Of Stealing Trade Secrets From Tesla

Anthony Levandowski who was previously accused of stealing trade secrets from Google for Uber has now been charged again. In a lawsuit filed by his former nanny, he allegedly paid a Tesla employee for trade secrets.

Car Tech January 17, 2018

CES 2018: Get Ready For Uber Self-Driving Cars With Nvidia Tech On Board

Uber and Nvidia have taken to CES 2018 to announce a new collaboration for Uber's next-generation fleet of self-driving cars. Nvidia will provide the advanced AI computing system for Uber's future autonomous vehicles, aiming to revolutionize transportation.

CES 2018 January 8, 2018

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Selling Large Portion Of His Shares Of Uber Stock

Former CEO of Uber Travis Kalanick will be off-loading a large portion of his shares in the company. Kalanick originally wanted to sell half of but will instead let go of one-third of his shares in Uber.

Business Tech January 6, 2018

Uber Classified As Transport Service In Europe: Why Is This Bad For The Company?

The Court of Justice of the European Union just issued its final verdict in a multi-year case, classifying Uber as a transport service. This means that Uber has to comply with tighter transport regulations in the EU Member States.

Business Tech December 20, 2017

Ex-Employee Accuses Uber Of Data Scraping, Wiretapping, And Physical Surveillance To Gain Competitive Advantage

The court received new evidence that revealed some of Uber's unlawful activities. Another ongoing investigation plans to use the evidence for the company's lawsuit with Waymo.

Business Tech December 16, 2017

Uber Rider Charged $14,000 For A 20-Minute Trip That Should've Cost Around $20 Only

Uber charged a rider in Canada 18,000 Canadian dollars or $14,000 for a 20-minute trip. The 5-mile ride was supposed to be around $20 only.

Business Tech December 13, 2017

Uber Allegedly Had A Team Dedicated To Stealing Trade Secrets; Waymo Trial Delayed

A former staffer claimed that Uber had a team dedicated to stealing trade secrets, with employees using a messaging system that left no paper trail. U.S. District Judge William Alsup then indefinitely postponed the trial between Uber and Alphabet's Waymo.

Business Tech November 29, 2017

SoftBank Wants To Buy Uber Shares At 30 Percent Off: Should Uber Investors Take The Offer?

SoftBank and a group of investors are looking to buy Uber shares at a price that values the ride-hailing company at a 30 percent discount. According to an analyst, the low price takes into consideration all the controversies surrounding Uber.

Business Tech November 28, 2017

Uber Revealed Massive Hack To SoftBank First Before Going Public, Because $10 Billion

SoftBank conducted a due diligence investigation before pouring billions of dollars in Uber, and secrets came out. Uber told SoftBank about its 2016 data breach before disclosing it to consumers and regulators.

Business Tech November 25, 2017

FTC Now ‘Closely Evaluating’ Massive Uber Data Breach, European Regulators Are On It, Too

It appears investigations are now being prompted after Uber’s shocking data breach revelation. In 2016, 57 million Uber accounts were put at risk, and the company paid hackers ransom money to keep quiet about the incident.

Business Tech November 24, 2017

When Uber Discovered A Major Security Breach, It Paid Hackers To Keep It A Secret: Report

Uber paid two hackers $100,000 to keep quiet about a massive data breach, current CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has admitted. Fifty-seven million driver and rider accounts were put at risk.

Security November 22, 2017

Uber To Buy 24,000 Volvo SUVs For Driverless Fleet

Uber has signed a deal to purchase 24,000 Volvo SUVs for its driverless fleet, starting from 2019 till 2021. The premium carmaker is one of the most advanced car makers in the world and produces one of the safest architecture for driverless cars.

Car Tech November 21, 2017

Ex-Google Engineer Forms AI Church With A Robot God And A Gospel Called 'The Manual'

Ex-Google Engineer, Anthony Levandowski, built an AI religion of the future. He will act as the dean of this organisation, which will have an AI church, a Gospel called 'The manual'.

Computers November 21, 2017

SoftBank To Make Massive Uber Investment: Will This Solve The Ride-Hailing Company's Problems?

SoftBank, the Japanese multinational corporation that purchased Sprint in 2013, will make an up to $10 billion investment into Uber. How will its new investor help solve Uber's long list of problems?

Business Tech November 13, 2017

Waymo Offered Uber Chance To End Legal Battle: It Just Had To Pay $1 Billion, Issue Public Apology

Waymo has reportedly gave Uber a chance to end the legal dispute between the two companies through the payment of $1 billion and the issuance of a public apology. Uber, however, has rejected the terms of the offer.

Google October 12, 2017

Uber App For iOS May Have Secretly Taken iPhone Screenshots, And Apple Allowed It

Another controversy has struck Uber, as its iOS app was discovered to have the ability to take screenshots of users' iPhones. Surprisingly, Apple actually gave Uber permission to use the code in its app.

Apps/Software October 6, 2017

Change Is Coming To Uber: Travis Kalanick Gets Reduced Power, SoftBank Deal Moves Forward

Uber is about to get a significant investment from SoftBank, but it had to approve drastic changes to make that happen. For starters, one share now only equals one vote, meaning Travis Kalanick will have less power over the board.

Business Tech October 4, 2017

Travis Kalanick Surprises Uber Board Members By Appointing Two New Directors: A Calculated Power Move?

In what’s seen as a move to reassert his control of the company, Travis Kalanick has appointed two new Uber board directors. This has caused further rift among Uber’s already-rocky board.

Business Tech September 30, 2017

It's Over For Uber In London: City Declares Ride-Hailing Service Not Fit And Proper

Uber can add London to the cities it’s no longer welcome in. Transport for London has declined to renew Uber’s license to operate in the city, leaving the ride-hailing company with 21 days to appeal.

Business Tech September 22, 2017

Waymo Wants Uber To Pay $2.6 Billion For Allegedly Stealing One Trade Secret

Alphabet’s Waymo is asking Uber to pay $2.6 billion in damages for a trade secret it claims one former Uber executive stole. The trial date for the high-stakes legal battle is set on Oct. 10.

Business Tech September 21, 2017

Waymo vs Uber: Alphabet Pushes To Postpone Legal Battle Over Self-Driving Car Secrets

After acquiring the 'due diligence' report from Uber, Alphabet is now asking to postpone the trial scheduled in October, saying it needs 'additional time to pursue this mountain of new evidence.'

Business Tech September 18, 2017

Google Parent Alphabet Adds To Uber's Problems With Rumored $1 Billion Investment In Lyft

Google parent Alphabet is reportedly considering to make a $1 billion investment into ride-hailing startup Lyft. This would make it an even bigger thorn on the side of Uber, which is in a legal battle with Alphabet's self-driving unit Waymo.

Business Tech September 15, 2017

Uber In Trouble Again: FBI Investigating 'Hell' Software That Was Used To Spy On Lyft Drivers

The FBI has launched an investigation into whether the Hell program of Uber, which it used to spy on Lyft drivers, illegally interfered with its rival's business. New Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has rough times ahead.

Business Tech September 9, 2017

Dara Khosrowshahi To Take Uber Public In 18 To 36 Months, But It Must ‘Pay The Bills’ Before Taking ‘Big Shots’

Dara Khosrowshahi held an all-hands meeting at Uber where he discussed his plans for Uber’s future. The ride-hailing company’s business and culture are his top two priorities.

Business Tech August 31, 2017

Uber Picks Up Its New CEO, But Also A New Scandal: US Department Of Justice Now Investigating Alleged Bribery Practices

Uber has finally decided on Dara Khosrowshahi as its new leader. Should he accept the job, his first new scandal is the company’s alleged bribery practices in other countries.

Business Tech August 30, 2017

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