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 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, 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, 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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 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
Uber’s two-month search for a new CEO has come to an end. The company has picked Expedia Chief Dara Khosrowshahi to replace Travis Kalanick, but actually, it’s not a fabulous job.
Business Tech August 28, 2017
Uber did better in the second quarter compared to the first quarter, as the ride-hailing service booked higher revenues. The company improved its performance despite all the drama and turmoil, but it still needs to solve these problems quickly.
Business Tech August 24, 2017
Waymo’s case against Uber has now taken to a turn favor of the Google-owned company. The judge has ruled that Uber can’t present what Anthony Levandowski claims is the reason why he downloaded Google’s files for self-driving technology.
Business Tech August 19, 2017
Uber has been placed on a tight leash by the FTC, as the ride-hailing service agreed to a settlement over various charges. One of the requirements is for Uber to go through data privacy audits for the next 20 years.
Business Tech August 16, 2017
A group of Uber shareholders has now called to relieve Benchmark of its board seat and appointment rights after it sued former CEO Travis Kalanick for fraud. This is the latest in Uber’s much-covered internal turmoil.
Business Tech August 12, 2017
Benchmark has filed a lawsuit against Uber’s former CEO, Travis Kalanick, for several instances of fraudulent behavior. It alleges that Kalanick is doing everything just to gain back his position.
Business Tech August 11, 2017
One of Uber’s board members has confirmed that Travis Kalanick will not be returning as the company’s CEO. Previous reports suggested Kalanick was planning to return Steve Jobs-style.
Business Tech August 8, 2017
Meg Whitman just bowed out of possibly helming Uber in place of ousted Travis Kalanick. The company’s board now struggles to decide on its next CEO, and it now has to pick from a bunch of men.
Business Tech August 1, 2017
Lyft has announced that it will begin work on technology for use in self-driving cars. Previously, the company said it would allow self-driving cars on its network, but would not develop the technology itself.
Car Tech July 21, 2017
Uber has agreed to a merger of its ride-hailing service in Russia with rival Yandex. The transaction is another loss for Uber after exiting China last year, as the company backs off from a once very aggressive international expansion push.
Business Tech July 14, 2017
Google’s self-driving unit, Waymo, has dropped three of its patent infringement claims against Uber. The move comes as the latest development in Uber and Waymo’s high-stakes dispute over autonomous car technology.
Business Tech July 8, 2017
Uber has unveiled a new feature that will allow users to request rides for people in their contacts list. This has benefits for everyone, but Uber's main focus is seniors.
Apps/Software June 27, 2017
As the Uber-Waymo lawsuit keeps unraveling, a new court filing claims that former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick knew about the information stolen from Google. Kalanick reportedly became aware of the matter last year.
Business Tech June 23, 2017
Uber has been struggling to handle an executive exodus and sexual harassment allegations, and now it's headed into a new chapter. Amid mounting pressure from shareholders, Travis Kalanick has resigned as CEO.
Business Tech June 21, 2017
Uber customers all over the United States will soon be able to tip their drivers, with the feature made available first in Houston, Minneapolis, and Seattle. The move is part of what Uber calls '180 Days of Change.'
Business Tech June 21, 2017
An Indian woman filed rape and won against an Uber driver in India in 2014. Now, she has alleged that the company, its three executives including CEO Travis Kalanick in particular, obtained her medical records illegally to discredit her.
Business Tech June 16, 2017
With Travis Kalanick taking some time off as Uber’s CEO, in addition to unfilled top executive roles, the ride-hailing company’s path forward is unclear. That said, a corporate restructuring is exactly the chance Uber needs to change its workplace culture.
Business Tech June 14, 2017
The all-hands meeting of Uber regarding CEO Travis Kalanick and the rampant sexism in the workplace took a hard turn toward the wrong way when board member David Bonderman inappropriately made a sexist joke.
Business Tech June 13, 2017
Uber has been through a trying few months from the Waymo lawsuit and the workplace scandals that emerged. Amid all this chaos, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will be taking a leave of absence from the company for an undisclosed amount of time.
Car Tech June 13, 2017
Travis Kalanick, Uber’s CEO, might be asked to take some time off following the results of an independent investigation by former attorney general Eric Holder. That report allegedly paints an ugly portrait of Uber’s workplace culture.
Business Tech June 12, 2017
The success Uber enjoyed in its early days are quickly being swept aside for a pile of legal and public relations problems. The latest comes thanks to its CEO, Travis Kalanick, and his 2013 email on 'sex rules' to Miami employees.
Internet June 9, 2017
Uber now has to provide the due diligence report related to its $680 million acquisition of Otto, which it has so far tried to keep secret. Waymo believes the report can show evidence about Uber’s trade-theft practices.
Business Tech June 7, 2017
Uber has been working overtime to salvage its image, recently firing 20 employees as a result of legal probes into the company. Another firing has joined the list, with a top level executive being let go over the handling of a 2014 rape case in India.
Business Tech June 7, 2017
Uber has gained two top-ranking female executives to help with its controversial workplace sexism problem. Bozoma Saint John will take Uber’s chief brand officer role, while Frances Frei will take Uber’s senior VP for leadership and strategy role.
Business Tech June 7, 2017
Uber went under fire over surge pricing following the terrorist attack in London on Saturday, June 3, but it's making things right. The company issued refunds to all passengers who used its service within the affected areas.
Business Tech June 5, 2017
Uber and Waymo’s legal battle is heating up even more. The ride-hailing company has now fired top engineer Anthony Levandowski, the one who allegedly stole documents from Waymo.
Business Tech May 31, 2017
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick faced heartbreaking news this weekend, as his parents had a tragic boating accident. His mother lost her life, while his father is in a serious condition and receiving treatment at a local hospital.
Feature | Culture May 28, 2017
The last few months haven't been kind to Uber, with every sort of legal problem hitting the company. That pile just got a little bigger thanks to the Waymo case and Uber's self-driving vehicle program.
Business Tech May 26, 2017
Lyft has been determined to gain ground and be more competitive with Uber. The newest venture in this is a premium ride service in major U.S. cities.
Business Tech May 25, 2017
Uber admitted that it underpaid New York City drivers by tens of millions of dollars, with the blame being cast on an accounting error. How will the ride-hailing company handle this new controversy?
Business Tech May 24, 2017
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