China’s ride-hailing startup Didi, which rose to worldwide fame last year for driving out ride-hailing superpower Uber from its country, is now
The Rose City isn’t happy with Uber… again. After the company failed to turn over details on its deeply sketchy “Greyball” software by Portland’s deadline, the city may seek to compel Uber to hand it over with a subpoena. Those intentions, reported by the Oregonian, were articulated by Portland Commissioner Dan Saltzman, who oversees the city’s Bureau… Read More
The input, posted online by the DMV, includes suggestions by Lyft, Tesla, Uber, Waymo and dozens of others.
The hits keep coming for Uber — and not the good kind. The embattled ride-share company, already buffeted by a barrage of lawsuits and public-relations crises, is being sued again. This time, a driver is alleging that the Silicon Valley behemoth’s fare structure deliberately shortchanges drivers....
Plenty of today's technological arms races involve an element of industrial espionage. An executive from Uber has been accused of stealing autonomous car-related data from his old employer, Google. Just this month, the same company was accused of using hidden tracking software to keep tabs on their chief ride-hailing rival, Lyft. Show More Summary
“I’m not dead but I wouldn’t describe myself as ok,” Joseph Thomas, an accomplished young black engineer at Uber, told a friend over Facebook in July 2016. About a month … Click to Continue »
The plot of James Ponsoldt’s The Circle, based on Dave Eggers’s novel of the same name, revolves around a tech company called the Circle. Think of it like Facebook on steroids: It’s a social-media platform that, through an identity-oriented innovation called TruYou, comes to encompass more and more of the ... More »
This is pending the outcome of that court case brought by his former employer, Alphabet. [ more › ]
What's more important to Uber: proprietary data or rider safety?
Anthony Levandowski, the man at the nucleus of Alphabet Inc.’s intellectual property lawsuit against Uber Technologies, has abandoned his position as the team lead for the firm’s autonomous vehicle development. Uber explained that Levandowski’s...Show More Summary
Consumer Watchdog asked the federal agency to check out claims the company tracked driver's iPhones even after the app was deleted.
It's now very easy to see where you stand in the eyes of drivers
Lonzo Ball won’t be repped by Nike, adidas or Under Armour.
HOW THE FEDS COULD GROUND Uber’s Flying Taxis.
When this rider asked for a refund for a ride stolen out from under her, Uber initially declined, saying: 'we will likely not see eye-to-eye.'
Uber is making removing the hurdles to deleting your account entirely. Like so many other services, simply uninstalling the app from your phone doesn't wipe your data on the company's servers. Not any more, according to The Verge. Rather...Show More Summary
In a small, inescapable space, what are the risks of coming out?
The Apple vs. Qualcomm patent fight is probably the second most important new legal confrontation between tech companies this year, with the Google vs. Uber trial being far more interesting and dramatic. But you had still better be ready for the incoming spectacle. Show More Summary
Less than a year after closing a mammoth $7.3 billion investment, Digi Chuxing Technology Co. is raising eyebrows in the venture capital world once again. The Chinese ride-sharing giant today divulged that it’s secured $5.5 billion as part of a new round that the usual anonymous sources claim values it at around $50 billion. Show More Summary
After being given the cold shoulder by a hashtag-using public, Uber has finally taken the hint and given users the ability to delete their own account. This new option — which should roll out in the next few weeks — comes in the wake of #DeleteUber, where dozens if not hundreds of users got rid of their accounts following numerous scandals. Show More Summary