13 Aug 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance could back TikTok's business, and more
In the updates since last night, TikTok's parent company ByteDance was reported to have approached Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries for a potential investment in the video service's India business.
04 Jul 2020
Uber is planning to shift engineering jobs to India
After laying off 25% of its workforce, or about 600 employees, in India, ride-hailing giant Uber is looking to create jobs in the country.
26 May 2020
Uber India fires 25% of its workforce: Details here
In another blow to the salaried section, Uber India has laid off 600 employees or nearly a quarter of its workforce in the country.
16 Dec 2019
Zomato may buy UberEats's India business
The India business of UberEats, the food delivery service operated by ride-hailing giant Uber, is likely to be sold to Zomato, its arch-rival in the country.
12 Nov 2019
Uber CEO calls Jamal Khashoggi's murder "mistake", apologizes after outrage
Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered last year, inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul. His murder, allegedly ordered by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, sparked outrage and showed dissenting voices are shut.
22 Oct 2019
Soon, Uber will let you book Delhi Metro tickets
In a major move, ride-hailing giant Uber has launched a new 'Public Transport' mode to help Indians plan their commute.
13 Sep 2018
Uber is getting a new look as part of rebranding
Following myriad troubles, Uber, over the past year, has been trying to convince its customers that it has turned over a new leaf.
10 Apr 2018
Uber acquires dockless bike-sharing start-up JUMP for $200 million
Uber has acquired dockless bike-sharing start-up JUMP for an undisclosed amount of money. However, some reports suggested that the deal was finalized at a price closer to $200 million.
26 Mar 2018
Uber exits South-East Asia, selling its operations to rival Grab
After exiting China and Russia, Uber Inc. is now selling its South-East Asia operations including ride-share and food delivery business to regional rival Grab.
09 Mar 2018
Uber signs Virat Kohli as India brand ambassador
Uber has signed on celebrity cricketer Virat Kohli as its brand ambassador in India, the first time it has appointed one in Asia Pacific.
23 Feb 2018
Flying cars isn't the solution to traffic congestion: Elon Musk
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said flying cars is not a good solution to the problem of traffic congestion.
10 Feb 2018
Waymo, Uber mutually settle trade secret lawsuit mid-trial
The trade secret lawsuit between ride-hailing company Uber and Google's self-driving car spin-off Waymo has reached a settlement.
17 Dec 2017
Uber stole rivals' secrets and used undercover agents, says letter
It seems that Uber's legal battle with Alphabet-owned self-driving company Waymo has reached a critical point.
22 Nov 2017
Uber paid hackers $100,000; concealed data stolen of 57mn users
Uber is facing another PR nightmare. It has emerged that the company concealed a massive data breach affecting 57mn users/riders for a whole year.
01 Sep 2017
Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi promises big changes
It looks like Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is shaking things up for the better.
30 Aug 2017
The rise of Iranian-Americans in the tech industry
The appointment of long time Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi as the new Uber CEO underscores a larger phenomena happening in America for some time now - the rise of Iranian-Americans in the tech industry.
28 Aug 2017
Uber chooses Expedia's Dara Khosrowshahi as its new CEO
Uber has, reportedly, chosen Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi as its new chief executive.