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NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance could back TikTok's business, and more

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.

NewsBytes Tech Briefing: Zoom's video-conference device, unified Gmail, and more

16 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Tech Briefing: Zoom's video-conference device, unified Gmail, and more

Along with the massive hack of high profile Twitter accounts, a lot has happened in the world of technology in the last 24 hours.

Coronavirus hoax viral on WhatsApp; claims garlic can cure disease

18 Feb 2020

Coronavirus hoax viral on WhatsApp; claims garlic can cure disease

Adding to the growing threat of a coronavirus outbreak, a false cure is being circulated on the messaging app WhatsApp.

Uber, Lyft drivers make a median hourly profit of $3.37

04 Mar 2018

Uber, Lyft drivers make a median hourly profit of $3.37

According to a study published by the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Uber and Lyft drivers in the US earn a median profit of $3.37 per hour before taxes, with 74% of drivers earning lesser than the minimum wage standard set in the state where they operate.

Uber-SoftBank deal in trouble? Could invest in Lyft, says SoftBank-CEO

06 Nov 2017

Uber-SoftBank deal in trouble? Could invest in Lyft, says SoftBank-CEO

At a time when SoftBank's investment in Uber is expected to be finalized, the Japanese conglomerate has hinted it could still change its mind over the costly deal.

Lyft raises an impressive $1bn from Google's CapitalG

20 Oct 2017

Lyft raises an impressive $1bn from Google's CapitalG

Ride-hailing app Lyft has raised funding of $1bn led by Google's venture arm CapitalG, taking its valuation to $11bn.

Biggest issue of self-driving taxis: How to clean riders' puke?

20 Jul 2017

Biggest issue of self-driving taxis: How to clean riders' puke?

Not very far in the future, fully-autonomous taxis will have become a reality, offering faster and cheaper services.

Tech companies introduce product updates to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month

26 Jun 2017

Tech companies introduce product updates to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month

To commemorate the LGBTQ Pride Month, tech companies in Silicon Valley are showing their support to the cause by introducing small, quirky updates to their products.

Jaguar Land Rover supplies $25mn, cars and tech to Lyft

12 Jun 2017

Jaguar Land Rover supplies $25mn, cars and tech to Lyft

Ride-hailing company Lyft recently raised a massive $600mn, including $25mn from Jaguar Land Rover.

Lyft signs its third partnership with a self-driving tech firm

06 Jun 2017

Lyft signs its third partnership with a self-driving tech firm

Ride-hailing company Lyft announced a new partnership with Boston-based autonomous self-driving car start-up NuTonomy with the aim of eventually putting thousands of autonomous, on-demand vehicles on the road.

Uber spied on rival Lyft's drivers

15 Apr 2017

Uber spied on rival Lyft's drivers

In fresh trouble for Uber, it was revealed that the company secretly tracked rival Lyft's drivers through a programme called 'Hell'.

Lyft raises $600 million: How much is it worth now?

13 Apr 2017

Lyft raises $600 million: How much is it worth now?

San Francisco-based ride-services firm Lyft has raised $600mn in a fresh funding round, fuelling the company's growth.

Uber: Head of communications of embattled company resigns

12 Apr 2017

Uber: Head of communications of embattled company resigns

In a setback to embattled Uber, its Head of Communications Rachel Whetstone announced her departure from the company. No reason was quoted.

Uber President hired for damage control, quits

19 Mar 2017

Uber President hired for damage control, quits

Uber President Jeff Jones, hired seven months ago to rejig the firm's reputation has left.

Study finds Uber and Lyft guilty of racial discrimination

02 Nov 2016

Study finds Uber and Lyft guilty of racial discrimination

A recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research revealed that ride-hailing start-ups Lyft and Uber have problems of racial discrimination.