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09 Sep 2023

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Uber might let you hire local workers for various tasks

Uber is reportedly testing a new "Chore" option, allowing users to hire workers for various jobs through its app, reported Bloomberg, after discovering a snippet of code within its iPhone app.

06 Jul 2023


Uber overcharges American couple, slaps $30k for a $55 ride

A conversion mixup ruined a woman's vacation in Costa Rica.

22 Jun 2023

Dara Khosrowshahi

Uber to fire 200 employees in quest of profitability

A few months ago, Uber's CEO said the company was not considering firing anyone. The company changed its stance when it axed staffers from Uber Freight.

2-wheeler taxi ban in Delhi to continue after SC ruling

The two-wheeler taxi ban in Delhi will continue for the time being, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday.

23 Mar 2023


This Indian researcher earned Rs. 4.6L for detecting Uber's bug

Founder of a cyber security firm and an ethical hacker by profession, Anand Prakash was paid about Rs. 4.6 lakh reward by global ride-hailing giant Uber for giving information about a bug in the app in 2019.

03 Mar 2023

Delhi Police

Delhi: Woman journalist accuses Uber driver of harassment; shares video

The Delhi Police is looking for an Uber auto driver who allegedly harassed a female journalist during a ride to Malviya Nagar, reported ANI.

23 Feb 2023

Dara Khosrowshahi

Uber's 'rigorous' performance review system could see employees getting fired

Uber is not planning broad layoffs. However, the company's performance review process, which is going to be "even more rigorous," might result in some employees getting fired.

28 Dec 2022


Urban Company best for gig workers; Ola, Uber score zero

With the emergence of the digital platform economy in India, gig workers have grown in demand. However, it seems that these workers are yet to enjoy fair pay and good work conditions.

08 Dec 2022


Uber launches robotaxi service using fleet of Hyundai IONIQ 5

Taking the driverless experience to a whole new level, ride-hailing giant Uber has launched a Level Four autonomous taxi service in Las Vegas, United States.

21 Oct 2022

Electric Vehicles

Uber introduces electric cabs in parts of Delhi-NCR

Leading mobility service Uber has kick-started its 'Electric' program in India. Zero-emission cab rides are now available in some parts of Delhi-NCR region.

18 Oct 2022


In Canada, you can now order cannabis through Uber Eats

Get marijuana delivered to your doorstep through Uber Eats. No, this is not the musing of a pothead.

20 Sep 2022

Electric Vehicles

Uber plans to go all-electric for its fleet by 2030

US-based ride-hailing company Uber is planning for an EV-only fleet from 2030 in various international markets.

05 Aug 2022


#NewsBytesExplainer: Why are investors like Uber, Tiger Global quitting Zomato

Zomato has been going through a series of crests and troughs over the last few weeks.

04 Aug 2022


Delhi-NCR folks can book Uber rides via WhatsApp: Here's how

Uber has some exciting news for riders in the Delhi-NCR region. Users can now book cabs, auto rickshaws, and bikes through WhatsApp in Hindi and English.

11 Jul 2022


Uber Files: Inside the ride-hailing firm's questionable tactics in India

An investigation of a leaked data dump called "Uber Files" has revealed damning details about how the ride-hailing service used unethical means for business expansion worldwide, including in India.

12 Apr 2022


Uber hikes Delhi-NCR fares by 12% over rising fuel prices

Cab hailing service Uber increased its fares in Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region) by 12% on Monday amid a fuel price hike.

28 Aug 2021


Does Uber hike ride prices when you're low on battery?

Over the years, suspicions have grown about whether or not ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft hike fares if your phone's battery is low.

26 May 2021


Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Uber co-founder in 'Super Pumped'

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been tapped to portray Travis Kalanick, first CEO and co-founder of the ride-sharing app Uber, in an anthology television series.

20 Mar 2021


Uber passenger who assaulted driver faces up to 16-years prison

An Uber passenger, who coughed at and assaulted a San Francisco-based driver of the cab service, could face up to 16 years in prison.

12 Mar 2021


Uber, Lyft join hands to compile database of violent drivers

Rival ride hailing services Uber and Lyft have teamed up to create a database of drivers who've been accused of sexual assault and other crimes.

SC says Ola and Uber not acting as a cartel

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court refused to meddle with orders passed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLAT), in connection to cab aggregators Ola and Uber.

08 Oct 2020


Uber to add 1,000 electric cars to its India fleet

Uber is moving to make mobility in India cleaner with a shift to electric vehicles.

2 lakh Ola, Uber drivers go on strike in Delhi-NCR

Nearly two lakh drivers of cab aggregator services Ola and Uber in the Delhi-NCR region have decided to go on strike starting Tuesday.

26 Aug 2020


Uber launches 'Auto rentals' in India

In a bid to revive its pandemic-hit business, ride-hailing giant Uber has launched 'auto rentals' in India.

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.

07 Aug 2020


How Silicon Valley's star engineer earned himself 18-months prison time?

Anthony Levandowski was once Silicon Valley's most sought-after engineer, all thanks to his enviable resume. This week, he fell from grace and was handed over eighteen months of prison time by a court in the United States for stealing trade secrets from Google.

02 Aug 2020


#TechBytes: Weird technologies that can protect you from COVID-19

In a span of six months, COVID-19 has turned the whole world upside down.

30 Jul 2020


Former Waymo engineer may get 27 months' prison time

Anthony Levandowski, the engineer who co-founded Google's self-driving car program - now known as Waymo, could get 27 months of prison time.

17 Jul 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: FBI probes Twitter hack; Netflix gets new CEO

In the last few hours, several developments have been reported from the world of technology.

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 Jun 2020


Amazon's next big ambition? A fleet of AI-controlled self-driving cars

After Alphabet's Waymo, Tesla, and Uber, online shopping giant Amazon is stepping into the field of autonomous vehicles.

26 May 2020

Dara Khosrowshahi

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.

18 May 2020

Uber India

How Uber plans to resume operations safely in India

The fourth phase of India's lockdown has started with a particular focus on keeping the public safe while allowing select business activities like cabs and e-commerce deliveries.

18 May 2020


Amid COVID-19, Swiggy lays off 1,100 employees

The economic fallout of COVID-19 continues to hit salaried employees, in a way no one could have imagined a few months ago.

15 May 2020


Amid COVID-19, Zomato decides to fire 13% of its workforce

The economic fallout of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has started trickling down to salaried employees.

14 May 2020


Uber fired over 3,500 employees in a 3-minute Zoom call

In a major shocker, Uber has fired more than 3,500 of its employees in customer service, recruitment through a Zoom call that lasted just over three minutes.

04 May 2020


COVID-19: Uber's new tech will ensure drivers wear protective masks

Uber has resumed operations in select Indian cities.

04 May 2020


Uber begins operations in green and orange zones across India

After keeping operations suspended for over a month, ride-hailing giant Uber has begun operations in select cities and districts across India.

Lockdown 3.0 begins: Know what's allowed and what's not

The coronavirus necessitated lockdown, which started pan-India on March 25, entered its second extension today. The extension, announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs last week, will remain in place till May 17.

14 Apr 2020


'Ola Emergency' launched for hospital runs amid COVID-19 outbreak

As India goes into the second phase of the lockdown enforced to combat the spread of COVID-19, Ola is lending a helping hand to the public.

23 Mar 2020


Amid lockdown, Ola, Uber suspend services till March 31

In the wake of the lockdown imposed by the Delhi government, ride-hailing giants Ola and Uber have suspended their services in the state.

18 Mar 2020


Despite COVID-19, Ola, Uber car-pooling remains available in India

As coronavirus continues to wreak havoc around the world and begins to show its impact on India, people are being advised to maintain social distance to avoid potential cases of community spread.

24 Jan 2020


Not feeling safe on a date? Use Tinder's 'panic' button

Tinder has grown into one of the biggest dating platforms, with millions shelling out money to use the service.

21 Jan 2020


Zomato just bought UberEats in India: Details here

As previously expected, restaurant discovery and food delivery giant Zomato has purchased the food delivery business of Uber, aka UberEats, in India.

16 Jan 2020


Sonam Kapoor had the "scariest experience" with Uber in London

Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, who keeps shuttling between Mumbai and London, on Thursday took to Twitter to share that she had the "scariest experience" while traveling in an Uber cab in London.

11 Jan 2020


Zomato raises $150 million from Ant Financial: Details here

Gurugram-based food-tech unicorn Zomato has raised $150 million in a corporate round of funding led by existing investor Ant Financial.

10 Jan 2020


Uber launches new safety features for Indian users (finally!)

In a major move, ride-hailing giant Uber has launched a bunch of new features to boost the safety of its riders and drivers in India.

08 Jan 2020


CES 2020: Hyundai unveils flying taxis for Uber's Elevate project

At the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show, where tech giants like Sony are surprising us with concept cars, traditional carmakers are aiming for the skies. Literally!

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.