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06 Dec 2019


Shocking! Uber kept separate bathrooms for drivers and 'employees'

After being embroiled in thousands of cases of sexual assault by their drivers, Uber is facing flak for another critical issue - discrimination.

12 Nov 2019

Donald Trump

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.

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.

17 Sep 2019


Ranu Mondal repeat? This Uber driver's singing is breaking Internet

Days after Ranu Mondal's singing video broke the Internet, a similar video of an Uber driver from Lucknow named Vinod has left netizens in awe.

15 Sep 2019


Indian researcher discloses Uber bug, bags Rs. 4.6 lakh reward

An Indian security researcher has bagged a cash reward of $6,500 (approximately Rs. 4.6 lakh) from Uber Technologies Inc.

29 Aug 2019


Engineer, who created church to worship AI, stole AI-related secrets

Just recently, an AI engineer by the name Anthony Levandowski started a church worshipping AI - The Way of The Future.

05 Aug 2019


Soon, government will define operational rules for Ola, Uber

The Indian government is planning to set some ground rules for cab aggregators like Ola and Uber.

11 Jul 2019


Kolkata: Actress 'dragged out' of Uber, threatened; driver arrested

In a troublesome incident, a popular Bengali actress was recently abused, threatened and thrown out of the Uber cab which she had booked to reach her shoot location.

05 Jul 2019


Mumbai rains: Cab rides become as costly as Goa flights

The troubles of Mumbaikars do not seem to end anytime soon, with the incessant rains making life difficult (and utterly costly), of late.

19 Jun 2019


Kolkata: Former Miss India Universe narrates how she was harassed

You can live in one of the poshest localities of a city, but that doesn't guarantee your safety. And if you think the police will help you, you could be mistaken.

07 Jun 2019


Soon, Uber will offer quick helicopter rides: Details here

Back in 2015, ride-hailing giant Ola played a witty April Fools' Day prank by announcing OLA Air - helicopter rides for metro cities.

30 May 2019


Now, Uber will ban riders with poor ratings: Here's how

Uber has long been penalizing its drivers for low ratings stemming from poor behavior or misconduct.

13 May 2019

Travis Kalanick

Uber's employee, now a billionaire, was hired through a tweet

Ryan Graves is today the founder and CEO of investment firm Saltwater Capital, and a very rich man. According to Forbes, Graves' net worth is around $1.5 billion (Rs. 10,490 crore).

19 Feb 2019


Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal invests Rs. 650cr in Ola

Indian ride-hailing start-up Ola is currently in the midst of an ongoing financing round and, in a major boost, has received Rs. 650cr (around $92mn) from Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal.

Now, Uber is working on self-driving scooters, bikes: Details here

We all are aware of Uber's ambitions to bring autonomous vehicles into the market.

07 Jan 2019


Uber driver's bullet-ridden body found in outer Delhi

Two men, including a 21-year-old cab driver, were allegedly shot dead and their bodies dumped beside the Nangloi-Najafgarh road in Baprola area of outer Delhi's Ranhola, police said today.

18 Dec 2018


Scooter-sharing platform Vogo raises $100mn from Ola

Bengaluru-based dockless scooter renting platform Vogo has raised a whopping $100mn from Indian ride-hailing giants Ola.

14 Dec 2018


Mumbai: Uber driver masturbates in front of woman passenger

A trip in Uber on Wednesday turned horrific for a female passenger in Mumbai after the driver masturbated in front of her.

12 Dec 2018


US man receives dirty underwear along with Uber Eats delivery

Who doesn't love unintentional surprise gifts? Be it a Rs. 100 note from your jeans' back pocket, or free dessert from a restaurant, we all love receiving such little surprises.

12 Dec 2018


Now, use Uber's 'Spotlight' to find your cab: Here's how

Popular ride-hailing service Uber is introducing a new set of features to expedite the pick-up process in India.

19 Nov 2018


Ola, Uber drivers on strike in Mumbai: Details here

With many Ola and Uber drivers on strike, thousands of Mumbaikars, on Monday, woke up to commuting troubles.

17 Oct 2018

Crime Against Women

US: Indian-origin Uber driver charged with kidnapping woman passenger

An Indian-origin man working as an Uber driver has been charged with kidnapping in a US court after he allegedly groped a female passenger and dropped her several miles away from her destination.

29 Sep 2018


Uber users can now pay via Google Pay, earn cashback

Google's dedicated payments platform, Google Pay, has now been integrated with Uber, giving the ride-hailing service's customers an additional payment option to use.

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.

07 Aug 2018


Ola expands to the UK to fight Uber internationally

Not to be outdone or intimidated by international ride-hailing giant Uber, Ola has decided to take the fight beyond India, its home-ground, to Europe.

18 Jul 2018


Mumbai: Uber driver threatens to assault woman, she files complaint

Akancha Srivastava, a noted speaker and cyber safety expert, narrated her upsetting experience with Uber on Twitter, and it once again raises concerns about women safety in the country.

14 Jul 2018


Bengaluru: 30-year-old man beaten badly by Uber driver

People often opt for established ride-hailing services for added safety.

10 Jul 2018


Mumbai: In 'kaali-peeli' style, more Ola-Uber drivers keep refusing rides

The trend of Ola and Uber drivers refusing rides is slowly going northward. After they failed Chennai last year during monsoons, it's now Mumbai's turn.

25 Jun 2018


Mumbai horror: Journalist physically attacked by another woman in Uber

Journalist Ushnota Paul took to Twitter, a short while ago, to narrate her ordeal of being harassed by a female passenger in Uber, in broad daylight in Mumbai's Lower Parel.

19 Jun 2018


Google kills feature which allowed Uber booking via Google Maps

Google has silently pulled the plug on a feature that allowed Android users to book Uber cabs directly from Google Maps.

14 Jun 2018

Crime Against Women

Women may be able to choose co-passengers in Ola, Uber

The Center is likely to direct taxi aggregators, mainly Ola and Uber, to introduce 'exclusive women pooling' option for its female passengers, in the wake of multiple incidents of assault.

Uber may soon be able to identify drunk passengers

If you're an Uber driver, drunk people aren't fun to deal with.

12 Jun 2018


Uber launches Uber Lite, a 5MB app for India

Uber already sees around 75 million riders per month, and around 15 million rides a day.

07 Jun 2018


To combat crimes, Uber tells users how to be proactive

In wake of rising crime incidents, Uber has asked its customers to stay alert and follow some precautionary measures.

02 Jun 2018

Delhi Police

5 points to know when you book an Ola/Uber cab

There is no doubt about the fact that Ola and Uber have made our lives a lot easy. One no longer needs to hunt down cabs and bargain on taxi prices.

24 May 2018

San Francisco

Uber closes self-driving car testing operations in Arizona

Uber has permanently shut down its self-driving car testing program in Arizona, US, and as a result, laid off about 300 employees working at the location, most of them being test drivers or "vehicle operators."

13 May 2018


Forget Ola-Uber, Mumbai's S3 Cabs brings women drivers for safety!

The newest cab-aggregator in Mumbai, S3 Cabs, seems to have brought a range of progressive changes with it.

10 May 2018


Uber expands partnership with NASA to develop flying taxis

Uber has signed a second Space Act Agreement with NASA to get help on its ambitious flying taxi project Elevate.

08 May 2018

San Francisco

Cause of Uber's autonomous car hitting (and killing) pedestrian found

Earlier in March, an autonomous Uber car, while being tested in Arizona, hit a woman crossing the street.

05 May 2018


New player in Mumbai takes away 700 Ola, Uber drivers

A major setback awaits Ola and Uber in Mumbai.