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  • Uber to allow users to book rides through WhatsApp in India Dec 02, 2021 01:44 PM IST

    Uber to allow users to book rides through WhatsApp in India

    The service being launched this week will be available in Lucknow and then expanded to other cities, Uber has said

  • Uber to halt app in Brussels from November 26 after court ruling Nov 25, 2021 07:33 AM IST

    Uber to halt app in Brussels from November 26 after court ruling

    Uber said the decision by the Brussels Appeals Court on Wednesday will affect around 2,000 drivers, and it urged the Belgian government to quickly change taxi service laws.

  • Uber hits its 100th city milestone in India with launch in Telangana's Warangal Nov 18, 2021 12:33 PM IST

    Uber hits its 100th city milestone in India with launch in Telangana's Warangal

    Initially, it has made a range of auto and car products available on its platform in the city, it said in a statement here.

  • Uber commits Rs 100 crores towards Driver-Partner initiatives Nov 01, 2021 05:18 PM IST

    Uber commits Rs 100 crores towards Driver-Partner initiatives

    In the early days of the pandemic, Uber Care Driver Fund was created to help driver partners during the early days of the pandemic with an initial commitment of INR 25 crores from Uber

  • Deaf Uber driver, whose note for passengers was viral, wins hearts again Oct 27, 2021 05:56 PM IST

    Deaf Uber driver, whose note for passengers was viral, wins hearts again

    A passenger who got a chance to ride with Uber driver Onur Kerey, tweeted the photo of the signboard. “I have just entered the most wholesome Uber of my entire life. Big ups, Onur, absolute hero," he said.

  • Uber partners with Hertz to offer 50,000 Tesla rentals to US ride-hail drivers Oct 27, 2021 05:10 PM IST

    Uber partners with Hertz to offer 50,000 Tesla rentals to US ride-hail drivers

    Uber drivers can rent a Tesla through Hertz starting on November 1 in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Washington DC, with the program later this year expanding to cities nationwide, the ride-hail company said in a blog post.

  • Uber to roll out pension plans for UK drivers Sep 24, 2021 07:26 AM IST

    Uber to roll out pension plans for UK drivers

    In March, Uber had reclassified its more than 70,000 drivers in Britain as workers following a Supreme Court ruling. Uber had also said it would offer guaranteed entitlements, including holiday pay, a pension plan and limited minimum wage.

  • Uber forecasts first-ever adjusted profit, shares jump 7% Sep 21, 2021 04:51 PM IST

    Uber forecasts first-ever adjusted profit, shares jump 7%

    The company said last month riders returned to its platform in greater numbers in July, and that it expects the trend to continue in the coming months, together with strong food delivery orders.

  • Uber loses Dutch court fight over drivers' rights Sep 13, 2021 07:22 PM IST

    Uber loses Dutch court fight over drivers' rights

    Uber, which insists it simply provides a technical platform to link independent drivers and customers, said it would appeal the ruling.

  • COVID-19 impact | Why you might not be returning to the office until next year Sep 06, 2021 07:02 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Why you might not be returning to the office until next year

    In addition to Uber, companies including Google, Amazon, Apple and Starbucks have said they will postpone their return dates to next year.

  • SoftBank sells 45 million shares in Uber Jul 29, 2021 07:24 AM IST

    SoftBank sells 45 million shares in Uber

    Any buyer will have a 30-day lockup period, the source said. The person added that the Japanese investment giant’s motive was unrelated to the performance of Didi Global and Alibaba and SoftBank just thought it was a good time to cash out partially on its Uber stake and take some profit.

  • Competition Commission dismisses alleged unfair business practices complaint against Uber Jul 15, 2021 08:09 PM IST

    Competition Commission dismisses alleged unfair business practices complaint against Uber

    It was alleged that Uber resorted to many abusive practices with the sole intent of establishing its monopoly and eliminate otherwise equally efficient competitors from the market by way of discounts and incentives.

  • Uber to let office staff work up to half their time from anywhere: Source Jun 29, 2021 07:24 AM IST

    Uber to let office staff work up to half their time from anywhere: Source

    In one of the most flexible policies offered yet by a big U.S. tech company as the COVID-19 pandemic eases, Uber plans to say that those working in offices need to spend at least 50% of their time there.

  • Centre’s new e-commerce rules to hit MakeMyTrip, Zomato, Uber among others Jun 24, 2021 09:28 AM IST

    Centre’s new e-commerce rules to hit MakeMyTrip, Zomato, Uber among others

    Among the key amendments, the government has proposed a ban on mis-selling of goods and services offered on such platforms.

  • China’s Didi is less Grab, more Uber Jun 16, 2021 11:04 AM IST

    China’s Didi is less Grab, more Uber

    In April, the region's ride-hailing-to-delivery-to-payments group Grab unveiled plans to go public by combining with a special-purpose acquisition company.

  • Uber to hire close to 250 engineers in India to expand tech, product teams Jun 09, 2021 11:12 AM IST

    Uber to hire close to 250 engineers in India to expand tech, product teams

    The current round of hiring will strengthen the company'srider and driver growth, delivery, eats, digital payments, risk & compliance, marketplace, customer obsession, infrastructure, adtech, data, safety and finance technology teams, a Uber statement said.

  • COVID-19: Uber has given 70,000 free rides to Indians going for vaccinations May 14, 2021 12:39 PM IST

    COVID-19: Uber has given 70,000 free rides to Indians going for vaccinations

    Uber is offering free rides worth Rs 10 crore for vaccination in 34 cities, and has tied up with state authorities, central government and NGOs to help people get the jab

  • Uber announces cash incentives for vaccinating 150,000 drivers Apr 30, 2021 03:13 PM IST

    Uber announces cash incentives for vaccinating 150,000 drivers

    The company said in a statement, car, auto and Moto drivers on its platform showing valid digital vaccination certificates would be eligible for Rs 400 for each of their two Covid vaccine shots.

  • Gig workers union to complain to PM, state govts against Uber & Ola Apr 02, 2021 06:32 PM IST

    Gig workers union to complain to PM, state govts against Uber & Ola

    The union is angry because an Uber driver said he lost his job because the ride-haling app could not recognise his face after he shaved his head at Tirupati, but the company says access to the app was denied for violation of guidelines, not because of his new appearance.

  • No change warranted in FDI norms, Amazon, Flipkart tell DPIIT even as other e-tailers call for penalties for violators Mar 25, 2021 04:38 PM IST

    No change warranted in FDI norms, Amazon, Flipkart tell DPIIT even as other e-tailers call for penalties for violators

    While Amazon and Flipkart expressed their concerns with regards to a proposed change in the existing rules, companies such as Tata Cliq, Snapdeal, BigBasket and Grofers were of the view that while the policy was fine, a proper implementation was lacking, according to sources who attended the meeting.

  • Uber to give UK drivers minimum wage, pension, holiday pay Mar 17, 2021 11:20 AM IST

    Uber to give UK drivers minimum wage, pension, holiday pay

    Uber said it’s extending the benefits immediately to its more than 70,000 drivers in the UK Drivers will earn at least the minimum wage, which currently stands at 8.72 pounds ($12.12), after accepting a trip request and expenses, and will still be able to earn more.

  • Woman arrested in San Francisco assault on Uber driver Mar 14, 2021 08:50 AM IST

    Woman arrested in San Francisco assault on Uber driver

    A video then shows the women in the back seat berating Subhakar Khadka, using profanities while the car is stopped on the shoulder of a highway.

  • Uber sees demand bounce back in India, plans to accelerate hiring Mar 09, 2021 11:56 AM IST

    Uber sees demand bounce back in India, plans to accelerate hiring

    Ride-hailing company wants to leverage talent in India to build tech solutions that power its operations around the world

  • Uber loses UK Supreme Court fight, must classify drivers as workers Feb 19, 2021 05:12 PM IST

    Uber loses UK Supreme Court fight, must classify drivers as workers

    A key point in the Supreme Court's ruling is that Uber has to consider its drivers "workers" from the time they log on to the app, until they log off.

  • SoftBank Group sells Uber shares worth $2 billion Jan 12, 2021 12:45 PM IST

    SoftBank Group sells Uber shares worth $2 billion

    An affiliate of SoftBank's Vision Fund sold 38 million shares for $53.46 apiece, according to a US stock filing on Uber's website, though it still remains the firm's main shareholder, with a 10 percent stake worth about $10 billion.

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