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  • Uber asks its India drivers to ensure rear seatbelts in their cars work Sep 20, 2022 04:27 PM IST

    Uber asks its India drivers to ensure rear seatbelts in their cars work

    The move comes amid a growing road-safety push in India, the world's fourth-largest car market.

  • Uber says Lapsus$-linked hacker responsible for breach Sep 20, 2022 06:56 AM IST

    Uber says Lapsus$-linked hacker responsible for breach

    Uber said the attacker had not accessed any user accounts and the databases that store sensitive user information such as credit card numbers, bank account or trip details.

  • Ola to lay off at least 200 employees across software teams Sep 19, 2022 09:29 AM IST

    Ola to lay off at least 200 employees across software teams

    Many of these employees are believed to have been working on different aspects of the Ola app. The move comes against the backdrop of declining sales of the Ola Electric scooter.

  • The Tech Weekender | Top news from the world of technology this week Sep 17, 2022 03:45 PM IST

    The Tech Weekender | Top news from the world of technology this week

    iPhone 14 models go on sale, Motorola flagship launched in India, Uber hacked, and more.

  • Uber investigating computer network breach Sep 16, 2022 07:05 AM IST

    Uber investigating computer network breach

    An Uber spokesman told the Times that it was investigating the breach and contacting law enforcement officials.

  • Cab aggregators need to set transparent policy on surge price revenue sharing: CCI Sep 09, 2022 08:14 PM IST

    Cab aggregators need to set transparent policy on surge price revenue sharing: CCI

    On description and calculation of fares, CCI has recommended that companies publish the break-up of total fare so as to appropriately reflect the surge component in the invoice generated on the App and sent to the riders and drivers.

  • Travis Kalanick expands ‘dark kitchens’ venture across Latin America Sep 07, 2022 04:28 PM IST

    Travis Kalanick expands ‘dark kitchens’ venture across Latin America

    Uber co-founder has been snapping up local rivals as part of a push to quietly build new empire

  • Big tech officials to appear before Parliamentary panel on August 23 Aug 22, 2022 07:56 AM IST

    Big tech officials to appear before Parliamentary panel on August 23

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance has been looking into various aspects of competition in the marketplace, especially concerning technology giants.

  • Uber of buses: Delhi govt issues draft policy paper to privatise inter-city bus transportation Aug 20, 2022 01:33 PM IST

    Uber of buses: Delhi govt issues draft policy paper to privatise inter-city bus transportation

    Only electric and CNG buses can ply under the scheme initially and electric buses after January 1, 2024, as per the draft policy paper.

  • Bengaluru Uber driver’s heartwarming gesture for exhausted passenger Aug 19, 2022 08:28 PM IST

    Bengaluru Uber driver’s heartwarming gesture for exhausted passenger

    An Uber driver from Bengaluru went the metaphorical extra mile for an exhausted passenger, winning hearts on his way to social media stardom.

  • Social media was a CEO’s bullhorn, and how he lured women Aug 19, 2022 02:55 PM IST

    Social media was a CEO’s bullhorn, and how he lured women

    Dan Price had propelled himself to an unlikely position for the head of a 110-person payment processing company when he told his employees that he was raising their minimum pay to $70,000

  • A golden age of consumer convenience is passing Aug 12, 2022 04:38 PM IST

    A golden age of consumer convenience is passing

    The multiyear summer of cheap and easy consumer convenience looks for now to be a thing of the past

  • A potential Uber-Ola merger would first have to address the viability of their business  Aug 05, 2022 10:15 AM IST

    A potential Uber-Ola merger would first have to address the viability of their business 

    Reports say an industry disruptor and its India clone may be headed for a merger as a panacea for their financial woes. If they do go ahead with the plan it would need to turn the conventional wisdom of two donkeys not being equal to a horse on its head

  • Uber exits Zomato, sells entire 7.78% stake Aug 03, 2022 07:14 PM IST

    Uber exits Zomato, sells entire 7.78% stake

    The company sold 61.22 crore shares at a price of Rs 50.44 per share via a block deal, as per the data shared by BSE.

  • Zomato claws back some ground in wake of giant block deals Aug 03, 2022 09:24 AM IST

    Zomato claws back some ground in wake of giant block deals

    The stock briefly erased all its losses to hit a high of Rs 55.95. At 9.40 am, the scrip was trading at Rs 54.25 on BSE, down 2.4 percent from its previous close of Rs 55.60.

  • Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says company is focused on profitability this year Aug 03, 2022 07:32 AM IST

    Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says company is focused on profitability this year

    “The business is really hitting on all cylinders,” Khosrowshahi said in an interview to Bloomberg Television after the company reported results that beat analysts’ estimates.

  • Uber lost $707 million on its Zomato investment in H12022 Aug 02, 2022 06:46 PM IST

    Uber lost $707 million on its Zomato investment in H12022

    Uber currently holds 7.78% in Zomato.

  • Uber Eats in focus as inflation-hit consumers rethink ordering in Aug 01, 2022 10:58 PM IST

    Uber Eats in focus as inflation-hit consumers rethink ordering in

    The slowdown could dampen any boost from a rebound in Uber's mainstay ride-hailing business that has been benefiting from the reopening of offices and a surge in travel globally.

  • 'Absolute rubbish': Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal denies report of merger talks with Uber Jul 29, 2022 10:41 PM IST

    'Absolute rubbish': Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal denies report of merger talks with Uber

    Denying the report that claimed that Aggarwal met Uber executives in San Francisco recently to discuss a merger, he said: “We’re very profitable and growing well..."

  • Delhi Uber driver’s honest reason for turning down a ride has Twitter in splits Jul 25, 2022 01:14 PM IST

    Delhi Uber driver’s honest reason for turning down a ride has Twitter in splits

    Ria Kasliwal, from Delhi, shared a screenshot of the exchange she had with her Uber driver on Thursday.

  • Goa govt firm on starting app-based cab services: Minister Jul 20, 2022 10:52 AM IST

    Goa govt firm on starting app-based cab services: Minister

    The private taxi operators have been opposing the app-based cab services, claiming it will destabilise their business. Godinho said the taxi operators were opposing the government’s decision every time (it plans to introduce the app-based service).

  • The Uber saga: The corrosive powers of maverick founders Jul 15, 2022 09:14 AM IST

    The Uber saga: The corrosive powers of maverick founders

    The likes of Travis Kalanick, Adam Neumann and Elon Musk don’t look back, even if it is to consider the consequences of the actions they have initiated

  • Uber driver will be able to see trip destination before accepting ride Jul 14, 2022 08:07 PM IST

    Uber driver will be able to see trip destination before accepting ride

    The move follows feedback that the ride-hailing app received from its National Driver Advisory Council which was launched in March 2022 to facilitate a two-way dialogue between Uber and drivers across six metro cities to address key issues.

  • Online cab booking | Why finding a cab is a nightmare now Jul 14, 2022 08:02 AM IST

    Online cab booking | Why finding a cab is a nightmare now

    Many drivers said the rise in commissions payable to ride-hailing platforms and higher fuel costs, among other expenses, have made it impossible for them to survive in the once-lucrative profession.

  • Mark MacGann: The Uber whistleblower who exposed company’s illegal tactics Jul 12, 2022 11:45 AM IST

    Mark MacGann: The Uber whistleblower who exposed company’s illegal tactics

    One day after a massive exposé revealed Uber’s illegal tactics, Mark MacGann, a former top lobbyist for the cab hailing giant, came forward to identify himself as the source of the leak.

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