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Uber Raises London Prices By 10 Percent Amidst Driver Shortage

Uber raises London prices by 10 percent amidst a shortage of 200,000 drivers and a surge in demand since the…

2 weeks ago

Uber To Offer 50,000 Tesla Cars To Drivers

Mammoth Hertz deal to purchase 100,000 Tesla’s electric vehicles, will allow Uber to offer a Tesla for rent to its…

1 month ago

Uber Sued In UK Over Alleged Facial Recognition Bias

Coloured drivers and couriers allege Uber's facial recognition system failed to effectively identify people of colour, or those with a…

2 months ago

Uber CEO: Governments, Not Companies, Should Push Vaccinations

Boss of ride hailing firm explains reasoning behind why Uber office staff must have vaccinations, but not its fleet of…

4 months ago

Chinese Ride-Hailing Giant Did Chuxing Files For US IPO

World's second-biggest ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing files to go public in US, in what could be biggest Chinese US listing…

6 months ago

Uber Recognises GMB Trade Union In Historic Move

Another noteworthy gig economy change. Months after Uber granted British drivers workers rights, the firm recognises GMB trade union

6 months ago

Uber Seeks To Calm Investor Jitters Over US Regulatory Threat

Uber shares fall after company discloses first costs in reclassifying UK drivers, while US administration promises review of contractor issue

7 months ago

Toyota Buys Lyft’s Autonomous Car Unit for $550m

Japanese car maker Toyota acquires the autonomous vehicle division of ride-hailing firm Lyft, after four years of development

7 months ago

Deliveroo Flop Raises Questions For London Tech IPOs

Questions raised over Deliveroo pricing strategy after biggest London IPO in a decade delivers biggest flop in recent memory

8 months ago

Uber Ordered To Pay $1.1m To Disabled Passenger

Uber found legally liable for discrimination against drivers' discrimination against blind passenger and her guide dog, in spite of contractor…

8 months ago

Uber Agrees To Minimum Wage, Holiday Pay After Court Ruling

Major development for gig economy after Uber agrees to minimum wage, holiday pay and pensions for its 'self-employed' drivers

9 months ago

UK Court Rules Uber Drivers Are Workers

UK Supreme Court rules Uber drivers are workers, not self employed contractors, in major intervention in the British 'gig economy'

10 months ago

UK Regulator To Probe Uber Purchase Of Autocab

Uber's attempt to purchase British rival Autocab is being officially investigated by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)

10 months ago

Trump Pardons Former Google Engineer Anthony Levandowski

Engineer who stole self-driving car secrets from Google's Waymo division, receives pardon from outgoing US President Donald Trump

11 months ago

California Approves Gig Economy ‘Contractor’ Vote

Blow for state legislators. Californians have voted to allow gig workers to remain as 'contractors', and not be classified as…

1 year ago

Uber, Lyft Ordered To Classify California Drivers As Employees

Landmark ruling for gig economy? Californian Appeals Court orders ride hailing firms Uber and Lyft to classify their drivers as…

1 year ago

Uber Wins Appeal Against London Ban

Setback for TfL and also London mayor Sadiq Khan, after court upholds appeal by ride-hailing firm Uber against London ban

1 year ago

Uber Safety Driver Charged With Homicide Over Fatal Crash

Backup safety driver involved in autonomous driving test in Arizona that killed a pedestrian is charged with negligent homicide

1 year ago

Uber Pledges Electric Only Rides By 2030

Firm pledges to rid itself of combustion engine powered vehicles in US and Europe by 2030, and will be zero-emission…

1 year ago

Former Uber Security Chief Charged For Data Breach Cover-Up

Uber's former security boss, Joe Sullivan, charged by US DoJ for covering up 2016 data breach, that was exposed a…

1 year ago

Uber, Lyft Granted Emergency Injunction By California Court

Gig economy development. No California shutdown yet for Uber and Lyft, after court grants emergency injunction over worker status

1 year ago

Uber Will Close Down In California After Court Ruling, CEO Warns

Court ruling to classify Uber and Lyft drivers as employees means Uber and Lyft will probably shut down temporarily in…

1 year ago

Uber, Lyft Drivers Classified As Employees, Judge Rules

Gig economy change. Judge in California rules drivers for Uber and Lyft are employees, and not freelancers or contractors

1 year ago

Uber Delivery Business Doubles As Ride-Hailing Slump Continues

Uber Eats revenues up 103 percent year-on-year, while Uber ride-hailing trips remain down 75 percent with gradual recovery driven by…

1 year ago

Uber Expands UK Reach With Autocab Buy

Amid consolidation in the taxi sector caused by Coronavirus lockdown, Uber purchases British rival Autocab for undisclosed amount

1 year ago

Former Google Executive Sentenced To 18 Months Prison For IP Theft

Former senior executive at Google’s self-driving car project sentenced to 18 months in prison for large trade secret theft

1 year ago

Instacart Sues Uber’s Cornershop Over Intellectual Property Theft

Uber-owned Cornershop allegedly stole storefront images and pricing data for thousands of products as it launched in the US, says…

1 year ago

Uber Rolls Out Flat Hourly Rate In Some US Cities

Uber expands flat-rate feature, already available in some European cities, to the US to help riders carry out essential trips…

2 years ago

Uber Passenger Says Price-Fixing Arbitrator Acted Out Of ‘Fear’

Uber passenger asks court to reopen price-fixing lawsuit against the company, saying arbitrator who ruled in Uber's favour feared for…

2 years ago

Uber To Cut Quarter Of Workforce In Profitability Drive

Company is to focus on core businesses of ride-sharing and food delivery and shutter job hunting, start-up incubator and AI…

2 years ago