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Uber Introduces New ‘Quiet Mode’

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Uber introduced a new ‘Quiet Mode’ for riders who prefer silence. “If you need to respond to emails or are in the mood for a nap, make your trip a quieter one with just one tap. If you’re in the mood to chat, that’s an option too,” Uber revealed on its website. All riders have […]


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Uber Offers Apologise For Posting Racist Tweet

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Uber officially apologised on Monday (29 April) after its support Twitter account tweeted a highly offensive racist slur. The initial tweet was in response to a Twitter user complaining about Uber’s services. The apology was made via Twitter as Uber assured customers they are investigating what had happened to ensure an issue like this does […]


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Uber files for Ipo

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Ride hailing company Uber has just filed for imitial oublic offering IPO listing under the New York Stock Exchange, Uber has achieved massive growth globally and claims a roughly 70% marketshare in the U.S., but it is still very much competing with Lyft . According to Uber, it has some 91 million monthly active users […]


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Uber confirms it’s acquiring Middle East rival Careem for $3.1 billion

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Uber confirmed early Tuesday its long-rumored acquisition of Middle East ride-hailing company Careem for $3.1 billion. With this deal, Uber gets complete ownership of Careem, its Middle Eastern rival. A Reuters report said, the company would pay $1.4 billion in cash and the remaining $1.7 billion in convertible notes. The acquisition is subject to regulatory […]


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Uber Allegedly Files for IPO

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Ride hailing company Uber Technologies Inc has filed paperwork for an initial public offering, The offering could be the largest IPO next year and one of the five biggest of all time. Bankers have told Uber that the San Francisco-based company could be worth $120 billion on the public markets, people familiar with the matter […]


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Uber resumes in Abu Dhabi after 2-year suspension

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The Integrated Transport Center (ITC) at the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on Monday announced to resume Uber services in the emirate after two years of suspension. “The transport authority announced the decision after signing an agreement with Uber. “The Uber services in Abu Dhabi will be the same […]


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Uber launches US subscription service in five cities

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Ride hailing service company Uber is now offering a “Ride Pass” subscription service in five US cities, starting at $14.99 a month. Subscribers can use it to lock in consistent, low prices for any ride, anywhere in the city, any time of day, and the subscription can be auto-renewed or cancelled at any time.m The […]


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Chinese Company Bytedance Is Now the World’s Most Valuable Startup

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Chinese start up company Bytedance he toppled Uber to become world’s most valuable start up company, the company has completed a $3 billion investment that values the company at $75 billion, That’s ahead of Uber’s most recent $72 billion valuation, although the ride-hailing giant is being tipped to go public next year at a valuation […]


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Toyota invest $500 million into Uber

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Japanese Automaker Toyota will invest $500 million in Uber in a deal that values the ride-hail giant at $72 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal. Under the agreement, Toyota Sienna minivans will be equipped with Uber’s self-driving technology and then deployed on the ride-hailing company’s network, the companies said. The investment values Uber at […]


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Uber has now completed over 10 billion trips

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Ride hailing company Uber has announced it has completed 10 billion rides and deliveries last month, a year following Uber hitting its 5 billion trip milestone. Comparatively, Lyft, Uber’s U.S. competitor, completed half a billion trips last October., putting Uber over the 10 billion trip marker. The trips occurred in 21 countries on five continents […]


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Uber to add Electric scooters to its app

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Ride hailing company Uber,adding electric scooters to its stable of transportation options. According to Bloomberg, the ride-hail giant is investing in Lime in a new $335 million round of financing led by Alphabet’s venture arm, GV, that values the electric scooter company at $1.1 billion. Under the deal, Lime’s e-scooters will become available to rent […]


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Uber is working on AI to identify drunk passengers

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Uber is working on technology that could determine just how drunk passengers are when ordering a ride. According to CNN, Uber Technology Inc. filed a patent for a machine learning application that could accurately predict a user’s state of sobriety and alert the driver with this information. The patent application describes artificial intelligence that learns […]


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Warren Buffett reportedly tried to invest $3 billion in Uber

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Legendary investor, philantrophist and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffet reportedly offered to invest $3 billion in Uber, but talks between the two sides reportedly collapsed. The offer, which came earlier this year, was scrapped because the Berkshire Hathaway CEO and Uber couldn’t agree on the terms and size of the deal, “I’m a great […]


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Uber launches panic Button that helps passengers call 911

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In April, Uber announced that it would be adding a direct way for riders to call 911 within its app in an effort to boost its flagging safety reputation. Today, the company is making that new feature live and fully operational across the US. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is on a mission to repair Uber’s […]


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Uber is Set to build a flying taxi technology center in Paris

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Uber has wildly ambitious plans to send flying taxis soaring over cities, but building them will be orders of magnitude harder than anything it has ever done. As such, the company announced that it will open a Paris lab dedicated to its Elevate program called the Advanced Technologies Center in Paris (ATCP). Uber will spend […]


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Uber to Resume Self Driving Tests cars

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Uber has now announced plans to resume the tests, after stopping its self driving car tests in the wake of a fatal collision earlier this year. According to the ride sharing company’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, the tests will begin “in a few months” after revealing that Uber had been waiting for a preliminary report from […]


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Uber now lets you rate your driver before your ride is over

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Uber have began Enabling passengers to rate their trips mid-journey because people are busy and may forget to provide feedback once their journey is over. The new feature works the same as post-trip reviewing, giving riders the chance to rate, compliment, tip, and share feedback while sat awkwardly next to the person they’re judging in […]


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Uber Unveils Its Latest Flying Taxi Prototype

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still running manually.


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Uber is Now into Car Rentals

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New development


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Uber self-driving test car involved in accident resulting in pedestrian death

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A self-driving cab from an Uber test fleet struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona. The victim survived the initial accident but later died at a nearby hospital from the resulting injuries. The exact circumstances of the crash are still unclear. The Uber SUV was driving northbound, and a woman crossed in its path […]