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Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi to exit New York Stock Exchange and move to Hong Kong

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Global has announced plans to take its shares off the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and move its listing to Hong Kong. The firm has come under intense pressure since its US debut in July. Within days of the initial public offering (IPO) Beijing announced a crackdown on technology companies listing […]

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Uber partners with Meta to make ride-booking via WhatsApp in India

Uber wants to make booking a ride in India as easy as sending a WhatsApp message. The San Francisco-based company has partnered with Meta (FB) to launch a ride booking ability via its WhatsApp service in India, the two tech firms said in a statement on Thursday. The integration allow people to book an Uber […]

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Uber Eats users in Canada will now be able to order cannabis products on the app

Uber is making its first foray into the marijuana market, as Uber Eats users in Ontario, Canada will soon be able to order cannabis products on the app. Customers will be able to place orders in a dedicated section of the app for cannabis retailer Tokyo Smoke and then pick them up at a nearby […]

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United States sues ride-sharing service Uber for allegedly overcharging people with disabilities

The U.S Justice Department sued ride-sharing service Uber Technologies Inc over allegations of overcharging people with disabilities, and asked a federal court to order the company to comply with a federal law protecting the disabled from discrimination. The Justice Department’s lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, takes aim against an April […]

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Horrifying Video: Woman assaults Uber driver after being asked to wear a facemask

In a horrific incident, a women rider was seen assaulting an Uber driver in San Francisco, United States. The rider was seen hurling abuses, racial slurs and coughing at the driver after he asked her to wear a face mask. The rider was identified as Malaysia King. Subhakar Khadka, the Uber driver, said that he […]

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Uber riders will now have submit selfies wearing masks as proof for covering face before boarding cabs

People who ride with Uber will now have to upload photographic proof of wearing a face covering before boarding a cab. In a new policy on Tuesday , the American giant saidĀ if a driver reports to Uber that a rider wasn’t wearing a mask, the rider will have to take a selfie with one strapped […]

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Uber to cut 3,700 jobs amid coronavirus pandemic

Uber Technologies Inc will cut about 3,700 full-time jobs and Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi will forgo his base salary for the remainder of the year, the company said on Wednesday, as the COVID-19 pandemic decimates its ride-hailing business. The company said the layoffs included its customer support and recruiting teams, and expects to incur […]

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Uber to compensate drivers diagnosed with coronavirus

Uber Technologies Inc said on Saturday it will offer compensation to drivers and delivery people diagnosed with the coronavirus or placed in quarantine for up to 14 days. The company has already started compensating drivers in some markets and is planning to implement the same benefits for drivers and delivery people worldwide, it said in […]

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Zomato acquires Uber Eats India for $350 million

Food delivery startup Zomato said today that it has agreed to buy Uber Technologies Inc’s Indian food delivery business in an all-stock deal, which will give Uber a 10 percent stake in Zomato, a food delivery company backed by Alibaba’s Ant Financial. A report suggests that the deal value is estimated at around $350 million […]

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Sonam Kapoor ‘shaken’ after Uber ride in London

Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor Ahuja has warned Uber users against using the ridesharing app in London after having “the scariest experience” with a driver in the British capital. The award-winning actress, 34, daughter of “Slumdog Millionaire” star Anil Kapoor, said her driver was apparently “unstable and was yelling and shouting” during the journey. “I was […]

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After backlash Uber apologises for creating separate bathrooms for drivers and employees

An Uber office in the United States has drawn flak from netizens after an image of two adjacent bathrooms doors labeled ‘Partner’ and ’employee’ after it went viral on social media. The picture tweeted by an Uber driver Erika Betts visited the company’s Greenlight Hub office in Providence, Rhode Island where she found the segregation. […]