Posts Tagged ‘Uber’

Here’s Arianna Huffington’s memo to Uber employees about the investigation she’s helping lead

Here’s Arianna Huffington’s memo to Uber employees about the investigation she’s helping lead

Uber is still reeling after the explosive allegations of sexual harassment and a toxic work culture that surfaced over the weekend. The company and its CEO Travis Kalanick are simultaneously in damage control and investigation modes, holding an emotional all-hands meeting and putting together a group to review the problems at Uber, led by...

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Uber CEO says self-driving cars won’t replace human drivers in the near term

Uber CEO says self-driving cars won’t replace human drivers in the near term

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says his company’s efforts to automate vehicles is an “existential” decision to be able to survive the next big shift in transportation. Yet when speaking at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco this evening, Kalanick says that the technology won’t eviscerate millions of jobs, as many economists...

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Toyota is establishing a ‘strategic partnership’ with Uber, which is a really big deal

Toyota is establishing a ‘strategic partnership’ with Uber, which is a really big deal

Toyota and Uber are forming a “strategic partnership” which will include an investment by the Japanese automaker in the San Francisco-based ride-sharing company. Under the agreement, Uber drivers can lease their vehicles from Toyota and cover their payments through earnings generated as Uber drivers. The leasing period will be flexible and based on driver...

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Uber wants to get better at predicting customer demand

Uber wants to get better at predicting customer demand

Uber wants to use machine learning to predict when a surge of people will be out looking for rides. The intention is to get more cabs on the road before surge pricing would normally kick in. That way, drivers will be ready and waiting for riders when the surge happens — and riders won’t...

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Uber agrees to $225,000 settlement in lawsuit alleging discrimination against the blind

Uber agrees to $225,000 settlement in lawsuit alleging discrimination against the blind

Uber has agreed to pay the National Federation of the Blind $ 225,000 over three years to settle a lawsuit alleging discrimination against blind riders, the company announced yesterday. Continue reading… The Verge – All Posts

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Uber forced to suspend surge pricing in Delhi

Uber forced to suspend surge pricing in Delhi

The government of Delhi has cracked down on surge pricing from Uber and local ride-hailing company Ola, forcing the startups to suspend the feature across the Indian city of nearly 10 million people. In a series of tweets posted this week, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sharply criticized surge pricing, which uses algorithms to...

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Obama appoints execs from MasterCard, Uber, and Microsoft to cybersecurity panel

Obama appoints execs from MasterCard, Uber, and Microsoft to cybersecurity panel

The White House today released a list of names President Barack Obama will appoint to his new Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. The panel, established this year as part of Obama’s $ 19 billion proposal to tighten defenses against hacking threats, seeks to tap industry experts outside the government for cybersecurity recommendations for both the public...

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Man leads police on high-speed chase as Uber driver naps

Man leads police on high-speed chase as Uber driver naps

Daniel UriaCOLESVILLE, N.Y., April 6 (UPI) — Police said a man engaged in a high-speed chase after taking over the wheel for his Uber driver, who was taking a nap. Latest News – UPI.com

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Uber drivers say that driving for Uber kind of sucks

Uber drivers say that driving for Uber kind of sucks

Last December, Uber released a survey that found that 81 percent of its drivers said they were “satisfied with the overall experience” of driving for Uber. That number seemed suspect, coming at a time when Uber’s rapid growth was bringing the company into increasing conflict with its workforce of independent contractors. Now a new survey by Harry...

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Amazon Echo partners with Spotify, Uber for on-demand service

Amazon Echo partners with Spotify, Uber for on-demand service

Marilyn MalaraSEATTLE, Feb. 6 (UPI) — The purpose of the Amazon Echo is blossoming with the addition of new partnerships with Dominoes, Uber and Spotify. Latest News – UPI.com

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