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Four months after Saudi Arabia lifted a ban on women driving, Careem has registered 2,000 female drivers, while Uber has only a "handful," spokespeople from the companies CNBC. Here's why.
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Joining the Auberge fold include Grace properties in Mykonos and Santorini, Greece; the Mayflower Inn & Spa in Washington, Conn.; the White Barn Inn & Spa in Kennebunk, Maine; and the Vanderbilt Hotel in Newport, R.I.
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Cuo-no. Every gubernatorial candidate in the state — except Gov. Cuomo — agreed Friday to attend a debate organized by the League of Women Voters. Cuomo has come under heavy fire for his ongoing refusal to agree to a televised debate with his opponents. The debate would be held in Albany during the last week...
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Cuo-no. Every gubernatorial candidate in the state — except Gov. Cuomo — agreed Friday to attend a debate organized by the League of Women Voters. Cuomo has come under heavy fire for his ongoing refusal to agree to a televised debate with his opponents. The debate would be held in Albany during the last week...
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ATLANTA (AP) — A man who kidnapped and raped at least two women while posing as an Uber driver has been sentenced to life in prison plus 60 years. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Shukura Ingram Millender sentenced 33-year-old Gabriel Rendon-Villasana for rape, sexual battery and aggravated assault with intent to rape. Villasana was charged […]
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It was 2014, around the time when Travis Kalanick referred to Uber as his chick-magnet "Boober" in a GQ article, that I'd realized congestion in San Francisco had gone insane. Before there was Uber, getting across town took about ten minutes by car a...
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Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had the Three Excellent Friends (Connie Loizos, Danny Chrichton, and Alex Wilhelm) on hand to kick things about with Scale Venture Partner’s own Rory O’Driscoll. As I’ve written the last few weeks, what a pile […]
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The controversy over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has prompted business leaders to distance themselves from Saudi Arabia. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon and Uber Technologies Inc.’s Dara Khosrowshahi have all dropped out of an investment conference in Riyadh slated to begin Oct. 23. However, SoftBank Group Corp.’s founder Masayoshi Son is among the few who haven’t. Here’s an overview of Son and SoftBank’s ti
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There's been talk about some tech companies like Palantir and Uber going public, but if this market volatility continues into next year, they may have to drop their prices dramatically or postpone their IPOs.
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Uber now allows riders and drivers to communicate over voice over internet protocol (VoIP) in addition to SMS texts, in-app messaging and regular phone calls. The Verge reports that Uber announced the global availability of the VoIP feature at a conf...
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Uber is seemingly on a quest to become the Amazon of services, having expanded beyond ride-hailing to freight hauling, food delivery and electric scooters. Now, it is testing an on-demand staffing service. Uber Works will let companies recruit short-...
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The highly secretive Silicon Valley-based data company Palantir is reported to be considering an initial public offering. The firm was founded by Peter Thiel, and is known for ability to analyze extremely large data sets for intelligence agencies and governments worldwide. The U.S. government credits Palantir with help assassinating Osama bin Laden, and disrupting various terror organizations. A Palantir Technologies Inc. IPO could be one of the biggest we've seen this decade, reports Rob Copeland at the Wall Street Journal: Palantir is discussing with investment banks Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley plans to go public as soon as the second half of 2019, the people said. Some bankers have told the firm it could go public with a valuation of as much as $41 billion—depending in part on the timing—or twice what it was most recently valued by private investors, the people said. People familiar with the plans said they remain in flux, and that Palantir could ultimately decide to stay...
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Uber's app is getting a little smarter. TechCrunch reports that the company will begin making more personalized ride recommendations that take into account the length of your trip, your destination and your previous ride history. Ultimately, the goal...
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Convoy CEO Dan Lewis talks to CNBC's Wilfred Frost about how his company is like the 'Uber of trucking.'
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Crowdsource Rescue, a kind of "Uber for emergencies," has become the leading tool to coordinate volunteer rescuers, helping them check on hundreds of vulnerable individuals.
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Uber is reportedly developing a short-term staffing business to offer 1099 independent contractors for events and corporate functions, the Financial Times first reported. Dubbed Uber Works, the service would provide waiters, security guards and other temporary staffers to business partners, a source close to Uber told TechCrunch. Uber has been working on the project for […]
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The new program, called Uber Works, is testing in Chicago and would expand the ride-hailing giant beyond the transportation realm for the first time.
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If you’re heading out to meet someone, there are plenty of ways to inform them of your location and estimated arrival. Chat apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, LINE, and iMessage, for example, offer location sharing functionality, while navigation apps like Waze and CityMapper and even ride-sharing apps like Uber offer live updating ETAs. Now, Google Maps’ […]
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An Uber driver was assaulted with tacos by a seemingly drunk passenger in Midland, Texas. Maria Chavez was transporting the woman and another man when they apparently tried to force her to return to a nearby bar to pick up more passengers. Video of the suspect throwing tacos at the driver was later released online,...
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Want to launch the next big app? Having a million dollar idea is only half the battle. If you really want to build something that will become as big as Uber, Venmo, or even Pokémon Go, you need to create a well-functioning app that's easy for users to tap, swipe, and navigate. Let's be honest: nobody's going to fall in love with your app if they can't figure out how to use it. SEE ALSO: Learn how to read faster with this $19 online class That's where The Complete UI/UX Fundamentals Bundle comes in. With nine courses and over 20 hours of content, this bundle will teach you the fundamentals every UI/UX rookie needs in their wheelhouse. These courses will walk you through everything from determining whether a career in UI/UX is right for you to solving UX problems to the nuts and bolts of user engagement. From there, you'll learn how to use important programs that will take your app to the next level, such as Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe XD, and creating animation and 3D transforma...
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The future of money is in your pocket — the one you keep your phone in, not your wallet. A growing portion of the world’s population is making phone-assisted transactions. They’re using a variety of technologies, from the text-message system popular in Kenya to the seamless credit card-and-app arrangements that move money for every Lyft and Uber ride. It’s a revolution that’s lagged in the U.S., despite offerings from Apple Inc. and a range of big retailers. In addition to providing convenience
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For the first time, Uber will make contextual, personalized suggestions about the best way to get from point A to point B. The startup offers more than just cars now, and it’s starting to understand the tradeoffs between price, speed, convenience, and comfort amidst its multi-modal fleet. Most noticeably, you’ll now see JUMP bikes get […]
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Dubai ride-hailing app Careem has received $200 million in a funding round led by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal's Kingdom Holding company.
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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of taxi drivers have driven slowly through Poland’s capital city of Warsaw, causing traffic jams as they protested low wages and competition from unlicensed companies like Uber. Some drivers came from other Polish cities for the protest Thursday in front of the Justice Ministry, where they demanded new regulations that […]
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Uber Technologies Inc said on Wednesday it is entering the trailer leasing business.
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Uber is preparing for an IPO that media reports have noted could value it at more than $100 billion.
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s four gubernatorial candidates are trying to make an impression with voters with weeks to go before the Nov. 6 election. Independent state treasurer Terry Hayes, independent entrepreneur Alan Caron, Republican businessman Shawn Moody and Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills appeared Wednesday at a gubernatorial forum in Augusta. The candidates hope […]
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A New York woman who hailed an Uber one night in February ended up stranded more than 50 miles from home after her driver groped her and took her phone, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
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SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Yonhap) -- Tens of thousands of taxi drivers in Seoul and the surrounding Gyeonggi Province plan to walk off the job on Thursday to hold a massive rally in protest of an Uber-like carpool service. The taxi industry has strongly prot
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Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have weighed in on the ride-hailing company ahead of an initial public offering scheduled for the second half of 2019.
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Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said on Wednesday it is entering the trailer leasing business.
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Uber Technologies Inc said on Wednesday it is entering the trailer leasing business.
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Driver then dumped victim on side of motorway miles from home, federal prosecutors say
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The unnamed victim alleges Harbir Parmar, a 24-year-old from New York, drove her almost 80 miles away from Manhattan – where she was picked up – and then put his hand under her shirt to touch her breasts. According to charging documents filed in a New York court, Mr Parmar took advantage of the woman after she fell asleep in the back seat of his Toyota Highlander, and fraudulently charged her $1,047 (£800). “No one – man or woman – should fear such an attack when they simply hire a car service,” Geoffrey Berman, the US attorney for the Southern District of New York, said when he announced the charges.
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New York Socialist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to use Uber and other ride-hailing apps – but not New York taxi cabs – despite blaming them for a suicide.
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The aim of the new safety measures is to 'increase transparency, accountability, and peace of mind for all customers'
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The first company to go public would get dibs on investors that are eager for a piece of the ride-hailing business.
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Touring Los Angeles’ skid row on Tuesday, where more than 4,200 homeless residents reside, Republican California gubernatorial candidate John Cox likened the scene to a “third-world country,” The Los Angeles Times reported.  
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Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is to connect passengers and drivers directly to emergency services in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa as part of a wider rollout of largely existing safety features over the next few weeks.
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Uber Technologies is considering selling minority stakes in its costly self-driving car unit as the ride-hailing company tries to address rising cost pressures ahead of its initial public offering, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.
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Uber Technologies Inc is to connect passengers and drivers directly to emergency services in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa as part of a wider rollout of largely existing safety features over the next few weeks.
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The Philippines' competition watchdog fined ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber Technologies on Wednesday, saying they consummated their merger too soon and that the quality of service dipped, becoming the second regulator in the region to penalize them.
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The Philippines' competition watchdog fined ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber Technologies on Wednesday, saying they consummated their merger too soon and that the quality of service dipped, becoming the second regulator in the region to penalise them.
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Uber's recent safety push is spreading to Europe. The ridesharing service is launching a safety center in its app for the UK and 23 other European countries to provide many of the safeguards that launched stateside earlier in the year. You can sha...
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Uber Technologies Inc is considering selling minority stakes in its costly self-driving car unit as the ride-hailing company tries to address rising cost pressures ahead of its initial public offering, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.
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Ray Wang, principal analyst, founder and chairman at Constellation Research discusses the Uber IPO and the impact of the Saudi investigation on the tech companies.
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Uber Technologies Inc is considering selling minority stakes in its costly self-driving car unit as the ride-hailing firm tries to address rising cost pressures ahead of its initial public offering, the Financial times reported on Wednesday.
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Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is considering selling minority stakes in its costly self-driving car unit as the ride-hailing firm tries to address rising cost pressures ahead of its initial public offering, the Financial times reported on Wednesday.
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Uber Technologies Inc is considering selling minority stakes in its costly self-driving car unit as the ride-hailing firm tries to address rising cost pressures ahead of its initial public offering, the Financial times reported on Wednesday.
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The Mexican Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a ban on cash fares for ride-hailing firms, setting a key precedent for Uber and other industry players seeking to reach millions of Mexicans without credit cards.
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An Uber driver who allegedly kidnapped a passenger and assaulted her before dumping her on the side of a road in New York has been charged.
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An Uber driver kidnapped and groped a sleeping passenger in the back of his cab before kicking her to the curb on a highway in Connecticut — and charging her more than $1,000 for a trip to Massachusetts she never took, the feds charged Tuesday. The unnamed woman ordered up a ride home from the...
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Bankers have told Uber that its public offering could be worth $120 billion. That puts it in rare company with the likes of Facebook and Alibaba.
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He drove the passenger, who fell asleep in his car, from New York to Connecticut and touched her breasts, prosecutors said. He then left her on Interstate 95.
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Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc increased the size of its debut bond offering to $2 billion as orders for the private placement swelled, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the sale.
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Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc increased the size of its debut bond offering to $2 billion as orders for the private placement swelled, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the sale.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a New York City Uber driver kidnapped a woman who fell asleep in his vehicle, groped her then left her on the side of a highway in Connecticut. Federal prosecutors announced the kidnapping charges Tuesday against Harbir Parmar. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he has an attorney. The FBI […]
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Uber is eyeing a valuation above $100 billion for its much-anticipated share offering due in 2019, which would be the biggest-ever in the tech sector, ...
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