THE BLOCKBUSTER LEGAL battle between Uber and Google’s self-driving spinoff company, Waymo, hinges on two questions.
The trial hasn’t started, but in many ways Waymo can already count its trade-secrets lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc. as a win. The unusually speedy pretrial discovery process has yielded a steady drip of embarrassing revelations for Uber.
THE taxi drivers of London are famous for their black cabs, pricey fares and outspoken political commentary provided to passengers at no extra charge.
‘Can you Adam and Eve it? (As goes the cockney slang for ‘can you believe it?’). Well, all things considered, probably.
UBER IS MORE than fly-curious about taking ridesharing to the air. The company announced Tuesday that it plans to roll out a network of flying cars in Dallas-Fort Worth and, of course, Dubai by 2020.
Apparently, Travis Kalanick – who resigned as Uber’s boss last month – has been reading Shakespeare’s “Henry V”. Prince Hal’s transformation, from wastrel prince to sober monarch, is doubtless one he would like to emulate.
UBER CEO TRAVIS Kalanick resigned late Tuesday night from the company he cofounded in 2009. While he’ll remain on the board of directors, Kalanick’s departure comes after months of reports of a toxic workplace culture, cutthroat business tactics, and the occasional public embarrassment.
“WE HAVE a lot of attention as it is. I don’t even know how we could get more,” Travis Kalanick, the boss of Uber, said last year. The ride-hailing giant found a way.
UNTIL recently “Uber envy” afflicted many top executives at Airbnb, a platform for booking overnight stays in other people’s homes. So admits a big investor in the firm. The two companies often raised money at the same time, and the ride-hailing giant reliably received more cash and closer attention.
Uber has admitted using artificial intelligence to charge customers based on what they are likely to be willing to pay. The ride-hailing service says that the new system is based on AI and algorithms which estimate fare rates that groups of customers will be willing to pay depending on destination, time of day, and location.
IT HAS BEEN a year since Uber and Lyft pulled out of Austin, after residentsvoted to maintain strict regulations the ridehailing companies refused to abide, including fingerprinting of drivers.
Uber and Lyft had fought hard for more permissive rules, spending $8 million on the campaign (nearly seven times the previous record for a municipal election in the city).