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Uber makes helicopter ride to JFK airport available to all
Fri, Oct 04, 2019
A single tap of a button in the Uber app can get users access to a ride from their pickup location to the heliport, a helicopter flight, and a ride from the heliport to your destination.
Up to Rs 5 lakh insurance free for Uber riders in India
Wed, Sep 25, 2019
"For smooth experience we have made the entire process cash-less and one needs to select the ride in the app, and fill a form with details. Soon after this, our team will get in touch with you for assistance," Pavan added.
Uber launches 24x7 safety helpline
Tue, Aug 27, 2019
Uber said its users in India will now be able to call its 24x7 safety helpline to flag issues like misbehaviour, a dispute with drivers.
Uber Safety Helpline will assist you on real time basis; no number, just swipe it, says official
Tue, Aug 27, 2019
This safety helpline option is built-in that you can find under the ‘shield’ icon. Users simply need to tap on the shield icon, select the ‘Safety Helpline’ option and swipe to make the call.
Uber reports record $5.2 billion loss, misses Wall Street targets despite easing price war
Fri, Aug 09, 2019
Uber Technologies Inc reported a record $5.2 billion loss and revenue that fell short of Wall Street targets on Thursday as growth in its core ride-hailing business slowed, sending its shares down 6%.
Women safety: Supreme Court asks Centre to consider law to regulate Ola
Wed, Jul 31, 2019
Women safety: Supreme Court asks Centre to consider law to regulate Ola. Watch video to know more.
400 Uber employees sacked as growth slips off the road
Tue, Jul 30, 2019
The reorganised marketing team would be under the leadership of Mike Strickman, vice president of performance marketing, who joined from TripAdvisor a month ago and another to-be-hired head of global marketing, said the report.
Uber flies! Company starts helicopter service in this city
Thu, Jul 11, 2019
Uber has launched a helicopter service called Uber Copter in New York. Uber Copter in NYC will be offered in Manhattan, south of Houston Street, going to JFK International on weekdays.
Mumbai auto-rickshaw strike: From shutdown of Ola and Uber cab services to fare hike, check full list of demands here
Mon, Jul 08, 2019
Auto-Rickshaw drivers in the financial capital of India, Mumbai have called for an indefinite strike to fulfill their demands. Auto-Rickshaw Drivers' Union has called for a strike to fulfill demands.
Scared of cab drivers deviating from the route? Google Maps to the rescue
Wed, Jun 26, 2019
Google Maps rolled out "Stay Safer" feature on Wednesday that would alert Android users travelling in public vehicles like taxis or auto rickshaws if their drivers deviate more than 0.5 km.
Mark Zuckerberg’s blockchain dream becomes reality - how Facebook's Libra is different from Bitcoin
Thu, Jun 20, 2019
The critical question is: Can Facebook make a difference in cryptocurrency market, which has been dominated, and tested, by Bitcoin?
Uber testing on-trip 24x7 security helpline in India
Mon, Jun 17, 2019
The security measure seeks to address the need for direct human intervention instead of a callback after a lag.
Uber joins hands with Bajaj Auto to launch Bajaj Qute in its UberXS services
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
Uber stated that Bajaj Qute`s low running cost makes it suitable for daily commuting and it is easy to drive because of dash mounted sequential shift gears.
Uber selects Melbourne for aerial services; confident Uber Air will operate in India in future
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
In September last year, Uber had said it is considering India among five global locations (apart from Japan, Australia, Brazil and France) for its futuristic aerial taxi service.
Boost to Electric Vehicles! Modi govt order to Ola, Uber - Convert 40% vehicles to EV by 2026
Thu, Jun 06, 2019
The Union government has ordered cab aggregators Ola and Uber to convert 40 per cent of their fleet to Electric Vehicles (EV) by 2026, Zee Business TV reports.
Uber loses $1 billion in quarter as spent heavily on food delivery, freight business
Sat, Jun 01, 2019
Uber Technologies Inc reported a $1 billion loss on Thursday as the ride-hailing service spends heavily to build up its food delivery and freight businesses, sending revenues up 20% in its first quarterly report as a public company.
Uber may soon allow you to mark ‘favourite’ drivers
Thu, May 30, 2019
Uber is reportedly testing a new feature that would allow you mark a driver as a favourite. The option, spotted by Jane Manchun Wong, is available on the app after a ride has ended. You can ‘Add as favourite’ a driver to have a ride with the same driver in the future. The purposed feature may help build confidence among riders and make them feel safe. It is unclear when the feature would be rolled out to the public.
Uber's first employee, Ryan Graves, resigns from board
Sun, May 26, 2019
Uber`s first employee and one-time chief executive Ryan Graves will step down from the company`s board of directors, Uber said on Friday.
Uber drivers are contractors, not employees, US labor agency says
Wed, May 15, 2019
Drivers for ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc are independent contractors and not employees, the general counsel of a U.S. labor agency has concluded, in an advisory memo that is likely to carry significant weight in a pending case against the company.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi expects further pressure as shares add to losses, down 12 pct
Tue, May 14, 2019
Uber Technologies Inc`s shares fell 12% on Monday, more than doubling their losses since the ride-hailing giant`s poorly received market debut, and its chief executive officer said he expected the stock to remain under pressure in the coming months.