• NEWS
    Uber CEO to leave Trump’s advisory council in wake of criticism

    Reese Counts UPDATE: According to a report from the New York Times, more than 200,000 users deleted their Uber accounts in the wake of the #DeleteUber movement. The hashtag trended on social media following a tweet from Uber saying surge pricing would be turned off to and from the JFK International airport in New York, […]

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    Uber Skips World’s Biggest Cab Market for Town of 5,914 People

    Uber Skips World’s Biggest Cab Market for Town of 5,914 People HIGHLIGHTS The average age of an Uber passenger in Tangocho is at least 70 Uber is finding modest success in the hamlet Tangocho is one of only two places in Japan where Uber’s app can be used In a small coastal town on the […]

  • STARTUPS
    Uber starts charging additional commission from some drivers

    Uber’s latest experiment is a practice that the company follows globally before introducing a blanket hike. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Bengaluru: Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. has started experimenting with the commissions it earns from some drivers, deducting 30% from the ride fare, up from the 25%, two people aware of the development said. The move […]

  • LIFE
    Uber rolls out new app for better user satisfaction

    For frequent users of Uber, the new app will throw up shortcuts that predicts destination of a rider. Photo: AP Bengaluru: Ride-hailing service Uber Inc; has rolled out a redesigned app for commuters with an eye on personalising travel, the company said in a blog post on Wednesday. Founded in 2009, Uber, the world’s most […]

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    Juno, a ride-hailing start-up, wants to kill Uber with kindness

    Currently operating only in New York, the average Juno driver takes about one-third the number of rides as an average Uber driver. Photo: Bloomberg New York: Sixteen years before Talmon Marco set out to destroy what Uber Technologies Inc. chief executive officer Travis Kalanick created, the two men briefly considered teaming up to face a […]

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    New Maharashtra rules to hurt operations: Uber

    Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai are three of the biggest markets for ride-hailing services such as Uber and Ola in India—a bumpy ride in any of these cities could hurt their businesses. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint The Indian unit of Uber Technologies Inc. has objected to some clauses in the Maharashtra City Taxi Rules 2016, released by […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Uber plans bus, mini-van ride sharing service in India

    India has become more important to Uber after the company merged its Chinese operations with that of local rival Didi Chuxing. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint New Delhi: Uber Technologies Inc. wants to launch ride-hailing services for buses and mini-vans under a new service named Uber Everything, as it continues to step on the pedal in India. […]

  • SUCCESS
    Uber invests Rs200 crore in Xchange Leasing

    Uber had earlier invested Rs43 crore in Mumbai-based Xchange Leasing between January and March. Photo: Reuters Bengaluru: Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. has significantly stepped up investment in car-leasing company Xchange Leasing India Pvt. Ltd, pumping Rs200 crore into the company between June and September. In a market where maintaining a steady and exclusive supply […]

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    News in numbers: Uber plans to buy and lease 2 lakh cars in 2 years

    Uber has said the programme will help drivers who have been rejected by other lenders. Photo: Mint 8 What is it? The number of terrorist launchpads attacked by the Indian Army in surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) on Wednesday night. A surgical strike is a military attack that is intended to inflict […]