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Travis Kalanick Flees Sinking Ship

Christmas Eve news dump: Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, the man behind the ride-hailing company’s meteoric global rise despite its highly speculative business model that’s never turned a profit, is leaving its board of directors, Uber said in a statement on Tuesday. He’s also dumped all of his remaining stock in the company. Read More >>

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Need a Lyft? Too Bad, Dick Assman

And before you ask: Yes, that’s a real name. Read More >>

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Uber Loses Operating License in London (Again) Over Safety and Security Issues

Uber has lost its operating license in London yet again. According to Transport for London (TfL), the company has shown a “pattern of failures,” including “several breaches that placed passengers and their safety at risk.” Uber says it will appeal the decision. Again. Read More >>

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Uber Plans to Record Audio of Rides in the US

A year and a half after Uber announced it was “getting serious about safety” as a response to the horrific deluge of reports about drivers committing murders and sexual assaults, the ride-share giant is planning a program that will record audio of rides in the US. Read More >>

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Surprising No One, Uber Continues to Haemorrhage Cash

Beleaguered ride-sharing giant Uber continued to torch cash like an outdated Joker reference in Q3 2019, but it claims that the news is positive because parts of its business would technically be profitable if one looked past all the ways it’s losing money. Read More >>

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Uber Plans to Launch Even More Safety Features It’s Needed For a While Now

Amid mounting criticism and lawsuits concerning Uber shortcomings when it comes to passenger safety, the company unveiled several new safety features planned to roll out along with an app-wide update it announced Thursday. Read More >>

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Uber to Stop Buying Hundreds of Thousands of Balloons Every Year

Things haven’t been going so hot for Uber, which is burning through billions of dollars a year with no fleet of driverless taxis in sight to stop it. Now, the party is really over: According to a report in Crunchbase News, Uber has decided to stop buying hundreds of thousands of dollars in celebratory balloons annually. Read More >>

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Uber Sets £4.3 Billion on Fire In Biggest Loss Ever

Well, well, well! If it isn’t our beleaguered rideshare giant Uber reporting yet another quarter of continued losses after its disastrous IPO earlier this year. In its earnings report released Thursday, the company said it burned through more than £4 billion – its largest losses to date. Read More >>

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Uber Will Start Booting Terrible Passengers From Its App

Uber is finally going to hold its riders to the same standard of common decency that it holds its drivers—via their ratings. Read More >>

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Why Uber Drivers Are Striking Around the World Today

We’re just days out from Uber making its multibillion-dollar move to the New York Stock Exchange and thousands of drivers from around the world are launching a series of strikes protests today in an effort to fight for better pay and better treatment. Read More >>

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Drivers in Britain to Stage Massive Strike Coinciding With Uber’s Initial Public Offering

Rideshare drivers in Britain have plans to sign off the Uber app and spend their time protesting in four major metro areas. London, Nottingham, Glasgow, and Birmingham are set to be flooded by irate drivers. The message, coordinated around Uber’s plans to go public, is a clear rebuke of the company’s Initial Public Offering plan, which will make many employees wealthy overnight, but leave drivers in the same deteriorating conditions. Read More >>

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Stuff Elon Musk Said About Tesla Autonomous Cars This Week, Ranked

On Monday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke at a company investor day focused on autonomy, relaying news that Tesla had switched to a self-driving computer designed by in-house engineers and dropping some big promises about what, exactly, the future of its Autopilot feature and autonomous driving will look like. Read More >>

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Uber Gobbles Up Middle East Competitor in £2.4 Billion Deal, Spreading Global Dominance

Finalising a long-rumoured deal, Uber announced on Tuesday that it would acquire its Dubai-based competitor Careem in a deal worth $3.1 billion (£2.4 billion). The acquisition arrives ahead of Uber’s initial public offering expected as soon as next month. Read More >>

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Uber May Sign £2.4 Billion Deal to Buy Middle Eastern Rival Careem as Soon as Today

In a move that goes against its recent trend of pulling out of foreign markets, ride-sharing giant Uber is preparing to purchase Dubai-based competitor Careem in a $3.1 billion (~£2.4 billion) deal, according to reports in Bloomberg and the Financial Times this weekend. Read More >>

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Uber Not Criminally Liable in Fatal 2018 Self-Driving Car Accident, Arizona Prosecutor Finds

Ride-hailing Uber has been found not criminally liable in the death of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, who tragically became the first known pedestrian to be killed by a self-driving vehicle when she was struck by an Uber test SUV in Tempe, Arizona in March 2018. Read More >>