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Uber reports a sharp rise in government demands for user data

Uber reports a sharp rise in government demands for user data Uber says the number of legal demands for riders’ data made by U.S. and Canadian authorities has risen sharply in the past year. The ride-hailing company said the number of law enforcement demands for user data during 2018 are up 27% […]

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Lyft deploys 200 long-range EVs for its rideshare rental fleet in Colorado

Lyft deploys 200 long-range EVs for its rideshare rental fleet in Colorado Lyft is making 200 new long-range EVs available to rideshare drivers as part of its Express Drive program, the company revealed today. Express Drive is a program that Lyft offers to provide rental cars to drivers on its platform, as […]

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Senegal’s NIMA Codes to launch address app in 15 African countries

Senegal’s NIMA Codes to launch address app in 15 African countries Senegalese startup NIMA Codes — a digital mapping service for locations without formal addresses  —  has upgraded its app and plans to go live in 15 African countries in 2020. The pre-seed stage startup launched in 2018 around an API that […]

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Startups Weekly: Understanding Uber’s latest fintech play

Startups Weekly: Understanding Uber’s latest fintech play Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about how SoftBank is screwing up. Before that, I […]

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Uber Freight expands app to Canada

Uber Freight expands app to Canada Uber Freight, the Uber business unit that helps truck drivers connect with shipping companies, said Wednesday it’s launching the app in Canada as part of its global expansion plan. The move into Canada will give Uber Freight access to the country’s $68 billion trucking industry, which […]

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Uber’s newest feature alerts drivers that pets will be joining the ride

Uber’s newest feature alerts drivers that pets will be joining the ride Uber is piloting a new feature that lets U.S. riders alert drivers that a pet will be coming along, the latest effort from the company to appeal to a broader audience and become to the one-stop shop for transportation, meals […]

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Uber gets temporary two-month license reprieve in London

Uber gets temporary two-month license reprieve in London London’s transport regulator, TfL, has given Uber a temporary reprieve to continue operating in the UK capital. The ride-hailing giant’s current (provisional) licence expires tomorrow but there’s no return to normality for Uber in its most important European city — with TfL issuing just […]

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Uber commits $200 million to Uber Freight expansion in bet on trucking and Chicago

Uber commits 0 million to Uber Freight expansion in bet on trucking and Chicago Uber Freight is establishing its headquarters in Chicago as part of Uber’s broader plan to invest more than $200 million annually in the region, including hiring hundreds of workers. Uber said Monday it will hire 2,000 new employees […]

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Uber has surveyed some drivers on small loans, suggesting financial products are coming

Uber has surveyed some drivers on small loans, suggesting financial products are coming Back in June Uber went on a hiring spree in New York, hiring at least 100 fintech-oriented tech workers to ostensibly look at creating products to increase loyalty and engagement among users and drivers, including things like banking. Cue […]

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Didi Chuxing to launch self-driving rides in Shanghai and expand them beyond China by 2021

Didi Chuxing to launch self-driving rides in Shanghai and expand them beyond China by 2021 Didi Chuxing will begin picking up ride-hailing passengers with self-driving cars in Shanghai in just a few months, according to company CTO Zhang Bo (via Reuters). The plan is to roll out autonomous pick-ups in Shanghai first, […]

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