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Yandex Delivery

Yandex to launch e-grocery delivery in Paris then London

Yandex is set to launch its online grocery delivery in Paris in the second quarter of this year, the company said on Friday, after strong demand in Russia during the ongoing COVID-...

Platform Industry: CEO of the ride-sharing company Uber Technologies

Uber’s UK driver benefits highlight broader gig-worker challenges

Uber’s proposal to expand benefits to UK drivers following a court defeat last month has not put an end to the fight for better gig-worker pay in Britain and around the world...

Deliveroo

Deliveroo launches London IPO after business surges in 2020

British food delivery firm Deliveroo announced plans to launch its hotly anticipated London listing on Monday after recording a surge in business during the COVID-19 pandemic, alth...

UK

Brexit Britain to offer fast-track visas to bolster FinTechs

The UK government has said it would offer a fast-track visa scheme for jobs at high-growth companies after a government-backed review warned that financial technology firms will st...

UK

London resilient at top of European tech investment table despite COVID

London retained its position as the top European destination for tech venture capital in 2020, with levels near the record sum of the year before despite the impact of COVID-19, ac...

OLA Indian ride-hailing

London transport regulator strips Ola’s operating licence over public safety failings

London’s public transport authority stripped Indian ride-hailing firm Ola of its London operating license, stating that the cab app wasn’t “fit and proper” ...

Platform News: Ride-hailing app Uber Technologies

Judge to rule whether Uber deserves new London licence

A British judge is set to inform Uber today if it has won back its London operating licence after it was eliminated over security concerns, the most recent period of a long-running...

Platform News: Uber Technologies app

Uber says it is fit and proper in battle to win back London licence

Ride-hailing leader Uber Technologies have told a London court it had addressed concerns over safety as it struggles to win back its operating licence in a few of its main markets,...

Platform News: Ride-hailing app Uber Technologies

Uber attempts to win back London licence in latest court battle

Ride-hailing app Uber will battle in court Tuesday to win back its licence to operate in London after the city’s transportation regulator eliminated it over safety issues.

Platform Industry: Bitcoin and digital currencies

Bitcoin meets the real world in Africa

Just over four months ago, entrepreneur Abolaji Odunjo made an intrinsic change to his company selling mobile phones in a bustling street market in Lagos. He started paying his pro...

Facebook

Facebook closes London offices until Monday due to coronavirus

Facebook said on Friday it is closing its London offices until Monday morning after a visiting employee from Singapore was tested and diagnosed with coronavirus. 

Platform Industry News: Ride-sharing driver

‘Unfit’ Uber loses London licence over safety failures

LONDON (Reuters) – Uber was stripped of its licence to carry paying passengers in London on Monday for the second time in just over two years, pending an appeal, over a ̶...

London

Uber still in the dark on London taxi licence renewal, three days before expiry

LONDON (Reuters) – Uber is waiting to find out whether its taxi licence in London, one of its most important markets, will be renewed, just three days before it is due to exp...