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Uber’s trucking unit to buy logistics planner Transplace for $2.25 billion

Uber Technologies Inc’s trucking business is buying transportation logistics company Transplace for about $2.25 billion from private equity firm TPG Capital, in a deal that i...

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Italian watchdog takes aim at delivery firm’s gig-worker algorithms

Italy’s data protection authority ordered the delivery firm Foodinho, owned by the Spanish start-up Glovo, to change the computer algorithms used to manage staff to avoid any...

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Uber to let office staff work up to half their time from anywhere

Uber will let employees work half their hours from wherever they want as part of its revamped return-to-office strategy, the transport app company plans to announce on Tuesday, acc...

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Uber and Lyft want more public subsidies to meet California EV mandates

California clean-air regulators want nearly all trips on Uber and Lyft ride-hailing platforms to be in electric vehicles, mandating costly measures that the companies call unrealis...

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Uber narrows loss on food-delivery growth, cost cuts, but ride-hail demand flat

Uber Technologies has said its food-delivery business continued to grow despite signs of US recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, but ride-hail bookings were flat from the previous ...

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Lyft sees sustained profit starting in third quarter on cost cuts, demand rebound

Ride-sharing challenger Lyft has surprised Wall Street with significantly lower losses than expected and said it would deliver dependable profit on an adjusted basis beginning in t...

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Uber app to enable US users to book vaccines and rental cars

Uber Technologies has said it is launching new features in its app to allow US customers to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments and reserve rental cars.

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Uber reduces losses on food delivery expansion, uptick in ride bookings

Uber posted a narrower loss as its ride-hail and delivery businesses rebounded slightly from pandemic lows, and the company said it was well on track to reach its goal of achieving...

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Uber asks US states to prioritize its drivers for COVID-19 vaccine

Uber has sent letters to the governors of all US states, asking for the ride-hail and food delivery drivers to find early access to COVID-19 vaccines as essential employees.

Ride Hailing

US tech firms can compensate gig-workers with equity under SEC proposal

The US securities regulator has proposed a pilot program to allow tech firms such as Uber and Lyft to pay gig workers up to 15% of their yearly compensation in equity rather than c...

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Uber launches feature in US to let customers reserve rides in advance

Uber Technologies has said it would roll out a new feature in the United States which will enable customers to book scheduled trips up to 30 days in advance.

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Court rules that California Uber drivers could not establish ‘political coercion’

A California court has denied an application for a temporary restraining order by the nation’s Uber drivers, saying the drivers could not set the alleged “political coe...

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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...

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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,...