Uber Technologies

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Uber revamps driver pay algorithm in large US pilot to attract drivers

Uber is testing a new driver earnings algorithm in 24 US cities that allows drivers to see pay and destinations before accepting a trip and raises the incentives for drivers to tak...

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Uber posts profit as ride demand recovers, delivery remains strong

Uber Technologies has reported its second quarterly operating profit as demand for its ride-hailing service approached pre-pandemic levels and its food delivery business turned pro...

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Uber looking to sell Didi, China market has little transparency, CEO says

Uber Technologies Inc is looking to sell stakes in non-strategic assets including its holding in Beijing-based Didi Global Inc, its CEO has said, who also described the China marke...

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Uber to allow users to book rides via WhatsApp in India

US ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies has said it would roll out a feature that will allow users in India to book rides via messaging service WhatsApp.

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Uber introduces revamped shared rides offer in the US

Uber Technologies Inc has said it was resuming shared rides, which were scrapped during the pandemic, detailing a revamped offer aimed at reducing the previously high losses in the...

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US sues Uber over alleged disability discrimination

The US Justice Department sued Uber Technologies over allegations of overcharging disabled passengers, and asked a federal court to order compliance with an anti-discrimination law...

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Uber makes first operating profit as driver shortage eases

Uber has reported its first profitable quarter on an adjusted basis since it launched more than a decade ago with its two most important segments, ride-hailing and restaurant deliv...

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Uber temporarily suspends Brussels service in first for Europe

Uber Technologies Inc joined a protest of its drivers in Brussels with an unprecedented suspension of its service in the Belgian capital.

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Uber could post first adjusted profit this quarter as ride demand returns

Uber could post its first profit on an adjusted basis for the current quarter, reaching the elusive milestone sooner than expected as online food ordering surges and ride bookings ...

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Russia’s Yandex restructures JV ownership with Uber in $1 billion deal

Yandex has said it would buy Uber’s stakes in their joint FoodTech, delivery and self-driving businesses, and increase its stake in a mobility-focused joint venture as part o...

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Uber proposes industry-wide gig worker benefits model in Canada

Uber Technologies Inc has proposed a plan for a flexible benefits fund for app-based ride-hail and food delivery drivers in Canada under which all gig industry players would share ...

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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...

Gig Workers

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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