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  • Uber suspends its service in the Philippines following ban over unregistered drivers

    Uber suspends its service in the Philippines following ban over unregistered drivers

    Uber has suspended its services in Philippines after the national regulator banned it from operating for one month. The country’s Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ordered a cease and desist against the U.S. ride-hailing firm on Monday over its apparent flouting of a ban on new drivers. The company initially lodged an appeal and continued with its service… Read More

  • Uber knowingly leased recalled vehicles to its drivers in Singapore

    Uber knowingly leased recalled vehicles to its drivers in Singapore

    Uber is in the spotlight for shady operations once again after a report revealed that the U.S. ride-hailing giant knowingly leased cars that were subject to a recall to drivers in Singapore. A Wall Street Journal report exposed the events which took place in 2016 and centered around the Honda Vezel, one of a number of vehicles that Uber purchased and then made available for drivers to lease… Read More

  • SoftBank is reportedly keen to buy ‘multi-billion dollar stake’ in Uber

    SoftBank is reportedly keen to buy ‘multi-billion dollar stake’ in Uber

    Less than a day after it agreed to put $2 billion into Southeast Asia’s Grab alongside Didi, SoftBank is being linked with an investment in Uber, the U.S. firm that rivals those two aforementioned ride-sharing companies. A Wall Street Journal report claims SoftBank has been in touch with Uber with the apparent goal of buying a “multi-billion dollar stake” in the company. Read More

  • Don’t cry for me, Ubertina

    Don’t cry for me, Ubertina

    Uber has been in trouble for a while. The company was built on a bro-tastic, anything goes attitude that goes way back to God View and the targeted harassment of journalists. In short, it was built on an original sin that was never washed clean. There are two takeaways circulated in the Valley this week regarding Travis Kalanick’s departure. The first is similar to this one: Travis… Read More

  • Alibaba is in talks to invest in Uber’s Southeast Asia rival Grab

    Alibaba is in talks to invest in Uber’s Southeast Asia rival Grab

    Alibaba could substantially increase its business interests in Southeast Asia with an investment in Uber rival Grab. Bloomberg reports that Alibaba President Jack Ma is considering joining an upcoming $1.4 billion funding round for Grab which will be led by SoftBank, a company with many links to Alibaba. Separately, TechCrunch has confirmed with a source that Alibaba has held meetings with… Read More

  • Emil Michael, Uber’s SVP of business, has left the company

    Emil Michael, Uber’s SVP of business, has left the company

    Uber has confirmed that Emil Michael, one the company’s top executives, has left the company. Earlier today Michael sent an internal email to staff that he would be leaving the ride-hailing company, according to a report from Recode. Michael, who served as the company’s senior vice president of business, has long been a controversial figure outside of the company (he was the… Read More

  • Uber has fired more than 20 people over harassment probe

    Uber has fired more than 20 people over harassment probe

    Uber has fired more than 20 people involved in a harassment probe, TechCrunch has confirmed. The ride share company began investigating at least 215 employees after the company was hit with sexual harassment claims earlier this year and has so far found at least 20 employees to be at fault in a wide array of discriminatory, bullying and other harassing actions. First reported in Bloomberg… Read More

  • Uber’s New York manager, Josh Mohrer, joins Tusk Ventures as managing director

    Uber’s New York manager, Josh Mohrer, joins Tusk Ventures as managing director

    Tusk Ventures has hailed the former general manager of Uber’s New York operations, Josh Mohrer, as its new managing director. Mohrer’s departure comes at a tough time for Uber. The company is still recovering from a series of very public missteps involving payments to drivers, sexual harassment, potential intellectual property theft, bad executive behavior, and the deployment… Read More