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No quick win for Uber in London over license loss

Disappointment for Uber today if it was hoping an apology and a personal visit from its new CEO would quickly reboot relations with the local transport regulator in London, which last month stripped

How “anonymous” wifi data can still be a privacy risk

The thorny issue of tracking of location data without risking individual privacy is very neatly illustrated via a Freedom of Information (FOI) request asking London's transport regulator to release th

One Night, the boutique last-minute hotel app, is expanding internationally to London

One Night, the last-minute booking app for boutique hotels, is expanding internationally — starting today with London. One Night was created by Standard International, which is the parent compan

Uber’s Northern Europe chief departs after London license loss

Uber's regional general manager for Northern Europe, Jo Bertram, is leaving the company. The news was reported earlier by Reuters and confirmed by an Uber spokesman who forwarded the departure email s

Uber CEO to meet London transport chief after license loss

Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will go to London to meet with the city's transport commissioner following the regulator's decision to withdraw licensing.

Uber CEO apologizes for ‘mistakes’ after London license blow

Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has written an open letter apologizing for "mistakes we've made" following the announcement on Friday by London's transport regulator that it was withdrawing licensing

Uber only has itself to blame for London license loss

The tech industry's over-processed supply of irony might not be enough to service all the ramifications of Uber being stripped of its London license by the city's transport regulator.

Uber loses its license to operate in London

In a huge blow to Uber in the UK London’s transport regulator has rejected its application to renew its license to operate in the city. In a statement today TfL said it has concluded that Uber i

Citymapper ties with Gett to launch shared taxi commuter route in London

Urban transport navigator app Citymapper has announced a tie-up with Gett's UK black cab hailing app to run two commuter lines of shared taxis in London, morning and evenings, between Highbury in Nor

Uber faces £2.9M fee to renew London license under new rules

London's transport regulator, Transport for London, has released details of a new more expansive and expensive system of tiered license fees for private hire operators that will drive up the fees tha

Crunch Report | QVC Acquires HSN for $2.1 Billion

QVC acquires HSN for 2.1 billion, RED is working on a smartphone, SoundCloud loses its San Francisco and London offices and Microsoft is laying off thousands of people. All this on Crunch Report.

Tesco launches one-hour grocery deliveries in London, powered by Quiqup

The grocery delivery wars look set to get cooking... UK supermarket chain Tesco has announced the launch today of a one-hour delivery service in central London called Tesco Now -- echoing Amazon's Pri

Facebook’s Safety Check is a stress-inducing flip of social norms

Facebook's Safety Check feature was activated today, following news that a fire had engulfed a 24-storey block of flats in West London, with reports of several fatalities. Clearly this is a tragedy. B

Nauta Capital closes out $170M third fund

Early stage VC firm Nauta Capital, which has offices in London, UK, Barcelona, Spain and Boston in the US, has closed out a 2016 fund raising -- capping it off at $170 million.

Social media firms facing fresh political pressure after London terror attack

Yesterday UK government ministers once again called for social media companies to do more to combat terrorism. "There should be no place for terrorists to hide," said Home Secretary Amber Rudd, speaki

Hailo app being parked in London as mytaxi migration kicks off

Uber alternative Hailo, which lets people hail a licensed taxi via smartphone app, is coming to the end of the road in London, as users are now being urged to switch to new ride-hailing vehicle, mytax

Crunch Report | NBCUniversal Invests $500 Million in Snap

NBCUniversal invests $500 million in Snap, Jeff Bezos has plans for a Moon expedition, Uber plans to turn its app into a content marketplace and more Uber troubles. All this on Crunch Report.

Uber loses legal challenge against English tests for London drivers

The bad news just keeps piling up for Uber. The ride-hailing giant has lost a court battle against London's transport regulators which have been seeking to raise the level of English spoken by private

Ideal Flatmate wants to be a matchmaking platform for UK flatshares

Londoners in the unfun position of needing to find a new flatmate -- and lacking the easy options of friends or family to move in with -- can get a little algorithmic help from a UK startup with the n

Watch Microsoft Accelerator London’s Demo Day Here

TechCrunch is pleased to offer Microsoft Accelerator’s London Demo Day today at 4:00 p.m. GMT, 8:00 a.m. PST. The Microsoft Accelerator is a six-month program aimed at helping entrepreneurs scale
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