Uber

Uber, Lyft to pay NYC drivers more by end of year

Uber and Lyft will have to increase the minimum pay rates for drivers in New York City by the end of the year, Engadget reports. The fare increase comes amid a driver shortage post-pandemic, in large

The Amazonification of Uber

It’s been six months since Uber hosted Go, Get, a global smorgasbord of product reveals and features that covered everything from booking party buses and voice ordering for Uber Eats to linking trav

Uber withdraws petition to annul new ride-hailing regulations in Kenya

Uber has applied to withdraw a petition in Kenya challenging the new ride-hailing regulations that capped commissions at 18%, and required taxi apps operating to acquire licenses. Coulson Harney, the

Loop lassos ex-Uber talent and money to finally fix freight invoicing

Matt McKinney was a data science manager at Uber, helping launch Uber Freight, along with software engineer Shaosu Liu. One of the main problems the pair saw there was that while they were able to gro

Uber tests push notification ads, a feature literally no one wants

Uber recently launched its new advertising division and in-app ads. Apparently, those ads aren’t staying within the app. Instead, ads from other companies are being sent out as push notification

Uber to freeze fake rider account names, pilot front-facing video recording

Uber is releasing a suite of new safety features geared toward the driver, including freezing fake rider account names and piloting a front-facing video recording tool to replace a driver’s dash

New Zealand Uber drivers win case declaring them employees

A group of Uber drivers in New Zealand won a landmark case Tuesday against the ride-hail company which will force Uber to treat them as employees, rather than independent contractors. New Zealand&#821

Uber pilots electric cab offering in India

Uber has started offering electric vehicles to customers in certain parts of the Delhi-NCR region and says it will be expanding its efforts over the coming months. The electric cabs are currently only

Uber scales back in Pakistan

Uber is scaling back its operations in Pakistan, the latest in a series of efforts from the ride-hailing firm as it looks to improve its financial performance. The company says its marquee app is ceas

Federal gig worker proposal tanks Uber, Lyft and DoorDash stocks

The stock prices of Uber, Lyft and DoorDash slid on Tuesday after the Department of Labor announced proposed changes to how workers should be classified. The prospective guidance is intended to &#8220

Uber and Motional to launch robotaxis across US over 10 years

Uber is getting back into the robotaxi game, only this time it’s tapping a third party to handle the self-driving tech. Motional, the Aptiv-Hyundai joint venture commercializing self-driving veh

Uber’s former security chief found guilty of covering up 2016 data breach

Uber’s former head of security has been found guilty of criminal obstruction for attempting to cover up a data breach that saw tens of millions of customer and driver records stolen. A federal jury

UK police arrest teenager suspected of Uber, GTA 6 hacks

Police in London have confirmed a 17-year-old teenager, who is suspected of involvement in high-profile breaches at ride-hailing giant Uber and Rockstar Games, has been charged with multiple counts of

4 employment law mistakes startups can stop making today

As the old saying goes, your people are your business' most important assets. And that's true for startups as well.

How do you stop another Uber hack?

As cyberattacks get more sophisticated, some of the strongest security features — like MFA — are being defeated, thanks to weaknesses in human behavior.

Adobe buys Figma, Uber gets hacked, and Google shrinks Area 120

Hello, friends! Welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we quickly sum up the most read TechCrunch stories from the last sevenish days. The goal? Even if you’ve had a busy week, a q

Uber investigating cybersecurity incident after hacker breaches its internal network

Uber confirmed on Thursday that it’s responding to a cybersecurity incident after reports claimed a hacker had breached its internal network. The ride-hailing giant discovered the breach on Thursday

Uber turns to Nuro for AV delivery and Razor charges into the seated scooter market

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This Week in Apps: Apple’s event brings a ‘Dynamic Island,’ new widgets and iOS 16

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. Global app spending reached $65 billion in th

Daily Crunch: Tim Cook weighs in on standardized messaging features: ‘Buy your mom an iPhone’

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