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Uber is taking a shuttle product it developed for commuters in India and Egypt and converting it for an American audience. The ride-hail and delivery giant announced Wednesday at its…

Uber has a new way to solve the concert traffic problem

Uber plans to deliver more perks to Uber One members, like member-exclusive events, in a bid to gain more revenue through subscriptions.  “You will see more member-exclusives coming up where…

Uber promises member exclusives as Uber One passes $1B run-rate

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TechCrunch Mobility: The wheels are starting to come off the Fisker EV bus

TechCrunch Mobility is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click TechCrunch Mobility — to receive the newsletter every weekend in your inbox. Subscribe for free. Welcome back to TechCrunch Mobility — your central hub for news and insights on the future of transportation. Before we jump into the startup and…

12:00 pm PDT • March 24, 2024
TechCrunch Mobility: The wheels are starting to come off the Fisker EV bus

Moove, an African mobility fintech that offers vehicle financing to ride-hailing and delivery app drivers, has raised $100 million in a funding round as it plots expansion into new markets.…

Uber leads $100M investment in African mobility fintech Moove as valuation hits $750M

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Uber CEO outlines plans for increasing driver EV access, reducing emissions at SXSW

Uber’s future will be greener, more affordable, and able to challenge Amazon at its own rapid delivery game, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi predicted while onstage this week at SXSW. His vision, which he charted out during an interview with city of Austin mayor Kirk Watson, isn’t entirely new. The company made a commitment in 2020 that…

9:28 am PDT • March 12, 2024
Uber CEO outlines plans for increasing driver EV access, reducing emissions at SXSW

Uber has signed a memorandum of understanding with an Indian government-backed firm that aims to make mobility and commerce more accessible across the South Asian nation. The ride-hailing giant said…

Uber to explore travel ticketing with India’s open commerce network

Uber, along with partners Mitsubishi Electric and autonomous robotics startup Cartken, are launching a service in Japan that will use self-driving sidewalk robots to deliver food to customers. The companies…

Uber Eats is launching a delivery service with Cartken’s sidewalk robots in Japan

Uber has quietly started testing a feature that lets gig workers pick up prepaid items from local stores and deliver them to customers in India. Called “Store Pickup,” the feature…

Uber testing prepaid-item pickup from local stores in India

Uber is shutting down alcohol delivery service Drizly three years after the cab-hailing company acquired it for $1.1 billion. Drizly ran independently all this time, and Uber eventually decided to…

Uber is closing alcohol delivery service Drizly three years after acquistion

Uber has quietly been testing a flexible pricing service in more than a dozen cities in India, a move that could help it expand its consumer base in the South…

Uber testing flexible pricing service in over a dozen Indian cities

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Ex-Uber CSO Joe Sullivan on why he ‘had to get over’ shock of data breach conviction

Before joining Uber as chief security officer in 2015, Joe Sullivan served for two years as a federal prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice, where he specialized in computer hacking and IP issues. He worked on a number of high-profile cases, from the first case in the U.S. of prosecution under the Digital Millennium…

7:07 am PST • December 8, 2023
Ex-Uber CSO Joe Sullivan on why he ‘had to get over’ shock of data breach conviction

Uber has secured another win over the struggling taxi industry. Soon, riders in London will be able to hail an iconic black cab in the city. London cabbies can now…

London’s iconic black cabs can soon be hailed on Uber

Uber is introducing new features geared toward addressing the issues of unfair deactivations that ride-hail and delivery drivers often face. Starting Monday across the U.S., Uber will roll out a…

Uber takes steps to combat unfair driver deactivations

Lyft is introducing a “more affordable sort of higher-end ride” in an attempt to offer ride-hail products that customers actually want, CEO David Risher said Wednesday during the company’s third-quarter…

Lyft picks comfort over sharing in bid to compete with Uber

Lyft’s strategy of slashing ride-hail fares to compete with Uber has resulted in slow and steady gains for the company, but competition remains fierce.  According to Lyft’s third-quarter earnings, reported…

Lyft’s price war with Uber yields mixed results

The former startup darling’s results can be viewed as an indication that its business model has matured and is now in a stable, profitable and cash-generating position.

Uber’s Q3 numbers include impressive profitability gains, slower-than-expected growth

Uber and Lyft have agreed to pay drivers in New York a combined $328 million to settle wage-theft complaints. The settlement is the result of state attorney general Letitia James’…

Uber and Lyft pay $328M to settle wage-theft complaints in New York

Phoenix-area Uber users can now hail a Waymo driverless vehicle. The two companies today announced the launch of the joint service, which we first reported in May 2023. To use…

Waymo driverless vehicles are now available through Uber, starting first in Phoenix

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Uber sexual assault survivors call for in-car cameras, tech upgrades

Hundreds of women have filed lawsuits against Uber claiming the company hasn’t done enough to prevent instances of sexual assault by drivers. Now a panel of judges has ruled that more than 80 cases can be consolidated into federal court.  The stakes are high for both parties with implications extending to future Uber riders and…

12:26 pm PDT • October 13, 2023
Uber sexual assault survivors call for in-car cameras, tech upgrades

Uber is expanding its peer-to-peer package delivery service, Uber Connect. Now customers who don’t want to schlep a package to the post office can request an Uber courier to do…

Uber couriers will now drop your package off at the post office

In a blow to Uber, DoorDash and Grubhub, a New York judge on Thursday ruled to allow the implementation of the minimum pay rate of $18 per hour for New…

Judge upholds $18 minimum pay for NYC delivery workers

When Uber launched its ride-hailing service, the company was more pariah than partner to the taxi industry. Some 12 years later, it seems to be the latter. Uber announced Tuesday…

Uber is getting tighter with taxi companies

Tech companies say they will help cities reach their ambitious decarbonization goals, but increasing public trust and working closely with government partners is key.

Navigating public-private partnerships with Uber, Cruise, and the mayor of Atlanta

Uber’s AI chatbot will help users find restaurant deals and reorder favorites on the app. Available in the U.S., U.K., Australia and Canada.

Uber Eats to launch Google-powered chatbot in late 2023

A year ago, a Massachusetts court ruled to throw out a 2022 proposed ballot measure that sought to define gig workers as independent contractors rather than employees. Now it appears…

The question of gig worker status in Massachusetts is back on

Uber Eats is developing an AI-powered chatbot that will offer recommendations to users and offer them a quicker way to place orders, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The…

Uber Eats is reportedly developing an AI chatbot that will offer recommendations, speed up ordering

Uber has raised the minimum age requirement for new rides-hailing drivers in California to 25 years old due to what it described as “baselessly higher” commercial insurance costs in the…

Uber, squeezed by insurance, increases minimum age for new drivers in California

Serve Robotics, the autonomous sidewalk delivery robot startup that spun out of Uber’s acquisition of Postmates, is going public via a reverse merger with a blank-check company. The reverse merger…

Uber, Nvidia-backed delivery robot startup Serve Robotics to go public

Uber has reported an operating profit during a fiscal quarter for the first time in its history. The company reported its second-quarter earnings for 2023 [PDF] on Tuesday morning, which…

Uber reports first quarterly operating profit in Q2 2023 results

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NYC gig workers need help accessing safe e-bikes amid lithium battery fires

The sight of bike delivery workers hustling through the streets of New York — oven mitts duct-taped to their handlebars, insulated pizza delivery bags strapped above the back tire — has been a staple long before the introduction of e-bikes and food delivery apps. Delivery workers are so integral to the landscape that it’s often…

6:37 am PDT • July 14, 2023
NYC gig workers need help accessing safe e-bikes amid lithium battery fires