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Amazon's Last Mile Amazon's Last Mile

Who delivers Amazon orders? Increasingly, it’s plainclothes contractors with few labor protections, driving their own cars, competing for shifts on the company’s own Uber-like platform. Though it’s deployed in dozens of cities and associated with one of the world’s biggest companies, government agencies and customers…

Does Uber's Fired Self-Driving Car Guru Really Believe This Shit? [UPDATE: Yes] Does Uber's Fired Self-Driving Car Guru Really Believe This Shit? [UPDATE: Yes]

Anthony Levandowski is the artificial intelligence whiz at the heart of the nasty legal dispute between Waymo and Uber. Following his unceremonious firing from Uber, he’s been keeping himself busy by founding a church based on the idea of worshipping a future AI deity. As he shares more details about his philosophy,…

Uber Lawsuit Lists Actionable Changes Uber Could Make to Prevent Sexual Assault Uber Lawsuit Lists Actionable Changes Uber Could Make to Prevent Sexual Assault

On Tuesday, two anonymous women filed a lawsuit against Uber on behalf of individuals who have experienced “rape, sexual assault, physical violence, and gender-motivated harassment” by Uber drivers. The lawsuit states that both women were sexually assaulted by their Uber drivers, and accuses Uber of creating a system…

Uber Board Members Put Aside Differences to Accept Giant Sack of Investment Cash Uber Board Members Put Aside Differences to Accept Giant Sack of Investment Cash

Uber has struck a multi-billion dollar deal led by investment companies Softbank and Dragoneer. The agreement will not only give SoftBank a major stake in Uber—it is looking to buy up at least 14% of the company—but it will help put a rest to one of the many ongoing battles for new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

Uber Needs Obamacare to Work Just as Much as Trump Wants It to Fail Uber Needs Obamacare to Work Just as Much as Trump Wants It to Fail

As the Trump administration guts spending on marketing campaigns for Obamacare, aiming (unsuccessfully) to undercut enrollment, tech companies are launching their own campaigns to promote insurance plans offered under the Affordable Care Act.

Uber Is Still Trying to Do That Flying Car Thing [Updated] Uber Is Still Trying to Do That Flying Car Thing [Updated]

Correction: This story originally overstated NASA’s relationship with the Uber project. It has been updated to better reflect the agency’s involvement. We regret the error.

I Have a Few Questions About This Video of a Woman Stealing From an Uber Driver's Tip Jar [Updated] I Have a Few Questions About This Video of a Woman Stealing From an Uber Driver's Tip Jar [Updated]

An unsettling video went viral on Reddit late Monday night. It shows a young woman in an Uber who empties out the driver’s tip jar and then flees the scene with two friends. I have a few questions about what’s going on here.

Uber (Belatedly) Commits $5 Million to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention  Uber (Belatedly) Commits $5 Million to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention 

Uber announced on Sunday that it’s taking new steps toward preventing sexual assault and domestic violence, starting with a $5 million donation to its partners—Raliance, National Network to End Domestic Violence, No More, Women of Color Network, Casa de Esperanza, A Call to Men, and The National Coalition of…

Waymo's Case Against Uber Just Took a Few Blows Waymo's Case Against Uber Just Took a Few Blows

Waymo, the self-driving car unit owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, is now about a month away from its trade secret trial against Uber, and things are starting to get a little messy. Waymo planned to argue that Uber stole nine of its trade secrets and used them in its own self-driving cars in order to cut…

Far-Right Twitter Personality Laura Loomer Banned From Uber, Lyft for Racist Tweets [Updated] Far-Right Twitter Personality Laura Loomer Banned From Uber, Lyft for Racist Tweets [Updated]

Laura Loomer, the former Rebel Media contributor best known for stage-crashing a Donald Trump-themed production of Julius Caesar and blaming her car’s blown tires on probably fictional leftist saboteurs, has joined the exclusive but growing club of far-right Twitter personalities banned from Uber for racism.

Upgrade Your Travel Status to Platinum With American Express Upgrade Your Travel Status to Platinum With American Express

The American Express Platinum is the original premium travel credit card. Not to be outdone by increasingly stiff competition, recent additions and upgrades to Platinum membership offer amazing value to the right travelers.

Uber Hit With Yet Another Lawsuit, This Time Alleging Sexual Discrimination Uber Hit With Yet Another Lawsuit, This Time Alleging Sexual Discrimination

Uber, the international ride-sharing company which has been frantically trying to stabilize its course after former CEO Travis Kalanick resigned in June amid allegations he oversaw widespread sexual harassment, is facing another lawsuit.

It’d Be A Business Miracle If Tesla And Uber Succeed At All It’d Be A Business Miracle If Tesla And Uber Succeed At All

Raise cash, burn it, rinse, repeat—that has essentially been the business model of enterprising startups like Tesla and Uber for some time. And an insightful report from The Economist shows just how uncommon it is for companies like that to achieve prolonged success.

Alphabet Definitively Ends Friendship With Uber, Welcomes New Best Friend Lyft Alphabet Definitively Ends Friendship With Uber, Welcomes New Best Friend Lyft

Lyft announced today that Alphabet’s investment arm CapitalG—formerly known as Google Capital—led a $1 billion investment round in the ride-sharing company.

Waymo Is Trying to Force Uber to Hand Over Its Self-Driving Car Source Code Waymo Is Trying to Force Uber to Hand Over Its Self-Driving Car Source Code

Uber and Waymo have been locked in a legal fight for months over the companies’ self-driving car technology—and now Waymo is asking a judge to compel Uber to hand over the source code that pilots Uber’s fleet of autonomous vehicles.

A Damning Hollywood Film Probably Wouldn’t Help Uber Hire Women A Damning Hollywood Film Probably Wouldn’t Help Uber Hire Women

When it comes to hiring women and underrepresented minorities into engineering positions at Uber, the company’s head of HR Liane Hornsey thinks “it’s going to be bloody hard.”

Self-Driving Cars Are Super Duper Safe, Self-Driving Car Companies Say Self-Driving Cars Are Super Duper Safe, Self-Driving Car Companies Say

Self-driving test vehicles are already on the roads in several states, including California, Arizona, and Massachusetts, but the futuristic world of robot cars on every street hasn’t materialized quite yet. People are still freaked out by the idea of getting in a car that doesn’t have anyone behind the wheel—and so…

Researchers: Uber’s iOS App Had Secret Permissions That Allowed It to Copy Your Phone Screen Researchers: Uber’s iOS App Had Secret Permissions That Allowed It to Copy Your Phone Screen

To improve functionality between Uber’s app and the Apple Watch, Apple allowed Uber to use a powerful tool that could record a user’s iPhone screen, even if Uber’s app was only running in the background, security researchers told Gizmodo. After the researchers discovered the tool, Uber said it is no longer in use and…

Senate Panel Approves Legislation That Would Put a Hell of A Lot More Self-Driving Cars on US Roads Senate Panel Approves Legislation That Would Put a Hell of A Lot More Self-Driving Cars on US Roads

The US Senate Commerce Committee has unanimously approved a bill that would prevent states from creating laws that regulate development and performance of self-driving cars and help put more autonomous vehicles on public roads.

Ongoing Uber Power Struggle Is... Still Ongoing Ongoing Uber Power Struggle Is... Still Ongoing

Travis Kalanick, the Uber co-founder who lost his CEO throne in June but remains on its board of directors, saw his grip on the direction of the company bludgeoned this afternoon following a vote to eliminate the special voting powers of stock owned by early shareholders.

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