Uber's posts - Greek uPOST

After Resignation of HR Chief, Yet Another Uber Exec Faces Allegations of Discriminatory Behavior After Resignation of HR Chief, Yet Another Uber Exec Faces Allegations of Discriminatory Behavior

Earlier this week, ridesharing giant Uber’s Chief People Officer Liane Hornsey resigned under allegations that she systematically shot down internal complaints about racial discrimination within the company—indicating at least some prior concerns about a toxic company culture of wild abandon during the tenure of…

Uber Now Runs Real-Time Background Checks on Drivers Uber Now Runs Real-Time Background Checks on Drivers

Uber has begun running constant background checks on its drivers so that the company can know immediately if a driver is charged with a crime.

Uber Maybe Planning Merger With Middle Eastern Competitor Careem, Insists This Merger Is Different Uber Maybe Planning Merger With Middle Eastern Competitor Careem, Insists This Merger Is Different

Ride-hailing giant Uber is planning to merge with its competition in the Middle East, though unlike prior deals in Southeast Asia, China, and Russia, it says it will remain in control of the merged entity.

Uber Regains Temporary License to Operate in London After Promising to Stop Being Terrible Uber Regains Temporary License to Operate in London After Promising to Stop Being Terrible

Ride-sharing giant Uber, which lost its license to operate in its millions-strong London market in September 2017 amid a Transport for London (TfL) ruling the company was “not fit and proper to hold a private operator license,” has won at least a temporary reprieve in its battle against UK regulators.

Uber Driver in Fatal Tempe Crash May Have Been Watching The Voice Behind the Wheel Uber Driver in Fatal Tempe Crash May Have Been Watching The Voice Behind the Wheel

The crash of an Uber self-driving car that killed an Arizona woman in March was “entirely avoidable,” according to police reports released by the Tempe Police Department. Cellphone data obtained by police suggests that the Uber operator was also streaming an episode of reality show The Voice at the time of the fatal…

Uber Is Trying to Patent an AI System to Identify Erratic Behavior in Riders Uber Is Trying to Patent an AI System to Identify Erratic Behavior in Riders

It looks like Uber has a growing interest in the behaviors of its users. According to a patent application filed by the company Thursday, Uber is planning to use machine learning to better understand the “state” of a passenger when they request a ride.

Uber Will Drop Up to $500 Million on Ads Letting You Know How Truly Sorry It Is Uber Will Drop Up to $500 Million on Ads Letting You Know How Truly Sorry It Is

When you screw up as hard as Uber has, an apology tour and a passing of the torch only goes so far. According to The Information, the ridesharing company plans to spend up to $500 million this year on ads intended to salvage its image.

Uber's Dara Khosrowshahi Tries Giving 'the D' to Coworkers Uber's Dara Khosrowshahi Tries Giving 'the D' to Coworkers

When he took over the company in August of last year, Dara Khosrowshahi was tasked with rehabilitating the fratboy image of Uber—a company where harassment was rampant, and internal memos had to advise employees how not to have sex with their coworkers. But based on a leaked memo, less than a year into the new CEO’s…

Report: Turkish President Erdogan Claims Uber's Turkey Business Is 'Over' Report: Turkish President Erdogan Claims Uber's Turkey Business Is 'Over'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told attendees at a Ramadan dinner on Friday that Uber’s branch in his country is “over” and the interior ministry gave orders to end its operations, per Bloomberg.

Uber Plans IPO in 2019, Wants to Be 'Amazon for Transportation' Uber Plans IPO in 2019, Wants to Be 'Amazon for Transportation'

Uber’s new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced Wednesday that the ridesharing company that has been clouded in controversy for the last few years is finally ready to go public, and intends to do so in the second half of 2019.

Women Are Still Fighting for the Right to Take Collective Action Against Uber  Women Are Still Fighting for the Right to Take Collective Action Against Uber 

Women who say their Uber drivers sexually harassed and assaulted them are still fighting the company for the right to bring their class action lawsuit to court. The firm representing the women, Wigdor LLP, filed a legal brief on Tuesday to challenge Uber’s arbitration policies, which continue to force many people with…

San Francisco Subpoenas Uber and Lyft for Proof Drivers Aren't Employees San Francisco Subpoenas Uber and Lyft for Proof Drivers Aren't Employees

Both Uber and Lyft have been subpoenaed by San Francisco’s city attorney for information on driver classification, wages, and benefits to see if the ridesharing companies are compliant, Reuters reports.

Uber Launches Panic Button for U.S. Riders Uber Launches Panic Button for U.S. Riders

Among Uber’s many troubles, passenger safety has been a persistent concern. In a new effort to curb sexual assault and other forms of violence perpetrated by drivers, Uber is adding new safety features to every U.S. rider’s app, including an “emergency button” that will call 911. In a few test cities, the button will…

Report: Uber Couldn't Even Leave Southeast Asia Without Pissing Everyone the Heck Off Report: Uber Couldn't Even Leave Southeast Asia Without Pissing Everyone the Heck Off

In March, Uber abandoned its operations in eight countries in Southeast Asia with an announcement that it was selling everything it had in the region to competitor Grab. Per a Monday report in the New York Times, it now looks like this exit was anything but graceful, and has infuriated both regulators and drivers in…

Uber Driver Arrested With Passengers in His Car on Outstanding Attempted Rape Warrant  Uber Driver Arrested With Passengers in His Car on Outstanding Attempted Rape Warrant 

An Uber driver was arrested by authorities outside Atlanta after a license plate check revealed he had a litany of outstanding warrants. Those charges included two counts of attempted rape, two counts of sexual battery, and three counts of aggravated burglary.

Guess I Didn't Click on That StumbleUpon Button Enough, Because the Site Is Dead Guess I Didn't Click on That StumbleUpon Button Enough, Because the Site Is Dead

Come June 30th, you will no longer be able to click on that little StumbleUpon icon to discover new websites. StumbleUpon is shutting down, and its makers are putting all their energy into founder Garret Camp’s other venture. No, not Uber, which he also also co-founded. But Mix.

Uber Says It's Bringing Self-Driving Cars Back to Pittsburgh, Mayor Does a Spit Take Uber Says It's Bringing Self-Driving Cars Back to Pittsburgh, Mayor Does a Spit Take

Following an announcement Wednesday that Uber will lay off about 300 employees and close up shop on its self-driving car testing operations in Arizona, the company revealed it would revive the program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Uber apparently did not bother to run that idea by the mayor of the city, as he was…

Trust in Self-Driving Cars Has Plummeted in the Last 6 Months Trust in Self-Driving Cars Has Plummeted in the Last 6 Months

Americans are generally pretty optimistic when it comes to new technologies. But there’s one futuristic tech that Americans are getting more and more afraid of with each passing year: Driverless vehicles. A whopping 73 percent of Americans don’t trust autonomous vehicles, up from 63 percent in late 2017.

The Supreme Court Just Torpedoed the Hopes of Every Gig Economy Worker The Supreme Court Just Torpedoed the Hopes of Every Gig Economy Worker

The Supreme Court, as you may have read, gave its opinion today on Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis and, in a 5-4 split, decided to uphold forced arbitration agreements that preclude employees from pursuing class-action lawsuits against their bosses in court. Neil Gorsuch penned the majority opinion, so join me in opening…

Lawmakers Want To Know How Ridesharing Companies Are Dealing With Sexual Assault and Harassment Lawmakers Want To Know How Ridesharing Companies Are Dealing With Sexual Assault and Harassment

Ridesharing companies have been around for years now, but they still have failed to make a convincing case they know how to deal with their sexual assault and harassment problems. On Monday, lawmakers sent a letter to the CEOs of Uber, Lyft, Juno, Curb, and Via, calling on them to provide more information on their…

More Uber's posts »

Language