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Sindh govt speed-breakers for Über and Careem, may lead to u-turn on Pakistan’s PayPal dream

Minister’s ambitious driver registration deadline disconnected from reality

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Sindh govt threatens to shut down online taxi services

Online taxi services would be shut down if they don’t obtain a route permit

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Uber settles for $148 million with 50 US states over 2016 data breach

Uber had failed to disclose a major data breach in 2016

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Singapore competition watchdog fines Grab, Uber $9.5 million

Uber sold its Southeast Asian business to Grab in March

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India among five countries shortlisted to host Uber’s flying taxis

Last year, Uber announced that Dallas and Los Angeles will be the first two cities to get the service

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Toyota pours $500 million into driverless car tie-up with Uber

Technology from both companies will be integrated into purpose-built Toyota vehicles and deployed on Uber’s ride-sharing platform, with the first pilot rollout set for 2021

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China’s ride hailing app suspend services after a passenger was raped and killed

Didi Chuxing is the biggest ride-sharing firm globally by number of trips

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India’s Ola to launch in Britain as Uber rivalry heats up

Indian ride-hailing firm Ola said on Tuesday it plans to launch services in Britain this year, months after expanding operations in Australia, intensifying its rivalry with U.S. peer Uber Technologies Inc. Ola has obtained licenses to begin operations in South Wales in September, as well as Greater Manchester, and plans to expand nationwide by the…

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Uber to stop developing self-driving trucks

Uber will stop developing self-driving trucks that have been hauling cargo on U.S. highways, the ride-hailing company said on Monday, seeking to focus its autonomous-vehicle technology solely on cars.

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California passes bill giving consumers more control over how companies collect data

California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday signed data privacy legislation aimed at giving consumers more control over how companies collect and manage their personal information, a proposal that Google and other big companies had opposed as too burdensome. Under the proposal, large companies, such as those with data on more than 50,000 people, would be…

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‘Because I can’: ride-hailing app welcomes Saudi women drivers

Reem Farahat waited for a ride request. Her phone pinged. “I’ve already cried twice,” she said, heading out to work as one of Saudi Arabia’s first female drivers for Careem. The Dubai-based ride-hailing app, along with global behemoth Uber, reacted to Saudi King Salman’s September announcement of an end to the kingdom’s ban on female…

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Uber battles to keep London license in court appeal

Uber goes to court on Monday to overturn a decision stripping it of its license in London after being ruled unfit to run a taxi service in its most important European market. Regulator Transport for London (TfL) shocked the Silicon Valley firm last September by refusing to renew its license, citing failings in its approach…

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Uber stops self-driving car tests after woman’s death

PHOTO: REUTERS Uber suspended self-driving car tests in all North American cities after a 49-year-old woman was hit by such a car and killed According to a BBC report, she was hit while crossing the street in Tempe, Arizona. While self-driving cars have been involved in multiple accidents, it is thought to be the first…

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Online taxi drivers demand protection

Report by: Adil Tanoli ISLAMABAD: Drivers associated with online taxi services staged protest demonstration in Islamabad demanding security in the federal capital, a day after their young colleague was found dead in neighboring Rawalpindi, Samaa reported Wednesday. Sajawal Ameer, the 22-year-old ‘captain’ of popular ride-sharing service Careem, was found shot dead in Rawalpindi in what…

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Police arrest two in connection with Careem captain’s murder

RAWALPINDI: Police arrested two suspects in connection with 22-year-old Sajawal Ameer’s murder on Wednesday.  Two suspects were taken into custody a couple of days after they had allegedly killed Careem captain Sajawal Ameer. The suspects had allegedly shot to death Sajawal Ameer during a car snatching incident, according to Careem’s official press release. Also read:…

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In court clash, Waymo says Uber decided ‘to cheat’ to get ahead

NEWS DESK: Two tech giants racing for a lead in autonomous driving clashed Monday in court as former Google car unit Waymo’s lawyer argued that Uber’s boss deliberately chose “to cheat” to get a leg up on competitors, reported AFP. The accusations flew in the opening day of a blockbuster tech sector trial in which…

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Meet Riffat Shiraz–Pakistan’s first female bike captain

LAHORE: Riffat Shiraz is the first ever Pakistani female motorcycle captain of a transportation network company.  One has to give it up for Riffat Shiraz–considering that she’s the first Pakistani female motorcycle driver (or captains, as they are known) and transports people throughout Lahore to their destinations. So far, the venture has turned out to…

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Uber’s Chinese rival Didi Chuxing recruits in Mexico ahead of launch

MEXICO CITY: Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing has advertised online for a range of jobs in Mexico as it prepares to break into the country, one of rival Uber’s regional strongholds, reported Reuters. Didi Chuxing plans this year to launch a smartphone app in Mexico and to recruit drivers to the platform, Reuters reported last…

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SoftBank seals deal for large Uber stake, trimming valuation

Uber and SoftBank announced a deal Thursday allowing the Japanese tech titan to take a large stake in the US ridesharing giant, making a hefty cut in the valuation of the biggest venture-backed startup. SoftBank will own 15 percent of Uber’s equity following closing by acquiring shares from early investors, cutting the estimated value of…

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Uber dealt blow by EU court ruling that it is transport service

LUXEMBOURG: Ride-hailing app Uber provides a transport service and can be regulated like traditional taxis, the European Union’s top court said on Wednesday in a landmark ruling that will determine the rules Uber and peers have to respect in Europe. “The service provided by Uber connecting individuals with non-professional drivers is covered by services in…

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