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Uber can no longer operate in London

LONDON: London’s transport regulator on Friday stripped Uber of its license to operate from the end of the month, affecting over 40,000 drivers in a huge blow to the taxi app, reported Reuters. “Uber’s approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety…

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September 22, 2017

 

Uber board picks Expedia’s Dara Khosrowshahi as new CEO

NEWS DESK: Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] chose Dara Khosrowshahi, the chief executive of travel company Expedia Inc, as its chief executive on Sunday, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter, handing him the challenge of leading the ride-services company out of a nearly year-long crisis, reported Reuters. Khosrowshahi, 48, would take on the…

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August 28, 2017

 

Uber hikes Hong Kong fees amid legal troubles

HONG KONG: Uber Technologies Inc UBER.UL hiked on Monday its Hong Kong fees by up to 80% after a review of its business there, the embattled ridesharing company said, adding it was not having issues financing its operations in the Asian financial hub, reported Reuters. The San Francisco-based technology company, which recently suspended its services…

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August 21, 2017

 

Uber Pakistan taunts Careem over ‘Rishta Aunty’ service

KARACHI: Careem’s Rishta aunty has certainly earned flak from its rival competitor Uber Pakistan, who attacked the application based taxi service with a witty post on social media.  Trust competition to follow your every move and one slip could pave the way for them to take you head on. Which is exactly what Uber Pakistan…

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July 20, 2017

 

Uber suspends ride-sharing services in Macau in six days

HONG KONG: Uber Technologies Inc will suspend its services in Macau from July 22 as it has not been able to unlock the full benefits of ride sharing in the gambling hub, in another blow to the firm that is fighting legal scrutiny in many Asian markets, reported Reuters. This is the second time Uber…

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July 17, 2017

 

Uber CEO steps down following months’ long investigation into workplace practices

Uber Technologies Inc cofounder Travis Kalanick stepped down as chief executive of the ride-hailing service, following intense pressure from investors, a company spokesperson said on Wednesday, reported Reuters. Kalanick’s resignation comes after a months’ long investigation led by former US Attorney-General Eric Holder, who was hired by Uber to look into its culture and workplace…

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June 21, 2017

 

Teen allegedly murders Uber driver in Chicago

News Desk A teenager in Chicago has been charged over the murder of an Uber driver. According to a foreign news agency, prosecutors claimed that 16-year old Eliza Wasni stabbed 34-year-old Grant Nelson with a machete. Cook County State’s Attorney Michelle Cunningham said that the teenagers had stolen the weapons from a Walmart store around…

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June 2, 2017

 

Uber confirms $500 mln investment in Pakistan

KARACHI: Uber is committing US $500 million investment to growing its operations in Pakistan. According to a press release, this financial backing is supported and accelerated by the arrival of Uber’s Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty this week. The Uber team and Gore-Coty met with the Chairman Federal Board of Investment…

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May 13, 2017

 

Uber wants to launch ‘flying cars’ by 2020

SAN FRANCISCO: Uber said Tuesday it wants to launch a system of flying cars to move people around cities, with a goal of putting demonstration projects in place by 2020.

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April 26, 2017

 

Pressure mounts on Uber and CEO after missteps

Washington: After a series of embarrassing revelations, ridesharing giant Uber faces challenges in keeping growth on track, with top executive Travis Kalanick likely to face pressure to give up some control. Analysts say Uber’s rocky past month — marred by disclosures about a culture of sexism and its covert use of law enforcement-evading software —…

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March 7, 2017

 

Secret Uber software steers drivers from stings

San Francisco, United States: Uber on Friday acknowledged the use of a secret software program to steer drivers away from trouble, including sting operations by local authorities to catch lawbreakers. In the latest in a streak of damaging news for the ridesharing giant, Uber came forward about its “Greyball” software after a New York Times…

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March 4, 2017

 

Uber CEO apologizes

Uber chief Travis Kalanick has apologized, acknowledging that “I must fundamentally change as a leader and grow up,” after a video showed him verbally abusing a driver for the service. In a message to Uber employees late Tuesday, Kalanick cited the widely circulated video and said he “treated an Uber driver disrespectfully.” The incident which…

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March 1, 2017

 

Nisar takes notice of ban on online taxi services

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday took notice of ban imposed by Deputy Commissioner Islamabad on private taxi services including Uber and Kareem. According to Interior Ministry sources, the minister sought a report from Deputy Commissioner for the ban on the taxi service which used latest technology to keep in touch…

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February 2, 2017

 

Nisar takes notice of ban on Uber, Careem

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday took notice of ban imposed by Deputy Commissioner Islamabad on private taxi services including Uber and Careem. According to Interior Ministry sources, the minister sought a report from Deputy Commissioner for the ban on the taxi service which used latest technology to keep in touch…

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February 2, 2017

 

Top 10 Twitter trends of the week

By Noman Naushad Lalani 1.#WaqarZaka Pakistan’s prominent reality TV host, VJ and stunt performer Waqar Zaka was badly beaten up outside a restaurant in Clifton area of Karachi late Friday night. The video of the assault has gone viral on social media websites. In the video which was widely shared on Facebook and Twitter, unknown…

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February 2, 2017

 

Crackdown begins against Uber, Careem

ISLAMABAD: Authorities in federal capital kicked off a crackdown against taxi-sharing companies Uber and Careem. Also read: Confusion surrounds Uber, Careem ban According to our correspondent, the action started on the directives of Deputy Commissioner Islamabad. Sources said police have impounded several vehicles operated by Uber and Careem. – Samaa Uber, Careem services not closed…

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February 2, 2017

 

Uber suspends operation in Taiwan

Taipei: Uber announced on Thursday it is halting operations in Taiwan, saying it is at an “impasse” with authorities which deem the ride-hailing app as illegal. The US firm has racked up fines since it entered the Taiwan market in 2013 for running a business without the proper registration to operate as a taxi service….

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February 2, 2017

 

CM directs officials to resolve matters of Uber, Careem

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Wednesday directed the officials concerned to resolve all matters of private cab service, Uber and Careem as per legal requirements. Presiding over a meeting held here to review matters of the private cab services here, the chief minister said, if the people were getting good transport service then…

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February 1, 2017

 

Confusion surrounds Uber, Careem ban

Although Sindh and Punjab governments announced to declare private taxi services of Uber, Careem illegal, the measures taken by the authorities are surrounded by confusion. Watch this report…

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February 1, 2017

 

Lawmakers on Uber, Careem ban

Watch views of National Assembly members about a proposed ban on Uber and Careem taxi services over noncompliance of legal requirements.

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February 1, 2017

 

Proposed ban on Careem, Uber ridiculed on social media

Social media is rife with intense criticism of the government decision to ban taxi service that takes help from mobile phone application. Watch a video report.

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February 1, 2017

 
 
 
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