Uber is pulling the brakes on its service in Morocco, which will cease on February 23, as it waits (and hopes) for local regulators to accommodate app-based ride-hailing. Read More
A food delivery driver who shot and killed a man in the Peachtree Heights West neighborhood on Feb. 17 has turned himself in, according to the Atlanta Police Department. Robert Bivines, 36, has been charged with the felony murder of Ryan Thornton, 30. Bivines, a driver for Uber Eats, allegedly shot the victim after a disagreement. Thornton was shot multiple times and died at Grady Memorial Hospital, police said. “The victim went down to meet the driver, received his order and began walking away from the vehicle. As the victim was walking away, it appears words may have been exchanged between he and the delivery driver,” police said in a written statement. Bivines fled the scene after the shooting. The post Update: Uber food delivery driver who killed customer turns himself in to police app
A food delivery driver shot and killed a man in the Peachtree Heights West neighborhood at 2870 Pharr Court South late Feb. 17, according to the Atlanta Police Department. Police believe the Uber Eats driver shot the victim, a 30-year-old man, after a disagreement around 11:30 p.m. He was shot multiple times and died at Grady Memorial Hospital, police said. “The victim went down to meet the driver, received his order and began walking away from the vehicle. As the victim was walking away, it appears words may have been exchanged between he and the delivery driver,” police said in a written statement. The driver then fled the scene in a white Volkswagen. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, police said. The post Uber Eats driver shoots and kills customer in Buckhead a
New taxes and fees on ride-hailing services have raised millions of dollars for transportation, infrastructure, and even public schools.
When black employee resource groups from a variety of tech companies come together, black magic happens. More specifically, black excellence happens. The Coalition of Black Excellence Week, spearheaded by Uber Litigation Counsel Angela Johnson in collaboration with black ERGs from over 40 tech companies like Facebook, Google, eBay, Lyft and Microsoft, kicks off this Monday in the San Francisco… Read More
Uber is preparing to sell its Southeast Asian business to Grab in exchange for a stake in the Singaporean ridesharing company that has a big presence in that region, according to a new report from CNBC. Read More
Uber lost $4.5 billion last year, but CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said he’s not worried. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, the newly appointed chief defended the company’s financials, saying that “we can turn the knobs to get this business even on a full basis profitable, but you would sacrifice growth and sacrifice… Read More
Uber has launched a new, lower-cost service in Nairobi called Uber Chap Chap. Made possible by using a fleet of fuel-efficient budget sedans, Uber Chap Chap (Swahili slang for “hurry, hurry”) is currently available in several areas of the Kenyan capital, including its central business district. Read More
There have been rumours of Uber planning to sell off its Malaysian business to rivals Grab in the wake of its poor performance in the SEA region. These rumours have appeared just after Uber received funding from Japanese conglomerate Softbank, who also has a stake in Grab. In the event that Uber departs Malaysia, Grab would appear to become the sole dominant ride-sharing service in the country, although there have been reports of other ride-sharing services such as Lyft and Go-Jek entering Malaysia. Uber’s potential departure may not bode well for Malaysians in the short-term, but other alternatives may present themselves equally viable as time progresses. Rumours have been rife in recent weeks of Uber potentially selling off its Malaysian operations to direct competitors Grab. Whi...