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Revenues digest: Uber India Systems and OLX

Uber India Systems earned Rs 533 crore in revenues for the year ended March 2018, reports the Economic Times, a 30% increase from revenues of Rs 410 crore for the year ended March 2017. Its net profit was up 39% to Rs 26 crore in FY18. Last year (unclear if 2017 or 2018), Uber India […] ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Uber, News, Internet, Classifieds, Earnings, Economic Times, OLX, Online Cab booking, Uber India Systems


Daily Crunch: Uber rolls out Rewards

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. Uber Rewards is rolling out; here’s how the perks work Uber Rewards calculates how much you’ve spent on Uber and Uber Eats in the last six months and awards you perks like no-fee cancellations if you rebook, guaranteed prices between your two favorite spots and free car upgrades. Uber says Rewards will b...
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$4 billion food delivery startup DoorDash hires a key Uber executive away to lead its engineering team

DoorDash has hired Ryan Sokol as its vice president of engineering. Sokol joins the company from Uber.  Sokol led and scaled UberEats, Uber's food delivery service, from its inception. He will lead DoorDash engineering, including product, infrastructure and data science, reporting to CEO Tony Xu. DoorDash was last valued at $4 billion in a $250 million funding round in August.  DoorDash, the $4 billion food delivery startup, has hired former Uber executive Ryan Sokol as its vice pres...
Tags: Apple, Uber, Trends, Xiaomi, Doordash, Tony Xu, Dara Khosrowshahi, Sokol, Ryan Sokol, Uber Sokol, UberEats Uber, Tony Xu DoorDash, CFO Prabir Adarkar VP Strategic Finance, Ravi Inukonda, Sarah Waegner, Sokol Adarkar


Spanish taxi drivers strike for stricter ride-hailing app regulations

Drivers in Madrid clash with riot police and block entry to major tourism fairSpanish taxi drivers demanding more regulations for app-based ride-hailing services blocked access to a trade exhibition centre in Madrid where a major tourism fair was on.Riot police trying to clear a blocked highway circling the Spanish capital briefly clashed with the drivers on Wednesday, many wearing the yellow traffic safety vests used by protesters in neighbouring France. Continue reading...
Tags: Uber, Apps, Europe, Technology, France, Spain, World news, Transport policy, Madrid


DoorDash poaches Uber Eats engineering boss

One way to gain ground on a competitor is to poach their best executives. We’ve seen it time and time again, from high-level Tesla employees fleeing for Lyft or Apple stealing Google’s AI talent. DoorDash, a well-funded food delivery unicorn, is familiar with this method of staffing. The company announced this morning that it has poached its second Uber employee in the last year to join its growing business. Ryan Sokol, credited with leading and scaling Uber Eats, Uber’s food delivery a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Food, Startups, Lyft, Uber, Softbank, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Pandora, Venture Capital, DST Global, Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Doordash


Starbucks coffee delivery lands in 6 more cities via Uber Eats

Starbucks is in the process of expanding its coffee delivery service far beyond Miami. Available via the Uber Eats app, the service has just launched in San Francisco, with five additional cities joining in the coming weeks. The post Starbucks coffee delivery lands in 6 more cities via Uber Eats appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Uber, Business, News, San Francisco, Trends, Miami, Starbucks, Smart Home, Uber Eats, Starbucks Delivers, Coffee Delivery


VCs give us their predictions for startups and tech in Southeast Asia in 2019

The new year is well underway and, before January is out, we polled VCs in Southeast Asia to get their thoughts on what to expect in 2019. The number of VCs in the region has increased massively in recent years, in no small part due to forecasts of growth in the tech space as internet access continues to shoot up among Southeast Asia’s cumulative population of more than 600 million consumers. There are other factors, including economic growth and emerging middle classes, but with more than 3.8 m...
Tags: Food, Fundings & Exits, TC, Uber, Asia, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Funding, US, Tech, E-commerce, Sea, Artificial Intelligence


Uber Rewards is rolling out. Here’s how the perks work

Did you blow enough money on Uber to get Diamond status? A lot of users are finding out tonight as Uber rolls out its rider loyalty Rewards program to San Francisco and a slew of other cities. The feature calculates how much you’ve spent on Uber and Uber Eats in the last six months awards you perks like no-fee cancellations if you rebook, guaranteed prices between your two favorite spots, and free car upgrades. Uber confirms to TechCrunch that Rewards will roll out to the entire US soon but n...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Mobile, Ecommerce, Lyft, Uber, Apps, Southeast Asia, US, San Francisco, Tech, New Jersey, Eta, Uberpool, Loyalty Programs, Western Massachusetts


Union calls for Uber drivers and Airbnb hosts facing tax crackdown to be protected

Treasury to reveal plans for new income-reporting regime to ensure people working in the gig economy pay fair share of taxThe Transport Workers Union of Australia has condemned the federal government’s plans to crack down on Uber drivers and Airbnb hosts who avoid paying tax.On Wednesday, Treasury released an industry discussion paper on plans for a mandatory regime to ensure people working in the sharing economy pay their fair share of tax. Continue reading...
Tags: Uber, Business, Technology, Tax, Australia news, Australian politics, Treasury, Airbnb, Australian economy, Deliveroo, Gig Economy, Business (Australia, taxThe Transport Workers Union of Australia


Uber's internal investigators 'overworked, underpaid, emotionally traumatized' with 1,200 cases a week: Report

A confidential internal document from Uber shows that the ride-sharing company's own investigators, who were responsible for keeping Uber safe for their riding customers, were “overworked, underpaid and at times emotionally traumatized as they struggled under the burden of nearly 1,200 cases every week.” From the CNN report: The 26-page memo, prepared by an outside risk management consultant, says that as recently as May last year, Uber's Special Investigations Unit was handling hundreds of ...
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Uber drivers and Airbnb hosts who avoid tax in government's sights

Treasury to reveal plans for new income reporting regime to ensure people working in the gig economy pay fair share of taxUber drivers and Airbnb hosts who avoid paying tax are in the federal government’s sights as work begins on a new income reporting regime.Treasury will on Wednesday release an industry discussion paper on plans for a mandatory regime to ensure people working in the gig economy pay their fair share of tax. Continue reading...
Tags: Uber, Business, Technology, Tax, Australia news, Australian politics, Treasury, Airbnb, Deliveroo, Gig Economy


Starbucks expands its delivery service to 6 more U.S. cities, starting with San Francisco

Starbucks on Monday announced an expansion of its delivery service in partnership with Uber Eats, which is now headed to six other major U.S. cities, starting with San Francisco this week. It will then roll out to Boston, Chicago, L.A., New York and Washington D.C., and is on track to reach one-quarter of U.S. company-operated stores in the weeks ahead, the company says. Starbucks Delivers, as the service is called, first began as a pilot program in Miami this past fall after a successful launch...
Tags: Ecommerce, Uber, New York, London, Washington, China, San Francisco, Tech, E-commerce, Chile, Alibaba, Tokyo, Miami, Starbucks, Uber Eats, Delivery Service


Starbucks expands its delivery service to 6 more US cities, starting with San Francisco

Starbucks on Monday announced an expansion of its delivery service in partnership with Uber Eats, which is now headed to six other major U.S. cities, starting with San Francisco this week. It will then roll out to Boston, Chicago, L.A., New York and Washington, D.C., and is on track to reach one-quarter of U.S. company-operated stores in the weeks ahead, the company says. Starbucks Delivers, as the service is called, first began as a pilot program in Miami this past fall after a successful launc...
Tags: Ecommerce, Uber, New York, London, Washington, China, US, San Francisco, Tech, Chile, Alibaba, Tokyo, Miami, Starbucks, Uber Eats, Delivery Service


Employees at some of Silicon Valley's most valuable startups tell us that fears of a recession are throwing ice water on their IPO dreams

2019 was supposed to be a blockbuster year for tech companies going public — but the volatility of the public markets is making some employees at IPO-bound tech companies nervous.  We spoke to a current employee at Uber and a current employee at Airbnb. Both companies are expected to hold their long-awaited IPOs this year.  The Uber employee says that there's a lot of anxiety within the company over the company's valuation — conflicting reports have said that Uber could go public with a market...
Tags: Apple, Uber, Ipo, Trends, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Travis Kalanick, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Signal, Brian Chesky, San Francisco Bay Area, Dara Khosrowshahi, Khosrowshahi, Trust Safety, Uber Lyft Slack Palantir


Starbucks is teaming up with Uber to start delivering coffee in 6 of the biggest US cities (SBUX)

Starbucks and Uber are joining forces to deliver coffee, snacks, and other items in six major US cities. 95% of the Starbucks menu will soon be available on the Uber Eats app, and purchases come with a $2.49 flat booking fee. It launches in San Francisco on Tuesday, and then rolls out in New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC in a few weeks.  The new system means Uber Eats couriers can deliver coffee from 3,500, or a quarter of all Starbucks stores in the US. Starbucks said...
Tags: Uber, Japan, London, US, San Francisco, Trends, Washington Dc, Miami, Starbucks, New York Boston Chicago Los Angeles, San Francisco Boston Chicago Los Angeles New York


Uber is Exploring Autonomous Bikes and Scooters

Uber is looking to integrate autonomous technology into its bike and scooter-share programs. Details are scarce, but according to 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson, who said Uber announced this at a DIY Robotics event over the weekend, the division will live inside Uber's JUMP group, which is responsible for shared electric bikes and scooters. From a report: The new division, Micromobility Robotics, will explore autonomous scooters and bikes that can drive themselves to be charged, or drive themsel...
Tags: Uber, Tech, Chris Anderson, ATG, Micromobility Robotics, New Mobilities


Following accidents, Dutch Uber lifts minimum driver age

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ride hailing firm Uber said Monday it is raising the minimum age of its drivers in the Netherlands and taking other measures to increase road safety after a series of fatal accidents involving Uber drivers.The... [Author: [email protected]]
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Uber's next big idea is self-driving scooters and bikes

Uber is going after a new autonomous vehicle project — self-driving scooters and bikes. The news came from the CEO of a robotics company, who tweeted that Uber announced its plans at a robotics event. Uber is already hiring for the new division, called "micromobility robotics." Uber is broadening its self-driving vehicle ambitions beyond just cars. Now it's going after two-wheel drives. The firm is reportedly working on self-driving scooters and electric bikes, announcing its plans at a robot...
Tags: Apple, Google, Uber, Trends, Chris Anderson, 3d Robotics, ATG, Uber ATG, Micromobility Robotics, Uber Advanced Technologies Group ATG Uber


Uber said to be developing self-driving electric scooters and bicycles

Self-driving electric scooters and bicycles at Uber have made news a bunch of times in the past, and now the company is said to be hiring engineers for the self-driving tech. These electric scooters and bicycles could drive themselves around cities in order to reach customers and charging points. Electric scooter and bicycle-sharing services including the ones from Uber as well as competitors Bird and Lime, allow customers to pick up the vehicles and then leave them on the pavement outside th...
Tags: Uber, News, Blogging, Rumors, Uber self-driving bicycles, Uber self-driving electric scooters


Is Uber planning to put its self-driving tech into bikes and scooters?

Uber reportedly has its eye on building autonomous electric bikes and scooters that ride to a user when summoned by an app. The technology could also be used to make its two-wheelers safer with obstacle avoidance systems. The post Is Uber planning to put its self-driving tech into bikes and scooters? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, Uber, News, Cars, Trends, Autonomous Bikes, Autonomous Scooters


8 Profitable Side Hustles which will Buff up your Savings in 2019

You're reading 8 Profitable Side Hustles which will Buff up your Savings in 2019, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Some people are just downright clever. They know how to go the extra mile. To always be one step ahead of everyone else. To see solutions where there are none. And what makes them so unique? Their ability to seize each opportunity that comes knocking, and their willi...
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Uh Oh, Uber Might Be Thinking About Self-Driving Scooters and Bikes Now

Uber—the company that had to pull its self-driving cars off the road for most of 2018 that allegedly came after warnings of routine accidents—is hiring for a program that may work on self-driving “micromobility” devices, TechCrunch reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Science, Technology, Scooters, Bird, Autonomous Vehicles, Electric Scooters, Lime, Self Driving Cars, Uber Jump


Uber is exploring autonomous bikes and scooters

Uber is looking to integrate autonomous technology into its bike and scooter-share programs. Details are scarce, but according to 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson, who said Uber announced this at a DIY Robotics event over the weekend, the division will live inside Uber’s JUMP group, which is responsible for shared electric bikes and scooters. I'm told that this team will actually live in Uber's @jump_rides group. @UberATG will continue to focus on self-driving cars — Chris Anderson (...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Tech, Jump, Electric Bikes, Chris Anderson, Electric Scooters, ATG, Nick Foley, Micromobility Robotics, New Mobilities


I tried Uber’s luxurious London competitor Wheely, and it made me think it's possible for money to buy happiness

Luxurious Russian chauffeur app Wheely launched into London last year. CEO Anton Chirkunov said that the company is trying to attract drivers in the capital away from Uber. I tried Wheely on two occasions — once from my flat to Gatwick Airport (£75, or $97), and once to Heathrow (£70, or $90). It was more like having a personal driver than being in a taxi. I've lived in London for more than five years, and getting around is officially becoming exhausting. Over the last few years I've become r...
Tags: Uber, UK, London, Trends, Paris, Heathrow, Gatwick, Moscow, Gatwick Airport, South East London, Addison Lee, LONDON MOSCOW, Anton Chirkunov, Financial Times Read, Chirkunov


Elon Musk's 'incredibly expensive' tunneling plans unrealistic, says Uber

Elon Musk’s plans for underground tunnels to solve congestion in cities are unrealistic because they are too expensive to dig, Uber has said. Speaking about its “flying car” project, the company’s aviation engineering director, Mark Moore, said the Boring Company tunnels pioneered by the entrepreneur were “one of the most expensive things you can do”. "It's a great thing if he can do it. The cost is really what he's up against. It really is incredibly expensive to dig holes under the gro...
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2 dealmakers named David: Uber and Lyft's expected IPOs will trigger competition at Google's in-house VC firms (GOOGL, GOOG)

Uber and Lyft have both confidentially filed for IPOs with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and are expected to go public in 2019. While the ride-hailing competitors have dueling IPOs, Google's parent company Alphabet stands to gain no matter who fares better. Alphabet has substantial investments in both Uber and Lyft through its two venture capital arms, GV and CapitalG. The 2019 tech IPO line up has promised plenty of side-choosing as ride hailing rivals Lyft and Uber prep for duelin...
Tags: Apple, Google, Lyft, Uber, Ipo, Singapore, Softbank, Trends, David, Google Ventures, Wall Street Journal, Securities And Exchange Commission, Alphabet, Axel Springer, Comcast Ventures, Lee


In dueling Uber and Lyft IPOs, two Google dealmakers named David share competing interests (GOOGL, GOOG)

Uber and Lyft have both confidentially filed for IPOs with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and are expected to go public in 2019. While the ride-hailing competitors have dueling IPOs, Google's parent company Alphabet stands to gain no matter who fares better. Alphabet has substantial investments in both Uber and Lyft through its two venture capital arms, GV and CapitalG. The 2019 tech IPO line up has promised plenty of side-choosing as ride hailing rivals Lyft and Uber prep for duelin...
Tags: Google, Lyft, Uber, Ipo, Singapore, Softbank, Trends, David, Jeff Bezos, Google Ventures, Wall Street Journal, Securities And Exchange Commission, Alphabet, Axel Springer, Comcast Ventures, Lee


Pro.com raises $33M for its home improvement platform

Pro.com is basically a general contractor for the age of Uber and Prime Now. While the company started out as a marketplace for hiring home improvement professionals, it has now morphed into a general contractor and serves Denver, Phoenix San Francisco, San Jose and Seattle. Today, Pro.com announced that it has raised a $33 million Series B round led by WestRiver Group, Goldman Sach and Redfin. Previous investors DFJ, Madrona Venture Group, Maveron and Two Sigma Ventures also participated. We...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Uber, Real Estate, Microsoft, Oregon, Finance, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Ceo, Portland, San Jose, Portland Oregon, Seattle


Wealth inequality is literally killing us. The economy should work for everyone.

Economic hardship is linked to physical and psychological illness, resulting in added healthcare expenses people can't afford.The gig economy – think Uber, Lyft, TaskRabbit, Handy – is marketed as a 'be your own boss' revolution, but it can be dehumanizing and dangerous; every worker is disposable.The cooperative business model can help reverse wealth inequality. Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America by now at amazo...
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Flutterwave and Visa launch African consumer payment service GetBarter

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Harley Davidson reveals more about its push into electric vehicles Venture capital, global expansion, blockchain and drones characterize African tech in 2018 Fintech startup Flutterwave has partnered with Visa to launch a consumer payment product for Africa called GetBarter. The app based o...
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