To enhance safety, Uber introduces Phone Anonymisation

Uber, the world's largest on-demand ride-sharing company, today introduced two-way Phone Anonymisation, a new technology that will improve the way riders and drivers connect and communicate with each other. With this, when a rider and driver contact each other regarding a trip, both phone numbers will be anonymised, ensuring neither can see the other’s personal contact details.   Phone anonymisation is a
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Uber releases anthem of ICC world cup 2019

Uber releases anthem to energize ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup fans

As part of its exciting partnership with the International Cricket Council (ICC), Uber, the world’s largest personal mobility company, has released Way-O, Way-O, a song to energize fans at one of the world’s most anticipated sports tournaments - the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, 2019.   The rhythmic anthem is a cultural blend of harmonies, written by Sonal Dabral (Ogilvy) and composed,
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Uber Eats rents a commercial space from Bproperty

bproperty.com, the country’s leading real estate property portal that enables selling, buying and renting properties through its online and offline services, have recently signed an agreement with Uber Eats on Sunday, 26 May 2019. Uber Eats has rented a commercial space from Bproperty to use as an on-boarding center for their delivery partners and to facilitate other services.   The signing between Uber
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Uber introduces driver safety features

Ride-sharing giant Uber introduces "Driver Safety Toolkit" that provides GPS tracking facilities for every ride and an emergency button. The new feature includes Share Trip: Ride partners can now share their location and ride details with anyone for safety purposes. It can also allow delivery partners to more easily Share Trip and customise their trip sharing preferences. Emergency Button: This button lets partners connect
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Ola gets backed by Hyundai, Kia Motors

Ola, Indian ride-hailing company, has raised $300 million in Series J round from Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp which is considered to be their biggest combined investment to date. They also invested around $250 million in ride-hailing giant Grab last November. Ola expects the investment round to raise $1 billion to battle their rival Uber.
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New businesses take toll on Uber’s earnings

Uber, which is expected to go public sometime next year, just released its Q3 2018 financial results. Uber’s net losses increased 32 percent quarter over quarter to $939 million on a pro forma basis, though Uber expected these losses as it continues to invest in future growth areas. On an earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization basis (EBIDTA), Uber’s losses were
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What is the explanation for this growing number of customer complaints of ride sharing services?

Accountability has always been a BIG question for ride sharing companies. Many of the consumers feel they have been wronged by the service providers and the increasing number of complaints is a testament to that. The biggest explanation to this phenomenon can be the lack of enforcement of guidelines established nine months ago. Ride sharing companies have not registered with
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BEIJING, CHINA - 17 AUGUST 2017. Toutiao building in Haidian District of Beijing. Giulia Marchi/Bloomberg

Move aside Uber, China’s ByteDance is now the world’s highest-valued tech startup

ByteDhance, the Chinese Internet technology company operating several machine learning-enabled content platforms has overtaken Uber’s valuation to become world’s most valuable startup company, Forbes and Bloomberg reported. the company has completed a $3 billion investment that values the company at $75 billion. A source with knowledge of the deal confirmed the round to TechCrunch and suggested that the value is pre-money,
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Uber Launches uberHIRE In Dhaka

Uber, the world's largest on-demand ridesharing company, today announced the launch of uberHIRE in Dhaka. With uberHIRE, riders can book longer duration trips for day-long meetings, shopping or to simply explore and travel around the city. Uber’s launch of UberHIRE will give riders in Dhaka yet another alternative to private car ownership and enjoy the reliability, transparency and affordability that
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Uber raises fare in Dhaka

Within two months of its operation on Dhaka Streets, Uber, the global taxi hailing app yesterday announced to increase its fare by 20%-22%. The new rates for UberX, the lowest-cost option which is available in Dhaka will come into effect from Monday. In the website of Uber, it was said, “Starting Monday, January 23rd, your UberX fares will look slightly
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