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Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire:
Seattle's City Council passes legislation to establish minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers and raise per-ride taxes to fund programs like affordable housing   —  The Seattle City Council unanimously passed legislation Monday that will establish a minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers …
Nov 25, 2019, 11:15 PMIn context
Gwyn Topham / The Guardian:
TfL says Uber's London license will not be renewed after it identified risks in Uber's system that allowed drivers to fake their identity; some were unlicensed   —  Ride-hailing service to continue while it appeals against Transport for London decision  —  Uber has lost its licence …
Nov 25, 2019, 5:52 AMIn context
Tom Metcalf / Bloomberg:
Travis Kalanick has sold ~$1.5B worth of Uber stock since a post-IPO lockup expired on Nov. 6; a Nov. 11 filing suggests Kalanick could offload his entire stake   —  - Uber co-founder has sold more than half his stake in November  — Stake in ride-hailing company is now a minority of his fortune
Nov 22, 2019, 10:22 AMIn context
Faiz Siddiqui / Washington Post:
Uber plans to test letting riders and drivers in the US record audio of their trips “soon”, as a similar pilot program debuts next month in Brazil and Mexico   —  Uber plans to record audio during rides in the United States as part of a new security feature, its latest push …
Nov 20, 2019, 8:40 PMIn context
Kate Conger / New York Times:
Uber has been testing video recording of some trips in Texas, Florida, and Tennessee since July; riders, drivers can send video to Uber after safety incidents   —  The company says it is increasing the recording of rides to settle disputes between drivers and passengers and to improve safety.
Nov 20, 2019, 8:10 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Uber says user data requests in 2019 from the US and Canada rose 27% YoY, with 3,825 US requests for 21,913 user accounts; Uber shared data 72% of the time   —  Uber says the number of legal demands for riders' data made by U.S. and Canadian authorities has risen sharply in the past year.
Nov 20, 2019, 1:25 PMIn context
Brad Templeton / Forbes:
NTSB finds Uber's safety driver the primary cause of fatal Tempe crash, also blames lack of “safety culture” at Uber; AI not detecting jaywalkers played no role   —  The National Transportation Safety Board presented its findings today on the fatal crash involving an Uber test robocar and Elaine Herzberg.
Nov 19, 2019, 8:25 PMIn context
FinSMEs:
Berlin-based Enway, which is developing autonomous street-sweeping machines and other special purpose vehicles, raises €6M in seed funding led by Redalpine   —  Enway, a Berlin, Germany-based company that builds the next generation of cleaning services, raised €6M in seed funding.
Nov 19, 2019, 4:05 AMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Uber Chief Product Officer Manik Gupta, who joined from Google in 2015, says he is leaving the company   —  Uber Chief Product Officer Manik Gupta announced today he is leaving the company.  Gupta's last day will be December 13, he wrote in a note to Uber's product team today.
Nov 18, 2019, 4:40 PMIn context
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Bolt Bikes, which operates an e-bike subscription platform for gig workers in Sydney and Melbourne, expands to San Francisco and London   —  Bolt Bikes, the Sydney, Australia-based startup founded in 2017, is taking to the U.S. and U.K. its electric bike platform designed for gig economy delivery workers.
Nov 18, 2019, 8:40 AMIn context

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