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Faiz Siddiqui / Washington Post:
Uber riders in some cities, including DC and San Diego, were charged 100x the advertised fare, with some fares exceeding $1,000; Uber says glitch has been fixed   —  One passenger said she paid $1,308 for a $13.08 fare.  Decimal points matter.  —  Uber passengers in multiple cities …
Jul 17, 2019, 10:25 PMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Uber open sources Plato, a tool for developing and testing conversational AI across many deep learning frameworks including TensorFlow and PyTorch   —  Designing conversational AI isn't as Sysiphean as it sounds.  Tools like Google's Dialogflow, Microsoft's Bot Framework …
Jul 16, 2019, 1:10 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Los Angeles Times:
Drivers from the I'm Independent Coalition, which works with Uber and Lyft, were paid $25-$100 to protest a bill that would give them some employee protections   —  Fighting to stave off a bill that could force them to treat their workers as employees, Uber and Lyft last week deployed an unusual weapon …
Jul 15, 2019, 5:00 PMIn context
Sara Ashley O'Brien / CNN:
Uber releases its third annual global diversity report, ties some diversity goals for 2022 to the compensation of senior executives for the first time   —  New York (CNN Business)Uber's workforce may still be mostly white men, but the company says it is taking new measures to diversify its staff, especially managerial roles.
Jul 15, 2019, 10:55 AMIn context
Keiko Morris / Wall Street Journal:
Despite Amazon's NYC HQ2 retreat, tech giants like Google, Facebook, and even Amazon still seek to rent millions of square feet and employ thousands in New York   —  Facebook, Google, Uber and Amazon embrace Manhattan as an East Coast hub  —  Big technology companies are doubling …
Jul 15, 2019, 6:40 AMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Vox:
Sources: Postmates has had talks with DoorDash, Walmart, Uber, and others about being acquired, is still considering following through with its much-delayed IPO   —  Food delivery prices, labor rights, and the state of the IPO market are all at stake.  —  A half-dozen American food-delivery companies are battling for dominance.
Jul 11, 2019, 9:00 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Uber launches Uber Comfort in 40 US markets and Ottawa, letting riders request better legroom, higher rated drivers, and more for a 20%-40% premium over UberX   —  You can get access to Uber's controversial Quiet Ride button that lets you ask your driver for silence if you'll pay a 20% to 40% premium atop the UberX price.
Jul 9, 2019, 1:10 PMIn context
Martha Pskowski / The Verge:
Uber Eats couriers in Mexico, delivering orders by bikes, describe dangerous work conditions and impossibility of obtaining promised insurance after accidents   —  In the past six months, five Uber Eats couriers in Mexico have died in crashes, and dozens more have been injured.
Jul 7, 2019, 4:20 PMIn context
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Ola says it has received a private hire vehicle license from Transport for London and plans to launch its ride-hailing service in the city in September   —  London's transport agency has given India's Ola the green light to launch its ride-hailing service in the UK capital …
Jul 5, 2019, 2:25 PMIn context
Rita Liao / TechCrunch:
Following two deadly passenger incidents in 2018, Didi Chuxing says it has removed over 300K drivers that failed to meet its standards   —  2018 was the year when Didi Chuxing, the ride-hailing company that defeated Uber in China, vowed to put safety ahead of rocket-ship growth after two deadly passenger incidents.
Jul 3, 2019, 2:25 PMIn context

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