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  • Uber ride data publicly accessible through Google

    On Thursday, a site-specific search on Google for trip.uber.com produced dozens of links to Uber rides that have been completed and cancelled, in countries around the world including the U.S., England, Russia, France and Mexico.

    Written by Zach Miners03 Sept. 15 23:39
  • New York City eases limits on Uber's growth

    The mayor of New York City has reached an agreement with Uber, dropping plans for a strict cap on its growth that would have limited the number of cars available in the city.

    Written by Zach Miners23 July 15 08:26
  • Massachusetts examining how Uber, Lyft cater to the disabled

    The Massachusetts attorney general's office has launched an examination into how Uber and Lyft cater to people with disabilities, potentially creating more regulatory problems for the ride-hailing companies.

    Written by Zach Miners18 July 15 09:44
  • Uber grabs mapping tech, employees from Microsoft

    Uber is adding to its mapping smarts by acquiring technology used by Microsoft's Bing Maps, and has hired roughly 100 Microsoft employees who work on image collection and data analysis.

    Written by Zach Miners30 June 15 08:04
  • Uber driver deemed employee by California Labor Commission

    In a decision that could have major implications for the way Uber does business in its home state, the California Labor Commission has ruled that a driver was an employee when she was driving for the company.

    Written by Martyn Williams18 June 15 01:25
  • 5 areas of IT that are on the rise

    Service brokers, SaaS, IDaaS, ArcOps, and the ‘sharing economy’ are the future, says Vito Forte.

    Written by Byron Connolly12 June 15 16:01
  • Uber CEO admits company is not perfect

    Uber has made enemies in the five years its cars have been on the road. Safety concerns have sparked lawsuits from regulators, its data collection practices have landed it in hot water, and CEO Travis Kalanick can’t seem to shake his spoiled brat image.

    Written by Zach Miners04 June 15 13:02
  • Italian court bans UberPop, threatens fine

    A judge in Milan banned UberPop in Italy on Tuesday, ruling that the car-hailing service constitutes unfair competition for taxi drivers.

    Written by Philip Willan27 May 15 03:55