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  • Buying Uber might give Google a ride into the future

    Google CEO Larry Page likes to talk about taking "big bets" into new areas like driverless cars and delivery services. An acquisition of Uber might be a gamble that could pay off for both companies.

    Written by Zach Miners04 Feb. 15 13:51
  • Uber to develop self-driving cars, butting heads with Google

    Uber is joining forces with Carnegie Mellon University to open a research center that will develop self-driving cars, expanding its business in a new direction and opening a potential rift with Google.

    Written by Zach Miners03 Feb. 15 12:31
  • Uber will fight to keep its Boston ride data private

    Earlier this month, Uber agreed to provide Boston city officials a wealth of ride data to help them make better planning decisions -- but it will go to considerable lengths to ensure that data is not made public.

    Written by Fred O'Connor31 Jan. 15 08:54
  • Uber passenger who alleged Delhi rape sues in US

    A passenger who says she was raped and sexually assaulted by an Uber driver in New Delhi has sued Uber in a U.S. court, alleging that the company was negligent and that its commitment to passenger safety comes second to profits.

    Written by Martyn Williams30 Jan. 15 09:31
  • Uber applies for license in Delhi under new conditions

    Banned from Delhi in December after the alleged rape of a woman passenger by one of its drivers, Uber has applied for a license under the city's revised Radio Taxi Scheme that places tighter controls on taxi operators.

    Written by John Ribeiro23 Jan. 15 18:39
  • Google, Facebook, Apple spent record amounts on lobbying in 2014

    The tech industry's most influential companies spent record amounts of money on federal lobbying in 2014 despite a general drop in lobbying by most tech companies. The spending was often directed at areas away from the central business of technology, and it indicates how diverse and powerful major tech companies are becoming.

    Written by Martyn Williams22 Jan. 15 12:41
  • Uber gives Boston the gift of data

    Boston city officials will be the first to dip their fingers into Uber's pot of data, under new plans laid out by the mobile car-summoning service.

    Written by Zach Miners14 Jan. 15 07:36
  • Need a ride? 3 ridesharing and 2 taxi apps considered

    The time to pick a ridesharing app for your phone isn't when it's dark and cold, there aren't any cabs to be had and you realize you'd really like a ride home. The time to download one is well before you need it.

    Written by Jake Widman10 Jan. 15 02:10
  • Uber temporarily suspends service in Portland

    Uber is suspending its service in Portland, Oregon, for the next three months while city regulators there work to reframe local laws around taxis and car hailing apps.

    Written by Zach Miners19 Dec. 14 11:01
  • Uber driver in Boston area faces rape charges

    An Uber driver in the Boston area is facing rape and other charges for allegedly beating and sexually assaulting a passenger earlier this month.

    Written by Grant Gross19 Dec. 14 04:20
  • Uber envisions a safer ride in 2015

    Uber, in 2015, is resolving to make its car hailing service safer, partly by enhancing its driver screening through the use of biometrics and voice verification.

    Written by Zach Miners18 Dec. 14 08:45
  • 12 most eye-popping VC tech deals of 2014

    While the three largest venture capital deals of the year in the technology industry went to consumer-focused startups, most of the other top investments went to companies building products that could reshape the enterprise IT landscape.

    Written by Brandon Butler16 Dec. 14 05:58