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Uber Sets Up Another Hub for Self-Driving Car Research

Uber Sets Up Another Hub for Self-Driving Car Research

Uber is setting up another hub for self-driving car research. This one’s at the University of Arizona. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Uber, and the college announced the initiative on Tuesday. “Through the statement of intent that we signed today, Uber and the UA have agreed to work together on educational, workforce development, and research efforts in optics, engineering, and education …

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Stephen Colbert’s First Guests Include Elon Musk, Uber’s Travis Kalanick

Stephen Colbert’s First Guests Include Elon Musk, Uber’s Travis Kalanick

Stephen Colbert’s highly-anticipated debut in David Letterman’s old spot is fast approaching, and The Late Show has just revealed the guests Colbert will welcome in his first week. The list includes Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, as well as Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. That’s a lot of tech for a first week, and for a network late night program. …

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Uber Wants to Go Public in 18-24 Months, According to Leaked Documents

Uber Wants to Go Public in 18-24 Months, According to Leaked Documents

According to a leaked presentation to potential investors in China, Uber plans to go public in the next 18-24 months – putting the IPO sometime near the end of 2016 to the middle of 2017. Reuters reports on the documents, which also include plenty of financials. According to the presentation, Uber is expected to see global bookings of $10.84 billion …

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Uber’s Background Checks Let Murderer, Sex Offenders, and Other Felons Through the Cracks, Say DAs

Uber’s Background Checks Let Murderer, Sex Offenders, and Other Felons Through the Cracks, Say DAs

Uber’s background checks are not working, according to two California District Attorneys. The district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angeles have filed an update to a complaint originally filed in December. The suit’s overarching claim is that Uber has been continually misleading customers over the efficacy of its background checks. The amended complaints now contains specific allegations – most …

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Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Share Uber Ride With Princess Beatrice In NYC

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher had a wonderful weekend in New York City for two reasons. One, they celebrated Kunis’ birthday and two, they reunited with their longtime friends, Princess Beatrice and boyfriend Dave Clark. Kunis turned 32 on Friday, Aug.14, reports People. The couple was spotted around Manhattan with their baby daughter. They were later seen stopping for burgers …

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Uber Facing Another Lawsuit from Driver Who Claims Employee Status

Uber Facing Another Lawsuit from Driver Who Claims Employee Status

Uber is once again facing a lawsuit from a driver who says he should be treated as an employee, rather than an independent contractor. A Los Angeles man named Greg Fisher has sued Uber in California Northern District Court. He claims that Uber owes him unpaid minimum wages, unpaid overtime, and other damages. According to Fisher, Uber owes him this …

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Uber Is Getting Serious About Food Delivery

Uber Is Getting Serious About Food Delivery

Uber has its eyes on much more than just rides. Uber is getting serious about food delivery. The company has just updated its app and in places where its UberEATS service is available, the food delivery options is now front and center. Instead of simply being another ride option at the bottom, UberEATS is now its own section on the …

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Uber Dodges Lawsuit Filed by State Taxi Companies

Uber Dodges Lawsuit Filed by State Taxi Companies

Uber is, has, and will continue to face lawsuits in states across the country and countries across the world. Traditional taxi companies are less than thrilled with Uber (and other on-demand ride companies) over its business model – mainly the one that allows Uber drivers to operate without obtaining the same sort of permits as they do. One such lawsuit …

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Uber Petition Grows After Hong Kong Raid

Uber Petition Grows After Hong Kong Raid

Just a couple of days after police raided Uber’s Hong Kong offices, a petition to “Keep Hong Kong Moving” has already amassed nearly 40,000 signatures. “As you may have heard, police visited Uber’s offices in Hong Kong this week and took two interns into custody. Seven Uber driver-partners were pulled over as well. We’re glad to report they have all …

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Uber Sued for $1M in Dallas Rape Case Involving Driver with Criminal Record

Uber Sued for $1M in Dallas Rape Case Involving Driver with Criminal Record

Uber is facing yet another lawsuit – this time from a Dallas woman who says she was raped by one of the company’s drivers last month. We recently reported on the case, in which Uber driver Talal Ali Chammout allegedly drove a woman to her Dallas home, followed her inside, hit her in the back of the head, and raped …

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Uber Driver and 6th Grade Teacher Accused of Rape

Uber Driver and 6th Grade Teacher Accused of Rape

Another Uber driver has been accused of raping a female passenger. This story comes from South Carolina, where 39-year-old Patrick Aiello has been charged with kidnapping and first-degree sexual assault. He’s been denied bail. According to police, Aiello drove a woman and her male companion to the latter’s Charleston home. The woman reportedly exited Aiello’s car, but changed her mind …

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Uber Driver Accused of Rape Had Criminal Record, Used Phony Permit

Uber Driver Accused of Rape Had Criminal Record, Used Phony Permit

Once again, Uber is under fire for allegedly letting a rapist slip through the cracks. On July 25th, Uber driver Talal Ali Chammout allegedly drove a woman to her Dallas home, followed her inside, and raped her. Chammout has a criminal record, and served time in prison on federal weapons charges. He was just released in 2012. And according to …

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