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Is Uber Populating Its Map with Ghost Cars?

Is Uber Populating Its Map with Ghost Cars?

When you open the Uber app, the first thing you see is a map with (hopefully) a bunch of cars circling your location. Oh good, you think, there are plenty of drivers right next to me. I should be able to get a ride in no time. In theory, yes, if all those cars you see on the map are …

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Uber, de Blasio Strike Deal That Ends Plan for Driver Cap

Uber, de Blasio Strike Deal That Ends Plan for Driver Cap

The war is long from over, but it looks like at least one battle between Uber and the Bill de Blasio administration has reached a ceasefire. For now. Just days before the New York City Council was set to vote on a proposal that would cap Uber, putting a freeze on new drivers, the two have reached an agreement of …

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Uber Is Not Happy with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

Uber Is Not Happy with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

Like many cities, New York City has a powerful contingent that’s none too pleased with Uber and other on-demand ride services. The City Council is set to vote on a proposal that would cap Uber, putting a freeze on new drivers. According to the bill, the reason for the freeze is so the city can run a study on traffic …

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Uber Is Letting Some Drivers Take New Rides During Current Rides

Uber Is Letting Some Drivers Take New Rides During Current Rides

Uber is reportedly testing a new feature in San Diego that allows its drivers to accept new ride requests before they’ve even finished their current fare. From Forbes: “Skip the wait and accept upcoming trips so you can go straight to your next ride,” Uber said in the email. Drivers get a chance to reduce downtime between trips. But Uber …

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Uber Settles Lawsuit over Death of 6-Year-Old Girl

Uber Settles Lawsuit over Death of 6-Year-Old Girl

Uber has settled a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the tragic death of a six-year-old girl on New Year’s Eve, 2013. On December 31st at around 8pm, Sofia Liu, her younger brother Anthony, and mother Huan Kuang were struck as they walked a crosswalk in San Francisco. Sofia died as a resulted of the accident. The driver was logged in …

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Uber Has a New Option for the Elderly and Disabled

Uber Has a New Option for the Elderly and Disabled

Uber is testing a new ride option that caters to the elderly and the disabled. It’s called UberASSIST, and it’s launching in Los Angeles. “At Uber, we strive to create transportation options that fit everyone’s needs. Today we are announcing a new option that will allow riders needing an extra hand to request safe and reliable rides at the tap …

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Uber Driver Threatens to Cut Woman’s Neck in Crazy Voicemail

Uber Driver Threatens to Cut Woman’s Neck in Crazy Voicemail

A London Uber driver overreacted, a bit, to a customer who canceled her ride. He threatened to slit her throat. 28-year-old Anne Kealey says that she called an Uber at about 11am, but was forced to cancel the ride when it was a few minutes from her location – as people have to do from time to time. According to …

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Google Tests Waze-Powered Ride Service

Google Tests Waze-Powered Ride Service

Google is testing a Waze-powered carpooling program in Israel, according to multiple reports. The service, called RideWith, will let people pay drivers a “small fee for a ride to and from work,” reports Reuters. The service launched today in Tel Aviv. So, is Google jumping into the on-demand ridesharing space – and does Uber now have some big competition? Not …

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Uber Makes a Big Mapping Play, Hires 100 Bing Engineers

Uber Makes a Big Mapping Play, Hires 100 Bing Engineers

Uber is continuing its quest for maps self reliance, and is set to acquire a chunk of Bing’s mapping assets. Both Microsoft and Uber confirmed the deal to TechCrunch, but wouldn’t get specific on the terms. The deal will see Uber absorb around 100 Microsoft data collection engineers. A move this large proves that Uber really, really wants to get …

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Uber France Execs Reportedly Arrested

Uber France Execs Reportedly Arrested

Uber France CEO Thibault Simphal and Uber Europe GM Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty have both been taken into custody, according to reports from the AFP and France’s The Local. According to authorities, the two Uber bosses are being investigated for running an illegal operation. From The Local: According to BFM TV the pair are being investigated for “inciting illegal employment”, with the …

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French Taxi Drivers Burn Tires, Flip Cars in Massive Uber Protest

French Taxi Drivers Burn Tires, Flip Cars in Massive Uber Protest

If you’re looking to get around Paris today, expect delays. And fires. Roads to and from Paris airports and train stations are blocked, as is the beltway around the city, thanks to a massive protest against ride company Uber. The city’s Taxi drivers, who’ve been critical of Uber’s practices for some time, took to the streets today and reportedly flipped …

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Liam Neeson: Seth MacFarlane Does Spot-On Impersonation of ‘Taken’ Actor on ‘Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’

Liam Neeson is known for his thick brogue and low-pitched tone in films like Taken. If you turned on your TV to The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Monday night, but didn’t watch the screen, you’d have sworn Liam Neeson was his guest at one point. Alas Liam Neeson wasn’t anywhere near The Tonight Show on Monday. Instead, Seth …

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