Articles tagged “uber”

A Startup Is Offering Extra Insurance for Uber and Lyft Rides

A Startup Is Offering Extra Insurance for Uber and Lyft Rides

Sarah Skidmore Sell, The Associated Press

It's hard to imagine people having the time to think about buying insurance for an Uber or Lyft ride, let alone understanding what it gets them. We're more sure that both companies should better explain their insurance policies to passengers.

1 day ago

Southeast Asia’s Ridesharing Battle Continues With $1 Billion Investment in Grab

Southeast Asia’s Ridesharing Battle Continues With $1 Billion Investment in Grab

Ville Heiskanen, Bloomberg

After forcing Uber to cooperate with its ambitions in Asia, Grab is receiving billions in funding to compete against rival service Go-Jek.

5 days ago

Uber Is Expanding Its Electric Bike Rentals Into Europe

Uber Is Expanding Its Electric Bike Rentals Into Europe

Natalia Drozdiak and Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is on a "charm offensive," as this story points out, trying to expand into markets that have proven tricky in the past. Will it work?

1 week ago

Uber Faces Political Risks by Delaying IPO to 2019

Uber Faces Political Risks by Delaying IPO to 2019

Conor Sen, Bloomberg

The author has a valid point about the expected U.S. political environment during the next two years. Uber, however, still has some internal politics to clean up and is on its own timeline.

2 weeks ago

European Ride-Hailing Service Taxify Secures $1 Billion Valuation

European Ride-Hailing Service Taxify Secures $1 Billion Valuation

Dinesh Nair, Bloomberg

Taxify is making impressive gains, but will have to face the same threat of ridesharing regulation as Uber and other players.

3 weeks ago

Airbus Takes on Uber With New Flying Taxi Division

Airbus Takes on Uber With New Flying Taxi Division

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

It's kind of a surprise that it has taken Airbus this long to set up a dedicated division covering the future of transport. Still, given the company's financial might, you'd expect it to quickly become a leader in the field.

3 weeks ago

Scooter Startups Believe They Can Become the Next Uber or Lyft

Scooter Startups Believe They Can Become the Next Uber or Lyft

Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg

Thinking you can revolutionize urban mobility is a start, but for these electric scooter startups that possibility seems far from the reality at the moment, if you ask us.

3 weeks ago

Uber Tests Its Service in Japan in the Hopes of Expanding Beyond Tokyo

Uber Tests Its Service in Japan in the Hopes of Expanding Beyond Tokyo

Ma Jie and Yuji Nakamura , Bloomberg

Under CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, the company is pursuing its global expansion plans in a very different manner.

4 weeks ago

Americans Fearful of Self-Driving Cars: New AAA Survey

Americans Fearful of Self-Driving Cars: New AAA Survey

Keith Naughton, Bloomberg

A new AAA survey doesn't bode well for companies like Alphabet and Tesla that are betting big on self-driving cars. The bottom line is that Americans are still freaked out by the idea of not having a real person behind the wheel. Will anything ever ease those anxieties?

4 weeks ago

Uber Picks a New Regional Manager for Its Key European Business

Uber Picks a New Regional Manager for Its Key European Business

Nate Lanxon, Bloomberg

It's just over a month until Uber's big day in court with London regulators. Jamie Heywood is certainly being thrown in at the deep end.

1 month ago

Lyft Is Quietly Catching Up to Uber in Canada Expansion

Lyft Is Quietly Catching Up to Uber in Canada Expansion

Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

Slow and steady may win the race for Lyft, which is surely happy to sit back and let Uber struggle with its high-profile problems.

1 month ago

Uber Hires Former Top NTSB Official as it Faces Federal Accident Probe

Uber Hires Former Top NTSB Official as it Faces Federal Accident Probe

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has wasted no time in deepening the ridesharing service's relationships in Washington. Bringing on board the former chairman of the NTSB as it faces an investigation into a woman's death involving a driverless car shows his commitment to put Uber's rocky past behind it.

1 month ago