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Uber CEO apologises for company’s culture

At a meeting open to all Uber Technologies employees on Tuesday, Travis Kalanick apologised for cultural failings at his company after a former employee alleged she was harassed and discriminated against while working there. Alongside board member

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Ford pumps $1bn into AI

Ford Motor Co is investing US$1bn in a months-old start-up founded by two pioneers in the nascent autonomous vehicle sector. The Pittsburgh-based artificial intelligence company Argo AI will develop the brains – specifically, a virtual

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UberEats expands SA footprint

Uber’s food delivery service, UberEats, is expanding its footprijnt in South Africa, growing to new suburbs in Johannesburg and Cape Town. From Thursday, UberEats is also available in areas north

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Uber making progress with SA mapping project

Internet ride-hailing service Uber has begun mapping Johannesburg, using specially equipped vehicles to gather imagery and other information aimed at improving its core product. In 2016, Uber started putting mapping cars on the road in Mexico, Canada

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120 companies challenge Trump on immigration

More than 120 companies, from Apple to Zynga, filed an impassioned legal brief condemning US President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, stepping up the industry’s growing opposition to the policy. The amicus brief was filed late

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Uber hires Nasa engineer to build flying cars

In 2010, an advanced aircraft engineer at Nasa’s Langley Research Centre named Mark Moore published a white paper outlining the feasibility of electric aircraft that could take off and land like helicopters but were smaller and quieter. The

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Uber CEO quits Trump advisory council

Uber Technologies CEO Travis Kalanick is stepping down from US President Donald Trump’s business advisory council after criticism from customers and drivers. Kalanick’s participation on the council, along with more than a dozen other US

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Tech giants angry over Trump immigration order

Google has asked staffers who may have been affected by a new executive order on immigration to return to the US quickly, joining a growing number of technology executives voicing concerns over restrictions that could

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Uber to open traffic data to cities

Uber Technologies is hoping to win brownie points with some cities by opening up a small sample of its ridership data. The San Francisco ride-hailing company introduced a traffic dashboard called Uber Movement, saying the tool

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