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Uber in renewed vow to fix its culture

Uber Technologies plans to outline diversity goals and publish the results of a sexual harassment investigation over the coming weeks, part of a commitment to fix its corporate culture. A report on

Uber president quits amid turmoil

Uber Technologies president Jeff Jones is quitting after less than a year, amid multiple controversies engulfing the ride-hailing company. The scandals range from allegations of sexual harassment

UberEats to expand to more SA cities

Uber’s food delivery service UberEats is expanding to Pretoria, including Centurion, the company said on Wednesday. This is after the service was launched in Johannesburg last year and in parts of Cape Town early in 2017. Jambu Palaniappan, regional

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Inside Intel’s self-driving car megadeal

Intel’s expensive splurge at the car dealership makes sense, but it’s also clear that hype for the next generation of automotive technology is getting out of hand. Intel said Monday it will acquire Mobileye, an Israeli company

Taxis block highways in anti-Uber protest

Metered taxi drivers blocked the main highways around South Africa’s biggest airport to protest against Uber Technologies, resulting in passengers missing their flights. More than 48 vehicles were blocking access to OR Tambo International

Uber backs off on ‘Greyball’ blocking

Uber Technologies will end the practice of showing fake versions of its app to government officials suspected of conducting sting operations on drivers. The programme, which is sometimes referred to as “Greyball”, blocks users who

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Uber: heading for a crash

It’s been a tough few months for Uber. Already this year, it has been hit by a massive boycott followed swiftly by serious allegations of institutional sexism and sexual harassment. Now the most serious scandal in the ride-hailing

Uber CEO’s three months from hell

When Uber CEO Travis Kalanick takes an Uber, he prefers a black car, the high-end service his company introduced in 2010. On this particular night in early February – Super Bowl Sunday in the

Google parent sues Uber, alleging IP theft

It took Alphabet’s Waymo seven years to design and build a laser-scanning system to guide its self-driving cars. Uber Technologies allegedly did it in nine months. Waymo claims in a lawsuit filed on Thursday that was possible

Uber ups security for SA drivers

Uber has reached an agreement with several security response services to improve safety and security for driver-partners in South Africa. “The new partnerships will see security and medical services dispatched in

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