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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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Uber steps up security after attack

Attacks on Uber drivers, allegedly by members of taxi associations, have prompted the appointment of a security team to protect them. This comes after an Uber driver was threatened, pulled out of the car and attacked

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SA Uber rival snags R300m in funding

South African Uber competitor Zebra Cabs has just secured R300m in funding from Futuregrowth Asset Management as the battle of the Internet hailing apps hots up. SA Taxi, which owns the Zebra Cabs owner-driver scheme, said on

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Jo’burg no longer Africa’s biggest Uber city

Cairo has this year surpassed South Africa’s business hub, Johannesburg, as being Internet ride-sharing service Uber’s biggest and busiest African city. This is according to Uber’s head of operations for Europe, Middle

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Metered taxi drivers lose bid against Uber

The Competition Commission has struck down meter taxi drivers’ bid to declare Internet app Uber as engaging in predatory pricing and anticompetitive behaviour. In May this year, eight regional taxi companies and 150 individual

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