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Toyota acquires Lyft’s autonomous car division for $550 million

Woven Planet Holdings, a subsidiary of Toyota, will acquire Lyft's self-driving division, Level 5, for $550 million in cash.

Uber CEO aims to deliver marijuana at your doorstep

"When the road is clear for cannabis, when federal laws come into play, we're absolutely going to take a look at it," Khosrowshahi said during the 'Tech Check' show on Monday.

Uber to pay $1.1 million to blind woman for refusing rides 14 times

Uber was also sued in 2014 for discriminating against blind people and their guide dogs and agreed to pay $2.6 million in settlement in 2016.

Google aims to open United States offices this month

Offices will likely open in April, "based on specific criteria that include increases in vaccine availability and downward trends in COVID-19 cases," Google said in a statement on Wednesday.

Hyderabad: Marri Rajasekhar Reddy launches ‘CHAIS’ app

On the occasion, Reddy congratulated association president R Satyanarayana for bringing the app, which offers services of drivers

Uber joins hands with ScriptDrop for prescription delivery

Being able to combine ScriptDrop's integrated interface with Uber's technology means that pharmacies of all sizes will be better equipped to improve prescription adherence and serve the most vulnerable of their communities

Suspend Uber’s facial recognition checks in UK: Drivers’ union

According to a report in TechCrunch, the App Drivers & Couriers Union (ADCU) has identified seven cases of "failed facial recognition and other identity checks" leading to drivers losing their jobs and licence revocation action by TfL.

Uber pledges free rides worth Rs 50 lakh for vaccinating India’s elderly

As RHA's mobility partner, Uber will provide free rides to the vulnerable elderly to and from vaccine centres to receive their doses across 53 Indian cities, where both Uber and RHA operate.

Uber agrees to classify drivers in UK as ‘workers’

The decision marked a significant defeat for Uber in the United Kingdom, where it has come under pressure from labour activists and transportation regulators.

Uber, Lyft to share data on drivers booked for sexual assaults

Both the companies have launched the Industry Sharing Safety Programme , a first-of-its-kind effort to share information about the drivers and delivery people deactivated from each company's platform.

Uber tells employees to work from home till mid-September

"In considering the extension, we took into account the latest scientific data and experts' views; the fact that different countries are at different stages of recovery; and the start of the school year," Uber Chief People Officer Nikki Krishnamurthy said

Uber’s delivery business hits $44 billion annual run rate in 2020

Its delivery gross bookings grew a massive 130 per cent to reach $10.05 billion in the fourth quarter -- reaching $44 billion annual bookings run-rate -- while mobile gross bookings were down 50 per cent to $6.79 billion.

Researcher enters servers of 35 tech companies, runs code

According to Bleeping Computer, security researcher Alex Birsan found a security vulnerability that allowed him to run code on those servers in what is touted as a novel software supply chain attack.

Uber acquires alcohol delivery service Drizly for $1.1 billion

Drizly is the leading on-demand alcohol marketplace in the US, available in more than 1,400 cities.

Uber lays off 185 workers at its food delivery service Postmates

Uber acquired Postmates in July last year for $2.65 billion, after it failed to buy rival food delivery service Grubhub.

SpaceX ridesharing mission launches record 143 satellites

"Falcon 9 launches 143 spacecraft to orbit -- the most ever deployed on a single mission -- completing SpaceX's first dedicated SmallSat Rideshare Programme mission," SpaceX said in a tweet.

KTR pitches for ITIR in Hyderabad

In a letter to Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Rama Rao, requested the Centre to reinstate ITIR in the State capital.

Women are not inferior to men: Harish Rao

Minister Harish Rao hands over Swift Dzire cars to 18 women beneficiaries who were given She Cabs by SC Corporation

SC women from Sangareddy trained to drive ‘She Cabs’

The SC Corporation has tied up with Uber that will utilise the She Cab services in the Hitech city area to provide safe transportation for women in the IT sector.

Uber gives 1Cr free rides, deliveries globally in 2020: Report

New Delhi: Ride-hailing major Uber has provided 10 million (one crore) rides and deliveries of food globally to healthcare workers, seniors, and others in need,...

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