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UK chancellor Philip Hammond is being asked about Uber's tax arrangements
businessinsider.com.au • Shona Ghosh
Reliance Jio Cabs Coming Soon To Disrupt App-Based Cab Rental Market; 600 Cabs Already Bought!
Trakin' the india business buzz • Mohul Ghosh
Uber’s legal woes go on with fresh lawsuit
IrishExaminer.com - World • Irishexaminer.Com
Uber's credibility crisis is getting harder to avoid
Tuaw.com • Richard Lawler
While Google and Uber fight, Indian govt throws out red carpet for self-driven cars
The Economic Times of India • Sharmistha Mukherjee
Waymo Files Lawsuit Alleging Uber Stole Self-Driving Vehicle Secrets
eWeek • Jaikumar Vijayan
Father of Kalamazoo shooting survivor: Family seeks privacy during daughter's complicated recovery
Michigan Radio • Stateside Staff
A Lawsuit Against Uber Highlights the Rush to Conquer Driverless Cars
The New York Times • Daisuke Wakabayashi, Mike Isaac
Acting SEC Chief Calls for Expanded Access to Startups, Private Deals
The Wall Street Journal • Andrew Ackerman
Five (More) Reasons to #DeleteUber — And Some Ethical Alternatives
Shareable • Nithin Coca
 
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UK chancellor Philip Hammond is being asked about Uber's tax arrangements
businessinsider.com.auShona Ghosh
Uber is facing yet more scrutiny from politicians this week after an MP questioned whether the company was paying enough tax. Labour politician Iain Wright tabled a written question in parliament on Friday, asking chancellor Philip Hammond whether he had calculated the...
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Green Transportation, Uber Technologies Inc
Reliance Jio Cabs Coming Soon To Disrupt App-Based Cab Rental Market; 600 Cabs Already Bought!
Trakin' the india business buzzMohul Ghosh
Last year, we had reported that Reliance is contemplating to kickstart app-based cab services, similar to what Uber and Ola are providing right now. If we believe some insider reports emerging, then their plan is now in its final stage, and the...
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Auto Industry, Copyright
Uber’s legal woes go on with fresh lawsuit
IrishExaminer.com - WorldIrishexaminer.Com
Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google’s parent Alphabet, has filed a suit against Uber, accusing it of stealing designs. It took Alphabet’s Waymo seven years to design and build a laser-scanning system to guide its self-driving cars. Uber allegedly did...
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Green Transportation, Politics & Policy
Uber's credibility crisis is getting harder to avoid
Tuaw.comRichard Lawler
The latest ripple effect from recent reports of ingrained sexism within Uber is that the engineer who originally wrote about them now says someone is trying to dig up dirt on her. Susan Fowler tweeted that "Research for the smear campaign has...
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Auto Industry, Robotics
While Google and Uber fight, Indian govt throws out red carpet for self-driven cars
The Economic Times of IndiaSharmistha Mukherjee
NEW DELHI: India could soon see driverless cars on its roads as proposed amendments to the motor vehicles law will empower the government to permit the testing of such vehicles, an area in which companies such as Google, Tesla and Uber are...
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Auto Industry, Emerging Technologies
Waymo Files Lawsuit Alleging Uber Stole Self-Driving Vehicle Secrets
eWeekJaikumar Vijayan
Google's Waymo self-driving car development unit has filed a lawsuit again ride-sharing giant Uber claiming theft of trade secrets to build competing technology. Google parent Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car subsidiary has sued ride-sharing giant Uber for allegedly stealing its trade secrets and...
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Green Transportation, Uber Technologies Inc
Father of Kalamazoo shooting survivor: Family seeks privacy during daughter's complicated recovery
Michigan RadioStateside Staff
This week marked one year since a mass shooting in Kalamazoo County. A part-time Uber driver, Jason Dalton, is facing charges. The shooting spree killed six people and seriously injured two others. One of the injured is teenager Abigail Kopf. Gene Kopf​,...
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Auto Industry, Finance
A Lawsuit Against Uber Highlights the Rush to Conquer Driverless Cars
The New York TimesDaisuke Wakabayashi, Mike Isaac
SAN FRANCISCO — Late last year, Uber, in defiance of California state regulators, went ahead with a self-driving car experiment on the streets of San Francisco under the leadership of Anthony Levandowski, a new company executive. The experiment quickly ran into problems....
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Airbnb Inc, Entrepreneurship
Acting SEC Chief Calls for Expanded Access to Startups, Private Deals
The Wall Street JournalAndrew Ackerman
WASHINGTON—The Securities and Exchange Commission should allow more investors to buy stakes in closely-held startups such as Uber Technologies Inc., Airbnb Inc. and Lyft Inc., the agency’s chairman said Friday. Michael Piwowar, the SEC’s acting head, said the commission should consider altering...
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Green Transportation, Lyft Inc
Five (More) Reasons to #DeleteUber — And Some Ethical Alternatives
ShareableNithin Coca
It seems like a not a month goes by without a major controversy about the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company Uber. On Feb. 19, Susan J. Fowler, a former engineer at the company, published a blog post alleging sexual harassment and discrimination she...
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