Uber completes over 5 billion trips

Ride-hailing app Uber announced it has completed over 5 billion trips. “On May 20, 156 trips started simultaneously at 7.29.06 a.m., putting us over the 5 billion mark,” the company said in a statement. The trips took place in 24

Uber expands UberEATS to Delhi-NCR.

Uber today announced the expansion of its ‘UberEATS’ service in the Delhi-NCR region as it attempts to bite into the food delivery market currently dominated by the likes of FoodPanda, Swiggy, and Zomato. UberEATS will be available in Gurugram initially

Over 1000 Uber employees are reportedly petitioning for Travis Kalanick to stay

Despite seemingly endless scandal and drama, More than 1000 Uber employees are allegedly so unhappy that co-founder Travis Kalanick stepped down as CEO Tuesday that they’re circulating a petition to reverse the situation. The petition, which leads users to an

Uber CEO To Employees: To Work On Uber 2.0, I Also Need To Work On Travis 2.0

Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick reportedly told employees in a staff-wide email that the main reason he is leaving the battered company is to work on personal issues. Kalanick’s departure comes as former Obama-era attorney general and hired investigator Eric

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to take a leave of absence. Who will be the CEO of Uber next?

In the wake of reports that Uber executives turned a blind eye to sexual harassment and other corporate misbehavior, the company’s board on Sunday moved to shake up the leadership of the ride-hailing service, ahead of the release of an

Ola slams Uber’s ‘attempt to trivialise sexual assault case’ said It is a reflection of its character

India’s largest ride-hailing app OLA has slammed rival Uber, for what it termed as an “attempt to trivialize a horrific crime” after reports emerged that one of the San Francisco-based company’s top executives had been fired for having allegedly obtained

Top Uber Official sacked for accessing Medical Records of Delhi Rape Victim

A senior executive at cab hailing service Uber had secured medical records of the woman who was raped by an Uber driver in Delhi in December 2014, technology website Recode reported on Wednesday night. Eric Alexander, who was then the head

Uber posts a $708 mn loss; Uber finance head leavespress

Uber confirmed today that the company’s head of finance is leaving, just after the on-demand ride service trimmed its quarterly loss to USD 708 million on rising revenue. Gautam Gupta will depart Uber in July to become Chief Operating Officer

Uber increasing hiring in India to drive payments, booking innovations

US-based cab aggregator Uber Technologies Inc. is hiring more software engineers for its engineering centers in India as it looks to roll out more innovations from India in areas such as payments, bookings, and rider and driver experience. The company

Are Ola, Uber drivers their employees, HC to decide??

Can drivers work for app-based taxi companies like Ola and Uber be considered as their employees? This was a question raised today before the Delhi High Court which sought to know the Centre’s stand on the issue. Apart from the

Uber’s food delivery service UberEATS starts in Mumbai

Uber has finally released its food delivery app UberEats today in Mumbai. Taking advantage of its ubiquitous network of driver partners and customers, Uber is all set to take a bite off this category in India, two years after its

OLA CEO urges govt support against capital dumping from foreign companies.

Bhavish Aggarwal, chief executive officer of ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which owns Ola, at an event on Friday, describes its rivalry with UBER as a world War claiming that the ‘Americans are carpet bombing India’. In an event organized by

Uber signs MoU with Haryana Government; to invest Rs 120 crore

Taxi hailing app Uber has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Haryana at the Happening Haryana Global Investors Summit 2016. The summit aims to bring together entrepreneurs and the Government, specifically potential investors, decision makers, senior

Uber could double investment if returns are good, says CEO Travis Kalanick

Uber could double its current committed investment of $1 billion in India if it sees more than five times the return, its co-founder and chief executive Travis Kalanick said yesterday. “If we see five times the return on our spending,

To Support Startup India Intiative; Uber launches Mentorship program for Indian Entrepreneurs

Supporting the Prime Minister’s vision to make India a global start-up hub, Uber has announced its latest partnership with Invest India called ‘Uber Exchange’ on Wednesday. The partnership will provide mentorship for Indian entrepreneurs in the execution of their ideas. This

CCI Rejects Dominant Position Charges Against Uber

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Tuesday dismissed charges of alleged abuse of dominant position by taxi aggregator Uber, as it rejected the allegations levelled by radio taxi operator Meru Cabs in this regard. Fair trade regulator CCI’s order

Droom, Uber to bring on-demand chopper rides to Indian consumers

Droom, an online marketplace for automobiles, has entered into another strategic alliance with Uber for the festive period to bring on-demand chopper rides to Indian consumers. The move is facilitated by the Aerial Vehicle category on Droom’s platform, which allows

Uber Expands Services To 4 More Cities

Cab hailing app Uber has expanded operations in four more cities of Ajmer, Jodhpur Udaipur and Mangalore, taking the total to 26 towns in the country. The company said the launch comes after it signed an MoU with the Rajasthan

Uber to Launch Private Car Pooling Service in Delhi; Fares for shared riders will be 10-30% cheaper

Cab hailing app Uber on Monday said it will now allow private car owners in the city to offer rides to passengers, a move that will help the US-based firm meet the heavy demand expected once the state government implements

Indian start-ups tie up with larger companies to expand locally and abroad

Start-ups in India are taking a partnership route with larger companies to expand their customer base, locally and abroad. On Monday, Practo, a health care start-up that helps patients fix appointments with doctors, tied up with Uber, the global app-based

Lessons Every Startup Can Learn from Uber’s Growth

Uber was founded just six years ago, but it’s already one of the fastest growing companies in the world. As an illustration of just how massive the company’s growth has been, Uber has reportedly created over 160,000 jobs in the

China’sride-hailing giant Didi Kuaidi buys stake in Ola; to take on its global rival Uber

Didi Kuaidi, Chinese ride-hailing group has invested an undisclosed amount in Ola, India’s largest taxi-hailing app  to challenge Uber at a global level. Didi Kuaidi joins existing investors, including Falcon Edge, GIC, Tiger Global Management and SoftBank. “Didi Kuaidi believes both

Uber rolls out Carpooling service in India, Bengaluru first city to get UberPOOL

Taxi hailing app Uber today launched a carpool service in India that could halve the price of a customer’s ride. UberPOOL will be initially available in Bengaluru. The service will launch soon in beta in select cities in India, starting with

Delhi Government Rejects Uber’s Application to Ply Taxis Again

In a setback to US-based online cab service provider – Uber, the Delhi government has rejected again the company’s application for licence to run its taxis in the national capital. The government’s move comes around a fortnight after it rejected

Ola to infuse Rs 5,000 crore to scale up cab leasing business

Taxi aggregator app Ola will invest Rs 5,000 crore in a captive leasing subsidiary to finance about 100,000 cars by next year. Ola will make the investment through a fully owned subsidiary, the company said. Ola will initially invest Rs 500 crore