Uber announced a collaboration with BBM Messenger to enable users to book their desired ride from within the chat app inside the “discover” menu. The agreement means that BBM Messenger users, including both Android and iOS users, can book an Uber ride without leaving the BBM app, or being required...
Volvo Cars, the premium carmaker, has signed a framework agreement with Uber, the ride-sharing company, to sell tens of thousands of autonomous driving compatible base vehicles between 2019 and 2021. The base vehicles are developed on Volvo Cars’ fully modular, in-house developed Scalable Product Architecture (SPA). SPA is one of...
Online taxi-hailing firm Uber has started trials for an in-vehicle advertising platform ahead of a planned rollout in Kenya, in a move aimed at diversifying revenues for the company and its drivers. The partnership provides a platform for advertisers to engage with Uber riders while they browse the entertainment options available. Touchscreens installed...
Ride-sharing firm; Uber since its introductory to Uganda, has quite been working well asides from all the rough hassles they have been facing/going through - for instance a case where a university student was robbed, and then thrown out of car during uber ride in Kampala - which the firm...
San Francisco-based Transportation firm; Uber Technologies Inc on Tuesday officially welcomed Dara Khosrowshahi replacing Travis Kalanick as their new CEO after leaving his position as the CEO of an online travel business; Expedia Inc where he has worked for 12 years. According to reports by Reuters, Khosrowshahi is expected to join...
San Francisco-based riding hailing firm; Uber Technologies Inc. on Tuesday said that it will for the first time ever allow drivers to collect tips through its smartphone app, an about-face from previous company policy, as part of the ride-services firm's broader effort to improve an often-contentious relationship. According to reports...
New York Times (NYT) on Wednesday reports that, Uber Technologies Inc Co-Founder Travis Kalanick on Tuesday 20th, June 2017 stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of the ride-hailing service. NYT reports says he’s exit came under pressure after hours of drama involving Uber’s major investors; one of Uber’s biggest shareholders,...
Uber has fired 20 employees in recent months as part of a wide-ranging investigation of the climate and culture at the popular ride-hailing service. Uber has been under fire over its treatment of women staff since a former employee wrote a scathing blog post about her experience. It led to two...
Uber's SnapChat integration feature having debuted in India earlier this week, the ride-sharing firm on Wednesday introduced the new feature rolling out to the app users across East Africa. The feature enhances riders’ experience by allowing them to share photos with special filters through an app integration with popular social...
If a new in-depth report is to be believed then Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was once warned by Apple CEO Tim Cook for not following the App Store guidelines, and threatened that the Uber app would be kicked out of the App Store. A New York Times report says that...