US district judge dismisses US Chamber of Commerce’s lawsuit against City of Seattle, over law that would give Uber and Lyft drivers the right to unionize (Greg Bensinger/Wall Street Journal)

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Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
US district judge dismisses US Chamber of Commerce’s lawsuit against City of Seattle, over law that would give Uber and Lyft drivers the right to unionize  —  Judge dismisses a challenge to a law that enables ride-hailing drivers to unionize  —  A federal judge on Tuesday dealt a setback …


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Rivals Rev Up as Uber Hits the Skids

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As Uber reels from the fallout of a sexual harassment scandal that led to the ouster of Travis Kalanick and several of his top executives, the company faces twin dilemmas: how to clean up its corporate work environment and restock its executive ranks; and how to maintain credibility with its customer base and core team of street level drivers. Uber controls more than 80 percent of the domestic ride-sharing market, by many estimates, and it competes strongly in major cities around the world. However, rival firms are now nipping at its heels….
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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Has Resigned Due To Investor Pressure

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Travis Kalanick has resigned as chief executive of Uber after pressure from investors, ending eight years of leading the ride-hailing company that has expanded round the globe but became mired in controversies. From a report: Kalanick had become a giant liability to the car-hailing company for a growing number of reasons, from sketchy business practices to troubling lawsuits to a basic management situation that was akin to really toxic goat rodeo. Thus, he had to go, even though some sources said he had the voting power to stay. But big investors also have leverage and a big enough group of them joined to use it. Those investors include Benchmark, Fidelity and Menlo Ventures, all of whom sen…
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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned


Following months of scandal at Uber and pressure from investors, CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick has stepped down from his position at the ridesharing company. While he will no longer head the $ 70 billion firm, Kalanick will remain on its board of directors. According to The New York Times, five of Uber’s major shareholders, including VC firm Benchmark’s partner Bill Gurley, demanded that Kalanick throw in the towel, in a letter addressed and delivered to him in Chicago. The letter from these investors also called for two now board members who should…
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Punjab Proposes Initiatives To Improve Regulation Of Ride-Hailing Apps Uber And Careem

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The Punjab government is working on to improve the regulation of ride-hailing apps like Uber and Careem. For this purpose, the government is looking over several initiatives to bring these apps into tax boundaries. According to the proposal, cars operating under Uber and Careem would be registered as commercial vehicles. This rule would be applicable […]

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Uber Make Changes To Their UberPool Service In Manhattan

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Uber has announced that it’s going to make some changes to its UberPool service in Manhattan. The San Francisco-based company said that the updates will improve the algorithms it uses to match passengers and drivers to avoid detours, as well as streamlining the way drivers pick up and drop off their passengers. The updates are intended to make the whole experience less stressful for both drivers and clients. The changes are a result of assessing and implementing feedback from both drivers and passengers and are an update to last year’s service changes in New York, which involved requesting that clients walk to a stated intersection for a cheaper service and faster pickup.AndroidHeadlines.com |