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Uber in Landmark Court Battle on Tuesday to Escape Strict Rules

BRUSSELS, Nov 28 – Uber will seek to convince Europe’s top court next week that it is a digital service, not a transport company, in a case that could determine whether app-based startups should be exempt from strict laws meant for regular companies. The European Commission is trying to boost e-commerce, a sector where the

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Uber Faces Pressure in Dubai as Regulator Signs Deal With Rival

By Tom Arnold and Stanley Carvalho DUBAI/ABU DHABI, Oct 5 – Ride-hailing service Uber is under pressure in Dubai, one of the Middle East’s major markets, after the emirate’s transport regulator signed an agreement with local rival Careem and warned other such firms that they must do the same. Under the deal between Careem and

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UberEats to Expand in Eight More Cities, Many More Planned

By Eric Auchard AMSTERDAM, Sept 27  – Uber is making a broad international push into takeaway meal deliveries, backed by a big staff recruitment and marketing campaign as it prepares to take on local rivals in dozens of countries. Showing its ambition to expand well beyond the core online taxi-hailing business, Uber announced on Tuesday

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Uber Debuts Self-Driving Vehicles in Landmark Pittsburgh Trial

By Heather Somerville PITTSBURGH, Sept 14 – When Pittsburgh wakes up on Wednesday morning, some residents will have the choice of going about their day in an Uber that drives itself. The launch of Uber’s self-driving pilot program marks the public unveiling of the company’s secretive work in autonomous vehicles and the first time self-driving

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Didi To Merge With Uber China Operations in $35 Billion Deal

By Heather Somerville Aug 1 – China’s dominant ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing will merge with Uber’s business in China in a $35 billion deal that will end bruising competition between the two firms, according to a source familiar with the matter. The deal between the pair – which have been spending heavily to gain market

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U.S. Judge Bans Uber Background Check in NY Lawsuit

NEW YORK, July 25 – A federal judge on Monday banned Uber Technologies Inc and its Chief Executive Travis Kalanick from using information obtained in a background check of a plaintiff bringing a price-fixing lawsuit, saying the firm that conducted the investigation engaged in “arguably” criminal conduct. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan said

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Drivers Take Uber to UK Tribunal in Threat to Business Model

LONDON, July 19 – Two drivers took Uber to a British employment tribunal on Tuesday, arguing that the ride service is acting unlawfully by not offering rights such as holiday and sick pay, in a test case that could force the app to change its business model. Uber, which allows users to book and pay

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Uber, Lyft Settle Litigation Involving Top Executives

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO, June 27  – Rival ride services Uber and Lyft have settled high stakes litigation involving two of their top executives, court filings show, in advance of a trial that could have aired sensitive details about both companies. Lyft and its former chief operating officer Travis VanderZanden ended litigation in a

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Michigan Attacks May Renew Scrutiny of Uber Vetting Processes

By Alexandria Sage and Mary Wisniewski NEW YORK/CHICAGO, Feb 23 – The deaths of six people in Kalamazoo, Michigan, who authorities say were shot by a driver for Uber Technologies Inc, have revived scrutiny over how the ride service vets its drivers, an issue that has plagued it for years. Uber, which said it is

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Get Uber, FIFA and Rich Muslims to Help Plug Aid Gap – Experts

By Tom Esslemont LONDON, Jan 17 – A $15 billion shortfall in global humanitarian aid could be addressed by tapping into innovative sources of finance, such as smartphone apps, the football industry and wealthy Islamic donors, a United Nations panel of experts said on Sunday. Despite rising global wealth, the ‘outdated’ aid system has been

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