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Uber Wins Right to Contest English Tests for London Drivers

LONDON, June 27 – Uber said it had won the right to appeal against a court decision in favour of plans by a London regulator to impose new English reading and writing standards in a move which could deprive it of thousands of drivers. In March, the San Francisco-based firm, which allows people to book

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Resigns

June 21 – Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, co-founder of one of the most influential technology companies of its generation, resigned on Tuesday under mounting pressure from investors over his leadership. Kalanick’s departure caps a tumultuous period for the world’s largest ride-services company, which upended the taxi industry and transportation regulations globally with

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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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