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Uber narrows loss but is a long way from finding profit – Reuters
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Reuters Uber narrows loss but is a long way from finding profitReutersSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc said on Wednesday it narrowed its quarterly losses from a year earlier, although the ride-hailing company is still a long way from proving it can be profitable as it gears up to go public in 2019. FILE […]

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Uber hires chief security officer to help earn back user trust – CNNMoney
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CNNMoney Uber hires chief security officer to help earn back user trustCNNMoneyUber has named a former NSA official its chief security officer, bolstering its goal of making safety a major priority. Matt Olsen, a former NSA general counsel who also led the National Counterterrorism Center under President Obama, assumes the role …Uber Picks NSA Veteran […]

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Is it legal to livestream unsuspecting Uber and Lyft passengers? – NBCNews.com
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NBCNews.com Is it legal to livestream unsuspecting Uber and Lyft passengers?NBCNews.comGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE. Uber and Lyft on Sunday dropped a Missouri driver believed to have livestreamed hundreds of rides to thousands of followers without …Uber and Lyft drop driver for livestreaming passengers […]

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A Driver for Uber and Lyft Covertly Streamed Hundreds of Rides on Twitch Without Rider Consent – Gizmodo
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Gizmodo A Driver for Uber and Lyft Covertly Streamed Hundreds of Rides on Twitch Without Rider ConsentGizmodoIn the past few months, wannabe online video stars have filmed themselves doing a suicide bomb “prank” at college and spreading a fake rumor about a mass shooting at a Disney resort. They have also landed themselves in court […]

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Uber has terminated its self-driving car operators in Pittsburgh – Quartz
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Quartz Uber has terminated its self-driving car operators in PittsburghQuartzUber has laid off its self-driving car operators in Pittsburgh as the company rethinks its autonomous vehicle strategy following a fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona, earlier this year. The company held a meeting earlier today (July 11) to inform about 100 …Uber lays off 100 backup drivers […]

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The next Uber? Scooter startups flood US cities as funding pours in – NBCNews.com
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NBCNews.com The next Uber? Scooter startups flood US cities as funding pours inNBCNews.comThey appeared seemingly overnight: hundreds of two-wheeled electric scooters all over the city of Santa Monica, California. The company behind the scooters, Bird, launched in the affluent beachside city last September with little advance notice, but …The product is banned in some cities. […]

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Retirement in the Age of Uber: Can Gig Economy Workers Ever Call it Quits?
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There are many upsides to the gig economy and freelance work, like the flexible schedule, the autonomy of being your own boss, and, if it’s a side hustle, the ability to earn extra income to pay off bills or save for special purchases. But a path to a stable retirement does not appear to be […]

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Lyft's Valuation Doubles to $15.1 Billion Over One Year in Battle With Uber – Wall Street Journal
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Wall Street Journal Lyft's Valuation Doubles to $15.1 Billion Over One Year in Battle With UberWall Street JournalRide-hailing firm Lyft Inc. has raised new capital that doubles its valuation from last year to $15.1 billion and gives it more firepower as bigger rival Uber Technologies Inc. tracks toward an initial public offering. Lyft said it […]

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Uber Battles to Keep London License in Court Appeal – U.S. News & World Report
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U.S. News & World Report Uber Battles to Keep London License in Court AppealU.S. News & World ReportLONDON (Reuters) – Uber [UBER.UL] goes to court on Monday to overturn a decision stripping it of its license in London after being ruled unfit to run a taxi service in its most important European market. Regulator Transport […]

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6th New York City Cab Driver Takes His Life in Crisis Blamed on Uber – Fortune
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Fortune 6th New York City Cab Driver Takes His Life in Crisis Blamed on UberFortuneNew York City taxi driver Abdul Saleh, 59, was found hanging by an electrical cord in his apartment Friday. Saleh was reportedly struggling financially, and was the sixth driver in the city to take their own life in the past eight […]

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In SF, Uber, Lyft and 10 others vie for five electric scooter permits – CNET
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CNET In SF, Uber, Lyft and 10 others vie for five electric scooter permitsCNETThe scooter war of attrition has begun in San Francisco. Twelve companies — including Uber and Lyft — are vying for just five permits that would allow them to operate a dockless, rentable electric scooter program on city streets, according to the […]

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