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Uber & Waymo settle self-driving car lawsuit in $244M deal

02/09/2018, 11:02 am

Improving the stability of the self-driving car world -- in which Apple's role is still uncertain -- Uber and Waymo have reached a surprise settlement over allegations that Uber used stolen data in developing its own technology.


Uber reinstates Maps extensions, Siri integration in update

02/06/2018, 05:02 pm

Uber in an update to its iOS app on Tuesday re-enabled Maps and Siri integrations that were inexplicably removed in January, suggesting the apparent error originated with the ride sharing app and not Apple's operating system.


SoftBank offers to acquire Uber shares at 30% discount, devaluing company by $20B

11/28/2017, 12:11 pm

A group of investors led by Japan's SoftBank has reportedly made an offer to buy shares of ride-hailing service Uber, but the tender offer values the firm at a 30 percent discount, with the proposed price per share effectively knocking $20 billion off the value of the company.


Uber paid $100,000 to cover up 2016 breach exposing data of 57 million customers and drivers

11/21/2017, 06:11 pm

Uber on Tuesday became the latest tech firm to acknowledge a major hack of its systems that spilled data from 50 million customers and some 7 million drivers, a breach the company paid $100,000 to keep quiet.


Uber adds live location sharing to app, plans to deploy 24,000 self-driving Volvo SUVs

11/20/2017, 01:11 pm

Uber on Monday revealed several new features for its core iPhone app -- including live location sharing with drivers -- as well as an agreement with Volvo that will see it buy and equip 24,000 vehicles with self-driving systems.


Apple allowed Uber use of API to record iPhone screens, feature to be removed

10/05/2017, 05:10 pm

Security researchers recently discovered Uber's app leveraged a powerful API to record users' iPhone screens in a bid to improve interoperability with its Apple Watch app, a permission only Apple could grant.


Uber loses license to operate in London over public safety and security concerns

09/22/2017, 09:09 am

Uber has suffered a major blow to its operations in the United Kingdom, after Transport for London announced it will not be renewing the company's license to operate in the country's capital, with the transport authority citing Uber's policies and actions as reasons behind the decision.


Uber vows to stop extended tracking as company seeks to turn a new leaf under new CEO

08/29/2017, 09:08 am

Uber will soon put an end to extended tracking in its iPhone app which allows it to continue tracking riders for up to five minutes after a trip, the company has announced amid reports it's taking on a new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi.


Waymo & Uber in settlement talks over stolen self-driving technology

07/13/2017, 04:07 pm

Alphabet's self-driving car subsidiary, Waymo, is in court-ordered settlement talks with Uber -- though the former maintains that its lawsuit can prove Uber used trade secrets taken by one-time employee Anthony Levandowski.


Under fire from major investors, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick steps down

06/21/2017, 09:06 am

Following an indefinite leave of absence, and at the request of five major investors, Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick has resigned -- but will remain on the board of directors, and still owns a majority of the company's voting-eligible stock shares.


Apple Pay comes to more US, UK & Chinese banks, Uber's new in-app tipping [u]

06/20/2017, 04:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its roster of Apple Pay card issuers with dozens more U.S. institutions, as well as a few international additions. Uber, meanwhile, announced a long-demanded in-app tipping feature, which should be compatible with Apple Pay. [Updated with support for MBNA in Canada]


Uber's CEO takes temporary leave amid attempts to reset corporate culture

06/13/2017, 03:06 pm

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick on Tuesday informed workers that he'll be taking an indefinite leave of absence from the ridesharing company, which is struggling to remake itself in light of complaints about a broken internal culture.


Apple Music exec Bozoma Saint John joins Uber as chief brand officer

06/06/2017, 04:06 pm

Bozoma Saint John, formerly the head of Global Marketing for Apple Music and iTunes, on Tuesday announced she is joining Uber as its new "chief brand officer."


Uber fires Anthony Levandowski amid self-driving tech lawsuit with Waymo

05/30/2017, 04:05 pm

Uber on Tuesday announced the immediate firing of Anthony Levandowski, one of the leaders of its self-driving car efforts, amid a lawsuit accusing it of using data allegedly stolen from Alphabet's Waymo unit.


Injunction against Uber says company should have known about stolen Waymo self-driving car files

05/15/2017, 01:05 pm

A newly-unsealed injunction against Uber argues that the company knew -- or should have known -- that hire Anthony Levandowski had taken 14,000 files from Alphabet's self-driving division, Waymo.


US judge asks for criminal investigation into Uber's alleged self-driving IP theft from Waymo

05/12/2017, 12:05 pm

A lawsuit against Uber by Alphabet's self-driving unit, Waymo, has been referred to the U.S. Department of Justice for an investigation of possible theft of trade secrets, escalating the battle between the two companies.


Uber sued for $5M over 'Hell' app used to track Lyft drivers

04/25/2017, 09:04 am

Fresh off revelations of the ridesharing service's run-in with Apple, Uber is being sued for the use of an app called "Hell," which allegedly tracked drivers from the company's main U.S. rival Lyft.


After tricking govt regulators, Uber got caught breaking Apple's iOS App Store rules

04/23/2017, 03:04 pm

In 2014, Uber was discovered to be blocking authorities from seeing its cars in order to evade regulations or bans in a series of locations including Paris, Las Vegas, China and South Korea. The next year, Apple found out Uber was also flouting its iOS developer rules to identify users' devices by hardware ID--and nearly got kicked out of the App Store over it.


Uber, Yelp, OKCupid among major iOS apps potentially affected by massive 'Cloudbleed' leak

02/24/2017, 11:02 am

Content delivery network Cloudflare has suffered a serious, months-long breach of user data, including content from thousands of websites and iOS apps Uber, Fitbit, Yelp, and OKCupid, according to reports.


Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car firm sues Otto and Uber for stealing key technology

02/23/2017, 06:02 pm

Alphabet's Waymo on Thursday sued Uber and its subsidiary Otto, accusing the companies of stealing key self-driving car patents covering a proprietary light detection and ranging, or LiDAR, system.