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Topic: Uber

Uber says iPhone app's alleged 24/7 tracking really fault of iOS Maps extension

12/23/2016, 09:12 am

Uber says that the iOS Maps extension is to blame for its iPhone app appearing to track location days or weeks after a person's last ride, rather than any deliberate snooping on its part.

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Alphabet executive steps down from Uber board as firms prep driverless cars

08/29/2016, 07:08 pm

Alphabet executive David Drummond, leads a number of Google investment arms including GV, recently stepped down from Uber's board as the two companies work to bring their respective self-driving car projects to market.

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Lyft president says ridesharing service isn't looking to sell, blames Uber for rumors

08/23/2016, 12:08 pm

Ridesharing service Lyft is not actively looking for a buyer, though it has been approached by interested parties in the past, according to the company's president.

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Uber to begin real-world use of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh this month

08/18/2016, 12:08 pm

Marking a small but significant step towards bringing self-driving technology to the public, Uber will later this month begin offering some Pittsburgh customers rides in specially-modified Volvo XC90s, a report revealed on Thursday.

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Apple investment in Didi accelerated Uber decision to leave China, report says

08/04/2016, 02:08 am

According to a report on Wednesday, Apple's huge $1 billion investment in Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing helped accelerate Uber's decision to pull out of the region, ending a years-long turf war.

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Apple partner Didi Chuxing to buy Uber China for $1 billion

08/01/2016, 08:08 am

Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride sharing service that Apple invested $1 billion into, appears to be buying out rival service Uber China for $1 billion plus a promise to invest $1 billion into parent company Uber Global.

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UberPOOL for iPhone adds estimated arrival time, promises $2 credit if you're late

06/08/2016, 09:06 am

iPhone users looking to save money on an Uber ride in L.A. can now view estimated arrival times for the company's UberPOOL option, and they'll even receive a $2 credit toward their next trip if the ETA is missed.

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Uber unleashes experimental self-driving car on streets of Pittsburgh

05/19/2016, 05:05 pm

Ride hailing company Uber confirmed Thursday that it is testing a self-driving, hybrid Ford Fusion on the streets of Pittsburgh, bringing the ride-sharing giant one step closer to an autonomous future.

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Google joins Uber, Ford, others to advocate self-driving car adoption

04/26/2016, 12:04 pm

Several high-profile companies -- Google, Ford, Uber, Lyft, and Volvo -- have joined together in a new coalition, looking to persuade both the public and the U.S. government about the benefits of self-driving cars, with the particular goal of knocking down any legal barriers that might interfere.

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GM sides with Lyft in ridesharing war with $500M investment, self-driving car partnership

01/04/2016, 09:01 am

Stalwart American automaker General Motors on Monday announced an expansive tie-up with ridesharing service Lyft that includes a $500 million cash infusion and technical support for mobile connectivity and autonomous vehicle technology.

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Uber deploys fleet of mapping cars to collect street-level imaging data

10/19/2015, 05:10 pm

App-based ridesharing service Uber is using a fleet of vehicles to collect street-level mapping data, with the goal of improving routing and ETA data, a company spokesperson confirmed on Monday.

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As Apple doubles down on maps data, Microsoft bows out with sale of some Bing Maps assets to Uber

06/30/2015, 10:06 am

Uber is set to acquire the imagery collection unit of Microsoft's Bing Maps division --giving the ridesharing service a leg up as it seeks to lessen its dependence on mapping products from Apple and potential rival Google --in a deal that will see Microsoft end its own in-house mapping data efforts.

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Privacy group asks FTC to limit location, contact sharing in Uber's mobile apps

06/22/2015, 03:06 pm

A non-profit public interest group on Monday filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, asking it to investigate Uber over policies that could soon add extra contact and location tracking permissions to its ridesharing apps.

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Uber to allow background location tracking in privacy policy update

05/29/2015, 05:05 pm

Starting July 15, ridesharing service Uber will update its privacy policies to allow tracking of a user's location in the background, the company revealed in a blog post.

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Bidding intensifies for Nokia's Here maps as Uber offers $3B

05/08/2015, 03:05 pm

Whether or not Apple is still in the running to buy Nokia's Here, the digital mapping service will likely sell for more than $3 billion thanks to a bid made by transportation service Uber.

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Google poised for an Apple-like feud with Uber over ridesharing and self-driving cars

02/02/2015, 08:02 pm

The once-tight relationship between Google and ridesharing service Uber has reportedly frayed as the two companies make moves into each others' territory, a split reminiscent of the tension between Google and Apple over Android.

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