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How Uber plans to make flying cars a reality

Uber already has self-driving cars, and now it’s on to the next frontier: Flying cars.  The ride-hailing company on Thursday posted a white paper outlining its plan for “on-demand aviation,” aka flying Ubers.

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The Robot Tax And Basic Income – AVC

In my work to prepare for the Future of Labor conversation we had at NewCo Shift a few weeks ago, I talked to a number of experts who are studying job losses due to automation and thinking about what might be done about it.

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Uber Gives Restless Employees a Way to Cash Out

Many longtime employees of Uber Technologies Inc. are multi-millionaires, at least on paper. But with no initial public offering in sight and a strict policy blocking most private share sales, they’re stuck in limbo.

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Ford is putting $1 billion into an AI startup, Detroit’s biggest investment yet in self-driving car tech

Ford has made Detroit’s biggest investment yet in self-driving technology, acquiring a majority stake in artificial intelligence startup Argo AI for $1 billion, the company announced on Friday.

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Plouffe fined for illegal Uber lobbying in Chicago

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Uber’s “cookie cutter” approach costing it in India, rival says

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Hot in Silicon Valley: Uber’s trucks vs the DMV

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Uber C.E.O. to Leave Trump Advisory Council After Criticism

SAN FRANCISCO — Travis Kalanick needed everyone to take a deep breath. The chief executive of Uber was holding a regularly scheduled all-hands meeting on Tuesday at the ride-hailing company’s San Francisco headquarters when he faced an onslaught of questions from upset employees.

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China’s Uber for Trucks Huochebang Fetches $1 Billion Valuation

Truck Alliance Inc., an Uber-type service for trucks known in China as Huochebang, raised about $115 million in a financing round that valued the startup at $1 billion. The two-year-old company backed by Tencent Holdings Ltd.

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China’s Didi is leading a $100 million investment in another Uber rival, Brazil’s 99

China’s homegrown ride-hail player Didi has invested in Brazil’s ride-hail service 99 (formerly 99Taxis), the companies announced on Wednesday. As part of the more than $100 million round of which Didi is the lead investor, a Didi executive will join 99’s board of directors.

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Uber said it protects you from spying. Security sources say otherwise

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Center for Investigative Reporting

The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) is a non-profit journalism organization located in Berkeley, California. It was founded in 1977 by , Dan Noyes, and David Weir to use the tools of journalism to reveal injustice and the abuse of power.

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Study Finds Racial Discrimination by Uber and Lyft Drivers

Drivers for Uber Technologies Inc. in Boston canceled rides for men with black-sounding names more than twice as often as for other men. Black people in Seattle using Uber and Lyft Inc. faced notably longer wait times to get paired with drivers than white customers.

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The five issues holding Uber and Lyft back in big states

Ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft have been Silicon Valley’s big disruptive success story of the last five years. They upended the market, beat the policymakers, won over consumers, and saved democracy.

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Uber’s CEO doesn’t think self-driving cars will cost jobs, and he might be right

When Uber announced Thursday that it would begin offering rides in self-driving cars to customers in Pittsburgh, it caused a lot of consternation among people worried about job losses.

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Uber suspends services in Hungary after clampdown hits drivers

Ride-hailing app Uber is pulling out of Hungary after the introduction of tough new laws by prime minister Viktor Orban which the company said put its drivers at risk.

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Uber’s App Will Soon Begin Tracking Driving Behavior

Uber Technologies Inc. has developed new technology to track when drivers of the ride-hailing app go too fast, cut corners or brake harshly by monitoring the sensors in their smartphones.

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Uber’s App Will Soon Begin Tracking Driving Behavior

Uber Technologies Inc. has developed new technology to track when drivers of the ride-hailing app go too fast, cut corners or brake harshly by monitoring the sensors in their smartphones.

Read more: http://on.wsj.com/293LTmk

Uber is trying to make you forget that surge pricing exists

Surge pricing has long been Uber’s Achilles’ heel: during periods of excessive demand, when there are more riders than drivers, Uber increases its normal prices to encourage drivers to flood the zone.

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Uber points to profits in all developed markets

Uber says it has now reached profitability in all its developed markets, underscoring the business case for the new ride-hailing models that are disrupting the transportation industry.

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Flight Booked. Bags Packed. Ride Scheduled.

Since Uber’s magic of “push a button and get a ride” launched 6 years ago, people have valued the ability to access rides on-demand through our app.

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Uber seeks to placate drivers with a host of new app features

Being an Uber driver can be a pain in the ass. Just ask, well, any of them. They’ll start out by saying, “Sure, I love the flexibility,” but then pepper you with a long list of complaints. Some want to get paid more. Others want employee benefits and the right to unionize.

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Uber Turns to Saudi Arabia for $3.5 Billion Cash Infusion

SAN FRANCISCO — In its quest to build a global empire, Uber has turned to the Middle East for its biggest infusion of cash from a single investor. Uber said on Wednesday that it had raised $3.

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Uber taps Foursquare’s Places data so you never have to type an address again

Foursquare and Uber have today announced a global partnership that would use Foursquare’s location data to let users type in a venue name (instead of address) when setting their destination.

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