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Internal Uber email announces shutdown of Arizona driverless car testing

Uber is shutting down testing of self-driving cars in Arizona after one of its cars killed a pedestrian in a March crash.

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Last Otto Co-Founder Leaves Uber After Contentious Acquisition

With the recent departure of Don Burnette, all four co-founders of driverless trucking company Otto have now left Uber Technologies Inc., about 18 months after Uber’s purchase of the startup.

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Uber自動駕駛車撞死人 試驗計劃立即停止

Uber 在北美發展自動駕駛(無人駕駛)汽車上遇到障礙。他們旗下一輛自動駕駛汽車在當地時間 18 日進行路面測試時,撞向一名女途人,最終導致途人死亡,是自動駕駛汽車測試以來首宗撞死人案例。在事發時汽車上有一名輔

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Uber’s self-driving trucks are now delivering cargo in Arizona

Uber’s big push to dominate the trucking industry took a leap forward today with the announcement that the ride-hailing giant is now operating its fleet of self-driving trucks on its freight-hauling app.

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The Fall of Travis Kalanick Was a Lot Weirder and Darker Than You Thought

The executives were armed that day with something unusual for Uber Technologies Inc.: the results of a survey. Kalanick operated by gut feeling and with a stubborn sense of how people should feel, not how they did.

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Didi is buying an Uber competitor in its fastest-growing region

Didi is bolstering its international presence in a major ride-hail market: Brazil. The company announced that it is buying taxi and private car-hailing company 99. The acquisition comes almost exactly a year after Didi led a $100 million investment in 99, formerly called 99Taxis.

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Uber能否疏導交通擠塞? – 尹思哲 – Medium

Uber能否疏導交通擠塞?佢三藩市50%車程接駁公交系統而台北都有25% 唔算差香港又有幾多? 好似唔夠數據但我由屯門返港島次次都係巴士轉Uber!!!$50試搭 bit.

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What SoftBank’s $10b investment in Uber means for its battle with Ola in India

Scandal-ridden Uber has confirmed a deal to sell a chunk of its stakes to SoftBank. The Japanese giant could invest US$10 billion over the next month to acquire 14 percent or more of Uber’s shares, both in fresh and existing stock.

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Singapore wants fewer cars on its roads. Here’s what it means for Grab and Uber

Does fewer cars on Singapore’s roads bode well or ill for Uber and Grab? It’s a toss-up – on one hand, fewer people owning cars could mean more passengers for ride-hailing services; on the other, if owning and driving a car gets much more expensive, is it worth it for drivers to stay on the

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Google in talks to invest in Lyft

What can we learn from Cassini’s last moments? There will be some photos, but that pales compared to the data we’ll get about the composition of Saturn’s upper atmosphere. We’ve dipped our toes into it, but we haven’t had an atmospheric probe yet.

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New York Times reporter Mike Isaac is writing a book about Uber

The Uber story has crazy ambition, betrayal, sex, deceit, naked power grabs, and lots and lots and lots of money. Should be a book, right?

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Uber announces plans to electrify its London fleet by 2025

Uber’s UK operation has announced a new goal to electrify its entire London fleet by 2025. The company also says by 2019 it wants all vehicles on its uberX service (the cheapest and most popular tier) to be either fully-electric or hybrid.

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Meet Michelangelo: Uber’s Machine Learning Platform

Uber Engineering is committed to developing technologies that create seamless, impactful experiences for our customers. We are increasingly investing in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to fulfill this vision.

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Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has been offered the job as Uber’s new CEO

The board of Uber has voted and wants Expedia Dara Khosrowshahi to be its next CEO. But here is a shocking twist for those who have had to endure this awful process: He has not been officially offered the job as of 15 minutes ago, said sources.

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Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has been offered the job as Uber’s new CEO

The board of Uber has voted and wants Expedia Dara Khosrowshahi to be its next CEO. But here is a shocking twist for those who have had to endure this awful process: He has not been officially offered the job as of 15 minutes ago, said sources.

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Uber has abandoned plans to move into massive California headquarters because it needs to cut losses

Uber has abandoned plans to move into a massive building in Oakland, California and is instead “exploring several options” for the site, including a sale. But Business Insider understands the change of plan is because Uber needs to cut its losses and hit profitability.

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Uber’s business continued to improve last quarter as bookings rose 17% to $8.7 billion

Uber its losses 14 percent in the second quarter from a year ago, as the ride-hailing giant grew bookings, trips and revenue. The company posted a net loss of $645 million on revenue of $1.75 billion. Revenue this time last year was $800 million.

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Jeff Immelt has emerged as the front-runner to become Uber’s CEO

Former General Electric chairman Jeff Immelt has become the front-runner candidate to become CEO of Uber, according to numerous sources with knowledge of the situation.

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Scoop: Benchmark Capital sues Travis Kalanick for fraud

What to know: Benchmark was an early investor in Uber, and has a seat on its board of directors. It also helped spearhead the move to have Kalanick resign in June, and tensions between the two have contributed, in part, to the slow pace of finding a replacement.

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Meg Whitman says she’s not going to Uber

Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman wants everyone to know that’s not going to Uber. Bloomberg and Recode had reported that she was on the short list for the CEO spot, but she took to Twitter to make it clear that it’s not happening.

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楊偉雄稱Uber非不可行強調要合法

創新及科技局局長楊偉雄接受商台專訪時表示,從沒有說過共乘車服務Uber不可行,只是強調合法的重要性,又指當局有信心刺激香港再工業化。

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汽車工業的奇葩往事

19世紀,英國人是工業革命的先驅。以蒸汽機為標誌,英國人在機器發明的各個領域,都領先於歐洲各國。對前殖民地美國,他們技術封鎖,有膽敢泄露技術者,罰款200英鎊,蹲監1年。當時英國工業整體之先進,遠超今天已開

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Uber Posts $708 Million Loss as Finance Head Leaves

Uber Technologies Inc. said its head of finance is leaving as the ride-hailing company reported continued big losses despite increasing revenue, adding to an exodus of top officials and setting the stage for a second major executive search.

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Exclusive: Uber faces criminal probe over software used to evade authorities

SAN FRANCISCO The U.S. Department of Justice has begun a criminal investigation into Uber Technologies Inc’s use of a software tool that helped its drivers evade local transportation regulators, two sources familiar with the situation said.

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