Tag Archives: Uber

Former Google SVP Amit Singhal Joins Uber as SVP of Engineering

23 Jan

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Uber has added a new  member to its community. Amit Singhal who was the former  Senior Vice President of Search and Employee number 176 at  tech giant Google, has been hired as the Senior Vice President  of Engineering at Uber. (more…)

Google, Uber, Lyft, Ford And Volvo Join Forces To Form The Self-Driving Coalition For Safer Streets

28 Apr

By Mir Juned Hussain, The Tech Portal

With concerns regarding road and traffic safety becoming more serious by the day, tech firms along with automakers have take it upon themselves to influence lawmakers, regulators and the general public. Google, Uber and Lyft have now shaken hands with Volvo and Ford, creating a coalition to do just that. (more…)

Uber China Eyes 100 City Goal, To Expand In 15 New By Next Month

20 Jan

By  Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

So Uber’s dedicated Chinese branch, Uber China is through raising funds — at least for now — and the company has set its eyes upon bringing the cash to bear and using it to expand in the country. The company about to undergo its largest single expansion drive that will see it established in 37 cities, from the incumbent 22. (more…)

Uber Is Setting Up An Engineering Centre In Bangalore To Churn Out Localised Solutions For The Indian Market

28 Dec

By Vishal Srivastava, The Tech Portal

In addition to all the Government fiasco surrounding Uber, the US upstart is now also fighting against the joint alliance of its biggest competitors globally — namely India’s Ola, US-based Lyft, China’s Didi Kuaidi and Malaysia’s Grab Taxi. (more…)

Uber’s Monthly Operating Cost in Asia Reaches US$300 million

10 Dec

Uber has rapidly increased its market share but that came with a high cost. With the huge amount of subsidies, Uber has been incurring monthly operating cost of as high as US$300 million in Asia. (more…)

Uber Rolls Out Help Function As An Upgrade To Its Safety Features

10 Oct

By Rahul Punyani, The Tech Portal

Ever since the series of unfortunate incidents happened, Uber has been trying to extend its support to customers by adding additional security features. In a similar attempt, tcompany rolled out an Help function which intends to provide a more convenient way for riders to trigger a real-time Safety Emergency alert to Uber and the local authorities in the rare event of an emergency or incident during an Uber trip. (more…)

Uber Raised $1Billion In May At A $50 Billion Valuation

3 Aug

News source: Jeet Suthar, The Tech Portal

Uber, has now made available a filing, according to which, the company had closed a new funding round worth of around $1 billion in May, surging its valuation to a staggering $50 billion. (more…)

Uber Is Delivering High-End Xiaomi Phones For A Day In Singapore And Malaysia

24 Jul

News source: Deepanshu Khandelwal, The Tech Portal

And you thought only a certain CEO could do extravagant PR stunts ? Take this. If you happen to be a Uber user in Singapore or Malaysia, you might get a shiny new Xiaomi Mi Note smartphone delivered you, via an Uber driver. (more…)

Uber May Follow Google and Exit from China due to New Online Car Hiring Regulations

15 Jul

The Chinese government will introduce provisional regulations on online car hiring businesses as to assert tighter control over this rapidly growing industry. Besides strengthening the regulations on online car hiring businesses, the latest measures will also cover privately owned cars that have signed up to these service platforms and police them as part of the car rental/hiring industry for the first time. (more…)

Riders In India Can Now Pay For Uber Rides Using Credit Card

13 Jul

News source: Mir Juned Hussain, The Tech Portal

Uber, which presents a Credit Card paying option for most of its markets across the globe, had to do away with that payment method in India due to RBI’s stringent 2FA mechanism. However, the over $50 Billion valued ride-hailing company today announced that you can now pay for all of your Uber rides using International and Indian Credit Cards, along with the existing PayTm wallet method. (more…)