Uber Stories January 11

Uber had secret program called ‘Ripley’ that would nuke entire office’s electronics to thwart police raids

Uber is reported to have used remote shutdowns of computers to thwart police raids. It is said to have ‘routinely’ used the system more than 20 times between spring 2015 until late 2016, in places as far afield as Canada, Brussels and Hong Kong …

Uber Stories November 28, 2017

The Waymo case against Uber was due to begin in October, but was delayed to give the Alphabet division more time to examine last-minute evidence. Rescheduled to begin next week, the trial has again been postponed after information and other bombshell allegations that Uber withheld have surfaced.

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Uber Stories November 20, 2017

Uber makes it easier to connect with drivers with live location sharing & expanded beacon rollout

If you’ve ever experienced problems meeting up with your Uber driver, the company has today announced a couple of initiatives designed to make it easier …

Uber Stories October 26, 2017

Uber rolling out an app update to offer multiple destinations with bill-splitting

Uber is rolling out an update to its iOS and Android apps that allows you to specify multiple destinations. The existing bill-splitting feature also integrates with it when you’re using the facility to drop multiple people home at the end of a night out …

Uber Stories October 12, 2017

Waymo’s lawsuit against Uber was surprising on a number of fronts, including Google and Alphabet’s normal hesitancy towards suits. However, as it stated, Waymo found Uber’s actions a particularly large affront. Reuters has now discovered what Waymo is demanding from Uber in settlement talks to stop the case from going to trial.

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Uber Stories September 25, 2017

Update: Make that four approaches … CEO Dara Khosrowshahi  has also written a letter of apology to Londoners for the company’s failings.

We will appeal this decision on behalf of millions of Londoners, but we do so with the knowledge that we must also change […] We won’t be perfect, but we will listen to you; we will look to be long-term partners with the cities we serve; and we will run our business with humility, integrity and passion”.

Uber is trying three separate approaches to overturn a decision not to renew its operating license in London when it expires on Saturday …

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