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Showtime is turning the story of Uber into a TV series

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links PHILIP PACHECO via Getty Images It seems Showtime reckons the turbulent behind-the-scenes story of Uber is good fodder for a TV show. It’s developing a limited series about the ups and downs of the ridesharing company. Billions co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien will write and produce the show, based […]

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Uber lays off employees from Eats, self-driving cars and other teams

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Uber has cut around 350 more employees across several of its divisions. The company said it’s the “last wave of a process” that saw layoffs in marketing, then product and engineering over the last few months. This time around, Uber has laid off members of the Eats, performance […]

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Uber Copter’s $200 trips to JFK will be available to everyone October 7th

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Uber After a limited launch this past summer, Uber plans to open up its John F. Kennedy International Airport helicopter shuttle service to more people. Starting on October 7th, you won’t need to be an Uber Rewards member to check out Uber Copter, reports Reuters. Depending on demand, the eight-minute […]

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Uber’s new app will match temporary workers with job vacancies

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Uber Works via Crain’s Chicago Business Uber apparently left one service out of the all-in-one application it’s testing. According to Financial Times and Crain’s Chicago Business, the ride-hailing giant will launch a new app called Uber Works on Friday that will connect businesses with temp workers. It will initially be […]

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Uber test lets riders record audio via its app if they feel unsafe

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links PHILIP PACHECO via Getty Images Uber has faced significant criticism for its approach to rider safety, particularly regarding the issue of sexual assault complaints from riders against drivers. Recently, the company reportedly told its staff not to disclose assault reports to the police, kicking off another storm of controversy. Now, […]

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Recommended Reading: Uber wants to be the ‘operating system’ for city life

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Inside Uber’s plan to take over city life with CEO Dara Khosrowshahi Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge This week, ride-sharing giant Uber announced a test that puts both its car and food services in the same app. It’s part of a larger plan CEO Dara Khosrowshahi describes as becoming the […]

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Uber brings all of its services into a single app in new test

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Uber Uber’s app is getting a bit of a refresh. In fact, it’s getting a couple of refreshes. At an event in San Francisco, the company announced that it would be testing out various versions of its Uber app with users all over the globe. The idea behind the new […]

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Uber sues NYC over vehicle caps

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Uber isn’t about to sit quietly while New York City extends its caps on ridesharing. The company has sued NYC in a bid to halt rules that both freeze the number of new for-hire licenses and limit the amount of time drivers can spend cruising Manhattan looking for […]

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California governor signs labor law meant to fix the gig economy

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links REUTERS/Kate Munsch It was really just a matter of time, but it’s now official: California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed the state’s Assembly Bill 5 into law. The measure is intended to reclassify many gig economy workers as employees by applying a test that determines whether or not they qualify […]

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Uber starts mapping Dallas roads to aid its self-driving efforts

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Uber Uber is still testing self-driving cars in a very limited fashion, but that isn’t stopping it from expanding its efforts to a new city. The ridesharing firm has unveiled plans to map Dallas streets and lay the groundwork for self-driving technology in the city. The mapping cars will be […]

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