Half a million sign petition supporting Uber in London

SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON (Reuters) – Half a million people have signed an online petition in under 24 hours backing Uber’s bid to stay on roads of London, showing the company is turning to its tried-and-tested tactic of asking customers for help when it locks horns with regulators. London’s transport authorities stunned the powerful start-up on Friday […] Read more »

'Unfit' Uber stripped of London license, CEO tweets 'pls work w/us'

LONDON (Reuters) – London deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service on Friday and stripped it of its license to operate from the end of next week in a major blow to the U.S. firm and 3.5 million users in one of the world’s wealthiest cities. Graphic: Uber stripped of London license – tmsnrt.rs/2jQOqKD […] Read more »

Uber faces big jump in fees if London license is renewed

LONDON (Reuters) – Uber will face a big jump in the fee it pays to operate in London to 2.9 million pounds if the ride hailing company is granted a new license by the city’s transport authority. Transport for London said on Monday companies with more than 10,000 vehicles would pay 2.9 million pounds ($ […] Read more »

Uber and Pandora team up to offer ad-free listening during your ride

Uber and Pandora are teaming up to put a little music in your ride. The streaming radio app announced Monday that it will now be integrated directly into the Uber app, with no ads and no subscription necessary. Only drivers will be allowed to control it at first, but Pandora says riders will be able […] Read more »

How Uber is designing an app that works in more than 400 cities

Uber may have been the target of considerable (and deserved) flack for its new logo in February, but the rideshare company has bigger design challenges on its mind than simply rebranding. Uber wants to make transportation “as reliable as running water,” Ethan Eismann, Uber’s director of product design, said at the Semi Permanent design event in […] Read more »

Uber Has Settled a Lawsuit Over Background Checks In California

Uber is currently embroiled in hundreds of lawsuits around the world, but after today, it can cross one off the list. The cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco sued Uber in 2014 over its background check procedures, but the company has now settled out of court for at least $ 10 million. Read more… […] Read more »

Lyft, Uber poach key Twitter engineers, managers amid turmoil

By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Ride services Lyft and Uber have poached dozens of key Twitter employees over the past year, including top engineering managers, to help personalize their apps. Twitter’s management turmoil and 44 percent stock fall over the last 12 months have helped Lyft and Uber recruit key talent, as the […] Read more »