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Uber’s Sign Language Feature Helps You Learn Basic Phrases, Directions

Everyone’s got their preference when using a ride-sharing service. Some love a chatty driver or some talk radio, while others would prefer complete silence until they reach their destination. If your Uber driver happens to be deaf or hard of hearing, communication might be more difficult or potentially awkward. But…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Ride-Hailing Apps Like Uber Could Reduce Public Transit Use And That’s A Problem 

Ride-hailing companies see themselves as a way to reduce the reliance on automobile ownership and a path forward to eliminate god-awful congestion. But a new study on the impact of companies like Uber and Lyft from the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies offers a different outlook: Instead, it turns out,…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Google Wanted At Least $1 Billion And A Public Apology To Settle Self-Driving Car Lawsuit With Uber: Report (UPDATED) 

Google’s self-driving car project, Waymo, wanted at least $1 billion and a public apology from Uber as part of a proposed settlement to end a high-stakes trade secrets lawsuit against the ride-hailing company, according to a report from Reuters. Uber rejected the stipulations as non-starters, the news agency said.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Google Wanted At Least $1 Billion And A Public Apology To Settle Self-Driving Car Lawsuit With Uber: Report (UPDATED) 

Google’s self-driving car project, Waymo, wanted at least $1 billion and a public apology from Uber as part of a proposed settlement to end a high-stakes trade secrets lawsuit against the ride-hailing company, according to a report from Reuters. Uber rejected the stipulations as non-starters, the news agency said.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Uber, Get Your Sh*t Together

by Kate HarvestonHas there, in recent memory, been a company which has fallen from grace as spectacularly as Uber after such a swift ride to the top? It was supposed to be the fresh face, the harnesser of technologies, that would deliver the world’s nations from the monopolistic and occasionally …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Uber Hired Driverless Car Engineer Despite Uncertainty Over Whether He Took And Kept Google Tech Files 

Uber hired an engineer from Google to run its self-driving car program, even after an internal report cast uncertainty over whether he took—and kept—proprietary information from his former employer. The report, commissioned by Uber to determine the risks in hiring the engineer, Anthony Levandowski, was made public…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Uber Hired Driverless Car Engineer Despite Uncertainty Over Whether He Took And Kept Google Tech Files 

Uber hired an engineer from Google to run its self-driving car program, even after an internal report cast uncertainty over whether he took—and kept—proprietary information from his former employer. The report, commissioned by Uber to determine the risks in hiring the engineer, Anthony Levandowski, was made public…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Why We’re Fighting To Keep The Courtroom Open During The Waymo-Uber Trial

Since Waymo sued Uber in February, alleging a massive theft of trade secrets related to its self-driving car technology, Gizmodo and our sister site Jalopnik have aggressively covered the case. Waymo’s claims are damning—the Google-incubated company says one of its leading engineers downloaded tens of thousands of…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Uber Charges Passenger Clueless About Surge Pricing $925 For Ride

An Illinois woman reportedly unaware of Uber’s surge pricing found out how badly the tactic can sting after taking a 100-mile ride recently that ended with her being charged $925. Uber has since refunded the rider, chalking it up to a “perfect storm” of confusion, according to ABC7 in Chicago.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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New Uber CEO Apologizes For ‘Mistakes’ After Company Is Banned From Operating In London

Dara Khosrowshahi, the new CEO of Uber, has a growing pile of issues to address at the ride-hailing company—the latest being a decision by the London transit authority to ban Uber from operating in the British capital by the end of the month. In response, Khosrowshahi penned an open letter in the Evening Standard,…Read more… […]

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Uber’s License To Operate In London Is In Serious Jeopardy

Transport for London, which regulates and controls the British capital city’s subways, buses, and taxis, said today that it won’t be renewing Uber’s license to operate in the city at the end of September. The company will have 21 days to appeal the decision, according to The New York Times. Uber can still operate…Read more… […]

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Uber’s Legal Fight With Google Could Screw Its Self-Driving Truck Employees

In August 2016, Uber purchased autonomous truck startup Otto in a deal that reportedly called for Otto employees to receive 20 percent of future profits Uber earns from self-driving trucks. It seemed like a nice deal for any startup. But now that lucrative arrangement may be torpedoed, leaving Otto employees who…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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