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Uber’s Blowing Through Billions Faster Than Ever, Which Is All According to Plan

Uber is huge and blowing lots of cash to stay huge. Finance reports revealed to investors show the ride sharing titan lost $4.5 billion in 2017, its annus horribilis that began with accusations of heinous sexism and ended with bombshell revelations about a dubiously legal network of spies. Co-founder and CEO Travis…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Google’s Waymo And Uber Reach $245 Million Settlement In High-Profile Lawsuit Over Stolen Autonomous Tech 

Well, that was fast. Not even a week into a high-profile trial between Google’s self-driving car unit Waymo and ride-hailing company Uber, both sides said on Friday that a settlement has been reached, bringing the year-long dispute to an abrupt end. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Big Trial Between Uber And Google Over Self-Driving Car Tech Starts Today 

After a year of legal jockeying, a high-profile trial between ride-hailing company Uber and Google’s self-driving car unit Waymo is finally kicking off Monday. The case centers on whether Uber advanced its self-driving car program by relying on autonomous tech files allegedly stolen from Google. Here’s what you need…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Uber and Lyft Have a Hot New Idea for Screwing Over City-Dwellers

The arrival of autonomous vehicles is an inevitability, so it makes sense that before mass adoption hits, companies like Lyft and Uber would want to band together to determine what our self-driving future will look like. Sounds pretty harmless, right?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Uber and Lyft Have a Hot New Idea for Screwing Over City-Dwellers

The arrival of autonomous vehicles is an inevitability, so it makes sense that before mass adoption hits, companies like Lyft and Uber would want to band together to determine what our self-driving future will look like. Sounds pretty harmless, right?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Uber CEO Says You Should ‘Aggressively’ Tip Drivers But Doesn’t Explain Why They Aren’t Paid Enough To Begin With

In a bit of lecturing that is not just smug and annoying but also, uh, telling on his company a bit, Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said Tuesday that (shockingly) the secret to getting a better passenger rating was “aggressive” tipping. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Arianna Huffington Is the Biggest Scammer Alive

Arianna Huffington was supposed to be Uber’s high-powered savior. When former Uber employee Susan Fowler came forward with an explosive piece last February detailing the ingrained culture of sexism at the company, Uber recruited Huffington, its only female board member, to help tackle the problem.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Former Uber CEO Began ‘Squirming On The Floor’ In Response To Video Of Him Berating A Driver

Remember a year ago when a video emerged of former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick berating a driver? When Kalanick learned the clip had been published online, he “…literally got down on his hands and knees and began squirming on the floor.” That’s just one of a litany of anecdotes strung together in a stirring feature […]

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In Letter, Uber Said Drivers Didn’t Make Advertised Earnings Due to Their ‘Choices’

In January, Uber settled claims by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that it misled drivers about how much money they could make on the platform. But in a letter obtained by Gizmodo under the Freedom of Information Act, Uber argued that drivers were fundamentally at fault for earning less than the advertised rates…Read more… Continue […]

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