Uber ordered to pay $1.1 million after blind woman and her dog were denied rides more than a dozen times

Ride hailing company, Uber has been ordered to pay $1.1 million after a court ruled that the company’s drivers discriminated against a blind woman and her guide dog on more than a dozen separate occasions. Lisa Irving, a California resident, said she was denied rides or verbally abused by drivers 14 times in 2016 and… Continue reading Uber ordered to pay $1.1 million after blind woman and her dog were denied rides more than a dozen times

Microsoft, Facebook, Uber Plan To Reopen Offices

FILE - In this April 14, 2020 file photo, the thumbs up Like logo is shown on a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook’s quasi-independent oversight board issued its first rulings on Thursday Jan. 28, 2021 overturning four of five decisions by the social network to take down questionable content. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Facebook, Microsoft and Uber have announced plans to reopen offices on a limited basis, as the spread of the coronavirus pandemic continues to slow. Microsoft and Uber say their headquarters in Redmond, Wash., and San Francisco respectively will welcome employees on March 29. The software giant has already begun to accommodate some additional workers in… Continue reading Microsoft, Facebook, Uber Plan To Reopen Offices

Uber loses a major employment rights case as the UK’s top court rules its drivers are workers

Uber lost a crucial legal fight in the U.K. on Friday as the country’s Supreme Court upheld a ruling that its drivers are workers, not independent contractors. Judges voted unanimously to dismiss Uber’s appeal against the ruling. The decision could have huge implications for Uber’s U.K. business, as well as the wider gig economy. Shares… Continue reading Uber loses a major employment rights case as the UK’s top court rules its drivers are workers

Uber wins back London licence despite ‘historical failings’

Uber has won a legal bid to restore its London operating licence which was taken away over safety concerns, after a judge ruled on Monday that the company was a fit and proper operator. Transport for London (TfL) refused to grant the Silicon Valley-based company a new licence in 2019 due to what it called… Continue reading Uber wins back London licence despite ‘historical failings’

From Uber to Asia, the pandemic is remaking the world’s ‘super app’ race

The biggest of rideshare platforms have been in a race to push beyond core transportation and create a dominant ‘super app’ that offers a range of services, but Covid-19 has quickly forced them to reevaluate what that revenue-generating lineup will look like.  Uber’s deal to acquire Postmates for $2.65 billion in stock shows how app-based… Continue reading From Uber to Asia, the pandemic is remaking the world’s ‘super app’ race

FAAN denies banning Uber, Bolt and others from Lagos airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN has dissmised reports it has banned car hailing apps from driving into any of the airports across the country. There were reports online recently that the agency had banned Uber, Bolt and other car hailing apps from plying roads within airports. The claim was backed up by the… Continue reading FAAN denies banning Uber, Bolt and others from Lagos airport