Ride-Sharing


Uber to Up Its Background Checks for Drivers

Uber will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and hire a company that constantly monitors criminal arrests as it tries to do a better job of keeping…

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Uber to Sell Southeast Asia Business to Rival Grab

Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc has agreed to sell its Southeast Asian business to bigger regional rival Grab, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Sunday, in…

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Uber Starts Offering Rides to the Doctor

Uber is driving deeper into health care by offering to take patients in every U.S. market in which it operates to their next medical appointment. The ride-hailing service said Thursday…

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Uber Express Pool Rolling Out in 8 Cities

The latest variation of an Uber ride will require a short walk. In eight U.S. cities, the ride-hailing company is rolling out a service called “Express Pool,” which links riders…

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Non-Profit Ride-Sharing Reg Gets Mixed Reaction

A new government regulation permitting non-profit ride-sharing was designed to relieve traffic congestion, but some say it will do the opposite, Globes reported on Wednesday. Minister of Transport and Road…

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Uber Investors Agree to Sell Shares

At least two big Uber stakeholders have agreed to sell part of their private shares to a group led by Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank in a deal that lets investors…

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Uber’s Plan to Merge Russian Business With Yandex Approved

Yandex NV, Russia’s largest technology company, received local antitrust approval to merge its ride-hailing business with Uber’s in the country, the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service said Friday. Ordering rides from…

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Uber Nears Deal for Huge Softbank Investment

Uber is close to finalizing a multibillion-dollar investment by Japan’s Softbank, according to a person briefed on the deal. The investment by the technology conglomerate could be announced Sunday, says…

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