Google Maps Uber Booking Integration Removed From Android, iOS Apps

Google Maps has now taken away a handy Uber feature that let users book rides without leaving the app. In early 2017, Google had added the ability to book Uber trips via Maps, but it appears the convenience was short-lived. Since Google has quietly pulled the feature from Maps, it is not certain when the direct Uber booking was removed. Notably, […]

Uber launches bike taxi service UberMOTO in Hyderabad

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick launched UberMOTO, the start-up’s bike taxi service in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Photo: AP Hyderabad: Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies on Tuesday said it will launch its bike taxi service UberMOTO in Hyderabad from January next year. The company already operates the service in Gurgaon. Uber had earlier launched the service in Bengaluru, […]

Daimler’s MyTaxi Said to Merge With Hailo to Take on Uber

Daimler will deepen its European footprint in the ride-hailing business when its MyTaxi smartphone app unveils an all-share merger deal with UK rival Hailo as soon as Tuesday, three sources briefed on the matter told Reuters. It is the latest push by traditional carmakers to enter the taxi ride hailing services market dominated by technology […]

Uber Case: Karnataka High Court Questions Government on Stifling Startup Business

The Karnataka High Court Wednesday questioned the state government on “stifling” the startup business through regulatory norms that create an “unviable” environment while wanting to encourage startups. “On the one hand, you (government) want to encourage startups in the state and, on the other, you want to stifle its business by framing rules like the […]

Google, Uber can be Hit by way of New regulations on Maps; government wishes comments

HIGHLIGHTS New thought says licence needed to gather info for maps. Google, taxi apps and others use personal and crowd-sourced maps. idea talks of huge fines for incorrect depictions of Kashmir. corporations like Google which provide maps – or services like Uber and Ola which use them – may run into new problem. an offer […]

Uber Confirms Secret Recruiting Program to Hire Developers

Last year, it was discovered that Google took a rather interesting approach to recruit developers. The search giant found and selected candidates based on their search queries. Uber last week confirmed that it has also found a creative way to recruit people. The taxi-aggregator offers a test to select people, and based on their performance, […]