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Uber Wants its Beacon to Guide Passengers to Their Rides

Uber is making it easy to spot a ride with a hardware accessory called Beacon, a light fixture drivers can add in their car to signal passengers. Beacon is a Bluetooth-enabled circular LED display that’s shaped like the Uber logo. Drivers are meant to place it on the inside of their windshields, …

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Uber Accused of Security Vulnerabilities and Abuses

Folks who are wary of Uber because of its surveillance practices might have reason to be that way, since the company’s former forensic investigator alleged in a lawsuit that Uber uses its tracking system to keep tabs on “high-profile politicians, celebrities, and even personal acquaintances,” reports the Center for Investigative Reporting. Uber stirred up some controversy with …

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One of Uber's self-driving cars just ran a red light

We understand that driverless car engineers want their vehicles to navigate roads as naturally as humans, but running the occasional red light is surely taking things a little far. Just hours after Uber’s self-driving cars hit the streets of San Francisco for the very first time, one of them was spotted apparently …

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Helthee Wants to be the Uber for Fitness

Looking for a good personal trainer can be tough. Without even getting into costs, scheduling can be a bit of a nightmare. This is where Helthee comes into play. To put it simply, Helthee is like the Uber of exercising. The app is there to give you an on-demand personal …

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Uber Establishes Uber AI Labs

Uber drivers, look out. Your employer may be looking toward a driverless future. On Monday, the San Francisco-based transportation giant revealed that it had acquired artificial intelligence research startup Geometric Intelligence, a New York-based company seeking to “[redefine] the boundaries of machine learning.” The 15 employees of the startup will comprise …

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Uber Can Now Track Rider Locations Before and After Trips

According to Uber, the ridehailing company is trying to improve customer experience with its new location feature, but some riders may not appreciate being surveilled. In May Uber announced it would add rider location tracking and now the service can track riders before and after rides, according to Ars Technica. With …

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Denmark Accuses Uber of Helping Drivers Break Taxi Laws

Aiding and abetting criminal activity isn’t a charge reserved just for people — apparently, companies can get in hot water for the same thing. The latest to be charged with such a crime is none other than controversy-magnet Uber, which on Friday was indicted in Denmark for allegedly helping two of …

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Uber China App Now Very Different From Other Uber Apps

Uber has been unceremoniously booted from China. Now that the San Francisco transportation giant is no longer the master of its own domain in the China market (Didi Chuxing is currently in the process of acquiring the company’s China arm), its app no longer works in the country, either. Consider this …

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Lyft follows in Uber's footsteps with the launch of upfront fares

If your wallet winces whenever your Lyft ride ends with a fare way more than you expected, then you’ll be pleased to hear the company is making a change to its app that’ll bring an end to those nasty surprises. The ride-hailing outfit said Tuesday it’s introducing upfront pricing, which, as the term …

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Uber China App Now Very Different From Other Uber Apps

Uber has been unceremoniously booted from China. Now that the San Francisco transportation giant is no longer the master of its own domain in the China market (Didi Chuxing is currently in the process of acquiring the company’s China arm), its app no longer works in the country, either. Consider this …

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