World  /  Published 20.02.21

Uber loses UK court battle

Uber suffered an important labour defeat in its largest European market on Friday when Britain’s Supreme Court ruled that drivers must be classified as workers entitled to a minimum wage and vac...
By Adam Satariano in New York

World  /  Published 21.12.20

NY businesses lobby for Covid vaccine

The chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing company whose six New York lobbying firms include Albany’s best connected, wrote last week to governor Andrew M. Cuomo with an ask: priority for its...
By J. David Goodman, Luis Ferré-Sadurní in New York

Business  /  Published 27.11.20

Centre caps surge pricing by cabs

The government on Friday capped surge pricing charged by cab aggregators like Ola and Uber at 1.5 times of the base fare. The development assumes significance in the backdrop of a long-pending demand...
By PTI in New Delhi

World  /  Published 29.09.20

Uber wins back London licence

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 despite &ldquo...
By Reuters in London

Business  /  Published 08.08.20

Uber suffers $1.78bn loss

Uber lost $1.78 billion in the second quarter as the pandemic carved a gaping hole in its ride-hailing business, with millions of people staying home to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Its food...
By AP in New York


West Bengal  /  Published 27.12.18

Operators take it out on app-cabs

If Metro, Calcutta’s most trusted mode of transport, let down the city badly in the evening, so did an overground successor in the afternoon.A section of app-cab operators attacked passing app-cabs ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 22.05.20

Penguins on the loose

While all of us can enjoy tours of museums and zoos virtually from our homes, some animals get to enjoy them up close. On May 6, three penguins from Kansas City Zoo strolled through the halls of the N...
By Suhashini Sarkar

Business  /  Published 24.12.19

Travis Kalanick severs Uber ties

Travis Kalanick, the pugnacious co-founder of Uber, has severed his last ties with the ride-services company, resigning from the board and selling all his shares as he turns his focus to a new venture...
By Reuters in New York

India  /  Published 06.02.20

A glimpse of ‘scary India’

A phone discussion about the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protest allegedly led a poet-activist being taken to police station by a cab driver here on Wednesday night.Secretary of the All India Pro...
By PTI in Mumbai

Technology  /  Published 03.03.19

The impact of AI on the auto industry

Twenty years ago, a car that drove itself could only be found in a film — or book — and there was usually a supernatural element involved. These days driverless cars, also called autonomous cars, ...
By Aswin Sekhar


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