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U.S. investigates possible gender bias against women at Uber

Jul 17, 2018

U.S. investigates possible gender bias against women at Uber

Uber is facing a federal investigation on alleged discrimination against women working at the smartphone-summoned ride service, a source familiar with the matter said Monday. The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission began the probe in August of last year focusing on whether women at Uber were ...

Airbnb and Uber woes show Japan does not share easily

Jun 28, 2018

Airbnb and Uber woes show Japan does not share easily

With thousands of Airbnb reservations scrapped and Uber reduced to delivering food, life is hard in Japan for the giants of the sharing economy: They're stuck between tough regulation and popular suspicion. Japan may be the world's third-largest economy and a high-tech hub but it ...

Put on probation, Uber wins London license to avoid ban

Jun 27, 2018

Put on probation, Uber wins London license to avoid ban

Uber Technologies Inc. won a probationary license to operate in London on Tuesday in a partial victory for its new chief executive after it made changes to ease strained relations with city authorities. The new license was subject to strict conditions, however, and came with ...

Google's Waymo adds 62,000 vehicles for autonomous taxi service

Jun 1, 2018

Google's Waymo adds 62,000 vehicles for autonomous taxi service

Google-owned Waymo is adding as many as 62,000 Fiat Chrysler minivans to its autonomous fleet in an expanded collaboration announced by the companies on Thursday. Delivery of the Chrysler Pacifica minivans was expected to begin later this year, with the automaker also exploring the potential ...