Uber appoints Pradeep Parameswaran as head of central operations

Pradeep ParameswaranSan Francisco-based ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. has hired former DEN Networks chief executive Pradeep Parameswaran as head of central operations. “We are excited to have Pradeep Parameswaran join Uber India as the Head of Central Operations. Pradeep is passionate about technology-led transformation and brings a wealth of experience having worked for companies across the […]

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Uber to soon launch food delivery app UberEATS in India

UberEATS_app_homeSan Francisco-based ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. will soon launch its on-demand food delivery app, UberEATS, in India. To roll out the service, it is currently inviting restaurants and delivery partners, a company statement said. The service will be offered through a standalone mobile application. Launched in 2014 as a delivery pilot in Los Angeles, […]

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Uber’s search for engineering chief yields former Google veteran Amit Singhal

Amit Singhal, senior vice president of engineering, UberSan Francisco-based ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. has hired former Google search chief Amit Singhal as senior vice president of engineering. Singhal, who hails from Uttar Pradesh in India, wrote in his personal blog post on Friday, “I’m excited to announce that I’m joining Uber as SVP of Engineering…having spent hours with Travis and many […]

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Meet the winners of UberPitch 2016

Uber-By-Shah-JunaidCab-hailing app Uber Technologies Inc. has officially announced the winners of UberPitch 2016, a pan-India startup challenge that connects entrepreneurs with investors. As part of the challenge, the top three winners—SeekSherpa, Ambee and LeanAgri—will receive $50,000 from the taxi-hailing firm. They will also get a chance to visit San Francisco, where they will interact with […]

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Flashback 2016: Uber sharpens focus on India after losing China battle

Uber_big_feMid-way through the year, something unexpected happened with Uber – the largest startup in terms of valuation. It gave up in the world’s most populous country. In an apparent move to stop a bloodbath in terms of losses, US-based Uber Technologies Inc, co- founded by Travis Kalanick, agreed to sell its China business to home […]

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Flashback 2016: Year of wobbly ride for Ola

OlaHomegrown cab-hailing firm Ola was in the news for more wrong reasons than right in 2016, from drying coffers and falling valuations to rumours of a down round and a nasty war of words with arch rival Uber Technologies Inc. Although funding woes and falling valuations were widespread across startups, the taxi-hailing company got a […]

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Exclusive: Meet the finalists of the UberPITCH 2016 challenge

startupxseed3At least 10 startups ranging from a travel marketplace to an ambulance provider are the finalists of the UberPITCH 2016 challenge in India, according to an entrepreneur whose startup made it to the list. Cab-hailing app Uber Technologies Inc., along with India’s commerce ministry, had launched a pan-India startup challenge that would help entrepreneurs of […]

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Meru Cabs CEO Siddhartha Pahwa resigns, mulls starting up

Meru_cabs2Meru Cabs CEO Siddhartha Pahwa has resigned from the Mumbai-based radio taxi firm and will be replaced by CTO Nilesh Sangoi from January. The decision was first announced by Pramod Kabra, partner at India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA), Meru’s biggest investor, in an email to Meru’s top brass. Later on Tuesday morning, Pahwa addressed the […]

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Uber drivers in US join protest for minimum wage

UberUS-based cab-hailing service firm Uber Technologies Inc is facing a backlash from its driver partners in its home country. Drivers of Uber, the world’s most valued startup, joined together in a nationwide protest on Tuesday, to call for a minimum hourly wage of $15 compared with $7.25 currently. According to a Reuters report on Tuesday, […]

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Uber launches operations in Bangladesh

UberUS-based cab-hailing app Uber Technologies Inc has entered India’s neighbouring country Bangladesh, as the world’s most valued startup continues its push for a larger presence in developing nations in the region. “Uber will make it easier to travel around Dhaka and open up flexible, economic opportunities for driver partners,” the firm said on its official […]

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