Bombay High Court bars taxi unions from disrupting Uber’s operations

For-Ola-Uber-Illegal-Ride-sharing-Story_ThinkstockPhotos-85451628US-based Uber Technologies Inc’s India subsidiary Uber India Technologies Pvt. Ltd has obtained a restraining order from the Bombay High Court that prevents dissenting taxi union bodies from disrupting its operations in Mumbai. Mumbai’s taxi unions had threatened to go on strike on 21 March. However, the strike has been called off following the court […]

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Uber founder, India head named in notice alleging bribery after road mishap

Uber_big_feA Mumbai woman has sent a legal notice to the founder and India head of Uber Technologies Inc after a cab operated by the taxi-hailing firm hit her husband and left him comatose. The legal notice, sent by Nahid Ali through law firm MZM Legal, alleged that the cab driver and an Uber representative sought […]

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Do Uber drivers make more than the average software developer?

Amit-JainOn Friday, Uber India head Amit Jain sought to dispel the simmering discontent among its drivers over falling earnings and shrinking incentives, but he may well have stoked the fire instead. In a blog post titled ‘Driving with Uber: Setting the record straight’ that carried five “frequently asked questions”, Jain has claimed that 80% of […]

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CarDekho FY16 net sales zoom, but losses triple

CarDekhoJaipur-based Girnar Software Pvt Ltd, which owns auto classifieds portals like CarDekho, ZigWheels and Gaadi.com, saw its FY16 sales rise a strong 75 percent, but losses almost tripled as the company spent significantly more on brand marketing. Net sales for FY16 stood at Rs 82.48 crore, up from previous year’s Rs 47.03 crore, filings with […]

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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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Uber’s founder Travis Kalanick in India; launches UberMOTO in Hyderabad

Uber-By-Shah-Junaid2Travis Kalanick, who coded and created Uber sitting or probably lying down at the serene beaches of Varkala in Kerala, is back in the southern part of India. This time, he is in Hyderabad, the capital city of the most newly formed state in India—Telangana, where he launched Uber’s bike (motorcycle) sharing service UberMOTO. “I […]

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Ola’s Bhavish Aggarwal again takes a potshot at Uber

Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-Founder & CEO, OlaWinning in a competitive market is as much about making tactical pronouncements at opportune moments as it is about making the right business decisions at the right time. It ain’t politicians alone who pick ideas or popular beliefs they know will resonate with their target audience and use them against their rivals. Corporations do the […]

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Uber, Ola target wedding season with tailor-made logistics services

For-Uber-Story_20161013_AK_Uber-Taxi-Cab-008_AJust as the wedding season starts in the country, cab-hailing companies Ola and Uber have introduced new services to cater to all wedding-related travels in a market where the two are battling to establish a position of dominance. While Uber announced its wedding logistics transport offering christened UberWEDDINGS in 12 Indian cities, Ola rolled out […]

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Uber, Ola target wedding season with tailor-made logistics services

For-Uber-Story_20161013_AK_Uber-Taxi-Cab-008_AJust as the wedding season starts in the country, cab-hailing companies Ola and Uber have introduced new services to cater to all wedding-related travels in a market where the two are battling to establish a position of dominance. While Uber announced its wedding logistics transport offering christened UberWEDDINGS in 12 Indian cities, Ola rolled out […]

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Digital wallet firms see unprecedented growth after ban on high value notes

MoneyPrime Minister Narendra Modi’s unexpected call to abolish Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 banknotes has been welcomed with open arms by digital payment companies as they experience unparalleled growth on their platforms after the announcement. The move, it seems, validates their efforts to move the Indian consumers to the world of digital payments. “Today should […]

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