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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Uber’s Amit Singhal asked to resign for not revealing sexual harassment allegations

Amit-Singhal_feUS-based ride-hailing app Uber Technologies Inc’s senior vice president of engineering Amit Singhal has been asked to resign from the company. He reportedly failed to disclose a sexual harassment allegation at his previous organisation Google. Singhal was asked to leave the firm by Uber’s co-founder and chief executive Travis Kalanick, an Uber India executive told […]

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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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Exclusive: Uber puts a pause on bike-taxi service in Faridabad

Screenshot_2017-01-03-19-34-55-684_comUS-based cab-hailing firm Uber’s bike taxi service UberMOTO seems to be unavailable in Faridabad. Users have claimed that they attempted to book the service multiple times, but failed to register a ride. This week, TechCircle.in too tried booking a bike taxi on UberMOTO on three days (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) at various times during the […]

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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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MakeMyTrip chairman Deep Kalra urges India’s startup community to come together

deep-karla_feDeep Kalra, chairman of India’s largest online travel services firm MakeMyTrip Ltd, has emphasised that the Internet companies need to have a consensus on policies, practices, and standards. “There is an urgent need for the industry to come together and have a cohesive voice. On a single issue, there are different voices that go out,” […]

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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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Uber still not ready for IPO, says CEO Travis Kalanick

Travis-Kalanick,-CEO,-Uber2Uber Technologies Inc., the world’s largest cab-hailing service provider, is not yet ready for an initial public offering, co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick has said. “I feel like we maybe just entered high school,” Kalanick told Vanity Fair at an event in San Francisco. “It’s the ninth grade. It’s not time to go to prom […]

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Uber gives chance to pitch your ideas to VCs during a cab ride

UberCab hailing app Uber Technologies Inc. has partnered with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in India to launch a pan-India startup challenge, UberPITCH 2016. Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman kicked off this year’s challenge at an event held by industry body FICCI in Delhi on Thursday. “The government wants to […]

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