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Uber: American vehicle for hire, freight, food delivery, courier, and parcel delivery company
Uber Technologies, Inc., commonly known as Uber, is an American mobility as a service provider based in San Francisco, with operations in over 900 metropolitan areas worldwide. Its services include ride-hailing, food delivery, package delivery, couriers, freight transportation, electric bicycle and motorized scooter rental via a partnership with Lime, and ferry transport in partnership with local operators. Uber does not own any vehicles; instead, it receives a 25% commission from each booking. Fares are quoted to the customer in advance but vary using a dynamic pricing model based on the local supply and demand at the time of the booking.


How Ghana's rising tech scene is getting even bigger [Video]

How Ghana's rising tech scene is getting even bigger

From Google and Uber to homegrown startups, Ghana is emerging as Africa’s next big tech hub with competition growing for investments and new talent across the country.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 05:11Published
Uber loses court battle over whether its drivers are permanent employees [Video]

Uber loses court battle over whether its drivers are permanent employees

Judges in Amsterdam said the legal relationship between Uber and its drivers has "all the characteristics of an employment contract".

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:10Published

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Student stabbed around '120 times' by man she mistook as her Uber driver

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Uber has struck a landmark deal with GMB that will allow at least 70,000 drivers to join the trade union.
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Uber signs deal with UK's Arrival to develop 'purpose-built' electric car

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Uber plans to sign up 20,000 more drivers in UK as lockdown easing boosts trips

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Uber is planning to sign up another 20,000 drivers in the UK by the end of the year after a surge in usage since lockdown rules were eased last month.
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Get free Uber rides to and from Covid vaccination centers, here's how

The value of each free ride will be a maximum of Rs 150 and a rider is entitled to a maximum of two free rides, to and from the vaccination centre.
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Uber ordered to pay $1.1m to blind woman who was refused rides 14 times

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Uber has been ordered to pay $1.1m (£790,000) to a blind woman who was refused rides on 14 separate occasions.
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Uber driver with newly shaved head loses job due to failure of facial recognition, THIS is what the company said

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Uber offers green option for London customers who want electric cars

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Uber Driver Killed On Video After Teenage Girls Carjack and Crash Vehicle

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Why Ola, Uber drivers are on strike today? Here's all you should know

The drivers are on a strike to demand a fare hike with base fare to be at least Rs 100.
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What is the gig economy and how will it be affected by Uber's announcement?

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Uber move to give 70,000 UK drivers worker benefits will 'reverberate through the entire gig economy'

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Uber to give 70,000 UK drivers worker benefits after court ruling

Uber is to treat its 70,000 drivers in the UK as workers - giving them rights including holiday pay, at least the minimum wage and access to a pension scheme.
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Maskless Uber Rider Arna Kimiai Surrenders to Cops, Hit with 4 Charges

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Maskless Uber Woman, Arna Kimiai, Sued Over 2019 Car Crash

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Maskless Uber Abuser Videos Herself Going 122 MPH on Freeway

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Maskless Riders Who Allegedly Coughed on Uber Driver Arrested

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Uber Driver Attacked by Woman After Arguing Over Mask Policy

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Woman Arrested After Crashing into Store, Fleeing in Uber

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Uber loses Supreme Court battle on drivers' rights in gig economy test

Uber has lost its battle in the Supreme Court over drivers' rights - a decision that could have far-reaching implications for millions of people in the gig economy.
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Government caps fee of cab aggregators like Uber, Ola at 20% of total fare

India will allow app-based taxi aggregators like Uber and Ola to charge up to 20% commission on ride fares, according to guidelines issued on Friday.
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Will withdraw cabs, work only as aggregator: Uber to panel

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Parliamentary panel on data protection bill summons Jio, Airtel, Uber, Ola, Truecaller

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Uber Delivery Driver Thrown Off Bike, Hogtied By Portland Cops

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Under Xi's eye: From Paytm to Zomato, here are companies being monitored by China

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Uber cuts 600 jobs in India as lockdown hits business

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SoftBank-backed Ola follows Uber with job cuts as revenue sinks

SoftBank Group-backed Indian ride-hailing company Ola will cut 1,400 jobs, or about 35% of its workforce, as it navigates a strict coronavirus lockdown that has halted 95% of its business, company..
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After Uber, Ola to lay off 25% workforce, says revenue fell by 95% in two months

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PM Modi asks ministers to explore using truck aggregators to connect farmers with mandis

Seeking to connect farmers with agri markets in a hassle-free and cost-effective manner, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked central ministers to harness technology and explore innovative..
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NHA teams, Uber to work together for transportation of frontline healthcare workers

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Uber's challenge to balance driver safety with customer privacy

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British man guilty of plotting Islamist attack on London sights

A British Uber driver, previously cleared of a sword attack on police outside Buckingham Palace, was convicted on Monday of a plot to kill people in the name of Islam at London tourist destinations..
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BJP fetes cabbie who found poet 'anti-national'

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Lodha felicitated the driver with an "alert citizen award", the Mumbai BJP chief informed in a tweet.
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Uber suspends 240 accounts in Mexico to prevent coronavirus spreading

U.S. ride-hailing application Uber Technologies Inc. said on Saturday that it suspended 240 accounts of users in Mexico who may recently have come in contact with someone possibly infected with the new..
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Uber CEO says he was wrong to call Khashoggi killing a 'mistake'

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Lebanon Uber driver gets death sentence for murder of British woman

A Lebanese court sentenced an Uber driver to death on Friday for the murder of British embassy worker Rebecca Dykes in December 2017, state news agency NNA said.
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Rahul Gandhi slams FM Sitharaman on millennial remark

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It's a fact that Uber and Ola are impacting business: Jay Panda defends Nirmala Sitharaman

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Blame everyone but BJP's handling of economy: Congress on FM's 'Ola,Uber' remarks

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Finally, after Supreme Court rap, Uber starts 24x7 safety helpline for women

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Bengaluru: Woman alleges misconduct of Uber driver, no support from customer care

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Uber’s safety button is flawed, claims woman rider

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