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

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San 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 a...

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Meet the winners of UberPitch 2016

Cab-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....

9 January, 2017 | More »

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

US-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, Wed...

5 January, 2017 | More »

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

Mid-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 se...

30 December, 2016 | More »

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

Deep 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 iss...

28 December, 2016 | More »

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

Travis 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 (motorcyc...

13 December, 2016 | More »

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Uber still not ready for IPO, says CEO Travis Kalanick

Uber 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 nin...

20 October, 2016 | More »

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

Cab 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 ...

6 October, 2016 | More »

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Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing to acquire Uber’s local business

Uber Technologies Inc., the ride-sharing company with a reputation of slugging it out with rivals and regulators to capture market share, is giving up in China after agreeing to sell its local business to homegrown firm Didi Chuxing. The deal will end the most watched rivalry in the global cab-haili...

1 August, 2016 | More »

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What Ola can learn from Didi Chuxing on its battle against Uber

Chinese cab-hailing firm Didi Chuxing, the main local competitor for Uber Technologies Ltd in China, has just raised an incredible $7.3 billion in fresh financing. The latest round brings DidiChuxing’s war chest to about $10.5 billion, against the $11.5 billion on Uber’s balance sheet. Q...

20 June, 2016 | More »

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