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Uber replaces surge pricing pop-ups with upfront fare

Friday, June 24, 2016 | More »

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Uber riders will no longer have to deal with lightning bolt denoting surge pricing while booking a cab as the San Francisco-based cab aggregator has decided to present users with upfront fares, it said in a blog post. “Upfront fares are calculated using the expected time and distance of the trip a...

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Uber slashes UberGO tariff in Delhi-NCR

San Francisco-based cab aggregator Uber has slashed the tariff of its low-cost offering UberGO in Delhi-NCR region, indulging in yet another act of tariff war with its home-grown rival Ola, in a move that will intensify competition further. The new tariff matches Ola’s fare under its low-cost off...

13 June, 2016 | More »

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Bike taxi services wait for green signal

The nascent bike taxi business in India has hit a speed bump. However, the clampdown on Uber’s bike-taxi services earlier this month in Bangalore, the hub of startups, and the subsequent withdrawal of Ola’s services in the same space begets a larger question. Should a disruptor wait for guidelin...

16 March, 2016 | More »

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My Taxi India seeks to do what Ola and Uber opted out of; will it succeed?

While a pitched battle for the lucrative intra-city on-demand cab booking business plays out across the country, another segment of the cab booking market has been relatively quiet. Inter-city cab booking, a service that Ola and Uber tried their hand at only to opt out of it, remains largely what it...

2 February, 2016 | More »

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Now Uber users can get tailored feed from other apps

Cab hailing app Uber will now allow third-party apps to dole out news notifications, music playlists and local deals to its users. Uber Technologies Inc, which recently completed one billion rides globally, has launched a new API (application programming interface) feature which allows users to inte...

13 January, 2016 | More »

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to visit India

Travis Kalanick, the co-founder and CEO of taxi-hailing service Uber, the most valuable start-up, will be in the city next week to address students of IIT-Bombay and share his own success story. Mr Kalanick, on his maiden trip to India, is among other top executives who will be in town to take part ...

13 January, 2016 | More »

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Uber readies $1B war chest for India operations, targets 1M daily rides by 2016

Cab hailing startup Uber Technolgies Inc, one of the two most valued startups globally along with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, is leaving no stone unturned to make India its biggest global playground and take on local competitor Ola. The San Francisco-based company is set to plough $1 billion in...

31 July, 2015 | More »