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Uber hires former Tata Sons exec Madhu Kannan to drive India business

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Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc said on Thursday it has appointed Madhu Kannan as its chief business officer for India and emerging markets with effect from 3 February. Kannan will be responsible for growing Uber’s business in India and new emerging markets in the Asia Pacific region throu...

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Uber takes on Karnataka govt, says UberPOOL legal

In the ongoing tussle with the Karnataka state transport department, cab aggregator Uber has defended its ride-sharing service UberPOOL, saying it is legal under the current regulatory framework. On Monday, the state transport department instructed Uber and its rival Ola to halt their ride-sharing s...

2 February, 2017 | More »

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Karnataka government asks Ola, Uber to stop ride-sharing services from Friday

The Karnataka transport department has instructed cab aggregators Ola and Uber to halt their ride-sharing services Ola Share and UberPOOL before Friday, terming them illegal. Following a two-hour-long meeting on Monday with officials from Ola and Uber as well as driver representatives, state transpo...

31 January, 2017 | More »

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With UberEATS, is Uber biting off more than it can chew?

Online food delivery is a tricky space for Indian startups, what with intense competition, wafer-thin margins and a funding drought that shows no signs of a let-up. So it was a bit of a surprise when San Francisco-based Uber, the world’s biggest startup by valuation, announced last week that i...

30 January, 2017 | More »

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Ola, Uber set for another policy battle as Karnataka says ride-sharing illegal

A senior Karnataka government official has termed as illegal the ride-sharing services that Ola and Uber offer to consumers, imposing a fresh regulatory hurdle for the two app-based cab aggregators. State Transport Commissioner MK Aiyappa was quoted as saying in media reports that the government wou...

27 January, 2017 | More »

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Uber appoints Pradeep Parameswaran as head of central operations

San Francisco-based ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. has hired former DEN Networks chief executive Pradeep Parameswaran as head of central operations. “We are excited to have Pradeep Parameswaran join Uber India as the Head of Central Operations. Pradeep is passionate about technology-l...

24 January, 2017 | More »

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Uber to soon launch food delivery app UberEATS in India

San Francisco-based ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. will soon launch its on-demand food delivery app, UberEATS, in India. To roll out the service, it is currently inviting restaurants and delivery partners, a company statement said. The service will be offered through a standalone mobile...

23 January, 2017 | More »

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

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...

21 January, 2017 | More »

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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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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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