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Do Uber drivers make more than the average software developer?

Friday, March 3, 2017 | More »

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On Friday, Uber India head Amit Jain sought to dispel the simmering discontent among its drivers over falling earnings and shrinking incentives, but he may well have stoked the fire instead. In a blog post titled ‘Driving with Uber: Setting the record straight’ that carried five “f...

K'taka HC bars protestors from stopping Uber cabs; strike may spread to Mumbai

K’taka HC bars protestors from stopping Uber cabs; strike may spread to Mumbai

US-based Uber Technologies Inc’s India subsidiary Uber India Technologies Pvt. Ltd has obtained a restraining order from the Karnataka High Court that bars protesters, including union leaders and members, from blocking and stopping the company’s cabs. “The Hon’ble Karnataka High ...

27 February, 2017 | More »

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Ola, Uber drivers begin indefinite strike in Bengaluru; services paralysed

Nearly 90% of the one lakh cab drivers associated with taxi-hailing companies Ola and Uber are taking part in an indefinite strike in Bengaluru, bringing the app-based taxi services to a grinding halt in the city. The protesters demand better incentives and relaxed work hours and call for an immedia...

23 February, 2017 | More »

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Former Fidelity India executive Pratul Chopra joins Flipkart

The founder of carpooling app iRideShare and former head of marketing analytics at Fidelity India Pratul Chopra has joined Flipkart’s senior leadership team. At Fidelity, Chopra had worked under Nitin Seth, former country head of Fidelity in India and currently Flipkart’s chief operating officer...

21 February, 2017 | More »

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Uber users can now pay for rides using Jio Money

The Indian unit of US ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. has tied up with Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd to allow passengers to pay via the digital wallet of the billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led firm. The tie-up will also enable users of Jio Money to request and pay for Uber rides from within the m...

20 February, 2017 | More »

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Uber, Ola clock half a billion rides in 2016, says RedSeer

Ride-hailing companies Uber and Ola carried out approximately 500 million rides in 2016, according to a report by RedSeer Management Consulting, a Bangalore-based consultancy firm. The number of rides by ANI Technologies Pvt Ltd-backed Ola, and US-based Uber Technologies Inc’s India subsidiary Ube...

17 February, 2017 | More »

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Ola, Uber drivers go on strike in Bangalore as talks fail; one attempts suicide

As the latest round of talks between driver representatives and cab-aggregators failed, drivers associated with taxi-hailing companies Ola and Uber have launched a fresh round of agitation in Bangalore. One of the protesters attempted suicide outside Ola office by consuming poison. He has been rushe...

16 February, 2017 | More »

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Ola, Uber services affected as drivers go on strike in Bangalore

Taxi-hailing services of Ola and Uber have been partially affected by a strike called by various unions protesting a recent hike in driving licence and other fees by the Regional Transport Office (RTO), apart from the flexible fare structure followed by cab aggregators and falling incomes of driver...

15 February, 2017 | More »

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Cab drivers protest outside Ola offices in Delhi

The agitation by Uber and Ola drivers demanding better incentives got out of control in the national capital on Monday, with protesters gathering around Ola’s offices in the city. A person aware of the development told Techcircle that after protests flared up at one of its offices, the cab-hai...

13 February, 2017 | More »

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Jugnoo launches taxi aggregation amid strike by Ola, Uber drivers

SoCoMo Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs on-demand delivery services startup and auto rickshaw aggregator Jugnoo, has announced its entry into the taxi aggregation business at a time when key players in the segment are facing drivers’ ire over diminishing incentives and low earnings. “We hav...

13 February, 2017 | More »

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