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Taxi services at Bengaluru airport hit after cabbies go on strike to protest death of driver who set self ablaze
India

Taxi services at Bengaluru airport hit after cabbies go on strike to protest death of driver who set self ablaze

According to his fellow taxi drivers at the airport, 34-year-old Pratap took the extreme step due to poor financial condition, poor business and inability to pay EMIs

Outcome of Uber case in UK could set important precedent in reducing workers' exploitation, improving gig economy
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Outcome of Uber case in UK could set important precedent in reducing workers' exploitation, improving gig economy

Drivers should be paid for time spent waiting for rides after logging on to the app, otherwise they’ll be shortchanged by up to 50 percent, said the union behind this legal case.

Microsoft, Apple, Netflix, Tesla and 31 other companies' internal systems were discovered with security vulnerability
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Microsoft, Apple, Netflix, Tesla and 31 other companies' internal systems were discovered with security vulnerability

The researcher, Alex Birsan, earned over $130,000 in bug bounties for his ethical research from Microsoft, Apple, PayPal and other companies.

Uber sells its robot-vehicle division as pandemic hits revenues of the company
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Uber sells its robot-vehicle division as pandemic hits revenues of the company

San Francisco-based Uber will lose a critical piece of its company after the pandemic cut into its finances by suppressing demand for shared rides.

Indian government issues fresh guidelines for cab aggregators like Uber, Ola putting a cap on surge pricing
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Indian government issues fresh guidelines for cab aggregators like Uber, Ola putting a cap on surge pricing

Prices of cab availing services likely to get lower as the government issues new guidelines to cab aggregators.

Uber India introduces mask verification selfie for riders as a new safety policy
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Uber India introduces mask verification selfie for riders as a new safety policy

The feature will ensure that the feedback received from drivers is also incorporated in making the platform safer for the next user.

Uber aims to become a 'zero emission platform' by 2040, pledges to spend $800 million on drivers transition to EV
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Uber aims to become a 'zero emission platform' by 2040, pledges to spend $800 million on drivers transition to EV

Uber said it would expand its Uber Green option to make it easier for riders to choose hybrid or electric cars.

Ola, Uber drivers go on strike in Delhi-NCR, demand extension of loan moratorium till Dec and fare hike
India

Ola, Uber drivers go on strike in Delhi-NCR, demand extension of loan moratorium till Dec and fare hike

The cab drivers will assemble near Himachal Bhawan at Mandi House on Tuesday to seek government action on their demands

Twitter says attackers 'manipulated a small number of employees', downloaded data from up to eight non-verified accounts
World

Twitter says attackers 'manipulated a small number of employees', downloaded data from up to eight non-verified accounts

Hackers accessed Twitter’s internal systems to hijack some of the platform’s top voices including US presidential candidate Joe Biden, billionaire Elon Musk and former president Barack Obama

Volvo Cars and Waymo partner to develop a self-driving electric vehicle
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Volvo Cars and Waymo partner to develop a self-driving electric vehicle

Waymo said it will continue working with Fiat Chrysler, Jaguar Land Rover and the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance.

US Immigration ban: Apple, Google, Twitter, Tesla and other tech companies react to the H1-B visa suspension
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US Immigration ban: Apple, Google, Twitter, Tesla and other tech companies react to the H1-B visa suspension

The visa suspension, effective 24 June, will last until the end of the year and is expected to open up 525,000 jobs for US workers.

How to ensure fair rights for gig economy workers: New labour laws, transparent contracts are the way forward
India

How to ensure fair rights for gig economy workers: New labour laws, transparent contracts are the way forward

The COVID-19-induced lockdown brought tragically into the limelight two facts: one, gig workers have no social security whatsoever, and two, the terms of conditions of their relationship with the platforms were far from transparent

Apple says App Store generated over 'half a trillion dollars' in sales in 2019
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Apple says App Store generated over 'half a trillion dollars' in sales in 2019

Apple revealed that m-commerce apps gave the majority of sales of $268 million.

Uber resumes operations in Coimbatore; says to ensure earning opportunities for driver-partner community
Business

Uber resumes operations in Coimbatore; says to ensure earning opportunities for driver-partner community

The Uber Intercity operations would be limited to travel with necessary authorisation within the state and in permissible zones only, Uber India said in a statement.

Uber Connect also launched in New Delhi, Noida, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Chandigarh
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Uber Connect also launched in New Delhi, Noida, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Chandigarh

The service is aimed to help people deliver packages during coronavirus lockdown.

Coronavirus Lockdown: Ola to lay off 1,400 staff; CEO says revenues decline by 95% in last two months due to pandemic
Business

Coronavirus Lockdown: Ola to lay off 1,400 staff; CEO says revenues decline by 95% in last two months due to pandemic

Cab aggregator Ola is laying off 1,400 staff from rides, financial services and food business as revenues declined by 95 percent in the last two months due to coronavirus pandemic, a note by CEO Bhavish Aggarwal said

Walmart says Flipkart's 'limited operations' during COVID-19 outbreak negatively affected Q1 growth
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Walmart says Flipkart's 'limited operations' during COVID-19 outbreak negatively affected Q1 growth

Walmart International, which is present in nine markets including China, Japan, Mexico, the UK apart from India, saw sales growing by 3.4 percent to $29.76 billion in the January-March period, with e-commerce accounting for 9 percent sales.

Uber to cut 3,000 more jobs in second round of layoffs; 'made incredibly difficult decision to reduce workforce', says CEO in mail to employees
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Uber to cut 3,000 more jobs in second round of layoffs; 'made incredibly difficult decision to reduce workforce', says CEO in mail to employees

Uber Technologies Inc, the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company, is laying off 25 percent of its staff. It will cut a total of 6,700 jobs, including the 3,700 it had announced earlier this month, Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said.

E-commerce companies may resume full services across country from today; await States' views
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E-commerce companies may resume full services across country from today; await States' views

E-commerce companies are waiting for more clarity from states before taking a final call on resumption of services in various locations.

Uber lays off 3,500 employees in a three-minute-long Zoom call, says ‘today will be your last working day’
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Uber lays off 3,500 employees in a three-minute-long Zoom call, says ‘today will be your last working day’

Uber reported a net loss of $2.9 billion in the first quarter of this year, including a $2.1 billion write-down on the value of some of its investments.