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Ola, Uber get warning from Centre; issues of deficiency in services, customer support raised for all ride-hailing platforms
Business

Ola, Uber get warning from Centre; issues of deficiency in services, customer support raised for all ride-hailing platforms

All online ride-hailing platforms were advised to respond to commuters with utmost priority and take remedial steps to ensure adequate protection of consumer rights

Delhi auto, taxi call of strike, warn government will cut of food supply chain if demand not met in 25 days
India

Delhi auto, taxi call of strike, warn government will cut of food supply chain if demand not met in 25 days

The auto and taxi unions in Delhi have been protesting the steep increase in fuel prices over the last few days. They had gone on a one-day strike on Monday, during which people of the capital faced a lot of issues

Delhi taxi, cab drivers' unions to observe 2-day chakka jam from 18 April to protest fuel, CNG price hike
India

Delhi taxi, cab drivers' unions to observe 2-day chakka jam from 18 April to protest fuel, CNG price hike

Delhi drivers' association and unions have give an ultimatum of six days to government after which they threatened to go on strike

‘Complete lawlessness’: Bombay HC orders Ola, Uber to apply for valid licences by 16 March
India

‘Complete lawlessness’: Bombay HC orders Ola, Uber to apply for valid licences by 16 March

The bench passed the directions while hearing a public interest litigation filed by advocate Savina Crasto highlighting the lack of an effective grievance redressal mechanism for customers using the Uber India app

Inside Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber — Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Uma Thurman star in the latest show on Big Tech
Entertainment

Inside Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber — Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Uma Thurman star in the latest show on Big Tech

Super Pumped traces the rise and fall of Travais Kalanick, Uber’s co-founder, who was pressured to resign in 2017 after the company was hit with a series of privacy scandals and lawsuits about workplace discrimination and sexual harassment.

SC seeks response of Centre, Uber, Zomato on plea for social security benefits for transport workers
India

SC seeks response of Centre, Uber, Zomato on plea for social security benefits for transport workers

The plea seeks formulation of welfare schemes such as health insurance, maternity benefits, pension, old age assistance, disability allowance and completion of vaccination at aggregators' cost on priority basis for gig workers

Europe takes on Uber, Deliveroo and other gig economy firms, workers to get employee rights
World

Europe takes on Uber, Deliveroo and other gig economy firms, workers to get employee rights

Spain was the first European Union to give delivery workers full rights in August, recognising them as salaried staff with all the rights and protections that entails, including sick leave and paid holidays

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
World

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
News & Analysis

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
News & Analysis

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
Business

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
News & Analysis

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
News & Analysis

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
News & Analysis

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
News & Analysis

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
News & Analysis

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.