A new taxi service that aims to provide a more comfortable experience for customers was launched in Istanbul on Dec. 19, in a bid to compete with Uber and unregistered operators.
Ride-hailing app Uber said on Dec. 4 it was joining a global public transport association to improve mobility in the cities it operates in.
Uber concealed a massive global breach of the personal information of 57 million customers and drivers in October 2016, failing to notify the individuals and regulators, the company acknowledged on Tuesday, quoted by The Guardian.
Uber also confirmed it had paid the hackers responsible $100,000 to delete the data and keep the breach quiet, which was first reported by Bloomberg.
Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank has reached a deal with Uber to invest billions in the ride-hailing giant.
Uber has struck a deal with NASA to develop software for managing “flying taxi” routes in the air along the lines of ride-hailing services it has pioneered on the ground, the company said on Nov. 7.