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The image shows the responses by netizens to Twitter’s post.(Twitter)

Twitter asks netizens to roast 2020. Responses will leave you in splits

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 07:48 PM IST
“Roast 2020. Go.” reads the simple tweet.
The new guidelines are reminiscent of the clash that played out in the courts in 2016 between regulators and operators like Ola and Uber
The new guidelines are reminiscent of the clash that played out in the courts in 2016 between regulators and operators like Ola and Uber

'Govt norms for cab aggregators regressive, will dampen investments'

Livemint | By Sharan Poovanna
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 07:23 AM IST
The centre’s guidelines proposes to bring Ola and Uber among others under a regulatory framework as a measure to protect customers from getting “fleeced” by surge pricing.The decision to cap commissions at 20%, analysts said, is not aligned with demands by the IFAT demands of limiting it to 5-10%
Uber said its plan to reach 200 cities by end of 2020 was affected by the pandemic, but it remains on course to achieving the milestone.(Hindustan Times)
Uber said its plan to reach 200 cities by end of 2020 was affected by the pandemic, but it remains on course to achieving the milestone.(Hindustan Times)

Uber eyes a bigger slice of EV space

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Sharan Poovanna and Madhurima Nandy
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 02:20 AM IST
However, the companies are aiming to accelerate some of their larger plans to take the green route as they expect strong recovery in these segments once the restrictions are lifted.
India accounts for an estimated 11% of Uber’s global rides annually and is SoftBank-backed Ola’s home market.(Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times file photo)
India accounts for an estimated 11% of Uber’s global rides annually and is SoftBank-backed Ola’s home market.(Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times file photo)

Govt to allow Uber and rivals to charge 20% commission on fares

Mumbai | By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 03:48 PM IST
Industry experts had warned that a 10% cap would hit revenue and operations of the likes of Uber, which have faced increased regulatory scrutiny in several countries.
Picture of Netherlands cricket team(KNCBcricket/Twitter)
Picture of Netherlands cricket team(KNCBcricket/Twitter)

‘Delivering Uber eats to get through the winter months’: Netherlands cricketer reveals his hardship after T20 World Cup postponement

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 10:56 AM IST
Postponement of World T20 2020 has affected many individuals including the cricketers as well. A Netherlands cricketer recently revealed that he has to work as an Uber eats delivery boy to meet his daily needs.
Central Florida lands hub for Jetsons-like ‘flying cars’(Twitter/HReview73/motorcitystacy)
Central Florida lands hub for Jetsons-like ‘flying cars’(Twitter/HReview73/motorcitystacy)

Jetsons-like ‘flying cars’? Central Florida builds hub for taking passengers from Orlando to Tampa in half hour

Orlando | By Associated Press | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 11:28 AM IST
Attention 90s kids: Your dream-come-true moment is here, especially if you are in Orlando’s Lake Nona area, as Florida’s Tavistock Development Corp is constructing a Jetsons-like aviation facility which will offer flying car rides similar to Uber and Lyft
The person cited above told HT that while Airtel, Jio, Ola and Paytm have supported data localisation, Truecaller is the first international firm to back the move.
The person cited above told HT that while Airtel, Jio, Ola and Paytm have supported data localisation, Truecaller is the first international firm to back the move.

Favour localisation of data: Truecaller to JPC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 06:12 AM IST
The JPC has met several industry leaders such as Amazon, Google, Twitter, Facebook, Paytm, Reliance Jio, Ola, Uber and Bharti Airtel over last two weeks to discuss the nuances of the Data Protection Bill.
The committee’s questions come amid tensions with China at the border, that rose after the death of 20 Indian soldiers and an unidentified number of Chinese soldiers in June.(File photo for representation)
The committee’s questions come amid tensions with China at the border, that rose after the death of 20 Indian soldiers and an unidentified number of Chinese soldiers in June.(File photo for representation)

Parliamentary committee on data protection focuses on cracking down on Chinese equipment

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 04:09 AM IST
The issue has been a recurring theme for the panel. Last week, Patym and Google were asked similar questions about their relationship with the neighbouring country.
According to the 2019 IQAir rankings, Delhi ranks fifth in the list of the most polluted cities in the world.(HT Photo)
According to the 2019 IQAir rankings, Delhi ranks fifth in the list of the most polluted cities in the world.(HT Photo)

Uber adds e-rickshaws to platform, deploys 100 such vehicles in Delhi

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2020 01:03 PM IST
The vehicles have been deployed across 26 Delhi Metro stations, offering riders sustainable mobility solutions for better first and last mile connectivity as well as short distance commutes, a statement said.
The image shows the Uber driver and the passenger dancing together.(Instagram/@goodnews_movement)
The image shows the Uber driver and the passenger dancing together.(Instagram/@goodnews_movement)

Uber driver, passenger break into dance listening to Ki Banu Duniya Da. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Kohli
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 08:05 AM IST
The video opens to show a man stepping out of the car and breaking into a dance.
A photo illustration shows the Uber app logo displayed on a mobile telephone.(Reuters File Photo)
A photo illustration shows the Uber app logo displayed on a mobile telephone.(Reuters File Photo)

House panel on Personal Data Protection summons Ola, Uber, Jio, Airtel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 02:31 AM IST
A key topic that may be discussed in meetings of the panel is a provision of the draft data bill that asks tech giants to share non-personal data.
There is ‘Employee Group Rides’ which will enable employees from the same organisation to book rides together to travel to work(HT Photo)
There is ‘Employee Group Rides’ which will enable employees from the same organisation to book rides together to travel to work(HT Photo)

Uber launches employee commute services

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 06, 2020 02:05 PM IST
With Ubers new commute specific options, organisations can create dedicated transport programmes for employees and clients, it said in a statement.
Ola, which has been operating in London since February 2020, was granted a 15-month licence by Transport for London (TfL) on July 4, 2019, which expired on Saturday.(Reuters file)
Ola, which has been operating in London since February 2020, was granted a 15-month licence by Transport for London (TfL) on July 4, 2019, which expired on Saturday.(Reuters file)

Ola to appeal after London refuses licence over public safety risk

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 05:02 PM IST
Ola, which has been operating in London since February 2020, was granted a 15-month licence by Transport for London (TfL) on July 4, 2019, which expired on Saturday.
A nationwide lockdown was imposed at the end of March by the government and like many other businesses, cab companies like Uber and Ola saw a major impact on their business.(HT Photo)
A nationwide lockdown was imposed at the end of March by the government and like many other businesses, cab companies like Uber and Ola saw a major impact on their business.(HT Photo)

Delhi-NCR among top 10 global trips market, says Uber

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2020 06:48 AM IST
Delhi is the only Indian city to have made it to the top 10, highlighting its strategic importance in Uber’s global portfolio, with residents taking more than one million rides each week, a statement from Uber said.
A photo illustration shows the Uber app and London themed postcards in London.(Reuters file)
A photo illustration shows the Uber app and London themed postcards in London.(Reuters file)

Uber gets 18-month license extension in London

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 11:54 PM IST
Uber Technologies Inc won the ability to continue operating in its biggest European market after the court granted it an 18-month license extension.
The employee/contractor binary, however, is based upon an outdated vision of work, where the factory or the shop floor was the predominant site of “work”(HTPhoto)
The employee/contractor binary, however, is based upon an outdated vision of work, where the factory or the shop floor was the predominant site of “work”(HTPhoto)

Devise a new labour law regime for gig economy workers

By Gautam Bhatia
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 11:40 PM IST
Carefully-drafted laws that recognise the reality of platform work, and guarantee to platform workers both procedural rights (such as collective bargaining) and substantive rights (such as minimum wages and safe working conditions) are the only solution to this problem.
(Photo courtesy Amazon Prime)
(Photo courtesy Amazon Prime)

Destiny’s child: An interview with the man of the moment, Fahadh Faasil

Hindustan Times | By Madhusree Ghosh
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 11:14 AM IST
His looks set him apart, so do his roles. There’s no real explanation for why I’ve made it, says the star of C U Soon.
Travelers request an Uber ride at Los Angeles International Airport's LAX-it pick up terminal.(AP)
Travelers request an Uber ride at Los Angeles International Airport's LAX-it pick up terminal.(AP)

Uber extends mask selfie verification feature to riders

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 06:44 PM IST
Uber instituted its “No Mask No Ride” policy on May 18 and extended it indefinitely due to the ongoing pandemic, requiring both drivers and riders to wear a face covering at all times during a ride.
The nationwide protest by Ola and Uber cab drivers had a marginal effect on cab service in Delhi.(Parveen Kumar/HT photo)
The nationwide protest by Ola and Uber cab drivers had a marginal effect on cab service in Delhi.(Parveen Kumar/HT photo)

Ola, Uber strike: Lukewarm response to protest; Delhi services not hit

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 01:30 PM IST
The protesting cab drivers are demanding an extension of the moratorium on loan repayment of their cars, which lapsed on August 31 (Monday) and a hike in fare because of the coronavirus outbreak
The protest by Ola and Uber cab drivers in Delhi-NCR begins today.(Praveen Kumar/HT Photo)
The protest by Ola and Uber cab drivers in Delhi-NCR begins today.(Praveen Kumar/HT Photo)

2 lakh Ola, Uber drivers on strike, commuters in Delhi-NCR to face problems

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 08:55 AM IST
The strike call comes at a time when other public transport systems, like metro, are not operational and buses are working at reduced capacity.
The strike by drivers of cab aggregators may cause hardships to a large number of commuters(Hindustan Times)
The strike by drivers of cab aggregators may cause hardships to a large number of commuters(Hindustan Times)

Ola, Uber drivers across NCR threaten strike from September 1: All you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2020 01:32 PM IST
Around 2 lakh drivers working with cab aggregators will take part in the strike if the government fails to solve our problems, said Kamaljeet Singh Gill, president of Sarvodaya Drivers Association of Delhi.
With government buses accommodating fewer passengers and the Delhi Metro services yet to resume, the strike could affect travel for thousands of citizens across the NCR.(Parveen Kumar/HT)
With government buses accommodating fewer passengers and the Delhi Metro services yet to resume, the strike could affect travel for thousands of citizens across the NCR.(Parveen Kumar/HT)

Ola, Uber drivers threaten strike across NCR from September 1

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 09:55 AM IST
Cab drivers have been demanding an extension to pay the EMIs of their vehicles, a hike in the per km fare and reduction in commission charged by the companies operating the services
Shares were down 2.9% at $33.72 in after-hours trading.(Reuters)
Shares were down 2.9% at $33.72 in after-hours trading.(Reuters)

Uber rides take Covid-19 hit but food-delivery business doubles

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 08:46 AM IST
The company said that despite those larger challenges it is sticking to its goal of being profitable on an adjusted basis before the end of 2021 thanks to stringent cost-cutting measures and a strong balance sheet.
A panel headed by former Infosys vice chairman Kris Gopalakrishnan has pitched for the new regulator.(Mint Photo)
A panel headed by former Infosys vice chairman Kris Gopalakrishnan has pitched for the new regulator.(Mint Photo)

Panel pitches regulating how tech firms use data

Mint, New Delhi | By Shreya Nandi and Nandita Mathur
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2020 11:12 PM IST
A proposed non-personal data authority may oversee how information is shared while ensuring privacy protection
The company said it has completed some 50 million mask detections with drivers and delivery people and completed more than 100 million ride-hail trips since May 18.(Reuters file photo)
The company said it has completed some 50 million mask detections with drivers and delivery people and completed more than 100 million ride-hail trips since May 18.(Reuters file photo)

Covid-19: Uber extends its ‘No Mask, No Ride’ policy

By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2020 08:45 AM IST
The company began requiring masks on May 18 and on Wednesday extended the policy, which was originally slated to run out at the end of June.
The logo for the Grubhub Inc. application is displayed on an Apple Inc. iPhone in an arranged photograph taken in the Brooklyn borough of New York, US.(Bloomberg)
The logo for the Grubhub Inc. application is displayed on an Apple Inc. iPhone in an arranged photograph taken in the Brooklyn borough of New York, US.(Bloomberg)

Europe’s Just Eat Takeaway to buy Grubhub for $7.3 billion

Amsterdam/London | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2020 02:44 PM IST
Experts say consolidation is long overdue in the US restaurant delivery sector, where demand is surging, especially as many people stay home to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.
In separate statements, both the companies said riders will be able to access the services as per the rules laid down by the Government of Maharashtra.(Unsplash)
In separate statements, both the companies said riders will be able to access the services as per the rules laid down by the Government of Maharashtra.(Unsplash)

Covid-19 crisis: Ola, Uber resume services in Mumbai after two months of lockdown

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 03:10 PM IST
 Ride hailing apps Uber and Ola on Friday announced resumption their services in the financial capital, after more than two months of break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Uber has fired a total of 6,700 employees across the world and with this 25% of its global workforce is now out of job.(Reuters)
Uber has fired a total of 6,700 employees across the world and with this 25% of its global workforce is now out of job.(Reuters)

Uber India lays off 600 jobs, says no choice amid coronavirus pandemic

New Delhi, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 11:40 AM IST
The ride-hailing company said the affected employees will be given a minimum 10-week payout and medical insurance coverage for the next six months, and outplacement support.
Uber Intercity operations will be limited to travel with necessary authorisation and within state boundaries and permissible zones only, the company said in a statement.(Reuters file photo)
Uber Intercity operations will be limited to travel with necessary authorisation and within state boundaries and permissible zones only, the company said in a statement.(Reuters file photo)

Uber resumes operations in Karnataka amid lockdown 4.0

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2020 01:39 PM IST
Riders in Bengaluru can book UberAuto, UberGO, Premier, Intercity, Hourly Rental, UberXL, Access, and Assist on their Uber App.
These new policies by cab aggregators have been rolled out globally, and will be enhanced and revised as needed to ensure a safer experience for all, Uber officials said.(HT PHOTO.)
These new policies by cab aggregators have been rolled out globally, and will be enhanced and revised as needed to ensure a safer experience for all, Uber officials said.(HT PHOTO.)

Cab aggregator Uber makes masks mandatory for riders, drivers; updates policies

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com |Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2020 07:44 PM IST
Before they go online on the platform, driver-partners will be asked to confirm - via a new Go Online Checklist - that they’ve taken certain safety measures and are wearing a face mask. They will also have to upload a selfie wearing a face mask, and Uber’s new technology will verify the identity of the driver.
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