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Russian rideshare app Yandex.Taxi shares user data with police

Mar 12, 2020 - 5:15 PM

A police officer on trial for framing investigative reporter Ivan Golunov revealed he learned the journalist’s address by requesting his ride history from an app co-owned by Uber

Photo by Donat Sorokin/TASS via Getty Images for Coda Story

California governor signs law making gig workers employees

Sep 19, 2019 - 9:56 AM

The law challenges the business model of the rideshare platforms and others which depend on workers taking on 'gigs' as independent contractors.

UBER. The Uber logo is displayed on a car on March 22, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP


WATCH: 6 questions with the founder of new Grab competitor, Micab

May 17, 2018 - 10:26 AM

Eddie Ybañez speaks to Rappler on what MiCab brings to the ridesharing landscape

MIADS. Micab is able to eliminate booking fees and surge charging thanks to its ad business called MiAds, says Micab CEO Eddie Ybañez. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Updated Grab interface to have faster help center access, new SOS button

May 08, 2018 - 5:31 PM

The new app interface for iOS and Android is part of Grab’s 100-day campaign centered on improving driver and rider experience

GRAB. Grab is attempting to improve the app's interface in line with recent user service complaints. Rappler file photo


Growing number of studies suggest ride-hailing services worsen traffic

Feb 27, 2018 - 2:01 PM

The US studies find that the availability of ride-hailing services only puts more individuals in cars, which increases traffic volume


Metro Manila has 3rd worst traffic in Southeast Asia – study

Nov 30, 2017 - 8:30 PM

A study by the Boston Consulting Group shows Metro Manila motorists and commuters get stuck in traffic for an average of 66 minutes daily

Benarkah millenial malas punya mobil pribadi?

Nov 28, 2017 - 4:41 PM

Banyak yang lebih memilih ridesharing ketimbang memiliki kendaraan pribadi

MACET. Ribuan kendaraan terjebak macet saat melintasi Tol Dalam Kota arah Cikampek di Gatot Subroto, Jakarta, pada 24 Desember 2015. Foto oleh M Agung Rajasa/ANTARA FOTO

PH privacy commission summons Uber execs over data breach

Nov 22, 2017 - 7:58 PM

The meeting on November 23 is part of the 'formal breach notification procedure' required under the Philippines' Data Privacy Act of 2012

How much time and money do we waste sitting in traffic and looking for parking?

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:32 AM

A third-party study commissioned by Uber reveals insights that compound the urgency to beat congestion in Metro Manila

A message from Grab Philippines

Jul 22, 2017 - 8:00 AM

No final decision has been made and this means that there will be no apprehensions and Grab will not deactivate any units without PAs

Bam Aquino to LTFRB: Work with Uber, Grab on reasonable standards

Jul 13, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Senator Paolo Benigno Bam Aquino IV pushes for the proposed Rideshare Support Company Act which seeks to encourage new affordable and safe transportation options

UNREASONABLE SURGING. LTFRB warns Uber and Grab not to take advantage of the holiday season. Rappler file photo

Travis Kalanick resigns as Uber CEO

Jun 21, 2017 - 1:54 PM

UPDATED Uber co founder Travis Kalanick steps down as chief executive of the company after pressure from investors amid controversies

OUT. A picture taken on January 18, 2015 shows Travis Kalanick, co-founder Uber, in Munich, Germany. Tobias Hase/DPA/AFP

Grab rider was delivery boy killed in Quiapo blast, company says

May 07, 2017 - 3:31 PM

Grab: We are deeply saddened the incident took the lives of two civilians including one of our GrabExpress partners

VICTIM. A frame grab of a security footage at the Quiapo blast site shows the GrabExpress driver. Rappler photo

Secret Uber software steers drivers from stings

Mar 04, 2017 - 10:22 AM

This program denies ride requests to fraudulent users who are violating our terms of service an Uber spokesperson says in an email reply to an Agence France Presse inquiry

China's Uber rival Didi Chuxing raises $7.3B in new capital

Jun 16, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The ride hailing app says it will use the funds to upgrade its technology conduct research improve rider driver experience and explore new opportunities

A taxi driver uses the Didi Chuxing app while driving along a street in Guilin, in China's southern Guangxi region on May 13, 2016. Apple has invested 1 billion USD in Chinese ride hailing app Didi Chuxing, the Beijing company said on May 13, as it vies with bitter US-based rival Uber for market share in China. / AFP PHOTO / GREG BAKER

Volkswagen, Toyota buy into ridesharing

May 25, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Toyota signs a memorandum of understanding with Uber to explore collaboration while Volkswagen makes a strategic investment in Gett

epa04944345 A picture made available on 23 September 2015 shows a Chinese Uber driver using the Uber app on his mobile phone in Beijing, China, 22 September 2015. With almost 20 million cars sold last year, China is the largest passenger cars market in the world and chronic traffic congestions in many of its cities like Beijing is one of the reasons why taxi and car hailing smartphone apps offered by Didi Kuaidi and Uber Technologies Inc. are widely popular with commuters. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Apple invests $1B in China ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing

May 14, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Analysts say the deal could help Apple expand its mobile payments service in the crowded Chinese market

epa05303061 A commuter shows the Didi Chuxing app on her iPhone in Beijing, China, 13 May 2016. US technology giant Apple Inc. has invested 1 billion US dollars in Didi Chuxing, a Chinese ride-sharing company and a rival of Uber in China, the company said in a statement on 13 May. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Uber gets another $200M for emerging markets push

Feb 13, 2016 - 12:17 AM

San Francisco based Uber which allows individuals to offer rides via a smartphone application expands to hundreds of cities worldwide and more than 60 countries drawing protests from the taxi industry and regulators

UBER UP. Uber gets an extra push from LetterOne. Image from Uber.

Need a ride? FB Messenger, Uber team up for US users

Dec 17, 2015 - 6:55 PM

A new Facebook Messenger feature lets users in parts of the United States request a ride from the car service

FACEBOOK TRANSPORTATION. Facebook Messenger now allows users in select US locations to get a ride on Uber. Image from Facebook.

Uber accidentally exposes hundreds of US drivers' personal data

Oct 14, 2015 - 8:42 PM

The data leak appears to be linked to Uber s new Uber partner app which is meant to give drivers more information about Uber while allowing drivers to also provide more information to Uber

UBER. Uber signage in front of their headquarters in San Francisco, California, USA, 14 November 2014. File Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Smart-Uber team-up brings in-car Wifi to ridesharing service

Sep 09, 2015 - 1:01 AM

The team up s free Wifi initiative will first occur with select Uber Black vehicles rolling out to other Uber vehicles in the coming months

SMART AND UBER. Screen shot from http://smart.com.ph/pages/uber