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New documents provide a glimpse into Apple's self-driving car program

New documents provide a glimpse into Apple's self-driving car program The Cupertino-based company was granted a permit by the California DMV to test cars on public roads in April, but the details on just what exactly it had planned were few and far between.We knew the permit applied to three self-driving Lexus RX540h SUVs, but not much more.

Tim Cook once scolded Uber's Travis Kalanick into submission

Tim Cook once scolded Uber's Travis Kalanick into submission Travis Kalanick, Silicon Valley's bad boy CEO, once had a very uncomfortable confrontation with Apple CEO Tim Cook, who is a grown-up.As a new, oh-so-juicy profile in the New York Times points out, the scheme didn't go over well with Cook.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick claimed he was the 2nd best Wii Tennis player in the world

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick claimed he was the 2nd best Wii Tennis player in the world Buried deep within the New York Times sprawling profile of Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick is an unusual detail: he's a record-holding gamer.Back in 2015, the investor noted on Twitter that he'd "never, ever want to compete" with Kalanick.

Apple almost banned Uber from the App Store over invasive tracking

Apple almost banned Uber from the App Store over invasive tracking Ridehailing app Uber’s phone-tracking features have come under fire before, but a new report suggests they were more extensive — and resilient — than the company let on.According to the New York Times, Uber secretly tagged iPhones even after its app had been deleted and the devices erased — a move that prompted Apple CEO Tim Cook to threaten to ban the Uber app from the iPhone App Store in 2015.

Please watch this 40-second video about UberCab, aka Uber from 2010

Please watch this 40-second video about UberCab, aka Uber from 2010 This isn't your next Marvel feature film, but man, this is a good movie, I mean, ad.Here we have UberMan, and he wants to "save San Francisco from the incredible distractive and inconvenient transportation system.

Lyft driver files class action lawsuit over Uber's 'Hell' program

Lyft driver files class action lawsuit over Uber's 'Hell' program But one driver is taking advantage of a previously unknown business practice, reported by The Information, that made the life of Lyft drivers hell.The program, aptly codenamed "Hell," reportedly spied on Lyft drivers from 2014 to 2016, giving Uber an unfair advantage.

Uber plans to have its flying car ready by 2020

Uber plans to have its flying car ready by 2020 The company's aspiration to build an urban air transportation network took a major leap on Tuesday with its Elevate Summit event in Dallas.The company also hired veteran NASA engineer Mark Moore back in February to help spearhead the project's development.

An Uber engineer died by suicide, and his family blames the company culture

An Uber engineer died by suicide, and his family blames the company culture The employee's family alleges that workplace stress and racism contributed to a decline in mental health before Joseph Thomas' death.Now his wife, Zecole Thomas, has hired a lawyer to hold Uber accountable and fight for what she thinks her family deserves: workers' compensation benefits.

Uber wants to launch flying taxis in Dallas and Dubai by 2020

Uber wants to launch flying taxis in Dallas and Dubai by 2020 The ridesharing company wants to deploy flying taxis in Dallas, Texas and Dubai by 2020, chief product officer Jeff Holden said at the Uber Elevate Summit in Dallas Tuesday, according to Reuters.The flying taxis would be electric, would have vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capability, and would be quiet enough to operate in urban areas, according to the presentation.

Uber just released a new update that's going to be terrifying and helpful for riders

Uber just released a new update that's going to be terrifying and helpful for riders While it's always been simple for Uber riders to quickly evaluate potential drivers, it's long been a chore for riders to figure out what drivers think of them.Now, that information will be readily available — Uber is finally making it easier to see your rider rating.

Gett buys Juno, making your ride-hailing app choices a little less difficult

Gett buys Juno, making your ride-hailing app choices a little less difficult There soon will be one less ride-hailing app to choose from for those still boycotting Uber.Both Gett and Juno only operated in New York, for the U.

It’s now easier than ever to find your Uber rating

It’s now easier than ever to find your Uber rating At least the judgments made by Uber drivers.” Whereas you previously had to navigate through a number of different panels to find your Uber rating, you can now easily access this score (given on a scale of one to five stars).

Lyft finally offered up financial proof it actually benefitted from #DeleteUber

Lyft finally offered up financial proof it actually benefitted from #DeleteUber Three months after the social campaign to abandon Uber took off, Lyft finally offered its investors proof that those metrics translated to a major boost on the business side.The company's bookings and ridership surged in the first quarter of 2017, Bloomberg reported based on fundraising documents Lyft prepared for investors.

Flying cars aren't real yet, but these supersonic vehicles already exist

Flying cars aren't real yet, but these supersonic vehicles already exist 468 miles per hour in 1983.4 miles per hour) in 1970.

Uber self-driving chief steps aside: report

Uber self-driving chief steps aside: report Anthony Levandowski, the embattled head of Uber's self-driving car program, has reportedly announced internally he'll recuse himself from work as the head of the company's Advanced Technologies Group (ATG).He famously left Google X's self-driving car project (which is now the standalone company Waymo) to found self-driving startup Otto, which was purchased by Uber and rolled into its own self-driving car program.

Dear tech companies: Please stop it with the shady privacy policies

Dear tech companies: Please stop it with the shady privacy policies me is not the only company that looks at, collects and sells your data," Chase — who is no longer part of the company — wrote.me debacle proves exactly why the public is so mistrustful of tech companies.

Uber finally lets you delete Uber without having to beg

Uber finally lets you delete Uber without having to beg Or are you just now realizing that Uber is a company full of many damning problems?Prior to this update, Uber users had to contact Uber and customer service representatives had to deal with each request individually.

Uber's biggest competitor just raised a record $5.5 billion

Uber's biggest competitor just raised a record $5.5 billion 5 billion from investors, scoring the largest round of funding ever for a technology company to bankroll an expansion beyond China and into driver-less technology.out of China last year, is already one of the country’s best-funded private companies: its backers range from powerful state agencies to global venture firms and WeChat-operator Tencent Holdings Ltd.

Uber makes it easier to delete your account, tougher to track your location

Uber makes it easier to delete your account, tougher to track your location On Friday, the ridesharing service announced Privacy Settings, a new system within the iOS and Android apps that offers self-service data controls.One new setting, known internally as “Dear John,” wipes your account data from Uber’s servers.