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Uber's biggest rival in India just laid off nearly 1,000 employees

Uber's biggest rival in India just laid off nearly 1,000 employees Amid fierce competition from Uber, India’s largest cab hailing service Ola has shut down TaxiForSure, a rival cab aggregator it had acquired last year for $200 million.The shutdown is expected to affect nearly 1,000 employees.

Uber, Ola drivers go on strike as earnings, incentives fall

Uber, Ola drivers go on strike as earnings, incentives fall Several drivers of both the ride-hailing service have gone on strike in Bangalore today to protest adding more cars to their fleets, claiming it’s hurting the livelihood of existing drivers.On top of that, both Uber and Ola have decreased the quantum of incentives, further hurting the drivers' earnings.

More trouble for Uber in India's Silicon Valley

More trouble for Uber in India's Silicon Valley As ride-hailing companies Uber and its local giant Ola expand their operations in India, antique regulations continue to emerge as roadblocks.According to the state transport department, pool services such as UberPOOL and Ola Share violate contract carriage permit.

Uber, Ola ordered to halt ride-sharing services in India's Silicon Valley

Uber, Ola ordered to halt ride-sharing services in India's Silicon Valley Things are not chugging smoothly for Uber and its local rival Ola in India’s Silicon Valley.Both the ride hailing firms have been directed to withdraw their ride-sharing services in the Indian state of Karnataka.

Uber calls on citizens of India's Silicon Valley to fight UBERPool ban

Uber calls on citizens of India's Silicon Valley to fight UBERPool ban But struggling to find a way around India’s archaic regulations, Uber has reached out to its customers for help.The American ride-hailing service today filed a petition to urge the state government of Karnataka to revoke a ban on its ride-sharing services in the state.

Indian Railways finds a way to make money off Uber, Ola cabs

Indian Railways finds a way to make money off Uber, Ola cabs The cab companies, will in turn, pay the Indian Railways hundreds of thousands of dollars in a year.The Indian Railways, which governs the world's fourth largest railway system, expects to earn around Rs 70 million ($1.

Uber's refusal to treat its drivers as employees now receiving backlash in India

Uber's refusal to treat its drivers as employees now receiving backlash in India The strike could continue for another few days despite a court order that has asked the drivers to resume the services, according to two drivers.Several Uber drivers who spoke with Mashable India last month expressed their concerns over fluctuating earnings, adding that the number of rides (duties, they say) have dwindled in the recent months.

Here's why Uber drivers keep going on strike in its fastest growing market

Here's why Uber drivers keep going on strike in its fastest growing market The strike comes days after Uber and Ola drivers went on another strike in the national capital region, and Hyderabad earlier this month.Both Uber and Ola undercut existing taxi companies by offering fares as low as Rs 6 (9 cents) for a kilometer.

Uber is done giving lucrative incentives to drivers in its fastest growing market

Uber is done giving lucrative incentives to drivers in its fastest growing market Ever since Uber left China, the ride-hailing company has grown more focused on India, its fastest growing overseas market.Amit Jain, president of Uber India, assured its driver partners and riders on Friday that the company is working to resolve the issues.

Lyft's 'anti-Uber alliance' was quietly called off

Lyft's 'anti-Uber alliance' was quietly called off In late 2015, an "anti-Uber alliance" was formed between four global ride hailing companies.The original agreement was hailed at the time as a way for the foursome to stymy some of Uber's ravenous global growth, but that's all done now.

Uber might be stalling on adding more cars in its second-largest market

Uber might be stalling on adding more cars in its second-largest market Mashable understands the number of cars Uber has offered through leasing program is higher than 15,000.Last month, thousands of Uber drivers went on a strike for more than eight days in the national capital, New Delhi.