Eric Holder to oversee Uber’s review of sexism allegations

Eric Holder to oversee Uber’s review of sexism allegations

Uber has brought on former U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder to oversee an independent review of the alleged sexism allegations made by a former employee of the company, CEO Travis Kalanick announced.

In an email to employees, Kalanick wrote that the company would conduct an independent review of the alleged issue, and Mr. Holder would oversee it.

On Sunday, former employee Susan Fowler, who started working at Uber in Nov. 2015 as a site reliability engineer, wrote in a blog post about her work experience and the accused the company of sexism.

California DMV tells Uber to stop self-driving car service in SF as it is illegal

On Wednesday, California's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) told Uber ride-hailing company to stop its self-driving car service for its passengers in San Francisco because it was illegal.

The order by the California DMV came close on the heels of Uber's earlier in the day announcement of the launch of its self-driving car service in San Francisco, making it the second US city - after Pittsburg - where Uber's self- driving car service could be availed by passengers.

Didi Chuxing Uber’s Competitor in China Raises $7.3 Billion in a Funding Round

Uber's main competitor in China Didi Chuxing earlier known as Didi Kuaidi raised $7 billion or more in a round of funding from investors as well as lenders.

The Beijing based, Chinese transportation network company raised $4.5 billion from investors which includes $1 billion which Apple invested in the company.
The rest, about $2.8 billion it received from lenders. A portion of the debt investment which is about $305 million was received from China Life Insurance.

Uber Rolls Out Scheduled Pick up Services up to 30 Days in Advance

After Gett and Lyft, Uber is allowing its users to make a pickups schedule in advance up to 30 days.

In an announcement, Uber said the new system will allow the travelers to have peace of mind "even when you have a flight at the crack of dawn." The initial idea of Uber was to build a service where there would be sufficient number of drivers always to meet the demand for any pick up timing.

Walmart Partners with Uber, Lyft and Deliv to Expand Same Day Grocery Delivery Services in More Markets

Walmart is not giving up so fast and is making great strides to compete with Amazon. The company is investing heavily to expand its online presence and also delivery services of its grocery business and going after online retailer Amazon in the process.

On Friday, in an announcement, the retail giant said it will partner with ride-hailing services Uber, Lyft and Deliv to test its pilot program, 'The last mile' or same-day grocery deliveries at the door steps of its customers.

Drivers of Uber and Lyft will Require to Obtain a Business Licenses in San Francisco

In San Francisco, the on-demand ride services such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. drivers will require business licenses to operate.

Francisco gives the drivers thirty days to get their license. 37,000 drivers have been identified by the city authorities and they are being sent mails regarding the new requirement. Those businesses which earn lower than $100,000, the license will cost them $91 per year.