British regulator clears Uber’s acquisition of Autocab

Britain’s competition watchdog said on Monday it had cleared Uber’s takeover of UK tech firm Autocab, after its initial probe found the deal would not affect competition in the country’s taxi booking and dispatch software market. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) began its investigation into the deal in January for possible effects on supply… Read More British regulator clears Uber’s acquisition of Autocab

Uber pressured to pay minimum wage following reclassification of UK drivers as workers

Uber drivers in Britain should receive the minimum wage for the whole time they are logged on to the app, two former drivers said on Wednesday after winning a court battle which could reshape the gig economy. Following a UK Supreme Court defeat last month, the Silicon Valley-based company reclassified its more than 70,000 drivers… Read More Uber pressured to pay minimum wage following reclassification of UK drivers as workers

British regulator probes Uber’s acquisition of Autocab over competition concerns

A British competition watchdog said on Friday it was probing whether Uber’s takeover of UK tech firm Autocab, a provider of taxi booking and dispatch software, would substantially reduce competition in the country. The Silicon Valley-based company is cooperating with the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) inquiry, an Uber spokeswoman said in an email statement.… Read More British regulator probes Uber’s acquisition of Autocab over competition concerns

U.S. President Donald Trump grants pardon to former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had given a full pardon to a former Google engineer sentenced for stealing a trade secret on self-driving cars months before he briefly headed Uber Technologies Inc’s rival unit. Anthony Levandowski, 40, was sentenced in August to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty in March. He… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump grants pardon to former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski

California fines Uber $59million over non-cooperation with harassment investigation

Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc was fined $59 million on Monday for failing to provide the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) with information on certain sexual assault and harassment claims. Uber’s permit could be suspended if it fails to pay the penalty within 30 days, according to the ruling. The administrative judge last year ordered… Read More California fines Uber $59million over non-cooperation with harassment investigation

Uber wins legal battle to restore London operating license

Uber has won a legal bid to restore its London operating licence which was taken away over safety concerns, after a judge ruled on Monday that the company was a fit and proper operator despite “historical failings”. Transport for London (TfL) refused to grant the Silicon Valley-based company a new licence in 2019 due to… Read More Uber wins legal battle to restore London operating license