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Delightfully well-meaning grandma doesn't understand how Uber works

Keep track of those ‘Uber appointments.’Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock By Shannon Connellan2018-01-01 23:47:03 UTC Remember a time before Uber? Your grandma does, and she’s more pure than this world will ever be again. Especially reddit user ck2400’s grandma, who presented her grandchild with a 2018 weekly pocket planner because she “thought this would be good for your Uber appt’s.” Not quite how Uber works, but incredibly sweet. Sure, Uber’s app can keep

Sen. Mark Warner has a few questions about that Uber hack

Those Warner eyes.Image: Win McNamee/Getty Images By Jack Morse2017-11-28 00:52:25 UTC The revelation that Uber paid hackers $100,000 to cover up the apparent theft of 57 million people’s information has raised some serious questions about how the ride-hail company operates behind closed doors. At least one senator wants some answers.  On Monday, Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia published a letter addressed to Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi in which he called

Horrific harassment story is giving the internet a new reason to #DeleteUber

The backlash against Uber is back.Image: Mori/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Marcus Gilmer2017-02-20 01:53:12 UTC It’s been less than a month since ride-share company Uber faced a heavy wave of backlash that led to the “#DeleteUber” hashtag and now, after the publication of an employee’s allegations of sexual harassment and HR bumbling, the hashtag is burbling back up.  On Sunday, Susan J. Fowler posted about her experiences while at Uber and alleged a

An English version of China's biggest taxi app is coming, but there's a small problem

Didi overpowered Uber in China just last year.Image: Hwee Young/Epa/REX/Shutterstock By Victoria Ho2017-02-20 04:58:01 UTC China’s top (and pretty much monopolist) taxi app, Didi Chuxing, is quietly trialing an English version. The app, which doesn’t even have an English listing in the App Store yet, started showing English translations to some users, according to Shanghai resident, Mathieu Bouchara. Bouchara said that not only was his app’s interface in English, Chinese