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Uber unveils phone service to users

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Taxi hailing company Uber has introduced a 24-hour telephone support service on its app owed to increased demand. Previously, they had to rely on the US firm’s in-app messaging service for assistance or were forced to visit the Uber website for help. “Our new 24/7 …

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Uber loss tops $1 bn as it seeks to diversify

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Ride-share company Uber on Wednesday said that its net loss topped a billion dollars in the recently ended quarter as it pumped money into bikes, scooters, freight and food delivery. While a private company, Uber has taken to sharing quarterly earnings figures as …

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Now Uber takes on SafeBoda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uber, the US-based mobile app-based taxi service, has taken on SafeBoda with the rollout of a new platform that will connect passengers and local motorcycle riders, popularly known as Boda-Bodas, for a travel. Aaron Tindiseega, the Country Manager for Uber in Uganda, said the introduction …

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Toyota suspends self-driving car tests after Uber death

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Japanese automaker Toyota said Thursday it was suspending tests of its self-driving cars so staff could “emotionally process” after an autonomous Uber car killed a pedestrian in an accident. Ride-sharing giant Uber has already suspended use of self-driving cars after one of its vehicles struck …

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Uber self-driving car kills Arizona pedestrian

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Ride-sharing giant Uber said Monday it is suspending its self-driving car program after one of the vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in the US state of Arizona. The Uber vehicle was in autonomous mode, with an operator behind the wheel, when it …

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