Go-Jek announces Southeast Asia expansion with $500m investment

Go-Jek announces Southeast Asia expansion with $500m investment

After months of rumours, Indonesian ride-sharing platform Go-Jek has announced plans to expand its operations into four new Asian markets as part of a US$500 million investment and growth strategy. The new markets are Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines, which the company says in a statement it will enter “within the next few months”. […]

Uber campaign for Yellow May shows how mobiles distract drivers – by having a goalkeeper use his

Uber campaign for Yellow May shows how mobiles distract drivers – by having a goalkeeper use his

 During the clash between Atletico Paranaense and Atlético Mineiro – two of the most important teams at the main football championship in Brazil, the Campeonato Brasileiro – goalkeeper Aderbar dos Santos Neto, aka Santos, surprised everyone with an attitude that nobody could expect. The athlete, dear to the crowd and the man responsible for […]

Uber preps test of 30-minute food delivery by drone

Uber preps test of 30-minute food delivery by drone

Uber Technologies plans to deliver food by drone in San Diego as part of a wide-reaching commercial test program approved by the U.S. federal government, said Dara Khosrowshahi, the chief executive officer. Khosrowshahi said people should expect meal delivery in five to 30 minutes, depending on whether it comes from a drone or a human. […]

Uber now lets you rate your driver before your ride is over

Uber now lets you rate your driver before your ride is over

Know how you’re going to rate your Uber driver halfway to your destination? Uber is now giving riders the ability to rate their rides mid-trip, because you’re busy, apparently, and the ride-hailing service doesn’t want to “miss an opportunity to listen and improve.” Specifically, riders are now able to rate, compliment, tip and share feedback […]

Uber takes Manchester United fans in India virtually to Old Trafford

Uber takes Manchester United fans in India virtually to Old Trafford

Manchester United‘s official ride partner Uber organised a 360 Old Trafford Destination United experience in India as part of their sponsorship activation. Uber created an immersive 360 experience pod with the aim to give the fans an essence of the Theatre of Dreams. Other Old Trafford experiences like a dedicated fan area with players’ tunnel, […]

Uber drivers will no longer see exact location history for riders

Uber drivers will no longer see exact location history for riders

In a pilot program launching soon, Uber will begin obscuring riders’ exact pickup and drop-off locations in the trip history displayed to drivers. Instead, it will display a broader location area. The change is intended to enhance rider privacy and safety, the first of several upcoming changes Uber is making to limit the exposure of […]

Coca-Cola links up with Cargo to provide refreshments in Uber and Lyft rides

Coca-Cola links up with Cargo to provide refreshments in Uber and Lyft rides

Coca-Cola is teaming up with in-car commerce platform Cargo to bring beverages to passengers using Ubers and Lyfts across the US. The partnership will see Coca-Cola’s Smartwater brand become available to purchase from Cargo-equipped rideshare cars in cities including New York, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Washington D.C., Baltimore, and now also Atlanta. The water brand will […]

Uber now offers car rentals inside its app

Uber now offers car rentals inside its app

Uber has teamed up with peer-to-peer car-sharing service Getaround to launch a new product made for those who’d rather have the whole vehicle to themselves. The company’s new offering is called Uber Rent, and it will give you a way to find, rent and unlock cars listed on Getaround’s platform from within the Uber app. […]

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