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Uber suffers new blow as EU court rules it's a taxi service

Uber suffers new blow as EU court rules it's a taxi service

The EU's top court ruled on Wednesday that Uber is an ordinary transportation company instead of an app and should be regulated as such, in a decision that will be closely watched around the world.

Volvo Cars to supply Uber with up to 24,000 self-driving cars

Volvo Cars to supply Uber with up to 24,000 self-driving cars

Uber plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo, marking the transition of the US firm from an app used to summon a taxi to the owner and operator of a fleet of cars.

Uber loses employment rights case in Britain

Uber loses employment rights case in Britain

The London employment tribunal rejected Uber's appeal against an October 2016 ruling in a case that is being closely watched for the wider implications for Britain's booming "gig economy".

Looking for an Uber? Book it through Snapchat's ‘context cards’

Looking for an Uber? Book it through Snapchat's ‘context cards’

Snap Inc's Snapchat on Tuesday introduced ‘context cards’, a new feature that will allow users to book an Uber ride or reserve a seat at a restaurant without leaving the messaging app.

Cabbies block traffic at Prague airport to protest against Uber

Cabbies block traffic at Prague airport to protest against Uber

Czech taxi drivers on Monday blocked traffic at Prague's international airport to protest what they and many of their counterparts abroad call unfair competition from the controversial ride-sharing app Uber.

Former Uber chief names 2 directors, surprises board

Former Uber chief names 2 directors, surprises board

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick on Friday unilaterally appointed two new members to the board of directors in a surprise move that increased tension within the leadership of the popular ride service.

Addison Lee seeks more London drivers after Uber licence loss

Addison Lee seeks more London drivers after Uber licence loss

London's transport regulator has said it was stripping Uber of its operating licence, which will end on September 30,

Uber to withdraw from Canada's Quebec province: report

Uber to withdraw from Canada's Quebec province: report

Ride-hailing service Uber will stop operating in the Canadian province of Quebec, CBC News reported on Tuesday, deciding to pull out rather than abide by tougher rules.

EU seeks more protection for Uber-style jobs

EU seeks more protection for Uber-style jobs

The European Commission wants more social protection and rights for casual workers, such as those in the ‘gig economy’, and others with non-standard contracts to try to tackle growing social inequality.

600,000 sign petition to overturn London Uber ban

600,000 sign petition to overturn London Uber ban

Transport for London said the conduct of Uber, which has around 40,000 drivers and 3.5mn customers in the British capital, had raised safety concerns.

Petition against Uber's London ban hits 500,000

Petition against Uber's London ban hits 500,000

A petition organised by Uber against London's decision not to renew its operating licence has gathered 500,000 signatures, little more than 24 hours ...

'Unfit' Uber stripped of licence to operate in London

'Unfit' Uber stripped of licence to operate in London

Uber, which has 40,000 drivers working in the British capital, said it would contest the decision.