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Uber continues plans to take over the world by buying part of Microsoft's Bing Maps

Uber continues plans to take over the world by buying part of Microsoft's Bing Maps

By 30 June 2015

Uber, the global taxi service that has recently been outlawed in France, is continuing with its plans to take over the world. Well, maps of the world that is. The company has confirmed that it has agreed to acquire part of Microsoft's Bing Maps arm,... >>

Uber self-driving cars hit the roads, Johnny Cabs may one day be a thing

Uber self-driving cars hit the roads, Johnny Cabs may one day be a thing

By 22 May 2015

Uber had previously stated its intention to develop autonomous vechicles, basing itself in Pittburgh. Those cars are now hitting the roads. Uber located its Uber Advanced Technologies Center in the Pennsylvania city, with the aim of one day of having... >>

Will Uber's $3 billion bid for Here Maps get you home faster?

Will Uber's $3 billion bid for Here Maps get you home faster?

By 8 May 2015

Uber has allegedly made a $3 billion (£1.9 billion) bid for Nokia's digital mapping service, Here, which could not only aid its drivers in future but expand the global taxi and delivery company into new areas. Nokia previously confirmed that a sale... >>

Idea Bank is the Uber of cash machines, delivers deposit ATM to you

Idea Bank is the Uber of cash machines, delivers deposit ATM to you

By 5 May 2015

Idea Bank is the Uber of cash, sending an ATM deposit machine to you, built into the back of a BMW i3. The thinking behind Idea Bank is to offer cash deposits, on call, anywhere a person needs it. This could be great for pop-up restaurants and bars or... >>

Is Uber buying a mapping company to beat Google's self-driving cars?

Is Uber buying a mapping company to beat Google's self-driving cars?

By 4 March 2015

Cab giant Uber is apparently near to closing a deal with mapping company deCarta. While it claims this will help it to fine tune its mapping tech for driver positioning there could be a lot more to it. Uber has reportedly opened a robotics facility in... >>

Uber partners with Breathometer's breathalyser app to put an end to drunk driving

Uber partners with Breathometer's breathalyser app to put an end to drunk driving

By 18 February 2015

Partnerships between companies aren't always the most interesting news, but when the partnership involves two companies that can help prevent instances of drunk driving, it's a different matter altogether. Ride-hailing mobile app Uber has become a feature... >>

Uber announces self-driving car project, as Google prepares to launch Uber-like app

Uber announces self-driving car project, as Google prepares to launch Uber-like app

By 3 February 2015

It looks like Google and Uber are about to become rivals in more ways than one. Google wants to take on Uber by developing its own ride-hailing app, according to Bloomberg News. It's a surprising turn of events, considering Google Ventures invested $258... >>

Uber partners with Spotify to let you choose your cab ride music

Uber partners with Spotify to let you choose your cab ride music

By 17 November 2014

In a world first the on-demand taxi app company Uber has teamed up with music streaming service Spotify. The result is a personalised cab ride like never before, with your music playing in the car. How does it work? Once you've paired your Spotify Premium... >>

Uber has landed in India and it's bringing car financing to sweeten its arrival

Uber has landed in India and it's bringing car financing to sweeten its arrival

By 10 November 2014

So far Uber has only been running in the US and Europe, but now its arrived in India to take on the local company Ola. Uber has not only set up in India with its taxi service but has also brought a car financing scheme to make setting up as a driver easier... >>

Uber goes big with UberXL large cars on call now

Uber goes big with UberXL large cars on call now

By 22 October 2014

Uber has announced the UK will now be able to use its UberXL service which has already launched in the US. UberXL offers cars via the Uber app for those looking for a bit more room. It works the same as usual but with a slider on the app that goes to... >>