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Uber China completes merger with Didi Chuxing

Nearly four months after announcing the merger with local rival Didi Chuxing, Uber has officially abandoned the Chinese market. An app bearing its brand remains but it has been decoupled from from the Uber global app, requiring international Uber users…

Ride-sharing impact dramatically overstated

Amongst the many car tech-related developments, few are receiving more attention than ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft. To their credit, these companies have managed to build up enormous valuations and continue to receive major investments from traditional auto…

Uber settles suit with family over girl's death in 2013

Ride service Uber has tentatively settled a lawsuit over the death of a 6-year-old girl who was struck and killed by an Uber X driver on New Year's Eve 2013. The agreement provides an undisclosed amount of money to the…

Ford wants a piece of the Lyft, Uber ride-hailing business

Ride-hailing services Lyft and Uber have apparently become so popular, they’re attracting the attention of major automakers. Ford CEO Mark Fields recently revealed to BuzzFeed that his company continues to work on a transportation service of its own tentatively called the…

Google reportedly developing an Uber competitor

Uber has faced a number of challenges lately, including lawsuits and bans in several US states, privacy issues, and reports of sabotaging competitors. But the biggest challenge for the taxi-like company may come from Google, who are reportedly developing a…