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Uber decides to stop competing in Russia, merges business with Yandex

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Yandex only.Image: Shutterstock / Mikhail Leonov Like the rest of us, Uber doesn’t want to spend too much more time thinking about Russia. The ride-hailing giant is combining its business with Russia’s Yandex to form a new company in eastern Europe valued at $3.7 billion, Uber announced Thursday. Uber is tossing in $225 million for the new company and hold on to 36.6 percent ownership. Yandex will contribute $100 million and get 59.3 percent, meaning it will control the company but have plenty of coordination with Uber. The deal is similar to Uber’s approach in China last year. In August […]

Get a free protein bar or Altoids in your Uber with new startup Cargo

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Get some Altoids in your Uber.Image: cargo Anyone who’s been stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic in an Uber probably could have used a pair of headphones or an Altoid at some point. Cargo is a new startup that promises to provide those random items you’d be happy to have mid-ride and, more importantly, offer another source of income for ride-hailing drivers. SEE ALSO: A top advocate for women in tech shares 5 ways companies can learn from Uber’s mistakes Cargo partners with brands to put candy, protein bars, tampons, and condoms in a case that sits within reach of passengers. The […]

Airbus drops a new video showing off its autonomous flying taxi concept

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We'll be able to call on automated flying taxis with a tap on our phones' screens.Image: vahana Hailing a flying taxi will someday be as easy as pulling out your phone and pressing a button. That’s the future presented by a number of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft projects, and major transportation movers and shakers, most notably Uber and its partners, have outlined plans to take the ride hailing services currently stuck on the ground to put them in the skies. One of the busiest companies in the space is Airbus, which just dropped a new video of its […]

NYC taxis have their own version of UberPool now

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Ridesharing for taxis is here.Image: Shutterstock / oneinchpunch UberPool, but for actual taxis. The next time you want to rideshare in New York you could call a real yellow cab. Regular New York City taxis will soon have a carpooling option facilitated by Via and the app Curb. Curb already brings ride-hailing technology to regular taxis, letting users hail cabs from their phones and use the Curb app to pay for their taxi rides. Now the app is adding the ability to choose to carpool with other passengers in your taxi. Via offers a carpool-only rideshare service in New York, […]