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Bahraini minister calls for boycott of Uber over Khashoggi case - DailySabah

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With growing outrage over the disappearance of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Bahrain's foreign minister called for a boycott of the popular ride-hailing company Uber Technologies after the company's CEO said he will not attend a business conference in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund, which hosts the conference, invested $3.5 billion in Uber in 2016, making it one of the company's largest investors. Other companies and high-profile businessmen have pulled out of the three-day conference known as "Davos in the desert," which is scheduled to begin on Oct. 23 in Riyadh. Foreign minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa tweeted two hashtags calling for a boycott of Uber in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, as well as a broader hashtag urging followers to "boycott anyone who boycotts Saudi Arabia." "Now it is time for GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) to prove their loyalty by boycotting Virgin and Uber and all the companies pulling out of KSA... Together we can prove our unity and that we cannot be bullied," he said in a Twitter post.

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Bahrain minister backs boycott of Uber over Khashoggi case

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain's foreign minister called for a boycott of the ride-hailing company Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] after its chief executive officer said he will not attend a business conference in the kingdom's ally Saudi Arabia. Uber's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement last week he is pulling out of the Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia because of growing outrage over the disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist in Turkey. Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund, which hosts the conference, invested $3.5 billion in Uber in 2016, making it one of the company's largest investors. Other companies and high-profile businessmen have pulled out of the three-day conference known as "Davos in the desert," which is scheduled to begin on Oct. 23 in Riyadh. Foreign minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa tweeted two hashtags calling for a boycott of Uber in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, as well as a broader hashtag urging followers to "boycott anyone who boycotts Saudi Arabia."

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Uber Eats now available in Port Elizabeth!

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From Wednesday, Port Elizabeth locals can now order delicious meals with a touch of a button on the Uber Eats app. Dubbed as the friendly city, Port Elizabeth becomes the sixth city in the country to receive a quick, reliable way of ordering food on the Uber Eats app. In Port Elizabeth, Uber Eats will be available in the following areas Summerstrand, Walmer and surrounding areas with many new locations to be added in the upcoming weeks. So, whether Eaters are in the mood for a burger from McDonald’s, feeling one of Panarottis’ tasty pizzas or even some delicious treats from Wimpy, Eaters can now have it delivered within 35 minutes. Pretorius concludes, “We recently celebrated our two-year anniversary and what better way to celebrate by bringing the magic of Uber Eats to Port Elizabeth - creating a new way for consumers to access the food they love, opening up new earning opportunities for delivery-partners, and enabling local restaurants to connect with more customers to grow their business.”.

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Uber CEO to skip Saudi conference over Khashoggi case

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ride-sharing app Uber Dara Khosrowshahi. The chief executive officer of ride-sharing company Uber said late Thursday he will withdraw from a major business conference in Saudi Arabia as questions mount over the country’s role in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, CNN Business reported. "I'm very troubled by the reports to date about Jamal Khashoggi," Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement. The report noted his announcement is significant because Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund is a big shareholder in Uber, investing $3.5 billion in the ride-hailing startup in 2016.

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Mumbai: Suffering from operational losses Ola, Uber drivers threaten to go on strike from today

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“We will address the Chief Minister and State Transport Minister Diwakar Raote on Friday and ask them to consider our complaint and increase the base fares. If they do not do the same, we will call a strike. As many as 80,000 to one lakh drivers on the platform are expected to join us,” said Raju Patil from the Sangharsh Taxi Chalak Malak Sanghatana. Almost a year has passed since the state-appointed committee gave its recommendation on the minimum and maximum base fares. But there is no movement on it. Another workers’ union, the Maharashtra Rajya Rashtriya Kamgar Sangh, has said it will approach Uber’s office on October 22 to demand an increase in the salaries of the drivers. Ola and Uber both refused to comment on the matter.

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Bird Hires Two Senior Uber Executives

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VENICE, Calif., Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Bird, the leader in Rideshare 2.0, announced former Uber executives Dennis Cinelli and Yibo Ling have joined Bird reporting to Bird Founder and CEO Travis VanderZanden. "As Bird enters its second year, we're continuing to expand our talented executive team to build on and scale our momentum," said Travis VanderZanden, Bird Founder and CEO. Cinelli most recently served as the Head of Finance, Global Rides at Uber, where he helped build and lead the finance team responsible for Uber's global rides operations. "Coming from Rideshare 1.0, I see how Bird has truly taken the transportation space to the next level by pioneering Rideshare 2.0 and solving many transportation problems, particularly traffic and congestion," Cinelli said.

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Even without Uber, South Dakota gets settlement share

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. South Dakota will get more than a half-million dollars from a judgment against Uber, even though the ride-hailing service isn't currently available in the state. Uber Technologies Inc. recently agreed to pay $148 million to all 50 states and the District of Columbia over a massive data breach in 2016. South Dakota will receive $573,488 as part of the national settlement. Assistant Attorney General Phil Carlson told the Rapid City Journal that even though Uber isn't operating in the state, there were about 70 drivers with South Dakota addresses whose information was compromised. In November 2017, Uber acknowledged that hackers had obtained the personal data of roughly 600,000 GPS-tracked drivers, who are summoned to pick up riders from a cellphone app. The company took a year to report the 2016 breach, instead tracking down the hackers and paying a ransom to destroy the information. South Dakota joined the states in their multi-party lawsuit, claiming that the ride-sharing company was required by law to report such breaches. South Dakota law requires identity hacks to be reported to the state within 60 days.

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Here's How To Get Free Uber Rides To Vote In The 2018 Midterms On Nov. 6

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3 hours ago. In case you haven't heard, the midterm elections are just around the corner. Uber, a ride sharing service, is offering voters no-cost transportation to their designated polling location. Sounds easy, right? UPDATE: Uber tells Elite Daily that #VoteTogether and Democracy Works will select some specific areas (that likely have a high need from the transportation perspective) and distribute codes that way. This will allow Uber users in the United States to locate their polling place right there in the app and book a ride to vote. As for the promo code for the free ride, that will be provided by #VoteTogether and Democracy Works, two organizations that Uber has partnered with for this initiative.

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Uber offers free rides to polls across Texas on election day

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Uber driver Johnny Pollard says his new career saves him from unemployment allowing him to make a good living while meeting interesting people from around the world and the occasional local drunk. To get a ride on Election Day, users can simply click a button labeled “Get to the polls” on Uber’s smartphone application. “Using our technology and resources, we can help make it easier for every Uber rider in the U.S. to get to their polling place at the push of a button,” the company’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, wrote on his blog. The Uber app is available statewide, and the service will be available to voters not only in the most populated cities of North Texas, but also rural areas on the metropolitan edge, said Travis Considine, company spokesman.

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Uber Eats Offers Free Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 with Fish & Chips

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Choose a Harry Ramsden's restaurant in either Manchester Trafford, Birmingham Arena or London Victoria (yes, it's only those three in the whole country, sorry). 3. Order the 'cod for COD' bundle, which is a regular cod and chips and will apparently cost less than £10. Get your fish and download code delivered to your door. We wouldn’t want them to lose out from having to think about dinner with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 just released, so we decided to provide portions of cod and chips, along with the game to give them more time to play.”.

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