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Competition policy enforcement in the digital age

Sep 30, 2017 - 11:26 AM

The decisions to be made by the Philippine Competition Commission in coming months, as it fully implements the Philippine Competition Act, will set the tone for competition regulation in Philippine markets

Uber license renewal in London rejected

Sep 22, 2017 - 9:18 PM

Uber is not a 'fit and proper' private car hire operator, says London's transport authority

ROADBLOCKS. A picture taken on December 28, 2016 in Paris shows the logo of Uber.  Since its debut in 2010, Uber has grown into a worldwide phenomenon despite regulatory hurdles and resistance from traditional taxi operators. Photo by AFP/Lionel Bonaventure


Uber is not perfect, and we should not be afraid to point that out

Aug 16, 2017 - 5:41 PM

If we continue to push for solutions that only benefit a fraction of the public then we continue to be part of the problem

Simalakama mengatur transportasi berbasis aplikasi daring

Aug 04, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Sistem ride sharing bisa menghemat waktu perjalanan masyarakat dan mengurangi tingkat pengangguran

TRANSPORTASI BERBASIS APLIKASI. Seorang pengemudi Go-Jek di jalanan Jakarta. Foto oleh Adek Berry/AFP

WATCH: Life #BeforeUBER

Jul 16, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Beyond convenience the ride sharing app has offered life changing opportunities for these Filipinos

#BeforeUBER

What was your life like #BeforeUBER?

Jun 21, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Everyone has an Uber story What s yours?

Uber probe of cut-throat workplace triggers firings

Jun 07, 2017 - 3:15 PM

The terminations came as the ride sharing firm looked into 215 claims of discrimination harassment unprofessional behavior bullying retaliation and physical security

PH app FleetShare offers 'unlimited rides' for P3,999 a month

Apr 03, 2017 - 5:25 PM

But the app has a couple of restrictions – destinations must be within 15 kilometers from pickup locations and only a passenger s first 40 bookings are given priority

UNLI-RIDES. Fleetshare has an interesting ride-share concept but the asking price may scare off customers. Screenshot from Fleetshare website and app

Can we transform the concept of ride-sharing in the Philippines?

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Getting from point A to point B in Metro Manila is not a comfortable task Grab s newest service GrabShare aims to do something about that

In U.S., Uber skids have rival Lyft steering for passing lane

Mar 07, 2017 - 10:57 AM

A socially responsible and driver friendly reputation buoys Lyft as Uber faces questions about its culture

LYFT. An 'Amp' sits on the dashboard of a Lyft driver's car. The apparatus lights up in a color assigned specifically to one passenger for easier ride identification. Sullivan/Getty Images for Lyft/AFP

Uber to pay $20-M to settle charge it misled drivers in US

Jan 20, 2017 - 12:39 PM

Uber exaggerates its income potential in certain cities according to the US Federal Trade Commission

STALLED. The ride-sharing company has been going through some bumps in the road lately. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

LTFRB rejects 15,000 Uber, Grab applications

Jan 05, 2017 - 11:56 PM

Applicants submitted incomplete requirements or did not appear at hearings

TNVS CONSULTATION. A photo from the LTFRB Central Office with the Board Officials during the consultation with TNVS operators. Photo by LTFRB.

Only 1 in 20 trips affected by fare shock – Uber PH

Dec 22, 2016 - 6:25 PM

Uber PH addresses concerns about its new upfront fare system

UPFRONT FARES. Photo from Uber

Hearing-impaired Uber driver recalls rare instance of discrimination

Oct 13, 2016 - 8:28 PM

With over 1 500 trips under his belt Mike – one of the drivers under Uber s Beethoven Initiative – recalls the one time a passenger made him feel bad about his disability

BEETHOVEN INITIATIVE. Uber's program is named after the famous deaf composer.

Ride-share battle ends with Didi buying Uber China operations

Aug 01, 2016 - 2:21 PM

3rd UPDATE As part of the merger Didi Chuxing will also take a stake in Uber

This file picture taken on March 20, 2016 shows an Uber Station being seen outside a hotel in Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan province. Greg Baker/AFP

Getting around Manila through tech-based carpooling

Jul 10, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Services like Wunder and uberPOOL indicate that Filipinos are more open to sharing their rides even with complete strangers to get around Manila s congested roads

SHARING RIDES. Apps like Wunder and uberPOOL allow riders to look for co-passengers using technology. Photo from Wunder's Facebook page

Uber's carpool service aims to move more people in fewer cars

Jun 15, 2016 - 12:41 PM

uberPOOL aims to provide passengers with cheaper fares while using fewer cars – its contribution to help ease Metro Manila s traffic woes

CARPOOLING WITH TECHNOLOGY. Uber launches its latest service, uberPOOL, which aims to move more people with fewer cars. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

France fines Uber 800,000 euros over ride-sharing service

Jun 09, 2016 - 10:10 PM

UPDATED San Francisco based Uber will appeal the French court s ruling immediately according to lawyers

(FILES) This file photo taken on June 17, 2015 shows a person using the French version of the Uber app to order a UberPop cab in Paris.  Uber was fined 800,000 euros (900,000 dollars) in France on June 9, 2016, half of which was suspended, over its UberPOP ride-sharing service. Two of UberPOP's senior executives in Western Europe were also fined 30,000 euros and 20,000 euros, with half of those sums also suspended.The use of UberPOP in France was halted last July amid a storm of opposition to the service from taxi drivers. / AFP PHOTO / THOMAS OLIVA

Didi Chuxing denies initial public offering reports

May 16, 2016 - 6:00 PM

An earlier report says the ride hailing app and service is targeting a New York listing in 2017 but the company denies this saying it does not have IPO plans as of now

DIDI CHUXING. A commuter shows the Didi Chuxing app on her iPhone in Beijing, China, May 13, 2016. Photo by How Hwee Young/EPA

Uber assembles international insights in policy board

May 05, 2016 - 9:00 PM

The new board will provide candid advice and insights as ride sharing grows worldwide

epa04977826 An Uber app is seen on a mobile phone, in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 15 October 2015. Uber Technologies Inc. is an American international transportation company which develops, markets and operates the Uber mobile app, allowing consumers with smartphones to submit a trip request which is then routed to Uber drivers who use their own cars. To date the service is available in 58 countries and 300 cities worldwide. Uber drivers in Australia, an estimated 15,000 and rising, face increased scrutiny by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) which wants to make sure income tax and GST are paid by them. EPA/DAVE HUNT AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Ride-sharing shuttle service U-Hop gets LTFRB accreditation

Mar 17, 2016 - 10:44 AM

The Filipino developed service uses the same app based booking system model of Uber and Grab but U Hop offers a shuttle service that can seat up to 7 people at a time

ACCREDITED. The Filipino-developed ride-sharing service gets the nod of the LRFRB. Photo from the U-Hop Facebook page

4 syarat Ahok untuk bisnis Uber di Jakarta

Dec 08, 2015 - 7:33 PM

Setelah sempat menuai kontroversi konsep Uber kini diakui Ahok memang dibutuhkan warga ibu kota

UBER. Logo Uber di kantor pusat di San Francisco, California, AS. Foto oleh EPA

PLDT HOME has a new, Uber exciting partner

Oct 02, 2015 - 9:04 PM

The partnership reinforces PLDT HOME’s broadband leadership with free rides for subscribers

Why government regulation of Uber and GrabCar will not help us

Aug 17, 2015 - 2:40 PM

A ride sharing convert says the government s move to regulate the industry does nothing for the riding public

LTFRB to Uber: No one is above the law

Aug 14, 2015 - 12:13 PM

In a viral Facebook post an automotive journalist alleges that LTFRB and DOTC are starting their own service called Premium Taxi which is just another racket and another inept way of reinventing the wheel

UBER MANILA. Screen shot from Uber website

GrabCar becomes Philippines' first authorized ride-sharing app

Jul 08, 2015 - 11:10 PM

GrabCar vehicles can now only be summoned via smartphones and the Internet and cannot pick up customers who hail them on the street like taxi cabs

Uber suspends controversial UberPOP service in France

Jul 03, 2015 - 11:22 PM

UberPOP puts customers in touch with private drivers at budget prices The company says it has 500 000 users

'Uber drivers are employees, not contractors' – California labor board

Jun 18, 2015 - 2:29 AM

State hearing officer Stephanie Barrett wrote that while Uber claims to be a neutral technological platform for independent drivers it sets most of the terms of employment

EMPLOYED. A California court rules that drivers are employees of Uber. Photo by Uber

Nepal quake, 2016 elections, UFC Manila | 9PM wRap

May 12, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Watch the full rundown of today s top stories on Rappler s newscast The wRap

Uber asks US court to dismiss India rape suit

Apr 07, 2015 - 11:00 PM

Uber B V a Netherlands based entity with no US operations and which isn t part of the suit is the company the alleged assailant had a contract with asserts Uber US

UBER. Uber signage in front of their headquarters in San Francisco, California, USA, 14 November 2014. File Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

GrabCar PH relaunches

Feb 19, 2015 - 10:30 AM

GrabCar relaunches at an opportune time as the LTFRB approves the creation of a transport network company

Uber offers PH gov’t information access to drivers

Feb 03, 2015 - 7:48 PM

Uber’s proposed information sharing scheme would include the disclosure of their drivers’ personal data to government regulators

DRIVER DETAILS. Uber is offering the Philippine government an access to its drivers' information to address concerns over the smartphone-based chauffeur service's safety. Photo by Uber

Uber rings in New Year with two million rides

Jan 03, 2015 - 8:07 AM

Use of Uber through the night hits a peak of 58 rides reaching their destinations a second according to the San Francisco based startup

UBER. Uber signage in front of their headquarters in San Francisco, California, USA, 14 November 2014. File Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Singapore govt's Uber rival slammed as 'stunningly pointless'

Dec 18, 2014 - 5:45 PM

The Singapore government s app displays the locations of available taxis from the state s 28 000 strong registered taxi fleet but does not allow bookings to be made

TAXI-TAXI. Singaporeans lambast the country's own taxi app. Screen shot from Singapore LTA.

Uber to invest in ride safety for 2015

Dec 18, 2014 - 4:19 PM

The ride sharing service company focuses on biometrics and voice verification technology to improve driver screening after one of its drivers in India was accused of raping a passenger

This photograph taken on October 10, 2014 shows a smartphone displaying the Uber app of the timing and availability of taxis within the area at Raffles place financial district in Singapore. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Thailand partially bans Uber ride-sharing service

Dec 10, 2014 - 6:10 PM

Thailand s Department of Land Transport is not banning the use of Uber but rather the use of black plate vehicles

UBER. Screen shot from Uber.

New Delhi bans all web taxis after Uber rape claim

Dec 09, 2014 - 9:20 PM

Hours after banning Uber New Delhi bans all other taxi service providers relying on web based technology

UBER TALK. Indian Uber Cabs General Manager for Delhi Gagan Bhatia arrives to meet with the Chairperson of the Delhi Woman Commission Barkha Shukla Singh in New Delhi on December 9, 2014. Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP

Uber now valued at $40 billion

Dec 05, 2014 - 2:28 PM

Uber chief Travis Kalanick says the money will fuel expansion especially in the Asia Pacific region

UBER. Uber signage in front of their headquarters in San Francisco, California, USA, 14 November 2014. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

No franchise: Uber falls in LTFRB sting operation

Oct 23, 2014 - 5:31 PM

Uber says the operation – which leads to a Fortuner being fined P200 000 and possibly impounded – was unfairly done The MMDA sides with the ride sharing service company

UBER MANILA. Screen shot from Uber website