Estonia’s ride-sharing service provider Bolt launches e-scooter in 45 cities

On Wednesday, Estonia’s Bolt, a ride-sharing service provider, launched its own electric scooter model with the aim of launching the scooter service in more than 45 cities this summer. The Estonian company has grabbed business from Uber in many major African and Eastern Europe cities. Bolt has more than 30 million users in over 35…

Former head of Uber’s self-driving unit Anthony Levandowski files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Anthony Levandowski, the former head of Uber Technologies Inc’s self-driving technology unit, has filed for bankruptcy protection following a court order confirming that he must pay $179 million to Google to end a lawsuit over his split from Alphabet Inc’s Waymo. In December, an arbitration panel had ruled that Levandowski, a former key engineer in…

Colombia orders Uber to cease ride-hailing services citing violation of competition rules

Following a ruling by a judge that Uber’s ride hailing services in Colombia is in violation of competition rules, Colombia has ordered Uber to cease its ride-hailing operations in the country. The court order came in the wake of a lawsuit filed by COTECH SA against against Uber alleging that the U.S. company had the…

Uber plans on integrating bus and Tube timetables in its app

The strategic move places Uber in direct competition with venture-capital backed startup Citymapper. On Tuesday, as per a report from the Financial Times which cites source familiar with the matter at hand, Uber Technologies Inc plans on integrating the bus and Tube timetables of Transport for London. The development will place Uber in direct competition…