Monthly Archives: November 2017

Uber Data on 57 Million People Stolen in Massive Hack

NPR – November 21, 2017

The ride-hailing service Uber revealed that the personal information of 57 million people — both customers and drivers — was hacked last year and that the company kept the massive theft secret for more than a year.

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Uber Strikes Deal With Volvo to Bring Self-Driving Cars to Its Network

The New York Times – November 20, 2017

No one knows what the future of self-driving cars will look like, or how long it will take to get there. But every major player in the field is striking partnerships to be ready for the day when autonomous vehicles finally become mainstream. That includes Uber, which on Monday announced a new deal with Volvo.

New Ridesharing App Less Raises $19 Million in First Funding Round

CleanTechnica – November 16, 2017

Rather than hailing a ride through something like Uber, and possibly sharing a ride in this way, Less brings together people who are looking for a ride between two points and pairs them with drivers who are already driving on that route. So for example, when someone is looking for a ride from one side of London to the other, Less would match them with a driver who is making that same journey.