Uber’s new head of Asia is a former Goldman exec who once climbed Mount Everest

Regular run-ins with government regulators and battles with well-funded local rivals have made Asia challenging terrain for Uber. The challenge is such that it’s fitting that the U.S. ride-sharing giant has hired a man who once scaled the summit of Mount Everest to lead its business in the region. Brooks Entwistle, a former Chairman of… via […]

Uber debuts Trip Tracker so you can view a family member’s ride in real-time — TechCrunch

Uber today announced a new tool that will allow family members and other loved ones the ability to track each others’ trips using its service. Called simply “Trip Tracker,” the addition is a feature connected to Uber’s Family Profiles, a program Uber announced in March which allows customers to pay for rides for their family and… […]

Apple Invests $1 Billion in China’s Uber Rival Didi Chuxing — TIME

Apple has invested $1 billion into a Chinese ride-hailing service in an effort to fortify ties with China’s booming consumer market. The service, Didi Chuxing, is Uber’s biggest rival in the world’s most populous country, completing 11 million rides a day — 87% of China’s ride-hailing market, Reuters reported. The Apple investment is the largest… via […]

Uber aims to retain its 1099 workforce with a few new in-app perks — TechCrunch

Good independent workers are hard to find and even harder to keep if the cost of doing of doing business doesn’t make sense. So Uber is adding a new goody bag of rewards in hopes of retaining its workforce. One of those perks is Fuel Finder, a new feature inside the driver-side app allowing drivers… via […]