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Uber partners Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for new products
Wed, 15th Feb 2023
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digital transformation
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Oracle and Uber have announced a seven-year cloud partnership to accelerate innovation, help deliver new products to market, and drive increased profitability.
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Uber and Splend partner for reducing emissions in Australia
Fri, 14th Oct 2022
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The deal with leading vehicle financing platform Splend will see the first 500 of their new electric vehicle fleet arrive on New South Wales roads.
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New ride service inDriver arrives in Melbourne - pick your own fares
Tue, 21st Jun 2022
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inDriver launches in Melbourne, Australia, offering passengers and drivers the ability to negotiate fares directly, disrupting the ride-hailing industry.
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Study: Rideshare apps hungry for customers personal data
Fri, 28th Jan 2022
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cloud services
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uber
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Data has revealed the most data-hungry rideshare apps on the market, along with other surprising results around their safety and reliability.
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Ola set to expand operations in NZ to 11 new locations
Thu, 5th Dec 2019
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nz expansion
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ridesharing
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Ola to quadruple NZ presence, targets 11 new locales by Xmas for rideshare growth.
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Ola brings Apple Pay to ridesharing for Australia and New Zealand
Tue, 24th Sep 2019
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apple
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smartphones
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Ola integrates Apple Pay in Aus and NZ, leading its app upgrade for enhanced security and user experience.
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Enjoy the ride: Uber launches comfy option
Mon, 2nd Sep 2019
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ridesharing
Uber to trial its Uber Comfort service in New Zealand, offering riders a more comfortable and personalised experience for a slightly higher price.
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Uber is coming to seven regional NZ locations
Wed, 21st Aug 2019
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ridesharing
Uber’s presence in New Zealand is getting bigger, as the company looks beyond cities and starts to etch out a presence in the regions.
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The kids are alright: Social media helps Kiwi parents monitor their grownup kids
Tue, 9th Jul 2019
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health and safety
No matter how old you are, some parents just want to make sure you’re okay when you’re having a night out on the town.
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Push a button, get a flight - Uber Air is coming to Melbourne
Thu, 13th Jun 2019
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Melbourne has been chosen as the third location for Uber's Air pilot programme, bringing electric planes and choppers to the city's skyline from next year.
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Auckland Airport finally gives travellers a dedicated rideshare space
Thu, 14th Mar 2019
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uber
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From March 20, Uber and other rideshare providers will now use a dedicated rideshare rank at both the domestic and international terminals.
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R.I.P car keys:  New Hyundai tech lets you use your phone
Tue, 5th Mar 2019
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cartech
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The new tech enables you to use your phone to lock and unlock your car, start it, save your individual settings, and control it remotely in ride sharing.
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Uber wants you to hail a speedboat in Mumbai
Fri, 8th Feb 2019
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uber
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ridesharing
Uber launches Uber Boat in Mumbai, turning the city's waterways into speedy transit routes.
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This could be the future of ridesharing
Tue, 18th Dec 2018
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cartech
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bosch
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autonomous vehicle
When you hear the words ‘driverless vehicle technology’, the company Bosch may not immediately spring to mind.
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Hola, Ola! NZ's newest ridesharing service comes to town
Fri, 9th Nov 2018
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Ola launches in NZ’s main cities, offers affordable rideshare options with a local twist and safety focus.
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Ola launches new ridesharing service in NZ
Thu, 20th Sep 2018
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Ola’s app includes emergency features including an emergency button that helps passengers instantly share ride information with friends and family.
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Ridesharing and the future - are driverless cars enough?
Tue, 21st Aug 2018
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smart cities
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Will driverless cars alone be enough to stop the continuing congestion in cities? Or does the answer already exist in our smartphones?.