More Moves Made! Uber Acquires The Bike-Sharing Service Jump

12 April, 2018, 07:44 | Author: Terri Saunders
  • Uber Health: Get to your appointments on time, even without a car

It's also an opportunity for Uber to benefit from transportation transactions that happen off of the company's platform. Auto owners, you can share your vehicle through the app and get paid. "Every piece of their feedback was important and it was incorporated into building an app that meets their needs", Pradeep Parameswaran, Head of Central Operations, Uber India and South Asia, said in a statement.

The ride-sharing company is rolling out the Uber Bike service in Washington, D.C. from today.

Uber Rent launches in San Francisco later this month in partnership with Getaround, a service that lets anyone loan out their vehicle starting at $5 an hour. With cars available instantly for rent in the Uber app, fewer people will need to store them in garages for those sporadic grocery store runs, daytime adventures, or weekend getaways. Today the word comes down that Uber has acquired the electric bike-sharing service, Jump. The ride-hail company spent much of its early existence fighting off any attempts made by local regulators to gain access to varying degrees of its anonymized data.

Uber will host the businesses at its Greenlight Hub, a Nairobi-based resource centre that provides technical support to drivers using the app.

"Having a greater variety of transportation modes at your fingertips helps make it increasingly easy to live without a vehicle", he wrote in a blog post on the Uber website.

Uber has partnered with Getaround for its upcoming "Uber Rent" service which will allow riders to request a vehicle rental instead of a ride from an Uber driver.

Facts, figures and statistics of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR)
It has underperformed by 30.42% the S&P500. (KR) by 9.19% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The average true range is projected at 0.71 this time, while the change from open is estimated at -0.59%.

"Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said the acquisition furthers Uber's goal of offering "the fastest or most affordable way to get where you're going, whether that's in an Uber, on a bike, on the subway, or more". The new service will be a feature available within the standard Uber application that you can install on Android and iOS devices, and will at first only be available in San Francisco as it will be the pilot city to test out the program and see if it works.

While Uber has pulled its self-driving auto programs in all the markets where it operated, as well as not reapplied for a permit to operate in San Francisco, Khosrowshahi says not to take today's announcements as any sign that Uber is moving away from autonomous. Current Masabi cities include Boston, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles, but they don't yet offer MTA tickets.

"We believe in it", he said, adding that Uber considered autonomous vehicles "part of the solution" and in the long-term key to eliminating individual auto ownership.

Bruce Schaller, an urban transportation expert, said there are about 55,000 Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing drivers in New York City, a metropolis of 8 million people, eight times bigger than San Francisco.

"Uber values driver-partners and we are always looking to enhance their experience while saving on their costs, in order for them to make the most from their small businesses".


  • Stranger on plane adopts pregnant woman's child

    Stranger on plane adopts pregnant woman's child

    Johnson stayed friendly with the Harts for some time after that, even living with them briefly after he split from his wife. One of the friends said they believed it was only for a few months, while another said they thought it was two years.
    Walmart Brings Online Grocery Deliveries to Charlotte, NC

    Walmart Brings Online Grocery Deliveries to Charlotte, NC

    The retailer reported $1.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.37 by ($0.04). Considering that the stock recent volume of 9127798 shares, this represents a pretty noteworthy trading in volume size.
    Russia vetoes UN resolution on Syria after suspected chemical attack

    Russia vetoes UN resolution on Syria after suspected chemical attack

    Russia is the Syrian regime's only real supporter, and there are Russian troops in Syria supporting President Assad's troops. President Trump has promised a forceful USA response to Saturday's incident in the Damascus suburb of Douma.
  • Karnataka Assembly Election 2018 updates

    Karnataka Assembly Election 2018 updates

    Meanwhile the Congress party has expressed confidence that Siddaramaiah will get a second run as Chief Minister of Karnataka. Party leaders said Muslims, Dalits, Lingayats and OBCs could win the main chunk of Congress nominations.
    Black Adam targeting 2019 production date

    Black Adam targeting 2019 production date

    There are too many plot holes and the way the characters resolve the conflict barely makes any sense. Byrne, and Will Yun Lee, but for the most part they serve as little more than glorified extras.
    Prosecutors Reviewing a Sex Crime Case Against Kevin Spacey from 1992

    Prosecutors Reviewing a Sex Crime Case Against Kevin Spacey from 1992

    Following the allegations, Netflix announced that Spacey would not be involved with any further production of " House of Cards ". The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office confirmed that it is reviewing a sex crimes case against actor Kevin Spacey .
  • Jet Airways not to take part in Air India divestment

    Jet Airways not to take part in Air India divestment

    The national carrier is staying on taxpayers' money under the turnaround plan approved by the previous UPA government in 2012. The Air India logo is seen on the facade of its office building in Mumbai , India, July 7, 2017.
    Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima Have Romantic Getaway in Turks and Caicos

    Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima Have Romantic Getaway in Turks and Caicos

    Posing in a plunging Calvin Klein bra and matching briefs, the stunner ensured her ample assets took centre stage as she posed. The Kardashian siblings have gone all out to one-up each other in their Instagram bikini battle, pointed out Marie Claire .
    McIlroy makes big statement on future despite Masters collapse

    McIlroy makes big statement on future despite Masters collapse

    The gallery was clearly behind McIlroy, even though Reed led Augusta State to a pair of NCAA titles and briefly lived in Augusta . He started nine shots behind going into the final round, and was inches away on two shots from a chance at another green jacket.
  • Australian jailed for 'despicable' fake cancer scam

    Australian jailed for 'despicable' fake cancer scam

    Magistrate David Starvaggi said Dickenson had;engaged in conduct that tears at the very heartstrings of human nature'. Further, she will forfeit her job as property manager at Little Real Estate in Melbourne.
    Braun Strowman, Nicholas Surrender Raw Tag Team Titles

    Braun Strowman, Nicholas Surrender Raw Tag Team Titles

    According to , Nicholas is the son of referee John Cone who was officiating the match between The Bar and Braun Strowman .
    Hockey sticks left out, flags lowered to honour Humboldt Broncos

    Hockey sticks left out, flags lowered to honour Humboldt Broncos

    Other teams and communities are signing banners and team photos, sending them to Humboldt with messages of support. As someone who played junior hockey, I've been on that bus ride hundreds of times. "They're going to need it".


Student killed in school bus accident identified
The students travelling in the bus were mostly from Class 5 and below, of Wazir Ram Singh Pathania Memorial Public School. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office tweeted that Mr Modi was "anguished" over the news of the deaths.

Airlines diverting passenger planes amid risk of U.S. strike on Syria
In a follow-up tweet , Trump said America's relationship with Russian Federation "is worse now than it has ever been". Trump also has blamed supporters of Assad in Iran and Russian Federation for the attack.

Embassy vehicle driven by U.S. diplomat kills motorcyclist in Pakistan
Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said a case had been registered against the driver of the SUV, without providing further details. Police on April 8 said they are examining footage of the accident from a surveillance camera.

Pope: 'I Made Serious Mistakes In Judgement And Apologize'
Still, they said specific measures, including the resignation of Barros, were needed to restore confidence in the Church. But, he added, "obviously we didn't do everything we should have done".

Ex-ref Iturralde tells Real Madrid: It was NEVER a penalty
He slotted the ball into the corner, to earn Madrid a third successive semi-final ticket in the UEFA championship. Former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney recently argued his bicycle was better than Ronaldo's version.

Apple appoints Oliver Schusser as VP of Apple…
Previously, Schusser has worked on projects like iBooks, Apple Podcasts, iTunes movies and TV and Apple Store, as Variety notes. An Apple logo hangs above the entrance for the Apple shop on 5th Avenue at the Manhattan borough of New York, July 21, 2015.

Jacksonville Jaguars 2018 preseason schedule announced
The Rams and Raiders last played a regular-season game at the Coliseum in November of 1994, with the Raiders as the home team. All teams are scheduled to play their final preseason games on Thursday, Aug. 30 before making final roster reductions.

Saudi Aramco signs US$44b deal for Indian refinery complex
Saudi Arabia used to be China's largest supplier of crude oil, but has lost that spot to Russian Federation in the past two years. But in the first 11 months of 2017-18, Saudi supplies at 33.9 million tonnes have lagged Iraqi exports of 42.4 million tonnes.

Red Sox stay hot for best start in franchise history
After Mike Wright Jr. recorded just two outs Sunday, the Orioles finished the series with 17 innings from their starters. One of the first orders of business for the former Yankees shortstop was to deal one of his Miami stars to his old team.

Lucchesi, Padres tame Rockies as offense continues to struggle
The Padres' Manuel Margot was hit by a pitch Tuesday night and placed on the 10-day disabled list with bruised ribs. Marquez had thrown a towel from the edges of the skirmish to reignite tensions after the brawl had subsided.