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Uber’s JUMP e-scooters arrive in Auckland
"Multi-modal transport provides a viable alternative to private vehicles like cars. It’s perfect for short trips or connecting people to public transport."
Enjoy the ride: Uber launches comfy option
"We anticipate the enhanced features of Comfort alongside the extended wait time and more experienced drivers in newer cars will be of most interest to a key group of riders."
Uber is coming to seven regional NZ locations
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.
The kids are alright: Social media helps Kiwi parents monitor their grownup kids
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.
Volvo and Uber team up to deliver self-driving vehicle
Uber and Volvo Cars entered a joint engineering agreement in 2016 and have since developed several prototypes aimed at accelerating the companies' self-driving car development.
Push a button, get a flight - Uber Air is coming to Melbourne
"In the coming years, with Uber Air, we want to make it possible for people to push a button and get a flight.”
Interview: Uber's CISO reveals lessons learned from breaches
Uber’s chief information security officer John ‘Four’ Flynn has a career history that many technologists could only dream of.
Auckland Airport finally gives travellers a dedicated rideshare space
From March 20, Uber and other rideshare providers will now use a dedicated rideshare rank at both the domestic and international terminals.
Ever lost a diploma? List emerges of things left in NZ Ubers
Uber New Zealand has released the findings from its 2019 Lost & Found Index, detailing all the things that Kiwis left behind in cars last year.
Uber wants you to hail a speedboat in Mumbai
“Uber Boat will enable riders in Mumbai to request a speedboat at the tap of a button through the Uber app."
Xero announces new partnerships with Uber and Adobe
“We are continuing to evolve and grow our ecosystem to integrate the best partners and tools."
NordVPN rounds up the worst data breaches of 2018
In 2018, over a billion people’s data was compromised.
Uber disguised breach ransom payment as a bug bounty reward
“Paying the attackers and then keeping quiet about it afterwards was not, in our view, an appropriate response to the cyber attack."
Financial services must change mindset to contain cyberattacks
CyberArk's EMEA VP discusses evolving techniques of cybercrime in the financial sector and how businesses need to think like attackers.
Accenture: Data is king in age of disruption
To survive and thrive, companies need to make the most of their data to see trends and act quickly, just as digital disruptors do.
Uber aims to ‘elevate’ its service with flying taxis
According to Uber vertical takeoff and landing aircraft will bring far-reaching changes to global cities.
Uber updates bug bounty terms to stop extortion and unauthorised data collection
Any helpful hacker who participates in Uber’s bug bounty program must act in good faith or face legal action.
Green Acres GO aims to be the Uber of home maintenance
Green Acres GO aims to unlock an untapped workforce, providing opportunities for people to supplement their incomes by providing home services.
Kiwi Jedi keep forgetting their lightsabers in Uber cars
Uber released its second annual lost and found index, a snapshot of riders’ most commonly lost and most surprising forgotten items.
Self-driving car accident claims the life of a pedestrian
According to University of Auckland senior lecturer Paul Ralph, It's critical to keep these things in perspective.
Sharing economy transforming Kiwi spending habits
Statistics New Zealand is adding Airbnbs and Ubers to the CPI basket to keep it relevant for New Zealand.
Why NDB compliance starts with the “essential” security basics
Ivanti talk about the upcoming ramifications of the Notifiable Data Breaches act, and the simple things you can do to prepare.
Round 2: New line-up of cybersecurity maestros comment on Uber breach
We covered an expert commentary story of the Uber breach - this is round 2 with Check Point, Barracuda, Digital Shadows, Mimecast, and Webroot.
Volvo sells Uber thousands of autonomous cars
Volvo has signed an agreement with Uber to sell thousands of autonomous vehicles between 2019 and 2021...