Lyft coming to Canada; first stop Toronto

San Francisco-based ride-sharing service Lyft is expanding its service beyond U.S. borders for the first time, and launching in Toronto, it announced on Monday. Delivering on-demand taxis to riders that summon them with

Published on: November 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Diverse teams need influence to surpass homogenous ones, Uber’s strategy head says

LAS VEGAS, NV. - First Frances Frei told the audience the economy was in their hands. Then she started talking about toilets. The Harvard professor and senior vice president of leadership and strategy

Published on: September 5th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Uber to appoint Expedia chief as new CEO, Bloomberg reports

Embattled ride-hailing giant Uber Inc., which has faced criticism for its corporate culture, tendency to bulldoze over government regulations, and controversial founder and former CEO, may be turning a corner. Citing "two people

Published on: August 28th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Uber-like app wants to bring caddies back to the game of golf

The Uber model has transformed the mobile app world, and the golf industry is next. A US-made smartphone app called Looper wants to bring golf caddies back to the game by making caddies

Published on: July 19th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns

The New York Times is reporting that the controversial CEO of Uber Technologies Inc., Travis Kalanick, has resigned. According to the publication, which broke the news late Tuesday, Kalanick's exit was the result

Published on: June 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Uber’s head of deep learning shares his top AI business tips

Businesses should focus on using deep learning technology to help their employees, not replace them, a top Uber executive said Tuesday. So far, much of the public debate around artificial intelligence (AI) has

Published on: June 20th, 2017 Christine Wong

City of Toronto enters era of the ‘sharing economy’ with award-winning digital solutions

In winning the Large Public category at IT World Canada's Digital Transformation Awards, The City of Toronto also learned a few lessons along the way about regulating the sharing economy, laying the groundwork

Published on: June 14th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Sweeping changes announced for Uber HQ – including CEO’s extended leave

Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. has chosen to unanimously adopt a series of 47 recommendations aimed at repairing its tarnished public image - including an extended leave for controversial CEO Travis Kalanick, the

Published on: June 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Uber launches new Toronto-based autonomous vehicle research hub

Uber Technologies, Inc. is investing in Canada and Canadian talent with its latest venture. The company announced this week that it will be launching a new research hub in Toronto focused on developing

Published on: May 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Regulating Uber led City of Toronto to save $3.4 million

What began as a discussion about how to regulate Uber led to the City of Toronto implementing a new, digital Vehicle for Hire solution that created new revenue streams and saved $3.4 million

Published on: May 3rd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Uber admits it has work to do in public diversity report

Uber Technologies Inc., the addictively convenient yet scandal-ridden Silicon Valley-based ride-hailing giant, has taken a long, clear look at its diversity numbers and knows that it's coming up short. In a March 28

Published on: March 29th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Uber loses president after controversies continue to rock the ride-hailing giant

There’s no end in sight for Uber Technologies Inc.’s recent struggles, it seems. Company president and second in command Jeff Jones announced his resignation on Mar. 19, after just six months on the

Published on: March 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Sharing economy reached over $1 billion in Canada last year: StatsCan

A new Statistics Canada report has found the sharing economy, based on digital platforms that enable people to rent out skills and resources such as ride services to others, is increasingly playing an

Published on: March 6th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Uber throws big cities a bone with its Movement product

To say that major cities across North America have mixed feelings on Uber Technologies Inc. is an understatement. Uber has totally disrupted the entire taxicab industry and market across major cities in Canada

Published on: January 27th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto