Uber drivers in South Africa are now insured against injuries

Uber drivers and Uber Eats delivery partners will now be insured against on-duty injuries. This is a result of a "strategic collaboration" between Uber South Africa and Chubb Insurance South Africa Limited. In 2017 Uber secured injury protection cover for riders from Chubb. “We are proud to announce Partner Injury…

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BMW merges ride-hailing and car sharing into one app

German car manufacturer, BMW,is merging its car sharing and ride-hailing services into one app, ReachNow. The ride- hailz ing service and car-sharing service is currently only available in Seattle in the USA while Portland and New York only have the car-sharing feature. BMW Group acquired all of ReachNow (and…

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Biased algorithms

A while back we looked into why a Google image search for "unprofessional hair" gave distinctively different results to a search for "professional hair". Despite others, who looked into the same exercise, putting the blame solely on Google's search algorithm for being "racist", a deeper look into the search results…

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Uber drivers in South Africa get emergency app

Uber has announced a partnership in South Africa which will see its Uber and Uber Eats drivers and delivery partners gain access to an app that connects them to the closest private emergency response vehicles from a nationwide network of security or medical response partners. The app will be provided…

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Uber Eats acquired South Africa's orderTalk

In a move that validates South Africa's venture capital sector and technology startups ecosystem, Uber Eats has acquired orderTalk, a South African company offering restaurants globally online food ordering systems. The acquisition has been announced by South Africa's Knife Capital. orderTalk was founded during 1998 by Hilton Keats after securing…

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