TECHNOLOGY

Uber Drivers Put On Notice Over NTSA Chip

On top of having a valid professional driving license, log book, identity card and certificate of good conduct, Uber drivers will now be required to have an electronic chip windscreen…

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Uber’s Self-driving taxis are back

Uber Technologies Group has officially resumed on-road testing of its self-driving vehicles, nine months after the company halted its entire autonomous vehicle operation after one of its vehicles struck and…

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uber tuk-tuk TECHNOLOGY

Uber launches a Tuk-tuk hailing service in Mombasa

Uber, the popular taxi-hailing firm has introduced its latest product, uberPOA in Mombasa bringing into its platform the over 1000 registered three-wheeled vehicles popularly known as the Tuk-tuk. Loic Amado,…

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Taxify TECHNOLOGY

Taxify valued at Ksh 100 billion in new round of funding

Mercedes-Benz-owner Daimler has taken a stake in Taxify in a funding round that values the ride-booking group at more than $1bn(Ksh 100 Billion), the latest investment by the German carmaker…

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TECH NEWS

UBER CYBER ATTACK: Travis Kalanick under fire for paying off hackers

50 million Uber customers had their names, email addresses and phone numbers stolen while 7 million Uber drivers had their personal information stolen and compromised. The hack that affected 57…

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TECH NEWS

Will digital licenses mean more business for taxi companies?

Early this year, the move to introduce digital licenses was received well in Kenya, where Ksh 300 million was allocated by the Treasury in the proposed national budget. This kick started the procurement of…

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TECH NEWS

Google takes Uber to court

Google has asked a judge to block Uber’s work on self-driving vehicles. This has escalated a high-profile intellectual property dispute between the two technology companies and added to the growing…

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TECH NEWS

Uber takes on mapping the planet.

Uber is mapping the planet. The ride-sharing company has shown its commitment to having its own mapping data by rolling out map-cars in Singapore. This is one of 5 other…

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BUSINESS

Game of prices,Uber and Little’s battle to dominate Nairobi

Little Ride, the taxing hailing app service by Safaricom and Craft Silicon becomes the cheapest taxi service in the Kenyan market after slashing fares by a third, causing yet another…

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Uber partners with mobile phone based lender Branch to help drivers start their own businesses

Towards the end of last week Uber entered into a partnership with mobile phone based lender Branch. The partnership is aimed at advancing loans to Uber drivers in Kenya. The…

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Uber’s 35% price cut translated to double the amount of new rides for driver-partners

When Little Ride, a joint taxi business venture by Kenya’s leading Telco Company Safaricom and Craft Silicon, launched they caused a ripple in the business. Uber’s first instinct was lowering…

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EMERGING TECH

The first mission of Uber’s self driving trucks was to deliver about 50,000 cans of beer

Probably by now you should have heard of autonomous car projects by companies such as Google and Tesla. By autonomous I mean self-driving cars. Sometime last month we even wrote…

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KENYA

Apparently taxi hailing services like Uber are not transport companies but rather software companies going by the latest KRA ruling

For quite some time the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has been pondering on how to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) from the taxi transport system. Initially KRA had opted to…

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EMERGING TECH

The next battle in the taxi-hailing war is self-driving cars

Almost every other week a new startup crops up in Kenya, hoping to reap with Uber’s farming methods. The last one was a Rwandan effort in the Kenyan market and…

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AFRICA

WhereIsMyTransport wants to transform public transport in Kenya

WhereIsMyTransport is a technology company that wants to transform the transport sector in Africa, both formal and informal. The South African company specifically wants to collate transit data for formal…

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AFRICA

Fone Taxi – Yes, Yet Another Taxi Hailing App

This is laughable now. Every other week, a new taxi hailing app emerges from the start-up undergrowth. Naturally, one had to claim this week. Enter Fone Taxi. Welcome to the…

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AFRICA

Taxi Chap Chap – Yet Another Kenyan Cab Hailing Service

As if the cab-hailing app business wasn’t crowded enough in Kenya, a new player is dribbling their iOS and Android apps to the playing field. Taxi Chap Chap. This new…

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TECH NEWS

Uber Kenya to provide loans for Kenyan taxi drivers to grow their business.

Just recently, Kenyan taxi drivers were up in arms following increased business shift to modern taxi hailing company Uber. One of the major issue was eligibility in partnering with Uber…

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TECH NEWS

Uber gets a run for its money in China

The mention of Uber spells convenience and efficiency, at least until recently. Before, the online transportation network company headquartered in San Francisco was facing legal charges across continents which really…

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BUSINESS

Uber Services in Kenya: My Findings

This article first appeared as a Facebook post on my page on February 2, 2016. This is a reproduction of the same post following a follow-up article I wrote today…

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APP REVIEWS

Pre-Schedule Uber Ride Through TaxiLater

The first time I used Uber services, which was sometime this year at the height of their fights with taxi drivers in Kenya, I faced two major challenges which I…

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KENYA

Uber to hire Kenyan managers

Uber is seeking to recruit managers to oversee operations in East Africa. This comes after move was done after the hailing company received tough opposition from other taxi operators in…

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GLOBAL

Taxi drivers around the world want a level playing field in the taxi business

Uber has scrapped the commission fees for London’s black cab drivers in an attempt to show the two can live together peacefully. The company said that it will cut off…

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KENYA

Metered taxis or not, Uber still remains the one

I remember when I once boarded a taxi from my work place headed home, I had to engage in barrage negotiations with the cub guy and we finally came to…

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TECH NEWS

Uber’s new logo represents fundamental difference as a company

Have you noticed a change on you Uber app? Suddenly atoms are moving across my screen but that is just about it for an unobservant user like me. According to…

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OPINION

Why Uber should be kicked out of Kenya

Uber is like kerosene trying to mix with water. Most taxi drivers believe the hailing service is here to kill the taxi industry by oppressing other hardworking drivers. Most taxi…

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TECH NEWS

Uber Has Redesigned Its Partner App To Increase Driver Earnings – Uber Heat Map

Two months ago Uber allowed the use of cash and mobile money in Kenya. The company has gone further and redesigned its Partner app to give its drivers more information…

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GLOBAL

Most Countries Hate Uber

Are you using Uber? It’s the most convenient and smart way to get a taxi. However, nothing good comes without demerits and challenges. In Kenya, a number of people had…

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TECH NEWS

Every Car Should Be An Uber Car

Many people don’t like Uber because of its shortcomings. The world’s leading startup wants every car to be an Uber car. The development of car technology has led to great…

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TECH NEWS

Uber’s Safety Measures Questioned As Driver Assaults Passenger

Many people have placed complaints concerning Uber drivers and the App. Well, this time Uber driver was accused of allegedly assaulting a passenger. Police arrested the driver on Wednesday for…

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