Lizette Chapman

Government, Business, Technology

Uber CEO Threatens Future Shutdown in California Over Labor Law

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. (Akio Kon/Bloomberg News)

Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber Technologies Inc., threatened to temporarily shut down service in California if it loses a drawn-out fight over a state law seeking to reclassify contractors as employees.

Lizette Chapman | Bloomberg News
August 12, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Uber to Sell Software, Starting With Four-Van Transit Service

The Uber car service application. The Uber car service application. (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. is getting into software. The company is making the technology that powers its ride-hailing business available to others, starting with public transit agencies.

Lizette Chapman | Bloomberg News
June 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Cuts 3,000 More Jobs, Closes Offices Amid Pandemic Revamp

Uber said it would eliminate 3,000 more jobs and close some offices. (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. eliminated an additional 3,000 jobs May 18, is closing dozens of offices worldwide and is shutting down many side projects in an effort to weather the coronavirus pandemic that has devastated the ride-hailing business.

Lizette Chapman | Bloomberg News
May 18, 2020
Business, Technology

Uber to Reduce Workforce by 14%, Signals Further Cuts

Uber said it would cut its workforce by 14% due to the coronavirus. Uber said it would cut its workforce by 14% due to the coronavirus. (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. will eliminate 3,700 jobs and permanently close 180 driver service centers, the first in a series of cost-cutting measures to be announced in the next two weeks as a response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lizette Chapman | Bloomberg News
May 6, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Uber Eats Drops Service in Seven Countries

An Uber Eats delivery courier rides a bicycle along a street to make a delivery in Tokyo. An Uber Eats delivery courier rides a bicycle along a street to make a delivery in Tokyo. (Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. took steps to stem losses in its international businesses May 4 as the company rushes to adapt to the new realities of the coronavirus pandemic.

Lizette Chapman | Bloomberg News
May 4, 2020
Business, Logistics

Instacart Doubled Workforce in a Month

The logo for the Instacart application is displayed on an iPhone. (Gabby Jones/Bloomberg News)

Instacart Inc. more than doubled the number of people who pick and deliver groceries to customers over the past few weeks and said it will add an additional 250,000 in the next two months, a response to unprecedented demand for the service.

Lizette Chapman | Bloomberg News
April 23, 2020
Business, Technology

Uber Withdraws Forecast, Will Write Down About $2 Billion

A driver in Los Angeles adjusts his face mask as Uber and Lyft drivers conduct a "caravan protest" outside the California Labor Commissioner's office April 16. A driver in Los Angeles adjusts his face mask as Uber and Lyft drivers conduct a "caravan protest" outside the California Labor Commissioner's office April 16. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Uber Technologies Inc. withdrew its financial guidance for 2020 and said it will write down about $2 billion in investments after the coronavirus pandemic upended the ride-hailing business.

Lizette Chapman | Bloomberg News
April 17, 2020
Business, Logistics

Lyft Suggests Drivers Work for Amazon After Ridership Plummets

A Lyft driver navigates to her passenger in San Francisco. A Lyft driver navigates to her passenger in San Francisco. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Amazon.com Inc. is teaming up with Lyft Inc. on recruiting the ride-hailing company’s drivers to deliver packages and groceries as the pandemic keeps people indoors.

Lizette Chapman | Bloomberg News
March 27, 2020
Business, Technology

Lyft to Cut 2% of Staff in Pursuit of a Profit Next Year

Signage is displayed during the Lyft IPO at the company's service center in Los Angeles in March 2019. Signage is displayed during the Lyft IPO at the company's service center in Los Angeles in March 2019. (Kyle Grillot/Bloomberg News)

Lyft Inc. will eliminate about 90 jobs as the unprofitable ride-booking company seeks to deliver on a promise to stop losing money by the end of next year.

Lizette Chapman | Bloomberg News
January 29, 2020
Business, Technology

Uber Tests Letting Some California Drivers Set Their Own Fares

Uber is testing letting some California drivers set their own fares. A traveler uses a smartphone while waiting for a ride share ride in Oakland in August 2019. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

The feature is being tested across some airport routes “to preserve flexible work” for California drivers, a spokesman said.

Lizette Chapman | Bloomberg News
January 22, 2020

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