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Self-Driving Cars Should Not Excite You, Not Yet

Self-driving cars are a reality, companies such as Tesla and Google have been at the fore front pushing for this technology. We already have...

Google Maps Aims To Be The Easiest Way To Hail An Uber

Google's new update for Maps ensures that you'd never want to use Uber Again
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Uber Announces Redesigned Mobile Apps That Feature Machine Learning And More

Uber has announced a redesigned user interface for its mobile apps which include several new features.

Kenya Revenue Authority exempts Hailing Services from VAT payments, Owners to bear Burden

This move may prove unpopular with traditional taxi owners

You can now Schedule Your Uber Ride in Kenya

Uber in Nairobi in January 2015, and the service has is now quite popular among users. Uber has so far completed over 1 Million rides...

Uber and Rival, Careem Suspend Services in Abu Dhabi

Uber and its rival Careem have suspended services in the Capital of United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi following clashes with regulators. The two have...

Uber Users can Now Dial an Uber in India

A few weeks back, Uber announced it was exiting its operations in China by selling them to its main rival Didi Chuaxing. The strategic...

Why Uber slashed its Prices by 35% in Nairobi

A few weeks back, Safaricom launched Little Cabs, a taxi hailing service  in collaboration with Craft Silicon. Little Cabs , was meant to cut...
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What Next for Small Players in Kenya’s Taxi Hailing Business?

The Kenyan taxi hailing space has been heating up with the entry of new players by the day. What factors will decide the winners going forward?

Uber launches in Thika, its 3rd City in Kenya

Uber launched in Nairobi in January 2015, and the service became a hit among the expatriate community and Nairobi’s tech savvy users. The service...
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Uber Will Soon Let You Book a Ride in Advance

Uber has announced a major change to how you hail cabs on its famous location based platform: You will now be able to schedule...

Uber Launches Operations in Accra, its 8th City in Sub-Saharan Africa

Uber has been rapidly expanding in Sub-Sahara Africa and currently operates in 8 cities in 5 Sub-Saharan Africa nations.  Just last week, Uber launched...

Uber Riders Who Make Drivers Wait Over 2 minutes Will Now Be Fined

Uber has today announced a raft of new measures aimed at improving the experience for its driver partners. The moves include driver destinations, where...

Uber users in Kampala will get 4 days of Free Rides following Launch

A while back, we told you that Uber was  planning to venture into three Sub-Saharan markets of Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda.  The taxi hailing service...

Uber in Kshs 10 Billion Asset Financing Deal with Sidian Bank to allow its Drivers Buy Vehicles

Uber launched operations in Kenya about 15 months ago and has made significant inroads in the market including growing its  presence in two cities....

Nairobi Tech Spaces: Nairobi Garage // Westlands

Nairobi, a city known for its catastrophic traffic, fast paced dwellers, and home grown national park is most importantly growing a reputation of being...

Uber’s original free ride offer is back after slashing it by half a while ago

Uber, the popular taxi hailing service has one strategy that has attracted a lot of users on their platform: Free rides. This varies from...
Uber promo code for Nairobi

Uber is offering a discount on rides in Nairobi this weekend.

Uber, the global taxi hailing service has been a force in recent times and has shaken the taxi industry since its formation way back...
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Uber Kenya is partnering with WEEE Centre to get rid of e-waste on Earth Day

Earth Day is on April 22nd and it is the day people from around the world support environmental protection efforts in a bid to...

Six to Face Attempted Murder Charges over Attacks on Uber Driver in Nairobi

Earlier this year, taxi drivers in Nairobi launched attacks against Uber driver partners. The  drivers were protesting increasing  competition from the taxi hailing service....

Kenya’s Pewin Cabs Application an Example of a Well Thought Out Application

Pewin is a cab company started by a couple back in 2008 that has been pretty successful in the taxi industry. They have had...

Uber’s new feature will allow you to pay for someone’s ride from your account

Uber, the widely known taxi hailing service is less than a decade old but has totally revolutionized how we use taxis. The benefits have...

Google to Add Dedicated Tab for Ride Sharing Services on Maps App

Google will soon start rolling out new versions of Google Maps, its maps, transit and navigation service, to users of its mobile apps on...

Uber to launch in Ghana, Uganda & Tanzania as Nairobi hits 100,000 Monthly Users

This week, we told you that Uber was set to launch operations in Mombasa, marking the second city of operation in Kenya.  Uber operates...
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The Regulatory Arbitrage that is Today’s Tech Businesses

The internet is arguably one of the best, if not the best creation of humanity. The opportunities that have been created and those yet...
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Making Sense of Uber vs. Regular Taxi Hullabaloo in Kenya

It has been all over the news over the last couple of weeks. Regular taxi operators are complaining that Uber cabs are ‘ruining’ their existing...

Taxi Drivers Aren’t The Only People Who Should Be Angry About Uber

Uber has been a point of contention for the past couple of weeks due to the ‘eruption’ of the growing anger of people in...

Taxi Drivers in Nairobi to hold Protests in 7 days if Uber fails to Exit Market

The contretemps between taxi drivers and Uber partners in Nairobi continue to escalate. Earlier in the week, we told you of growing dissent among local...

Taxi Drivers attacks against Uber in Nairobi now Escalating

Uber launched in Nairobi in January 2015, and the service became a hit among the expatriate community and Nairobi’s tech savvy users. The taxi...

Taxi Drivers in France still Protesting Uber’s Disruption

This week, local newspaper Business Daily carried reports that taxi drivers in Kenya were protesting the disruption of their business by taxi hailing service...
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