Jameis Winston’s NFL friend comes to his Uber-ride defense

Jameis Winston’s old Florida State teammate is coming to his defense. After an Uber driver accused the Buccaneers quarterback of groping her during a 2016 ride, an allegation the NFL has said it is investigating, Ronald Darby said Winston is innocent and the story is “just not true.” “I felt

Softbank says there’s a “possibility’ it won’t invest in Uber

Japan’s SoftBank Group said on Tuesday it was considering investing in Uber Technologies Inc but there was no final agreement at this stage. “If conditions on share price and a minimum of shares are not satisfactory for the SoftBank Group side, there is a possibility the SoftBank Group may

Softbank says there’s a “possibility’ it won’t invest in Uber

Japan’s SoftBank Group said on Tuesday it was considering investing in Uber Technologies Inc but there was no final agreement at this stage. “If conditions on share price and a minimum of shares are not satisfactory for the SoftBank Group side, there is a possibility the SoftBank Group may

Uber board makes peace to clear way for Softbank investment

Uber’s warring board members have struck a peace deal that allows a multibillion-dollar investment by SoftBank Group to proceed, and which would resolve a legal battle between former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and a prominent shareholder. Venture capital firm Benchmark, an early investor with a board seat in the

Billionaire ally of ex-Uber CEO busted on rape charge

A billionaire ally of ex-Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was arrested at a posh London hotel this past May after being accused of rape, according to a police report obtained by The Post. The explosive report says that an unidentified woman walked up to the “front office counter” at a

Uber inks deal with NASA to map aerial taxi routes

It’s the wild blue yonder for Uber. The ride-hailing service signed a deal with NASA on Wednesday to develop software for managing aerial taxi routes — part of its plan to make self-flying cars a reality by 2020. Chief product officer Jeff Holden plans to announce at the Web Summit conference

Tip-stealing Uber passenger identified as Brooklyn teen

A scantily clad woman who appeared to steal an Uber driver’s tip money is an 18-year-old from Brooklyn — who has been ripped on social media for the brazen act, according to a report. The sticky-fingered teen — who calls herself Gabita on Instagram — was identified Tuesday after

Lyft finally opens a permanent office in New York

Lyft is finally opening a permanent office in New York City. Uber’s smaller ride-hailing rival said it will be setting up shop in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood at 245 West 17th St., with employees slated to begin moving in Tuesday. The new, 11,000-square-foot office, which has a capacity for more than

Uber appeals London license ban

LONDON – Uber submitted a court appeal on Friday to overturn a decision by London’s transport regulator that stripped the taxi app of its operating license in one of its most important markets.Transport for London (TfL) shocked the Silicon Valley firm last month by deeming it unfit to run a

Uber appeals London license ban

LONDON – Uber submitted a court appeal on Friday to overturn a decision by London’s transport regulator that stripped the taxi app of its operating license in one of its most important markets.Transport for London (TfL) shocked the Silicon Valley firm last month by deeming it unfit to run a

Waymo demanded $1 billion and an apology from Uber

Alphabet’s Waymo sought at least $1 billion in damages and a public apology from Uber as conditions for settling its high-profile trade secret lawsuit against the ride-services company, sources familiar with the proposal told Reuters.The Waymo self-driving car unit also asked that an independent monitor be appointed to ensure Uber

Stop complaining and tip your driver

Dear John: Alas, pity the poor cab driver who never says hello, good day or good evening (but sometimes grunts if you are lucky), and who 50 percent of the time takes the wrong route to the simplest destination — with or without GPS.And who never opens a door or

The Uber app can secretly spy on iPhone screens

The Uber app for iOS has been given a unique privilege on the operating system which allows the app to spy on the iPhone’s screen, a researcher has discovered. ZDNet reports that the Uber app can read the screen buffer in iOS, allowing it to view and potentially record anything

Uber directors weighing moves to curb ex-CEO’s clout

Directors at Uber plan to vote on board reforms and whether to pursue a major stock deal with SoftBank Group on Tuesday, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing sources familiar with the matter.The moves could potentially reshape the ride-hailing company’s governance, limiting co-founder and former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick’s power as

Uber’s new CEO heading to London in bid to save license

The new chief executive of Uber will meet the head of London’s transport system next week to try to retain the license for its ride hailing service in the British capital.Transport for London (TfL), which regulates and operates the transport network in one of the world’s richest cities, stunned the

Uber driver stabbed in alleged road rage incident

An Uber driver was stabbed in an apparent road rage incident in Midtown on Thursday afternoon, witnesses said.The stabbing happened in front of 135 W. 50th St. around 3:45 p.m., authorities said.The victim, who was driving a silver SUV with an Uber sticker in the windshield, was stabbed in the

CIty Council weighs yellow cab bailouts, restrictions on Uber and Lyft

The City Council is weighing a major bailout of the yellow-cab industry, with possible restrictions and surcharges on rivals such as Uber and Lyft.Several dozen beleaguered taxi-medallion owners flocked to a council Transportation Committee hearing Monday to complain that the ride-share apps have caused a 90 percent drop in the

Uber CEO apologizes to London

Uber’s new boss apologized to Londoners for the taxi app’s mistakes and pledged to make changes as the Silicon Valley firm tries to overturn a decision to strip it of its license in one of its major markets.The British capital’s transport regulator on Friday deemed Uber unfit to run a

Uber CEO apologizes to London

Uber’s new boss apologized to Londoners for the taxi app’s mistakes and pledged to make changes as the Silicon Valley firm tries to overturn a decision to strip it of its license in one of its major markets.The British capital’s transport regulator on Friday deemed Uber unfit to run a