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Visa, Uber, and PayPal Are Reportedly Backing Facebook's Cryptocurrency

After months of rumors, it appears a Facebook cryptocurrency is imminent. Reports last week said its planned launch is slated for June 18, and now it appears that the cryptocurrency, Libra, has some legit backers, according to the Wall Stre...

Visa, Uber, and PayPal Are Reportedly Backing Facebook's Cryptocurrency

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WSJ: Facebook's cryptocurrency finds backing from PayPal and Uber Facebook has secured some pretty big backers for Project Libra, according to The Wall Street Journal. PayPal, Uber, Visa and Mastercard are reportedl...
07:48 2019-06-14

Facebook’s Libra currency gets backing from MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and more Today, Facebook finally announced its long-rumored cryptocurrency platform, Calibra. Some speculated that the company would rely on outside firms and...
08:32 2019-06-18

Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency: How It Stacks Up to Bitcoin and PayPal In many ways, Libra appears to operate more like existing web-payment systems, such as PayPal, than bitcoin. Here’s how Facebook’s new system compare...
08:16 2019-06-28

Facebook reportedly launching new cryptocurrency in June Facebook is expected to announce its digital currency at some point this month, as the social network company has found outside backers that will hel...
16:32 2019-06-08

Facebook reportedly courting help from Winklevoss twins for its cryptocurrency As Facebook continues to poke around at the possibility of creating its own digital currency, it's created the possibility for the unlikeliest o...
19:32 2019-05-24

Facebook will reportedly launch cryptocurrency 'GlobalCoin' in 2020 Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Facebook is reportedly developing a digital payments system that will be rolled out in several countries by the first q...
19:32 2019-05-25

Japan reportedly pushes 'international network for cryptocurrency payments' As governments around the world try to figure out how to deal with everything from Bitcoin to Facebook's Libra, Japan has usually been a step or...
06:16 2019-07-18

Messaging app Line is reportedly launching a cryptocurrency exchange in Japan soon Japanese messaging company Line Corp is reportedly gearing up to launch a cryptocurrency exchange,  The report comes just days after fellow tech gian...
10:32 2019-06-20

Here are the executives leading Facebook's cryptocurrency project, reportedly coming this month There are now more than 100 people working on Facebook's blockchain project, and the company has job listings for more than 40 additional positi...
16:16 2019-06-06

Uber drivers are reportedly manipulating the app to create artificial surge pricing Surge pricing is a frustrating, but understandable, compromise that we have to deal with in order to have affordable rides at our beck and call every...
19:48 2019-06-14

Cboe Global Markets Plans Listing of Options on Uber Technologies, Inc. (UBER), on Thursday, May 16 CHICAGO – May 14, 2019 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today said it plans to ...
08:31 2019-05-21

Uber just launched an Amazon-like feature that could help it cash in on millennials' mobile-shopping addiction (UBER) Matt Cardy / Stringer / Getty Images Uber has announced a new partnership with Cargo for an in-car shopping experience. By downloading the app and ...
18:48 2019-07-17

See inside Uber's first passenger drone, which could eventually fly passengers at 150 mph while burning no fossil fuels (UBER) Uber Uber is unveiling its first visions for passenger aircraft. The company hopes to offer air services beyond helicopters as early as 2023. We spo...
06:16 2019-06-12

Traders have a $1.5 billion bet riding against Uber (UBER, LYFT) Carlo Allegri/Reuters Short-sellers have ramped up their bets against Uber to $1.5 billion. Borrowing of Uber shares has surged by more than 160% in...
21:48 2019-05-28

Uber Lit $1 Billion on Fire Last Quarter Because That's What Uber Does In its first earnings as a public company, Uber posted losses of $1 billion over the previous quarter, more or less matching investor expectations, b...
18:32 2019-05-30

Businesses can now accept PayPal through Google Pay in 24 countries In all 24 countries where PayPal's integrated with Google Pay, businesses can now optionally accept PayPal with Google Pay through their apps or webs...
16:32 2019-06-20

PayPal expands access to its ecommerce platform to SMBs Small businesses will soon be able to take advantage of the same online shopping infrastructure used by Instagram and Facebook as PayPal has announce...
20:32 2019-06-03

“Aussie PayPal” Explodes Higher: These Were the Warning Signs The guidelines that are laid out in the Wall Street classic book, Elliott Wave Principle, are there for a reason: They work. Of course, no forecastin...
13:16 2019-05-21

Stocks to Watch: UnitedHealth, PayPal, Sprouts Farmers Market, and More Companies with shares expected to trade actively in Friday’s session include UnitedHealth, PayPal, Sprouts Farmers Market, Walmart, and LSC Communica...
10:32 2019-06-21

PayPal backs Swedish financial tech startup Tink PayPal Holdings Inc has invested 10 million euros ($11.2 million) in Tink, a Swedish company that enables banks and financial technology startups to ...
01:16 2019-06-04

PayPal investing about $11 million in Swedish financial tech start-up Tink PayPal Holdings has invested 10 million euros ($11.2 million) in Tink, a Swedish company that enables banks and financial technology start-ups to acc...
01:32 2019-06-04

PayPal launches international money transfer service Xoom across Europe U.S. payments company PayPal is expanding further in Europe by launching its international money transfers service Xoom in Britain and 31 other count...
20:48 2019-07-15

'Uber Copters': Uber will offer $200 helicopter flights in New York City this summer Uber announced that active users will get access to Uber Copter, a new service from Manhattan to the John F. Kennedy International Airport.  &#...
01:32 2019-06-07

|Visa,Mastercard,PayPaljoinFacebooktoformcryptoeffort If Facebook’s new digital currency goes according to plan, it could one day compete with payment giants Visa, Mastercard and PayPal. But for now, all...
08:48 2019-06-19

PayPal intros B2B commerce platform for marketplaces, e-commerce providers The PayPal Commerce Platform bundles together PayPal's AI and machine learning-powered fraud and risk protection tools, its compliance services, and ...
13:00 2019-06-03

US Says It Has No plans To Cap H-1B Work Visa Programme The Trump administration has no plans to cap H-1B work visas for nations that force foreign companies to store data locally, the State Department sai...
20:32 2019-06-20

Want a US visa? Fork over your social media details first Trump administration’s latest move to vet people during the visa process is to ask for their emails and social media handles. And according to a repo...
08:48 2019-06-03

Visa is aiming to make B2B payments simple The world of B2B payments could be about to get a lot simpler for businesses of all sizes thanks to a new release from Visa.The new Visa B2B Connect ...
11:32 2019-06-11

Investors Bet That Visa, Mastercard Can Stand Up to Libra Investors are betting that Facebook’s efforts to create a blockchain-based payments system won’t threaten credit-card companies’ winning streak—at le...
14:32 2019-06-18

Google announces customers can now use PayPal with Google Pay Google has just announced it has expanded its partnership with PayPal to provide merchants with more ways to accept payments online. Starting next we...
06:16 2019-06-22

U.S. Requiring Social Media Information From Visa Applicants The State Department is asking visa applicants to submit social media accounts that they have used in the past five years under a new policy that too...
18:16 2019-06-02

10% Fall In H-1B Visa Approvals In 2018, Says Issuing Authority In US The year 2018 registered a sharp 10 per cent decline in the approval of H-1B visa, which is popular among highly-skilled Indian IT professionals, acc...
03:48 2019-06-05

U.S. has no plans to cap H-1B work visa program: State Department The Trump administration has no plans to cap H-1B work visas for nations that force foreign companies to store data locally, the State Department sai...
23:48 2019-06-20

US Firm To Pay Over $1 Million Due To H-1B Visa Holders Including Indians An American employment service company has agreed to pay USD 1.1 million in back wages to nearly 600 H-1B employees, a large number of whom are highl...
03:48 2019-06-05

Social Media Screening Will Now Affect Nearly All U.S. Visa Applicants U.S. State Department requests for some visa applicants to hand over information related to their various social media accounts will now extend to ne...
21:32 2019-06-03

Brazil lifts visa requirement for citizens of four countries Good news for tourists who hail from the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia. Brazil is allowing visitors from those four countries to come fo...
12:16 2019-06-17

US Demands Social Media Details From Visa Applicants Nearly all applicants of US visas will have to provide information on their use of social media under the new rules adopted to enhance vetting of for...
05:48 2019-06-03

US Now Seeking Social Media Details From All Visa Applicants WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email a...
12:48 2019-06-01

US grants visa to Iran's Zarif for UN meeting this week The United States has granted a visa to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to attend a U.N. meeting in New York this week, two sources fam...
13:48 2019-07-14

US now requires social media info for visa applications If you want to stay in the US, you'll likely have to share your internet presence. As proposed in March 2018 (and to some extent in 2015), the ...
08:32 2019-06-02

"We Are Not Criminals": Polish Woman Tweets Visa Request To PM Again A Polish woman and her 11-year-old daughter, who have been blacklisted by the Ministry of External Affairs over visa-related discrepancies, on Tuesda...
00:48 2019-06-12

U.S. and Russia trade accusations over 'visa war' as ties fray The United States and Russia on Wednesday accused each other of using children as political hostages after dozens of teachers at an English-language ...
13:16 2019-07-17

Iran not backing down, says top US commander THE THREAT REMAINS: The top commander of U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf region says the threat from Iran that prompted the deployment of reinforceme...
15:48 2019-06-07

Stranded in Pakistan: why did the Home Office deny a baby a visa? Nina Saleh, a British resident for 20 years, travelled to Pakistan to adopt a baby and was then repeatedly denied a visa, leaving her trapped abroad ...
23:32 2019-07-21

"Daughter In Depression": Polish Woman In Plea To PM For Visa Renewal Polish national Marta Kotlarska, whose 11-year-old daughter Alicja Wanatko had written to PM Modi and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar for help...
13:01 2019-06-05

U.S. now requiring nearly all visa applicants to submit social media details The State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone...
15:48 2019-06-01

India Lodges Protest With Pak Over Refusal To Grant Visa To 87 Pilgrims India has lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over its refusal to grant visa to 87 Indian pilgrims who wanted to visit the neighbouring country to ...
17:16 2019-06-14

U.S. grants visa to Iran's Zarif for U.N. meeting this week: sources The United States has granted a visa to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to attend a U.N. meeting in New York this week, two sources fam...
15:48 2019-07-14

Chile offers 'democratic responsibility visa' to Venezuelan migrants Venezuelans seeking refuge in Chile can request a "democratic responsibility visa" at any Chilean consulate in the world, and not just in their homel...
16:48 2019-06-22

The U.S. and Iran Are Backing Down From a Fight, Rhetorically The U.S. and Iran moved to defuse rising tensions Friday after a tense 24 hours in which the world waited to see if President Donald Trump would auth...
16:00 2019-06-21

Visa Delays at Backlogged Immigration Service Strand International Students The Citizenship and Immigration Services agency has increased processing times for applications from international students seeking summer jobs, leav...
15:00 2019-06-16

Visa expands women's soccer effort ahead of World Cup Visa will be the presenting sponsor of the player of the match award at the Women's World Cup in France, agreed to a five-year sponsorship with ...
09:32 2019-05-30

Pak Agrees To Visa-Free Access To Kartarpur, No "Anti-India Activities" India on Sunday handed over a dossier to Pakistan about individuals and organisations based in the neighbouring country which might try to disrupt pi...
22:32 2019-07-14

3 years later, Visa’s blockchain-powered payment network finally goes live Visa’s blockchain-powered B2B payments product has finally gone live after almost three years in the making. First made public in October 2016, the V...
14:32 2019-06-12

US denies German-Iranian father visa needed to attend son's funeral The US consulate accused a German-Iranian father of using his late son's funeral as an excuse to migrate to the US. Seyed Shahram Iranbomy was denied...
01:16 2019-07-06

Congressman claims he was indicted for backing Trump A California congressman charged with using campaign donations to fund personal expenses and extramarital affairs claims he was targeted by liberal p...
12:32 2019-06-27

Why Students for Life is backing paid leave Advocates for the anti-abortion organization Students for Life of America met with lawmakers this week to make the case for Republicans backing paid ...
22:16 2019-05-24

Fed's Powell, in Trump's crosshairs, gets backing from Congress Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell came to Capitol Hill on Wednesday with two goals: cementing the case for an interest rate cut at the end of th...
13:32 2019-07-10

Chad Wheeler not backing down from Giants’ job battle: ‘Still here’ The flowing hair of Chad Wheeler escapes out the back of his helmet and falls haphazardly onto his shoulders. It is a considerable length yet not the...
00:48 2019-06-03

Trump isn’t backing down in battle with ‘Squad’ Dems President Trump on Tuesday launched a fresh round of attacks on four “radical left” freshman female lawmakers, asking why Democrats didn’t rush to “r...
23:32 2019-07-16

Pompeo grants visa to Iran’s top diplomat to visit New York but limits his movements Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was given a visa to honor U.S. commitments to the United Nations, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said i...
02:00 2019-07-15

Trump Administration's Visa Delays Are Leaving International Students Stranded and Broke International students are begging their universities for a solution after increasing processing times for work visas through U.S. Citizenship and Im...
14:48 2019-06-17

U.S. work visa caps to squeeze businesses, jobs: India IT lobby group The United States' plans to cap H1-B work visas, used by Indian IT firms to send employees there, would imply a "further crunch" for businesses to ac...
09:16 2019-06-20

US May Deny Visa To Saudi Royal Family Members Over Human Rights Record Senate Republicans seeking a way to punish Saudi Arabia over its human rights record without provoking a veto by President Donald Trump are trying a ...
00:32 2019-07-11

Delivery startup Rappi partners with Visa to offer pre-paid cards in Brazil Delivery startup Rappi is partnering with Visa Inc to offer a prepaid card linked to its digital wallet in Brazil, expanding the product's rollout fr...
18:48 2019-06-19

Give illegal immigrants a 10-year visa ‘immediately,’ 2020 Dem Hickenlooper says: report The estimated 11 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S. should be granted 10-year visas “immediately,” a Democrat seeking the party’s 2020 pre...
05:32 2019-06-22

Denied Visa Extension, Padma Shri Winner Says Will Return Award: Report External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has sought a report today after a German Padma Shri awardee threatened to return her award, reportedly over b...
17:48 2019-05-26

Unborn Baby Dies While Mother Waits For Visa To Cross Border Into Chile Chilean officials said on Saturday that the unborn baby of a Venezuelan migrant had died while the woman waited for the appropriate visa to cross the...
01:16 2019-07-14

Michael Sheen: Why I’m backing Cardiff’s Homeless World Cup Hollywood actor hopes tournament can help highlight poverty in WalesMichael Sheen, star of Good Omens and Masters of Sex, is this weekend preparing f...
11:32 2019-07-13

Labour take action over MP backing anti-LGBT protest A Labour MP will be spoken to by the party's chief whip after telling campaigners protesting against LGBT teaching at a primary school: "You're right...
09:16 2019-06-09

Brexit: Corbyn under pressure to clarify backing for second vote Facing a Boris Johnson premiership, Labour shadow cabinet to debate its stanceJeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet is set to debate Brexit on Monday, as th...
17:48 2019-06-14

Trump: Iran 'better be careful' after backing away further from nuclear deal President Trump lobbed a strong warning to Iran on Sunday after the rogue nation announced it had ratcheted up its uranium enrichment beyond the limi...
00:01 2019-07-08

Tech investor backing bid to buy W magazine from Condé Nast Tech investor Eric Crown is backing a bid by Marc Lotenberg, chief executive of Surface Media, to buy glossy fashion title W magazine from Condé Nast...
06:48 2019-05-25

Macron floats backing Merkel as head of EU's executive arm French President Emmanuel Macron says he would support German Chancellor Angela Merkel if she wanted to be the head of the European Union's executive...
16:32 2019-06-11

Trump accuses China of backing away from trade deal President Trump claimed Wednesday that the U.S. had a trade deal with China mostly complete in late April before Beijing tried to walk back concessio...
19:48 2019-06-12

BJP Set To Clinch A Rajya Sabha Seat From Odisha With BJD Backing The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday named Ashwini Baishnab, a former bureaucrat, as its candidate for the Rajya Sabha bypolls in Odisha, with the st...
13:16 2019-06-21

Bernie Sanders inches toward backing impeaching Trump Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday inched closer to supporting impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, saying "it may be time" for the ...
03:48 2019-05-23

AOC's Dem rival, Joe Crowley, now backing candidate against hers in New York DA race Former U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley may get his revenge by proxy on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a district attorney race -- after being embarrassingly ...
07:32 2019-06-21

Donald Trump offers his backing to Boris Johnson to become PM US president says Conservative party leadership frontrunner will ‘straighten out’ BrexitDonald Trump has offered his backing to Boris Johnson, the fr...
15:48 2019-07-19

Arizona family in police confrontation gets backing from Jay-Z group A philanthropy affiliated with Jay-Z's Roc Nation, said it is offering support an Arizona family after a confrontation with police in Phoenix last mo...
04:16 2019-06-18

Why aren't Hong Kong's protesters backing down? – podcast Millions of people have taken to the streets over the past three weeks in opposition to an extradition law. The Guardian correspondent Emma Graham-Ha...
16:32 2019-06-27

Canada should improve protections for temporary residents amid visa application surge: advocates Federal officials say the surge is due in part to an increase in international tourism in Canada — something the federal government has been trying h...
01:16 2019-05-24

Joe Biden stirs anger by backing 40-year-old 'discriminatory' abortion law Campaign confirms Biden still supports the Hyde amendment, a law that bars the government from paying for abortion servicesReproductive rights groups...
22:48 2019-06-05

Dem rivals rebuke Biden for not backing abortion rule repeal Joe Biden is under fire from his Democratic presidential rivals and women's rights advocates for his contorted defense of a decades-old prohibition o...
17:32 2019-06-05

Senator probing federal backing of loans to Subway franchisees Fast-food chain Subway has raised the ire of a US senator, The Post has learned. US Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) is investigating the federal...
00:16 2019-05-23

State GOP blast Dems over backing controversial bail reform law ALBANY — Democratic lawmakers are having buyers remorse after voting for a law that allows many criminal defendants to be released without bail pendi...
03:16 2019-06-11

First gay couple to play Wimbledon doubles call for backing from the sport Alison van Uytvanck and Greet Minnen say support for same-sex relationships in tennis would help male playersThe first openly gay couple to team up i...
20:16 2019-07-03

Boeing seen winning renewed backing from 737 buyer at air show - source Boeing may win a significant reconfirmation of support from a buyer of the 737 MAX passenger jet at the Paris Airshow on Tuesday, an industry source ...
11:32 2019-06-18

Ajit Pai works to cap funding for rural and poor people, gets GOP backing Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | metamorworks) The Federal Communications Commission has preliminarily voted to cap spending on the FCC's Universal ...
10:16 2019-06-04

Exclusive: FCA discusses improved Renault merger bid to win French backing Fiat Chrysler is discussing a Renault special dividend and stronger job guarantees in a bid to persuade the French government to back its proposed me...
19:32 2019-06-02

Iowa man charged after backing over child with lawnmower while intoxicated, police say Tanner J. Miller, who was driving the lawnmower at the child's home when he backed over the child, was charged with operating while intoxicated....
18:32 2019-06-07

Trump appeals ruling backing subpoenas for bank records NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump are appealing a judge’s refusal to block congressional subpoenas seeking some of his financi...
14:48 2019-05-24

Cuomo — at odds with AOC — defends backing Katz in Queens DA race Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended his endorsement of Melinda Katz for Queens District Attorney in a proxy battle with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is ...
23:32 2019-06-04

Solskjaer Happy With Manchester United Backing, Expects More New Signings Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is happy with the recruitment of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James in a change of strategy in the transfer market, focused on y...
23:32 2019-07-05

Seagate’s compact, budget hard drives are perfect for backing up data on the go If you need to back up your data for work, school, or play, there are loads of hard drives out there waiting to be filled to the brim with your preci...
14:32 2019-06-07

Von der Leyen, nominee to head EU executive, rushes to seek parliament backing EU member governments' surprise nominee for president of the European Union's executive, Germany's Ursula Von der Leyen, will seek support in the EU ...
05:48 2019-07-03

Saudi Arabia defends letter backing China's Xinjiang policy Saudi Arabia on Thursday defended signing a letter along with 36 other countries in support of China's policies in its western region of Xinjiang, wh...
22:00 2019-07-18

Trump slams Dems for backing health care for undocumented immigrants President Trump blasted the contestants in the second Democratic Presidential after they proposed supporting health care coverage for undocumented im...
22:16 2019-06-27

Megan Rapinoe not backing off anti-White House visit stance Megan Rapinoe stands by almost every word she said. The U.S. Women’s National Team captain, who drew the ire of President Trump when video was ...
18:48 2019-06-27

Backing Stewart, junior defense minister Ellwood says Johnson needs to be tested Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, should be tested in the leadership contest and the person to challenge him is i...
05:32 2019-06-16

FCA-Renault deal revival hinges on Nissan backing, French role Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley may have met with Renault executives in Paris to begin new talks over a merger between the two automakers, an Italian n...
08:16 2019-06-16

Opinion: US women aren't backing off at World Cup as they dominate Chile Carli Lloyd becomes the first player with a goal in six consecutive World Cup games in the Americans' 3-0 rout against Chile on Sunday.  &...
15:48 2019-06-16

Trump mulls backing Justin Amash primary challenger: report President Trump has reportedly discussed the possibility of backing a primary challenger to Republican Rep. Justin Amash who came out in favor of imp...
07:16 2019-06-13

Backing Stewart, junior defence minister Ellwood says Johnson needs to be tested Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, should be tested in the leadership contest and the person to challenge him is i...
07:48 2019-06-16

Trump Administration to Require Visa Applicants to List 'Social Media Identifiers,' Previous Phone Numbers According to CBS News, the State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for United States visas to submit their social media usernames, pr...
23:32 2019-06-01

AMI investor may join group backing Jimmy Cohen’s National Enquirer deal Meet the new boss, same as the old boss? Leon Cooperman, the investor who heads Omega Advisors and owns about 10% of American Media Inc., may join th...
05:16 2019-05-22

Sajid Javid wins backing of Ruth Davidson for Tory party leader Sajid Javid's leadership campaign has received a boost with an endorsement from Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson, who has said he would make a "Pri...
07:00 2019-06-09

Joe Biden lines up backing from Paramount CEO after losing bundler in wake of debate performance Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos plans to help Biden's fundraising battle, a sign that many top financial supporters are shrugging off recent negati...
13:32 2019-07-02

A GOP governor wants to cancel a Nike contract after flag-shoe flap, but the city it’s headed for isn’t backing down Even though prominent Republicans across the country have threatened to boycott Nike after it canceled an American-flag-themed sneaker, a small city ...
05:00 2019-07-03

Trump doubles down on backing Boris Johnson as next British prime minister ahead of UK visit President Trump, in an interview published Saturday, doubled down on his backing of former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to replace outgoing Prime ...
16:32 2019-06-01

City simulator wins venture capital backing as investors seek driverless car exposure Venture capital investors backed Immense Simulations, a British software company which creates interactive replicas of cities, on Tuesday in the late...
09:32 2019-05-21

Yves Guillemot interview — Ubisoft is backing new platforms like Google Stadia to expand gaming Yves Guillemot wants gaming to reach billions more people. That's why the CEO of Ubisoft, one of the world's biggest video game companies, welcomes c...
15:48 2019-06-09

Alan Dershowitz says he'd support Biden over Trump in 2020, but backing Bernie would be a 'real dilemma' Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz said on Thursday he would back former Vice President Joe Biden over President Trump if the two were facing off ...
22:00 2019-06-13

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's Approach to Interest-Rate Policy Wins Bipartisan Backing President Trump’s relentless public criticism of the man he picked to run the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, isn’t broadly shared by lawmakers who c...
13:32 2019-07-09

Heidi Allen offered to quit as ChangeUK leader in tactical voting row about Remainers backing Lib Dems Heidi Allen says she offered to quit as Change UK's leader in a row over whether Remainers should back the Liberal Democrats outside London and south...
19:32 2019-05-22

Trump, 'not backing down' in effort to count citizens amid census fight, announces executive order President Trump, speaking at the White House on Thursday, announced that he would "immediately" issue an executive order to get an accurate count of ...
19:16 2019-07-11

Soccer: Visa partners with U.S. Soccer to boost women's program ahead of World Cup Visa on Thursday announced a "substantial investment" in the future of women's soccer as they agreed a five-year partnership with the U.S. Soccer Fed...
10:16 2019-05-30

Mother of 'El Chapo' granted a visa by U.S. to visit convicted son in prison, she says Mother of infamous drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman says she was granted a visa by the U.S. Embassy in Mexico to visit her son in prison. ...
01:16 2019-06-03

Labour MP Roger Godsiff to be 'reminded of MP responsibilities' by chief whip for backing anti-LGBT protesters Labour MP Roger Godsiff will given a dressing down by the party's chief whip and "reminded of his responsibilities as an MP" over his support for cam...
12:16 2019-06-09

Cryptocurrency 101: What every business needs to know There’s promise and peril in the still-evolving world of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether. Here's everything individuals and businesses nee...
17:16 2019-06-18

If Uber Wants It, It's Bad If you are negotiating with someone, and they are willing to make concessions as long as they keep one, single, big thing, then that is the thing tha...
12:32 2019-06-14

Cryptocurrency Derivatives Face U.K. Ban A British regulator proposed a ban on selling derivatives based on bitcoin and other digital currencies to individual investors, calling these produc...
13:00 2019-07-04

You can now buy shares in this brewery using cryptocurrency Paying for coffee with Bitcoin is a common trope in the cryptocurrency industry, but what about beer? More specifically, what about buying shares of ...
15:48 2019-07-05

Everything You Need to Know About Facebook's Upcoming Cryptocurrency In case you hadn’t heard, Facebook’s working on a cryptocurrency. There have been plenty of rumors floating around on the secretive project, codename...
19:16 2019-06-07

FCA proposes ban on cryptocurrency products Financial Conduct Authority says crypto-assets are ill-suited to small investors and very volatileThe UK’s markets regulator has proposed a ban on fi...
11:48 2019-07-03

What is Libra? All you need to know about Facebook's new cryptocurrency Facebook claims it wants to reach people without access to a bank account, and that Libra is the best wayOn Tuesday, Facebook announced a digital cur...
09:48 2019-06-18

Facebook's New Cryptocurrency Gets Big Backers Facebook has signed up more than a dozen companies including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to back the new cryptocurrency that the social-media g...
18:48 2019-06-13

AT&T now accepts cryptocurrency, and it’s probably a bad idea American cell network operator AT&T has announced it’s accepting cryptocurrency as an online payment option. AT&T says it will be offering the paymen...
05:16 2019-05-24

Facebook's New Cryptocurrency, Libra, Gets Big Backers Facebook has signed up more than a dozen companies including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to back the new cryptocurrency that the social-media g...
22:16 2019-06-13

Cryptocurrency Is "Not Money", Says Donald Trump US President Donald Trump expressed his mistrust of cryptocurrency Thursday, saying it was "not money" and warning that those wishing to join the tra...
09:48 2019-07-12

Government Panel Recommends Ban On Cryptocurrency The panel was set up in 2017 by the then finance minister, Arun Jaitley, after reports of extensive money laundering with the use of digital currenci...
12:48 2019-07-22

Facebook to launch cryptocurrency for FB users Facebook unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency for its 2 billion-plus users worldwide. The currency, called Libra, coul...
02:48 2019-06-19

The Morning After: Facebook is launching its own cryptocurrency Happy Wednesday to you. If you're a Firefox user, update your browser. We'll wait. If you're into crypto, read up on Facebook's o...
07:32 2019-06-19

Facebook could announce its own cryptocurrency next month Public interest in cryptocurrency could be set for a rebound as social media giant Facebook is planning to announce its own digital coin later this m...
17:16 2019-06-06

Libras unhappy with name for new Facebook cryptocurrency Facebook's new Libra cryptocurrency won't be seen until next year, but an unusual chorus of criticism is already being heard -- specifically, from pe...
17:48 2019-06-19

Indian Panel Recommends Cryptocurrency Ban An Indian government panel has recommended banning all private cryptocurrencies and a jail term of up to 10 years and heavy fines for anyone dealing ...
02:48 2019-07-23

Facebook's cryptocurrency may debut this month Facebook's long-rumored cryptocurrency may be on the cusp of launching, and with a few twists to boot. The Information sources say the digital ...
21:32 2019-06-05

Rick Santorum Is a Cryptocurrency Guy Now, Apparently In what is either an incredible blockchain-enabled monetization opportunity or a sign that perhaps the gears are finally starting to fall out of this...
00:00 2019-06-12

Tech Tips: Cryptocurrency Business One major tech giant is trying to get into the cryptocurrency business, News 4 Tucson’s Quincey Hobbs takes a closer look on how it works. Lear...
23:32 2019-07-05

Why (Almost) Everybody Hates Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Libra Facebook Inc. says its mission is to “bring the world closer together.” Its plans to launch a digital currency called Libra have succeeded in uniting...
04:48 2019-07-16

What’s a cryptocurrency exit scam and how do I spot one? Welcome to Hard Fork Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and info to keep you up to date in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. Google...
14:32 2019-07-16

The FBI wants help from victims of QuadrigaCX's cryptocurrency collapse Remember that wild cryptocurrency story from earlier this year? The one where a Canadian exchange shut down shortly after co-founder and CEO Gerald C...
07:32 2019-06-05

Facebook’s ‘cryptocurrency’ Libra has nothing to do with Bitcoin Facebook's Libra is not a cryptocurrency and won't offer the kinds of protections that Bitcoin does. It's a way for Facebook to track what you buy.Re...
10:32 2019-07-05

Facebook is already awash with fraudulent ads about its own cryptocurrency Facebook revealed its cryptocurrency plans just a month ago, and already it's the subject of a wave of fraudulent ads. As The Washington Post re...
10:32 2019-07-23

Facebook reveals new Libra cryptocurrency Facebook has finally taken the wraps off its long-awaited cryptocurrency.The social media giant has revealed that it will be launching the new Libra ...
08:16 2019-06-18

It sure looks like Apple is gearing up for more cryptocurrency apps At this year’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) the company is set to announce the release of “CryptoKit;” a cryptography-oriented tool k...
13:00 2019-06-05

Facebook set for grilling on Libra cryptocurrency Facebook is set to face further scrutiny on its ambitions to launch a cryptocurrency after "very serious concerns" were raised by senior US governmen...
12:32 2019-07-16

AT&T is the first major US wireless carrier to let you pay via cryptocurrency If you’re an AT&T mobile customer, and you have some extra bitcoin lying around that you’re not doing anything with, you can now use it t...
19:48 2019-05-24

Nonprofits using cryptocurrency to help needy Venezuelans BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela — Andreina Cordero started the year skipping meals so her three kids could eat. Her husband, a construction worker, was out o...
18:00 2019-05-22

The Cryptocurrency That's Leading the Pack in 2019 Our Cryptocurrency analysis showed subscribers a bullish Elliott Wave trade set-up on Cardano's price chart, namely: A third wave. See it for yoursel...
19:32 2019-05-21

Should Uber Bar Felons From Becoming Drivers? The tight U.S. labor market is pushing more employers to consider hiring nontraditional candidates, including some with criminal records. That is int...
05:01 2019-05-22

Uber will now kick you off its app if your rating is too low According to an app researcher Jane Manchun Wong with a history of impressive scoops that come from her constant reverse-engineering of popular mobil...
19:48 2019-05-29

IRS looking into Uber 2013-14 tax returns Uber Technologies Inc is currently under a federal income tax examination by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for tax years 2013 and 2014, the ride...
07:16 2019-06-04

G7 nations to act against Facebook's 'Libra' cryptocurrency plan Facebook's plan to introduce its own cryptocurrency has come under sharp criticism from many countries. The social media giant announced in June that...
00:48 2019-07-18

Cryptocurrency exchange Blockport goes bankrupt after failed STO An Amsterdam-based cryptocurrency exchange is facing an uncertain future. Blockport has declared bankruptcy after its security token offering (STO) f...
10:16 2019-06-04

New cryptocurrency mining malware is spreading across Thailand and the US With the infamous cryptocurrency mining script Coinhive now offline, you’d be forgiven for thinking crypto-jacking was a thing of the past. Sadly tho...
10:16 2019-06-04

PwC has a new cryptocurrency auditing tool… and actually, it sounds alright One of the Big Four financial auditing and business services firms, PwC, wants to lend a hand to cryptocurrency businesses and help them keep track o...
10:32 2019-06-20

Facebook's cryptocurrency plan is taking shape The world's biggest social network has indicated that it wants to move into the payments industry by launching its own cryptocurrency next year. DW l...
00:32 2019-06-19

Facebook faces privacy hurdles in cryptocurrency Facebook unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency. One technology expert believes they must first 'convince people to...
20:48 2019-06-18

Brave now lets you tip people on Twitter with cryptocurrency You can now tip your favorite Twitter users directly with cryptocurrency with the latest build of the Chromium-based open source browser Brave. The l...
15:32 2019-05-24

Facebook Unveils Cryptocurrency in Bid to Reshape Finance Facebook formally announced plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, promising a secure blockchain-based payment system backed by hard assets a...
13:48 2019-06-18

Facebook to launch Libra cryptocurrency next year Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday officially announced it will launch its own cryptocurrency, in a move some analysts believe could bring others...
10:48 2019-06-18

India isn’t keen on Facebook’s Libra ‘cryptocurrency’ Facebook’s new digital currency Libra has received an early jolt from the Indian government. The authorities in Asia’s third-largest economy are no m...
16:32 2019-07-08

Facebook Pressed on Protections for Cryptocurrency Users House lawmakers questioned Facebook about how its cryptocurrency should be regulated and its plans to protect users, underscoring the political hurdl...
19:16 2019-07-17

Facebook's Cryptocurrency "Libra" Will Be Launched In 2020 Facebook Inc revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networki...
06:16 2019-06-18

Facebook takes aim at e-commerce with Libra cryptocurrency Facebook plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra next year as part of its wider efforts to expand beyond social networking into e-commerce and ...
10:16 2019-06-18

Facebook Unveils Cryptocurrency Despite Privacy Concerns As it continues to explore new business models that may work in a world focused on privacy rather than broadly sharing data online, Facebook on Tuesd...
19:48 2019-06-18

Regulators Have Doubts About Facebook Cryptocurrency. So Do Its Partners. The social media company said it had signed 27 partners to its Libra project. But executives at some of those companies said they were approaching it...
12:48 2019-06-27

Mnuchin joins chorus against Facebook cryptocurrency Facebook’s cryptocurrency plan has finally found a place where it isn’t controversial — because everybody in Washington seems to hate it. Treasury Se...
04:16 2019-07-16

Bitcoin takes hit as lawmakers rip Facebook’s cryptocurrency The price of bitcoin plunged 10 percent on Tuesday after Facebook’s own digital currency project faced another drubbing — this time by lawmakers. A F...
03:32 2019-07-17

Australia: Cryptocurrency unlikely for retail payments, Facebook or not The world is still processing the specifics of Facebook‘s Libra digital currency, but even the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has realized it’s set ...
10:32 2019-06-20

Nonprofits turn to cryptocurrency to help needy Venezuelans Over the past decade, cryptocurrencies like EOS and bitcoin have become popular among investors looking to make large profits from a new and anonymou...
09:32 2019-05-22

Fed, Congress Promise Scrutiny of Facebook Cryptocurrency The social network began to learn how Washington will check its push into digital currencies, with leaders of the Federal Reserve and an influential ...
20:16 2019-06-19

Goldman Sachs might launch its own ‘cryptocurrency’ – just like JP Morgan American banking giant Goldman Sachs might be following in the footsteps of its competitor JP Morgan. The bank is considering launching its own crypt...
12:16 2019-06-28

Donald Trump is 'not a fan' of cryptocurrency, Facebook Libra Just hours after a "social media summit," the president's Twitter account posted a thread aimed at, of all things, cryptocurrency. After startin...
22:16 2019-07-11

Facebook co-founder warns against Libra cryptocurrency Chris Hughes says firms involved such as Paypal and Mastercard will wield too much powerOne of Facebook’s co-founders has warned that the social netw...
11:16 2019-06-21

Libra cryptocurrency will increase financial inclusion The Libra Association, created in part by Facebook to launch a digital currency, is not in tension with regulatory oversight, writes Dante Disparte. ...
19:16 2019-07-03

Two Top Uber Executives Are Out as C.E.O. Consolidates Power A month after Uber’s rocky I.P.O., its chief executive laid off two members of his executive team: the chief operating officer and the chief marketin...
19:00 2019-06-07

The New Provence: From Quaint to Uber-Chic Need proof this beloved vacation spot is evolving? An influx of design-savvy hotels and modern cuisine is reinvigorating the region. So long bouillab...
18:48 2019-07-11

A bad Uber rating could get you banned from the service If your Uber rating is too low, you could be banned from using the car-riding service. Uber announced it was refreshing its guidelines.   ...
21:48 2019-05-29

Two Top Uber Executives Out Amid Shakeup Uber’s operating and marketing chiefs are both leaving the ride-hailing giant, less than a month after its disappointing initial public offering, as ...
18:48 2019-06-07

Rude Uber Riders Could Be Booted From The App Uber riders prone to rude behavior such as leaving trash or urging drivers to speed may be booted from the app under a policy change that took effect...
21:32 2019-05-29

Bad riders could be banned under new Uber policy Badly behaving Uber passengers can be banned from using the ride-sharing service if their rating score falls below a certain threshold, the company s...
15:32 2019-05-29

Uber executive reshuffling drops its COO and CMO In an email that went out to employees on Friday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said that because of progress made over the last two years, he now has m...
21:32 2019-06-07

No Ride for You? Uber's Risky Ratings Uber says it will start banning riders in the U.S. and Canada with “significantly below average” ratings. “Respect is a two-way street,” Uber said, n...
07:48 2019-06-04

Uber will deactivate riders with low ratings Rude behavior or leaving trash behind could get you booted from Uber. The company has added "ratings-based rider deactivations" to its safety policy....
14:48 2019-05-29

Uber's IPO Was Just a Bump in the Road, Top Executive Says Uber staff remain focused on global expansion following last month’s initial public offering, said Brooks Entwistle, the company’s chief internationa...
06:48 2019-06-14

The Legal Argument That Could Destroy Uber Days after Uber began selling stock, the National Labor Relations Board’s top lawyer gave the company a huge gift. In an advice memo, the general co...
10:16 2019-05-21

How the Promise of a $120 Billion Uber I.P.O. Evaporated Uber’s offering was supposed to be a crowning moment for the ride-hailing company. But it suffered setback after setback and ultimately resulted in p...
13:32 2019-05-21

UPDATE 1-Uber says IRS looking at its 2013-14 tax returns The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is currently looking at Uber Technologies Inc's taxes for 2013 and 2014, and the ride-hailing company said it expec...
07:16 2019-06-04

Uber Lost Another Billion Dollars, NBD Uber’s first quarterly earnings report as a publicly-traded company tells us much of the same as every other report the company has ever released abo...
20:16 2019-05-30

Uber loses $1B in Q1 as revenue rises 20% Uber’s loss in its first quarterly report as a public company affirmed the challenges the company faces while spending heavily to fend off ride-haili...
22:48 2019-05-30

Uber threatens to withdraw from Austria U.S.-based ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc threatened on Tuesday to withdraw from Austria if a new law that would subject it to the same p...
09:48 2019-06-18

Uber loses more than $1bn in first quarterly report since IPO Company said it now had 93 million customers who are active on a monthly basis, 33% higher than the same period last yearUber lost more than $1bn in ...
17:48 2019-05-30

Blockchain startup hacked itself to ‘save’ $13M of its users’ cryptocurrency A blockchain startup hacked its users’ wallets to save $13 million in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency from being stolen, ZDNet reports. Security res...
12:00 2019-06-06

Facebook Faces Bipartisan Resistance to Cryptocurrency Plans U.S. officials ranging from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, a Republican, to Rep. Maxine Waters, the Democratic chairwoman of a powerful House com...
18:16 2019-07-15

Facebook Says Libra Cryptocurrency to Be Regulated by Swiss Authorities Facebook said its Libra cryptocurrency will be regulated by Switzerland’s financial watchdog, adding the digital money would never compete with natio...
14:16 2019-07-15

UK drafts collaborative plan to crack down on cryptocurrency crime The UK government is seeking to crack down on the use of crypto assets for money laundering or other illicit activities. To do so, the government has...
11:48 2019-07-15

Facebook cryptocurrency, life-saving smartphones and more: Tech Q&A Please help me solve a debate. I say my smart TV can get bit by malware and viruses. My buddy says I am a dope. Who’s right? A six-pack is riding on ...
09:16 2019-06-30

Rabobank is the second major bank to cancel its cryptocurrency wallet After exploring the opportunity last year, major Dutch bank Rabobank has decided it’s not going to take its plans for a cryptocurrency wallet any fur...
08:16 2019-05-23

U.S. video streaming app YouNow files cryptocurrency offering with SEC U.S. live video streaming company YouNow on Wednesday filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a public offering circular to distribute its ...
15:16 2019-06-19

Federal Reserve already concerned over Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra hasn’t been launched yet, but it’s already giving the Federal Reserve a headache. “Libra raises serious concerns rega...
04:32 2019-07-11

Facebook cryptocurrency: dawn of the corporation-government | Ethan Lou If it gets the green light from regulators, Facebook is on its way to creating its own currency – a prospect that should alarm usFacebook’s cryptocur...
12:16 2019-06-19

$32m stolen from Tokyo cryptocurrency exchange in latest hack Bitpoint suspends services after apparent theft of virtual monies including bitcoinA cryptocurrency exchange in Tokyo has halted services after it lo...
20:00 2019-07-12

Bullish Brits lost $34M to cryptocurrency scams last year British investors lost £27 million ($34.38 million) to cryptocurrency scams over the last financial year, according to one of the UK’s financial regu...
08:37 2019-05-21

Mnuchin says Facebook cryptocurrency needs safeguards against money laundering U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Monday voiced serious concern that Facebook Inc's proposed Libra cryptocurrency could be misused for money ...
19:32 2019-07-15

U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin to give briefing on cryptocurrency on Monday U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will give a briefing on cryptocurrency at 2:00 pm ET (1800 GMT) on Monday from the White House briefing room, ...
19:32 2019-07-15

Hackers hid malware in a fake trading app to steal your cryptocurrency Security researchers have uncovered a knock-off cryptocurrency trading website designed to steal the funds of unwitting victims. Cybercriminals have ...
09:48 2019-06-06

Facebook should not be trusted with 'crazy' cryptocurrency plan: senators Democratic and Republican lawmakers said on Tuesday that Facebook Inc's track record of what they described as untrustworthiness should stand in the ...
17:32 2019-07-16

Facebook cryptocurrency Libra skewered on Capitol Hill Facebook has pitched the cryptocurrency as a way to bridge a gap in the financial system for those who lack access to traditional banking. But regula...
15:16 2019-07-16

55,000 cryptocurrency users affected in Bitpoint’s $28 million hack Embattled cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint has revealed that roughly half of its 110,000 users were affected by last week’s $3.02 billion yen ($28 mi...
14:32 2019-07-16

Senators grill Facebook on its plans for Libra cryptocurrency Facebook Inc is "delusional" to believe people will trust it with their money, a U.S. senator said on Tuesday as lawmakers from both sides of the ais...
12:16 2019-07-16

Senate to grill Facebook over plans for Libra cryptocurrency U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are set to grill Facebook Inc on its cryptocurrency plans on Tuesday, as the project continues to draw in...
08:48 2019-07-16

France creating G7 cryptocurrency taskforce, says central banker France will set up a G7 taskforce on "stable coin" projects, including Facebook's planned Libra cryptocurrency, that will be led by European Central ...
04:32 2019-06-21

Venezuelans go after diamond-backed cryptocurrency Ponzi with $30M lawsuit A group of Venezuelans that moved to the US to “start a new life” are suing a $30 million cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme that allegedly backed its coins...
06:32 2019-07-16

Cryptocurrency Exchange Koinex Shuts Operations: 10 Things To Know Cryptocurrency exchange Koinex on Thursday announced its decision to shut down all of its digital assets exchange services and operations. In a serie...
14:48 2019-06-27

New details about Facebook’s cryptocurrency make it sound even worse Given its history of managing our data, it shouldn’t take much to convince you that Facebook managing our money is probably a terrible idea. That sai...
09:48 2019-06-06

State TV: Iran closes down 2 cryptocurrency mining farms TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state TV is reporting that authorities have shut down two cryptocurrency mining operations in the central part of th...
16:32 2019-06-27

Senate panel schedules a hearing on Facebook's cryptocurrency It didn't even take 48 hours after Facebook announced its cryptocurrency scheme for the government to raise an eyebrow. House Financial Services...
13:32 2019-06-20

$200M cryptocurrency mixing operation dismantled by Eurocops A cryptocurrency mixing service that turned over $200 million worth of Bitcoin has been shut down following an investigation led by authorities from ...
08:16 2019-05-23

Facebook's Calibra cryptocurrency wallet launches in 2020 After months of rumors and speculation, Facebook is finally making its cryptocurrency efforts official. This is Calibra, a digital wallet that will u...
08:32 2019-06-18

Congress Demands Facebook Put Brakes on Libra Cryptocurrency Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency is off to a rocky start. After announcing Libra last month, U.S. lawmakers were none too thrilled given the social me...
13:48 2019-07-03

U.S. senators: Facebook should not be trusted with ‘crazy’ cryptocurrency plan Democratic and Republican lawmakers said Facebook's track record of as untrustworthiness should stand in the way of it launching a digital currency.R...
03:16 2019-07-17

Yet another cryptocurrency mining botnet caught targeting China It seems we can’t go more than a week without news of a new cryptocurrency mining malware or botnet being discovered. This time, security researchers...
13:48 2019-06-13

US lawmakers tell Facebook to halt the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency US lawmakers have asked Facebook to "immediately cease implementation plans" of its Libra cryptocurrency. Before it proceeds any further, the House F...
10:32 2019-07-03

Facebook's cryptocurrency-based payments system gets big backers: WSJ Facebook Inc has enlisted more than a dozen companies including Visa Inc, Mastercard Inc, PayPal Holdings Inc and Uber Technologies Inc to back its n...
22:32 2019-06-13

Facebook's cryptocurrency-based payments system gets big backers -WSJ Facebook Inc has enlisted more than a dozen companies including Visa Inc, Mastercard Inc , PayPal Holdings Inc and Uber Technologies Inc to back its ...
23:32 2019-06-13

Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, with lofty goals Facebook Inc revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networki...
05:32 2019-06-18

Facebook warned Libra cryptocurrency will come under close scrutiny UK financial regulator highlights concerns over consumer protection and privacy Facebook’s plans for a global cryptocurrency, Libra, will warrant clo...
05:48 2019-07-03

Facebook Unveils Libra, Cryptocurrency Rival to Bitcoin Facebook formally announced plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, promising a secure blockchain-based payment system backed by hard assets a...
08:00 2019-06-18

House chairwoman wants Facebook to pause work on its cryptocurrency You knew Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency would come under scrutiny as soon as it became official, and the US government isn't wasting any t...
07:32 2019-06-19

Facebook is launching a ‘global’ cryptocurrency in 2020 – we’re all doomed Rumors that Facebook has been working on a cryptocurrency haven’t exactly flown under the radar. And with the latest revelation, the Facebook cryptoc...
08:32 2019-05-24

U.S. lawmaker calls for Facebook to pause cryptocurrency project A leading U.S. House lawmaker on Tuesday called on Facebook Inc to halt development on its new cryptocurrency and for company executives to testify b...
20:01 2019-06-18

U.S. lawmakers challenge Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency plan U.S. lawmakers bashed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, after a bruising first bout a day earlier when senators from both partie...
15:48 2019-07-17

Facebook plans to launch 'GlobalCoin' cryptocurrency in 2020 Mark Zuckerberg met governor of Bank of England last month to discuss decisionFacebook is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency in early 2020, al...
04:32 2019-05-24

U.S. Senate to grill Facebook over plans for Libra cryptocurrency U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are set to grill Facebook Inc on its cryptocurrency plans on Tuesday, as the project continues to draw in...
07:32 2019-07-16

Monero security flaw could’ve seen XMR stolen from cryptocurrency exchanges Privacy-focused altcoin Monero has suddenly disclosed nine security vulnerabilities — including one that could have allowed hackers to steal XMR from...
14:32 2019-07-04

Israeli hacker allegedly stole $1.7M in cryptocurrency from Europeans A cybercriminal from Israel is facing a long list of felonies associated with the supposed theft of $1.7 million (6.1 million NIS) in various cryptoc...
04:32 2019-07-18

Facebook Unveils Plans For Global Cryptocurrency 'Libra' Facebook and some two dozen partners on Tuesday released a prototype of a cryptocurrency called Libra, whose rollout as global digital money is expec...
04:48 2019-06-19

Fugitive U.S. tech guru: Cryptocurrency is next Cuban revolution On the run from U.S. tax authorities, tech guru John McAfee puffs a cigar aboard his towering white yacht in a Havana harbor and says he can help Cub...
19:32 2019-07-05

Uber COO, marketing chief step down - memo Uber Technologies Inc Chief Operating Officer Barney Harford and Chief Marketing Officer Rebecca Messina are leaving the company, Chief Executive Off...
19:00 2019-06-07

Government To Order Uber, Ola To Go Electric: Report Some taxi players, like Ola, have previously tried to operate electric cars in the country, but with little success given inadequate infrastructure a...
15:48 2019-06-06

Uber launching helicopter service to JFK this summer Uber is finally ready to take to the skies — and has chosen the Big Apple for its helicopter-sharing debut. The ride-hailing giant said Thursday its ...
15:48 2019-06-06

Uber Copter Is Here For People Worth $400 an Hour Uber is a modest company with modest goals. It simply wants to change how people get around and also get New Yorkers from Manhattan to John F. Kenned...
18:16 2019-06-06

Ari Lennox Went From Uber Driving to Headlining Her Own Tour The R&B singer Ari Lennox spoke to GQ about her debut album, 'Shea Butter Baby,' and why she really wishes people would stop comparing her to Erykah ...
12:32 2019-06-17

They Got Rich Off Uber and Lyft. Then They Moved to Low-Tax States. Meet the semiretired millennials who left California for low-tax, low-stress places like Texas, as their former start-ups stampede toward the stock m...
13:32 2019-05-21

Volvo and Uber's first self-driving car is ready for the road Two years later, Volvo and Uber are ready to show off their first purpose-built self-driving car. They've introduced a variant of the XC90 SUV t...
18:16 2019-06-12

Uber unveils its vision of flying taxis Uber presented a grandiose vision of flying vehicles whisking people around cities at its annual flying car conference Tuesday in Washington, DC, a d...
16:32 2019-06-12

Uber launches helicopter service in New York The new service transports passengers from Manhattan to the John F. Kennedy International Airport for about $200.      ...
18:48 2019-07-10

Uber driver pulls out sex toy on cops who feared it was a gun A Connecticut Uber driver was tackled to the ground by police who believed he was reaching for a gun — only for him to whip out a sex toy, authoritie...
16:00 2019-07-01

Uber to Unveil Next-Generation Volvo Self-Driving Car Uber on Wednesday will unveil its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some li...
11:16 2019-06-12

Uber will test its flying taxis in Melbourne Uber has chosen the third test city to join Dallas and Los Angeles for its flying taxi trials: Melbourne, Australia. The third location was supposed ...
09:32 2019-06-12

An Uber riddle, a cat caper and a character called Tim It’s all happening on book club nightTwo days before book club, my wife comes to find me in my shed.“I’m going over the road to look at the kittens,”...
03:48 2019-06-22

Uber rolls out next-generation self-driving Volvo At an event in Washington, Uber unveiled a fleet of redesigned self-driving cars that it expects will hit public roads in the coming months.Read More...
21:32 2019-06-12

Bajaj Qute Launched On Uber XS In Bengaluru Bajaj and Uber have partnered to launch the Qute quadricycle for the Uber XS ride category in Bengaluru. This is a pilot project and it will be offer...
11:16 2019-06-13

Uber unveils next-generation Volvo self-driving car Uber unveiled its newest Volvo self-driving car as it works to deploy vehicles without drivers under limited conditions. Uber said the production-rea...
12:32 2019-06-12

Uber's Jump will take on Lime's e-bikes in London Londoners have seen multiple bikeshare companies come and go -- including ofo, oBike and Urbo. When Lime introduced its e-bikes in December, it seeme...
19:32 2019-05-24

Uber upgrades its Jump scooters and bikes Uber has revealed its second-generation Jump electric scooters, which will feature bigger wheels and improved brakes. The rideshare giant showed off ...
18:16 2019-06-12

Top Uber executives pushed out in shake-up after IPO launch Two of Uber’s top executives were pushed aside last week in a management shake-up at the ride-share company following its lackluster initial pu...
15:00 2019-06-08

Uber experiment allows Eats orders from the main app Uber has started rolling out an experimental version of its app that was made to persuade its main service's customers to try its food delivery ...
07:32 2019-06-05

Uber drivers and other gig workers in California could get better pay under proposed law Uber, Lyft in the crosshairs as California lawmakers look to redefine part-time job rules to boost pay, benefits for drivers.    ...
14:32 2019-07-17

Uber Gets Sell-Side Green Light The ride-hailing firm has a stamp of approval from nearly every large research group despite the fact that it has yet to prove its business model can...
14:00 2019-06-04

Uber promises a bottomless well of money to investors … but not yet Expect a barnstorming debut at the latest tech company listing, yet there is no sign of any profits in the near futureWho wants to invest in a compan...
09:16 2019-05-21

Uber will start booting riders with low ratings Better be nice to your Uber driver and keep those stars up. Beginning Wednesday, the ride-hailing app will start to boot the worst of its boorish rid...
12:01 2019-05-29

Uber to ban riders with low ratings: will you pass the test? Failure to tip, a refusal to chat … even where you sit could influence how drivers rate you and under a new policy could see you bannedWill your Uber...
03:32 2019-06-01

Uber's First-Quarter Loss Tops $1 Billion The ride-hailing company’s loss topped $1 billion in its first quarterly report as a public company, affirming its continuing challenge of spending h...
17:48 2019-05-30

Uber could give you the option to ‘favorite’ drivers Uber might be developing a feature that lets riders add drivers as a "favorite" so they can ride with them again in the future. App researcher Jane M...
14:48 2019-05-29

The Morning After: Amazon drones and Uber Copter Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. In the lull between WWDC and E3 (remember to tune in for Google's Stadia announcement at noon ET), Amazon...
07:16 2019-06-06

Uber reports $1B loss as revenue rises Car sharing giant Uber has met its first quarter forecast, with a loss of $1 billion but increasing revenue and users. The losses were the result of ...
01:48 2019-05-31

Uber will start banning riders with low ratings Uber said Wednesday that it will start banning riders with low ratings, a significant change to the company’s previous policies. The ride-shari...
15:32 2019-05-29

Uber Copter's $200 flights launch in NYC on July 9th Uber's autonomous flying taxis aren't ready to take flight yet, but according to a report in the New York Times, it will offer air transit ...
07:16 2019-06-06

Uber-rich: the wealthy people who will get even wealthier from IPO Ride-hailing app valued at $80bn, below its initial target – but it will still make billions for some early investorsUber on Thursday priced its shar...
09:16 2019-05-21

Japan cryptocurrency exchange loses $32 million of virtual money TOKYO — A Japanese cryptocurrency exchange has reported a hack causing the loss of 3.5 billion yen, or $32 million, worth of virtual money. Tokyo-bas...
04:32 2019-07-12

German finmin: Libra cryptocurrency must wait for regulatory clarity Facebook cannot go ahead with its plans to launch its digital coin Libra until all regulatory issues are dealt with, German Finance Minister Olaf Sch...
09:32 2019-07-17

Facebook to Start Testing 'GlobalCoin' Cryptocurrency This Year: Report The company plans to setup a digital payment system in more than 12 countries by the first quarter of 2020, and it looks to start testing in the late...
22:16 2019-05-24

Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, sparking new privacy concerns Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital paymen...
15:32 2019-06-18

Explainer: 'Stablecoins' in the spotlight as Facebook unveils Libra cryptocurrency The original cryptocurrency accounts for over half of the $285 billion global coin trading market. But that dominance is under threat, with a host of...
15:32 2019-06-18

eToro adds 5 Ethereum tokens to its cryptocurrency wallet – plans to add 115 more  eToroX, the specialized blockchain division of social trading platform eToro, has announced the launch of the first five of 120 ERC-20 tokens that w...
11:48 2019-07-02

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency needs deep thought and detail: UK regulator Facebook's fledging cryptocurrency will raise questions for both society and government that need close examination, a senior official at Britain's f...
11:32 2019-07-02

President Trump takes aim at Facebook’s cryptocurrency, Libra, saying it should be regulated Taking aim at Facebook's plans to launch a virtual currency, known as Libra, and wallet, named Calibra, Trump said in a series of tweets that the cur...
22:01 2019-07-11

Facebook Plans Global Financial System Based on Cryptocurrency Despite skepticism and concern about Facebook’s reach, the company envisions an alternative financial system based on a new cryptocurrency called Lib...
06:32 2019-06-18

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency needs deep thought and detail - UK regulator Facebook's fledging cryptocurrency will raise questions for both society and government that need close examination, a senior official at Britain's f...
10:48 2019-07-02

UPDATE 3-U.S. lawmaker calls for Facebook to pause cryptocurrency project A leading U.S. House lawmaker on Tuesday called on Facebook Inc to halt development on its new cryptocurrency and for company executives to testify b...
20:48 2019-06-18

Crypto Twitter responds to the reality of Facebook’s Libra ‘cryptocurrency’ Following months of speculation, Facebook finally confirmed the release of Libra next year. The tech giant also unveiled details about Calibra, its c...
14:32 2019-06-18

Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency and Calibra digital wallet Facebook has announced its cryptocurrency Libra and a global association of organizations that will govern it. The company also announced Calibra, a ...
11:32 2019-06-18

Europol is developing a ‘game’ to teach officers how to trace cryptocurrency Cryptocurrency crime fighters are about to have a lot more fun after Europol has revealed its developing a game to help law enforcers learn how to tr...
07:48 2019-06-14

5 bite-size Bitcoin factoids to beef up your cryptocurrency knowledge Bitcoin celebrated its 10th birthday earlier this year. The cryptocurrency is technological feat and while its inner workings are often difficult to ...
15:32 2019-05-24

Chia Network creates a $100,000 contest to bolster its cryptocurrency platform Chia Network is launching a $100,000 contest with prizes for developers who use its Proof of Space method to create a more efficient cryptocurrency.R...
09:48 2019-07-09

Crypto Briefing launches Simetri research for cryptocurrency investors  Crypto Briefing, an independent cryptocurrency review and news platform, is launching a subscription service dubbed Simetri for crypto investors.Rea...
09:48 2019-07-09

Facebook stock sees a pop as investors anticipate its cryptocurrency announcement Facebook is expected to announce a new cryptocurrency called Libra this week. Analysts anticipate it will open up new revenue streams outside adverti...
17:01 2019-06-17

Factbox: Facebook's new cryptocurrency Libra and digital wallet Calibra Facebook Inc revealed plans to establish a cryptocurrency called Libra on Tuesday. It will be run by an association comprised of other corporate inve...
05:32 2019-06-18

Cryptocurrency firms renew push to break free from SEC rules Enlarge Many cryptocurrency startups and investors are unhappy with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s uncertain approach to the sector, say...
11:16 2019-06-01

UPDATE 6-U.S. lawmakers challenge Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency plan U.S. lawmakers bashed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted to safeguard the wo...
17:48 2019-07-17

India addresses cryptocurrency scam wave with new police training course High-ranking police officers in India will receive cryptocurrency training to help with investigations involving digital currency. The country’s nati...
07:48 2019-07-08

Australian retirees lose their $900,000 pension fund in cryptocurrency scam A retired couple in Australia have reportedly lost $900,000 to an elaborate cryptocurrency scam.  Mike and Karen Taylor were traveling around Austral...
10:00 2019-07-19

Libra: Facebook launches cryptocurrency in bid to shake up global finance Digital currency will let billions of users make transactions but is raising privacy concerns•Facebook’s Libra launch will extend its global dominati...
08:32 2019-06-18

Winkevoss twins consider joining Facebook’s ‘cryptocurrency’ despite beef with Zuckerberg The Winklevoss brothers, co-founders of cryptocurrency exchange Gemini and renown for their well-documented legal battle with Facebook, are seemingly...
14:48 2019-07-10

German watchdog accuses CoinBene of unlicensed cryptocurrency trading Cryptocurrency trading platform CoinBene has been put under the microscope again following an announcement from one of Germany‘s top financial regula...
06:32 2019-05-29

Japan to lead development of SWIFT network for cryptocurrency -source Japan's government is leading a global push to set up an international network for cryptocurrency payments, similar to the SWIFT network used by bank...
22:48 2019-07-17

Would you trust Facebook with your money? What Libra cryptocurrency means for users Facebook revealed it will launch a digital currency similar to Bitcoin, called Libra. Here's what that move might means for its users.  &#...
02:48 2019-06-19

Trump and his ex-banker treasury secretary are really scared of Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrency) US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin is apparently super concerned about the impact Facebook‘s Libra “cryptocurrency” will have on national security,...
06:32 2019-07-16

Indian government ban on ‘non-sovereign’ cryptocurrency would see holders jailed for up to 10 years A government panel in India has issued a recommendation to ban all “cryptocurrencies created by non-sovereigns,” a step which could be applied to Bit...
13:00 2019-07-22

Warren Buffett's charity lunch with cryptocurrency entrepreneur postponed Cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun has postponed his $4.57 million charity lunch with Warren Buffett due to ill health, according to a tweet from...
03:48 2019-07-23

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency 'poses risks to global banking' Move could affect competition and data privacy, warns Bank for International SettlementsFacebook’s plan to operate its own digital currency poses ris...
14:16 2019-06-23

Japan to lead development of SWIFT network for cryptocurrency: source Japan's government is leading a global push to set up an international network for cryptocurrency payments, similar to the SWIFT network used by bank...
02:32 2019-07-18

European central bankers claim oversight over Facebook’s cryptocurrency Three European central bankers are claiming oversight over Facebook's planned virtual currency to ensure it will not jeopardize the financial system ...
08:16 2019-06-21

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency stirs criticism, privacy concerns US lawmakers have grilled Facebook on its ambitious plan to create a financial ecosystem based on a digital currency called Libra. The project is vie...
19:16 2019-07-16

Facebook Libra chief testifies in Congress to explain cryptocurrency The head of Facebook's blockchain division will appear in Congress Tuesday for the first of two hearings about the social media network's plans to ro...
07:16 2019-07-16

Alarming and unnecessary: Facebook’s new cryptocurrency must be resisted | Charles Arthur The tech giant has big ambitions for its digital currency Libra. Privacy and regulation are just the start of the problemsHave you heard about Facebo...
11:48 2019-06-20

Global cryptocurrency task force closes in on sophisticated tax cheats A global sweep of cryptocurrency tax avoidance schemes is imminent, with the number of active lines of inquiry set to nearly double – or so says a co...
09:48 2019-06-06

Facebook asked by lawmakers to pause Libra cryptocurrency project Congresswoman Maxine Waters asked Facebook to halt movement of its Libra project until hearings can be held to examine concerns, while French Finance...
06:16 2019-06-19

The White Paper by Satoshi Nakamoto review – the future of cryptocurrency Bitcoin was radical and utopian, a way to avoid both government and big business. What happened?Eight years ago, Visa, Mastercard and PayPal, which t...
22:32 2019-06-27

UPDATE 2-U.S. senators grill Facebook on its plans for Libra cryptocurrency Facebook Inc is "delusional" to believe people will trust it with their money, a U.S. senator said on Tuesday as lawmakers from both sides of the ais...
11:32 2019-07-16

Uber Eats may soon offer an unlimited delivery subscription Paying for delivery is so passé, and Uber Eats knows it. Like Postmates, DoorDash and the UK's Deliveroo, which all offer unlimited food ...
11:32 2019-05-22

Uber tests a $25 Pass that covers Eats and transportation Uber is testing a subscription option that offers all-inclusive or discounted access to all its services. It's trialing a few variants of the pl...
16:32 2019-07-22

Mets find a new hero after 112-mile Uber ride An Uber driver named Jason picked up his passenger at 1050 IronPigs Way in Allentown, Pa., early Wednesday evening. The rider needed to go about 112 ...
04:01 2019-05-23

Uber wants to sell you Echos, AirPods and Oculus headsets Uber is taking its retail offerings up a notch. Last year, the company teamed up with Cargo to let drivers hawk goods ranging from snacks to phone ch...
10:48 2019-07-17

Students: Know the rules of the road before your Uber or Lyft summer gig Driving for Uber or Lyft could be an ideal way for college students to earn some summer cash. Here are some rules of the road they should know first....
08:32 2019-06-13

Uber expands Pro perks globally, but drivers would probably prefer better pay Uber is bringing its driver-focused Uber Pro service to international markets, including Mexico and India, following a series of pilot programs.Read ...
16:16 2019-07-02

Uber, Indian Oil To Offer Fuel Discounts To Drivers Ride-hailing giant Uber on Thursday announced it is partnering with state-run Indian Oil Corp Ltd (IOCL) to offer discounts to drivers on petrol, die...
06:48 2019-05-31

Uber Names Melbourne as First Non-US City for Flying Car Programme Uber has selected Melbourne, Australia, as the first non-US city for its aerial ridesharing service that is expected to launch in 2023, as it unveile...
05:32 2019-06-12

Volvo unveils first fully self-driving vehicle for Uber Uber and automaker Volvo on Wednesday unveiled a new self-driving sport-utility vehicle they say is the next step in reaching autonomous rideshare tr...
13:16 2019-06-12

De Blasio plans to make NYC’s cap on Uber, Lyft permanent City Hall is putting the cap on Uber and Lyft – again. Ten months after the City Council voted to halt the issuance of new licenses for app-based for...
13:16 2019-06-12

Uber braced for bumper tax bill as IRS and other countries investigate Taxi app firm’s ‘transfer pricing positions’ under examinationUS, UK, Netherlands and India reviewing company’s taxesUber is under investigation by U...
12:32 2019-06-04

Uber driver rallies community to care for 89-year-old vet STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — An Uber driver has rallied her community in Georgia to care for an 89-year-old veteran she met on the job. News outlets repor...
09:48 2019-06-13

UPDATE 2-Uber unveils next-generation Volvo self-driving car Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday unveiled its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers...
19:48 2019-06-12

UPDATE 3-Uber unveils next-generation Volvo self-driving car Uber Technologies Inc unveiled its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington on Wednesday as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers...
23:16 2019-06-12

Volvo and Uber unveil autonomous production XC90 Volvo’s self-driving ready XC90 is ready for deployment in Uber’s future driverless ridesharing service Volvo has presented the fruits of its ongoin...
18:16 2019-06-12

Volvo and Uber's self-driving production car hits the road Volvo and Uber have whipped the wraps off their first production car capable of full self-driving. The Volvo XC90 SUV base vehicle is kitted out with...
10:32 2019-06-13

Blasting Rich People Into Space Is Better Business Than Uber, Somehow Virgin Galactic is preparing to become the first publicly traded spaceflight company, and the venture is setting a course to be profitable by August ...
17:16 2019-07-09

Uber Eats driver caught masturbating just after delivery An Uber Eats delivery driver was allegedly caught masturbating inside his car by the New Jersey woman to whom he’d just delivered an order, aut...
23:32 2019-06-19

Uber Eats now lets you preorder the food you want to eat in a restaurant Uber has introduced a brand new feature of its food delivery service that involves absolutely no food delivery whatsoever. Instead of having a driver...
11:32 2019-07-03

Uber rang in its IPO with champagne and mimosas. Then the hangover began. Uber's IPO celebrations were boozed-filled benders that and occasionally got out of control, hearkening back to the company's culture under ousted CE...
09:16 2019-05-21

How to market uber-luxury travel to the super wealthy CEO of Half Moon Bay Antigua, William Anderson, explains to CNBC's James Wright how to sell $25M plots to the super rich, when the resort hasn&#...
14:48 2019-05-31

Loss-making Uber does not look like a business worth $90bn As drivers protest and the IPO roadshow rolls on, investors need to ask some tough questionsGood luck to those Uber workers protesting about wages an...
09:16 2019-05-21

Uber and Lyft Are Trying to Compete with Google Maps For Some Reason When you’re trying to figure out how to get somewhere, the odds are pretty good your first move is opening Google Maps. But Uber and Lyft each want t...
17:48 2019-07-19

‘Uber of Weed’ wants to raise $100M despite app store bans Snoop Dogg-backed cannabis company Eaze is raising a new round of financing that’s expected to value it at $800 million — despite Google trying to ki...
03:48 2019-05-30

Dad claims he caught Uber driver raping his daughter A father claims he caught an Uber driver raping his daughter after he tracked her on a new app when she didn’t come home. The horrified dad all...
02:16 2019-06-08

Off-duty officer stabbed in Memphis after argument in Uber BARTLETT, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say an off-duty Bartlett officer has been stabbed in the face, neck and leg by a person still being sought...
08:16 2019-06-04

Uber Rides Get Cheaper With New Bajaj Qute Car on UberXS Uber has launched a new ride-hailing service in Bengaluru that will use miniature gas-powered cars called Qute to win over commuters stressed out by ...
05:32 2019-06-14

Proposed rules in India could force Uber to go electric Uber has been trying to get more electric vehicles to join its fleet for a while now, but it might have to find a way to speed things up if India pas...
02:48 2019-06-10

Uber makes it easier to find bikes and scooters in its app As of today, when Uber customers in Atlanta and San Diego open their Uber app, they'll see Jump bikes and scooters, as well as Lime scooters, in...
17:16 2019-07-01

Bolt won’t beat Uber by copying it – it needs to forge its own path Bolt, previously known as Taxify, is a ride-sharing app and one of Estonia‘s four unicorns (AKA startups valued at over $1 billion). On a visit to Ta...
08:16 2019-05-23

Family of slain Chicago cab driver sues Uber CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a Chicago cab driver who died after being hurt in a fight with a ride-sharing driver is suing Uber. Fangqui Lu is wanted...
04:00 2019-06-05

Polish payment system Blik to be available on Netflix, Uber: PPS CEO Netflix, Uber and other companies will soon accept payments using Poland's Blik, said the chief executive of Polish Payment Standard (PPS), the compa...
10:32 2019-06-28

Uber Must Act Against Those Who Harassed Disability Rights Activist: Centre The Centre has asked app-based cab aggregator Uber India to act against two of its drivers, who had allegedly harassed disability rights activist Arm...
15:32 2019-07-04

Uber Copter to Offer Flights From Lower Manhattan to J.F.K. For an 8-minute, one-way flight, the average ride will cost between $200 and $225 per person and include private ground transportation on both ends o...
19:16 2019-06-05

This brilliant free app tells you if it’s cheaper to take Uber or Lyft Doug Feigelson’s app Anyride has been out for a few months now, which means it’s still new enough that you might not have heard of it or ...
23:32 2019-06-04

Uber posts $1B loss in its first quarter as a public company Uber Technologies reported a $1 billion loss in its first quarterly report as a public company on Thursday, despite a 20 percent rise in revenue, pos...
17:16 2019-05-30

Uber Air flying taxi service to be trialled in Melbourne Telstra, Macquarie, Westfield-operator Scentre Group, and Melbourne Airport to help the Silicon Valley darling launch a third Uber Air pilot city and...
21:16 2019-06-11

There's a Good Chance Your Uber or Lyft Hasn't Gone In For Its Recalls Uber and Lyft are bad at recalls, Tesla is still sliding, Maven is packing up in some markets, and Toyota is playing games, all in The Morning Shift ...
15:00 2019-05-21

Uber's COO and CMO to step down as CEO Khosrowshahi takes on bigger role Khosrowshahi said he will take on a more involved role in the company, with the heads of core businesses such as Ridesharing and Uber Eats now report...
18:48 2019-06-07

Man busted for robbing Dunkin’ Donuts and fleeing in Uber A Long Island man was busted for robbing a Dunkin’ Donuts — after using an Uber as his getaway car, according to cops. Andrew Sandson, 57, is a...
13:48 2019-06-17

U.S. denies Tesla, GM, Uber 25% Chinese tariff relief The Trump administration is expanding efforts to block the use of Chinese technology in advanced vehicles, denying additional requests by Tesla Inc f...
19:16 2019-06-13

Uber glitch charged some customers 100x what they expected to pay Uber riders in a number of cities around the world on Wednesday were met with some stress-inducing sticker shock when noticing the price they’d...
18:00 2019-07-18

UBER To Offer Discounts To Families Of Fallen Heroes (LEX 18) – Ridesharing company UBER will be offering discounted rides to the families of fallen military heroes UBER is offering $15 off rides ...
14:48 2019-05-24

Libra cryptocurrency: dare you trust Facebook with your money? | John Naughton The social media giant’s foray into bitcoin territory – with some financial big hitters on board – should prompt suspicionWe’ve known for ages that s...
10:16 2019-06-23

These designers want to hide a cryptocurrency mining farm in a skyscraper water park The cryptocurrency and blockchain industry has thrown out its fair share of zany ideas over the last few years. But a group of designers is taking wi...
08:48 2019-06-03

African insurer won’t work with ‘high-risk’ cryptocurrency mining businsesses We all know that banks make it difficult for blockchain businesses by denying them access to conventional banking services and accounts. Well now, it...
08:48 2019-06-13

UPDATE 1-Japan to lead development of SWIFT network for cryptocurrency -source Japan's government is leading a global push to set up an international network for cryptocurrency payments, similar to the SWIFT network used by bank...
01:32 2019-07-18

US tip-off leads to arrest after man buys child abuse imagery with cryptocurrency in Australia A Australian man has been charged after authorities linked him to a cryptocurrency account used to buy child exploitation material. An investigation,...
05:16 2019-07-09

Facebook signs major partners for its cryptocurrency network and it still sounds terrible Facebook has begun assembling a who’s who of big tech companies to back its soon to be unveiled cryptocurrency, GlobalCoin. The likes of Mastercard, ...
05:48 2019-06-14

Coinbase quietly kills its loss-making cryptocurrency investment packages Further to shutting down its cryptocurrency index fund, Coinbase has seemingly closed its “Bundle” now too. According to an update on its FAQ page, s...
06:00 2019-07-19

Trump bashes Bitcoin and calls for regulation of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency Facebook a few weeks ago unveiled its Libra digital coin and blockchain endeavor, a product meant to significantly reducing the remittance fees and w...
16:48 2019-07-12

Dutch ministers push for cryptocurrency regulation to fight money laundering Dutch ministers want to regulate cryptocurrencies as part of a wider effort to tackle money laundering in the country. According to a note sent to pa...
08:16 2019-07-01

Bitpoint exchange loses $32 million worth of cryptocurrency in hot wallet hack Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint has been hacked, resulting in the loss of $32 million worth of various digital currencies, Bloomberg report...
16:16 2019-07-12

Facebook created a 'gateway drug' to introduce billions to cryptocurrency, experts say Long-time blockchain technologists say Facebook's Libra digital currency will introduce billions to cryptocurrencies, but the company's pro...
14:48 2019-06-18

Senior U.S. lawmaker says Facebook should halt cryptocurrency project pending review U.S. House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters said Tuesday that Facebook Inc should halt development of its announced cryptocurren...
20:48 2019-06-18

A Hacked Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Just Lost $32 Million of Virtual Money (TOKYO) — A Japanese cryptocurrency exchange has reported a hack causing the loss of 3.5 billion yen, or $32 million, worth of virtual money. T...
05:48 2019-07-12

Facebook’s plan for a cryptocurrency is right to set alarm bells ringing |John Naughton The tech giant now seems to imagine itself a state. Its reach must not go unchallengedNow that Wimbledon is over, if you’re looking for something int...
04:32 2019-07-21

‘Bitcoin playboy’ given suspended jail sentence for cryptocurrency publicity stunt The “Bitcoin playboy” that made it rain money over one of Hong-Kong‘s poorest neighborhoods has been handed a suspended prison sentence for the stunt...
06:16 2019-07-22

Canada relaxes rules for cryptocurrency exchanges despite ongoing QuadrigaCX saga Reassurance for Canadians: Cryptocurrency exchanges across the nation will now only have to report transfers of more than CA$10,000 ($7,663). It come...
10:00 2019-07-11

Facebook's cryptocurrency ambitions face privacy concerns, political backlash Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital paymen...
21:32 2019-06-18

Rep. Maxine Waters asks Facebook to pause work on cryptocurrency Libra Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters on Tuesday requested that Facebook pause its development of Libra, an upcoming cryptocurrency that the company plans to...
18:48 2019-06-18

US watchdog preps BitMEX probe over alleged illegal cryptocurrency trade Cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX is being investigated by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).  According to Bloomberg, which cites peop...
10:00 2019-07-19

German finance minister: Libra cryptocurrency must wait for regulatory clarity Facebook cannot go ahead with its plans to launch its digital coin Libra until all regulatory issues are dealt with, German Finance Minister Olaf Sch...
09:48 2019-07-17

Treasury Secretary 'Not Comfortable' With Facebook's Cryptocurrency as Bipartisan Hostility Grows Facebook’s plan to launch its Libra cryptocurrency is facing considerable pushback from federal officials who’ve raised concerns about the prospect o...
19:32 2019-07-15

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency faces privacy concerns and political backlash Facebook announced a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concer...
04:00 2019-06-19

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency could raise regulatory issues - BoE deputy governor Plans by Facebook Inc to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra could raise regulatory issues, Bank of England Deputy Governor Sam Woods sai...
06:16 2019-06-20

FBI asks victims of bankrupt QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange to start snitching The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is stepping up its probe into defunct Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX. In an announcement yeste...
10:16 2019-06-04

Cryptocurrency exchanges including Coinbase suffer downtime as CloudFlare goes dark Major web host CloudFlare has suffered a technical mishap that sent multiple cryptocurrency services – including Coinbase – into unexpected downtime....
11:48 2019-07-02

Are You An Uber Driver? Send Us Your Flat Surge Fare Screenshots Over the last few weeks, we’ve been hearing from an increasing number of Uber drivers that changes to the surge price model have impacted their take-...
15:00 2019-05-21

Uber Cites Tight Competition After Posting $1 Billion Loss Uber executives sought to reassure investors about its growth as an onslaught of competition from ride-hailing and delivery rivals led to a $1 billio...
22:32 2019-05-30

Report: Many Uber, Lyft drivers fail to respond to recalls NEW YORK (AP) — One in six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driving vehicles with outstanding recalls, according to C...
17:48 2019-05-21

Loophole Allows NYC Uber and Lyft Cars to Pollute More Than Yellow Cabs New York City’s yellow cabs are iconic of the city itself, though many locals like myself prefer the cost and ease of ridesharing apps like Lyft. Tur...
14:48 2019-05-30

CORRECTED-Polish payment system Blik could be available on Netflix, Uber - PPS CEO Platforms such as Netflix , Uber and other companies could soon be able to accept payments using Poland's Blik, according to the chief executive of P...
10:48 2019-07-02

Uber settles with UK women who accused driver of sexual assault Firm had contested allegations but has reached undisclosed out-of-court settlementsUber has reached out-of-court settlements with two women who alleg...
22:16 2019-06-27

Uber to open third Latin America support center in Bogota Ride-hailing app Uber will spend $40 million over five years to open its third support center in Latin America in September in the Colombian capital ...
23:32 2019-05-22

Uber chief executive laments U.S. trade policy for lackluster IPO Uber Technologies Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Tuesday the company's initial public offering last month was hurt by U.S. trade tensions ...
18:00 2019-06-11

Uber Glitch Charges Users 100 Times Normal Price in the US Uber passengers in multiple cities were startled Wednesday when they were charged 100 times their normal fare for short trips, a glitch that sparked ...
07:32 2019-07-18

Government Asks Uber India To Take Action Against Erring Drivers The Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry has asked Uber India to take action against erring drivers after a disability rights activist alleged he ...
15:32 2019-07-03

Uber's first post-IPO earnings report shows another $1 billion lost Uber's first earnings report as a public company shows that while its revenue is higher than last year; the company is still hemorrhaging money....
20:16 2019-05-30

Uber and Lyft to turn the wheels on car ownership: industry experts Ride-hailing apps like those of Uber Technologies and Lyft Inc are expected to alter the state of car ownership towards subscription-based services a...
21:16 2019-05-22

Uber Eats courts smaller European restaurants with new offer Uber Eats is opening up its platform to more restaurants in Europe that prefer to use their own delivery staff, seeking the business of smaller, inde...
23:16 2019-07-02

Uber brings electric bike service JUMP to London Taxi app Uber will pilot its electric bicycle service JUMP in London from Friday as it makes 350 bikes available to rent in a part of Britain's capit...
20:01 2019-05-23

The bigger they are, the harder they fall — WeWork and Uber’s fight against reality We now know that Uber is worth one of two amounts: precisely $68.95bn or absolutely anything. Never before has a company both been a worthless empty ...
08:16 2019-07-01

Uber launches ScUber: an underwater ride-hailing service It was a pun waiting to happen – Uber has launched an underwater ride-hailing service named, naturally, ScUber.ScUber is a partnership with To...
10:32 2019-05-23

I'm Sure Austria Is Really Scared by Uber's Threats to Pack Up Its Toys and Go Home Spurred on by looming unfavorable legislation and stock market disappointment, Uber is reportedly playing hardball again, this time with the entire c...
17:48 2019-06-18

SoftBank's Vision Fund to borrow $4 billion against stakes in Uber and two others: FT SoftBank's Vision Fund is looking to borrow $4 billion against its stakes in Uber Technologies Inc, soon-to-go-public Slack Technologies Inc, and blo...
10:48 2019-05-30

Baby bird takes its own Uber to Utah wildlife rescue OGDEN, Utah — A local wildlife rescue is giving a good Samaritan five stars for his creative approach to saving an abandoned baby bird. Staff were su...
09:16 2019-07-11

20% of New York drivers for apps like Uber have had to rely on food stamps Ints Kalnins/Reuters Uber improved margins by cutting driver pay, writes an industry expert in American Affairs. Drivers for ride-sharing services h...
18:32 2019-06-07

Uber Comfort launches with bigger cars and ‘no conversation’ option Uber is rolling out a new service level for riders today, one that offers additional "comfort" features such as extra leg room and quiet time. Read M...
09:48 2019-07-09

Deluge of analyst reports on Uber expected after IPO quiet period With the quiet period related to Uber Technologies disastrous IPO last month coming to an end, investors can expect a deluge of analyst research init...
19:16 2019-06-03

Uber drivers are not employees, Fair Work Ombudsman rules Transport Workers Union says the decision will be devastating for workers in the gig economyThe ridehailing company Uber does not directly employ its...
10:00 2019-06-07

Exclusive: India to order taxi aggregators like Uber, Ola to go electric India plans to order taxi aggregators like Uber and Ola to convert 40% of their fleet of cars to electric by April 2026, according to a source and re...
10:00 2019-06-06

Uber Offering Discounted Rides To National Veterans Cemeteries (LEX 18)– To recognize the sacrifices made by our fallen heroes and their families, Uber is offering discounted rides Monday. Uber riders can g...
10:00 2019-05-27

Uber COO, marketing chief step down in leadership overhaul: memo Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi wants to take more control of operations and is overhauling the ride-hailing company'...
17:48 2019-06-07

Investors are hiring Uber drivers to scout houses to flip CNBC's Diana Olick reports on how Uber drivers are getting paid to scout potential properties for investors as the house flipping market fizzles...
18:16 2019-06-07

The Innisfil experiment: the town that replaced public transit with Uber Ridership is high and there’s plenty of work for drivers, but success has come at a cost to this Ontario townPhotographs by Cole BurstonWhen Daniel A...
22:00 2019-07-16

Amazon to Invest in Deliveroo, a Rival to Uber in Food Delivery The $575 million investment strengthens one of the biggest overseas rivals to Uber’s food-delivery division, which the ride-hailing company considers...
13:32 2019-05-21

Uber Elevate plans to deliver Big Macs by drone this summer Move over, Uber Eats. Uber Elevate plans to deliver food via drone as early as this summer. To start, the service will be available in San Diego, and...
18:16 2019-06-12

Uber's First Hired Employee, Ryan Graves, Is Leaving the Board Ryan Graves, Uber Technologies Inc.’s first hired employee and one of its longest standing directors, is leaving the board two weeks after the compan...
22:32 2019-05-24

Uber and Lyft increased traffic delays in San Francisco by 40 percent Uber and Lyft say they help cut down on vehicle congestion, but a new analysis of San Francisco traffic found they did the opposite over a six year p...
10:16 2019-05-21

Uber's European rival Bolt enters London market, again Estonia's Bolt, which until early 2019 was called Taxify, will on Tuesday re-enter the competitive London taxi market, promising cheaper rides to pas...
20:16 2019-06-10

Uber's IPO underwriters recommend buying, estimate deep losses The underwriters of Uber Technologies' initial public offering on Tuesday overwhelmingly recommended the company's shares, even as they estimated dee...
14:48 2019-06-04

Betting addict forged Uber receipts to con £90k from Deloitte bosses A city accountant who swindled his bosses at Deloitte out of more than £90,000 with bogus taxi expenses to bankroll a secret gambling addiction has b...
14:16 2019-06-11

Stuber review – Uber-set action-comedy gets stuck in first gear Incapacitated cop Dave Bautista forces timid Kumail Nanjiani to help him take down the bad guys in this lame LA-set caperStuber is a buddy action-com...
05:32 2019-07-11

U.S. Government Denies Tesla and Uber Chinese Tariff Exemptions The U.S. is doubling down on its refusal to exempt Tesla’s and Uber’s request to dodge a 25 percent tariff on key parts for its electric cars and ent...
19:16 2019-06-13

McDonald's DoorDash Deal Delivers Blow to Uber Eats DoorDash will start making deliveries from McDonald’s restaurants in Houston later this month, a blow to Uber Technologies’ deal to ferry the burger ...
18:48 2019-07-16

Tesla, GM, Uber denied relief from U.S. tariffs on China goods The White House, citing 'Made in China 2025’ or other industrial programs, is expanding efforts to block the use of the country's technology in advan...
22:32 2019-06-13

Great fanfare as Uber gets its stock on the road, but app stalls in New York Could this be the moment the sentiment on Wall Street turned against the tech sector?Uber’s stock market debut came with all the usual razzmatazz of ...
09:16 2019-05-21

At $14,777, Could This 2014 Nissan NV200 Taxi be an Uber-Good Deal? One of the best ‘dad jokes’ is when someone asks you to call them a cab and you reply with “okay, you are a cab.” Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe NV...
09:48 2019-06-03

Uber Eats dine-in option lets you pre-order your food Uber Eats has a new option for those diners who want the ambiance of a restaurant but hate the wait. The company has unveiled a dine-in feature in so...
10:32 2019-07-03

Grannies In Running Shoes Are Delivering Ramen For Uber In Japan Uber's strategy for Japan, where ride-sharing is banned, is as unique as the country itself - think grandma in running shoes delivering ramen noodles...
22:16 2019-07-07

Uber enlists "Qute" to take on India's choked, polluted roads Uber Technologies Inc has launched a new ride-hailing service in India's tech capital Bengaluru that will use miniature gas-powered cars called "Qut...
11:16 2019-06-13

Moonday Morning: South Korea lost $2.3 billion to cryptocurrency crimes over last 2 years Welcome to Monday, and welcome to another Moonday Mornings, Hard Fork’s wrap-up of the weekend’s top cryptocurrency and blockchain headlines. Let’s t...
05:32 2019-07-22

Fake cryptocurrency apps on Google Play try to profit on bitcoin price surge Enlarge (credit: Google) Google's official Play Store has been caught hosting malicious apps that targeted Android users with an interest in crypto...
22:48 2019-05-23

France creates G7 cryptocurrency task force as Facebook's Libra unsettles governments France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook's Libra are governed by regulations ranging from ...
08:16 2019-06-21

As Bitcoin surges, hackers rush to spread cryptocurrency malware on Google Play An unfortunate consequence of Bitcoin’s price revival in recent weeks is the resurgence of cryptocurrency malware on Google Play. ESET security resea...
08:16 2019-05-23

Google Play hosted phishing apps impersonating Turkish cryptocurrency exchange Malicious apps impersonating Turkish cryptocurrency exchange BtcTurk are circumventing Google’s recently adopted security enhancing measures. Accordi...
12:48 2019-06-17

Facebook privately pitched its cryptocurrency plan last month to regulators. They were left even more scared. Two days after Facebook announced plans for the creation of a new cryptocurrency for its 2.7 billion users last month, the tech giant presented its 1...
20:01 2019-07-16

Australian civil servant faces 10 years for mining cryptocurrency on government computers An Australian government employee is appearing in court today after using work equipment to mine cryptocurrency for his own gain. The Australian Fede...
08:37 2019-05-21

‘Crypto Twitter’ anxiously awaits white paper for Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency Tomorrow, Facebook is expected to release full details of its new “cryptocurrency” project Libra — as always, Twitter has lots to say. Few concrete f...
12:48 2019-06-17

Senate Banking Committee Schedules Hearing on Facebook's Massive Cryptocurrency Project The U.S. Senate Banking Committee is set to scrutinize Facebook’s cryptocurrency ambitions at a hearing set for July 16, Reuters reported on Wednesda...
07:00 2019-06-20

India To Order Taxi Aggregators Like Uber, Ola To Go Electric By 2026: Report India plans to order taxi aggregators like Uber and Ola to convert 40% of their fleet of cars to electric by April 2026, according to a source and re...
18:32 2019-06-06

The Uber of prescription drugs: Web startups raise concerns about access to Rx medicine Startups like Hims and Roman have found a profitable new business model for selling Rx drugs online, but the websites are raising safety concerns. &...
16:16 2019-06-06

Uber targets expansion in fast-growing West African markets Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc is in talks with regulators over plans to expand into two West African countries and provide a boat se...
04:48 2019-06-28

Woman who claimed to be Uber driver charged with smuggling immigrants in New Mexico The driver, Evelyn Limas, has been charged with one felony count of smuggling undocumented immigrants.        ...
00:32 2019-07-12

Uber rival Bolt relaunches in London after quick 2017 exit LONDON (AP) — Estonian ride-hailing service Bolt has launched service in London two years after a short-lived attempt to expand in the British capita...
10:16 2019-06-11

Regulator Finds Uber Eats's Stiffing of Restaurants Hard to Stomach Uber Technologies will no longer be able to charge restaurants in Australia for delivery mishaps outside their control, after the practice was deemed...
11:01 2019-07-17