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5 Uber Stories You Must Read This Week

Travel Technology | Gabe Zaldivar | June 06, 2016

5 Uber Stories You Must Read This Week

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Uber was all over the news this week.

Rather than take a virtual ride to myriad Internet destinations, we’ve corralled all the main points and placed them right here for your perusal.

You’re welcome.

Japan Bound:

Uber has yet to crack Japan wide open thanks to the country’s limitations on amateur drivers.

However, the town of Kyotango is without a suitable transportation answer for its large contingent of elderly citizens.

According to Engadget, Uber will get its foot in the door here.

Working for Wal-Mart:

Wal-Mart is in the initial throes of a grocery delivery battle with Amazon. According to the LA Times, both Uber and Lyft will be used in test cases to see if the company can wiggle its way into the food-delivery industry.

Saudi Investment:

Uber welcomed an astonishing $3.5 billion investment from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, which now puts its value at over $62 billion.

The cash infusion has come with obvious backlash as the country continues to ban females from driving.

Fire Across The Bow:

Didi president Jean Liu doesn’t sound all that terrified of Uber’s entrance into the Chinese market.

Super Uber:

The New York Daily News profiles Kahseem Panchoo and his tricked-out Uber ride. It’s like a party you ride while on the way to your party and it’s called Super Uber.

The only unfortunate part is the name, because Uber Uber was right there for the taking.


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