The stars aligned for Praveen Raj, who was surprised to get matched with his elder brother on ride-sharing app Grab, on Tuesday.

His brother, Pritheevy, didn't waste a moment to troll him first though, and started sending him messages in the app to hurry to the pick-up point.

That messed up moment when you book GRAB and you get your Brother but it's NOT cash @PRJ_10 😫😫😫 pic.twitter.com/PM533JdNpx

— King Prav 👑 (@MrFAwesome) August 22, 2017 Read more...

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Guy discovers big brother is his rideshare driver, trolls him mercilessly

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It's hard enough finding a rideshare driver during peak hour, but imagine getting your brother, too. 

The stars aligned for Praveen Raj, who was surprised to get matched with his elder brother on ride-sharing app Grab, on Tuesday.

His brother, Pritheevy, didn't waste a moment to troll him first though, and started sending him messages in the app to hurry to the pick-up point.

That messed up moment when you book GRAB and you get your Brother but it's NOT cash @PRJ_10 😫😫😫 pic.twitter.com/PM533JdNpx

— King Prav 👑 (@MrFAwesome) August 22, 2017 Read more...

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Today the company announced several new features meant to make it easier for Uber drivers to plan trips around their schedules. 

Now, drivers will be alerted if a ride is likely to take 45 minutes or longer, and they can opt to decline it. 

Moreover, declining rides won't negatively impact drivers as much as it did before.

This has been a sore point for many drivers as refusing to take a certain number of rides could affect their account status and their ability to take advantage of certain promotions. This will no longer be the case. Read more...

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Uber makes it easier for drivers to decline rides

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Uber is stepping up its efforts to win over drivers — by making it easier for them to say no to rides they don't want to take.

Today the company announced several new features meant to make it easier for Uber drivers to plan trips around their schedules. 

Now, drivers will be alerted if a ride is likely to take 45 minutes or longer, and they can opt to decline it. 

Moreover, declining rides won't negatively impact drivers as much as it did before.

This has been a sore point for many drivers as refusing to take a certain number of rides could affect their account status and their ability to take advantage of certain promotions. This will no longer be the case. Read more...

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Uber’s more flexible driver policies promise fewer cancelled rides

If you've used Uber long enough, you've probably encountered drivers who've canceled trips simply because they weren't convenient. They didn't want to travel far or had an appointment to make, for instance. You might not have to put up with those sur...
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Walmart expands its grocery delivery business, powered by Uber

 Walmart is expanding a test of its grocery delivery service, powered by Uber, the company announced this week. The retailer is now offering grocery delivery in two new markets – Dallas and Orlando – which join Tampa and Phoenix as locations where consumers can shop online for grocery items, then opt to have them come to their home for an additional $9.95 fee. Grocery delivery has… Read More
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Walmart expands its grocery delivery business, powered by Uber

 Walmart is expanding a test of its grocery delivery service, powered by Uber, the company announced this week. The retailer is now offering grocery delivery in two new markets – Dallas and Orlando – which join Tampa and Phoenix as locations where consumers can shop online for grocery items, then opt to have them come to their home for an additional $9.95 fee. Grocery delivery has… Read More
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Uber adds more driver-friendly features as it hits $50M in tips

 Uber has made some changes to its driver experience, as part of its ongoing ‘180 Days of Change’ campaign. Uber introduced the 180 days effort in June, with its decision to finally add tipping to its app as the first in a series of changes designed to improve the driver experience and reduce turnover among that important user group. Now, Uber is adding a few new features,… Read More
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Uber said to have considered automaker joint ventures for self-driving

 Uber was reportedly approached by an unnamed automaker about a potential acquisition of its self-driving business, according to The Information. The idea was shot down by Uber execs, but the approach did prompt debate at the ride hailing company around potentially partnering with an automaker on development of self-driving tech, possibly even through the formation of a joint venture.… Read More
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Crunch Report | Google Pays Apple Lots of $$$ for Search

Google pays Apple lots of money for search, Uber’s next CEO could possibly be Jeff Immelt, Volkswagen electric Microbus is going on sale in 2022 and the Tesla Model X beat a Lambo in a drag race. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
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Crunch Report | Google Pays Apple Lots of $$$ for Search

Google pays Apple lots of money for search, Uber’s next CEO could possibly be Jeff Immelt, Volkswagen electric Microbus is going on sale in 2022 and the Tesla Model X beat a Lambo in a drag race. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
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Walmart is slowly expanding its Uber-powered grocery delivery

Walmart has been testing a grocery delivery service since 2013, when it expanded from San Francisco and San Jose to the Denver market. It's been using ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to deliver the goods since last year, in Denver and Phoen...