The ice cream machine is still broke, however.*****
Uber Technologies Inc will suspend its service in Taiwan from Feb. 10 over dispute with the island's authorities over mounting fines.*****
For now, humans still remain in the drivers seat, even in the self-driving Uber cars currently being trained to eventually work without their input.*****
Uber settled a couple of big lawsuits on Thursday, but the fundamental question underlying the sharing economy still remains.*****
If you're wondering what Google's new set of offices will look like, an early set of mockups has been released to show its possible appearance once constructed. The images feature a quirky and unique design.*****
Uber is broadening its operations by setting its sights on Argentina. The announcement, however, wasn't welcomed warmly.*****
Silicon Valley has a diversity problem. It also has a lot of money. Some of that money is now going to Washington, D.C.*****
This week was a busy one for Facebook. It launched a new collaboration with Uber through Messenger, announced changes to its controversial "real name" policy, launched its fast-loading Instant Articles for Android, and finally, Facebook was named the most popular smartphone app of 2015 by a Nielsen report. Meanwhile, Twitter hit an all-time low on Wall Street.*****
Google's self-driving car will be hitting the road soon, as a full-blown for-profit independent company under Google's new umbrella company, Alphabet. The evolution of Google's self-driving car will take a step up in 2016, as Alphabet seeks to compete with Uber through its own self-driving version of a ride-sharing service.*****
If you thought Uber already won the battle for supremacy in taxi apps, think again. Spanish rival Cabify just finished a funding round that packed $12 million more in its war chest, which it seeks to use in order to expand into more Latin American cities.*****
Here's how Uber is using unconventional strategies to address the interesting peculiarities the company is finding in new markets across the world, starting with Colombia.*****
The Uber app service could reportedly help its drivers earn an income of nearly $100,000, much more than average taxi drivers.*****
Bloomberg reported that Uber, a San Francisco-based company that provides a mobile car booking service, is now in talks to raise its financing. The move would place the company's value at above $10 billion, nearly tripling its previous value of $3.5 billion last year, when it raised $258 million.*****
The City of Shanghai imposed strict laws against the use of cab-hailing smarphone apps Thursday, according a CNN report.
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