On Monday, December 7, Uber and startup Aurora Technologies announced an agreement under which Aurora will take over Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group, which has been developing self-governing cars. Under the terms of the agreement, Uber will receive $ 400 million, 26% of Aurora shares, and the general director of the taxi service, Dara Khosrowshahi, will receive a seat on the board of directors of Aurora.
The deal actually means that Uber has given up its efforts to develop its own self-governing car. Although initially the company significantly overtook its main competitors Google and Tesla in the development of such technologies, it faced serious problems. It was the Uber car that killed a pedestrian in Arizona, after which the company suspended its test program for such cars. In addition, Uber investors have become increasingly demanding that the company focus its efforts on making its core business, a taxi service, profitable.
Aurora Technologies was established in 2017 and is supported by Amazon and Sequoia. After another round of financing last July, the company was valued at $ 2.5 billion. According to Aurora, its value has quadrupled to $ 10 billion as a result of the agreement with Uber.
Shares of Lyft, which fell 16.2% since the beginning of the year but jumped 37.4% over the past week, rose 5.8% amid investor reaction to the company’s quarterly report. Lyft reported a loss for the third quarter (ended September 30) at $ 1.46, which is worse than analysts’ forecasts at – $ 0.91 loss per […]
Taxi service Uber Technologies Inc. wants to sell the part of its stake in the Chinese taxi ordering service Didi Chuxing worth $ 6.3 billion, writes Bloomberg agency. According to sources, Uber is negotiating the sale of shares in Didi with Japanese company SoftBank Group, which is the major shareholder in both companies. “Although various […]
Uber has already tried to give drivers more autonomy so that they are considered contractors rather than employees. A California court has issued a preliminary order ordering Uber and Lyft to immediately retrain drivers from contractors to company employees. The order will take effect in 10 days. As independent contractors, Uber and Lyft drivers do […]
Shares of Uber, which rose on 16.7% since the beginning of the year, fell 2.65% after the close of trading on Thursday, in response to the results of the second quarter. Uber management called the quarter “the hardest in history”, given the sharp drop in passenger traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same […]
Against the background of recent events, the issue of nationalization of enterprises in Ukraine is currently discussed with enviable activity. Even those citizens for whom this issue is not a subject of personal interest, were involved in some sort of discourse on the advantages and disadvantages of this process. What is the sense of nationalization, […]Next
According to Interfax-Ukraine, Fozzy Commercial and Industrial Group (CIG) in connection with Trash new retail chain storey creation, has registered LLC Silpo-Food at the beginning of August. According to information in the Single state register of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs, PJSC became the founder of PJSC Closed Undiversified Venture Corporate Investment Fund Retail Capital. […]Next
The current management of the state company Ukrzaliznytsia does not intend to implement the initiative of the previous management to involve representatives of the German company Deutsche Bahn in the management of the Ukrainian railways. This was stated by the head of the board of the UZ Volodymyr Zhmak in the interview with the edition […]Next
Due to the elimination of corruption patterns in the energy sector, the State Treasury has saved 140 billion UAH. On this figure notified the head of the government of Ukraine Volodymyr Hroisman in an interview to the national news agency Ukrinform. According to the Prime Minister the compensations for Naftohaz and LMKP Teplokommunenergo were hundreds […]Next
Fintech company Ant Group, a division of the Chinese Internet company Alibaba, plans to hold an initial public offering (IPO) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange this year. This could become one of the largest IPOs in the world in 2020, according to Reuters citing sources aware of the situation. According to one of the […]Next
In the second quarter of 2020, China’s economy grew after a historic downturn in the previous three months. This was reported by Interfax with reference to the State Statistical Office of China on Thursday, June 16. Thus, China’s GDP in April-June increased by 3.2% compared to the same period last year. The recovery was caused […]Next
Switzerland is an amazing country, and not only in the sense of the unsurpassed beauty of the landscape, but also in the incredible economic performance having ultralow natural resources. Switzerland is a country with almost complete lack of mineral deposits. Most of the territory consists of mountain ranges of the Alps. There is everything you […]Next
Personal position, incredible belief in yourself and in what you do, the constant acquisition of new skills and flexibility, having learned which, in the future you will be able to beat usefully any idea. These are the most important principles by which develops business, said business manager Yuliia Zoteeva. During her training Yuliia substantiate her […]Next
Recently, it was reported that the largest Romanian company Antibiotice is going to expand the scope of activities, and to develop a pharmaceutical market in Ukraine. According to the informed sources, the first office of the Romanian pharmaceutical company Antibiotice will be opened in the Vinnitsa region. This was agreed between the Antibiotice CEO and […]Next
Along of goods transit blockade by Russia, and also its trade aggression, Ukraine in 2016 will lose about $900 million Natalya Mikolskaya, the deputy Minister of economic development, the sales representative of Ukraine declares that losses of Ukraine owing to trade aggression of Russia will have constituted $900 million until the end of the year. […]Next
The National Bank did not participate in trading on the interbank foreign exchange market this week, the regulator’s press service reports. In addition, the central bank did not go to the interbank market last week. Moreover, in the first two weeks of February, the NBU bought $ 200 million to curb the strengthening of the […]Next
Exports of goods accounts for a third of Ukraine’s GDP.But we sell primarily raw materials abroad. It is a marker of underdeveloped countries and a path that does not contribute to economic development. Our state’s strategic task is to increase the exports of high-tech goods with high added value: that is, not just to grow […]Next
The Agrofusion agribusiness holding intends to invest $ 50 million in building a plant for processing tomatoes in the Mykolaiv region. This is stated in a message on the site of the Mykolayiv Regional State Administration. “The Agrofusion Company begins construction of a new plant for processing tomatoes in Snigirevskyi district, which will be the largest […]Next
The American division of the automaker Volkswagen AG reported a data leak, which affected more than 3.3 million customers and potential buyers in North America. Reuters with reference to the Volkswagen Group of America reported this. “The leak occurred after one of the company’s suppliers in the period between August 2019 and May 2021 left […]Next
On 21st of March 2019, at 7 pm, The German-Ukrainian Chamber of Industry and Commerce for the first time will get a VIP treatment for the key men, executives and stakeholders of German and Ukrainian businesses in a ball-room of Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv. During this exquisite event, guests will enjoy a bright ball night […]Next
Lactalis dairy products manufacturer has signed an agreement with the Italian company Parmalat – one of the main competitors of the French group in Europe. According to official information, it is about the acquisition of more than 12.2% of the shares of Parmalat: the value of one security is 2.8 dollars per piece. It should […]Next