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 […]
Purchase and sale of an asset or share of the equity are generally associated with the participation of the foreign investor.Whether is it? Practically all agricultural companies in the market of Ukraine are financed from the external market. The name of each company speaks for itself: foreign abbreviations at the end. All this information you […]Next
The position of the richest man in the world, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reached $ 199.7 billion, which is a record for a businessman. This was reported on Wednesday by Forbes magazine. The publication noted that during the trading of Amazon shares on Tuesday, the state of Bezos even exceeded the mark of $ 200 […]Next
Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) in the period of the interim administration and liquidation of insolvent Delta Bank recognized as negligible 175 deals worth 22.292 billion UAH. According to the DIF, in particular, to 11 business transactions, including the sale of the assets with the discount, or related parties, transaction of 12.2 million UAH were recognized […]Next
Ukraine can start production of small modular reactors (MMR). Negotiations are underway between the Ministry of Energy and the Czech concern Witkowitz, according to the press service of the agency on Facebook. So far, the parties have agreed to exchange information and set up a working group to further work on the issue. Deputy Minister […]Next
Shares of Nikola fell to 36.45% over the last week. Energy giant BP’s announcement on Wednesday that it is abandoning a potential partnership with Nikola, which exacerbated a number of problems faced by the startup in the recent days. Nikola planned to organize the production of its cars in partnership with other large manufacturers and […]Next
The net profit of the largest Chinese Internet company Alibaba Group Holding for the six months of 2020-2021 fiscal year (ended September 30) fell by 19% year on year and amounted to 10.746 billion dollars, according to a press release. Adjusted earnings per share were 3.48 yuan ($ 0.51) compared to 4.45 yuan ($ 0.66) […]Next
Shares of Johnson & Johnson, which rose till 1.44% over the past week, on Tuesday closed with a decrease of 2.3%, despite on the publication of a better-than-expected Wall Street experts, a report for 3 fin. quarter. Investors are concerned about the potential consequences of ending the large-scale study of the J&J vaccine against COVID-19, […]Next
The Major Trade Organization USTelecom, which represents the telecommunication companies in the United States, will speak at the court with a lawsuit, demanding for releasing it from the new “net neutrality” rules in the Internet. The new rules of the FCC equate Internet to conventional telecommunication channels and oblige providers equally apply to any traffic […]Next
Two of the biggest telecom operator in France, recently reported about their intentions to merge. The amount of the transaction and its details were not disclosed at the moment. This is not the first attempt to conclude an agreement on the merger, talks between the parties were conducted in the past year, but companies could […]Next
INTENDED POTENTIAL Each country possesses certain positive qualities that enable it to compete for investment when attracting foreign capital. These can be natural resources, geopolitical features, the legal system, level of production, technological and cultural development, etc. Since Ukraine has declared its independence, a certain rating of its investment attractiveness potential has also emerged. Land […]Next
The Deposit Guarantee Fund of individuals introduced a temporary administration in “Fidobank”. It is reported by the press service of the Fund. The decision was made on the base of the decision of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) on May 20 to classify “Fidobank” to the category of the insolvent. Earlier, “Fidobank” reported about […]Next
The state owned enterprise Artemsol plans to open logistics centers in Europe, which will give an opportunity to take new markets and increase the volume of sales of products, says the press-service of the enterprise. “We plan to open logistics centers in Ukraine and in Europe. This will solve the problem of deiveries from the […]Next
On Wednesday, Boeing announced the financial results of the 2nd quarter, which ended on June 30. Boeing Management noted that the company makes “tough, but necessary steps to adapt for a new realities of market.” Aviation giant is experiencing perhaps the most difficult times in its history, faced with a double crisis. On the one […]Next
At the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, July 13, Tesla Inc. stock price fell to $1497 per share from a record $1794 recorded in the first hours after the trading opened. Consequently, the company’s capitalization in just a few hours fell from $321 billion to $277 billion. Tesla’s previous […]Next
Shares of PayPal, increased up to 70.7% since the beginning of the year, continued to rise after the announcement of the financial results of the 2nd quarter which ended on June 30. This is not surprising given the growth of digital payments against the background of the global pandemic COVID-19. “The world has moved into […]Next
This week the report of the Alphabet associated company of Google for the fourth quarter 2015 is eagerly awaited in Wall Street. The company for the first time reports on the results separately from the rest of their enterprises. In October, Google conducted a massive restructuring process and has become a part of Alphabet holding […]Next