Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi today announced a series of updates and expansions coming to the Uber mobile app, which will provide users with „a great variety of transportation modes“ all in one place.
Uber’s new updates include the ability for customers to gain access to bikes, car rentals, and public transportation tickets, all in addition to the app’s traditional ride-hailing services.
To start, today the company is expanding „Uber Bike by JUMP“ into Washington, DC, following an initial pilot in San Francisco in January.
JUMP provides customers with „pedal-assist“ electric bicycles to get to their [...]
Apple’s main iPhone manufacturer in India is closing in on a land deal in the tech hub of Bengaluru that will see the firm invest around $157 million to assemble iPhone SE and potentially iPhone 6s models on the site, according to Reuters.
Unnamed Indian government officials on Wednesday reportedly confirmed the Taiwanese contractor’s intentions, which could result in its iPhone SE assembly unit taking over about 100 acres in and around the capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka.
Wistron executives reportedly toured the area in November and met with the industries minister of Karnataka earlier this month, and a deal on the land lease [...]
Today at CES, smart lock maker August announced the expansion of its in-home delivery service „August Access,“ which will roll out in partnership with delivery company Deliv. Similar to Amazon Key, customers who use August’s service will grant Deliv drivers one-time access into their home so that packages aren’t left outside (via TechCrunch).
August’s service will expand upon its previous August Access platform by opening it up to any interested online retailer, allowing users to order products from these stores and select the August Access in-home delivery option. As long as customers have smart locks from August, Emtek, or Yale, August will [...]
One of Apple’s tiniest retail stores, at the WestQuay shopping center in Southampton, UK, is getting a much-needed expansion this weekend.
Apple’s tiny WestQuay retail store opened in February 2007 The current store, which recently turned 10 years old, will close on Friday evening for the final time, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. On Saturday, a larger store will open down the hall, taking over two units previously occupied by British retailers Sports Direct and Monsoon, the people said.
Lending credence to our report is a WestQuay floor plan with two vacant units—SU41 and MSU2—just steps away from Apple’s current location [...]