Uber rival Bolt raises cash, hits $8 bln value
12 January 2022 | 11:10 am
Uber rival Bolt says it has raised $711 in new funding from investors, with its value now put at over $8 billion.
6 Aug 2020
On Popsicles, this week, Theatre Arts graduate of the University of Lagos, Steve Chucks speaks on growing up, his career as a content creator, an actor, and comedy skits.
7 Aug 2020
Uber bookings plummeted by nearly three-quarters in April, May and June due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, the company's food delivery service reported a 103% jump in revenue as more people stayed at home and ordered food.
2 Sep 2020
The world’s largest ride-hailing service has announced a new rule to ensure that customers wear face masks as the firm tries to win back cautious customers. Uber says its system is able to detect the mask.
2 Sep 2020
As the world ground to halt and people stayed home, Zoom's video conferencing service boomed. Second-quarter growth raised the company’s value above well-established global brands.
29 Sep 2020
Uber has been granted the right to resume operating in London, despite what a judge described as "historical failures". The ride-sharing platform had faced scrutiny over safety protocols and its screening of drivers. Also in the show: the French government unveils its 2021 budget as it tries to lift the economy out of a coronavirus-induced recession, and TikTok gets a reprieve in the US.
12 Nov 2020
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Friday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Friday.
22 Nov 2020
Sanctions combined with global economic malaise are a double hit on North Korea. In Japan, there is concern that a pro-Pyongyang newspaper in Tokyo has introduced a paywall to funnel money into the Kim regime's coffers.
3 Dec 2020
The move ends a six-month row over an Israeli plan to annex part of the West Bank. Under the Oslo Peace accords, Israel collects taxes and duties on the PA's behalf, but then quite often withholds them.
27 Dec 2020
Hundreds of angry Iraqis protest in several cities against a currency devaluation that has slashed their purchasing power amid a pandemic-fuelled economic crisis. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) at the weekend devalued the currency by over a fifth against the US dollar, officially re-pegging the dinar at a bank rate of 1,460 to the greenback.
18 Mar 2021
Uber will give workers' rights, including the minimum wage and holiday pay, to all of its more than 70,000 British drivers after the ride-hailing app lost a battle in the Supreme Court last month.
27 Apr 2021
This report tells us more about the need for right value orientation in Nigeria.
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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa, who delivered the keynote address at this year's DW Global Media Forum in Bonn, has been at the forefront of the campaign against fake news and disinformation in the Philippines.
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In less than a decade, India's digital penetration has more than doubled to reach over 50 percent of its 1.3 billion residents. It's all part of PM Narendra Modi's ambitious plan to turn the country into a trillion-dollar digital economy.
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It's been one year since Myanmar's military toppled the democratically elected government and launched a brutal crackdown on popular protest. DW spoke with Dr. Sasa, a spokesman for Myanmar's government-in-exile, about how the opposition plans to restore democratic rule.
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Three years into Lebanon's devastating financial collapse, some 80 percent of the population is now living below the poverty line. The situation is driving more and more people to risk their lives on the open seas.
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A Russian-installed official in the Ukrainian city of Kherson says Russian forces who have conceded swaths of territory are "regrouping." Kyiv claims gains in three of the four regions Moscow says it has now annexed.