In a government filing, the company said demand for ride-hailing, which plunged during coronavirus lockdowns last year, has recovered more quickly than expected as daily COVID-19 vaccinations exceed 3 million per day in the U.S.
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APPLE MUSIC LAUNCHES MORE THAN 100 CITY-FOCUSED MUSIC CHARTS
Apple Music is coming to a city near you — the streaming service has launched daily music charts focused on particular cities around the world, including New York City, Tokyo and Lagos.
APPLE'S iPHONE PRIVACY CLAMPDOWN ARRIVES AFTER 7-MONTH DELAY
Apple is following through on its pledge to crack down on Facebook and other snoopy apps that secretly shadow people on their iPhones in order to target more advertising at users.
APPLE PROFIT SOARS IN LATEST QUARTER ON HIGHER iPHONE SALES
Demand for the iPhone and other Apple products drove profits to more than double in the January-March period as the tech giant continued to capitalize on smartphone addiction.
DUTCH GOVERNMENT PAUSES CORONAVIRUS APP OVER DATA LEAK FEARS
The Dutch government has temporarily disabled its coronavirus warning app amid data privacy concerns for people who have the app installed on phones using the Android operating system.
iPAD PRO 2021: SUPERCHARGED WITH XDR DISPLAY, M1 CHIP, & THUNDERBOLT
The iPad Pro has become something of a workhorse in recent years, offering professionals an alternative to a laptop with cutting-edge capabilities and software.
CHINA'S HUAWEI SAYS SALES DOWN 16.5% AMID US SANCTIONS
Embattled Chinese tech giant Huawei said first-quarter revenue fell after it sold its lower-priced Honor smartphone brand, but profitability improved.
UBER TO RECRUIT 20,000 UK DRIVERS ON POST-LOCKDOWN DEMAND
Uber plans to recruit 20,000 more drivers in the United Kingdom to help fill swelling demand for rides as the country’s coronavirus lockdown restrictions ease.
DAIMLER TRUCK, VOLVO TO MAKE FUEL CELLS IN EUROPE FROM 2025
Germany’s Daimler Truck AG and Sweden’s Volvo Group say they plan to jointly manufacture hydrogen fuel cells for trucks in Europe starting in 2025 and called on European Union policymakers to boost incentives for climate-neutral technologies.
GM: SOFTWARE, NEW BATTERY PARTS WILL SOLVE BOLT FIRE ISSUES
Engineers at General Motors have figured out how to fix a battery problem with the Chevrolet Bolt electric hatchback that caused five of them to catch fire.
FACEBOOK REPORTS SOARING QUARTERLY AD REVENUE, STOCK JUMPS
Facebook’s stock jumped Wednesday into record territory after the social media giant reported stronger-than-expected results for the first quarter thanks to soaring ad revenue.
○ Riders are flocking back to ride-hailing, but drivers need more nudging
In Hot Pursuit
Chris Urmson’s company, Aurora, has merged with Uber’s self-driving unit to take on Waymo
Built To Last
Long known for its heavy industry, Pittsburgh has reinvented itself as a thriving tech hub
Coming to America
Jitse Groen’s food delivery empire prepares to take on DoorDash and Uber Eats
COMPANY TESTING FULLY DRIVERLESS CARS ON LAS VEGAS STREETS
An autonomous vehicle company has been testing its cars in Las Vegas without a human backup driver ready to take control in an emergency.
FROM ZOOM TO QUIBI, THE TECH WINNERS AND LOSERS OF 2020
We streamed, we Zoomed, we ordered groceries and houseplants online, we created virtual villages while navigating laptop shortages to work and learn from home. In many ways, 2020’s pandemic-induced isolation threw our dependence on technology into overdrive, snipping away at our real-life connections while bringing digital relationships to the fore.
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GUY FIERI DISHES UP $21.5M FOR FOOD WORKERS
CELEBRITY chef Guy Fieri is eating up heaps of praise for handing out $500 grants to more than 43,000 restaurant workers across the nation!
AURORA TO BUY UBER'S SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES ARM
Uber is selling off its autonomous vehicles development arm to Aurora as the ride-hailing company slims down after its revenues were pummeled by the coronavirus pandemic.
LYFT'S ZIMMER TALKS FUTURE OF WORKPLACE, ELECTRIC VEHICLES
Lyft scored a major victory when California voters passed Proposition 22, allowing app-based companies to treat drivers as contractors instead of employees and saving the company from what many anticipated would be crippling expenses.