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Digital Transformation
Onehouse raises US$8m in seed funding, plans to grow lakehouse product
The founding engineer and architect of the Uber data team has created a new system: Onehouse.
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Ridesharing
Study: Rideshare apps hungry for customers personal data
Data has revealed the most data-hungry rideshare apps on the market, along with other surprising results around their safety and reliability.
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Channel
Lenovo announces further initiation of new channel-first strategy
Lenovo has made further steps towards putting its channel-first strategy into action with its new partner framework Lenovo 360.
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Uber
BluJay enters partnership with Uber Freight to optimise global shipping
BluJay Solutions has entered into a partnership agreement with Uber Freight in a bid to further both companies' commitment to help build global supply chains. 
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Uber
Uber Eats injects $5 million into A/NZ operations as demand surges
“We are putting in place a range of initiatives to continue to support restaurant partners, particularly small business owners, as they keep their kitchens firing to feed people across the country.”
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Uber
Uber’s JUMP e-scooters arrive in Auckland
"Multi-modal transport provides a viable alternative to private vehicles like cars. It’s perfect for short trips or connecting people to public transport."
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Apps
Enjoy the ride: Uber launches comfy option
"We anticipate the enhanced features of Comfort alongside the extended wait time and more experienced drivers in newer cars will be of most interest to a key group of riders."
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Apps
Uber is coming to seven regional NZ locations
Uber’s presence in New Zealand is getting bigger, as the company looks beyond cities and starts to etch out a presence in the regions.
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Uber
The kids are alright: Social media helps Kiwi parents monitor their grownup kids
No matter how old you are, some parents just want to make sure you’re okay when you’re having a night out on the town.
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Uber
Volvo and Uber team up to deliver self-driving vehicle
Uber and Volvo Cars entered a joint engineering agreement in 2016 and have since developed several prototypes aimed at accelerating the companies' self-driving car development. 
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Push a button, get a flight - Uber Air is coming to Melbourne
"In the coming years, with Uber Air, we want to make it possible for people to push a button and get a flight.”
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Cybersecurity
Interview: Uber's CISO reveals lessons learned from breaches
Uber’s chief information security officer John ‘Four’ Flynn has a career history that many technologists could only dream of.
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Uber
Auckland Airport finally gives travellers a dedicated rideshare space
From March 20, Uber and other rideshare providers will now use a dedicated rideshare rank at both the domestic and international terminals.
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Smartphone
Ever lost a diploma? List emerges of things left in NZ Ubers
​​​​​​​Uber New Zealand has released the findings from its 2019 Lost & Found Index, detailing all the things that Kiwis left behind in cars last year.
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Uber
Uber wants you to hail a speedboat in Mumbai
“Uber Boat will enable riders in Mumbai to request a speedboat at the tap of a button through the Uber app."
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Xero
Xero announces new partnerships with Uber and Adobe
“We are continuing to evolve and grow our ecosystem to integrate the best partners and tools."
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Google
NordVPN rounds up the worst data breaches of 2018
In 2018, over a billion people’s data was compromised, according to NordVPN.
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Ransomware
Uber disguised breach ransom payment as a bug bounty reward
“Paying the attackers and then keeping quiet about it afterwards was not, in our view, an appropriate response to the cyber attack."
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Cybersecurity
Financial services must change mindset to contain cyberattacks
CyberArk's EMEA VP discusses evolving techniques of cybercrime in the financial sector and how businesses need to think like attackers.
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IT Automation
Accenture: Data is king in age of disruption
To survive and thrive, companies need to make the most of their data to see trends and act quickly, just as digital disruptors do.
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Cartech
Uber aims to ‘elevate’ its service with flying taxis
According to Uber vertical takeoff and landing aircraft will bring far-reaching changes to global cities.
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Uber
Uber updates bug bounty terms to stop extortion and unauthorised data collection
Any helpful hacker who participates in Uber’s bug bounty program must act in good faith or face legal action.
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New Zealand
Green Acres GO aims to be the Uber of home maintenance
Green Acres GO aims to unlock an untapped workforce, providing opportunities for people to supplement their incomes by providing home services.
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Uber
Kiwi Jedi keep forgetting their lightsabers in Uber cars
Uber released its second annual lost and found index, a snapshot of riders’ most commonly lost and most surprising forgotten items.