In addition to the tipping rule, Uber will also give drivers a smaller two-minute window to earn a cancellation fee, down from the five-minute buffer. It's all part of what Uber is calling a 180-day stretch of new updates and options to help make conditions better for its massive network of self-employed drivers. The U.S. Justice Department is investigating Uber's past usage of phony software created to thwart regulators.
As a result of an extensive internal investigation by the U.S. Attorney General, Uber is reviewing a list of 47 recommendations to implement within the company. As users may have noticed, the previously mandatory-seeming rating screen, for riders rating drivers, is now optional and pushed to the bottom of the screen when you open the app for your next ride. The company, which has always avoided in-app tipping like the plague is now adding an option for the same within its main application. It's also allowing more drivers to designate the routes that they want to travel to keep them closer to a preferred destination. In a Medium post previous year, Uber explained its reasoning against tipping. Uber has long rejected the idea of tipping for numerous reasons.
While its change of heart has been welcome by most (certainly, its driver must be cheering), others were quick to assign ulterior motives to the company, whose business has been impacted by its abundance of poor publicity throughout 2017, at least in the U.S.
In early January, Uber accounted for 56.8 percent of all rides in the city, while Lyft had 9.5 percent.
A rider boycott in late January knocked Uber ridership down to 52.7 percent, while Lyft grew to a 12.8 percent share.
However, pharma stocks such as Dr Reddy , Sun Pharma and Cipla attracted fresh buying and gained up to 3.79 percent. However, the BSE market breadth was slightly bullish - with 1,351 declines and 1,330 advances.
According to AOL , Geimer asked Gordon to bestow an "act of mercy" on her family by settling the case against the filmmaker. Braun hopes to use the testimony to persuade European authorities to rescind the worldwide arrest warrant against Polanski.
Some new pieces of artwork, concept art, and screenshots were released for the game, which you can check out below. In a gimmick a lot like amiibo, you can use collectable starship toys and have them replicated in the game.
Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reported the Phoenix Suns could be the third team in a multi-club trade involving the Cavs. In the meantime, the Bulls are preparing for the draft, in which they own the 16th and 38th picks.
It doesn't always come off but as of late this is the kind of game that we love when you're up against it in a different country. But I think the great thing about going back out there and having another chance is that we can see how far we've come.
Holding his hand to his neck, he said, "I'm going to die ", she recalled. "I'll stab you, too, (expletive)", he said. Christian continued to shout and rave during his court appearance, at one time yelling, "You call it terrorism".
Instead she stuck to her formula - "Hard Brexit", tough-sounding language, "it's all about immigration". A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a pop concert in Manchester on May 22, killing 22 people.
The Warriors thought they were carving out their place in history when they set a record with 73 wins last season. He scored 39 points, hauled in 11 rebounds, dished nine assists while logging one steak and one block to boot.
She also organized and headlined the One Love Manchester benefit concerton Sunday (June 4) in their honour. The song will reportedly raise money for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund and the British Red Cross .
Comey, who was sacked in May, said this assessment was a "high-confidence judgment" of the entire American intelligence community. But he added: "Again, I take the president's words". "And I said, 'Why would I do that?' And she said, 'Just call it a matter'".
Attorney General Eric Holder is leading a separate investigation into sexual harassment and discrimination claims at company. The findings of the Covington & Burling report were presented to Uber's board members last week.
GM Griffin, Cavs part ways after title, 3 straight Finals
In the release, Griffin was recognized by Gilbert for his role in helping the Cavs win their first championship in 2015-16. Gilbert has owned the Cavs since 2005 and has never kept a general manager beyond his first contract with the team.
Sexy Ways To Celebrate The Summer Solstice
Specifically, summer solstice occurs as a result of the sun reaching it's highest point of the year at the Tropic of Cancer. We are lucky to live somewhere that is sunny and feels like summer all year long, and sometimes we forget to appreciate it.
Cosby prosecutor undeterred by mistrial, vows to try again
His popularity also made him an in-demand product endorser, and he appeared in commercials for Jell-O, Coca-Cola, Ford and others. Cosby was eventually charged in December 2015, just days before the statute of limitations was set to expire.
To North Korea and back: Otto Warmbier's strange, sad trip
President Donald Trump has made "solving" the peninsula's problem a top priority for his administration. "But it's not easy". Rodman is a recurring visitor to North Korea , where he has been feted by dictator Kim Jong Un and has praised the regime.
Stanley Cup Not That Simple
But he does believe they have an advantage with the series down to a best-of-three and two of the games of the road. Pittsburgh then added three more goals in the second period from Conor Sheary , Phil Kessel and Ron Hainsey .
Doctor says Otto Warmbier has brain damage
He said Otto "is not in great shape right now" and that his family is "adjusting to a different reality". On Monday, Yun and two physicians medically evacuated Warmbier.
Judge declares mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case
Gloria Allred , an attorney representing more than 30 Cosby accusers, welcomed the prosecutors' decision to seek a retrial. Andy Lassner, executive producer of The Ellen Show , wrote " I BELIEVE YOU" to the women accusing Cosby of sexual assault.
Proud papa Johnson poised to defend US Open title
Open victor , and number nine Rickie Fowler , zeroing in on a maiden major, will spearhead the American charge along with Johnson. If we had a sudden-death play-off one player would have won, if it's a three or four-hole play-off another player would have won.
Apple iPad Pro review: Is this a laptop replacement?
According to a report published by Game Debate , Apple's iMac Pro will be the first to debut the AMD Radeon Vega graphics card. The difference in real estate is indiscernible, however, so the 10.5-inch iPad Pro still feels like the flawless size for me.
Apple unveils 'HomePod' speaker, first new product in years
This display will be powered by AMD Vega graphics cards that will be able to provide up to 22 Teraflops of computing performance. Featuring next-generation Intel Xeon processors up to 18 cores, iMac Pro is created to handle the most demanding pro workflows.
Two US soldiers killed in attack by Afghan soldier
The policemen were patrolling too close to a Taliban base when they came under attack, provincial spokesman Omar Zhwak told AFP. In a statement from Washington, the Pentagon doesn't provide details about what led to the deaths of the USA soldiers.