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Uber Lite is a barebones version of the app that comes in at just 5MB

Uber Lite is making its way to India, and will expand to other emerging markets later this year.

India is one of Uber’s largest markets, and the ride-sharing service is doubling down in the country with a new lightweight version of its app. Dubbed Uber Lite, the app comes in at just 5MB, and is designed primarily to run on low-end hardware and 2G networks. The app strips out the vehicle animations, and you don’t even get  [Read More…]

How to book an Uber using Google Maps

You can now book an Uber without ever leaving Google Maps.

Previous versions of Google Maps showed tariff estimates and wait times for ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, but an update rolled out earlier this year made it easier to book a ride without ever leaving Google Maps.

With the new ride services feature, you’ll see a price breakdown between various tiers, as well as a visual representation of drivers in your area. As long as  [Read More…]

Uber is bringing its food delivery service to India

Uber’s on-demand online food delivery service is coming to India.

Uber has announced that its standalone food delivery app UberEATS will be making its debut in India shortly. The service is currently available in 58 cities around the world, and will launch in at least six cities across India.

From UberEATS’ Asia Pacific head Allen Penn:

I am incredibly excited about bringing UberEATS to India. This is a significant investment, it spans multiple cities and regions,  [Read More…]

Now you can easily hail a ride from Uber or Lyft inside Google Maps

Why did it take so long for this kind of functionality to come to Google Maps?

Google has announced that you can now hail a ride from your preferred ride-sharing service directly through the Maps app. Tap on the icon of the guy hailing a ride and Maps will offer you a complete list of ride options, including special offers and promotions for both Uber and Lyft.

The Google Maps  [Read More…]

How to use Google Home to call an Uber

Google Home is supposed to be a digital assistant, so why not use it to call a car?

One of the first integrations announced with Google Home was Uber, meaning you can use your new smart connected speaker to seamlessly call a car to get you and your friends where you need to go. The problem, as is always the case with voice-activated interfaces, is that you don’t know how this all works until you try it  [Read More…]

Daily Briefing: Facebook and Uber are eating the world

Android news, fresh out of the oven. It is Wednesday, November 2.

Facebook is everywhere. The company that everyone loves to hate is now used by more than a billion people per day on mobile devices alone, and nearly two billion overall. And after being accused of not understanding mobile, opting for a time to use HTML5 apps instead of native code, Facebook is almost entirely reliant on mobile for its advertising revenue.

That’s an incredible  [Read More…]

You can now book an Uber or Ola directly from Google search results in India

Google Maps picked up integration for ride-hailing services earlier this year, allowing customers to see fare estimates and pickup times for Uber, myTaxi, Ola, Gett, and other services from within the Maps interface.

The company is now rolling out the feature to its search results. Just enter your intended destination in the Google Search app or in Chrome, and you’ll see fare estimates and pickup times for ride services within the search results.

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Wednesday’s best tech bargains: $5 Uber discount code for all, Pebble Time Steel smartwatch

We’ve got a lot of new accessory deals to officially kick off July. If you have been waiting on chargers and accessories, now is your time to take advantage of some of these sweet deals our friends have hooked you up with. The Vantrue R2 Dash Cam records in HD with a wide 170 degree

Uber will now deliver delicious food in 30 minutes across central London

UberEATS has launched in London, enabling those located within the center of the UK capital to have food delivered within 30 minutes. Just when you thought the company had revolutionized the hiring of taxis, it now wants to bring delicious food right to your door step.

Before looking into using the service, you can check if your home or work address is covered by Uber on the official website. If you’re all set to go, think  [Read More…]

Uber begins Scheduled Rides rollout in Seattle, more cities coming soon

Uber has started rolling out its new Scheduled Rides feature, starting in Seattle, for its business customers. It will allow those users to schedule a pickup date from the shared ride service from 30 minutes to 30 days in advance.

Uber stated:

Since the option to schedule a ride is a top-requested feature from business travelers, we’re excited to give priority access to riders who have Business Profiles or are linked to their company’s Uber for  [Read More…]