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Uber Eats rolls out new Stories feature and Instagram integration in Canada

Uber Eats is rolling out a new ‘Merchant Stories’ feature and integration with Instagram in Canada. The new Stories feature allows restaurants and other merchants to share announcements, special promotions and other updates. It essentially aims to allow merchants to share more personalized information about their restaurants. The Stories will show up in customers’ feeds…

YouTuber creates world’s largest functional Nintendo Switch

While a new 7-inch OLED screen Nintendo Switch Pro is reportedly coming at some point in the future, impatient YouTuber Michael Pick doesn’t want to wait around. He took matters into his own hands and built his own upsized Nintendo Switch. The massive Switch is almost six feet wide, a behemoth compared to the handheld’s…

Uber plans to double the size of its Toronto technical team this year

Uber plans to double the size of its Toronto technical staff by the end of this year, as reported by BNN Bloomberg. The company is looking to hire 60 employees for roles in its engineering, design, data science and product management teams. Uber also plans to form a new team in Canada to focus on…

YouTuber puts Tenet on Game Boy Advance cartridge to spite Christopher Nolan

Tenet writer-director Christopher Nolan has been adamant that the ideal way to watch the sci-fi spy film is on the big screen. Nolan insisted upon this even as some cinemas remained closed for months amid the COVID-19 pandemic, on top of many cinema-goers expressing concerns regarding the spread of the virus in areas where theatrical…

Ottawa city councillor calls for city to adopt Uber-like transit model

Ottawa City Councillor Carol Anne Meehan is pushing for the city to adopt a new on-demand transit model that works similar to Uber. The city’s transit system is continuing to see low ridership as a result of the pandemic. The CBC reports that Meehan says the city is losing around $1 million per week for…

Uber Eats launches in Saanich Peninsula in British Columbia

Uber Eats has finally rolled out in the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Victoria News reports that customers can order food for delivery or pick-up through the service from just north of Sidney into Saanch, including an area west of John Dean Provincial Park. This expansion comes after Uber Eats initially launched…

Uber Eats expands to new cities in Ontario, Alberta, Quebec and B.C.

Uber Eats has expanded its service to new cities across Canada, bringing the total number of markets it’s available in to 120. The new cities include Abbotsford, Nanaimo, Chilliwack, Kamloops, Kelowna and Prince George in British Columbia. The expansion also includes Fort McMurray, Alberta, along with Collingwood-Wasaga and Belleville in Ontario and Saguenay, Quebec. “These…

Rexall partners with Uber Eats to deliver non-prescription essentials

Rexall has partnered with Uber Eats to deliver non-prescription and personal care items from 200 locations. The participating locations are in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Customers can place orders for delivery or in-store pick-up. “We’re excited to launch this new partnership, providing Canadians in 63 cities with a convenient ordering and delivery…

Uber expands ‘Green’ EV ride option to more cities in Canada

Ridesharing isn’t as green as public transportation, but Uber is trying to do what it can to help the environment. Starting Tuesday, the ridesharing app is expanding its Uber Green availability to more than 1,400 North American cities and towns. In Canada, the expansion includes Edmonton, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Niagara Falls, Regina, Saskatoon, Windsor and…

Uber rolls out new ‘Connect’ experience for shipping packages

As COVID-19 restrictions in Canada continue, Uber is rolling out a new Connect experience to help with Secret Santa gifting. Now, easily accessible in the Uber app, Uber Connect offers a faster, safer, postage-free option for contactless delivery.   Additionally, there’s a feature that lets users request to receive a package. “When you need to…

Uber sells its air taxi business to Joby Aviation

Uber has sold its air taxi business to California-based Joby Aviation, days after it sold its self-driving car unit to Aurora Innovation. The ride-hailing company’s deal with Joby includes Uber investing $75 million USD (about $95 million CAD) into the company and an expanded partnership between the two. This investment is in addition to Uber’s…

Uber selling its autonomous driving unit to Aurora Innovation

Uber is selling its autonomous driving unit, Advanced Technologies Group, to San Francisco-based self-driving car startup Aurora Innovation. The company is going to invest $400 million USD (about $512 million CAD) in Aurora Innovation as part of the deal. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is also going to join the company’s board of directors. It’s worth…

Uber launches in Halifax with restrictions amid pandemic

Uber Canada has announced its services are now available in Halifax, Nova Scotia as of December 3rd. However, rides will only be available for essential trips amid the COVID-19 pandemic. People who need to make essential trips, such as picking up a prescription, will be able to use the service. “Uber, a company that moves…

Uber Eats partners with Dan Levy on McDonalds Canada holiday promotion

Uber Eats has teamed up with Toronto-born Schitt’s Creek co-creator and star Dan Levy on a special McDonalds holiday promotion in Canada. To start, all orders of $25 or more between December 1st and December 7th will come with two free Junior Chicken sandwiches. On top of that, there are 14 prizes of $5,000 that you can…

Tim Hortons now offering 6-pack of donuts through Uber Eats for $0.60 plus fees

In the ultimate throwback move, Tim Hortons is now lowering the cost of a six-pack of assorted donuts from $6.59 to $0.60 if you place the order through Uber Eats. According to Canada’s preeminent source for all things Tim Hortons, InsideTimmies, back in 1964, the first Tim Hortons Donut Shop — owned by Canadian NHL…

Uber reportedly in talks to sell its self-driving car division

Uber is reportedly in talks to sell its autonomous vehicle division to its competitor, Aurora Innovation, as first reported by TechCrunch. It’s worth noting that eighteen months ago, the division was valued at $7.25 billion USD (about $9.5 billion CAD), and now it may be sold. Aurora Innovation was founded by three veterans of the…

Woman uses Uber Eats app to order two packets of ketchup from McDonald’s

This is what a hangover gone wrong looks like. A Toronto woman attempted to order a plain McDonald’s burger this past weekend and ended up getting rid of every part of the burger, including the bun and the meat. The woman received only two packets of Heinz ketchup in a takeout container, which ended up…

YouTuber makes Doom Eternal playable on Samsung smart fridge

Over the past few months, we’ve seen Doom playable in several unorthodox ways, including within Minecraft and even on a pregnancy test. Now, the franchise’s latest entry, Doom Eternal, has unofficially made its way to a Samsung smart fridge. To do this, Richard Mallard, who has a YouTube channel called ‘ChillinwithTwisted420,’ sideloaded the Android version of the Xbox Game Pass…

Ontario man files human rights complaint against Uber Canada

A man in Ontario has filed a human rights complaint against Uber Canada for allegedly not doing enough to serve people with disabilities. The man, who is named Michael McNeely, told City News that he wants to make Uber recognize that it has obligations to people with disabilities. McNeely is accusing the company of discriminating…

Uber rolls outs ‘rider mask verification’ safety feature in Canada

Uber has rolled out its ‘rider mask verification’ safety feature across Canada, following its ‘No Mask, No Ride’ policy implemented back in May. The company notes that to date, more than 1,250 riders across Canada and the U.S. have lost access for repeatedly violating its mask policy. Now, if a driver notifies Uber that a…