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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…

Uber Eats launches program to help local restaurants and farmers in Toronto

Uber Eats has launched a ‘FarmFresh’ program in Toronto to help local restaurants offset the cost of their fresh ingredients while also supporting local farmers. The company has partnered with 100km Foods, which is a produce wholesaler. FarmFresh gives qualifying restaurant partners access to up to $1,000 CAD in credit to purchase fresh ingredients from…

Uber Eats introduces Sponsored Listing to Toronto and Vancouver-based restaurants

Uber Eats is introducing ‘Sponsored Listings’ to Toronto and Vancouver-based restaurants and merchant partners. Sponsored Listings are the company’s first advertising format and the latest addition to the Uber Eats suite of marketing solutions for merchants, and includes promotions as well as loyalty programs for restaurant partners. Restaurants can build these Sponsored Listings in their…

Uber to expand mask selfie verification feature to riders

Uber plans to roll out a global selfie feature to verify that riders are wearing a mask while using the service. This feature was first rolled out to Uber drivers in May after the ridesharing company launched its “No Mask No Ride” policy amid the pandemic, requiring both parties to wear face coverings. Drivers are…

YouTuber builds world’s smallest iMac

A YouTuber names Michael Pick has recently built a super tiny Mac computer out of a Raspberry Pi and it’s smaller than a Red Bull can. Pick’s YouTube channel is called The Casual Engineer and it’s full of fun little projects like this. A few months ago, he even built a tony Windows gaming PC that…

Uber to expand its operations across Quebec this fall

Uber has announced that it plans to make its rideshare services available throughout Quebec starting this fall. The company currently only operates in Montreal, Quebec and Gatineau as part of ongoing pilot programs introduced in 2016. “Since the beginning of our pilot programs in Quebec, we have been collaborating with the ministère des Transports and…

Uber Eats Canada says Starbucks orders have tripled during the pandemic

One year ago, Starbucks officially launched on Uber Eats Canada. Now, Uber Eats is celebrating that milestone by revealing Canadian ordering habits at Starbucks. Most notably, Canadians placed three times as many orders from Starbucks between March and August 2020 (in other words, during the COVID-19 pandemic) compared to August 2019 to March 2020. Overall,…

Here’s what you can buy from Uber Groceries in Toronto

Early last month, Uber officially launched ‘Uber Grocery’ in Toronto and Montreal through a partnership with Cornershop, a delivery service from Chile. Our announcement story from last month goes into how to use the feature that’s found within the UberEats app. But did you know that ‘Uber Grocery’ actually allows you to purchase more than…

Uber Eats launches ‘Eats Pass’ in Canada with one-month free trial

Uber Eats has launched its ‘Eats Pass’ subscription option in Canada with a one-month free trial starting today. Eats Pass is a membership model available for $9.99 CAD a month. With the membership, users get a $0 delivery fee and five percent off every restaurant order over $15. Uber Eats notes that to celebrate the…

Shaq, Snoop and more bringing exclusive wing recipes to Uber Eats in Toronto and Vancouver

July 29th is National Wing Day, and to celebrate, Uber Eats has partnered with food experience company Off the Menu to bring a star-studded wing-focused event to Canada. Dubbed ‘The Wing Showdown,’ the partnership brings together 10 celebrities who are self-proclaimed wing lovers, including NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, rapper Snoop Dogg, television personality Tyra Banks…

Uber Eats says Albertans are the ‘pickiest eaters’ in Canada

Uber has released its second annual Uber Eats Cravings Report, revealing new details about Canadian eaters’ food ordering habits. Specifically, the report breaks down some statistics on ordering trends during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as what special instructions eaters are leaving. For instance, the company says Alberta seems to have the “pickiest” eaters in Canada,…

Uber officially launches in Winnipeg

Uber has officially launched in Winnipeg. Winnipeg joins more than 900 other cities that are serviced by the ride-hailing app, including 18 others in Canada. UberEats, the company’s food delivery division, has operated in Winnipeg since August 2018. Until now, the city’s ridesharing options consisted of MY CAB, TappCar, ReRyde and Hire PTP. During a…

Uber launches grocery delivery powered by Cornershop in Toronto and Montreal

Uber has officially launched ‘Uber Grocery’ in Toronto and Montreal in partnership with Cornershop, a Chile-based online delivery service. Users in these two cities can now order groceries from stores like Walmart, Metro, Costco and Rexall through Uber. The company says that groceries can be delivered within 1-2 hours of placing an order. Once users…

Uber for Business launches ‘Vouchers’ for Uber Eats in Canada

Uber for Business is expanding its corporate meal solutions with the launch of ‘Vouchers’ for Uber Eats in order to help increase employee productivity. The new feature lets businesses sponsor free or discounted meals for their employees or customers on their own terms. They can choose the value and start/ end date of the vouchers….