In the backdrop of alleged rape of a woman in a taxi by an Uber cab driver in Delhi, the Mumbai police today ordered all 28 private cab operators here to provide data of their drivers, a move aimed at obviating any such incident in the metropolis.
Mobile telecom operator Aircel has partnered with Reliance Communications to launch high-speed 3G services in the lucrative Mumbai circle.
Apple's much waited iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have arrived in India. Just like in the US and elsewhere, retailers started selling new phones at midnight. We were at High Street Phoenix in Mumbai, one of the venues where Apple had set shop for users to grab the device. As expected, fanboys lined up before the launch, even at this odd hour, in anticipation to grab the device. Apple had ensured that sufficient devices are stocked up to meet the demand for the device. Apple had shipped about 50,000-55,000 units to India ahead of the launch to prevent last year's mishap where the gold variant was out of stock for weeks after the launch.
Uber has announced a new promotional service for today, wherein users will be able to hitch a free ride in the iconic MINI. The company has tied up with the car company and will offer free rides to customers in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.
Uber has expanded its more affordable UberX service to three more cities in India - Mumbai, Chennai and Pune. The company has also decided to cut down the price of its higher-end service Uber Black by 22 percent in Delhi.
Bharti Airtel may have to surrender excess spectrum in Mumbai service area as the company has marginally crossed maximum airwaves holding cap in the metro following its acquisition of a 4G company founded by US chip maker Qualcomm. The company will have to surrender excess spectrum as per spectrum cap rule within one year of amalgamating Wireless Business Services Private Limited (WBSPL) which has been renamed as Airtel Broadband Services Private Limited," an official source told PTI.
Uber is expanding its coverage in New Delhi and will soon be covering areas across the river into East Delhi. Since its launch in Delhi, Uber has been available in central and southern parts of the city as well as most of Gurgaon. The company says it has just started the service in East Delhi but is ensuring it has enough cars available before announcing it formally. However, you can try your luck and might just find a car in the vicinity. Last week it launched UberX, the budget version of the premium service in New Delhi.
Global Cloud Xchange, a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, yesterday announced its plan to lay about 5,000 kilometres of undersea cable between Mumbai and Singapore that will cater to increasing high speed Internet requirements in India.
Premium on-demand car service Uber is going where no other cab service in India has gone before. On this coming weekend, which happens to be Father s Day, the car service is offering its users in Mumbai and Bangalore a chance to book a helicopter ride.
The make or break IPL round robin game that witnessed Mumbai Indians making the play-offs after beating Rajasthan Royals by five wickets in a high-scoring thriller on May 25, is the most tweeted match so far in this season's cash-rich tournament.
Move over pizza delivery by drones. Now, a drone can take your dog on a morning walk while you can continue with sweet dreams in bed. Jeff Meyers, an interaction designer living in New York, has posted a video on vimeo.com where one can clearly see a drone taking his Golden Retriever dog on a walk.
The usage of unmanned drone for the first time in India by a city-based pizza shop for delivery here has come under scanner of Mumbai police, which will seek an explanation from the outlet as to why it did not inform them before carrying out the experiment. Police will also ask Air Traffic Controller whether Francesco's Pizzeria outlet had a correspondence with them. When contacted, an ATC official said he did not know whether the outlet had sought permission from them.
After launching in a limited testing phase, Uber today officially launched its full service in Mumbai. The coverage area will extend from Colaba and go up to Versova, covering Worli and Bandra in between. Mumbai is Uber's fifth city in India where it has launched its services. The tariff starts from a minimum fare of Rs 200 with a base fare of Rs 100 (starting meter) and Rs 17 per kilometre in addition to Rs 2 per minute. Rides to Thane, Navi Mumbai and Dahisar will cost a flat rate of Rs 2,500 though.
Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry today announced exclusive partnership for its mobile messenger service with Mumbai Indians team for the forthcoming IPL season. An exclusive BBM Channel - 'Mumbai Indians' - will help the users engage with the team's millions of fans and followers across the globe, it said.
Uber is launching in Mumbai today in testing phase, BGR India has exclusively learned. The premium car pick up service will initially launch around South Mumbai (Town) and around Bandra. Uber will ramp it up to other parts of the city eventually. Mumbai will be the fifth Indian city where Uber has launched its services, making it the country with the most number of cities where Uber has launched outside of the United States.
Bookmycab.com, a service that lets you hire a black and yellow cab in Mumbai online, has today announced the launch of its mobile application. The mobile app brings all the functionalities booking cabs and tracking them among others to one s mobile phones. The app can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store.
After launching its service in Bangalore, Delhi and more recently, Hyderabad, Uber seems to be looking at Mumbai as its fourth Indian city. Uber has been tight-lipped about its launch cities, with Allen Penn who heads the company's Asia operations refusing to reveal the name of cities he is looking at during a recent interaction that coincided with Uber's formal launch in Delhi.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation s announcement of providing Wi-Fi service to all Mumbaikars may come across as modern, but a section of city activists has expressed concern over the plan, which is, however, in a nascent stage.
We have been seeing a couple of beautiful interactive maps in the past few days. After Twitter visualized billions of geotagged tweets on interactive 3D maps, Nokia s new project Living Cities artfully portrays traffic in five cities around the world including Mumbai on its Here Maps.
Telecom operator Uninor which was affected by the 2G scam that rocked the nation has now stopped its operation in Mumbai following a Supreme Court order. Around 18 lakh customers in the Mumbai region have been affected by this order.