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Update: Uber food delivery driver who killed customer turns himself in to police

Update: Uber food delivery driver who killed customer turns himself in to police

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A food delivery driver who shot and killed a man in the Peachtree Heights West neighborhood on Feb. 17 has turned himself in, according to the Atlanta Police Department. Robert Bivines, 36, has been charged with the felony murder of Ryan Thornton, 30. Bivines, a driver for Uber Eats, allegedly shot the victim after a disagreement. Thornton was shot multiple times and died at Grady Memorial Hospital, police said. “The victim went down to meet the driver, received his order and began walking away from the vehicle. As the victim was walking away, it appears words may have been exchanged between he and the delivery driver,” police said in a written statement. Bivines fled the scene after the shooting. The post Update: Uber food delivery driver who killed customer turns himself in to police app
Uber Eats driver shoots and kills customer in Buckhead

Uber Eats driver shoots and kills customer in Buckhead

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A food delivery driver shot and killed a man in the Peachtree Heights West neighborhood at 2870 Pharr Court South late Feb. 17, according to the Atlanta Police Department. Police believe the Uber Eats driver shot the victim, a 30-year-old man, after a disagreement around 11:30 p.m. He was shot multiple times and died at Grady Memorial Hospital, police said. “The victim went down to meet the driver, received his order and began walking away from the vehicle. As the victim was walking away, it appears words may have been exchanged between he and the delivery driver,” police said in a written statement. The driver then fled the scene in a white Volkswagen. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, police said. The post Uber Eats driver shoots and kills customer in Buckhead a
Uber, Google and other tech employees form Coalition of Black Excellence

Uber, Google and other tech employees form Coalition of Black Excellence

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 When black employee resource groups from a variety of tech companies come together, black magic happens. More specifically, black excellence happens. The Coalition of Black Excellence Week, spearheaded by Uber Litigation Counsel Angela Johnson in collaboration with black ERGs from over 40 tech companies like Facebook, Google, eBay, Lyft and Microsoft, kicks off this Monday in the San Francisco… Read More
Uber could be profitable if it wants to, says CEO

Uber could be profitable if it wants to, says CEO

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 Uber lost $4.5 billion last year, but CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said he’s not worried. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, the newly appointed chief defended the company’s financials, saying that “we can turn the knobs to get this business even on a full basis profitable, but you would sacrifice growth and sacrifice… Read More
Uber to require a 6-hour break for every 12 hours of driving in the U.S.

Uber to require a 6-hour break for every 12 hours of driving in the U.S.

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 Uber has added a feature that will force a six-hour offline break whenever a driver on its platform reaches 12 hours of driving time. The feature is similar to one that Uber has in place in a few markets already around the U.S., which differs depending on local regulations, but this will apply across the U.S., and fully block use of the driver app for accepting trips during the six-hour… Read More