ShinyShiny tech roundup: Uber rival Didi scraps European launch

The Chinese taxi-hailing app Didi has suspended plans to launch in Britain and continental Europe amid concerns about how it handles sensitive passenger data, The Telegraph can reveal. Didi had secured licences to operate in several British cities as part of a push to challenge Uber, but is now understood to have pulled the plans for at…

Bolt teams up with Mayhew for £5 ride codes Valentine’s Day

Ride hailing app Bolt has teamed up with London-based animal welfare charity Mayhew to offer 675 x £5 ride codes this Valentine’s Day. Whether travelling to a date, going home to see your pet, or just getting around town, you can use the Bolt app and receive the ride credit by entering ‘BOLT’ and the…

Uber announces FREE e-bike ride for London Car Free Day

This Sunday, 22 September, Uber will offer Londoners a free 20 minute trip on its JUMP e-bikes for London Car Free Day.   Uber users can redeem the promotional code ‘LONDONCARFREEDAY19’ to take advantage of one free trip of 20 minutes anywhere in the JUMP service area. More than 500 electric bicycles are now available across North…

Uber and Cycling UK partner on ‘Dutch Reach’ initiative

Uber has partnered with Cycling UK to raise awareness of the Dutch Reach – a simple technique that can help to save cyclists’ lives. The Dutch Reach ensures that you always look over your shoulder to avoid opening doors into the path of cyclists. The idea of the manoeuvre is to open the door with…