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Uber: American peer-to-peer ridesharing, freight, food delivery, and transportation network company
Uber Technologies, Inc., commonly known as Uber, is an American multinational ride-hailing company offering services that include peer-to-peer ridesharing, ride service hailing, food delivery, and a micromobility system with electric bikes and scooters. The company is based in San Francisco and has operations in over 785 metropolitan areas worldwide. Its platforms can be accessed via its websites and mobile apps.

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Uber driver banned after passengers hold ladder out of window

The driver, who was filmed with two people holding it out of his window, has his licence suspended.
BBC News - Published

Los Angeles Rethinks Taxis as Uber and Lyft Dominate the Streets

The cab business is down 75 percent in less than a decade. The plan is to make taxis a lot more like their app-hailed rivals.
NYTimes.com - Published

Videos for Uber


Concept cars unveiled at CES aim to be 'extension of driver' [Video]Concept cars unveiled at CES aim to be 'extension of driver'

Futuristic concept cars capture the imagination at the CES tech convention in Las Vegas. Adam Reed reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Hyundai partners with Uber Air for flying cars [Video]Hyundai partners with Uber Air for flying cars

Hyundai will partner with ride-hailing company Uber to launch a network of flying air taxis. On Monday Hyundai revealed their design of an aircraft to carry four passengers and travel up to speeds of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Gabrielle Union's Uber driver 'dropped a deuce' during New Year's trip [Video]Gabrielle Union's Uber driver 'dropped a deuce' during New Year's trip

Gabrielle Union was stunned when her Uber driver asked to use her bathroom during a New Year's trip and then "dropped a deuce" in the toilet.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 01:13Published

Uber, Postmates sue to block California law [Video]Uber, Postmates sue to block California law

Uber Technologies and Postmates Inc. asked a U.S. court to block a California labor law set to go into effect on Wednesday, arguing the bill violates the U.S. Constitution. Jillian Kitchener has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Dow, S&P pause near records [Video]Dow, S&P pause near records

The S&P 500 and the Dow slipped in a shortened, pre-Christmas session Tuesday, as investors paused after a record-setting rally. Fred Katayama reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Uber co-founder Kalanick leaves board [Video]Uber co-founder Kalanick leaves board

Travis Kalanick, the bold, brash co-founder and former CEO of Uber, will resign from its board of directors by year's end. Fred Katayama reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

German court bans Uber ride-hailing in Germany [Video]German court bans Uber ride-hailing in Germany

A German court on Thursday banned Uber ride-hailing services in Germany, arguing the U.S. company lacks a necessary licence to offer passenger transport services using rental cars. David Pollard..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Uber Safety Report Reveals Almost 6,000 Sexual Assault Incidents [Video]Uber Safety Report Reveals Almost 6,000 Sexual Assault Incidents

Covering safety incidents between 2017 and 2018, the 84-page Uber report was released on Thursday.

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Top Countries Uber Users Visited In 2019 [Video]Top Countries Uber Users Visited In 2019

Business Insider reports that Uber compiled "A look back at 2019" report. Using its own data, the report included a list of 15 countries Americans used Uber in, while traveling internationally. From..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

Uber reveals thousands of sexual assault reports [Video]Uber reveals thousands of sexual assault reports

Ride-hailing firm Uber says it received more than 3,000 reports of sexual assault, including rape, in the United States during 2018, at a time when it operated roughly 1.3 billion rides. Eve Johnson..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Ashton Kutcher Is A Bazillionaire, But His Money Advice Is Good For Everyone [Video]Ashton Kutcher Is A Bazillionaire, But His Money Advice Is Good For Everyone

Actor and 90's heartthrob Ashton Kutcher has turned to the money game. He's turned a $30 million fund into $250 million by investing in companies like Uber, Skype, Airbnb, and Spotify. According to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:58Published

Uber Loses License in London Over Unauthorized Drivers [Video]Uber Loses License in London Over Unauthorized Drivers

According to the city, illegitimate motorists uploaded their photos to Uber driver's accounts thousands of times.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:17Published

UBER loses license to operate in London [Video]UBER loses license to operate in London

Ride-sharing service Uber has lost its license to operate in London over safety concerns.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:57Published

Uber stripped of license in London over safety concerns [Video]Uber stripped of license in London over safety concerns

Uber is preparing to appeal against a decision by London's transport regulator to strip the ridesharing company of its operating license in the UK capital.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:25Published

Uber refused new London operating licence [Video]Uber refused new London operating licence

Uber's licence to operate in London has not been renewed over safety and security concerns, Transport for London (TfL) said. A spokesman for the transport body said "several breaches that placed..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:46Published

 

Hyundai to make flying cars for Uber air taxis

hyundai to make flying cars for uber air taxis
LAS VEGAS--Hyundai has announced it would mass produce flying cars for Uber's aerial rideshare network set to...
WorldNews - Published

Lawsuit forces Uber to stop operating in Colombia

lawsuit forces uber to stop operating in colombia
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Uber said Friday it will stop operating in Colombia following stiff opposition from taxi drivers’ unions and a lawsuit that said the ride-sharing app was breaking local..
WorldNews - Published

Uber, Florida officials huddle to combat human trafficking ahead of Super Bowl 2020

Florida's attorney general, Uber, Lyft and other groups are using education to combat human trafficking at the next month's Super Bowl in Miami.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Uber stops upfront ride pricing in response to California worker law

Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday informed its California customers that it would switch to providing estimates as opposed to fixed prices for its rides in response to a new law that makes it harder..
Reuters - Published

Uber driver who exposed himself to passenger and drove her around for two hours avoids jail

Nadeem Afzal was 'extremely persistent in his sexual advances,' police say
Independent - Published

The Biggest California Stories in 2019

Tuesday: A look back at the year in the Golden State. Also: Uber and Postmates sue over a new law; and a thank you.
NYTimes.com - Published

Uber and Postmates sue California to block gig economy law

uber and postmates sue california to block gig economy law
New York (CNN Business)Uber and Postmates are suing California over its controversial law to require that many so-called "gig workers" be considered employees rather than independent contractors. The..
WorldNews - Published

California Wanted to Protect Uber Drivers. Now It May Hurt Freelancers.

A state act to protect part-timers at companies like Uber and Lyft takes effect on Wednesday. Some freelancers say it will limit their prospects.
NYTimes.com - Published

Uber, Postmates sue to block California gig worker law, claiming it's unconstitutional

Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc and courier services provider Postmates Inc asked a U.S. court to block a California labor law set to go into effect on Wednesday, arguing the bill violates..
Reuters - Published

Uber and Postmates File Suit to Block California Freelancer Law

The ride-hailing company and the delivery start-up are seeking an injunction against the new law, which takes effect Jan. 1.
NYTimes.com - Published

Uber or Lyft on New Year's Eve? Here's how to schedule your ride now (and plan around surge pricing)

If you are planning to hitch a ride with Uber or Lyft on New Year's Eve, here's how to schedule it now and maybe skip the surge pricing.
USATODAY.com - Published

Egypt competition watchdog approves Uber acquisition of Careem with conditions

Egyptian regulators have approved Uber's $3.1 billion acquisition of regional rival Careem after agreeing to a set of commitments proposed by the U.S.-based ride-hailing service meant to reduce harm to..
Reuters - Published

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick to step down from board

uber co-founder travis kalanick to step down from board
Uber Technologies Inc's co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick will resign from its board of directors by the end of the year, the company said on Tuesday. Kalanick, who helped found Uber in 2009,..
WorldNews - Published

Brash Uber co-founder Kalanick leaves board to focus on industrial kitchens

Travis Kalanick, the pugnacious co-founder of Uber, has severed his last ties with the ride-services company, resigning from the board and selling all his shares as he turns his focus to a new venture..
Reuters - Published

Uber co-founder Kalanick leaves board of directors

Uber Technologies Inc's co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick will resign from its board of directors by the end of the year, the company said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published Also reported by •BBC News

In win for Uber, Lyft, judge strikes down New York City's cruising cap

A New York state judge on Monday ruled in favor of Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc in a lawsuit against New York City, striking down a new rule limiting how much time drivers for ride-hailing..
Reuters - Published

Uber submits appeal to regain London taxi license

Uber submitted an appeal on Friday against a decision by London's transport regulator to strip the taxi app of its right to operate in one its most important markets, setting up a potentially lengthy..
Reuters - Published

Say goodbye to those blue-and-yellow airport vans: SuperShuttle is going out of business

The shared ride airport vans have faced stiff competition from Uber, Lyft and other companies offering rides to and from the airport for less money.
USATODAY.com - Published

Worried about Uber's safety report on sexual assaults? How to stay safe when riding Uber and Lyft

Uber says there were more than 3,000 allegations of sexual assault last year. So how do you stay safe on Uber and Lyft? Here are some tips.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. lawmaker says Uber must take action after disclosing sexual assault reports

The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urged Uber Technologies Inc to take action after the company disclosed Thursday it received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault..
Reuters - Published

Joe Biden, Uber, Alanis Morissette: Your Friday Briefing

Here's what you need to know.
NYTimes.com - Published

Use Airbnb, Uber or Lyft? Beware. There can be a dark side to sharing with strangers

We trust strangers to help us do basically everything in our lives. Meanwhile, Uber, Lyft and Airbnb horror stories keep cropping up.
USATODAY.com - Published

Uber had 6,000 US sexual assault reports in two years

The figures come as the ride-hailing company is under intense pressure globally over safety issues.
BBC News - Published

Over 3000 incidents of sexual assault reported in 2018 in US, says Uber

over 3000 incidents of sexual assault reported in 2018 in us, says uber
Ridesharing company Uber stated on Thursday that it has received more than 3,000 reports of sexual assault in the United States in 2018. Uber reported that there was a 16% drop in the rate of sexual..
WorldNews - Published

Uber says it received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault in US in 2018

Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc said it received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault related to its 1.3 billion rides in the United States last year, in a report aimed at ensuring drivers and..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Uber safety review reports more than 3,000 allegations of sexual assault last year

Scrutiny of Uber and Lyft is intensifying as a growing number of passengers and drivers come forward to claim they were sexually assaulted.
USATODAY.com - Published

Ola: Ride-sharing firm to launch in London 'within weeks'

The Indian firm's push into London comes after rival Uber lost its licence to operate in the city.
BBC News - Published

Uber drives up prices for shared rides, Chicago data reveals

How much ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft charge customers throughout a day is one of the most closely held secrets in Silicon Valley.
Reuters - Published

Uber's carpool pricing strategy revealed by Chicago fare data

How much ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft charge customers throughout a day is one of the most closely held secrets in Silicon Valley.
Reuters - Published

London refuses Uber license renewal

London's transit authority has refused to renew Uber's operating license over concerns about imposter drivers. The ride-hailing company vowed to appeal the decision. (Nov. 26)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Factbox: Uber's legal challenges around the world

Uber was stripped of its London operating license on Monday for the second time in just over two years as the city's regulator said the taxi app had put passenger safety at risk.
Reuters - Published

Uber loses London licence over safety risks, vows to appeal

London’s transport authority on Monday refused to renew an operating licence for ride-hailing giant Uber—and blamed “unacceptable” safety risks for passengers.
France 24 - Published Also reported by •CBS News

'Unfit' Uber loses London license over safety failures

Uber was stripped of its license to carry paying passengers in London on Monday for the second time in just over two years, pending an appeal, over a "pattern of failures" on safety and security.
Reuters - Published

Uber loses license to operate in London over safety issues

uber loses license to operate in london over safety issues
LONDON (AP) — London’s transit authority said Monday it is not renewing Uber’s license to operate in the British capital, dealing a major setback to the ride-hailing company. Uber vowed to appeal..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Uber to appeal London license loss decision

Uber will appeal Monday's decision by London's transport regulator to strip the firm of its license in the city, saying it has taken steps to change its business model and sets the standard on safety.
Reuters - Published

Uber stripped of London operating license, again

Uber was stripped of its London operating license on Monday for the second time in just over two years as the city's regulator said the taxi app was not "fit and proper", having put passenger safety at..
Reuters - Published

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