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Uber: American vehicle for hire, freight, food delivery, courier, and parcel delivery company
Uber Technologies, Inc., commonly known as Uber, offers vehicles for hire, food delivery, package delivery, couriers, freight transportation, and, through a partnership with Lime, electric bicycle and motorized scooter rental. The company is based in San Francisco and has operations in over 900 metropolitan areas worldwide. It is one of the largest providers in the gig economy and is also a pioneer in the development of self-driving cars.

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Uber will require riders to take a mask-wearing selfie if a driver reports them for not wearing a one [Video]

Uber will require riders to take a mask-wearing selfie if a driver reports them for not wearing a one

If you plan to start your weekend by taking an Uber somewhere, make sure to bring your mask.

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Uber And Lyft Users And Sales Drop [Video]

Uber And Lyft Users And Sales Drop

Usage for Uber and Lyft has been ravaged due to the pandemic. Business Insider estimates that the number of Uber users will drop by 28.3% (15.2 million fewer people this year than in 2019). Lyft users..

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We've mended our ways, Uber tells London court [Video]

We've mended our ways, Uber tells London court

Uber told a London court on Tuesday that it had addressed all safety and security issues surrounding the app, and thus deserves to get its license back in the city. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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All Uber vehicles to be electric by 2040 [Video]

All Uber vehicles to be electric by 2040

The ride-hailing company said Tuesday 100 percent of its vehicles globally will be battery-powered in 20 years. It's committing $800 million to help drivers switch over their vehicles. Caroline Malone..

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Uber Exec Charged With Covering Up Hack [Video]

Uber Exec Charged With Covering Up Hack

Joseph Sullivan, the former chief of Uber’s security, was charged this week in connection with an alleged cover-up of a massive 2016 hack. The hack exposed the personal information of some 57 million..

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Lyft Drops 8% Over Talks Of Suspension Of Service In California [Video]

Lyft Drops 8% Over Talks Of Suspension Of Service In California

Lyft stock sunk as much as 9% on Thursday. The drop comes after the company said it will suspend service in California starting at midnight. Business Insider reports that California court ordered Lyft..

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Uber, Lyft drivers are employees -California judge [Video]

Uber, Lyft drivers are employees -California judge

A California judge on Monday granted the state's request for a preliminary injunction blocking Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc from classifying their drivers as independent contractors rather than..

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Uber rides plunge but food delivery doubles [Video]

Uber rides plunge but food delivery doubles

Homebound customers of Uber Technologies more than doubled their orders from the company's food-delivery service in the second quarter but demand for ride-hailing trips only marginally recovered from..

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Uber driver faces tough choice as U.S. aid expires [Video]

Uber driver faces tough choice as U.S. aid expires

Uber driver Johan Nijman faces a difficult decision as federal unemployment aid expires: risk failing to pay for groceries and even lose his home, or resume driving and potentially catch COVID-19 as a..

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Uber teams with Thames Clippers for boat service [Video]

Uber teams with Thames Clippers for boat service

Uber has joined up with Thames Clippers for the launch of its new service UberBoat. The service, which commences in London on Monday, will allow users topurchase tickets for Thames Clippers boats in..

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Looking to Buy a Used Car in the Pandemic? So Is Everyone Else

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Mask slackers in the United States will now have to provide photographic proof they're wearing a face covering before boarding an Uber.The San Francisco-based company unveiled a new policy stipulating..
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A bill that could have ended California’s scooter and bike businesses has been amended

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Photo by Amy Martyn for The Verge A bill in the California state legislature that shared bike and scooter companies feared would have ended their businesses has been amended. A previous version..
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US charges former Uber security chief with covering up massive 2016 hack

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Both Uber and Lyft face a Friday deadline to change business practices in California.
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