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UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

Startup launches insurance for Uber, Lyft passengers

Worried about an accident when you ride with Uber or Lyft? Now you can get an insurance policy from your phone for the ride too.


Uber driver who booted 2 kissing women has license suspended

An Uber driver who booted two kissing women out of his car had his livery license suspended Tuesday.


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 6:14 p.m.

There are fewer workers in the gig economy today than before Uber existed, official data show

The so-called “gig economy,” which has drawn massive attention, tens of billions of dollars in venture capital, and praise and steep criticism from policymakers, may not be quite the cause …


Honolulu leaders approve 1st ride-hailing price cap in U.S.

Honolulu leaders approved a measure Wednesday to limit prices that ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft can charge during peak demand, a cap that the companies say would be the …


Uber’s 911 ‘panic button’ is now live in its U.S. app

Uber rolled out the 911 capability in its app across the United States, after saying in April the feature was in the works. Riders can find the option in a …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 7:25 p.m.

Feds say Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian but didn’t brake

The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used …


‘Deadliest Catch’ star Sig Hansen pleads guilty to assault charge

Celebrity fishing-boat captain Sig Hansen pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge that he assaulted an Uber driver last year under a recommended arrangement with prosecutors that could allow him …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

Uber shifts policy for alleged sexual misconduct on service

Uber’s ride-hailing service will give its U.S. passengers and drivers more leeway to pursue claims of sexual misconduct, its latest attempt to shed its reputation for brushing aside bad behavior.


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 4:32 p.m.

Flying cars get Uber boost from research pact with NASA

Uber Technologies announced a partnership to study urban manned aircraft in conjunction with the U.S. space agency NASA, following a partnership last year that focused on unmanned drones. As part …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 5:52 p.m.

More than 100 Uber drivers have been accused of sexual assault or abuse, CNN has found

More than 100 Uber drivers have been accused of sexual assault or abuse, CNN has found.


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

Uber to up its background checks for drivers

Uber will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and hire a company that constantly monitors criminal arrests as it tries to do a better job of keeping …


Seattle may set minimum base fare for ride-shares Uber, Lyft

Seattle may require a minimum base fare that would make ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft cost more.


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

How you’re tracked online – and what you can do about it

Though Facebook gets the attention because of a recent privacy gaffe, the social network is far from alone in collecting massive amounts of data on you to help marketers sell …


Uber selling Southeast Asian business to regional rival Grab

Ride-hailing giant Uber is selling its business in Southeast Asia to regional rival Grab while gaining a robust stake in the fast-growing ridesharing, food delivery and financial services business.


Police release video of fatal crash by Uber self-driving SUV

Video of a deadly self-driving vehicle crash in suburban Phoenix shows a pedestrian walking from a darkened area onto a street just moments before an Uber SUV strikes her.


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Can self-driving cars withstand first fatality?

The deadly collision between an Uber autonomous vehicle and a pedestrian near Phoenix is bringing calls for tougher self-driving regulations, but advocates for a hands-off approach say big changes aren’t …


UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Woman struck and killed by self-driving Uber vehicle

Uber suspended all of its self-driving testing Monday after what is believed to be the first fatal pedestrian crash involving the vehicles.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Lyft, Uber venture into medical patient transportation

Lyft and Uber are attempting to cure a major medical problem for poor people and the elderly: Getting a ride to the doctor.


Uber sued after data stolen by hackers covered up

Pennsylvania’s attorney general is suing the ride-hailing company Uber, saying it broke state law when it failed to notify thousands of drivers for a year that hackers stole their personal …


Uber starts offering rides to the doctor

Uber is driving deeper into health care by offering to take patients in every U.S. market where it operates to their next medical appointment.


Studies are increasingly clear: Uber, Lyft congest cities

One promise of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft was fewer cars clogging city streets. But studies suggest the opposite: that ride-hailing companies are pulling riders off buses, subways, bicycles …


To get a ride, Uber says take a walk for new service

In eight U.S. cities, the ride-hailing company is rolling out a service called “Express Pool,” which links riders in the same area who want to travel to similar destinations. Once …


Uber’s net loss widens to $4.5 billion for tumultuous 2017

Ride-hailing giant Uber’s full-year net loss widened to $4.5 billion in 2017 as the company endured a tumultuous year that included multiple scandals, a lawsuit alleging the theft of trade …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 1:19 p.m.

Uber to pay $245 million to settle Waymo’s theft allegations

Uber has settled a lawsuit alleging that it ripped off self-driving car technology from Google’s autonomous vehicle division.


Amy Goodman: Uber and Lyft, driving drivers into poverty and despair

Uber and Lyft have avoided taxi insurance and safety regulations, and are undercutting established cab drivers to the point that one committed suicide recently, hoping to bring attention to his …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 7:52 p.m.

Source: Former Uber CEO Kalanick selling part of stake

Uber co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick will sell 29 percent of his stake in the ride-hailing service, a person briefed on the deal says.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 5:42 p.m.

New blow for Uber as top EU court says it’s a taxi company

Ride-hailing service Uber suffered a new blow Wednesday as the European Union’s top court ruled that it should be regulated like a taxi company and not a technology service, a …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 2:55 p.m.

Uber: No evidence hackers took rider credit card numbers

An outside cyber security firm hired by Uber after a massive data theft found no evidence that rider credit card, bank account or Social Security numbers were downloaded by two …


How to stay safe when riding Uber or Lyft

Phony driver incidents have sprung up all over the country. Often it’s just a money thing. Sometimes it’s more.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 2:15 p.m.

Washington state sues Uber over data breach cover-up

Washington state is suing the ride-hailing company Uber, saying it broke state law when it failed to notify more than 10,000 drivers in the state that their personal information was …