Stories tagged: Uber
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Two weeks after the Pullman City Council amended its taxicab licensing code to fit background check requirements of “transportation network companies,” ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft officially launched Friday morning …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 8:13 a.m.
The ride-hailing company Uber may now operate its business in Pullman without requiring its drivers to provide fingerprints after the Pullman City Council amended its taxicab licensing code at its …
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 5:27 p.m.
A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
The Justice Department in Manhattan is investigating whether Uber illegally used software to track drivers for Lyft, its main ride-hailing competitor, to gain an advantage in attracting and recruiting drivers, …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
From 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Spokane Uber users can order free ice cream from The Scoop.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 7:07 p.m.
New Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will begin work with an employee meeting Wednesday morning at the company’s San Francisco headquarters.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Customers who enter the SPOKES99 promo code in the UberEATS app will receive the discount Aug. 29.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Barry Diller, board chairman of the travel booking site, said in a note to employees Monday that he believes Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi intends to take the new post.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Former General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt has taken himself out of the running to lead Uber as the ride-hailing giant seeks to overcome its ethical scandals and turn itself into …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 11:04 a.m.
For the second time this month, a federal judge has rejected a challenge to Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 7:53 a.m.
H&R Block Inc. has named a former Uber executive as its new CEO.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Uber has agreed to settle accusations by America’s top consumer protection agency that the ride-hailing company failed to protect consumers’ sensitive data, a misstep that allegedly allowed employees to access …
Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 5:55 p.m.
Uber Technologies Inc. faced a fresh round of turmoil Thursday, with its global operations chief resigning and a major investor suing the ride-hailing company’s former CEO.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Rideshare giant Uber has partnered with more than 100 local restaurant to launch its UberEATS service in Spokane.
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 1:28 p.m.
Ride-hailing service Lyft carried more passengers through June this year than it did in all of last year as it capitalized on missteps by Uber.
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 4:19 p.m.
With no new rules in sight from the state Legislature, Spokane signed contracts with the popular ride-hailing services last week with the promise city laws would be rewritten. Traditional taxi …
Sun., July 23, 2017
The brief history of tech-enabled ride-sharing is not really a story about transportation, but a story of clashes with regulators. Uber and Lyft vs. cities and courts. Municipalities have tried …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 7:58 p.m.
Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft are being welcomed at Spokane International Airport, where parking revenue has remained steady.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 1:18 p.m.
SEATTLE – A man accused of drunkenly shooting his wife to death during an Uber ride in Seattle pleaded not guilty Thursday to second-degree murder. Cameron Espitia, 31, who is …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Uber is ceding control of the Russian market by agreeing to merge its ride-sharing business in the country with Yandex, the Russian search-engine leader that also runs a popular taxi-booking …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
Authorities say two men raped an intoxicated woman in her home after sharing an Uber ride from a bar in Seattle.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
A man told investigators he didn’t remember shooting and killing his wife inside an Uber employee’s car, saying he had been drinking and “not having a good night” with her …
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
A woman killed early Sunday in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood was shot by her husband during an argument in a ride-hailing vehicle, police said.
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
The ride-hailing company launched a feature in more than 30 countries on Tuesday that lets users of the Uber app book a ride for someone other than themselves. Given that …
Wed., June 21, 2017, 5 p.m.
As word spread Wednesday morning of Travis Kalanick’s sudden departure from the helm at troubled ride-hailing startup Uber, Silicon Valley pundits, investors and analysts all tried in different ways to …
Wed., June 21, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
Travis Kalanick’s combative personality created the culture that let Uber grow from startup to behemoth in just eight years. But under his direction the ride-hailing company had trouble growing up, …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
An investment firm chaired by billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has invested $62 million in a Dubai-based ride hailing service called Careem, which rivals Uber in the Middle East.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO – Travis Kalanick, Uber’s co-founder and chief executive, will take an indefinite leave from the company following a months-long investigation into allegations of pervasive harassment inside the ride-hailing …
UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
DETROIT – Uber must get rid of leaders who tolerate bad behavior and hire people who don’t – including up to the chief executive – experts say, as the ride-hailing …
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
The law firm, which was hired to assist former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s firm Covington & Burling in its investigation of Uber’s workplace practices, told Uber’s more than 12,000 …