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Court blocks Seattle law letting Uber, Lyft drivers unionize

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.


Sources: Feds probe Uber’s tracking of Lyft drivers

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.

Uber offers free ice cream

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.

Former Expedia CEO takes helm of Uber on Wednesday

New Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will begin work with an employee meeting Wednesday morning at the company’s San Francisco headquarters.


UberEATS offers 99-cent delivery for one day only for all Spokane area eaters

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.

Expedia confirms CEO Dara Khosrowshahi’s job offer from Uber

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.


Former GE CEO Immelt out of running to lead challenged Uber

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 …


Judge clears way for Seattle rideshare drivers to unionize

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 …


H&R Block taps former Uber exec to serve as CEO

H&R Block Inc. has named a former Uber executive as its new CEO.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 11:49 a.m.

Uber settles with FTC over allegations it failed to protect customer data

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 …


More Uber woes: Exec resigns; investor sues ousted CEO

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.

UberEATS launches food delivery service in the Spokane area

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.

With Uber in turmoil, Lyft’s ridership surpasses all of 2016

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.

Spokane eyes tougher regulations for Uber, Lyft after outcry from cab companies

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 …


Conor Sen: What happens if Uber or Lyft outcompetes public transit?

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.

Uber, Lyft not putting a dent into parking revenue at Spokane International

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.

Man charged with killing wife in Uber car pleads not guilty

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 cedes control in Russian market with Yandex merger

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 …


Authorities: Two men raped woman in home after Uber ride from Seattle

Authorities say two men raped an intoxicated woman in her home after sharing an Uber ride from a bar in Seattle.


Seattle police: Man says he doesn’t recall killing wife in Uber car

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.

Seattle husband fatally shoots wife while in Uber vehicle

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.

Uber makes it easier to arrange trips for other riders

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 …


What’s next for Uber? Silicon Valley grapples with CEO Kalanick’s shocking departure

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 …


Keeping CEO job was one fight too many for Uber’s Kalanick

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, …


Saudi prince invests $63 million in ride-sharing service Careem

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.


Uber reveals its path to reform, to implement Holder recommendations

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.

Experts: Uber must make changes at top to fix culture woes

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.

Uber dismisses over 20 employees after law firm’s probe

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:48 p.m.

Waze unveils carpool app

And while Uber and Lyft companies have succeeded in getting people used to the idea of hiring an on-demand chauffeur and sharing that ride with strangers, neither have cracked the …


Uber posts $708M loss as revenue grows; head of finance quits

Ride-hailing giant Uber has reported another multimillion dollar loss even as its revenues grow.