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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.


McDonald’s rolls out delivery to New York in bid to renew growth

McDonald’s will expand delivery service to 1,000 more U.S. restaurants this week, including locations in the New York area, part of a gambit that the 77-year-old chain can find a …


‘Deadliest Catch’ star arrested after alleged assault of Uber driver in Seattle

Celebrity boat captain Sig Hansen was arrested and jailed early Thursday for investigation of assault and property destruction in connection with an early morning incident with an Uber driver in …


Harrrop: ‘Bro’ culture headed for dead end

Dan Lyons, chronicler of the phenomenon, describes the bros as good-looking, arrogant, glib and disrespectful to women. They are “jerks,” he says, who, in addition, “don’t know how to run …


UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 1:36 p.m.

Portland opens its streets to self-driving cars

Autonomous vehicles need to drive and drive and drive, vacuuming up hours of real-life encounters on the road to make their algorithms smarter and safer.


Uber’s PR head resigns amid tumultuous time for company

Uber says its head of communications has decided to leave the ride-hailing company.


Harassment headlines spotlight change – and the lack of it

The accusations – of an Uber manager propositioning an engineer via instant message on her first day in his department, of the top-rated host at Fox News calling female co-workers …


Pasco OKs ride-hailing companies but requires fingerprinting

PASCO – The Pasco City Council has voted to greenlight ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft. But the city is requiring that all drivers be fingerprinted. The Tri-City reported …


UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 1:26 p.m.

Seattle law allowing Uber, Lyft drivers to unionize blocked

Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers-for-hire to unionize was blocked by a federal judge, giving a legal boost to ride-hailing companies such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc.


Uber driverless car not at fault in Arizona accident, police say

A self-driving car operated by Uber Technologies was involved in a crash in Tempe, Arizona, the latest incident for a company reeling from multiple crises.


Uber president is the latest top executive to depart company after months of scandal

Two prominent executives, including the president who joined Uber just six months ago, are leaving the company, another sign of tumult as the ride-hailing service continues to grapple with months …


President of embattled Uber leaves after 6 months on job

Jeff Jones, president of the embattled ride-hailing company Uber, has resigned just six months after taking the job, the company confirmed Sunday.


Dispute heats up between Uber, Waymo over self-driving technology

Self-driving car company Waymo asked a judge to bar Uber from continuing to make or use self-driving technology that the company claims was stolen by former employees, according to court …


Portland to investigate Uber scheme to thwart regulators

Officials in Portland called for an investigation into whether Uber used software to identify and reject hails from city code enforcers.


Ride-sharing services give some millennials a reason to own cars

Services like Uber and Lyft have long been pitched as a replacement for car ownership.


UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 6:37 p.m.

Uber takes the path less traveled and it’s a rocky one

Uber’s CEO says he needs leadership help after a video has emerged of him arguing heatedly with a driver about fares.


Uber investigating sexual discrimination claims by ex-engineer

Uber Technologies Inc. is looking into allegations from a former engineer of sexual harassment, a new accusation that’s likely to draw renewed attention to the lack of women in Silicon …


Uber driver returns purse after receiving text from cop

A Seattle Uber driver who was demanding money to return a woman’s purse changed his mind after a police officer sent him a text and a selfie.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 5:46 p.m.

Uber hires veteran NASA engineer to develop flying cars

In 2010, an advanced aircraft engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center named Mark Moore published a white paper outlining the feasibility of electric aircrafts that could take off and land …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 6:37 p.m.

Uber chief quits Trump business council amid boycott calls

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has quit President Donald Trump’s council of business leaders, according to an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press.


Plan ahead to avoid driving drunk on New Year’s Eve

Lyft and Uber users likely to face surge pricing during peak New Year’s Eve hours