Stories tagged: uber
Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 12:07 p.m.
California lawmakers have sent the governor a bill that would give new wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy companies such as Uber and Lyft.
Tue., Aug. 27, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
A former Google engineer was charged Tuesday with stealing closely guarded secrets that he later sold to Uber as the ride-hailing service scrambled to catch up in the high-stakes race …
UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019, 4:39 p.m.
Uber is laying off 400 employees in marketing, about a quarter of the marketing team’s global workforce of 1,200 people.
UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 3:10 p.m.
Uber passengers can now get a more spacious ride and a less talkative driver – if they’re willing to shell out a few extra dollars.
Tue., June 18, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners.
UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 5:15 p.m.
Uber is testing restaurant food deliveries by drone.
Thu., June 6, 2019, 4:05 a.m.
Uber just filed its first quarterly report as a publicly traded company. Although the company lost $1 billion, investors may still do well because the losses appear to be declining. …
UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Uber passengers who habitually leave their trash behind and disrespect their drivers may soon get the boot.
Tue., May 21, 2019, 3:53 p.m.
One out of six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driving vehicles with outstanding recalls.
UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 4:53 p.m.
After much hype leading up to the largest initial public offering in five years, Uber hit a few potholes on its first day of trading, closing down 8% and reflecting …
UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 2:01 p.m.
Some drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft turned off their apps Wednesday to protest what they say are declining wages at a time when both companies are raking in …
Thu., May 2, 2019, 7:35 p.m.
Riders in Denver will soon be able to buy tickets for public transportation using the Uber app, the latest step on the ride-hailing company’s mission to become a one-stop shop …
Fri., April 26, 2019, 6:32 p.m.
Ride-hailing giant Uber is aiming to raise $9 billion in its mammoth public stock offering that, while smaller than initially expected, still dwarfs most stock market debuts.
UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
A Seattle-area ride-hail driver is facing criminal charges following the sexual assault of passengers, authorities said.
UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Japan’s top automaker Toyota, auto parts maker Denso and internet company SoftBank’s investment fund are investing $1 billion in car-sharing Uber’s technology unit.
UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 3:16 p.m.
Uber is releasing a new feature to help riders ensure they’re getting into the right vehicles.
UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
While shoppers are getting everything from morning coffee to complete work wardrobes delivered to their homes, some businesses are working with ride-hailing company Uber to entice customers back through their …
Tue., March 26, 2019, 4:43 p.m.
Ride-hailing service Uber announced on Tuesday it has acquired Mideast competitor Careem for $3.1 billion, giving the San Francisco-based firm the commanding edge in a region with a large, young, …
Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 10 a.m.
A man charged with killing six strangers between picking up rides for Uber pleaded guilty to murder on Monday in Michigan.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 6:32 p.m.
The restart Thursday comes just more than nine months after one of its autonomous cars struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona. Testing has been suspended since the accident in …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 11:30 p.m.
Spokane City Council unanimously approved new regulations on ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, which would require safety inspections, licenses and a surcharge on rides.
Mon., Dec. 10, 2018
After more than two years of talks, the Spokane City Council seems poised to pass new local regulations on ride-hailing company drivers that will include a new driver’s license fee …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 5:18 p.m.
Lyft still hasn’t caught up to Uber in the rapidly growing ride-hailing market, but it’s ahead in the race to sell its stock on the public market where the two …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 4:13 p.m.
Cargo Systems, the New York-based provider of in-car commerce for Uber and Lyft Inc., has is Cargo box – sort of like a traveling minibar without the alcohol – in …
Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
The ride-hailing service Uber has been fined the equivalent of nearly $1.2 million by British and Dutch authorities for failing to protect customers’ data during a cyberattack in 2016.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 4:25 p.m.
After hitting one parked car, the suspect’s Toyota Tundra slammed head-on into the victim’s Mitsubishi Outlander, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said. The collision pushed the Mitsubishi into the victim, …
Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Uber’s vow to lobby for congestion pricing in Seattle could be the biggest boost yet for a City Hall effort that’s certain to encounter political roadblocks.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 7:55 p.m.
Uber has agreed to pay $148 million to settle allegations from 50 states and the District of Columbia that the ride-hailing company violated data breach laws when it waited a …
Sun., Sept. 16, 2018
Khosrowshahi sat down with the Associated Press to talk about his first year as CEO and how he plans to steer the company.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 8:32 p.m.
Uber has created a feature on its app to reach out to passengers and drivers if it detects an accident or unplanned stop. Drivers will also have access to a …