Stories tagged: uber
UPDATED: Wed., April 8, 2020
Just as the coronavirus outbreak has boxed in society, it’s also squeezed high-flying tech companies reliant on people’s freedom to move around and get together.
Sun., March 22, 2020
Hundreds of drivers are licensed to drive for Uber in Spokane, but the company itself is not.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020
Uber is offering riders a four-digit PIN code to help ensure they’re getting into the right car.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 24, 2019
Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is severing ties with the ride-hailing company he co-founded a decade ago after a series of scandals that ultimately led to his downfall.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019
Uber and Lyft said they will make good on their threats to stop taking customers to and from the airport in the nation’s fifth-largest city, creating confusion next year for …
Fri., Dec. 6, 2019
Uber’s stock market value fell by as much as $1.5 billion Friday as investors turned against the ride-hailing giant after it said more than 3,000 sexual assaults took place during …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019
Uber acknowledged more than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during U.S. Uber rides in 2018.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019
London’s transit authority on Monday refused to renew Uber’s operating license over concerns about impostor drivers, with the ride-hailing company vowing to appeal the decision as it struggles to secure …
Wed., Nov. 20, 2019
Uber is planning to let passengers and drivers record audio of rides in Brazil and Mexico as part of a pilot and in the hopes of addressing safety concerns.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
New Jersey is seeking more than $640 million from Uber in taxes and penalties, saying the ride-hailing company misclassified its drivers as independent contractors.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is being criticized for calling the murder of a Washington Post columnist “a mistake” and comparing it to the death of a pedestrian struck by one …
Wed., Sept. 11, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
Uber is testing restaurant food deliveries by drone.
Thu., June 6, 2019
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
Uber passengers who habitually leave their trash behind and disrespect their drivers may soon get the boot.
Tue., May 21, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
A Seattle-area ride-hail driver is facing criminal charges following the sexual assault of passengers, authorities said.
UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019
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
Uber is releasing a new feature to help riders ensure they’re getting into the right vehicles.
UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019
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
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
A man charged with killing six strangers between picking up rides for Uber pleaded guilty to murder on Monday in Michigan.