Last week, Uber’s employee resource group, Los Ubers, hosted one of NASA’s acclaimed astronauts, José Hernández, for a fireside talk. Los Ubers is a group of Uber employees from around the world committed to spreading the vibrancy of Latino culture across Uber while driving an impact to the business, organizational culture and diversity of the company.

Since our launch of Uber for Business last August, we’ve been moving road warriors, jet-setters and everyone in between. We’ve covered a lot of ground together and here are some of the highlights…

As we prepare for the school season, Uber teams across the country are hosting a series of events to celebrate parents and their kids. Beginning this weekend, in Miami, Los Angeles, East Bay and Indianapolis, teams will bring together parent drivers, their kids, community organizations, and local officials to hear about parents’ experience as drivers with Uber and discuss the importance of these types of earning opportunities in communities nationwide.

A Few Facts About the O’Connor Court Case

Today, the Court declined to certify this very broad class of people, instead opting for a much smaller group — so small in fact that it even excludes one of the original plaintiffs. While this is just one step in legal proceedings that may well play out over several years, we wanted to share some details about today’s ruling.

We’re excited about our new partnership with Hilton and integrating two new features into the Hilton experience so that you can make the most of every trip, every time. Learn more about “Ride Reminders” and curated “Local Scene” guides.

In the U.S., Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer, and we want to help you squeeze every last bit of fun out of the season. So whether you’re hosting a barbecue or going on a road trip, set your tunes to cruise control with a special curated playlist from Clark Dinnison of Noon Pacific.

Thank You for Joining Us In The National Salute to Veteran Patients

Last week we asked the Uber Community to join us in the National Salute to Veteran Patients by writing messages of support and gratitude to healing veterans recovering at VA medical centers across the country. We were thrilled to receive thousands of cards from Uber riders, partner drivers, and employees.

uberX Now Has a Permanent Home In Virginia

Thanks to your support, Virginia, Uber now has a permanent home in the Commonwealth.

It’s official, Australia loves #UberKITTENS

Six cities, four hours, four amazing animal shelters and lots of “Awwwws!” – Australia went crazy for UberKITTENS!

The National Salute to Veteran Patients

Uber is participating in the National Salute this year by helping to connect communities across the country with veterans of the U.S. armed services who are being cared for by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).

Supporting Safe Rides During Sunday’s Big Game

The numbers are in and New England wasn’t the only big winner this past Sunday at the Big Game. Football fans across the country made the smart choice to #ThinkAndRide on one of the deadliest nights of the year for DUIs.

Uber and CMU Announce Strategic Partnership and Advanced Technologies Center

Uber and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) are announcing today a strategic partnership that includes the creation of the Uber Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh, near the CMU campus.  The center will focus on the development of key long-term technologies that advance Uber’s mission of bringing safe, reliable transportation to everyone, everywhere.

Uber’s New BHAG: uberPOOL

The following is a guest post by Bill Gurley, a General Partner at Benchmark and Board Director at Uber, which originally appeared on his blog, “Above the Crowd.”

Protecting Privacy: Our Commitment

Protecting personal data and privacy is foundational to the trust between Uber and our riders. To ensure that foundation remains strong, two months ago we embarked on a comprehensive review of our Privacy Program. We enlisted outside experts from the global law firm Hogan Lovells to thoroughly examine how we safeguard rider data, and we’d like to share their findings with you today.

Innovation Within the Insurance Industry

As ridesharing continues to grow in popularity, we are seeing insurance companies create innovative products to serve the needs of this evolving industry. Today, we announced a partnership with Metromile, a company that has developed a personal auto insurance product specifically designed for rideshare drivers using the Uber platform.

Simple Tax Solutions For Driver Partners – Arriving Now

To help simplify tax filings this year, we have teamed up with two of the largest tax service providers, H&R Block and Intuit, to offer driver partners tax services and exclusive discounts so they can file on time and maximize their refund. Learn more here…