Arianna Huffington Joins Uber’s Board of Directors

Today, I’m excited to announce that Arianna Huffington will join Uber’s board. For those of us who know Arianna, it’s clear she knows a thing or two about being an entrepreneur. As the founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, she’s built one of the most successful, innovative media companies in the world… from scratch. […]

We’re piloting two new features to make the Uber experience more productive (and less stressful!) for drivers and their passengers in Dallas, New Jersey, New York, and Phoenix.

This summer, you can request a ride and may receive a pair of tickets to one of the 22 Queen Bey shows around the U.S., courtesy of American Express, the Tour’s presenting partner. Learn more now.

Today we’re releasing Fuel Finder, a new feature within the driver app that makes it easy to check prices and navigate to the nearest gas station. Learn more.

Growing and growing up

Today we announced a settlement in two important class-action lawsuits: O’Connor (California) and Yucesoy (Massachusetts). The key issue at stake in both cases is whether drivers using the Uber app should be classified as independent contractors or employees. Drivers value their independence—the freedom to push a button rather than punch a clock, to use Uber and Lyft simultaneously, to drive most of the week or for just a few hours. That’s why we are so pleased that this settlement recognizes that drivers should remain as independent contractors, not employees. That said, as Uber has grown—over 450,000 drivers use the app each month here in the U.S.—we haven’t always done a good job working with drivers. For example, we don’t have a policy explaining when and how we bar drivers from using the app, or a process to appeal these decisions. At our size that’s not good enough. It’s time to change.

This Earth Day discover the history of slug lines and how innovative products like uberPOOL are making an impact in cities around the world by getting more people into fewer cars.

Uber Teams Up with Communication Service for the Deaf to Expand Work Opportunities for Deaf Drivers

While the unemployment rate in the U.S. is now below 5%, most people who are deaf or hard of hearing still struggle to find work. Unemployment and underemployment among the deaf and hard of hearing is around 70%. Here at Uber, we have added unique product features to make it easier for these men and women to drive on our platform. Today we’re taking the next step by partnering with the Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD), the largest Deaf-led nonprofit in the United States.

Alcanzando las Estrellas: Una Tarde con José Hernández y Los Ubers

La semana pasada, el grupo de recursos para empleados, Los Ubers, organizó una plática con José Hernández, uno de los astronautas aclamados de la NASA. Los Ubers es un grupo de empleados de Uber de todo el mundo comprometidos con la difusión de la vitalidad de la cultura latina a través de Uber, buscando generar un impacto en el negocio , la cultura organizacional y la diversidad de la empresa.

Reaching for the Stars: An Evening with José Hernández and Los Ubers

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.

Uber for Business – One Year In!

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…

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.

Uber and Hilton Team Up For Seamless Travel

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.

Set Your Labor Day Weekend On Cruise Control

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.

Back-to-School Driver Appreciation Events

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.

Huddle Up: We’re Kicking Off Madden Season One Day Early

Now’s your chance to be the playmaker. We’re teaming up with EA SPORTS to kick off Madden Season a day early. Today, request “Madden NFL” to intercept a free copy of Madden NFL 16 for Xbox One for free – across all 32 NFL cities.

Bharti Airtel and Uber Announce First-of-its-Kind Strategic Partnership

We are thrilled to announce an innovative collaboration with Bharti Airtel – the largest wireless carrier in India and third largest wireless carrier in the world. Through this partnership, riders in India can pay for their trips with Airtel’s mobile wallet, Airtel Money. Additionally, Mumbaikars will now be the first in India to enjoy free […]

Less Traffic, More Jam

A typical ride: you request, have small talk with your driver, and safely get where you need to go. For Jonathan, a driver-partner in California, his rides are anything but ordinary — he wants his passengers to have fun and turned each trip into a dance party — and now the latest viral video. We caught up with the man in front of the cam to learn more about what inspired him to create this feel-good video.