The best part of heading back to school this semester? It’s not the new schedule of classes, the reunion with old friends, or the parties. It’s the fact that college students across the country have the chance to win free Uber rides for the entire semester.

Let’s face it: saving — especially for the long term — is tough. Whether it’s an unexpected bill or a weekend splurge, too often the money we meant to stash away for tomorrow tends to find its way out the door today. That’s why we’re excited to partner with Betterment to offer flexible retirement accounts to Uber driver partners. Learn how to make the most with every mile…

I’m excited to announce that Uber has acquired Otto, a 90-plus person technology startup whose mission is to rethink transportation, starting with self-driving trucks. Anthony Levandowski, Otto’s co-founder, will now lead our combined self-driving efforts reporting directly to me—across personal transportation, delivery and trucking—in San Francisco, Palo Alto and Pittsburgh. If that sounds like a […]

Your Ultimate Hollywood Bowl Guide: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Concert-Goers

As one of the quintessential summertime things to do in Los Angeles, the outdoor concerts at the Hollywood Bowl offer a positively perfect night out except for one thing: Parking. Skip the shuttling, schlepping, and standstill traffic exiting the Bowl parking lot afterwards and take an Uber. Here are seven more essential things to know […]

Uber Launches Partnership with National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

At Uber, we’re always looking for new ways to get involved in our communities and do our part in times of emergency. That’s why we are pleased to launch an official partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).  We began working with NCMEC last year to help redistribute AMBER Alerts to our driver-partners when […]

Six Square Blocks: a Boston-area Neighborhood Series

The Boston area has a lot of life packed within its borders—pick any cluster of blocks and you’ll find exciting places to eat, shop, or spend the day. These six blocks in Boston’s vibrant South End, a patchwork of lush green spaces and streets of red brick townhouses dating from the 1800s, include some of […]

Guide to Seattle-Area Hikes for People Who Don’t Like Hiking

One of the draws to Seattle is that you can go out an hour in any direction and be enveloped by mountains, coastline, or small-town charm. (Read: Just. Plain. Green. And fresh air.) Many Seattleites spend their extra hours in search of a hiking trail to escape the day-to-day city gray, but not all of […]

A Mural Tour of Philadelphia

Philadelphia is known for its dynamic street art scene and myriad murals. Thanks largely to the city’s Mural Arts Program, this anti-graffiti measure has turned Philadelphia into one of the most beautifully decorated urban hubs in the country. From powerful political pieces to a tribute to the Roots, the city has over 3,600 works of […]

Navigating Summer in San Francisco

Summer can be a tricky season in San Francisco, since the fog likes to roll in around 4:30pm and linger until well after 10am. As Mark Twain famously said, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Twain is also known for saying “If you don’t like the weather in New […]

Iconic Los Angeles: A Few Local Suggestions

Tourists thumbing through guidebooks will immediately find all the typical sightseeing spots which include the Hollywood sign, Rodeo Drive, and Santa Monica Pier. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find gems to which residents give their nod of approval. There are a few locales that will leave an impression and are unequivocally Los Angeles. Where […]

Why I Drive: Meet Charles, a Brooklyn-based Hip Hop Artist

Brooklyn-based Charles Toussaint (also know an Y.S.) has pursued his dream of becoming a successful hip-hop artist for the past 8 years. But a few months ago, his life changed dramatically when Toussaint welcomed his first child. According to Toussaint, this exciting new chapter called for a new occupation as he continues to chase his […]

Drivers Can Start Their Day on the Right Note with Ad-Free Pandora

We designed a new feature with Pandora in the Uber Partner app so drivers can enjoy seamless, personalized music throughout the day. Learn how to get started on the right note…

A Movable Feast: How to Execute the Ultimate Boston Foodie Crawl

Once derided as a city full of uninspired and stodgy eateries, Boston has finally come into its own as a destination for serious gourmands. From traditional New England fare to fine tapas and Asian-fusion to regional Italian, the array of edible options is staggering. With so many places to choose from, some diners are electing […]