Calling all entrepreneurs, self-starters and start-up warriors — your big break is arriving now! For a limited period only, Uber will be offering entrepreneurs across 37 cities and 21 countries the chance of a lifetime by connecting you to some of the region’s top investors — all at the touch of a button. 1 CONTINENT […]
Memorial Day weekend is finally here and summer is right around the corner. With so many folks hitting the road this holiday weekend, Uber is excited to partner with the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) as part of the national Memorial Day ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign to raise awareness of the importance of wearing […]
Today we are expanding the functionality of Family Profiles with Trip Tracker, a feature that provides automatic notifications and the ability to follow along whenever someone is riding under your Family Profile. Learn more.
New era mobile is about meeting people where they are, on the go: connected, in motion, synced to the cloud, and continuously switching contexts. StartupBus is bringing together smart, passionate people with the goal of kickstarting sustainable new businesses in the course of three days… while on a bus. Learn more…
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.
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.
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.
Today, Uber and Capital One are excited to announce a partnership that enables Uber riders to get 20% back as a statement credit on every Uber ride through April 2016 when they pay with Quicksilver from Capital One. Learn more …
After a successful fundraising campaign on Kickstarter, things really started to pick up for Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora – the founders of Back to the Roots – a company that sells “ready to grow” and “ready to eat” products. Running a fast-growing business with a small team isn’t easy and relying on Alejandro’s car as the […]
We go Behind the Wheel With Jeff, one of our driver-partners in Boston who had a creative way of raising money for a friend running in the annual Boston Marathon.
Driver-partners are doing amazing things all around the world — day in and day out. That’s why today, we are excited to announce that – with the help of American Express – we are expanding the Sixth Star Award program globally. Learn more here…
As Uber has grown to millions of trips per day in nearly 300 cities in 55 countries, the breadth and complexity of the environment we operate in has multiplied. With millions of riders being supported by an always-growing data infrastructure, we’ve invested significantly in expanding and improving safety and security. An important part of that effort has been thoughtfully building our team with strong leadership like Managing Counsel of Data Privacy Katherine Tassi and Head of Global Safety Phil Cardenas. We’ve also been looking for the right individual to oversee our global cybersecurity and safety efforts — someone who understands what makes Uber unique.
We are committed to safety for riders and drivers on the Uber platform. As part of that commitment, last December I promised to keep riders and drivers updated on safety enhancements.
Today we are adding new policy controls within the Uber for Business dashboard that allow company administrators to customize their Uber ride policy so it’s tailor-made to suit the needs of their business and their employees. Learn more…