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.

Go For a Ride With Our API

Today, Uber is publicly releasing our new Request endpoint, which marks a significant milestone for the Uber API. We’re putting developers in the (virtual) driver’s seat, giving them the power to hit our API to request rides and dispatch driver-partners in the real world.

Uber for Business: These Rules Aren’t Made To Be Broken

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…

UN Women + Uber = A Vision For Equality

Today, on the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration, we are proud to share with The Uber Community that we are embarking on a new global partnership with UN Women with the goal of accelerating economic opportunity for women.

Introducing Momentum Magazine

Today, we’re proud to unveil the very first issue of Momentum Magazine, a new publication designed exclusively for Uber driver-partners.

Hey Barranquilla! Uber Has Arrived to the Colombian Coast!

Throughout the centuries, Colombia’s Golden Gate has led the way to progress and development. Today Uber crosses that gate to give Barranquilla the best in transportation technology and safety.

Revving Up Rider Rewards With Starwood Hotels

We are announcing an exciting new partnership with Starwood. Starting today Uber users and SPG members that link their accounts can earn coveted Starpoints on every Uber ride. Learn more…

Why Riding uberPOOL Should be the New Fashion Week Trend

As NYC Fashion Week comes to a close in February 2015, we use #UberData to show why those jumping between events should try UberPOOL.

UberMILITARY: 10,000 Strong and Counting

Earlier this month we reached an important milestone for our UberMILITARY initiative — more than 10,000 members of the military community have signed up to drive on the Uber platform.

Barcelona, your meal is arriving now!

Today, in Barcelona we are launching UberEATS, an on-demand food-delivery service that gets you the best meals from the best local restaurants in under 10 minutes

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.