Today, Uber, the only global ridesharing company, and Alipay, the world’s largest third-party payment platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group (“Ant Financial”), announced a global partnership to enable Chinese travelers to seamlessly request and pay for Uber rides from either the Uber or Alipay app, in all 400+ cities where Uber operates.

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.

Making Our Roads Safer—For Everyone

A new report conducted in partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) reveals that when empowered with more transportation options like Uber, people are making better choices that save lives.

In the Driver’s Seat: A Closer Look at the Uber Partner Experience

New technologies are creating opportunities no one could have imagined. To understand Uber’s place in that trend, we commissioned a survey of our driver-partners and put together a comprehensive analysis.

A New Partnership With Europe

With 2015 just underway, Uber has big goals for European riders, drivers and cities. But we can’t get there alone. Today, at the DLD15 Conference in Munich, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick laid out Uber’s commitment to establishing new partnerships with Europe’s cities to ensure innovation, harness powerful economic benefits and promote core city functions.

Uber Expectations As We Grow

The #UberData Team shows how the ultimate competition is against ourselves: in cities throughout the world, when we deliver on our promise to provide a reliable ride on our platform, expectations of an even faster ride rise.

50 screenings. 50 cities. 1 night.

A Kingsman always arrives in style – so we are giving away free passes to an advanced screening of Kingsman: The Secret Service in 50 cities exclusively for Uber fans. Learn how you can enter today…

Moving Together on New Year’s Eve

What happens when millions of people come together on one night looking for safe, reliable rides? We learned that in many ways, we all move together. From Cape Town to Paris to San Francisco, we all celebrate in similar ways: from when we head out to celebrate, to when we head home (except for the late-night partiers in Paris).

Happy New Year from Uber

New Year’s Eve is our busiest night of the year and as you put the finishing touches on New Year’s Eve plans, here’s the best and most cost-efficient way to find a safe, dependable ride with Uber.

Plan Ahead, Ride Safe into 2015

The countdown to 2015 is in full effect, and with just a few days left until the ball drops, we’re teaming up again with our friends at Mothers Against Drunk Driving to combat drunk driving and ring in the New Year right with safe, responsible rides.

Getting to #5MillionMeals for No Kid Hungry

Earlier this month, Uber and No Kid Hungry joined forces to help drive out hunger. Here’s a look back at the incredible generosity of the Uber Community and the road to #5MillionMeals in just four days.

Our Commitment to Safety

Putting safety first for each of the one million trips we are doing every day means setting strict safety standards, then working hard to improve them every day. We are reminded by the recent tragic event in India that best-in-class safety must be a constant quest. We owe it to all our riders, driver partners and communities around the world to examine what we can do better and then do everything we can to make more progress on safety.