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.

Meet the Talent Behind UberEATS

How do you turn your passion into something people are passionate about? The chefs, owners, and entrepreneurs behind UberEATS share a taste of their wisdom.

This International Women’s Day, Women Take The Wheel

We wanted to celebrate International Women’s day by thanking the women who help hundreds of thousands of riders get from A to B every day. Here are some of their personal stories.

Zootopia: Your Zuber is Arriving Now!

See your city in a new and whimsical way with Zuber and Disney’s Zootopia. Discover more now!

Business Riders Rejoice – Expensing Rides Just Got Easier

Today we are excited to announce the launch a new feature with Business Profiles — Auto-Expense and integrations with top expense management partners Concur, Expensify, Certify, and Chrome River to make expensing as easy as possible. Learn more…

Head Out this Weekend with Free uberPOOL Rides for Capital One Cardholders

This weekend, Uber and Capital One are teaming up to help customers save while they get out and have fun.

Uber Celebrates Black History Month

Uber is dedicated to celebrating our cities and the people in them. This month we joined millions of Americans in celebrating the stories of those who came before us during Black History Month.

Talk of the Table: Chi’Lantro BBQ, ATX

Read on to see how restaurant founder and chef Jae Kim has mixed traditional comfort food with Korean BBQ in his Austin, Texas staple.

Audio: Uber Briefing with Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan

For those who were not able to make today’s conference call on the tragic events in Kalamazoo with Uber Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan and Safety Advisory Board Members Ed Davis and Margaret Richardson, please see below for an audio recording. If you have any follow up questions, please reach out to press@uber.com. Participants Joe […]

Volunteer Florida and Uber Team Up for #SuitsforSession

For one day this spring, donating clothes will be even easier thanks to an innovative partnership between Volunteer Florida and Uber. On Tuesday, March 1, Tallahassee donors can open the app and request a pickup for their donations to be delivered by an Uber directly to Volunteer Florida, free of charge. Building on the success […]

Statement on Kalamazoo

We are horrified and heartbroken at the senseless violence in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Our hearts and prayers are with the families of the victims of this devastating crime and those recovering from injuries. We have reached out to the police to help with their investigation in any way that we can.