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.

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.

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.

Class Action Settlement

Today we have asked for approval from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to settle two cases: Philliben v. Uber Technologies, Inc. and Mena v. Uber Technologies, Inc. As part of this settlement, we have agreed to pay $28.5 million to around 25 million riders and to avoid using certain language in safety-related advertising as well as the term Safe Ride Fee.

Celebrating Cities: A New Look and Feel for Uber

Today, we’re excited to roll out a new look and feel that celebrates our technology, as well as the cities we serve.

Puppies Are A Fan’s Best Friend

Paws what you’re doing because #UberPuppyBowl is happening in 7 cities on Wednesday! Check out how you can get in the game now…