The best part of heading back to school this semester? It’s not the new schedule of classes, the reunion with old friends, or the parties. It’s the fact that college students across the country have the chance to win free Uber rides for the entire semester.

Let’s face it: saving — especially for the long term — is tough. Whether it’s an unexpected bill or a weekend splurge, too often the money we meant to stash away for tomorrow tends to find its way out the door today. That’s why we’re excited to partner with Betterment to offer flexible retirement accounts to Uber driver partners. Learn how to make the most with every mile…

I’m excited to announce that Uber has acquired Otto, a 90-plus person technology startup whose mission is to rethink transportation, starting with self-driving trucks. Anthony Levandowski, Otto’s co-founder, will now lead our combined self-driving efforts reporting directly to me—across personal transportation, delivery and trucking—in San Francisco, Palo Alto and Pittsburgh. If that sounds like a […]

Philadelphia’s Most Dog-Friendly Restaurants and Cafes

There’s no need to leave your four-legged friends behind when exploring the City of Brotherly Love. Philly’s as inclusive a city as they come. From table side water bowls to tasty treats, these popular Philly haunts offer unforgettable culinary experiences for you and your pooch. Belly up to the bar or a table, and tuck […]

Old-school vs. New-school New York City Steakhouses

New York City has more than its fair share of steakhouses. Simply put, there is no shortage of restaurants where one can enjoy a perfect medium-rate porterhouse or strip, sides like creamed spinach and crispy duck-fat potatoes, and perhaps an ice-cold martini to wash it all down. Some of these establishments are traditional classics dating […]

A Patio for Every Taste in Toronto

It’s no secret that Toronto is a city that takes patio-hopping very seriously. As soon as it’s warm enough to sit outside without shivering (too much), we take to outdoor tables like honeybees to a flower garden. Not only does the city have an abundance of patios, they come in all shapes and sizes, and […]

6 Destinations that Offer Craft Brews and Custom Cocktails in Boston and Cambridge

Bostonians are a demanding crowd, meaning they’re seldom content to settle for watered-down Mojitos and insipid pale ales. As a result, Beantown and nearby Cambridge offer some of the most varied nightlife options in the country. Whether you’re a microbrew devotee, a natural wine lover, or a mixology maestro, there’s a bar stool in the […]

Driving Customers to Businesses with UberCENTRAL

Today we’re excited to launch a new way for businesses to connect with their customers with UberCENTRAL. Now any business can to request, manage, and pay for multiple Uber rides on behalf of their customers. Learn more now…

How Pokémon GO May Affect Your Life as a Driver

If you’ve been out in a public during the past few weeks, you’ve likely noticed people roaming around, with eyes glued to their mobile phones. Most likely, they were playingPokémonGO, which became the biggest mobile game in United States history by its one-week anniversary. With about 21 million daily active users in the US, the game […]

Best Places to Go Dancing in Seattle

Seattle has always been a dancing kind of place. After all, the area stretching from Tacoma to Lynnwood supported at least four large dance halls where folks swayed to big band music in the 1940s. Although those ballrooms are long gone, the city’s love of dance remains. The scene has since diversified to feature other […]

6 Fabulous Farmers’ Markets in New York City

Whether you’re a budding foodie, professional chef, or busy parent hoping to get a healthy meal on the table, top-tier produce is one of the best ways to up your dinner game. As New York City’s culinary scene continues to rise, so does the demand for organic, locally-sourced ingredients. Fortunately, while the Big Apple may […]

Mapping Uber’s Future

Behind every successful Uber ride is a technology many of us take for granted: maps. Mobile maps and GPS allow us to match you with the closest available driver, navigate the fastest path to your destination, and give you an accurate ETA. Accurate maps are at the heart of our service and the backbone of our business. The ongoing need for maps tailored to the Uber experience is why we’re doubling down on our investment in mapping.

6 Gardens in Washington DC to Enjoy

The capital city is best explored outdoors in the company of your favorite companions. While the National Mall and National Zoo top guidebook lists, there are many lesser-known open spaces where you can enjoy the fresh air. Pack a couple sandwiches, water, fruit, and cookies; toss into your knapsack and travel by Uber for ease, […]