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.
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.
When the Big Game is hosted in your home town, you’d better go all out. This week, five days of Uber-style surprises will touch down in the city by the bay. Whether you love to throw around the ol’ pigskin or are in it purely for the snacks, you’ll want to take some time out to celebrate. Get the play-by-play below.
Today we’re introducing a private API for UberRUSH, that will help businesses big and small build on-demand delivery right into their existing infrastructure and apps. Learn how businesses are using the UberRUSH API.
Road safety is a critically important issue. It’s why Uber is always on the lookout for new ways—from the simple to the sophisticated—to do better. Learn more about some of the new safety solutions we have in the works …
We went on the road with The Knocks right before their sold out show in Boston. Check out what they had to say about their debut album and how they got their start in music.
Read on to see how owner and chef Calvin Phan combines his passion for food and experience in the business to put a unique twist on classic dishes.
Today we’re excited to announce the launch a new developer feature called Uber Trip Experiences which connects riders with their favorite apps while they’re on an Uber trip. Now developers can offer users of their apps new ways to enjoy themselves — or get stuff done — while they’re on the road.
2015 is done and dusted. It’s January, and for most people that means bad weather, staying in, and saving money. Yes, seasonality affects every business, and Uber is no exception because when people hunker down at home, demand for rides drops. Fewer trips are tough on drivers, many of whom want to save money and pay off their holiday credit card bills now that January is here.
If feel-good fuel is on your 2016 agenda, 12 fresh-pressing, positiving-wielding juiceries are on call to bring it your way. Here’s the squeeze on the spots that are freshening things up, all this week with UberEATS.
With several New Year’s Eve celebrations under our belts, we’ve noticed a few things about the way the world moves. Check out our infographic of how people celebrate in similar ways no matter what city they’re in.
Marvin and Ara just made our day—their uberX ride was the billionth Uber trip! Learn more about the trip that was 999,999,999 rides in the making.