Uber's Broadening Horizons

This was another phenomenal week for us at Uber on almost all fronts. We broke records in our number of trips, sign ups and cars on the road. We do recognize that there were quite a few of you who logged in to see “0 cars” available, and trust us, that fact does not go down easily for us. We’re working hard to constantly improve our availability. What is hands down most exciting to us is how excited and supportive you all have been in watching us grow.

Like our text messages alerts read, we LOVE you.

Local Blog Love

In the press we’ve gotten some awesome reviews from a few local publications (and this time from outside the tech community :) We want Uber to make sense for ALL of San Francisco; the hipsters, the fashionistas, the business folk, young professionals, the party-goers, and family-oriented. Uber isn’t demographic specific, it’s an experience.


One of these posts came from 7×7 in a wonderful article, “Transported: The Best transportation Apps Out there.” Here’s a little taste:

“You can merely lay on your couch, request a car, watch it arrive to your door, get alerted of the car’s arrival and pay on your smart phone. UberCab is working on adding black Pruises to the fleet (their first test ride was a few days ago), and help limo and town car companies stay in business. You can use SMS to text UberCab for a driver, and both Blackberry and Android apps are in the works.”

** And yes, we do have a prius on board! We like to say it’s a black car experience with a tint of green. ;)  **


Thrillist wrote a hilarious and flattering piece on us. They opened with:

Started by an IT pro from San Diego who didn’t know the pains of hailing a  taxi until moving to SF, UberCab is as close as you’ll ever get to an on-  demand private driver: a Tara-Reid-simple iPhone app giving you instant access to a fleet of a dozen way-better-than-a-cab Town Cars, Benzes and Escalades that’ll cost you about $5-$10 more than your average taxi trip, but won’t cost you your sense of smell for the next three days.

**Wise words. Requesting an Uber really is Tara-Reid-Simple (good for you, bummer for her). The easier we can make your ride, the better we’re doing our jobs.**


And for those of you in the Mission, we ran a promo for the  readers of the Mission Mission blog. While it ran some  controversy because, after all, we’re a car service app, not a bike  share app, the silent majority loved it. We got a bunch of new  sign ups and helped those folks get to and from the Hardly  Strictly Bluegrass show. So, welcome to the lovers and the haters down in the Mission.


And on the event front, we teamed up with  as they put  together an excellent pre-release screening of “The Social Network” at the  Metreon on Thursday night. Uber was honored to provide a sweet deal  and transportation for the event. The night was a huge success!


Thanks again to all of our Uber clients, drivers and to the blogs who’ve helped us spread the word around. If you have any question or comments please leave them below and we’ll shoot responses back to you very shortly!

Featured articles

5 Times You’ll Need To Order UberEATS This Semester

Whether you’re a freshman or a senior headed back to campus this fall, one thing is certain—you’ll need to eat. And there is nothing worse than being limited to questionable cafeteria food or taking a chance on expired leftovers in the back of the fridge. The best news? UberEATS is expanding to 30+ major college campuses by the end of the year, from Penn State to LSU to Boise State. Since we want you to focus on what you love about college and not worry about your next meal, we’re predicting the 5 times you’ll need to order UberEATS this semester.

Get a Taste of the World: UberEATS is in 100+ Cities

We are excited to surpass the 100th city mark by welcoming two Brazilian cities, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, to the UberEATS family. From Atlanta to Warsaw, people have truly embraced this easy and reliable way to discover the food they love at the push of a button. Whether that’s an Indian inspired samosa, a good old-fashioned American burger or Vietnamese pho, people in 27 countries are using UberEATS to get a taste of the world’s flavors at the push of a button.

Uber for Business now makes it easy to give your customers a ride

We’re excited to expand the Uber for Business platform beyond business travel, to include a world-class customer transportation solution, Uber Central. With Uber Central, organizations of all shapes and sizes can now easily provide on-demand, door-to-door transportation for their customers, clients, and guests.