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Uber: American peer-to-peer ridesharing, freight, food delivery, and transportation network company
Uber Technologies, Inc., commonly known as Uber, is an American multinational ride-hailing company offering services that include peer-to-peer ridesharing, ride service hailing, food delivery, and a micromobility system with electric bikes and scooters. The company is based in San Francisco and has operations in over 785 metropolitan areas worldwide. Its platforms can be accessed via its websites and mobile apps.

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Uber's new 'On-Trip Reporting' tool lets you report uncomfortable rides in real-time

Previously, riders had to wait until a trip was complete to provide feedback on how it went.
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Uber closing office in downtown Los Angeles

Uber Technologies Inc is closing its office in downtown Los Angeles, where the ride-hailing company employs customer support staff, to focus on its bigger locations.
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John Deere hopes to break ground in Africa through tractor-hailing tech [Video]John Deere hopes to break ground in Africa through tractor-hailing tech

The world's leading farm equipment manufacturer is teaming up with the "Uber of tractors", hoping to boost sales on the African continent. David Doyle reports.

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Coronavirus: PHE confident in capacity to carry out tests [Video]Coronavirus: PHE confident in capacity to carry out tests

As the number of people being tested for the coronavirus increases, Public Health England are confident that they have the capacity to do “however many tests that they need to”. In the UK, nine..

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Lyft's path to profit disappoints investors [Video]Lyft's path to profit disappoints investors

American rideshare company Lyft forecast slower revenue growth this year, sticking to its profitability target date of 2021. Gloria Tso reports.

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How Chicago prosecutors say Jussie Smollett staged his attack [Video]How Chicago prosecutors say Jussie Smollett staged his attack

A year after claiming he was the victim of a hate crime, Jussie Smollett has been indicted by a grand jury on six counts for filing false reports.

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Indexes fall off record highs [Video]Indexes fall off record highs

Wall Street pulled back from record levels Friday after a four-day rally as investors digested a report showing U.S. job growth accelerated last month and braced for the next developments involving the..

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Coronavirus continues to spread amid Lunar New Years celebrations [Video]Coronavirus continues to spread amid Lunar New Years celebrations

Lunar New Years' festivities pose a great challenge for the Chinese government as it tries to contain the Wuhan coronavirus.

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Uber to Let Drivers Choose Their Own Fares in New Test [Video]Uber to Let Drivers Choose Their Own Fares in New Test

The experiment allows drivers to increase fares compared to the base price set by the company.

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Concept cars unveiled at CES aim to be 'extension of driver' [Video]Concept cars unveiled at CES aim to be 'extension of driver'

Futuristic concept cars capture the imagination at the CES tech convention in Las Vegas. Adam Reed reports.

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Hyundai partners with Uber Air for flying cars [Video]Hyundai partners with Uber Air for flying cars

Hyundai will partner with ride-hailing company Uber to launch a network of flying air taxis. On Monday Hyundai revealed their design of an aircraft to carry four passengers and travel up to speeds of..

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Gabrielle Union's Uber driver 'dropped a deuce' during New Year's trip [Video]Gabrielle Union's Uber driver 'dropped a deuce' during New Year's trip

Gabrielle Union was stunned when her Uber driver asked to use her bathroom during a New Year's trip and then "dropped a deuce" in the toilet.

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Uber, Postmates sue to block California law [Video]Uber, Postmates sue to block California law

Uber Technologies and Postmates Inc. asked a U.S. court to block a California labor law set to go into effect on Wednesday, arguing the bill violates the U.S. Constitution. Jillian Kitchener has more.

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Judge denies Uber's, Postmates' request to halt California gig worker law

A U.S. judge on Monday rejected a request by Uber Technologies Inc and courier services provider Postmates Inc to block a California labor law from taking effect, saying the bill's public benefits..
Reuters - Published

British man guilty of plotting Islamist attack on London sights

A British Uber driver, previously cleared of a sword attack on police outside Buckingham Palace, was convicted on Monday of a plot to kill people in the name of Islam at London tourist destinations..
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Uber gets permit to restart testing its self-driving cars in California

Uber Technologies Inc has been allowed to restart testing its self-driving vehicles with a backup driver in California, almost two years after its autonomous car killed a pedestrian in Arizona.
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Uber suspends 240 accounts in Mexico to prevent coronavirus spreading

U.S. ride-hailing application Uber Technologies Inc. said on Saturday that it suspended 240 accounts of users in Mexico who may recently have come in contact with someone possibly infected with the new..
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Uber self-driving cars, with humans in control, to cruise Washington, D.C. Friday

Uber Technologies Inc will put self-driving vehicles on Washington, D.C. roads Friday with human drivers in control, the ride share company said on Thursday, as it seeks to collect data for future..
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Phoenix delays airport ride-hailing fee hike as Arizona court weighs in

The U.S. city of Phoenix will delay a planned fee hike for pickup and dropoff ride-hailing services at its Sky Harbor International Airport over which Uber Technologies Inc had threatened to leave,..
Reuters - Published

Tinder is reportedly adding a panic button for when bad dates go horribly wrong

Uber, Airbnb and Lyft are among the online platforms that have launched more safety tools recently.
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In California: Is your Uber driver going to start charging you more?

The rideshare giant is testing a feature to let drivers set prices — and get around the new gig economy labor law. Plus: A nonprofit asks Uncle Sam to lease it land to put up tiny homes..
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Uber driver goes great lengths to make you smile

He's not kidding when he says, "Ready for the best Uber ride of your life?" Just watching him from afar has made our day.  
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Uber tests feature allowing some California drivers to set fares

Uber Technologies Inc on Tuesday said it is testing a feature that allows some drivers in California to set their own fares, hoping the change will help it show that its drivers are independent..
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Los Angeles Rethinks Taxis as Uber and Lyft Dominate the Streets

The cab business is down 75 percent in less than a decade. The plan is to make taxis a lot more like their app-hailed rivals.
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Uber, Florida officials huddle to combat human trafficking ahead of Super Bowl 2020

Florida's attorney general, Uber, Lyft and other groups are using education to combat human trafficking at the next month's Super Bowl in Miami.  
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Uber stops upfront ride pricing in response to California worker law

Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday informed its California customers that it would switch to providing estimates as opposed to fixed prices for its rides in response to a new law that makes it harder..
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The Biggest California Stories in 2019

Tuesday: A look back at the year in the Golden State. Also: Uber and Postmates sue over a new law; and a thank you.
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California Wanted to Protect Uber Drivers. Now It May Hurt Freelancers.

A state act to protect part-timers at companies like Uber and Lyft takes effect on Wednesday. Some freelancers say it will limit their prospects.
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Uber, Postmates sue to block California gig worker law, claiming it's unconstitutional

Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc and courier services provider Postmates Inc asked a U.S. court to block a California labor law set to go into effect on Wednesday, arguing the bill violates..
Reuters - Published

Uber and Postmates File Suit to Block California Freelancer Law

The ride-hailing company and the delivery start-up are seeking an injunction against the new law, which takes effect Jan. 1.
NYTimes.com - Published

Uber or Lyft on New Year's Eve? Here's how to schedule your ride now (and plan around surge pricing)

If you are planning to hitch a ride with Uber or Lyft on New Year's Eve, here's how to schedule it now and maybe skip the surge pricing.
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In win for Uber, Lyft, judge strikes down New York City's cruising cap

A New York state judge on Monday ruled in favor of Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc in a lawsuit against New York City, striking down a new rule limiting how much time drivers for ride-hailing..
Reuters - Published

Say goodbye to those blue-and-yellow airport vans: SuperShuttle is going out of business

The shared ride airport vans have faced stiff competition from Uber, Lyft and other companies offering rides to and from the airport for less money.
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Worried about Uber's safety report on sexual assaults? How to stay safe when riding Uber and Lyft

Uber says there were more than 3,000 allegations of sexual assault last year. So how do you stay safe on Uber and Lyft? Here are some tips.
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U.S. lawmaker says Uber must take action after disclosing sexual assault reports

The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urged Uber Technologies Inc to take action after the company disclosed Thursday it received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault..
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Joe Biden, Uber, Alanis Morissette: Your Friday Briefing

Here's what you need to know.
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Use Airbnb, Uber or Lyft? Beware. There can be a dark side to sharing with strangers

We trust strangers to help us do basically everything in our lives. Meanwhile, Uber, Lyft and Airbnb horror stories keep cropping up.
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Uber says it received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault in U.S. in 2018

Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday said it had received more than 3,000 reports of sexual assault, including rape, related to its trips in the United States in 2018, at a time when it..
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Uber safety review reports more than 3,000 allegations of sexual assault last year

Scrutiny of Uber and Lyft is intensifying as a growing number of passengers and drivers come forward to claim they were sexually assaulted.
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London refuses Uber license renewal

London's transit authority has refused to renew Uber's operating license over concerns about imposter drivers. The ride-hailing company vowed to appeal the decision. (Nov. 26)  
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Uber loses license in London over safety, vows to appeal

Uber vowed to appeal the decision, which it called "extraordinary and wrong." It can continue to operate for 21 days
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Uber founder cashes out $1.5 billion of his stock riches

Travis Kalanick is cashing in on the money-losing ride-share giant as he focuses on his new culinary venture
CBS News - Published

Uber reportedly wants to listen in on your rides by piloting audio recording feature

The tool could allow the company to better protect riders amid high-profile assault scandals and mounting safety concerns.
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Uber driver mostly to blame for fatal self-driving crash, NTSB finds

A federal safety board identified several other contributory causes in its final report, including Arizona's lax oversight of autonomous car testing.
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Uber Fined $649 Million for Saying Drivers Aren’t Employees

The move by New Jersey could reverberate across the gig economy.
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Uber slapped with $650 million tax bill

Company faces back taxes and penalties in battle over whether ride-share drivers are contractors or employees
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Boycott threats after Uber CEO calls Khashoggi murder a "mistake"

Dara Khosrowshahi's speedy mea culpa was not warmly received on social media, where #BoycottUber is trending
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Uber CEO says he was wrong to call Khashoggi killing a 'mistake'

Uber's chief executive said on Monday the murder by Saudi Arabia, a major investor in his company, of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year could not be excused and that he was wrong to have described..
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Why Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Uber are spending billions on local politics

Tech companies — long focused on national and global issues — are increasingly getting involved in the nitty-gritty of local politics.
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Passengers are complaining about LAX's new Uber, Lyft pickup; here's what it's really like

My experience riding a bus to hail an Uber at Los Angeles International Airport's new LAX-it pickup area was breezy.
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Judge dismisses Uber lawsuit opposing New York City vehicle license caps

A Manhattan judge has dismissed Uber Technologies Inc's lawsuit challenging a New York City law limiting the number of licenses for ride-hailing services, the first such cap by a major American city.
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Lebanon Uber driver gets death sentence for murder of British woman

A Lebanese court sentenced an Uber driver to death on Friday for the murder of British embassy worker Rebecca Dykes in December 2017, state news agency NNA said.
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Uber allegedly paid $100,000 ransom after massive data breach

There's "no way to know definitively" that the stolen data was deleted, U.S. attorney for Northern California Dave Anderson said
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Uber allegedly paying ransom and having hackers sign NDAs "extraordinary," prosecutor says

Troubling new details about how Uber responded to a massive hack attack raise questions about the way it handled sensitive customer information. In an exclusive interview, the U.S. attorney who..
CBS News - Published

Uber takes aim at 'patchwork' of ride share taxes in Illinois

Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday sued a Chicago suburb over a new ride share tax, while calling on Illinois lawmakers to address the state's "emerging patchwork" of taxation.
Reuters - Published

Uber says will not share electric bike rider data with Los Angeles

Uber Technologies Inc said it would not share real-time location data of its electric bike riders with the city of Los Angeles, saying it would violate their privacy.
Reuters - Published

LAX officially ends curbside pickup, moves Uber, Lyft, taxis to new area

LAX is to move the pickup area for both taxi and ride app users away from the terminal curbsides entirely to a new area, dubbed “LAX-it,” just east of Terminal 1.
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Uber driver buys clothes for sick newborn

The new mom vented to the Uber driver, Belinda, about her newborn son's health issues – and the two became fast friends
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Uber driver who drove mom from NICU buys new clothes for baby

A new mom took an Uber from the NICU to a consignment shop to buy her baby some new clothes. After hearing the mother's story, the Uber driver got out of the car with her and bought the baby boy 30 new..
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