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American peer-to-peer ridesharing, freight, food delivery, and transportation network company

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Uber: American peer-to-peer ridesharing, freight, food delivery, and transportation network company
Uber Technologies, Inc. is an American multinational transportation network company (TNC) offering services that include peer-to-peer ridesharing, ride service hailing, food delivery, and a bicycle-sharing system. 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 sues New York City over 'cruising cap' rule: filing

Uber Technologies Inc sued New York City on Friday over a new rule limiting how much time its drivers can spend in their vehicles in Manhattan without passengers, saying the rule threatens to undermine..
Reuters - Published

Uber and Lyft Drivers Gain Labor Clout, With Help From an App

A nascent group in California offers a model for organizing a far-flung work force, and wielding political influence, through innovative technology.
NYTimes.com - Published

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WeWork's troubled market debut is delayed [Video]WeWork's troubled market debut is delayed

WeWork owner The We Company said on Monday it’s walked away from preparations for an IPO this month, which comes amid concerns it could get snubbed by investors. Instead, the office-sharing startup..

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CEOs call on U.S. Senate to tackle gun violence -reports [Video]CEOs call on U.S. Senate to tackle gun violence -reports

More than 100 chief executives of some of the nation's most well-known companies on Thursday called on the U.S. Senate to take action to tackle gun violence, including expanding background checks and..

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WeWork IPO valuation likely below $20 billion [Video]WeWork IPO valuation likely below $20 billion

WeWork owner The We Company is weighing slashing the valuation of its forthcoming IPO to below $20 billion, two sources said. Yahaira Jacquez has more.

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Uber And Lyft Struggle After IPO Flop [Video]Uber And Lyft Struggle After IPO Flop

Uber and Lyft have been huge flops since they debuted on Wall Street earlier this year. Shares of both companies are trading more than 30% below their initial public offering prices. Uber dropped..

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DOJ charges ex-Google engineer with tech theft [Video]DOJ charges ex-Google engineer with tech theft

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday filed criminal charges accusing Anthony Levandowski, a pioneer in self-driving car technology, of stealing trade secrets from his former employer Google before..

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Uber Boat arrives in Cambridge offering punting trips on app [Video]Uber Boat arrives in Cambridge offering punting trips on app

Cambridge’s famous punting tours will be available to book through the popular Uber app ahead of the Bank holiday. With a click of a button, riders can cut the queue and book a punt to take them..

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Uber appoints new UK boss as London licence renewal nears [Video]Uber appoints new UK boss as London licence renewal nears

Uber appointed a new boss for Britain and Ireland on Monday (August 19) just over a month before its licence expires in London, one of its most important global markets where the regulator has..

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How Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Making Uber And Lyft Very, Very Happy [Video]How Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Making Uber And Lyft Very, Very Happy

Business Insider reports Uber and Lyft are raking in big money from the 2020 presidential candidates . How? In total, 18 Democratic hopefuls spent more than $87,000 on rides and meals in the first half..

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Uber Stock Tanks After Earnings Reports [Video]Uber Stock Tanks After Earnings Reports

On Thursday, Uber reported second-quarter earnings that widely missed Wall Street expectations. Business Insider reports that Uber lost $4.72 per share on revenues of $3.17 billion. Uber suffered $5.24..

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Five Scary Moments Experienced By Uber And Lyft Drivers [Video]Five Scary Moments Experienced By Uber And Lyft Drivers

1. A Lyft driver once told a man to leave his car and he got belligerent and punched the driver in the face. 2. One driver had a passenger who kept talking about serial killer scenarios and wanted to..

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Under the hood of Amazon's grand ambitions [Video]Under the hood of Amazon's grand ambitions

Amazon is expanding its transportation prowess to do virtually everything short of building a car. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.

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Uber Laid Off 400 Marketing Employees [Video]Uber Laid Off 400 Marketing Employees

Business Insider reports that Uber laid off 400 marketing employees on Monday. Uber reduced its global marketing team from over 1,200 employees, The New York Times reports. The layoffs are reportedly..

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Uber Eats Faces Massive Competition [Video]Uber Eats Faces Massive Competition

Uber Eats, Uber's food-delivery arm, has major competition in Europe. Business Insider reports that two massive rivals agreed to an ÂŁ8.2 billion, or $10 billion, merger. The Dutch firm Takeaway.com..

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SoftBank Group's $108 bln Vision Fund 2 draws in Microsoft, Apple [Video]SoftBank Group's $108 bln Vision Fund 2 draws in Microsoft, Apple

SoftBank has secured pledges from Microsoft and other investors of around $108 billion for a second Vision Fund aimed at investing in technology firms. David Pollard reports.

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California, Uber and Lyft can find a way to compromise on drivers' benefits

Rideshare companies benefit America but shouldn't cheat drivers and passengers. Calling workers contractors costs taxpayers billions a year: Our view
USATODAY.com - Published

Uber to limit drivers' app access to comply with NYC regulation

Uber on Tuesday will begin limiting drivers' access to its app in New York City to comply with regulation aimed at boosting drivers' pay and easing congestion in Manhattan, laws that Uber says will..
Reuters - Published

California governor expected to sign new legislation for independent workers

California Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to sign new legislation intended to help the Legion of Independent Workers in the so-called gig economy. The law would make "gig workers" eligible for..
CBS News - Published

California's "Uber law" could affect millions of workers

The state of California has passed a sweeping worker protection bill that makes it harder for companies to avoid paying minimum wage and overtime. Here's who the "Uber law" affects.
CBS News - Published

Uber Says It Is Not Subject to California Gig-Worker Law

The company said it would not treat drivers as employees, defying a bill state lawmakers passed this week to extend minimum wage and other protections to independent contractors.
NYTimes.com - Published

California approves bill that will turn gig workers into employees

Ride-sharing companies such as Uber oppose the measure, which could impact about 400,000 workers in the state
CBS News - Published

Uber lays off 435 employees

The company counts nearly 100 million customers to app, but is having hard time making money. This is the second round of layoffs this year for Uber.
USATODAY.com - Published

Gay New Jersey couple booted from Uber car after kissing on way to Zac Brown Brand concert

Uber driver kicked a New Jersey couple out of her car after one of the women kissed her partner on the cheek.  
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California Labor Bill, Near Passage, Is Blow to Uber and Lyft

The companies seem to have fallen short in efforts to dodge legislation classifying many workers in the gig economy as employees and not contractors.
NYTimes.com - Published

“We’re heading towards hell”: Expert shares concerns with autonomous vehicles

The race to create the self-driving car continues at a feverish pace, with major players pumping billions into the effort. The intense pursuit may have led to corporate espionage: this week, former..
CBS News - Published

Former Google engineer accused of giving company secrets to Uber

A former star engineer at Google faces criminal charges for allegedly stealing company secrets about self-driving cars and giving them to Uber, a major competitor. The federal indictment filed Tuesday..
CBS News - Published

Ex-Google engineer charged with theft

An indictment filed in Silicon Valley reads like a Cold War spy thriller. A former engineer at Google is accused of acting as a secret agent for Uber, in a high-stakes tech war. Jamie Yuccas has the..
CBS News - Published

Ex-Google engineer charged with stealing trade secrets for self-driving cars

The charges against Anthony Levandowski, 39, highlight the race between Uber and Google to build robotic vehicles
CBS News - Published

Uber driver charged with kidnapping 15-year-old to sexually assault her, police say

Sean Williams, 32, allegedly abducted a 15-year-old girl who was heading home from a Sweet 16 party in Long Island in July, according to authorities.
USATODAY.com - Published

Hip office startup WeWork losing 94 cents a minute per member

The office-sharing company's losses per customer are far bigger than Uber's -- that could hurt its initial public offering.
CBS News - Published

Uber driver surprises fast food worker with new clothes after hearing about her struggles

When this Uber driver found out her customer was waiting until Christmas to get new clothes, she decided to do something. She surprised the woman at work with a new outfit for church – and her..
CBS News - Published

Uber driver gives customer free clothes after ride

Diane told her Uber driver, Lamiyah, she was waiting until Christmas to get a new church dress. Lamiyah didn't want her to wait that long
CBS News - Published

Your Friday Briefing

Mitch McConnell, SoulCycle, Uber: Here’s what you need to know.
NYTimes.com - Published

Biggest quarterly loss ever: Uber earnings disappoint as share prices tank

Following the earnings release, Uber's shares fell 11% in after-hours trading.
USATODAY.com - Published

Uber lost $5 billion last quarter—its biggest loss ever

Stock-based payouts after Uber's IPO have helped make 2019 the "peak" year for losses, company CEO says
CBS News - Published

Uber lays off 400 employees, continues big shake-up of marketing team

Uber has blamed its recent losses partly on costly promotions to attract riders and drivers, which were crafted by its marketing department.
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Uber lays off 400 people from its marketing team

Ride-hailing company blames its losses partly on costly promotions to attract riders and drivers
CBS News - Published

Uber tests $25 all-in-one pass for rides, eats, scooters and more

Uber is testing a new kind of subscription that encourages ride-hailing passengers to use its other services, too
CBS News - Published

Uber drivers and other gig workers in California could see improved lifestyle under proposed law

Uber, Lyft in the crosshairs as California lawmakers look to redefine part-time job rules to boost pay, benefits for drivers.
USATODAY.com - Published

New York City can ban ads inside Ubers, Lyfts: U.S. appeals court

A federal appeals court on Tuesday said New York City can ban advertising inside vehicles driven for companies such as Uber and Lyft, handing a victory to the millions of passengers who it said find..
Reuters - Published

MOVIE REVIEW: Stuber

movie review: stuber
by Graham Pierrepoint - STUBER IMDb Dir: Michael Dowse Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Jimmy Tatro, Mira Sorvino, Karen Gillan 4 STARS (out of 5) ..
One News Page Staff - Published

First LGBTI job fair held in India after gay ban lifted

An LGBTI job fair, billed by organizers as the first such event in India, attracted more than 250 people on Friday looking for employment with companies including Intel, Goldman Sachs and Uber.
Reuters - Published

Woman who claimed to be Uber driver charged with smuggling immigrants in New Mexico

The driver, Evelyn Limas, has been charged with one felony count of smuggling undocumented immigrants.
USATODAY.com - Published

The best credit cards for freelancers

If you work for yourself, moonlight for Uber, Postmates, Lyft, Taskrabbit, or other gig economy companies, these could be the right cards for you.
USATODAY.com - Published

You can now request more legroom and less conversation in Uber rides

Here's one way to avoid an Uber driver that's too chatty.
USATODAY.com - Published

Debate Over Uber and Lyft Drivers’ Rights in California Has Split Labor

After a few big unions held talks on limiting employment protections for the companies’ workers, other labor leaders denounced the idea.
NYTimes.com - Published

Lawsuits liken employer background checks to snooping

Companies from Amazon to Uber are accused in lawsuits of improperly conducting background checks on job applicants
CBS News - Published

Companies spent more than $300 million settling FCRA violation claims

Big employers, including Amazon, Uber and Wells Fargo have spent hundreds of millions of dollars over the past decade to settle allegations they unlawfully snooped on job applicants.
CBS News - Published

How Facebook's Libra will differ from other cryptocurrencies

Facebook announced plans this week to launch Libra, a global digital currency. With backing from PayPal, Uber, Visa, and Mastercard, Libra would allow users without bank accounts or credit cards to..
CBS News - Published

No longer fiction: Flying car startups aim to begin test flights as early as next year

The ride-sharing giant Uber and smaller startups like  Alaka'i Technologies and ASKA edge closer toward a flying future.
USATODAY.com - Published

Meet Facebook's Libra, a digital currency for the social network

The company is partnering with big names like Visa, Mastercard, Uber and Spotify to create a new global cryptocurrency
CBS News - Published

NYC to go another year without new Uber and Lyft drivers

The city had originally banned ride-hail apps from signing new drivers last August as part of a plan to raise pay levels
CBS News - Published

Inside Uber's secret self-driving car testing facility

At its secret self-driving test facility in Pittsburgh Uber showed CBS News' Kris Van Cleave how it is trying to make self-driving technology safer. This comes after a series of delays and setbacks,..
CBS News - Published

Family blames Uber after their 12-year-old daughter's death

"Uber took my daughter past the point of no return, they drove her there," her father said
CBS News - Published

Uber to offer helicopter rides in New York City

Ride-hail service Uber is about to go airborne: The company said Thursday it's readying its first helicopters for takeoff in New York City starting July 9. Uber is rolling out Uber Copter service for..
CBS News - Published

Amazon's Alexa will be able to plan your date night by booking tickets, Ubers and dinner

At its re:Mars conference, Amazon showed the Alexa of the future. The voice assistant will be able to seamlessly book everything you need for a date.
USATODAY.com - Published

Forbes names Jay-Z the first hip-hop billionaire

Forbes announced Monday that Jay-Z has become the first hip-hop artist to rack up a billion-dollar fortune, thanks to lucrative investments in real estate, art, liquor and businesses like Uber.
USATODAY.com - Published

John McCain, Uber, N.B.A. Finals: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
NYTimes.com - Published

Uber's first earnings report since IPO shows $1 billion loss over 90 days

Many stock analysts are skeptical the money-losing transportation pioneer will ever become profitable
CBS News - Published

A bad Uber rating could get you banned from the service

If your Uber rating is too low, you could be banned from using the car-riding service. Uber announced it was refreshing its guidelines.
USATODAY.com - Published

Ex-Lyft and Uber Driver in Virginia Was Responsible for Torture in Somalia in ’80s, Jury Finds

A civil case traced the man’s journey from an army commander in Somalia to a driver in Virginia for the ride-hailing services.
NYTimes.com - Published

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