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Uber: American peer-to-peer ridesharing, freight, food delivery, and transportation network company
Uber Technologies, Inc. is an American multinational ridesharing 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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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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SoftBank's Son humbled by WeWork debacle [Video]SoftBank's Son humbled by WeWork debacle

SoftBank plunged to its first quarterly loss in 14 years Wednesday after valuations tumbled for some of its top tech bets, not least WeWork. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Peloton shares drop after first earnings report [Video]Peloton shares drop after first earnings report

Shares in exercise bike fitness startup Peloton Interactive sank on Tuesday after its CEO said the company was choosing to focus on growth over profit for now. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

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Uber loss grows but CEO predicts 2021 profit [Video]Uber loss grows but CEO predicts 2021 profit

Uber lost more money in the third quarter compared to last year and the number of monthly active users came in weaker than anticipated. Conway G. Gittens has the details.

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Hong Kong in recession as protests escalate [Video]Hong Kong in recession as protests escalate

Hit by five months of anti-government protests, Hong Kong has fallen into recession, according to its financial secretary. David Pollard reports.

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How To Tell if Your CEO Is A Jerk Or Brilliant [Video]How To Tell if Your CEO Is A Jerk Or Brilliant

Marc J. Epstein and Rob Shelton are the authors of "The Brilliant Jerk Conundrum." The book talks traits CEOs have that make them brilliant and jerks. They write that WeWork CEO and founder Adam..

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Peloton shares fall in market debut [Video]Peloton shares fall in market debut

Shares of Peloton Interactive, the fitness startup known for on-demand workout programs on its exercise bikes, slid as much as 7% in their market debut on Thursday, indicating that investors are..

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'You get to see my little brown pinches of sugar' -YouTube phenomenon Liza Koshy [Video]'You get to see my little brown pinches of sugar' -YouTube phenomenon Liza Koshy

For the second season of "Liza on Demand," she hopes fans will get a kick out of seeing her naked. Her channel has more than 17 million subscribers and 2.5 billion views. Rough Cut (no reporter..

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VW targets African roadblocks with ride-hailing business [Video]VW targets African roadblocks with ride-hailing business

German automaker Volkswagen is testing out a new business model in Rwanda as it looks to gain a greater foothold in the African market. Serena Chaudhry reports.

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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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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..
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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.
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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.
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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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Tech investor Ben Horowitz on how healthy culture helps companies thrive

Tech giants like Facebook, Amazon, Uber, and WeWork have all faced criticism for their workplace culture. Venture capitalist Ben Horowitz argues that many companies miss the mark when developing their..
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Men are better Uber tippers than women

A data dive into 40 million Uber rides in 2017 showed male passengers tipped 17% of the time while females tipped 14%
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Inside a Homeless Encampment — as It’s Being Torn Down

Tuesday: A special report from Oakland. Also: Gov. Gavin Newsom slams PG&E; and layoffs at Uber.
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House panel 'strongly' urges Uber, Lyft to take part in hearing

Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft have declined to appear at a hearing on Wednesday on ride-hailing industry issues, the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives panel said, urging them to..
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Lyft follows Uber in suing NYC over cruising time caps

Lyft Inc, following its rival Uber's move, has sued New York City seeking to nullify a new rule limiting the time its drivers are allowed to spend cruising in Manhattan without passengers, the company..
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Uber driver found not guilty of murdering Denver passenger

A former driver with the ride-sharing service Uber, who said he fatally shot a passenger in self-defense along a Denver highway ramp in 2018, was found not guilty on Thursday of murder, a court..
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As LAX ends curbside pickup, here's how other airports are handling Uber, Lyft congestion

Here's how some major airports have worked to address issues of curbside congestion from Lyft and Uber rides.
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Uber, Lyft pickup areas at US airports

Here's how major airports handle Lyft and Uber rides.
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Uber chief privacy officer: We need national policy on data protection

Uber's chief privacy officer Ruby Zefo has been with the company for just over a year, but has already taken several steps to address users' privacy and security concerns. She joins CBSN to talk about..
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From Uber driver to postseason starter, Twins' Randy Dobnak may be baseball's best story

In one of baseball's most inspiring stories, Twins rookie Randy Dobnak will start Game 2 of the ALDS against the New York Yankees.
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Uber hands off personal information about riders to claims company in sexual assault cases

The ride-hailing company says its goal is to support victims but women tell USA TODAY it felt like an effort to silence them
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Uber launches app aimed at connecting workers with businesses

Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc said it launched an app called Uber Works to connect temporary workers looking to work shifts with businesses trying to plug gaps in their rosters.
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Uber is reportedly testing out an audio recording feature that lets you report your driver

Uber's efforts to make riders feel safer come on the heels of sexual assault complaints against the company's drivers and a high-profile murder case.
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Eye Opener at 8: Uber CEO calls passenger safety report "hearsay"

A look back at what we've been covering on "CBS This Morning."
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Uber CEO says scathing report about passenger safety "based on hearsay"

The head of Uber is responding to a scathing report about the ride-hailing company's passenger safety protocols. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that agents in Uber's "special investigations..
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Uber unveils new safety features after woman's fatal mistake

An explosive new Washington Post report raises fresh questions about how Uber handles passenger safety. It focuses on Uber's "special investigations unit" which handles some of the worst incidents..
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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..
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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.
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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
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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“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..
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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..
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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..
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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
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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.
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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.
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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..
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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
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Your Friday Briefing

Mitch McConnell, SoulCycle, Uber: Here’s what you need to know.
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