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Uber Plans To Invest $1 Billion In China

Reuters | Sue-Lin Wong and Ismail Shakil | Posted 06.15.2015 | Technology

By Sue-Lin Wong and Ismail Shakil SHANGHAI/BENGALARU (Reuters) - Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc plans to invest more than $1...

Beyonce to Bill Gates: 24 Millionaires Reveal the Hardest Thing About Being an Entrepreneur

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.17.2015 | Money

Being your own boss might sound like a dream come true, but starting your own business isn't an easy path. The reality is it takes a lot of sweat, tears, hard work and discipline to be a successful entrepreneur.

Uber's Value Just Doubled To $40 Billion In 6 Months (Sorry, Haters)

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.04.2014 | Business

While many of us have spent the past six months getting mad at Uber, Uber has spent the past six months making $22 billion magically appear. The ri...

Uber's Legacy Hangs in the Balance: Digital Robber Baron or Respectable Innovator?

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Vivek Wadhwa

Industrialists who built the railroads and core infrastructure in the 19th century exploited labor, corrupted governments, and built monopolies. Uber is also exploiting labor to some extent, but its disrepute is largely because of its arrogance and frat-boy behavior -- not only its business practices. And this behavior is only slowing the company down.

What Was Said at the Uber Dinner

Nicole Campbell | Posted 01.21.2015 | Technology
Nicole Campbell

I had the pleasure of sitting one seat over from Emil Michael at the now-infamous Uber dinner in New York last week. Emil was originally seated next to me and moved over to greet Ben Smith as a guest.

Mollie Reilly

Al Franken Confronts Uber After 'Troubling' Reports | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is calling on ridesharing service Uber to clarify its privacy policy, questioning the company's business practices in a lett...

Uber CEO Apologizes For Exec's 'Terrible' Suggestion That The Company Investigate Journalists

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Technology

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick apologized Tuesday on Twitter for explosive comments a senior executive at his firm made over the weekend. As BuzzFeed fir...

The Immaturity and Arrogance of Uber

Peter Sims | Posted 12.06.2014 | Business
Peter Sims

I don't expect that Travis Kalanick will ever apologize to me for using my Uber location data to promote his brand at a launch event without my permission, but I haven't given up hope in the Uber board's ability to step up and lead.

Can We Trust Uber?

Peter Sims | Posted 11.30.2014 | Business
Peter Sims

As I saw during my time in venture capital, it's the little things that reveal what a company is all about at its core.

3 Reasons Why It Sucks to Be the CEO Of Uber

Gene Marks | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Gene Marks

Kalanick's battles with regulatory authorities, competitors and haters around the world are epic. Don't believe me? Just go ahead and search for news about "Uber."

Uber Hires Ex-Obama Adviser To Take On The 'Taxi Industry Cartel'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

David Plouffe, one of the key players in President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, is headed to on-demand car service Uber to help with the startup's po...

Uber CEO: New Surge Pricing Feature "Brings Humanity" to Car Service App

Turnstyle | Posted 04.26.2014 | San Francisco

by Nishat Kurwa (@nishatjaan) The online car service Uber will offer a new feature that gives users an option to reject controversial surge pricing u...


AP | BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 07.18.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Don't scream for ice cream. Just pick up your smartphone. Uber, the San Francisco startup known for letting people order private drivers ...

Uber Threatens To End On-Demand Taxi Service In D.C.

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.24.2013 | DC

In December, the D.C. Council passed a legal framework that officially made Uber, the on-demand taxi service, legal in the District. And ever since...

DCWEEK Events Continue This Week

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 11.05.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- DCWEEK, aka Digital Capital Week Festival 2012, the annual conference of designers, developers, entrepreneurs, social innovators and cur...

The Creepy, Dangerous Ideology Behind The Cult of Disruption

NSFW Corp | Paul Carr | Posted 10.24.2012 | Business

Uber founder Travis Kalanick Kalanick is a proud adherent to the Cult of Disruption: the faddish Silicon Valley concept which essentially boils down t...

Gerry Smith

Uber Pulls Taxi-Hailing App Out Of New York Due To Administrative 'Roadblocks' | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.16.2012 | Technology

A tech startup that connects taxi drivers and passengers said Tuesday it was pulling its app out of New York City after a prolonged fight with city of...

Uber To Partner With Taxis In Low-Cost Chicago Pilot Program

Posted 04.19.2012 | Chicago

Smart phone app-based car service Uber is launching an experimental program in Chicago that adds taxis to the lineup, in an effort to make the on-dema...

Car Service: 'Surge Pricing' Shouldn't Have Been A Surprise

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The CEO and co-founder the smartphone app-enabled Uber car service has a message for all those shocked by their expensive rides home on ...