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Uber’s Bright Idea: Windshield LEDS So You Can Spot The Right Car

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.03.2015 | Technology

We’ve all had uncomfortable Uber moments. For instance: That #awkward moment when your #Uber driver shows up in your #Tinder queue. Uhhh...&md...

This App Tells You When Uber Is Cheaper Than A Yellow Cab

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.17.2015 | Technology

It could save you a few bucks.

Uber Security Breach Affected As Many As 50,000 Drivers

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2015 | Technology

(Recasts with company statement) By Dan Levine Feb 27 (Reuters) - A security breach at car service Uber may have disclo...

Cutting the Mesh

Joe Singh | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Joe Singh

It's an increasingly inescapable truth that no industry, no technology, and no way of doing things is safe from startups. We saw it with music distribution, then film distribution, and now we're seeing it with hiring cars, renting a place to stay, and grocery shopping.

Uber Adds 'Safe Ride Checklist' After Rape Allegations

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women

Uber has released a "safe ride checklist" for app users in Boston and Chicago, following allegations that drivers in those cities sexually assaulted f...

Uber's 'Winner-Takes-All' Attitude Spells More Trouble Ahead

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Uber argued Thursday that it should not have to turn over ride data in a California regulatory s...

Portland Sues To Shut Down Uber In City

AP | By STEVEN DUBOIS | Posted 02.08.2015 | Business

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland leaders are trying to make Uber's stay a short one. The city sued the online ridesharing business Mond...

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...

What Does It Take To Earn $90,000 As An Uber Driver?

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.04.2014 | Technology

If you want to pull down close to $90,000 a year as an Uber driver, you'll need to spend most of your waking hours behind the wheel working.

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.

This Uber Blog Post Will Make You Really Sad About The State Of Education

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business

Transportation service Uber is being criticized as “tone-deaf” for a blog post praising itself for offering underpaid teachers part-time jobs as d...

David Plouffe Gets Hired By Uber; Is It the Rand Paulization of Barack Obama's Campaign Brain?

Adam Hanft | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Adam Hanft

If Plouffe's move is a canary in a generational cage, it could be that the Millennials will be far harder for our conventional business and political structures to handle than anyone has fully realized.

Uber Just Sneaked Into Your Airport Routine

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.23.2014 | Travel

Uber just found a way to curb the guilt of asking friends for a late-night airport pickup -- and also a way to make us loyal to their company until th...

Now Your Dreams Of Riding In Optimus Prime Can Be A Reality

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.19.2014 | Technology

Some people prefer to roll up to a party in an expensive sports car or limousine; others prefer to show up in a Transformer. Luckily for the latter gr...

Google Maps Gets Even Better (Especially For City Dwellers)

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Technology

Google unveiled a big update to its Google Maps app Tuesday, with features that will now let you book a Uber car right from the app, check public tran...

Uber Gives In To Critics

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2015 | Technology

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber, the red-hot rides start-up known for jacking up town-car fares, is taking the opposite...

Uber Strikes Again! (This Time With Christmas Trees)

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

In its apparent mission to make everything available on-demand, Uber is following up its hysteria-inducing kitten deliveries with a Christmas tree del...

NYC Selects Uber Tech App To E-Hail Cabs

AP | Posted 04.27.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- People don't have to use their hands to hail New York City cabs anymore – now there's an app for that. Taxi and Limousine Commissio...

Uber To Expand Private Ride-Sharing Service In Major U.S. Cities

Reuters | Gerry Shih | Posted 06.13.2013 | Technology

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - At various times in its short life, Uber, a service that allows users to hail black sedans on t...