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Uber holiday deal offers free rides from the airport

The season of goodwill is almost upon us, apparently, and in a bid to spread some Christmas cheer in the coming weeks, Uber is offering free rides. No, it’s not free rides for everyone and their dog, for such a move would surely be a gift too far even for …

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Uber Driver Charged With Raping Unconscious Teenager

As unfortunate as it is to say, Uber is no stranger to having drivers commit acts of sexual assault. Now, the company finds itself in the spotlight again, after an Uber driver was arrested and charged with raping an unconscious teenager in California, CNET reports. At around 2 a.m. November 5 in Laguna Beach, California, 23-year-old Samer …

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Uber's New App is More About the Journey than the Destination

Uber, the internet startup worth tens of billions of dollars, has its fingers in countless pies. It’s developing a fleet of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, a few of which have already hit public roads and driven Uber users. It’s investing in a budding subsidiary, Uber Eats, that delivers food from …

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Uber Loses U.K. Case, Drivers Now Workers Not Contractors

The ramifications for Uber, Lyft, and other on-demand services in the U.S. remain to be discovered, but Uber’s U.K. drivers are no longer considered self-employed contractors after a court ruling in London on Friday, according to CNNMoney. Uber has already said it would appeal. If the ruling holds, the new classification …

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Uber Seeks More Business In Mexico With Uber Mastercard

Just use your Uber card. In order to ease online payment transactions in a country where ecommerce isn’t the norm, Uber has partnered with Mexico’s first online bank, Bankaool, to issue Uber-branded Mastercard debit cards, according to Business Insider. While doing everything it can think of to expand its market share in the …

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Uber uses drones to fly UberPool ads in front of gridlocked cars

With China now out of the picture, Uber is focusing on expanding its business in other potentially lucrative markets, among them Latin America. In a bizarre marketing gimmick that may prompt frustrated drivers to reach for an easy-to-deploy projectile, Uber has started flying ad-carrying drones to within a few feet …

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Uber Dominates Market in New 7Park Study

They may be in the ridesharing business, but there’s little else communal about the relationship between Uber and Lyft, or for that matter, any one ridesharing company and its competitors. Since Uber’s founding in 2009, there’s been a battle for our patronage and our pavement, and now, a new report …

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Uber Pool in London Now Requires Some Extra Walking

Want a cheap ride? You’re gonna have to work for it. Or at least, walk for it. If you’re in London, Uber wants you to trot around a bit in the name of efficiency. Sure, you’ll end up spending less time in the actual UberPool, but you might make up …

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