Uber offers services including peer-to-peer ridesharing, ride service hailing, food delivery, and a bicycle-sharing system. The company has operations in 785 metropolitan areas worldwide. Its platforms can be accessed via its websites and mobile apps. Uber has been so prominent in the sharing economy that the changes in industries as a result of it have been referred to as uberisation, and many startups have described their products as "Uber for X".The name "Uber" is a reference to the common (and somewhat colloquial) word uber, meaning "topmost" or "super", and having its origins in the German word über, cognate with over, meaning "above".Uber is estimated to have 110 million worldwide users and a 69.0% market share in the United States.Uber is a gold member of the Linux Foundation and has a five star privacy rating from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.Most jurisdictions regulate TNCs and TNCs are banned from operating in some jurisdictions. For more information, see Legality of TNCs by jurisdiction. Rides to or from an airport comprise 15% of bookings.On May 10, 2019, the company expects to become a public company via a public offering.
Uber announces its intent to acquire the grocery delivery company Cornershop.
Uber announces that it's adding grocery delivery to its list of services and buys a majority stake in Cornershop.
Uber makes JFK airport helicopter taxis available to all users.
Uber announces a new feature called RideCheck that aims to detect when something goes awry during a trip.
Uber agrees to settle the case and pay $245 million to Google's self-driving car spinoff, now called Waymo.
Uber offers free insurance to its riders in partnership with Bharti AXA and Tata AIG.
Uber Posts $5.2 Billion Loss and Slowest Ever Growth Rate.
Uber reports a record quarterly loss of $5.2 billionand also experiences its slowest-ever revenue growth.
Uber’s I.P.O. values it at $82.4 billion.
Uber filed its S-1 document
Uber's ousted founder Travis Kalanick raises $400 million from Saudi Arabia for his food-delivery startup.
Uber announced plans for the report on sexual assaults.
Uber's revenue totaled $11.3 billion in 2018
Uber launches Uber Eats in Mexico City.
Uber buys Otto for $680 million.
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