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Uber

Uber Technologies Inc. is a transportation network company (TNC) headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Uber Technologies Inc. is a transportation network company. Uber offers services that include peer-to-peer ridesharing, ride service hailing, food delivery, and a bicycle-sharing system.

The company operates in 785 metropolitan areas globally. Its platforms can be accessed through its websites and mobile applications.

Uber has an estimated 110 million worldwide users and a 69.0% market share in the United States. Uber is a gold member of the Linux Foundation and it has a five star privacy rating from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Uber is committed to becoming a fully electric, zero-emission platform by 2040, with 100% of rides taking place in zero-emission vehicles, on public transit, or with micromobility.

The company considers it as its responsibility as the largest mobility platform in the world to more aggressively tackle the challenge of climate change. In doing this, the company intends to offer riders more ways to ride green, helping drivers go electric, making transparency a priority and partnering with NGOs and the private sector to help expedite a clean and just energy transition.

Timeline

July 22, 2021
Uber Freight acquires Transpace for $2.25B.
April 8, 2021
Uber Eats launches new Dine-In feature to allow diners to order in-person and pay via the app. at restaurants
April 7, 2021
Uber launches a $250 million "stimulus" of incentives for its drivers to coax them back behind the wheel.
February 26, 2021
PayPal and Uber Technologies, Inc. form a coalition to address barriers to COVID-19 vaccine equity.

The coalition announcement follows a call to action issued by the White House for corporations to help support national vaccination efforts.

February 2, 2021
Uber buys Drizly for $1 billion.

Uber on Tuesday announced it was buying alcohol-delivery service Drizly for $1.1 billion.

Drizly was founded in 2012 by three Boston college grads.

It attracted almost $120 million in venture funding.

The company went on to raise an estimated total of $119.6 million in venture funding, according to Crunchbase, which included big-check growth rounds from firms like Tiger Global Management and Avenir Growth Capital.

December 7, 2020
Uber announces the sale of its self-driving unit to autonomous vehicle startup Aurora in a move it said would accelerate the ride-sharing company's goal to achieve profitability.
October 11, 2020
Uber rolls out a new feature that lets you book a ride 30 days in advance.
October 2, 2020
Uber raises a $500,000,000 series A round.
September 2020
Uber raises a $500,000,000 venture round.
July 7, 2020
Uber launches new grocery delivery service in Toronto and Montreal
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By DEE-ANN DURBIN
November 10, 2021
AP NEWS
The federal government is suing Uber saying it discriminates against disabled people by charging fees when drivers have to wait for passengers to board their vehicles.Uber's "wait time" fees kick in two minutes after a driver arrives, and are charged until the car begins its trip.
Sebastian Klovig Skelton
October 7, 2021
ComputerWeekly.com
Two UK-based unions are taking Uber to court, claiming their members have been unfairly dismissed as a result of misidentification by the company's facial verification system
USA TODAY
October 6, 2021
USA TODAY
New features in the update include early booking, flight tracking, curbside pickup, advance scheduling and Uber Eats at airport restaurants
Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent
October 5, 2021
the Guardian
UK driver alleges his account was illegally deactivated when Uber software decided he was not who he said he was
Sarah Butler
September 23, 2021
the Guardian
Ride hailing company calls on rival operators to create a cross-industry pension scheme
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