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Ebola Patient Did Take Uber, But Company Says Nobody’s At Risk

Ebola Patient Did Take Uber, But Company Says Nobody’s At Risk

By Josh Wolford October 24, 2014

Dr. Craig Spencer, the third person diagnosed with Ebola in the US and first in New York City, did in fact take an Uber ride just a day before testing positive for the virus. Uber confirmed this in a statement, …

Women-Only Uber-Like Car Service Readies Launch Women-Only Uber-Like Car Service Readies Launch

If you asked a handful of women whether or not they feel 100 percent safe in taxis, Uber, or Lyft cars – I’m willing to bet the the predominant answer would be not really. Sure, the majority of the time …

Uber Launches API, Affiliate Program for Developers Uber Launches API, Affiliate Program for Developers

Uber thinks that “any app with a map is a potential Uber API partner” – so with that in mind, the on-demand car company is opening the Uber API to all developers. Uber is launching the API with eleven flagship …

Uber and Lyft Are in Quite the Little Pissing Match Uber and Lyft Are in Quite the Little Pissing Match

Rival on-demand car service companies Uber and lyft are in a real pissing match right now, as they continue to accuse each other of employing some under-the-table techniques to get ahead. On Tuesday Lyft took a shot at Uber, claiming …

Uber Is Playing Really Dirty, According to Lyft Uber Is Playing Really Dirty, According to Lyft

According to Lyft, rival on-demand car service Uber isn’t playing fair. CNNMoney is reporting that data obtained from Lyft suggests that Uber is strategically throwing wrenches into Lyft operations – mainly by requesting and then canceling rides. Obviously, this tactic …

Lyft Is Doing That Whole Carpooling Thing Too Lyft Is Doing That Whole Carpooling Thing Too

On Tuesday, on-demand ride company Uber unveiled UberPool, a new service that allows users to split fares with strangers who are planning on traveling on a similar path. With UberPool, one single Uber ride can stop numerous times in one …

Uber Wants to Get You Riding in Cars with Strangers Uber Wants to Get You Riding in Cars with Strangers

Uber has a super ambitious goal to “provide transportation so inexpensive and reliable, people can actually sell their cars.” And while Uber touts that its service costs 40 percent less than taxis, on average, riding with Uber still feels like …

Whysk Is Here to Redefine On-Demand Transportation

Clickhole, The Onion’s self-described “latest and greatest online social experience filled with the most clickable, irresistibly shareable content anywhere on the internet,” is fun. It really is. It’s a self-aware Buzzfeed. It’s a self-loathing Upworthy. It’s also a smart move. …

Uber Driver Accused of Sexual Assault in DC Uber Driver Accused of Sexual Assault in DC

Despite implementing a ‘safe rides fee’ earlier this year, stories about Uber passengers experiencing anything but safe rides continue to pop up. The latest comes from Washington DC, where a 32-year-old Uber driver has been charged with second degree sexual …

Facebook and Uber Talking Messenger Integration Facebook and Uber Talking Messenger Integration

In the future, it’s possible that you’ll be able to coordinate a ride to pick up you and your drunk friends using Facebook Messenger. Recode quotes sources familiar with the matter who say that Mark Zuckerberg has held preliminary talks …

Uber Is Now Back on Windows Phone Uber Is Now Back on Windows Phone

On-demand ride service Uber has just (re)launched on Windows Phone, meaning Windows Phone users won’t have to call rides via the mobile site anymore. Uber says the brand new app is “is optimized for the Windows Phone platform and reflects …

Uber Driver Takes Riders on High-Speed Chase in DC Uber Driver Takes Riders on High-Speed Chase in DC

A New Yorker says he was kidnapped by an Uber driver in Washington DC and taken on a high-speed chase. The D.C. Taxicab Commission has confirmed an incident did occur and they are investigating. Official details aren’t yet available, but …

Uber Would Like to Give You an On-Demand Wedding Uber Would Like to Give You an On-Demand Wedding

On-demand car company, ride-sharing purveyors, or disruptors of the taxi game – whatever you want to call them, Uber is known for creative marketing stunts. Last year, the company offered to deliver kittens for people to play with. Then, during …

Uber Is Now a $17B Company After Latest Funding Uber Is Now a $17B Company After Latest Funding

On-demand car service Uber has just announced a massive $1.2 billion injection from “some of the leading investors in the world,” which values the company at $17 billion (not counting what they already have in the war chest). With that …

Virginia DMV to Uber, Lyft: Cease Illegal Operations Virginia DMV to Uber, Lyft: Cease Illegal Operations

The state of Virginia is none too happy at on-demand car services Uber and Lyft operating, in its mind, outside the framework of its passenger carrier laws. The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles has sent out two cease and desist …

Uber Driver Allegedly Kidnapped Drunk Woman Uber Driver Allegedly Kidnapped Drunk Woman

One of the big questions facing on-demand car services like Uber is this: Exactly who the hell is driving me around? Really, that’s a question that many people ask themselves during any car ride with a stranger–taxis included. But services …

Uber Sued Over ‘Wrongful Death’ of 6-Year-Old Girl Uber Sued Over ‘Wrongful Death’ of 6-Year-Old Girl

On-demand car service Uber is facing a new wrongful death lawsuit following the tragic death of a 6-year-old girl on New Year’s Eve. According to a lawsuit filed on Monday, Uber is guilty of negligence in the wrongful death of …