Uber Says No ‘Sensitive User Data’ Accessed in Breach

In the wake of reports its systems were breached, Uber is reassuring users no “sensitive user data” was accessed.

Uber Receipt Emails Are Crashing Microsoft Outlook and Word

Microsoft has identified an issue with receipt emails from Uber, as well as some others, that are causing Outlook and Word to hang and/or crash.

Uber Will One Day Accept Crypto, But Not Yet

Uber is the latest company to signal its willingness to accept cryptocurrencies as payment, but not until some major changes take place.

Uber Built A Very Anti-Fragile Business, Says Jason Calacanis

Early Uber investor Jason Calacanis says that unlike Lyft, Uber built a very anti-fragile business with the combination of Eats and Rides and has become relentlessly focused.

Judge Rules California Prop. 22 ‘Unconstitutional’

Uber, Lyft and other ride-share and gig economy companies were dealt a major blow, with a judge ruling Prop. 22 is “unconstitutional.”

Microsoft Doubling Down on ‘Consumer Experience’ With Uber Exec Hire

Microsoft has hired former Uber exec Manik Gupta to help it build “world-class consumer experiences across all of Microsoft.”

Uber Now Offers Grocery Delivery in Over 400 Cities and Towns

Uber has announced a major acceleration of its grocery delivery service, now available in more than 400 cities and towns in the US.

Uber Wants Employees in the Office 50% of the Time

Uber has told staff it wants them in the office 50% of the time, as the company continues to adapt to a changed workplace.

Congress Out To Kill Uber and the Entire Gig Economy Again

Democrats, in a political payoff to unions, have again introduced legislation in Congress to effectively make gig economy jobs like Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, etc. illegal.

Uber Will Treat UK Drivers As ‘Workers’ After Supreme Court Loss

In a world first, Uber will treat its UK drivers as “workers” after losing its case before the British Supreme Court.

Dinner and a Drink — Uber Buying Alcohol Delivery Service Drizly

Uber is acquiring alcohol delivery startup Drizly, in a deal worth $1.1 billion.

BP Pivots to Renewables, Slashes Oil Exploration

BP has reduced its oil exploration to 100 members, down from 700, as it focuses on renewable energy.

Social AI? Uber Researchers Propose New Language Model

Researchers at Uber are proposing a new artificial intelligence (AI) language model that emphasizes positive, social interaction.

Uber Looking to Sell Uber Elevate Air Taxi Business

Uber is in talks to sell its air taxi business, Uber Elevate, to Joby Aviation.

Uber CEO Says ‘Eats’ Growing At Unprecedented Rate

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says that Uber Eats is growing at unprecedented rates during the pandemic and he expects the business to do well post-pandemic as well.

Lyft Hopes To Finally End ‘Living Under a Cloud’

We want to make sure there’s clarity and certainty in this industry so that it’s not living under a cloud.” says Lyft’s Chief Policy Officer Anthony Foxx.

Uber and Lyft Prevail In California Proposition 22 Fight

California’s Proposition 22 is poised to pass, securing the current business model for gig economy companies.

Uber and Lyft Lose Appeal, Must Make Drivers Employees

Uber and Lyft have been dealt a major blow, as an appellate court has ruled the injunction against them was appropriate.

Hyundai and Autodesk Creating the Ultimate Mobility Vehicle

Hyundai is partnering with engineering firm Autodesk to design and create “Elevate,” the first Ultimate Mobility Vehicle (UMV).

Uber Eats To Essentially Power World Commerce, Says CEO

We’re going to expand beyond food into other categories such as groceries and pharmacy, essentially powering world commerce.