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A transportation company that connects mobile smartphone application users with independently contracted cab drivers. Founded by Travis Kalanick in March 2009. Based in San Francisco, California, United States.


The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Uber (company) page on 21 November 2015, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Uber Technologies Inc. (stylized as U B E R) is an American international transportation network company headquartered in San Francisco, California. The company develops, markets and operates the Uber mobile app, which allows consumers with smartphones to submit a trip request which is then routed to Uber drivers who use their own cars. By May 28, 2015, the service was available in 58 countries and 300 cities worldwide. Since Uber's launch, several other companies have copied its business model, a trend that has come to be referred to as "Uberification".

Uber was founded as "UberCab" by Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp in 2009 and the app was released the following June. Beginning in 2012, Uber expanded internationally. In 2014, it experimented with carpooling features and made other updates. Klout ranked the San Francisco-based company as the 48th most powerful company in America in 2014. By mid-2015, Uber was estimated to be worth $50B.

The legality of Uber has been challenged by governments and taxi companies, who allege that its use of drivers who are not licensed to drive taxicabs is unsafe and illegal


16 June 2016
15-16178 Abdul Mohamed v. Uber Technologies, Inc.
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Defendants appeal the district court's order denying defendants' motions to compel arbitration in two nationwide putative class actions filed by former Uber drivers.
Download 15-16178 Abdul Mohamed v. Uber Technologies, Inc. - 606MB - 1:01:11
23 March 2017
14-16078 Douglas O'Connor v. Uber Technologies, Inc.
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
In a putative class action filed on behalf of Uber drivers, Uber appeals from the district court's order granting, in part, Uber drivers' Emergency Motion for Protective Order to Strike Arbitration Clauses.
Download 14-16078 Douglas O'Connor v. Uber Technologies, Inc. - 335MB - 32:08

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12 August 2015Kenya's Deaf Cabbies Use Uber App to Compete
Lenny Ruvaga, VOA News

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15 December 2014France Bans Uber TaxisVOA News
26 December 2014Why is Uber in the News?Bill Crittenden
7 May 2015China Expands Investigation Into UberVOA News
11 June 2015Navigating Kenya, Uber on a Bumpy RideHilary Heuler, VOA News
29 June 2015Uber Makes Big Push to Win Over Chinese ConsumersShannon Van Sant, VOA News
5 July 2015Uber Making a Big Push to Win Over Chinese Consumers VOA News
7 July 2015Uber Wants Johannesburg Police ProtectionGillian Parker, VOA News
12 August 2015Kenya's Deaf Cabbies Use Uber App to Compete Lenny Ruvaga, VOA News
20 October 2015Uber Driver in India Convicted of RapeVOA News
3 November 2015India Sentences Uber Driver to Life in Prison for RapeVOA News
2 December 2015JobPath Teams Up with Uber to Help Veterans Find EmploymentJobPath
5 January 2016grandPad Expands Offerings with Uber IntegrationgrandPad
26 January 2016IRA Financial Group Sees Emerging Trend of Uber Drivers Looking to Use Retirement Funds to Purchase Vehicles Contributing to Strong Demand for ROBS Solution in 2016IRA Financial Group
27 January 2016Mercury Insurance Launches Ride-hailing Insurance for California's Uber & Lyft DriversMercury Insurance
30 January 2016Yes, Uber is a Taxi CompanyBill Crittenden
2 February 2016Comparative Report Shows Legal Status and Future of Uber and ‘Ride Sharing’ Industry Remains Uncertain in Many JurisdictionsAlliott Group
5 February 2016Nairobi Taxi Drivers Say Uber Driving Them Out of BusinessJill Craig, VOA News
22 March 2016Uber Will Pay Hackers to Find Bugs in Their SoftwareGeorge Putic, VOA News
23 March 2016Uber Car Burned In Nairobi; Driver EscapesJoshua Fatzick, VOA News
28 March 2016Harris Teeter Pilots UberRUSH DeliveryHarris Teeter
5 April 2016Mercury Names Its 10 Most Affordable Vehicles to Insure for Uber and Lyft DriversMercury Insurance
18 April 2016Announcing the Launch of Coupon UberCoupon Uber
22 April 2016Uber, US Drivers Settle LawsuitsVOA News
26 April 2016Mercury Insurance Launches Ride-hailing Insurance for Illinois Uber and Lyft DriversMercury Insurance
28 April 2016AIS Insurance Announces Rideshare Insurance to Cover Gaps for Uber, Lyft DriversAIS Insurance
10 May 2016Uber Struggles, But Spreads in AfricaNastasia Peteuil, VOA News
19 May 2016Uber Begins Testing of Self-Driving Cars VOA News
2 August 2016Thanks Again® Partners with Uber to Let Members Earn Rides Through Its Multi-Airport AppThanks Again
2 August 2016Uber's China Pull-Out Presents Questions for Tech BusinessSaibal Dasgupta, VOA News
18 August 2016Volvo, Uber Team Up on Driverless CarsEsha Sarai, VOA News
25 October 2016Uber Offers Free Flu VaccineVOA News
1 November 2016Study: Uber, Lyft Drivers Less Friendly Than Taxis to African-AmericansVOA News
14 December 2016Uber’s Driverless Cars Hit San Francisco StreetsVOA News
15 December 2016Uber Driverless Cars Reportedly Run Red Lights in San Francisco VOA News
18 December 2016InventHelp Inventor Develops Partitioning Device for Uber Vehicles - Designed by InventHelp Client (CIC-216)InventHelp
12 January 2017Sex TraffickingCongressional Record: Rep. Ted Poe
7 February 2017Uber Hires NASA Engineer for Flying Car InitiativeVOA News

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