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