Ride Sharing

Uber

Uber Copter's $200 Flights Launch in NYC on July 9th

For now, flights run from Lower Manhattan to Kennedy Airport.

Uber Will Deactivate Riders With Low Ratings

The company says holding both riders and drivers accountable is the right thing to do.

Avoid Chatty Drivers With Uber Black 'Quiet Mode'

If you use Uber, but don't want to have a conversation with your driver, you can request a quiet drive.

Uber Is Going Public at a $75.5 Billion Valuation. Here's How That Stacks Up.

Uber's valuation is approaching the level of General Motors and Ford combined, but still has a long way to go to catch Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' net worth.

Uber Drivers Are Sleeping in Their Cars to Make Enough Money. Now, They're Going on Strike.

The strikes come ahead of Uber's initial public offering, which one union leader said promised to be an 'orgy of greed.'

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