Lorde told a brief tale on Twitter Tuesday about how her Uber driver was oblivious to the fact that she was Lorde. The Lorde. The questionably ageless star who’s been driven through dark forces to be friends with Taylor Swift. There are a number of reasons this story should fascinate you.
Uber has received $3.5 billion from Saudi Arabia’s investment fund, the company’s largest ever cash influx from a single investor. Incidentally, Saudi Arabia is the only country on Earth that doesn’t allow women to drive.
After losing an extended, expensive fight in Austin over an ordinance passed in December that mandated fingerprinting for ridesharing drivers, Uber and Lyft have ceased operating in the city. Drivers are upset about the loss of income. Riders are angry about being stuck with Austin’s insufficient cab service. Everyone…
Have you ever wanted to drink and hang out with your friends, but do it on top of water? Now you can, with UberYACHT.
Two Uber-related movies are currently in development, one starring Will Ferrell. Will one of them be our modern-day Taxi Driver?
In New York City, a new bill has been proposed to combat the rise in sexual assaults among female cab riders by requiring anti-sexual assault training from drivers. In 2015, the number of rapes against women in taxis jumped to 14, up from 10 the previous year.
Uber—despite ignoring and dismissing literally thousands of complaints from customers and drivers regarding sexual assault within Uber vehicles over the past three years—would like us women to know that they’ve got our backs. Hey, thanks, Uber.
On March 6, Buzzfeed published a news report on Uber revealing that the car share service had received five rape claims and 170 claims of sexual assault between December 2012 and August 2015. Uber quickly, and vehemently, refuted this claim. But now they admit that the grounds for their rebuttal were false because,…
Surprise! A company whose cost structure is based on strenuously minimizing contact with, accountability of and responsibility towards their “contractors”—remember, Uber drivers are not employees—is responding like shit to reports of sexual assault customer complaints.
Using Uber Pool can be annoying if you’re in a hurry to get somewhere and have to wait until all the other passengers are dropped off first—but even more so if you didn’t even mean to choose that option. When Andre 3000 accidentally ordered Uber Pool, he wasn’t annoyed. Instead, he invited his fellow passenger to…
Aspiring actors and artists have long turned to the restaurant industry for extra cash, but they’ve found a far more convenient alternative: driving for Uber, Lyft, or in some cases, both.
An Uber driver in Athens, Georgia has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a woman and burglarizing her home after dropping her off earlier in the night.
To celebrate National Cat Day, which is today, Uber is bringing kittens right to your door to cuddle! It’s basically like ordering a cat cafe via Seamless.
Uber is yet again facing questions about its safety standards after a San Francisco woman documented voicemails and phone calls from a driver who threatened to rape and kill her. In a first person account on SFist, Eve Batey recounted the violent threats of one of the company’s drivers issued after he was unable to…
On Thursday, New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission voted to give the people what they want, which is silence during cab rides: a year-long pilot program will phase out Taxi TVs in 1,000 cabs.
An armed robbery suspect was creative when it came to his getaway car. After robbing a store in Maryland, the 23-year-old man ordered up an Uber.
In a Facebook post published last week, Sascha Pangallo said that “psychotic/mentally unstable [Uber] driver” pulled her out of the car and ran her over, “possibly” breaking her leg and leaving a blood clot.
I get scared when I am walking home at night because I am a girl who is bad at punching who also looks like she is bad at punching. So, I am grateful that Uber exists to protect me from the outside world. But now you can’t even trust the people you are inside the Uber with you because sometimes they are the kidnappers.