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Uber's boat service makes waves with Croatian locals

Uber is testing new waters in Europe — literally. The company today launched a branch of its BOAT service for tourists in Croatia, which will allow visitors to get transportation in the Adriatic sea via the Uber app. UberBOAT lets users charter specific

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How much money people are really earning from Uber, Airbnb, and 7 more "side hustles"

If you're looking to make some extra money, these are the average incomes for nine different side jobs.

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Uber is overhauling its driver support systems in a bid to decrease turnover - Recode

Drivers can expect quicker fare fixes and protection from bad ratings for things that are out of their control.

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Sheryl Sandberg Is Being Approached to Replace Travis Kalanick as CEO of Uber | Inc.com

The beleaguered ride-hailing company wants to tap the Facebook COO, according to a source close to Uber board member Arianna Huffington.

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Uber Board Unanimously Approves All Holder Report Recommendations; Details Secret Until Tuesday

The Holder Report is expected to recommend sweeping changes to Uber's notoriously aggressive and misogynistic corporate culture, but its precise prescriptions remain secret

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Exclusive - Uber faces criminal probe over software used to evade authorities

The U.S. Department of Justice has begun a criminal investigation into Uber Technologies Inc's use of a software tool that helped its drivers evade local transportation regulators, two sources familiar with the situation said.

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gett vs uber

Taxi booking systems help us to book our ride quicker, track its whereabouts and pay without cash. But who wins out of the top 3, Hailo vs Uber vs Gett?

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American Express Platinum card makeover adds $200 Uber credits

American Express has announced several exciting new features for Platinum card members, slated to launch March 30, 2017.

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Uber's Flying Cars Plan | WIRED

Within a decade, 'Uber Elevate' could provide network of on demand, fully electric aircraft.

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Uber wants to take over public transit, one small town at a time

My first morning in Altamonte Springs, Florida, I was faced with a dilemma: how to travel the two miles from my hotel to city hall without a car. Walking would take nearly an hour in the sweltering...

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When a woman realized her Uber driver was an Olympic dad, she decided to send him to Rio.

Thanks to a chance meeting, American shot-putter Darrell Hill will have a friendly face in the crowd.

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10 things in tech you need to know today, February 23 - Business Insider

Tim Cook sends internal memo. Half of Americans think Apple should unlock the iPhone for the FBI. Uber doesn't plan to change policies.

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick personally helped design the new logo, and it shows | The Verge

Uber just rolled out a brand new icon for its app, logo for its company, and overall design refresh for its brand. You can argue about its quality down in the comments. Some will undoubtedly love...

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Uber Beats Rental Cars In Business Travel For The First Time - Fortune

Businesses travelers are increasingly turning to Uber for their transportation needs.

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Uber's CEO explains why the app's arrival estimates are 'almost always' wrong

The difference in time estimated to some people is an annoyance, especially if it jumps from 2 to 6 minutes.

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How a tweet turned Uber's Ryan Graves into a billionaire - Business Insider

Ryan Graves landed a job at Uber through a tweet. Now the early Uber employee is worth more than a billion dollars.

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Apple almost struck a deal with Uber to deliver iPhones to your doorstep

Apple almost partnered with Uber to become part of its same-day delivery program, but the deal never went through, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Student Develops An App That's Like Uber For Disabled People

Meghan Lazier wants to get New York City's accessible transit up to speed.

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This App Wants To Help Public Transit Compete With Uber | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

For those that have the cash, it keeps getting easier and more compelling to avoid public transit. Private buses like Bridj and Leap Transit crunch data to give people the fastest commute possible. UberPool and Lyft Line find riders going in the same direction to offer an option that's cheaper than a taxi and as much as twice as fast as waiting as a bus stop.

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Uber cars now outnumber taxis in New York City

Less than four years after Uber started operating in NYC, Uber vehicles now outnumber yellow taxis on the streets there, the New York Post reported Tuesday.

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How To Make $50,000 A Year By Driving For Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar - Business Insider

If you're working for Uber, you'll have to give more than 60 rides a week to make $50,000.

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Uber Now Recruiting 50,000 Drivers A Month - Business Insider

"Hundreds of thousands of partners" are connected to Uber's platform, and the company is now creating 50,000 jobs a month, Mashable reported.

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As Uber Steps Up Its Assault, Lyft And The Taxi Industry May Get Overrun

Uber has apparently decided what to do with its new $1.2 billion war chest. The taxi alternative service has slashed rates by 25% in at least 25 markets across the U.S. for what it calls a

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LUDDITES: University of California Bans Uber For All Employees

Bureaucrats in the 10-campus University of California system have outlawed peer-to-peer services such as Uber, Lyft and Airbnb for all employees when they travel on official business. The ban came

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Uber is upending that old motto about the customer always being right

I had a rude shock recently when trying to hail an Uber cab. It showed up alright, but only barely. The driver told me he almost didn’t pick me up “because of your low score.” Low score? For what?! I knew passengers rated drivers, but I had no idea