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Uber drives into Mountain West with Denver launch

Uber offers free 1920′s "gangster" rides in HBO tie-in

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Private car service Uber is offering New York City users a free ride in a Bentley, Caddie or Rolls Royce today as part of a promotion for HBO gangster show “Boardwalk Empire.” According to an email from Uber, users can simply tap on an HBO icon in its app to...
Uber offers free 1920′s "gangster" rides in HBO tie-in
Uber launches lower-priced Taxi service in Chicago

Amid success with California regulators, Uber faces potential shutdown in Colorado

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Uber is facing another difficult challenge in its quest to help improve transportation around the world. After reaching an agreement with California regulators, it is facing potential shutdown in Colorado. To combat this, the private car service has launched a petition seeking to help convince regulators to think about what...
Amid success with California regulators, Uber faces potential shutdown in Colorado

Uber enters an operating agreement with California regulators, cease & desist and citation suspended

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Following news that ridesharing service Lyft has entered into an interim agreement with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), regulators have released a statement saying that private car service Uber has reached an agreement with it as well. The CPUC has decided to suspend its cease and desist notice to...
Uber enters an operating agreement with California regulators, cease & desist and citation suspended

Uber rides into Germany as its first cars start operating in Berlin

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Private car service Uber is at it again, this time expanding to the German market after giving customers their first rides in Berlin. Interestingly enough, Soundcloud co-founder Alexander Ljung was the first passenger, riding in style in a Mercedes S-Class. The company says it’s still in testing phase, starting out...
Uber rides into Germany as its first cars start operating in Berlin
Justin Kan's Exec launches in more major US cities without actually moving

Uber officially launches in Singapore after four weeks of testing in its first Asian city

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Uber has officially come to Singapore. The company made the announcement in a post after four weeks of “secret Ubers” roaming the streets of this city-state. The launch was celebrated with a visit by its Head of Operations, Ryan Graves. As a result of this move, the private car service...
Uber officially launches in Singapore after four weeks of testing in its first Asian city

Uber reduces prices by 10% and releases cheaper UBERx service to all in San Francisco

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Uber has announced that it has lowered the rate structure for its black town cars in San Francisco. Also today, every Uber rider in the city will have access to UberX, the service’s hybrid car service. In a post, the private car service said that in San Francisco, it has...
Uber reduces prices by 10% and releases cheaper UBERx service to all in San Francisco

Uber adds yet another market, Minneapolis-St. Paul: the next city to recieve the luxury treatment

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You might have heard that Uber, the luxury car service, has began setting up shop in Phoenix today. But now, the company has doubled its expansion news today by announcing that it’s going to be bringing its private car service to the Twin Cities. That’s right, Minneapolis is going to...
Uber adds yet another market, Minneapolis-St. Paul: the next city to recieve the luxury treatment

Uber Stands Up To Resistant Ridesharing Regulators With A New 'Tacit Approval' Policy for Launches

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Private car service Uber has finally laid out its stance when it comes to ridesharing. Today, the company unveiled its first “white paper” entitled Principled Innovation: Addressing the Regulatory Ambiguity around Ridesharing Apps. In this, it says that it will aggressively roll out ridesharing in any market with “tacit approval” from...
Uber Stands Up To Resistant Ridesharing Regulators With A New 'Tacit Approval' Policy for Launches

Uber Denies It Has Any Official Taxis Operating In San Francisco

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Uber does not operate any taxi cabs in San Francisco. Today, a statement issued by the private car service addressed concerns by some riders who have seen taxis bearing the name “UBER TAXI” on the side of the vehicle. The company is informing customers that these are not official Uber cars...
Uber Denies It Has Any Official Taxis Operating In San Francisco

Uber to take on Lyft, Sidecar with ridesharing service

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The controversial private car service says it will roll out the service in places where regulators aren't shutting down other existing carpooling businesses. [Read more]...
Uber to take on Lyft, Sidecar with ridesharing service

Bezos, CIA invest $30M in quantum computing startup

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Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos In the past few months, Jeff Bezos has put money into a robot factory worker, a 10,000 year clock and private car service. And he’s not done yet. Bezos Expeditions and In-Q-Tel, the venture arm of the CIA, announced Thursday a $30 million investment in D-Wave Systems,...
Bezos, CIA invest $30M in quantum computing startup

Uber finally drives into Asia as the private car service begins testing in Singapore

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Uber, the private car hire service that has taken the US by storm, has ramped up its global expansion plans after stepping into Asia for the first time with a soft launch in Singapore. There have been rumors of Uber’s launch in Singapore since October 2012 when tech blog SGE...
Uber finally drives into Asia as the private car service begins testing in Singapore

After agreement with regulators, Uber to onboard more drivers for its UBERx service in San Francisco

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Following its operating agreement with the California Public Utilities Commission, private car service Uber is moving forward with plans in San Francisco to onboard more of those drivers who aren’t specifically licensed to drive a limousine or taxi cab. In a blog post today, the company said that it hopes...
After agreement with regulators, Uber to onboard more drivers for its UBERx service in San Francisco

NYC's livery car groups may have blocked the city's e-hail app pilot program from being enacted

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Not so fast, New York City. It appears that the implementation of the city’s e-hail app pilot program has been blocked, at least temporarily. Bloomberg is reporting that New York’s livery car groups have succeeded in preventing the city from testing out a new plan to allow people to hail...
NYC's livery car groups may have blocked the city's e-hail app pilot program from being enacted

Travis Kalanick: Uber may drop the term "surge pricing"

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Uber may be about to change the name of its controversial “surge pricing” practice, in which the private car service increase its rates in times of high demand. Delivering a keynote speech to an audience of 2,000 people at Washington DC’s Warner Theater for DCWEEK last night, Uber founder...
Travis Kalanick: Uber may drop the term "surge pricing"

DC City Council's "Uber Amendment" Would Force Sedans To Charge 5x Taxi Prices (And Kill UberX)

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Uber cannot catch a break in Washington, DC. The city taxi commission tried to shut the private car service down last January over rule violations that it wasn’t actually committing. Now the local government is taking another shot, considering a legislative amendment tomorrow that would force sedan car services like...
DC City Council's "Uber Amendment" Would Force Sedans To Charge 5x Taxi Prices (And Kill UberX)

DC City Council Shelves "Uber Amendment" Against Discounted Private Cars, Road Looking Clearer For UberX

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An explosive day of online and traditional campaigning appears to have worked. The Washington DC city council was set to approve an amendment to its far-reaching taxi legislation that would have set a floor price for private cars. But now Mary Cheh, who had proposed the so-called “Uber Amendment,” says...
DC City Council Shelves "Uber Amendment" Against Discounted Private Cars, Road Looking Clearer For UberX

See, Uber -- This Is What Happens When You Cannibalize Yourself

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Uber drivers are pissed off. But that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise… At least not to anyone who’s been paying attention. A group of UberBLACK drivers congregated outside of the company’s SOMA headquarters in San Francisco this evening, protesting the company’s business practices. Among other things, the group...
See, Uber -- This Is What Happens When You Cannibalize Yourself

Uber brings its private car service to Taipei, Taiwan, its second new launch in Asia this week

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Uber‘s foray into Asia continues after the US-headquartered private car hire firm launched in ‘stealth mode’ in Taipei, Taiwan. The rollout is its second new launch in Asia this week — following its arrival in Seoul, Korea, on Tuesday — and it takes the company to three cities in the...
Uber brings its private car service to Taipei, Taiwan, its second new launch in Asia this week
To BBQ And Beyond: Mobile Car Service Uber Moves To New Ground At SXSW

Facebook's DC public policy manager Andrew Noyes joins Uber to navigate it through policy challenges

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Facebook’s Public Policy Communication Manager Andrew Noyes is leaving to pursue a role with private car service Uber. After four years, he says that he’ll begin work next month managing communications for the startup and readily admits that it’s one that’s plagued by “complex policy challenges not only in the US,...
Facebook's DC public policy manager Andrew Noyes joins Uber to navigate it through policy challenges
Taxi-summoning mobile app Hailo launches in Boston with city seal of approval

Uber fights proposed D.C. taxi commission fare increase

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Amendment would handicap sedan services by requiring them to charge customers at least five times what taxicabs charge, the private car service says. [Read more]...
Uber fights proposed D.C. taxi commission fare increase

Uber wins reprieve to continue operating in Boston

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With the governor's support, the popular private car service gets a reprieve from a cease-and-desist order. [Read more]...
Uber wins reprieve to continue operating in Boston
Benchmark's Matt Cohler: Ads On Mobile Will Be Better Than On The Web, More Like TV

Uber Boston promises to fight cease-and-desist order

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State division ruled the private car service was illegal due to a lack of national guidelines for use of GPS location technology in commercial transportation. [Read more]...
Uber Boston promises to fight cease-and-desist order

Uber gets final approval to be first e-hail service in NYC, UberTAXI to follow 'momentarily'

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Uber, the private car service, has received final approval from the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission to participate in the city’s new pilot program. In doing so, it makes it possible for people to hail a taxi cab using the Uber smartphone app. Uber’s co-founder and CEO Travis...
Uber gets final approval to be first e-hail service in NYC, UberTAXI to follow 'momentarily'
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