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Uber Riders Can Now Earn Starpoints For Redemption At Hotels

02/25/2015, Ridesharing service Uber has inked an agreement with Starwood Hotels & Resorts which would now allow riders to earn Starpoints that can be redeemed at the hotel group’s properties around the globe. This partnership is truly the first of its kind...

Uber To Include Panic Button

02/06/2015, Uber did announce that they will be throwing in a panic button over in India in due time. The reason behind this move? There has been at least one incident where a female passenger claimed that she was raped by an Uber driver, as part of Uber’s move to...

Uber To Take On Google With Their Own Self-Driving Cars [Rumor]

02/02/2015, According to an earlier report, it was rumored that Google could be looking to take Uber on by launching a taxi service of their own. In fact Google’s service is pretty far along to the point where they already have an app in place that is being tested...

Google To Compete With Uber With Their Own Taxi Service [Rumor]

02/02/2015, While governments and local taxi services don’t like Uber, based on the funding that Uber has gotten from investors and the various positive feedback from passengers (incidents notwithstanding), it seems that Uber is a very popular service, so much so...

Passenger Files Lawsuit Against Uber In US

01/30/2015, Uber and court cases do seem to get acquainted with one another rather often – and in the latest incident, an Indian woman claimed that she was raped by a driver of Uber over in Delhi, and has decided to file a lawsuit against the service all the...

Uber Promises To Cap Surge Pricing During Northeast Snow Storm

01/26/2015, Simply put Uber is an app for smartphones that let you summon a car to take you wherever you want to go. The company has had no shortage of bad press lately, it has even been accused to exploiting crises, mainly because of its surge pricing mechanism that...

Uber Driver Hits Police Car, Pot Found In Glove Compartment

01/18/2015, For those who are still wondering what Uber is all about, this is a company that delivers a mobile app for users to arrange for a ride – which might be more expensive than a regular cab, but more often than not the customers are more satisfied due...

5 NYC Uber Hubs Suspended Until Records Were Handed Over

01/09/2015, Those living in New York City who love to use the ridesharing service known as Uber enjoy the convenience of hailing a driver directly from the smartphone, being able to obtain a lift at any time. It must be said that many governments all over are not too...

Flywheel’s #SurgeFreeNYE Offers $10 Flat Rate Rides On NYE

12/29/2014, Flywheel has every intention of letting you start off the new year with a bang, by offering additional customer delight through an alternative to crazy-high surge pricing in San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle and Sacramento. We are talking about unlimited...

Lyft Lets Riders Split Fares

12/23/2014, In the wake of all the bad press that Uber has been getting the company’s rivals are doing their best to prop up their own services. Lyft is an Uber rival that has been around for a while now and today it pushed out a new update which comes with a...

Uber Underlines Commitment To Safety

12/18/2014, Uber might be a more than decent alternative to hailing a cab (albeit more expensive, of course), but it has come under scrutiny especially when the company has allegedly done very little to offer protection to passengers from unscrupulous drivers. Well,...

Paris Cabbies Upset At Non-Blockage Of Uber Service

12/14/2014, Last Friday, a Paris court did not want to block Uber, a car service company, from having its Uberpop carpooling service operate in the romantic city. Needless to say, this particular move has not endeared itself to cabdrivers in France, as this working...

New York And Chicago Will Develop Own Uber Rivals

12/14/2014, Uber has been in the spotlight recently for all the wrong reasons. First comments made by one of its executives landed it into hot water, then there was an alleged rape by a driver in India, and all this went on alongside the various battles that Uber...

Baidu Reportedly Invests $600 Million Into Uber

12/12/2014, Since Google isn’t allowed in China, Chinese developers have taken the opportunity to launch their own search engine services, such as Baidu which can be largely considered China’s Google equivalent. That being said, it seems that Baidu is interested...