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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...

Sprint To Preinstall Uber’s App On Their Android Smartphones

12/10/2014, For those who hate having apps preinstalled on their phones when bought from carriers, you might not be pleased to learn that Sprint has recently announced that in the future, the company will be preinstalling Uber’s app on the home screens of most of...

Ex-Uber Driver Slapped With Vehicular Manslaughter Charge

12/09/2014, Uber has definitely come under scrutiny in several countries, having been banned or sued for “unfair competition”. Well, it seems that an Uber driver has been charged with vehicular manslaughter after being accused of hitting – and of course,...

Spotify And Uber Will Reportedly Unveil A New Partnership Soon

11/16/2014, Uber, a ride-sharing service that connects you with available drivers around you, is set to announce a new partnership with Spotify tomorrow if a report is to be believed. This new partnership will reportedly enable Uber riders to play their own music in...

France Goes Anti-Uber As Well With New Law

09/19/2014, It looks like the French government are not too thrilled with the presence of Uber in their country, as yesterday evening, France’s National Assembly voted definitively in favor of the pro-taxi “Thévenoud law”. In other words, the Thévenoud law...