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Uber Pledges To Improve Driver Screenings In 2015 After Growing Safety Concerns

Taxi alternative Uber is responding to public concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions by promising to focus on rider safety.

7 hours ago

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Sidecar Will Let You Request A Woman Driver If It Makes You Feel Safer

Ridesharing app Sidecar is now letting riders choose the sex of their driver as part of a new safety campaign intended to protect women passengers.

9 hours ago

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Uber Apologizes For Surge Pricing During Sydney Hostage Crisis

San Francisco-based Uber was hit with a new round of criticism overnight after users reported a spike in fares around a hostage situation in downtown Sydney, Australia.

12/15/2014

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Embroiled Uber Exec Complains His Landlord Is Trying To Make Him Move Out

Uber Sr. VP Emil Michael accused his landlord, tech industry lawyer John Danforth, of waging a harassment campaign designed to make Michael move.

12/13/2014

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Uber Surge Prices Highest Ever During Big #BayAreaStorm; Fares 3.8X Normal Rate

The Bay Area got hit by a double-whammy Thursday: the biggest storm in years, and the highest Uber fares ever, giving new meaning to ‘surge pricing.’

12/11/2014

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Former Uber Driver Who Fatally Struck SF Girl Makes Court Appearance, Declines To Enter Plea

A former Uber driver who fatally struck a 6-year-old girl in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood last New Year’s Eve made his first court appearance on Wednesday and did not enter a plea.

12/10/2014

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Mother Wants Uber Held Responsible For Daughter’s Death In San Francisco, Following Charges For Former Driver

A former Uber driver has been charged in the death of a six-year-old girl in San Francisco last New Year’s Eve, but the victim’s mother and the family’s attorney want the company held responsible too.

12/09/2014

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San Francisco and L.A. County District Attorneys Sue Uber, Reach Settlement With Lyft

The district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angles announced on Tuesday they are suing ride services company Uber and have reached a settlement with Lyft.

12/09/2014

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Former Uber Driver Faces Misdemeanor Vehicular Manslaughter Charge After Fatally Striking Girl

A former Uber driver, involved in a collision in San Francisco that killed in a six-year-old girl last December, has been charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, the District Attorney’s spokesman said.

12/09/2014

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Analysis: Making Sense Of Uber’s $40 Billion Valuation

Uber’s $40 billion valuation had investors from Wall Street to Silicon Valley abuzz a day after the ride-sharing company announced it had received more money from venture capitalists than any private company this year.

12/06/2014

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