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Uber Quickly Shuts Down Hack That Showed Secret Passenger Rating

Uber quickly shut down a hack Sunday night that allowed Uber passengers to find out how drivers secretly rated them.

07/28/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 18: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney speaks during his last White House news briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House June 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. Jay Carney was stepping down from his position as the White House Press Secretary. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Apple, Uber Rumored To Be Interested In Hiring Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney

A former White House Press Secretary may be in line for public relations positions at a few of the Bay Area’s big tech companies.

07/15/2014

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Ridesharing Company Uber Offering On Demand Weddings During San Francisco Pride Weekend

After disrupting the taxi business in San Francisco and in cities throughout the world, ridesharing company Uber is entering the marriage business in honor of the city’s LGBT pride celebration.

06/26/2014

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Parents Of San Francisco Girl Fatally Struck By Uber Driver Seek Stricter Ridesharing Rules

The parents of a six-year-old girl who was killed by an Uber driver in San Francisco on New Year’s Eve are urging state lawmakers to require app-based ride services to carry commercial insurance.

06/25/2014

Lyft Rideshare Service

State Senate Committee Passes 2 Bills That Would Tighten Regulations For Apps Like Uber, Lyft

A State Senate committee approved two bills Tuesday to tighten regulations on on-demand, ride-app services such as Uber and Lyft.

06/17/2014

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Uber Uprising? Drivers Rally Outside SF Headquarters, Make Demands

Uber drivers held a rally Monday at the company’s Market Street headquarters in Downtown San Francisco and said the company takes them for granted.

06/17/2014

San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

Ride Sharing Companies Warned To Stay Out Of Airports

Ride sharing companies can be a convenient way to get to the airport, but California is saying that’s a no-go.

06/11/2014

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San Francisco Ride-Sharing Startup Uber Valued At $17 Billion

After just 4 years in business, a San Francisco startup — ride-sharing service Uber Technologies — has received a $1.2 billion investment round for a valuation of $17 billion.

06/06/2014

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San Francisco Cab Company CEO: Taxi Industry May Not Survive The Next 18 Months

The head of a San Francisco taxi company has seen the modern-day writing on the wall and says the taxi industry in its current form may cease to exist within 18 months.

06/06/2014

Uber Vehicle

Uber Driver Charged With Misdemeanor Battery; DA’s Office Wants To Make Example

A driver for the ridesharing service Uber was charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery Tuesday in San Francisco after striking a passenger and pulling a woman to the ground by her ponytail in separate incident, unrelated to Uber, the district attorney’s office said.

06/04/2014

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