Business, Technology

Uber Taps SoftBank-Backed GoPuff to Expand Grocery Delivery

Grocery Delivery A grocery delivery. ( FilippoBacci/Getty Images)

Uber Technologies Inc. will vastly expand grocery delivery in the U.S. this summer through a partnership with GoPuff, a fast-growing delivery startup and the owner of the liquor store chain BevMo!, the companies plan to announce May 4.

Lizette Chapman | Bloomberg News
May 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety

Ryder, Uber Achieve Service Milestone

Ryder Ryder Systems Inc.

Ryder System Inc., which offers supply chain, dedicated transportation and commercial fleet management services, announced its 100,000th ride using Uber for Business to access transportation for drivers and technicians to and from both Ryder and customer locations.

June 19, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Uber-Grubhub Deal Hinges on Breakup Fee, Sources Say

The logo for the Grubhub app shows on a laptop. The logo for the Grubhub app shows on a laptop. (Gabby Jones/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. and Grubhub Inc. are haggling over a breakup fee after nearing an agreement on a merger price, according to people familiar with the matter.

May 29, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Uber Fails to Block California Gig-Worker Law for Its Drivers

A passenger pulls bags while waiting for a ride at the Uber pickup area at LAX in October 2019. A passenger pulls bags while waiting for a ride at the Uber pickup area at LAX in October 2019. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. failed to persuade a judge to shield its drivers from California’s gig-worker protection law while the company challenges the landmark measure in court.

February 10, 2020
Government, Business

Uber Urges California Court to End AB 5

(Jason Alden/Bloomberg News) (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. wants to smother what the company calls California’s “Frankenstein” gig-worker protection law before state officials turn it loose.

February 7, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber’s Travis Kalanick to Leave Board to Focus on New Business

Kalanick Kalanick via Scott Eells/Bloomberg News

Uber Technologies Inc.’s former Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick is stepping down from the board, severing his last ties to the company he co-founded a decade ago and helped become one of the world’s most valuable, and controversial, startups.

Lizette Chapman | Bloomberg News
December 27, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Self-Driving Uber in Crash Wasn’t Designed to See Jaywalkers

Uber Self-Driving Seth Wenig/Associated Press

Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving test car that struck and killed a pedestrian last year wasn’t programmed to recognize and react to jaywalkers, according to documents released by U.S. safety investigators.

Ryan Beene and Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
November 6, 2019
Business, Technology

Uber Aims for $84 Billion Valuation in Year’s Largest IPO

Uber Carlos Jasso/Reuters

Uber Technologies Inc. is seeking to raise as much as $9 billion in an initial public offering that could give the No. 1 ride-hailing company a market valuation of as much as $84 billion.

April 26, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo, Uber Driverless Projects Make Scanning Sensors Cheaper

Waymo Eric Risberg/Associated Press

Google’s Waymo, Uber and carmakers GM and Mercedes-Benz are among the companies working to put driverless vehicles in showrooms. That competition also should help lower prices that can reach $75,000 apiece for the sensors that scan a car’s surrounding environment so it knows how to drive itself.

Jie Ma | Bloomberg News
September 5, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Ryder Uses Uber Central to Boost Customer Service

Uber Central Getty Images

Ryder System Inc. announced it is using Uber Central to transport drivers and technicians more easily to and from Ryder and customer locations, resulting in less downtime.

August 7, 2018