Uber may soon owe $28.5 million to 25 million riders

Uber may soon owe .5 million to 25 million riders

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Uber may be about to owe a lot of users money

The ride-sharing service announced a $28.5 million class action settlement proposal Thursday in response to lawsuits by riders alleging its “Safe Ride Fee” constitutes false advertising

The proposal will attempt to settle Philliben v. Uber Technologies, Inc. and Mena v. Uber Technologies, Inc., which seek restitution for Uber’s $1 “Safe Ride Fee.” Complainants argue the name is misleading and that the company’s driver background checks are not “industry leading,” as Uber previously claimed. Uber allowed drivers with felony convictions to work for the ride-sharing service, according to legal records Read more…

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Uber may soon owe .5 million to 25 million riders

Uber launches new app to bring food to your door

Uber launches new app to bring food to your door

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Uber’s appetite for growth knows no limits

The ride-hailing company is planning to expand its meal delivery service, UberEats, in 10 U.S. cities, including New York, Las Angeles, Chicago and Austin, in an ambitious and delicious bid to take a slice of the on-demand food market.

Right now, UberEats is in a few select cities, including New York, and only offers a selection of one or two gourmet items for lunch every workday

UberEats, the app, is going much, much bigger, with full menus and fast delivery from “dozens” of local restaurants, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday Read more…

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Uber to start giving you things to do while you're on your trip

Uber to start giving you things to do while you’re on your trip

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If looking out the car window during an Uber ride is just too old school for you — and you’ve exhausted all other time-killing options on your smartphone — the company has a new way to keep you busy

On Tuesday, Uber launched a developer feature called Uber Trip Experiences, letting third-party developers give users fun or productive things to do during their trip.

Examples include getting a playlist to last you for the duration of the trip; showing you info and offers available at your destination, or letting you turn on the heating when you’re on your way home Read more…

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You'll be able to call a self-driving car to pick you up, as Lyft and GM challenge Uber

You’ll be able to call a self-driving car to pick you up, as Lyft and GM challenge Uber

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Lyft and Uber are in a race to boot drivers off the road

Lyft, the friendly ride-hailing competitor to Uber, announced Monday that it has entered into a strategic partnership with automotive giant General Motors to create a network of self-driving cars that can pick up and drop off passengers as Lyft’s fleet of drivers does today.

The bet, in short: more people may be willing to hail an occasional ride in a self-driving car than to actually buy one of these vehicles for themselves

“We see the future of personal mobility as connected, seamless and autonomous,” Dan Ammann, president of General Motors, said in a statement. “With GM and Lyft working together, we believe we can successfully implement this vision more rapidly.” Read more…

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You’ll be able to call a self-driving car to pick you up, as Lyft and GM challenge Uber