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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi speaks onstage at Day 1 of the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit 2018 at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 9, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

Uber is reportedly making a new service to provide short-term jobs in security, hospitality, and more

Uber has transformed the global taxi industry — and now it's eyeing up other professions. It would be a major expansion for the California tech company, and comes as the company gears up for an IPO.
Alex Karp, chief executive officer of Palantir Technologies, could take his company public at a $41 billion valuation.

Mysterious big data company Palantir is reportedly looking at an IPO — and could see a valuation of $41 billion

Palantir is in talks with Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley to go public as soon as the second half of 2019, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber, speaks at the 2018 NOAH conference in Berlin.

Uber raised $2 billion in its first-ever bond-offering — and the entire deal was done in near secrecy

A Morgan Stanley banker who moonlights as an Uber driver could be the company’s secret weapon in buddying up to banks — and keeping its dealings private.
A Saudi woman shows the Careem app on her mobile phone in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Careem, a ride-hailing company in acquisition talks with Uber, raised $200 million from Saudi backers

Careem, a Dubai-headquartered rival to Uber, has raised the first $200 million of a $500 million funding round to expand its service. One of its main backers is Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Holding Company, and the deal comes at a sensitive time.

An Uber driver has been charged with kidnapping and groping a woman after she fell asleep in his car

Prosecutors in New York charged Harbir Parmar, 24, with one count of kidnapping after picking up a woman in February, according to legal documents published Tuesday.

Toppled scooters, sidewalk riding, and illegal parking: Electric scooters have returned to San Francisco after being banned

The launch of a yearlong pilot program called to mind previous complaints of residents knocking over scooters, parking illegally, and riding on sidewalks instead of bike lanes.
All good apologies come with one thing.

After a disastrous Uber ride last year, the company’s chief economist examined the economics of apologies — and discovered there’s s...

A team of economists studied how Uber customers respond to different types of apologies after they have bad experiences with the company. They found that effective apologies have one thing in common.
Dara Khosrowshahi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Uber Technologies, speaks with the media in New Delhi, India, February 22, 2018.

Wall Street banks tell Uber it could be valued at $120 billion if it goes public next year

Here are the details of proposals Uber received from Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley ahead of its proposed initial public offering in early 2019.

Google’s Waze is challenging Lyft and Uber with a new feature that enables people to share rides and split gas money

Waze Carpool will let users find rides from drivers headed in the same direction. Waze has already partnered with a bunch of schools and workplaces, including Amazon, to get people to use its new feature.
Uber Eats drivers protesting a change in fee structure in September 2018.

Uber drivers are staging their first multi-city strike, and it’s a sign their anger over ‘exploitation’ is getting harder to ignore

Uber drivers will strike across multiple cities in the biggest protest against the cab-hailing firm to date in the UK. The action suggests Uber drivers are becoming better organised, despite having never meeting at pickup ranks or an office.