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Ride-hailing services are making Boston roads more congested: Report

Ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft may make it easier to get around a city for those who don’t own cars, but they’re not actually taking many vehicles off the road. In fact, they’re making Boston’s roads more congested, according to a new report. The Boston...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 12:21pm

McDonald's is giving away free McNuggets on Uber Eats in Boston

McDonald's is giving away free McNuggets in Boston on Wednesday. The fast-food chain is celebrating its recent partnership with Uber Eats by offering free, 10-piece orders of its famous Chicken McNuggets, along with a choice of two dipping sauces. For just the price of the booking fee on the...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 5:15pm

Hockey stick-wielding man claims self-defense in fatal Uber driver attack

The man charged with using a hockey stick to attack a New York City Uber driver, who later died, did so as an act of self-defense, his attorney said.  Kohji Kosugi, 39, of Manhattan, was arrested Sunday after getting into an altercation with 68-year-old Uber driver Randolph Tolk of West New...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 11:35am

Uber driver dies after attack by hockey-stick wielding pedestrian: Police

An Uber driver who was attacked with a hockey stick by a pedestrian over the weekend died early Sunday from his injuries, the NYPD said. Randolph Tolk of West New York, New Jersey, got into an altercation with Kohji Kosugi, 39, of Manhattan late Saturday night in the vicinity of Chelsea Piers....

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 10:57am

New Yorkers are taking more Ubers than cabs

When it comes to getting around town, especially in the outer boroughs and transit deserts, more and more New Yorkers are turning to Uber and other ride-hailing services instead of cabs, The New York Times reported. Half of Uber’s total rides are currently originating outside of Manhattan, a...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 11:26am

Uber can secretly record your iPhone screen, but they don't want you to worry about it

A hidden feature in the Uber app could allow the ride-sharing service to record the screen of iPhone users if it wanted to, according to a recent discovery by security researchers. Mobile app security analyzer Will Strafach detected a special, undocumented permission or “entitlement”...

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 1:06pm

The best ways to use your license for money.

Not everyone thinks of earning their driver's license as nailing a job interview. But with the introduction of what seems like countless ride apps like Uber and Lyft, is it really that far off? All you need is four wheels and a dream. So what are the best ways to make money in the...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 1:10pm

UberEATS goes 24/7 in New York City

Good news, users of UberEATS who find themselves going hungry in the early-morning hours. The app-based food delivery service is now available 24 hours a day in New York City. UberEATS launched here back in 2015 and originally delivered between 6 a.m. and 2 a.m. Starting Thursday, anyone with mad...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 9:56am

Ride-hailing drivers win portable bathrooms at JFK after yearlong campaign

Updated 2:50 p.m.: After more than a year of campaigning and six months after a petition was filed, drivers for ride-hailing services will have a designated spot to relieve themselves at JFK International Airport. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the airport, has added...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 2:55pm

CEO of 'Safr' ride-hailing service for women arrested on embezzlement charges

The CEO of Boston-based Safr, a ride-hailing app that provides a “safer” alternative for women riders, was arrested last week on charges he embezzled $2 million from the U.S. Virgin Islands Government. Syed Zain Gilani, 43, was arrested at the company’s Harrison Avenue...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:32pm

Uber director David Bonderman resigns from board following comment aboutwomen

Uber Technologies Inc director David Bonderman said on Tuesday that he has resigned from the company's board following a remark he made during an Uber staff meeting that was widely seen as offensive to women. Bonderman's ill-timed remark came during an all-staff meeting Tuesday to discuss...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 12:26pm

Uber and MetLife Stadium are teaming up

Uber and MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and the New York Jets, announced on Thursday that they are teaming up to give sports fans and concertgoers another option besides waiting in a crowded parking lot. MetLife Stadium has chosen Uber as its official ridesharing partner, and to...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 8:33am

Mother of Uber CEO killed in California boating accident

The mother of ride-hailing firm Uber's chief executive has died in a boating accident near Fresno, California on Friday, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said on Saturday Uber CEO Travis Kalanick's parents Bonnie Kalanick, 71, and Donald Kalanick were on Pine Flat Lake when their...

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 11:29am

Uber raises fares in some states in order to pay for driver injury insurance

Uber riders in eight states will see a rate hike as the ride-hailing company rolls out a pilot program that provides injury-protection insurance to drivers. The program will be available in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, South Carolina, Delaware, Illinois, Arizona and Oklahoma....

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 5:05pm

Exclusive: Uber faces criminal probe over software used to evade authorities

The U.S. Department of Justice has begun a criminal investigation into Uber Technologies Inc's use of a software tool that helped its drivers evade local transportation regulators, two sources familiar with the situation said. Uber has acknowledged the software, known as "Greyball,"...

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 5:12pm

Boston Uber driver charged with raping female customer

A Boston Uber employee was arraigned on three counts of rape on Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a female passenger while he was driving for the ride-share company.  Luis Baez, 34, was arraigned in Newton District Court, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said in a statement....

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:47pm

Uber diversity report shows shortage of women, minorities

Uberreleased its first diversity report on Tuesday, showing that women and non-white employees are underrepresented at the ride-services company — just as they are at many other technology firms.Uber released the information after a series of revelations about its culture and business tactics that...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 2:32am

Stella isn't stopping Uber, Lyft despite warnings of hazardous roads

Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft remained open for business Tuesday despite the pleas of New York officials who warned motorists to stay off the roads during Winter Storm Stella.A state of emergency was called as New York and the rest of the Northeast as the region braced for a blizzard. But...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 7:00pm

Philly schools will receive up to $2.5 million in annual tax revenue from Uber, Lyft

The Philadelphia school system has received an injection of cash from an unlikely source: millennials who cruise to their Tinder dates using the ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft.Well, the money isn’t all from millennials.The $350,000 the School District of Philadelphia received from Uber and Lyft on...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 5:03pm

Uber tests cheap "flat fares" service in New York City

Uber quietly released a "flat fares" pilot program this month that gives New York City customers steep discounts on otherwise pricy rides for 30 days.The deal offers packages of 10 rides ($5 activation fee), 20 rides ($10 fee) and 40 rides ($20 fee) over a 30-day period at the locked-in rates of $2...

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 3:34am