A major update is coming to Uber's app, and the company's CEO says it wants to be 'the operating system of your life'

2019-09-26 21:03

At an event on Thursday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi unveiled the new vision for the ride-hailing giant, including a major overhaul of its app.

South Africans can now get banned from Uber for being rude to drivers – here’s what we know so far

2019-06-03 14:11

Uber in South Africa is taking a different approach to its US parent in weeding out bad passengers, and a "small number" of customers are facing suspension and, eventually, "full deactivation".

Uber riders in the US can now ask their drivers to be quiet directly from the app - but the function won't be available in South Africa

2019-05-15 18:03

Uber is offering some added perks for users who choose its pricier Uber Black and Uber Black SUV service in the US.

Uber's hype dissolves and IPO joins ranks of Wall Street flops

2019-05-12 07:00

Uber plunged immediately at the opening of trading, falling as much as 8.8% from its IPO price of $45 per share, a level that was already at the low end of bankers’ expectations.

Uber is going public at a $90 billion valuation - which is a quarter of SA's total economy

2019-04-26 14:58

The ride-hailing company plans to raise upwards of $10.3 billion and could secure a market cap of $90 billion.


Uber closes above its IPO price for the first time after announcing plans to expand into West Africa

2019-06-28 10:36

Uber views West Africa as a major growth opportunity, according a statement from the company's chief business officer, Brooks Entwistle.

Uber will ban passengers if their rating drops to a certain level. Here's how to make sure you don't get booted.

2019-05-31 08:32

Business Insider spoke to more than two dozen drivers about passengers' most annoying habits. These are their biggest pet peeves.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi on basic Uber etiquette: Ask before using your phone, and don't slam the door

2019-05-13 13:33

The CEO of Uber has a few suggestions for how to be a nice person while riding in an Uber.

South African Uber drivers received a one-time cash bonus this weekend – but not as much as their US counterparts

2019-04-29 14:54

Most South African drivers got only a couple of hundred rand – compared to some of the eye-popping amounts paid to American drivers ahead of the e-hailing company's listing.

Uber has filed to go public in what could be the biggest IPO in years

2019-04-12 11:02

Lyft, the company's biggest competitor, has seen its stock fall more than 23% since it began trading in late Match.

Uber just announced a rewards program in the US — here's how it works

2018-11-14 20:59

For now the airline-type loyalty scheme is only available in some American cities, but there is talk of an international rollout that could bring it to South Africa.

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