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    Uber

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    • Vendor: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    • Version: 3.88.4
    • Price: Free

    Uber is a disruptor in the field of transportation in that its entire private car network is run through a smartphone app. You're in a city that has Uber, you open up the application, and within seconds you've got a car en-route to your location to collect you and set you on your merry way.

    You get a choice of how to travel – which includes private jet if you visit the Cannes Film Festival – and an idea of how much it'll cost you before you book the car. Sure, the fare may change during the journey but with Uber taking no cash, it isn't so much of an issue. You hook up your Google Wallet or PayPal account to the app and that's how you pay. Just get in the car and go.

    For those who like living on the bleeding edge, Uber also runs a public beta program for its Android app.

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    Uber tries to get along with black cab drivers in London by letting them use the app for free

    Uber has published a new blog post on the company website detailing how both Uber and black cab drivers in London can coexist and get along just fine. Said drivers will now be able to fire up the Uber app and utilize the Taxi option to connect to paying customers, without paying out a service fee...
    Amazon Echo gains Uber integration

    Hail an Uber from your Amazon Echo with a simple voice command

    Uber is the latest service to integrate with the Amazon Echo, offering you the ability to request a car with just a simple voice command. That's right, if opening the app was too inconvenient for you, all you have now have to do is say "Alexa, order me an Uber" and the car will then be requested...
    Uber's new logo and branding are a celebration of cities

    Uber's new logo and branding are a celebration of cities

    Uber has unveiled a new logo and branding, and has updated its app with a brand new icon to reflect this. While the Uber app works just as it has, the company hopes that this new branding will reflect how the company has evolved over the years, celebrating the cities in which the company operates...
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    Uber reportedly will launch food delivery app and service in 10 U.S. cities in March

    Uber is reportedly making big plans to expand its company from ride-sharing to food delivery. A new report claims that Uber will launch its UberEats app and food delivery service sometime in late March in 10 U.S. cities. The UberEats app will be the first stand-alone app for Uber since it...
    Facebook and Uber team up to let you order rides from Messenger

    Facebook and Uber team up to let you order rides from Messenger

    Facebook has teamed up with Uber to let you order a ride and share your ride status with friends from inside of Messenger. Leveraging Uber's API, Messenger users can now sign up for Uber and request a ride with one tap inside of Messenger. The partnership may seem a bit odd at first glance,...
    Uber now has mapping vehicles

    Uber now has mapping vehicles of its own

    Uber is stepping up its mapping efforts, as the company now has its own branded mapping vehicles. Recently, the company missed out on an opportunity to acquire Nokia's HERE mapping service, but did end up acquiring Bing's mapping assets and team members. In an effort to ramp up data collection...
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    Uber teams up with Xiaomi to deliver the Mi Note in Malaysia and Singapore

    Uber is now delivering phones. The company has teamed up with Xiaomi to deliver the Mi Note in Singapore and Malaysia, just as you would order an Uber cab. Ordering the smartphone through the Uber app will see your attached credit card charged, and you'll subsequently be able to track the package...
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    Uber starts accepting credit card payments once again in India

    Uber has announced that it is once again accepting credit card payments in India, stating that its Android app now conforms to the two-factor authentication guidelines set forth by India's banking regulatory body, the Reserve Bank of India. Late last year, the RBI called for a ban on Uber's...
    Uber publishes simplified privacy statements, explanation of app permissions

    Uber publishes simplified privacy statements, explains app permissions

    Uber has published new privacy statements for riders and drivers in an effort to be more transparent. If you're a fan of Uber, but you're concerned with what it is doing with your information, the company has just published new, simpler privacy statements that cut out a majority of the legal...
    Google reportedly set to launch Uber-like taxi service

    Google reportedly considering its own Uber-like taxi service

    It looks like competition for Uber is about to heat up. According to a new report, Google, despite investing hundreds of millions in Uber in 2013, has informed the service that it is considering launching its own on-demand taxi service. The report comes from Bloomberg, which states: Google...
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    Sprint will install Uber app on most of its new Android phones

    Sprint will pre-load the Uber app on most of its new Android smartphones in a new partnership, and Sprint is also offering $20 towards a user's first Uber ride during the month of December for its customers. Sprint did not disclose any information on the specifics of their new Uber Android...
    Uber teams with Spotify to let you ride with your music

    Uber teams with Spotify to let you ride with your music

    Spotify has teamed up with Uber to let you ride with your music. Now rolling out in beta, Uber will let you choose what music you listen to during your ride when you connect your Spotify account. Because it's in beta, the service will only work in certain cities with select drivers. To use...

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