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Uber Is Faking Us Out With “Ghost Cabs” on Its Passenger Map

If you use Uber, you’ve seen the map that comes up when you want a ride. The map shows little car graphics hovering adorably around your location and the wait time for a pickup. Once you request a ride, you can watch a little car creep closer to your destination as you wait. It’s a marvel of technology! Except it’s… » 7/28/15 10:46am 7/28/15 10:46am

Uber's New San Francisco Headquarters is as Ostentatious as You'd Expect

If there’s anything we’ve learned about Uber over the past few years, it’s that the app-based taxi service company doesn’t like to do things quietly. On Wednesday, Uber released the first renderings for its new downtown San Francisco HQ, and yep, they’re every bit as over-the-top and intentionally futuristic as you’d… » 5/31/15 1:00pm 5/31/15 1:00pm

Long Beach Is Rethinking Its Taxis to Be More Like Ubers

Cities are doing a lot of hemming and hawing when it comes to the rideshare apps that are devouring their taxi businesses. In one of the more progressive moves, the Southern California city of Long Beach is revamping its taxi fleet with a big design and tech upgrade so they can tackle these startups head on. » 5/14/15 3:15pm 5/14/15 3:15pm