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How to deactivate and delete your Uber account

You can easily delete your Uber account from the mobile app. When you delete an Uber account, it is deactivated for 30 days before being permanently deleted. You can always reactivate your account during the 30-day deactivation period by logging back in. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. LoadingSomething is loading. Though...
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An Uber Eats driver discovered she had won $250,000 on a scratch-off lottery ticket while waiting for her next delivery in Maryland

An Uber Eats driver won a $250,000 jackpot prize between trips, according to the Maryland Lottery. The winner discovered her fortune while sitting in her car, CNN reported on Sunday. She plans to use the winnings to settle some bills and put a downpayment on a house. LoadingSomething is loading. An ...
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From Tuk Tuk races in Thailand to snowboarding in Iceland, a CEO who plans corporate retreats says many firms are ditching offices for team-bonding trips

Many companies are sticking to remote work even as the world emerges from the COVID-19 crisis. For some, the lack of overheads means they can pay for corporate retreats instead. The CEO of Moniker, which has planned retreats for Uber and Amazon, says demand is soaring. LoadingSomething is loading. Ever imagined yoursel...
Lyft, Shortage, Tech Insider, Transportation, Uber

Uber CEO says ride prices will be close to normal by September

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said that ride prices will return "to nearly the good old days" by September, The New York Times reported on Thursday. During the pandemic, the popular ride-sharing app lost billions as people isolated at home. Now, users are opening the black-and-white app again — only to be shocked by high prices and long wait times. Uber fares in April cost 40% more than they did the same time a year ago, per data from research firm Rakuten Intelligence, first reported by The Times.This increase becomes even more drastic during "surge pricing" periods, when Ubers up pay to attract more drivers, Insider's Grace Dean reported in June. In New York City, an Uber driver can make around $37.44 an hour, while in Houston...
CEO pay, Executive compensation, ride-hailing, Tech Insider, Transportation, Uber

Uber CEO: CEOs are paid too much

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi thinks his fellow C-suiters are overpaid, he told The New York Times. He made around $12 million in 2020 and more than $42 million in 2019, when you include stock bonuses. CEO pay rose sharply in 2020, with several executives raking in paydays in excess of $100 million. See more stories on Insider's business page. Uber's top dog Dara Khosrowshahi thinks his fellow CEOs are overpaid, he said in an interview with The New York Times. "I think if you define fairness by'fair market value,' then CEOs are paid fairly," he said. "I think if you define fairness by how you think society should value people, then ...
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Uber’s CEO’nearly got killed’ while delivering for UberEats on bike in San Francisco

Uber's CEO delivered food for UberEats, and he told the New York Times he "nearly got killed." Dara Khosrowshahi said "traffic was nuts" as he rode his bike near a baseball park in San Francisco. The executive spent time delivering food in late June and made 0.3% of his daily salary in one day. See more stories on Insider's business page. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi delivered for UberEats via bike in late June, and San Francisco's bustling streets apparently didn't take it easy on him.In a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times' Maureen Dowd, Khosrowshahi said he was a bit nervous at first about delivering for his ride-shar...
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Uber has negotiated a huge cut to a $59 million fine it received for refusing to share data about sexual assaults on its service

Uber received a $59 million fine last year for refusing to disclose data from 3,000 sexual assaults. The company has negotiated that fine down to $150,000 and won't have to disclose identifiable data. Uber will also donate $9 million to a victims' relief fund and towards improving the industry. See more stories on Insider's business page. Uber has successfully negotiated a huge cut to a $59 million regulatory fine it was handed for refusing to disclose data about sexual assaults on its service.The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) levied the fine in December 2020 after Uber refused to turn over data relating to more tha...
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Uber and Lyft could be avoiding $135 million in Canadian taxes every year by relying on contract workers, report says

Uber and Lyft could avoid a combined $135 million in taxes annually in Canada, a new report claims. Canadians for Tax Fairness blamed lax disclosure laws and companies classifying drivers as contractors. Uber and Lyft both disputed the findings, telling Insider they paid all required taxes in Canada. See more stories on Insider's business page. Uber and Lyft could be avoiding a combined $135 million in taxes every year in Canada, according to a new report from the nonprofit Canadians for Tax Fairness (C4TF).The report estimated Uber and Lyft avoid $53.9 million in corporate taxes as well as $81.3 million in unemployment insurance a...
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How to schedule an Uber ride in advance, or cancel a scheduled ride if you no longer need it

You can schedule an Uber ride for hours, days, and even weeks ahead of time on the Uber mobile app. For a scheduled ride, Uber sets a price range that you don't pay until later. It's possible to cancel a scheduled Uber ride and get money back if it's early enough. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Didi plunges 30% in premarket trading after China cracks down on ride-hailing app days after $68 billion US IPO

Didi Chuxing is China's biggest ride-hailing app. Reuters Didi shares plunged as much as 30% in premarket trading Tuesday after China cracked down on its app. Didi Chuxing listed on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday in a $68 billion IPO. Chinese authorities are taking a tough line with the ride-hailing app maker and other tech companies. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Shares of Chinese ride-hailing app maker Didi plunged as much as 30% in premarket trading on the US stock market on Tuesday, after China cracked down on the company only days after its blockbuster US initial public offering.Didi's American depository receipts then pared some of their losses to stand 20.99% lower at $12.27 as of 06.15 am ET. US equity markets will reo...