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Beepi partners with UBER for a ride home

December 15, 2015 |

Beepi, a leading peer-to-peer marketplace that allows customers to seamlessly buy and sell their car from the comfort of their home, has teamed up with Uber to give the first 100 sellers on the platform $350 worth of free rides … Read More

Uber partners with UA to boost mapping research for self-driving cars, donates $25,000

August 25, 2015 |

Google isn’t the only entity that is building out their driverless technology. The University of Arizona (UA) has been conducting experiments on their Cognitive and Autonomous Test, or CAT, vehicle on campus and developing mapping technology for driverless cars. 

Today, the UA … Read More

New Phoenix hail-a-ride service is hyper-focused on safety

April 6, 2015 |

Happy hour is over, you’ve had a few and it’s time to call a ride. In Arizona, more ride services are expanding to the Valley and competing for your business.

AsterRide, a hail-a-ride service that recently launched in Phoenix, aims … Read More

Is Uber the new Darth Vader? CEO Travis Kalanick battles against the taxi cartels – Tech Crunch Disrupt

September 8, 2014 |

While this is an election year for our country, Uber is also running their own campaign to win battle-after-battle in the cities and on the streets to grow their ridesharing company. Kicking off TechCrunch Disrupt 2014, founder Michael Arrington delved … Read More

Uber’s Steve Thompson to discuss UX/UI design at PHX Tech Talk – July 15

July 1, 2014 |

On July 15, Steve Thompson, general manager for Uber Phoenix, will speak at PHX Tech Talk and discuss software development for Uber’s new UX/UI design and the ever-growing development of the company. Thompson will also delve into balancing external product development … Read More

Uber + Red Bull contest to win on-demand party bus to Waste Management Phoenix Open – ends at 5:00 p.m.

January 28, 2014 |

Uber Phoenix and Red Bull’s Big Red are holding a contest for a super exclusive double decker party bus, and provide two winners and five of their friends (12 people in total) with an on-demand party bus experience for the … Read More

On-Demand Taxi Service Vies for Mobile Customers

April 5, 2013 |

With Arizona’s DUI laws being one of the toughest in the country, it makes sense to grab a cab after a few-but waiting around for a ride is a necessary inconvenience. Companies such as Uber try to lessen the … Read More

It’s Official: Uber has Launched In Phoenix!

November 15, 2012 | 4

Last month we mentioned that on-demand driving service Uber had soft launched in the Valley, enabling anyone who signs up for an Uber account to take full advantage of the service. As of yesterday, the company “officially” made Phoenix its 18th … Read More

On-Demand Driver App Uber Soft Launches in Phoenix

November 2, 2012 | 2

We were recently tipped off that San Francisco-based startup Uber has started “secretly” offering its on-demand driver services in the Phoenix metro area.

Founded in 2010, Uber is a service that connects passengers with drivers, predominantly through its mobile … Read More