What appeared to be a lone hacker announced the breach after apparently tricking an Uber employee into providing credentials. It is not known how much data the hacker stole.
Creative Mobile Technologies, which provides the technology systems for New York City taxis, said it will gain access to Uber's customer base. The partnership will launch to the public this summer.
As of Monday, the average cost of a gallon of regular fuel is now $4.325, according to AAA. Both ride-share companies say they're adding surcharges to deal with the spike in gas prices in the U.S.
Andrew Peters was stuck on I-95 for nine hours this week after snow and ice caused tractor-trailers to jackknife on the interstate, making the road impassable. By Thursday, Uber had offered a refund.
Lyft and Uber fares are estimated to be nearly 80% higher than pre-pandemic prices in some cities. The companies say a driver shortage is pushing up prices.
Lyft will offer up to $15 for trips to or from a vaccination site. The deal covers daytime rides on bikes and scooters, as well as in cars.
Uber and Lyft are cheering the passage of Prop 22, which says they don't have to treat their drivers as employees and provide benefits such as paid sick leave. Critics say they'll keep fighting.
The suit claims Uber's rating system, which is based on passenger reviews, discriminates against drivers who are not white or who have accents. Uber says the claim is untrue.
Regulators had refused to renew Uber's license, finding its lax security controls had put passengers at risk. But a court found that Uber had fixed the problems and was fit to operate in the city.