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Uber now delivers prescription drugs in two major US cities

Uber now delivers prescription drugs in two major US cities

Uber has announced an expansion of its Uber Health service that adds prescription drug deliveries, giving consumers a new way to get their medication without leaving home. This new offering involves Uber Direct, which was introduced back in April, in conjunction with the NimbleRx prescription delivery platform. Uber plans to expand the availability of its medication delivery option into additional markets in the near future.

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Lyft will quit California ride-hailing tonight [Update: emergency reprieve]

Lyft will quit California ride-hailing tonight [Update: emergency reprieve]

Lyft is suspending its rideshare business in California today, as the battle between local politicians and Lyft and Uber over driver employment escalates. As of 11:59PM PT, Lyft has confirmed, you'll no longer be able to summon a ride from your phone. Uber is believed to be preparing for the same deadline.

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Uber Pass membership with ride discounts goes live across the US

Uber Pass membership with ride discounts goes live across the US

Following a trial period in several cities, Uber has announced that its Uber Pass membership is rolling out to users across the United States, with the exception of California. This membership is ideal for consumers who regularly use Uber's ridesharing and food delivery services, offering them various perks like ride savings and free delivery for grocery and meal orders.

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Uber grocery delivery begins a slow roll out in a crowded space

Uber grocery delivery begins a slow roll out in a crowded space

The COVID-19 pandemic has vastly increased the demand for delivery services, particularly grocery delivery. Uber sees a chance to capitalize on that increased demand, announcing today that it's introducing grocery delivery in certain regions of North America. Uber is doing grocery delivery in a partnership with Cornershop, and at first, it'll only be available in "select cities" in Latin America and Canada.

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Uber buys Postmates: Here’s why

Uber buys Postmates: Here’s why

With the COVID-19 pandemic, we've seen a large uptick in demand for home delivery. For weeks, restaurants in many regions of the country were limited to take out and delivery orders, and if coronavirus cases keep increasing in the US, they may be limited to those options once more. Services like Uber Eats, Postmates, and Door Dash have been in high demand in recent weeks, and soon, two of those companies will be joining forces.

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Uber rolls out new Hourly ride order feature in some US cities

Uber rolls out new Hourly ride order feature in some US cities

Following a successful pilot of the feature, Uber is introducing 'Hourly' in several cities in the United States. The feature, as its name suggests, enables Uber riders to request cars on an hourly basis rather than per-ride. This feature will be easier for riders who need to make multiple stops, go to the grocery store, and other occasions in which multiple rides would otherwise be necessary.

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Uber details new COVID-19 rules: What riders need to know

Uber details new COVID-19 rules: What riders need to know

Days after competitor Lyft made a similar announcement, ride-hailing company Uber has detailed the requirements it is about to implement for riders, ones that will remain in effect during the coronavirus pandemic. The rules are designed to help protect both drivers and riders from potentially contracting the virus during a ride, the numbers of which are expected to increase in the coming weeks as more cities start to loosen their lockdown restrictions.

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Uber will soon use tech to make sure drivers are wearing face masks

Uber will soon use tech to make sure drivers are wearing face masks

Uber has approved a new policy that will require all of its drivers in certain countries to wear face masks, according to a new leak. The sources claim that Uber is developing a new type of technology that monitors drivers to ensure they're wearing the masks as instructed; Uber confirmed such plans but didn't elaborate on the system. It wouldn't be the first time the company has used tech to monitor its drivers.

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Uber explains how it will handle drivers exposed to coronavirus

Uber explains how it will handle drivers exposed to coronavirus

Uber has released information on how it is handling the coronavirus outbreak, including how drivers will be supported if they're exposed to the virus. According to the company, it will offer 'financial assistance' for up to 14 days for any driver or delivery person who is directly impacted by the virus. As well, it explains how it is keeping its vehicles clean and more.

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Uber details items riders lost in 2019: AirPods, mice, and a Ouija board

Uber details items riders lost in 2019: AirPods, mice, and a Ouija board

Uber has detailed the items its customers accidentally left behind in cars in 2019. The most commonly lost items are the ones you'd expect: riders often lost their keys, forgot their bags, and misplaced their phones. Other commonly lost items included wallets, headphones, glasses, and vapes. What about the less common, but no less interesting, items? Uber has an entire list of them.

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Uber’s latest feature lets riders discreetly complain about drivers

Uber’s latest feature lets riders discreetly complain about drivers

Uber has introduced another safety feature, this one designed to let riders betray their drivers by discreetly reporting small disturbances that don't warrant a larger report. If your driver sends a message while driving, doesn't seem like they're paying enough attention to the road, brakes too hard, or other potential safety issues, you can now report them using this tool.

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Lyft shows how to get a free ride to vote in 2020 elections

Lyft shows how to get a free ride to vote in 2020 elections

The ride sharing program Lyft is providing free and discounted rides to polls for the primary and general election season for voting in 2020 in the USA. This is an expansion of a program they've had in the past. This system of discounted and free ride sharing action started with the Iowa Caucus and continues through ALL primary votes and ALL caucuses leading up to the general election in November, 2020.

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