Since uberPOOL launched in August 2014, how are POOL people moving around San Francisco, New York City, Paris and Los Angeles? A look at the underlying Uber data shows hundreds of thousands of people taking millions of rides.
We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Samsung, where over the next year, Uber will be featured at the top of the Galaxy Gifts widget on Samsung's new flagship phones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, along with other select Samsung models such as the Galaxy Note 4. Samsung users in the US who are new to the Uber platform will enjoy their first ride for free (up to $25) via the Galaxy Gifts offer. Uber will offer discounts to users in additional countries in the coming months.
As Uber has grown to millions of trips per day in nearly 300 cities in 55 countries, the breadth and complexity of the environment we operate in has multiplied. With millions of riders being supported by an always-growing data infrastructure, we’ve invested significantly in expanding and improving safety and security. An important part of that effort has been thoughtfully building our team with strong leadership like Managing Counsel of Data Privacy Katherine Tassi and Head of Global Safety Phil Cardenas. We’ve also been looking for the right individual to oversee our global cybersecurity and safety efforts — someone who understands what makes Uber unique.