Uber Celebrates One Billionth Experience Taken
Uber has handed a critical milestone: a billion rides given utilizing the experience-sharing service.
The fortunate passenger was Marvin, a Londoner who employed UberX driver Ara for a £5 journey (in a blue Honda Perception, should you have been questioning) on Christmas Eve. To have fun, Uber is giving Marvin a yr’s value of free rides, and Ara will get a trip to anyplace Uber serves.
The corporate additionally made a donation to a literacy charity in Marvin’s residence neighborhood — the Hackney Pirates.
That is lots of rides to have given — San Francisco-based mostly Uber began up in 2009 and commenced providing rides in 2010. Whereas Uber’s enterprise practices and even legality have typically come underneath hearth, it is a testomony to the usefulness of the service that so many individuals have taken benefit of it.