Uber, the US based on demand car service, after expanding its base to Delhi and Bangalore, has now launched its services in Hyderabad, as revealed from its latest blog post. Over the next few weeks, Uber will be in “secret testing mode” in Hyderabad with a limited availability.
Also, a tweet by one of the Uber investor and Strategic Advisor, Shervin Pishevar discloses that apart from Hyderabad, the service is also launched in two more cities viz. Nashville and Santiago.
— Shervin Pishevar (@shervin) December 11, 2013
In Hyderabad, Jwala Gutta, the undefeated badminton champion and Arjuna Awardee, got the first peek of Uber in the city. The Tollywood celebrities like Sundeep Kishan, Mohammad Ali Baig, and Raashi Khanna were also seen taking a ride with Uber.Launched in 2009 by Travis Kalanick, Uber is a technology driven online marketplace, which connect its users with licensed, professional drivers and request transportation through its apps and mobile website. No vehicle or driver is owned by the company, instead, it provides on demand services and charges directly from the credit card of the users.
The company started its expansion in Asia around mid of this year, with initially covering cities like Taipei, Taiwan, Seoul, South Korea and Singapore. Also, it has recently expanded its operations to China and Dubai, and currently hold its presence in over 50 countries.
The Uber app for getting on demand cars has become quite popular among users and have gained a lot of attention since its launch. Have a look at what people think about it:
A guy sold his BMW 3-series because using Uber is cheaper. http://t.co/cTN0gLM4Bx
— Sahil Khan (@sahilk) December 8, 2013
“@LifeisSavage: Uber, the mobile app taxi service may soon be more valuable than Facebook.” Recently launched in India, and rave reviews !
— archana vijaya (@archanavijaya) December 10, 2013
Want to compete in the crowded taxi booking space in India? Take a lesson from @Uber_Delhi amazing customer service!
— Pankaj Jain (@pjain) November 20, 2013
Earlier this year Uber has revamped its website and in its second-quarter earnings report it has also announced a purchase of 2,500 driverless cars from Google. In August, the company also closed a USD 361.2 Mn round, led by private equity firm Texas Pacific Group, Google Ventures and few others at a valuation of USD 3.5 Bn.
The other investors in the firm include Benchmark, First round capital, Lowercase Capital, Menlo Ventures, Jeff Bezos, and Goldman Sachs.
And by the way, Uber is also offering discounts at the ongoing GOSF. Check out more here.
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