Editorial: Oh, the places you’ll go (in Worcester with Uber)!

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Uber recently released what it claims are the top eight destinations in Worcester for the ride-sharing company.

Founded in 2009 by Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp, Uber has revolutionized transportation by connecting riders and drivers via its smartphone application. It has a presence in more than 400 cities worldwide, according to the company, and has a valuation of $68 billion, higher than that of General Motors, Ford and Honda.

Travis Kalanick, Uber head honcho

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Travis Kalanick, Uber head honcho

People can apply to become drivers using their own vehicles and can accept riders on their own schedules. The app connects riders with active drivers.

To encourage a good consumer experience and good old-fashioned decent behavior, drivers and riders rate each other; bad drivers can be dropped by Uber or not chosen to give rides, and bad passengers run the risk of not being able to land a ride.

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