Uber has so thoroughly inserted itself into the daily lives of most city dwellers, it's hard to remember that Uber isn't even old enough to get a learner's permit. Founded in 2009, Uber has reshaped the transportation sector.
But did you know the San Francisco company's full name is Uber Technologies Inc.? The company has its eye on a lot more than giving people a lift (and beating Lyft), according to CBC News.* Here are five things that might spell the future of Uber:
Uber is a classic example of a disruptive innovation. But Uber hasn't settled for disrupting just one industry. Creative thinking like that can keep a business ahead of the pack even as competitors crop up.
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*Ireland, N.; "Uber: 5 Things You May Not Know About the Multibillion-Dollar Business," on the internet at www.cbc.ca/news/business/uber-five-things-1.3351307.