Car Service Start-Up Uber in the Spotlight at Sun Valley

Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 3:02 PM ET

Every year at Allen and Co's annual conference, several hot new startups make an appearance in Sun Valley. This year, the list of newcomers include Evernote, Cloudera, Nextdoor, and Uber.

CNBC's Kayla Tausche caught up with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick for an extended interview just after the on-demand transportation service won a big victory in Washington, D.C., where City Council was set to approve an amendment to taxi legislation that would have made it illegal for Uber to lower prices.

For those not familiar with Uber, its iPhone and Android apps allow users to request a ride (usually a black car/limo) anywhere at any time as long as Uber operates in your city. Uber got its start in San Francisco and is now in 13 cities worldwide including New York, Boston, and London.

Watch the video below or check out the transcript here.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick talks to CNBC about his on-demand transportation service which allows users to request a ride (usually in a black car/limo) anywhere at any time as long as Uber operates in their city.


Contact Technology


    Get the best of CNBC in your inbox

    › Learn More
  • Matt Hunter is the senior technology editor at CNBC.com.

  • Cadie Thompson is a tech reporter for the Enterprise Team for CNBC.com.

  • Working from Los Angeles, Boorstin is CNBC's media and entertainment reporter and editor of CNBC.com's Media Money section.

  • Jon Fortt is an on-air editor. He covers the companies, start-ups, and trends that are driving innovation in the industry.

  • Lipton is CNBC's technology correspondent, working from CNBC's Silicon Valley bureau.

  • Mark is CNBC's Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bureau Chief covering technology and digital media.