Uber marks global 2bn ride milestone

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Ride hailing app Uber has hit a vital milestone announcing it has facilitated two billion rides, according to Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick.

He announced on Facebook: "These trips happened in 16 countries on five continents, from Costa Rica to Russia and from China to Australia."

He continued: "The longest of the bunch lasted more than an hour as the rider and driver worked their way across Jakarta, Indonesia's capital."

Uber hit one billion rides last December after five years of operation.

In the following six months, it accumulated its second billion, hinting at its growth.

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