UBER DC OfficeCab-on-demand service Uber, which has been growing leaps and bounds in the last couple of years, has taken over a portion of Bing’s mapping assets. The acquisition, which includes around 100 Bing engineers, is an interesting move that shows a coming expansion from the transportation startup.

Uber works by allowing users to automatically post their location through their smartphone app. That location is sent to the nearest Uber driver, who arrive within minutes to drive the user to their necessary location. It is run through GPS mapping, which is crucial for the functionality of the service.

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