On 1st June, 2010, Uber had its first ride in sunny San Francisco. At 4:16 AM GMT on 18th June, it had its 2 billionth. Along the way, it became the most valuable startup in the world.
And it has released a new video showing how far the company has come. It’s charted out every single ride that was taken on its platform over time, and the results are astonishing. Uber can be seen spreading its services across continents in the form of little dots that gleam on a world map, and it’s mesmerizing to watch. While Uber has often been criticized for using underhanded methods to grow so fast, you’ve got to give it to them – this is what taking over the world looks like.