Uber just completed its billionth trip

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By most measures, Uber has had a pretty good year: numerous political victories, new product launches, and scary amounts of cash raised. And the hits keep coming. On Christmas Eve in London, the ride-hailing company added a cherry on top: its billionth trip.

An uberX driver named Ara picked up a man named Marvin in his blue Honda Insight Hybrid, and drove him 1.6 miles from London Fields to Hoxton in the East End. The trip cost £5, or about $7.40.

The lucky rider is getting free Uber rides for a year

Uber’s come a long way from its start as a two-car operation in San Francisco in 2009. At the end of 2014, the company bragged that it was up to a million trips a day. A year later, it said it was logging 3 million trips a day in 66…

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