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Uber was so sloppy with your data that it will be audited for the next 20 years

Remember when Uber employees were reportedly tracking their ex-girlfriends and Beyoncé with a secret God View feature?<p>Uber just admitted that it had …

Uber is beginning to warn drivers about “long trips” likely to last over an hour

Uber driver Steve Fleck wasn’t expecting to drive to Cincinnati when he picked up a passenger at the MGM Grand Detroit a few minutes after 5:30am on Aug. 2. The ride-hailing company doesn’t reveal rider destinations to its drivers until after they accept a trip, a feature designed to keep drivers …

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Woman swears off Toronto taxis after $100 ride in wrong direction

What was supposed to be a safe ride home turned into an hour long ordeal in the opposite direction for a young woman trying to get home to North York …

Uber’s Game of Thrones Is Getting Ugly

The battle for control could permanently change the balance of power at the $70 billion company.<p>The civil war within Uber’s boardroom is entering a critical phase as the major stakeholders controlling the world’s most valuable private tech start-up weigh three investment options that could change …

Uber is releasing a new tipping feature in the UK, and critics are not happy about it

Uber has just launched a bunch of new features in the UK in a bid to appease drivers who are in a bitter dispute with the the company over labour …

How to Chat With Your Uber Driver Without Using Your Personal Phone Number

You no longer have to exchange texts with your Uber driver from your personal phone number.<p>The ride-hailing giant announced today that it’s adding a …

Uber is killing public transport

When Transurban chief executive Scott Charlton released full-year profit results on Tuesday he pulled out his crystal ball and talked about the …

Weekend Open Forum: Do you use ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft?

Ride-hailing providers like Uber and Lyft have found tremendous success by modernizing personal transportation through the use of technology. The end …

Start Putting Your Seat Belt On In Ubers, Dammit

Okay, admit it—you sometimes skip the seatbelt in an Uber or Lyft. Not many buckle up when they’re hitching a ride, it turns out. The Insurance …

We Put McDonalds Uber Eats Delivery to The Test

With revenue decelerating and costs rising to manage their main Newsfeed, the pressure is on for Facebook to start monetizing WhatsApp and Messenger, …

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Nobody wants to be Uber's CEO

Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via ZUMA<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>The <i>LA Times</i> reports that Uber is having a lot of …

The sneaky way Uber drivers can increase the price of rides

Drivers have apparently been teaming together to tease more cash out of us.<p>Let's face it, life before Uber was a lot more complicated. The thought of googling a taxi firm's number, spelling out your pick up and destination addresses, and then waiting a good half hour for the cab to arrive seems, …

Is Uber the new Tinder? Love and sex in the car pool

It’s a meet-cute story that couldn’t have existed just two years ago.<p>Without Uber’s carpool service, UberPOOL, introduced to Philadelphia in February …

Uber drivers in New York and London are rigging surge pricing

Uber drivers in New York and London are colluding to create surge pricing, say academics at New York University and the University of Warwick in England. <b>Researchers analyzed over 1,100 posts on Uberpeople.net,</b> as well as interviewed drivers in both regions, according to <i>The Times</i>. It’s no surprise …

It Will Take a Lot to Kill Uber

For six months now, almost all the news about Uber has been bad. Even before then, the ride-hailing company's combative executive team displayed a remarkable facility for generating negative headlines, but since former Uber engineer Susan Fowler went public in February about seemingly systemic …

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Uber drivers work together to create price surge and charge customers more, researchers find

Uber drivers are deliberately going offline in unison so that prices surge and they can charge customers more when they log back into the app, …

Mystro is an app aiming to bring in more bacon for Uber and Lyft drivers

Mystro hopes to put 33 percent more money per year in the pockets of Uber and Lyft drivers through an app.<p>It’s tough out there for on-demand drivers, and every second en route counts if they want to hit that bonus or just bring enough home to make the rent. But there’s a bit of an art to maximizing …

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Uber And Lyft Drivers' Fight For Unionization Still Alive (For Now) (Updated)

Uber and Lyft’s efforts to keep drivers from unionizing faced a setback when a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that would have ended a ride-share …

Uber Costs Too Much Because Drivers Trick the System. Here's How to Fight Back

A basic step in being a smart consumer can put you back in the payment driver's seat.<p>Lord knows Uber's been taking a beating -- of its own making. The problems have played into the hands of rival Lyft, which is watching its business grow. But you know who else is paying a price? You are.<p>A brand-new …

Amazon is calling an Uber for Prime Now orders in Singapore

Amazon 's Prime Now launched in Singapore last week, and the demand has been tremendous. Maybe a little too tremendous.<p>To make good on its two-hour delivery promise to every customer, Amazon is roping in cabbies and private-hire car drivers to make deliveries, Singaporean publication Today reported …

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Uber and Lyft are outpacing taxis among business travelers

Uber and Lyft, the two leading ride-hailing companies, are becoming even more popular among business travelers while taxis and car rentals are falling further behind.<p>But don't count out the taxi industry just yet.<p>Business travelers used taxis and car rentals less in the three months ended June 30, …

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Top 10 Items Left Behind in an Uber, Now $15 to Retrieve - Points Miles & Martinis

Uber has now officially instated a new policy, where if you want a lost item returned to you, <b>it’s gonna cost a fee of $15</b>. The new fee goes directly …

Uber plans to issue its own credit card with Barclays

NEW YORK (AP) — Riding-sharing company Uber plans to launch its own credit card, partnering with the British bank Barclays.The card will be coming …

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Uber disappointed after National Transport Authority says no to Irish expansion

<b>Update 1.04pm</b> Uber say they're disappointed the government won't approve their plans to expand in Ireland.<p>The company wanted to run a pilot ride …

Malaysia's parliament passes laws to legalise Uber and Grab

Malaysia announced today that it has legalised ride-sharing after its parliament passed two bills, allowing ride hailing services companies Grab and …

Rideshare Insurance Options For Uber and Lyft Drivers

Find out what companies will insure rideshare drivers with our comprehensive database. If you're looking for rideshare insurance options, check it …

Lyft

RSG059: Sam Choi on Outworking and Outearning Other Rideshare Drivers

Podcast: Play in new window | Download |<p>Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS<p>Today we have a terrific interview with driver Sam Choi of …

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