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10 Business Trends That Will Grow in 2017

Because so many Millennials are in charge of buying decisions, business trends for the upcoming years will change.<p>If you haven't noticed, Millennials have been on the rise. They are now the largest living group according to the Census Bureau.<p>Because so many Millennials are in charge of buying …

Imagining Snapchat’s Future

Snapchat could be used by over 1 billion daily active users in time and substantially accelerate how many videos and photos people share and consume. But there’s more to be done and questions to be answered.<p>Even Twitter’s massive growth excitement for years was characterized by the challenge of …

Uber CEO delivers stinging attack to city regulators at TED

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick used the TED stage on Tuesday to attack transport regulators for standing in the way of uberPOOL's mission to cut …

Airbnb Co-Founder Shares the Email That Launched His Unicorn

"Brian -- thought of a way to make a few bucks."<p>The concept behind multibillion-dollar shared-housing startup Airbnb emerged from an episode that could have ended up with a kidnapping.<p>In 2005, Joe Gebbia, then studying at the Rhode Island School of Design and now the service’s chief product …

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Uber CEO criticizes 'irrational funding going on'

Yet even Uber's CEO, Travis Kalanick, chides the "irrational funding going on" — and he's not talking about his own company.<p>In a fireside chat at Vancouver's Launch Academy, the city's leading startup hub, Kalanick condemned the amount of money some competitors are raising to buy up market share, …

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Delivery on demand: will Uber's courier service threaten European operators?

More traditional European postal services could be impacted by UberRUSH, an experiment in on-demand delivery, as the startup follows a growing trend<p>Europe’s postal companies – already under pressure from Amazon – could soon face a challenge from Uber, which is moving into deliveries, and from other …

You thought Uber was already everywhere, but just wait

Coming to every city near you<p>Uber's first five years of existence were defined by its fights with government regulators. Now that it has established itself as a semi-legit and widely popular mode of travel, the company's CEO says its next move will be to play nice with its former municipal …

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Airbnb’s Delistings Anger Hosts And Raise Claims Of Data Fudging

As the BBC reports delistings across the United Kingdom, a new study says Airbnb purged hosts before opening its books to the public.<p>As many as hundreds of Airbnb hosts in the U.K. may have been delisted in recent weeks “for no reason,” according to a new BBC report. But last week, critics of the …

Uber drivers say that driving for Uber kind of sucks

The life and times of the independent contractor<p>Last December, Uber released a survey that found that 81 percent of its drivers said they were "satisfied with the overall experience" of driving for Uber. That number seemed suspect, coming at a time when Uber's rapid growth was bringing the company …

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Uber's weird new logo resembles these other things

If Uber's goal was to get people talking about its new logo, it has certainly succeeded.<p>Uber revealed a completely redesigned app logo on Tuesday, …

Uber's Rebranding Reveals Everything That's Wrong With Uber

It all starts with atoms and bits. Seriously.<p>Uber, Uber, Uber. When will you learn?<p>If you haven't heard, the company that everyone loves (or hates, depending on which side of the fence you're on) unveiled a complete rebrand yesterday.<p>My take? It reveals Uber's true colors. And they're not very …

A First Look At Uber’s New Logo And Branding

Uber, once a black car service for an elite few, has ditched its stark branding for a new approach evoking a more connected world. While Uber’s wordmark was cleaned and tightened up, the the way most of us know Uber–its app icon–was given the biggest refresh. Gone is the minimalistic black and …

The Inside Story of Uber's Radical Rebranding

Today, millions of people around the world will turn on their smartphones and scan their screens for the black-and-white Uber icon, only to find it …

Uber Explains Its Bizarre New Logo

Ride-hailing company Uber has a new logo—and it requires an explanation.<p>In short, it’s inspired by the “bit” and the “atom,” both building blocks of …

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick personally helped design the new logo, and it shows

Who you calling a micromanager?<p>Uber just rolled out a brand new icon for its app, logo for its company, and overall design refresh for its brand. You can argue about its quality down in the comments. Some will undoubtedly love it, some will hate it. It may grow on you over time or stick in your …

Uber rebrands itself with new icons and a 'substantial' logotype

Updating the Uber app on your phone may bring a new icon — and you may not like it.<p>It seems that Uber has ditched the familiar ‘U’ for what appears to be a map with your location at the center. Uber describes the center square-ish piece as a “bit,” and now has separate icons for riders and partners.<p>…

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Uber just completely changed its logo and branding

If you update your Uber app today, you might notice something is a little different: gone is the "U" logo, replaced with a... circle thing. Uber describes the square at the center of the new logo as the "bit," something that will appear throughout the design of the company's site and redesigned …

Uber wants to be your express delivery service for everything

The company’s next big play to move beyond ride-hailing<p>Uber announced today its plans to expand its application program interface, or API, project to its nascent delivery service, UberRUSH. By adding just a few lines of code, businesses such as Nordstrom and 1800flowers can now integrate UberRUSH's …

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Snapchat Could Be Borrowing This Facebook Tactic to Make Money

Ephemeral messaging Snapchat is best known for feature well-designed, bite-sized ad campaigns for major brands, but the startup might be eyeing …

Uber Isn't Taking Its Latest French Defeat Lying Down

Uber’s entertaining week in France continues with a €1.2 million ($1.3 million) fine from a Paris court for making “ambiguous” recommendations to its …

Uber Gets Fined $1.3 Million For Ambiguous Driver Training Videos In France

Urban transportation company Uber is having a rough week in France. Following yesterday’s protests, the high court of Paris just fined Uber $1.3 million (€1.2 million). The two events are unrelated, but it shows that France is still a hostile market for the American company, even though Paris is …

Uber Using Smartphone Gyrometer Data To Monitor Speeding Drivers

We’ve all been in an Uber where the driver seems to be in a little bit more of a hurry than need be. Once you hop out of the Uber and complete the ride, you’re left with the app asking you how you’d rate your experience. This is generally a great opportunity to voice your concerns but when opinions …

Uber doxxed one of its drivers

Social security and tax ID numbers viewable to other drivers<p>The personal information of a Florida woman who drives for Uber, including her social security and tax identification numbers, were mistakenly sent to an unspecified number of other drivers as the result of a software glitch, the ride-hail …

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Snapchat: The King of Millennial Micro-Moments

In 2015, Snapchat put the world on notice that the app is an advertising force to be reckoned with — maybe <i>the</i> advertising force to be reckoned with. …

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Uber usage by business travelers surpassed taxi and car rentals in 2015

With the growing popularity of on-demand services, it’s only natural to see their appeal not only in the consumer space, but also to business users. According to Certify, a provider of travel and expense report management software — in 2015, for the first time, more people used Uber (41 percent) …

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Airbnb Super Hosts Account For Almost 40% Of Company’s Revenue, Says New Study

The report is the latest salvo in a vicious battle between the hotel industry and the company.<p>Airbnb hosts with more than one property make up a substantial portion of the company’s revenue, according to a new report released by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, which has vigorously opposed …

Uber is about to go to war with Seamless in 10 major US cities

Uber's second stand-alone app in the US<p>Uber plans on launching a full food delivery service in 10 US cities in the coming weeks, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The company will introduce a dedicated mobile app, UberEats, for customers in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and six …

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Uber Hires Programmers Who Can Win A Fight With Their Robot

<b>Startup</b>: CodeFights<p><b>Founders</b>: Tigran Sloyan CEO; Aram Shatakhtsyan, CTO; Felix Desroches, head of product<p><b>Launched</b>: August 2014<p><b>Employees</b>: 12<p><b>Location</b>: San Francisco, with offices in Armenia and Russia (for programming)<p><b>The pitch:</b> Although the market for programmers and developers is robust, it’s still …

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A look inside the insanely successful life of billionaire Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

Fast-forward a few years and Kalanick's company, now just called Uber, is one of the most lucrative in Silicon Valley.<p>Uber operates in more than 300 cities in 58 countries, and it could be worth as much as $60 billion.<p>Thanks to that sky-high valuation, Kalanick made Forbes' list of the world's …

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