Uber

Is the era of cheap Uber rides over?

One of Uber’s biggest selling points is price. That may not be true for much longer.<p>As it is, the world’s most valuable startup is going through a rough patch, with resignations of top executives, allegations of sexual harassment, and a widespread public backlash. But aside from all that, Uber may …

WTF is happening at Uber?

For the ride-sharing juggernaut, this is a “What kind of month has it been?” sort of month.<p>The first three months of 2017 have been rough for Uber: Some customers have boycotted it; Alphabet has sued it; and, most notably, former employees have alleged rampant sexism at the company, leading to the …

Silicon Valley

Can Arianna Huffington Save Uber?

Uber is in crisis. This week the president resigned, after just six months on the job. Morale has been shaken following a damning account of sexual harassment. The board of directors is so concerned about the CEO's ability to lead, they're looking for a No. 2 to help steer the company.<p>And now — in …

Arianna Huffington

Uber manager told female engineer that 'sexism is systemic in tech'

Ride-hailing startup faces yet another discrimination scandal after a manager who was recruiting Kamilah Taylor made the comment in a LinkedIn message<p>Uber is facing yet another discrimination scandal after a manager who was recruiting a female engineer defended the company by saying “sexism is …

Silicon Valley

Uber rival Lyft acquires Indian startup to build large-scale infrastructure

After its "anti-Uber alliance" with India's homegrown cab-hailing service Ola, along with two others, Lyft is now tapping into the country's technology talent.<p>The U.S. firm has reportedly acquired Pune-based startup FinitePaths, creator of Trail Answers, a Quora-like app that offered answers to …

Startups

How to Treat Cab Drivers, According to Cab Drivers - Vice

Uber, Lyft, and taxi drivers wear a lot of different hats. On any given shift, they can be therapists, confidants, or even boxing-match referees. Often they see us at our most stressed or vulnerable. Or, um, drunk. In short, the job is much more than just carting people from point A to point B. …

Relationships

Uber CEO to Jesse Jackson: Diversity will be priority

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber CEO Travis Kalanick vowed to make diversity and inclusion a top priority at his company in a sit down with civil rights leader Jesse Jackson.<p>The one-hour meeting in Jackson's office at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters in Chicago Thursday was part of the embattled …

Travis Kalanick

As Uber Grew Hastily, Diversity Took a Backseat - Bloomberg

Efforts to hire more women and people of color at Uber Technologies Inc. have been long hindered by a peculiar constraint. Members of the recruiting …

Recruitment

Canadian Government Proposes Sales Tax for Uber

Increased fares in Canada are the latest headache for ride-sharing app Uber Technologies Inc. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new budget proposes the …

Travis Kalanick

Uber to rethink its car leasing strategy here as many drivers miffed over falling incentives

Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies is rethinking its car leasing strategy in India, its second-biggest market, as drivers have returned …

Travis Kalanick

No one is safe from bizarre Uber experiences -- not even this Knicks player

Marshall Plumlee was once left stranded in the middle of the woods<p><i>Download the CBS Sports App today and get instant NBA scores, news and alerts, plus get the latest picks throughout the playoffs from SportsLine!</i><p>Commuting to work is a pain, especially in a big city like New York, where the traffic …

NBA

Uber decries federal budget’s new taxes on ride-hailing

Uber is crying foul over new tax measures announced in the federal government budget that would see the company subject to the same sales tax rules applied to taxi drivers.<p>The Liberal government’s budget Wednesday included amending the definition of a taxi business to include ride-hailing services …

Taxes

Here’s How Many People Ditched Uber In One Week After The #DeleteUber Movement

Social media has made easier than ever to preach about just about anything, but do public pledges of change and activism really manifest outside the …

Good News

Delhi-NCR taxi drivers set to launch app-based cab service, likely to give competition to cab aggregators

App-based cab aggregators are soon going to face competition from taxi drivers as they are ready to launch a similar service in Delhi-NCR. This …

Uber: show them the money

Enough hand-wringing from outsiders. Travis Kalanick built Uber into a world-changing app, breaking taxi monopolies across the globe. It remains a …

Travis Kalanick

Uber CEO says he's going to change

Travis Kalanick

Meet the man beating Uber at its own game in Asia

Singapore-based ride hailing app Grab has the majority of market share in Southeast Asia and it is not slowing down, its co-founder and chief …

Indonesia

Ordinance would set ride-booking fees for airport passengers

An ordinance being debated in Kenner could have a major impact on fees charged by customers who use Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing …

Airlines

Biz Break: $200 million in tips give Lyft drivers a lift

<b>Top of the Order:</b><p><b>Here’s Your Tip:</b> Drive for Lyft.<p>In the battle of app-based ride-sharing companies, the folks over at Lyft are kind of like Avis in …

Silicon Valley

Uber Rival Grab Said Raising $1.5 Billion in New Funding Round - Bloomberg

Grab, Uber Technologies Inc.’s largest rival in Southeast Asia, plans to raise more than $1.5 billion in a new funding round backed by SoftBank Group …

Startups

Uber drivers earning 'minimum wage', SA drivers say

Despite the ride-sharing service remaining illegal in South Australia due to a stand-off with the State Government, Uber drivers are speaking out …

Employment Law

News24.com | Taxi alliance concerned owners could be punished for bad drivers

The National Taxi Alliance is concerned that a new amendment bill currently before Parliament could penalise taxi owners for the behaviour of …

News (South Africa)

Uber calls GST requirement a "tax on innovation"

OTTAWA–Uber Canada is asking the federal government for “meaningful consultation” on a decision to require the company to charge sales taxes on …

Canadian News

Uber Employees Use Secret Tools To Target Drivers And Undercut Competition

Three years ago, ride-hailing giant Uber came under investigation for a tool called “God View” that allowed employees to track drivers and customers …

Security

Lyft Has a New Pitch to Lure Drivers Away From Uber

Lyft's app allows passengers to give tips to their drivers. Uber's does not<p>Lyft has a new pitch for drivers: You’ll make extra money with us — and …

Business

This CEO was so broke he had to crash on Travis Kalanick's couch — now he's raised $18 million from Andreessen Horowitz

Today, programming software company Mashape announces a $18 million investment, led by famed Silicon Valley firm Andreesen Horowitz.<p>Andreessen Horowitz general partner Martin Casado, who cofounded networking startup Nicira before VMware gobbled it up in 2012 for $1.26 billion, will also join …

Airbnb

Hard driving: Uber is facing the biggest crisis in its short history

Hard drivingUber is facing the biggest crisis in its short history<p>Can the ride-hailing giant stay in the fast lane?<p>print-edition iconFrom the print …

Disruption

Austin Forced Out Uber and Lyft - Now They're Paying the Price

More than a year ago, Uber and Lyft warned the city council of Austin that if they passed a package of burdensome fingerprinting requirements for …

Economics

Uber's Leadership Exodus Is an Opportunity in Disguise

The San Francisco ride-hailing firm has a unique chance to fill multiple prominent vacancies with candidates who are women and people of color.<p>Uber's got a lot of problems these days. One issue is a lack of diversity. Another is an ongoing talent exodus. Fortunately for the San Francisco …

Silicon Valley

Another reason for de Blasio to hate Uber: A rise in ehail rides coincides with more taxi and Uber accidents that hurts the mayor's Vision Zero plans

Crashes involving black cars, which include those driven for e-hail companies like Uber and Lyft, caused 13 deaths last year, while yellow cabs …