Uber

Uber drivers deserve to be treated far better

A letter from Labour’s Frank Field urges ministers to step in to improve the lot of Uber drivers and others working in the gig economy<p>The charge sheet against Travis Kalanick, and the Uber board as a whole, is a lengthy one (End of the road – Uber’s investors decide chief is liability after …

Gig Economy

User/Subscriber Economics: An Alternative View Of Uber's Value

In the week since I posted my Uber (Private:UBER) valuation, I have received many suggestions on what I should have done differently in the …

SaaS

Ride-hailing services transform Vietnam's transport culture

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Nguyen Kim Lan used to make a decent living shuttling customers around town on his Honda motorbike. But his clientele has dwindled as young and tech-savvy Vietnamese increasingly use ride-hailing apps like Uber and Grab to summon cheaper, safer motorbike taxis.<p>The expansion of …

Vietnam

Here’s How to Order an Uber for Somebody Else

Uber just rolled out a new feature that lets you schedule rides for others. Mom doesn’t have the app? Your friend too drunk to order their own Uber? …

Shopping

Marissa Mayer defends Uber founder Travis Kalanick as a 'phenomenal leader' who just didn't know what was going on

Uber has made headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent months, but Marissa Mayer, the former CEO of Yahoo, on Tuesday defended the company's embattled former CEO, according to a report by The San Francisco Chronicle.<p>Travis Kalanick, who was Uber's CEO since he cofounded the company in 2009, …

Silicon Valley

Uber hit with lawsuit for not providing wheelchair-accessible cars

One more event on Uber’s sad timeline<p>The Equal Rights Center has filed a lawsuit against Uber today, adding another legal battle for the company to juggle among rape lawsuits and class action lawsuits. This time Uber is accused of denying equal access to people who use wheelchairs and violating …

Disability

A Finnish Court Just Seized an Uber Manager’s Assets

A Helsinki district court on Wednesday ordered the assets of Uber's Finnish country manager be confiscated until police conclude an investigation …

Finland

Uber’s lead over Lyft app downloads is declining

Lyft’s reviews are way nicer, too.<p>More people still download Uber’s app than Lyft’s, but Lyft is gaining on the ride-sharing giant.<p>For the first five months of this year, Uber apps were downloaded 70 percent more frequently in U.S. app stores than Lyft, according to new data from app-measurement …

App Store

The Young And The Uber

A new cast member joins the soap opera that is Uber.<p>Waymo versus Uber: Partial admissions, but still no smoking gun.<p>Alphabet's EC fine is just a …

Anthony Levandowski

Waymo’s self-driving truck spotted for first time

A report out of BuzzFeed News at the beginning of this month said that Alphabet’s Waymo was in the early stages of exploring self-driving trucks, and now (via Jalopnik) we have our first peek at one of those trucks out on public roads. The truck sports an appropriate light blue color, the Waymo …

Transportation

Need a ride? Uber, Lyft ride-sharing apps OK in upstate NY

Officials in Buffalo are welcoming the expansion of ride-sharing services as a way to reduce alcohol-related crashes.<p>Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joined …

Andrew Cuomo

Editorial: Uber’s arrogance on display in sexual battery case

Uber has rewritten the rules of transportation across the country and around the world. But that doesn’t entitle the ride-hailing company to ignore …

Travis Kalanick

​NSW gets real-time public transport updates in Google Maps

Real-time information for public transport in New South Wales is now available on Google Maps.<p>Google has announced that commuters in New South Wales …

Google Maps

Allstate, Confirming the Obvious, Says Boston Drivers Are the Worst

Out of 200 cities, Boston ranks dead last<p>Boston Globe—Boston Globe via Getty Images<p>As a young child, I read <i>Wild in the Streets: The Boston Driver's</i> …

Boston Red Sox

Gurugram is the Second City in India to Experience the UberEATS App

UberEATS will give local restaurants in Delhi, NCR a reliable delivery option, effectively expanding their capacity and reach to be able to service a …

New Delhi

Enterprise CarShare is officially pulling out of most Chicago locations

Enterprise CarShare is ending its regular service in Chicago — and five other cities. But if you’re a college student or professor, you might still be in luck.<p>The company that bought Chicago’s first car-sharing operation told members Wednesday it is officially closing its “retail” business in …

Chicago

Hertz, Avis Stocks Spike on News of Apple, Google Deals (HTZ, CAR)

Call it a self-driving boost. Stock prices for car rental companies Avis Budget Group, Inc. (CAR) and Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ) shot up after …

Stocks

Lyft Adds Upfront Pricing for Passengers - Points Miles & Martinis

Lyft has launched a new feature to their app with upfront pricing. Now Lyft passengers will be shown the price of the ride before requesting it. Uber …

Lyft

Madeleine Albright – Uber driver?

After a Twitter user snapped a photo of the former secretary of State behind the wheel on Wednesday, Albright quipped that she could add another gig …

Women's News

Interview with Lyft's John Zimmer on culture, values, refusal to gloat over Uber woes, more

Cancel that beer run: Texas' local liquor stores partner with Postmates for delivery | Retail

On-demand delivery service Postmates has set up partnerships with local liquor stores across Texas to be able to deliver beer to its customers.<p>The …

Texas

Uber Offers Free Ride Credit to Commuters at LIRR Station

Uber employees will hand out cards with the promo information at the Hicksville LIRR station Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

New York City

Group Sues Uber Over Lack of Wheelchair Access

A Washington, D.C.-based civil rights group has filed a lawsuit against Uber, alleging that the ride-hailing company has chosen to not to include wheelchair-accessible vehicles in its services.<p>The Equal Rights Center brought the lawsuit under the American with Disabilities Act, which prohibits …

Business

Lyft adds new luxury options for Denver riders

Following Lyft’s initial dry run of a luxury option in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York, the ride-hailing service is bringing Lyft Lux and Lux …

Denver

5 Things Every 'PLL' Fan Needs to Know About Uber A's Big Reveal

Yes, the actor has known for a WHILE.<p><b>~*SPOILER ALERT!!!*~</b><p><b>~*SERIOUSLY!*~</b><p>Those of you expecting big twists and turns in the <i>Pretty Little Liars</i> finale may be relieved to FINALLY know who Uber A is, what fan theories ended up coming true, and what exactly has been going on in Rosewood all this time. …

Westworld

A Short History of the Many, Many Ways Uber Screwed Up

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned late Tuesday night from the company he cofounded in 2009. While he’ll remain on the board of directors, Kalanick's …

Emil Michael

Will Uber be haunted by spurned CEO Travis Kalanick?

SAN FRANCISCO — The dramatic ouster of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was meant to be a changing of the guard at the troubled ride-hailing company, but …

Travis Kalanick

Mobile Transportation Solution Reduces Overhead, Increases Driver Experience and Complies With ELD Mandate

The Challenge<p>Dissatisfied with a proprietary technology solution for electronic logging, Rocha Transportation, a small to mid-sized trucking company …

Oakland

Port looks for Seaport Village interim manager

With the Seaport Village lease expiring next year, the San Diego Unified Port District said Wednesday it will install an interim manager pending …

San Diego

Uber sued for lack of wheelchair-accessible vehicles in DC

The Equal Rights Center files a lawsuit against Uber (Private:UBER) for failing to offer wheelchair-accessible cars in Washington, DC, according to …

United States