Companies can rent their older cars out to aspiring Uber drivers, but the costs might not add up. “The [Uber] rates are so cheap … and the commission and gas is too high,” one driver tells BuzzFeed News’ Johana Bhuiyan.
Can we find someone who isn’t native to the US to take us out to lunch?
Safety is Uber’s No. 1 priority. Safety is Uber’s #1 priority. Safety is…
In spite of ongoing protests against what was introduced as a temporary summer fare cut, Uber announced the less-than-taxi UberX fares are here to stay.
A hiring spree, and a head of steam. The relationship is “radically changing.”
Why frustrated and unhappy drivers won’t stop working for Uber.
The company says the service will significantly reduce traffic in Los Angeles.
As existing drivers protest outside the Uber offices, prospective drivers continue to line up in the offices to sign up for the service.
Drivers welcome the ability to opt out of less lucrative fares but continue their strike in hopes of returning the Uber X fare to its pre-summer price.
Testing the labor market. “Uber is not doing anything — it’s only an application on our phones.”
The company is suing the city of Columbus, Ohio to keep its records private. Uber won a similar lawsuit last week.
Is meeting cute even, like, a real thing anymore?
There are grounds for a lawsuit, a top tech lawyer says. But it would probably be a very bad idea.
East Coast vs. West Coast.
David Plouffe ran Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Uber has had its fair share of run-ins with Democratic constituencies.
Starting in Las Vegas. “We see ourselves as a disrupter of the disrupters.”
Reshad Chakari allegedly touched a female passenger who was asleep in the back seat of his car.
“I knew there had to be a better way to ensure the safety of Virginia passengers.”
Because of regulation…and to get people’s contact information for future emails.
It’s called Lyft Line, and CEO John Zimmer says it’s more in line with Lyft’s vision than the normal car-hailing part of the app.
As more rideshare apps enter the market, cities from Chicago to Indianapolis are figuring out how much to regulate these companies.
Software engineer Aaron Landy worked out a neat hack, so passengers can find out their own ratings. Update: The hack has been taken down.
I think I’ll just walk next time.
Thousands of taxis will take part in the demonstration in the capital next month.
Promos for rides that are almost free and even a guarantee for personal replies from Hailo’s New York general manager. Updates with comments from Hailo.
“In the end it’s the queers that are going to look out for the queers. No one else is going to do that.”
A totally unscientific analysis of the latest buzz-worthy startups joining the billion-dollar valuation club, ranked from least to most justified.
Home Depot is now the largest seller of fresh-cut Christmas trees in America. This is the story of how the trees travel from the farm to your home.