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  1. naked capitalism
    Uber Is Headed for a CrashThe company just posted another quarter of jaw-dropping losses. How much is hype and how much is real?
  2. ride sharing apps
    Lyft Does More to Woo Drivers As It Preps for IPOAs both Lyft and Uber prepare to go public in 2019, both companies will be fighting for drivers just as they fight for passengers.
  3. uber
    Next Stop, Uberland: The Onrushing Algorithmic Future of WorkWhat the algorithmically managed lives of Uber drivers tell us about our future.
  4. the pink tax
    The Illusion of Safer Transportation Is Costing WomenWomen spend up to $100 more than men each month, a new study from NYU found.
  5. the pink tax
    New York Women Spend More Money Than Men on TransitThe extra cost ranged from $25 to $100 each month, a new study from NYU found.
  6. crime
    Uber Driver Allegedly Kidnapped, Groped Woman — Then She Was Charged $1,047The driver, Harbir Parmar, faces a potential life sentence.
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    ‘Vomit Fraud’: Uber Drivers’ Fake Puke Claims Cost Riders Up to $150Passengers are filing lawsuits against Uber after being charged a fee for allegedly vomiting during late-night rides.
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    Uber Driver Streamed Unwitting Passengers on TwitchHis accounts have since been terminated.
  9. new york city
    Elaine Welteroth Speaks Out on Instagram About Uber Driver Misconduct“Too many of us deal with this kind of mistreatment daily,” she wrote afterward.
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    Uber Driver in Fatal Autonomous Crash Was Watching Hulu Behind the WheelTempe police deemed the crash “entirely avoidable.”
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    Uber Building Tech to Tell When You Are DrunkThe company applied for a patent that would allow a user’s phone to track things like swaying or typos as indications of intoxication.
  12. Maybe the ‘Gig Economy’ Has Not Arrived — YetNew data indicates the old system of classifying employees as employees persists, despite Lyft and Uber.
  13. memos
    Uber CEO Wants Employees to ‘Have the D’Uber’s got the D!
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    Uber CEO Wants Employees to ‘Have the D’Uber’s got the D!
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    You Can Now Dial 911 From the Uber AppA feature the app probably should have introduced years ago.
  16. gig economy
    The Tragic End to a Longtime Black-Car Driver’s Campaign Against UberHopelessly outmatched by ride-sharing apps, Doug Schifter took his own life to publicize the plight of his fellow workers.
  17. drone deliveries
    Uber Says It Will Test 5-Minute Food Deliveries by DroneIt’s part of a trial program being rolled out in San Diego.
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    Uber Pedestrian Death Probably Caused by SoftwareArizona has since indefinitely suspended Uber from autonomous driving tests.
  19. California Court Ruling Could Be Major Blow to ‘Gig Economy’ FirmsThe largest state has adopted a rule that places the burden of proof on employers in justifying “independent contractor” classifications.
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    An Apology for the Internet — From the Architects Who Built ItEven those who designed our digital world are aghast at what they created. A breakdown of what went wrong.
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    Uber … But for Renting a Car and Buying a MetroCardThe ride-hailing company announced several new business ventures on Wednesday.
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    Arizona Governor Suspends Uber From Further Autonomous Vehicle TestingThe announcement comes after a pedestrian was killed by a driverless car earlier in March.
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    Travis Kalanick Is Back, and He’s Buying Distressed Real EstateIt’s for CloudKitchens.
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    Arizona Woman Becomes First Pedestrian Killed by Driverless Uber CarThe woman was crossing the street when she was struck.
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    Women Accusing Uber Drivers of Rape Could Have to Settle Behind Closed DoorsNine women have joined a class-action suit accusing their Uber drivers of violence, harassment, and rape.
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    Uber Salary Study Was Wrong, But Drivers Still Don’t Make MuchAn MIT study claimed Uber drivers average $3.37 an hour. It’s really more like $10, which is still less than minimum wage in many states.
  27. who among us?
    Drunk Guy Accidentally Takes $1,635 Uber RideHe went all the way from West Virginia to New Jersey.
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    The Woman Brought in to Fix Uber Is Leaving the CompanyFrances Frei spent nine months working at Uber.
  29. Uber CEO Says Tip More If You Want to Ride With Better DriversA higher score means you’ll be paired with a better driver, so this is sound advice if you don’t want to end up an Uber horror story.
  30. Travis Kalanick Squirmed on Floor After Video of Him Yelling at DriverAfter he was caught yelling at an Uber driver, Kalanick paid the driver $200,000 out of his own pocket following a private meeting.
  31. Uber in Trouble Again Over Secret, Authority-Thwarting ProgramIn the event of a police raid, the company would remotely lock its computers to keep authorities from accessing information.
  32. Uber Settles With NYC Drivers for $3 MillionThe company guaranteed $5,000 in the first month.
  33. crime
    What to Know in the Case of an Uber Driver Accused of Killing a British DiplomatRebecca Dykes was found dead in Beirut on Saturday morning.
  34. For the Good of Society — and Traffic! — Delete Your Map AppCities and citizens alike are waging war against map apps.
  35. Uber Had a Very Bad Day in CourtA former Uber employee laid out the ride-sharing company’s dubious tactics in court.
  36. 57 Million People Had Their Uber Data Stolen So the Company Paid to Cover It UpJust when you thought maybe, maybe Uber could be turning things around.
  37. Uber’s Location Sharing Makes It Even Easier to Find Your DriverSpend less time wandering around confused in the cold.
  38. NFL Investigates Jameis Winston for Allegedly Groping Female Uber DriverThe incident allegedly took place in Arizona last year.
  39. lawsuits
    These Women Are Suing Uber for Being Raped by DriversThe women are asking Uber to implement stricter background checks on drivers.
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    Some Uber Drivers Are Using a Phony GPS App to Raise FaresSome riders have reportedly paid twice as much as they should have as a result.
  41. Uber Will Have to Pay London Drivers Minimum WageThe company lost its appeal to overturn last year’s ruling that Uber drivers aren’t self-employed.
  42. Uber and NASA Want to See You in a Flying Taxi by 2020Uber is calling it “ride-sharing in the sky.”
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    Uber CEO Replaces Problematic Core Values With Friendlier-Sounding List“Always be hustling” and “toe-stepping” are no more.
  44. profiles
    The Best Reason to Start Using Uber AgainPositive, boundary-breaking, irresistible — she may be the only way to get where they need to go.
  45. Uber Will Charge More If It Takes Your Driver Longer to Reach YouUber has to keep both drivers and riders happy. It’s a delicate balancing act.
  46. The Uber Sexual Harassment Scandal Is Being Made Into a MovieBased on engineer Susan Fowler’s terrible year at the ride-sharing behemoth.
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    The Juiciest, Most Groan-Inducing Details From the Uber vs. Waymo Court DocsUnicorns, a lot of shredding, and embarrassing Google searches come to light in a due-diligence report by Stroz Friedberg.
  48. Uber and Lyft Waive Fees for Victims of Las Vegas AttackIn the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, Uber and Lyft have worked quickly to ensure that affected customers would not be overcharged for their rides.
  49. Uber’s New Feature Will Tell You Just How Terrible of a Passenger You AreStarting today, if you’re a jerk to your Uber driver, you’ll hear about it.
  50. Uber May Be Getting the Boot in LondonLondon’s transit commission declared Uber “not fit” to work as a private-hire cab company.
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