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Uber

  1. getting around
    Can a Worker-Owned App Pull Drivers From Uber and Lyft?A cooperative tries to revolutionize ride sharing.
  2. pivot
    Where Does Lyft Go After Its Huge Win in California?After the passage of Prop 22, Lyft president John Zimmer discusses the future of ride-share with Pivot co-hosts Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway.
  3. getting around
    Uber and Lyft Just Bought a Law in CaliforniaThe companies spent $200 million to pass Proposition 22, which establishes gig-economy drivers as a new employment class.
  4. wolves in wokes clothing
    Uber and Lyft’s Proposition 22 Win Is a Warning Shot to DemocratsCorporations co-opted the language of social justice to screw workers, and the party is too comfortable with it.
  5. the top line
    If Uber’s Food-Delivery Business Isn’t Profitable Now, When Can It Be?Huge growth is based on charging customers less for delivery than drivers get paid to provide it.
  6. interviews
    Should Restaurants Fear Uber Eats?Kara Swisher talks with Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi about food delivery and the future of the economy.
  7. the top line
    Why Do Food Delivery Companies Lose Money?One common theory is that they are planning to raise their prices someday. I think something else is going on.
  8. pivot
    Can Amazon, Uber, and Lyft All Thrive After the Coronavirus?Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway argue that there may not be space for all three giants to survive in the post-coronavirus landscape.
  9. beep beep
    Uber Is Selling Tickets for the City Bus in Las VegasImagine this: meeting your ride along a predetermined route.
  10. protests
    Are We at Peak Boycott?Social media coupled with an increasingly polarized populace has brought us to what feels like an apex. Or is this just the beginning?
  11. gig economy
    Travis Kalanick Is Fully Done With UberThe former CEO is leaving the company’s board at the end of the month, after being forced out for creating a hostile work environment.
  12. uber
    Uber CEO Calls Khashoggi Murder a ‘Mistake,’ Quickly Realizes His MistakeDara Khosrowshahi walked back the comments Monday, tweeting that there’s “no forgiving or forgetting what happened to Jamal Khashoggi.”
  13. buyer’s market
    It’s Time to Relax About LAX-itThe new arrangement for Uber riders at the Los Angeles airport is a case study in why consumers just need to be flexible sometimes.
  14. buyer’s market
    Is There a Good Solution to the Uber Crunch at Airports?Uber and Lyft traffic jams are creating misery for departing passengers at LAX and elsewhere. But there is reason for hope.
  15. the economy
    Bill Protecting ‘Gig Workers’ Close to Enactment in CaliforniaEmployers may no longer be able to call their workers contractors, but they’re threatening a ballot initiative to restore “flexibility.”
  16. uber
    Mike Isaac on Travis Kalanick’s Downfall and Uber’s LegacyA new book chronicles how Travis Kalanick went from CEO of the world’s hottest start-up to the exit in just a few months.
  17. oopser
    Ex-Uber Employee Anthony Levandowski Charged With 33 Counts of TheftSilicon Valley’s most prominent self-driving car expert allegedly downloaded more than 14,000 files from Google shortly before quitting.
  18. the top line
    Uber’s Irrational Pricing Is a Problem for Policy-makersHow do you incentivize a company that seems hell-bent on generating massive losses?
  19. the top line
    The Banks That Ran Uber’s IPO Feared This Would HappenThe stock tumbled in its first few days on the market. But did the banks make it worse?
  20. business
    Global Drivers’ Strike Shows Tide May Be Shifting for Uber and LyftWith both companies going public this spring, the demonstrations are drawing more attention, and Democratic politicians are echoing drivers’ concerns.
  21. business
    12 Experts on the Uber IPO and the Ridesharing Company’s FutureIs Uber a good deal for investors, or is all the hype about the impending IPO overblown? Analysts, academics, journalists, and drivers weigh in.
  22. the top line
    Uber’s Plan to Lose Money on Every Ride and Make It Up in Volume, AnnotatedThe ride-sharing company has laid out a vision for profitability. It is not compelling.
  23. life in pixels
    New York City Could Destroy Uber (If It Wanted To)Uber’s S-1 filing reveals that the cities the company has run roughshod over have an awful lot of leverage over it.
  24. oops
    #DeleteUber Cost Uber Hundreds of Thousands of UsersThe anti-Uber protest revealed a lot of negative sentiment toward the company, a liability as it plans to go public.
  25. government shutdown
    Uber CEO Says Furloughed Workers Are Driving to Make Money During ShutdownA study in 2018 found over half of Uber drivers make significantly less than minimum wage.
  26. uber
    Self-Driving Ubers Back on the Streets Nine Months After Killing a PedestrianKeep your head on a swivel if you’re crossing the street in Pittsburgh.
  27. 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?
  28. 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.
  29. uber
    Next Stop, Uberland: The Onrushing Algorithmic Future of WorkWhat the algorithmically managed lives of Uber drivers tell us about our future.
  30. 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.
  31. select all
    ‘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.
  32. select all
    Uber Driver Streamed Unwitting Passengers on TwitchHis accounts have since been terminated.
  33. select all
    Uber Driver in Fatal Autonomous Crash Was Watching Hulu Behind the WheelTempe police deemed the crash “entirely avoidable.”
  34. select all
    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.
  35. Maybe the ‘Gig Economy’ Has Not Arrived — YetNew data indicates the old system of classifying employees as employees persists, despite Lyft and Uber.
  36. select all
    Uber CEO Wants Employees to ‘Have the D’Uber’s got the D!
  37. select all
    You Can Now Dial 911 From the Uber AppA feature the app probably should have introduced years ago.
  38. 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.
  39. select all
    Uber Pedestrian Death Probably Caused by SoftwareArizona has since indefinitely suspended Uber from autonomous driving tests.
  40. 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.
  41. select all
    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.
  42. select all
    Uber … But for Renting a Car and Buying a MetroCardThe ride-hailing company announced several new business ventures on Wednesday.
  43. select all
    Arizona Governor Suspends Uber From Further Autonomous Vehicle TestingThe announcement comes after a pedestrian was killed by a driverless car earlier in March.
  44. select all
    Travis Kalanick Is Back, and He’s Buying Distressed Real EstateIt’s for CloudKitchens.
  45. select all
    Arizona Woman Becomes First Pedestrian Killed by Driverless Uber CarThe woman was crossing the street when she was struck.
  46. select all
    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.
  47. select all
    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.
  48. select all
    The Woman Brought in to Fix Uber Is Leaving the CompanyFrances Frei spent nine months working at Uber.
  49. select all
    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.
  50. select all
    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.
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