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Uber

  1. getting around
    Uber Is Yet Again Being Sued for Discriminating Against Disabled RidersSome passengers with wheelchairs are charged extra on every ride, according to a Justice Department lawsuit.
  2. crime
    Lyft Received Over 1,800 Sexual-Assault Reports in a YearAfter dragging its feet for years, the company has finally released new safety data.
  3. the city politic
    City Hall Starved Taxi Drivers Before They Went on Hunger StrikeHow driving a cab became a dead end.
  4. uber
    Can Anyone Stop the Uberization of the Economy?How ride-sharing apps are trying to spread the gig-worker model far and wide.
  5. getting around
    City Council Candidate Jaslin Kaur Interviews Her Cabdriver FatherThe candidate and her father talk about the medallion crisis that inspired her run and her platform to improve conditions for all drivers.
  6. juneteenth
    America’s Hollow Embrace of JuneteenthHow a commemoration of Black liberation became a favorite holiday of corporations and lawmakers.
  7. uber
    Uber Drivers Aren’t Making More Money As Prices Surge Amid Shortage: ReportDespite the 50 percent surge in rideshare prices amid the reopening, drivers reportedly aren’t reaping the benefits.
  8. getting around
    Why Your Uber Ride Is Suddenly Costing a FortuneDriver shortage, customer surplus, and harsh financial reality.
  9. tv
    Kyle Chandler to Take You for a Ride in Showtime’s Super PumpedThe Godzilla vs. Kong actor will star as venture capitalist and Uber board member Bill Gurley.
  10. racism
    An Asian Uber Driver Was Pepper Sprayed and Coughed On by RidersAfter the driver, who is from Nepal, asked the passengers to wear masks, they called him racial slurs and ripped off his mask.
  11. getting around
    Can a Worker-Owned App Pull Drivers From Uber and Lyft?A cooperative tries to revolutionize ride sharing.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. law
    Are Uber and Lyft Shutting Down in California?The ride-hailing companies threatened to stop operations in protest of a recent labor law. Here’s what we know.
  16. 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.
  17. interviews
    Should Restaurants Fear Uber Eats?Kara Swisher talks with Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi about food delivery and the future of the economy.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. beep beep
    Uber Is Selling Tickets for the City Bus in Las VegasImagine this: meeting your ride along a predetermined route.
  21. 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?
  22. 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.
  23. sexual assault
    More Than 3,000 People Reported Sexual Assault in Ubers Last YearThe ride-sharing app released its first-ever safety report, and the results are alarming.
  24. 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.”
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.”
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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?
  31. 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?
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. trailer mix
    Kumail Nanjiani’s Stuber Trailer Has Way Higher Body Count Than Most Ride-SharesCops probably aren’t allowed to commandeer your Uber and force you to hunt a killer with them, but try telling him that.
  38. crime
    A Woman Was Raped by a Man Pretending to Be Her Uber DriverDetails of the December crime have been released following the death of a University of South Carolina student.
  39. 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.
  40. reality tv
    Former American Idol Host Drives for Uber Now, and Don’t Think About Shaming Him“I make over a grand on a good week motherfuckers.”
  41. 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.
  42. 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?
  43. 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.
  44. uber
    Next Stop, Uberland: The Onrushing Algorithmic Future of WorkWhat the algorithmically managed lives of Uber drivers tell us about our future.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. crime
    Uber Driver Allegedly Kidnapped, Groped Woman — Then She Was Charged $1,047The driver, Harbir Parmar, faces a potential life sentence.
  48. 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.
  49. select all
    Uber Driver Streamed Unwitting Passengers on TwitchHis accounts have since been terminated.
  50. 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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