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What happens if Uber and Lyft flee California? Look at Austin

September 7th, 2020 at 3:02 am » Comments Off

Line of rideshare vehicles driving in protest  The ride-hail services are threatening to stop service in the Golden State to protest a judge’s ruling. They did something similar in Texas in 2016. A California judge has ordered Uber and Lyft to treat drivers as employees; the companies say they’ll leave the state rather than comply. […]



Can the Uber model transform freight?

July 5th, 2020 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

 Freight brokerage is ripe for disruption, write Dr. Walter Rentzsch and Dr. Wilfried Aulbur The disruption of digital platforms in brokerage-based businesses is just one of the many ways our world is increasingly becoming digitised. Special report: Can the Uber model transform freight? Take the travel agency business as an example. Until the late 1990s, […]



The results are in for the sharing economy. They are ugly

May 27th, 2020 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

An Uber ride in Brooklyn last month. The ride-hailing company’s business collapsed in March as shelter-in-place orders spread through Europe and the United States.  Lyft, Uber and Airbnb depend on travel, vacations and gatherings. That’s a problem when much of the world is staying home. OAKLAND, Calif. — The coronavirus pandemic has gutted the so-called […]



Uber Connect lets you deliver things to friends and family

May 5th, 2020 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

Uber has announced a duo of new services as the company chases fresh revenue streams to offset the impact of COVID-19. With billions of people around the world forced into lockdown during the coronavirus crisis, tech firms across the spectrum have been adapting to this “new normal.” For platforms that enable remote working, this has […]



Uber launches effort to help drivers find other work during coronavirus crisis

April 21st, 2020 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

The Work Hub can be used to find gigs with Uber Eats, Uber Freight, or over a dozen other companies Demand for ride-hailing in cities is down severely due to the coronavirus pandemic, and as such, drivers are struggling to find work. Uber is rolling out a new feature for drivers that is designed to […]



For the first time, Uber drivers and other gig workers qualify for unemployment insurance as part of the Senate’s $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill

March 27th, 2020 at 12:16 pm » Comments Off

A protester outside Uber’s office in Massachusetts. The Senate’s $2 trillion coronavirus economic bailout bill includes help for gig-economy workers, like Uber and Lyft drivers, who have seen their livelihood dissolve during the coronavirus crisis. For the first time, these workers would qualify for unemployment insurance. They would also qualify for the additional four months […]



Dallas Exterminator treats ’5 to 10′ ride share cars a week for bed bug infestations

March 22nd, 2020 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

 If the shady business practices, abuse of drivers or straight-up possible negligent homicides don’t make you pause before hitting that Uber or Lyft app, maybe this will: at least one Dallas exterminator is doing big business killing bed bugs in ride-share vehicles. Dallas is up there in terms American cities experiencing bed bug infestations. Both […]



Here’s what the Uber Eats delivery drone looks like

November 7th, 2019 at 1:21 pm » Comments Off

Uber has unveiled more details about its plans for Eats delivery via drones. If all goes according to Uber’s plan, it will start flying its first drone model before the end of the year. Uber’s design, which it unveiled at the Forbes 30 under 30 Summit today, is made to carry up to one meal […]



The death of cars was greatly exaggerated

October 25th, 2019 at 11:36 am » Comments Off

The founders of Uber and Lyft, among others, declared that people would no longer need to own cars. Instead, car ownership is rising. Throw your driver’s license out the window. Better yet, don’t get one at all. For nearly a decade, that’s been the message from buzzy transportation companies. In 2011, car-sharing company Zipcar touted […]



We pit the Uber Copter vs. public transit in a race to JFK — here’s who won

October 21st, 2019 at 12:28 pm » Comments Off

One is a bumpy, deafening and slightly nauseating way to get to John F. Kennedy Airport — the other is public transportation. The Post put Uber’s new helicopter shuttle to JFK to the test, racing the car-sharing company and its chopper from Midtown to the hub against old-fashioned New York City Transit — which proved […]



Uber moves into on-demand grocery delivery with acquisition of Cornershop

October 19th, 2019 at 12:50 pm » Comments Off

Uber is making moves into the highly competitive world of online grocery deliveries with the acquisition of a startup called Cornershop. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, will bolster the company’s efforts to expand into businesses outside its core ride-hailing service. Cornershop, founded in 2015, is currently active in Chile, Peru, Mexico, and Canada, and […]



Uber will test its flying taxis in Melbourne

June 24th, 2019 at 5:52 am » Comments Off

The company has chosen Melbourne as its third test city.   Uber has chosen the third test city to join Dallas and Los Angeles for its flying taxi trials: Melbourne, Australia. The third location was supposed to be Dubai, but negotiations fell through and prompted the company to look for another site for trials outside […]



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