Uber is losing money faster than any technology company ever, and it’s largely because of an essential component to the company’s operations: the drivers.
Massachusetts is attempting to aid its taxi industry in the wake of the digital ride-hailing industry by taking from one to give to the other—just like our Founding Fathers did.
A federal judge has thrown out a $100 million class-action settlement offered by Uber to its drivers, calling the proposal “not fair, adequate, and reasonable.”
If you live in Pittsburgh and use Uber, get ready to meet some robotic drivers later this month.
A new Bloomberg report details Uber and Lyft’s various partnerships with small local public transportation agencies. In 2014, the local government in Pinellas Park, Florida nixed two of their least-traveled bus lines because of huge budget cuts. To compensate for that loss, the government then struck a deal with Uber…
Earlier this month, satellite imaging technology company DigitalGlobe announced it was partnering with Uber to “leverage DigitalGlobe’s industry leading constellation of sensors to access imagery and location intelligence to help identify and improve pick-up and drop-off locations.” Last week, Uber posted a press…
Good news! Uber will be partnering with DigitalGlobe to use its satellite imaging technology. As yet, there is no word from Uber on the details of the partnership, but DigitalGlobe seems really, really excited about it.
Are your legs getting tired from all the Pokémon Go? Well, some entrepreneurs have the solution for you. They want to be your personal Pokémon Go driver. That’s right, for just $20-$25 per hour a driver will now chauffeur you around to play in cities like New York, Portland, and Baltimore.
Uber wants its riders to reflect on gun violence, and it’s not being subtle about it at all.
In a move just short of self-parody, Uber has announced a new feature that will let certain users request a hot air balloon or boat—you know, for that casual commute to work.
Such is the power of Uber and Airbnb they have inspired international cooperation in this uncertain world. Mayors from 10 cities worldwide are working together to write a unified “rulebook” for how to deal with these companies.
Now that Uber owns the loyalties of tech-savvy folks, it wants to charm another population: people without smartphones. Starting next month, the company will experiment with a service that lets people call in to request a car. For now, it’ll only be available in a Florida county that already partnered with Uber to…
So much for “on demand” meaning “right this moment.” Uber is moving beyond the “on-demand economy” by testing a feature that lets users schedule a ride anywhere from 30 minutes to one month in advance. Car companies, beware.
When our phones are dying we sometimes do desperate things. And the ride-hailing company Uber knows that. The company recently admitted that riders with a dying battery are willing to pay the most in surge pricing. But they insist they’d never use this knowledge to raise rates on desperate people.
In a blog post today, Uber showed off the self-driving car that’s been stealthily cruising around Pittsburgh. The car is a hybrid Ford Fusion and is currently in early stages of safety testing. This particular Uber test vehicle was first spotted almost a year ago by local Pittsburgh media, but this is Uber’s first…
Lyft has offered to settle a case against its California drivers for a sum of $27 million. The money would allow the company to keep its drivers as contractors, rather than making them employees.
After angry protests and several lawsuits, Uber is finally letting its drivers have representation from a union. Uber’s 35,000 New York City-based drivers will be represented by a special arm of the International Association of Machinists (IAM). But it doesn’t mean they’re unionized, exactly.
Last month, Uber settled two class-action lawsuits for $84 million to keep its California and Massachusetts drivers as contractors. Now, court papers reveal that the ride-hailing company could owe those workers as much as $750 million more if they were classified as employees.