Uber's New San Francisco Headquarters is as Ostentatious as You'd Expect

If there’s anything we’ve learned about Uber over the past few years, it’s that the app-based taxi service company doesn’t like to do things quietly. On Wednesday, Uber released the first renderings for its new downtown San Francisco HQ, and yep, they’re every bit as over-the-top and intentionally futuristic as you’d… » 5/31/15 1:00pm 5/31/15 1:00pm

Long Beach Is Rethinking Its Taxis to Be More Like Ubers

Cities are doing a lot of hemming and hawing when it comes to the rideshare apps that are devouring their taxi businesses. In one of the more progressive moves, the Southern California city of Long Beach is revamping its taxi fleet with a big design and tech upgrade so they can tackle these startups head on. » 5/14/15 3:15pm 5/14/15 3:15pm

The FTC Wants Your Opinion On Airbnb, Uber and Lyft

Should cities treat Airbnb rentals like any other hotel room? What kind of insurance should Uber drivers carry to protect passengers? These are just some of the questions that the Federal Trade Commission will (probably) be discussing in an upcoming workshop exploring the so-called “sharing economy.” And it wants to… » 4/17/15 11:48am 4/17/15 11:48am