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Inside The Hunt For The Uber Hacker

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.08.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Eight months after disclosing a major data breach, ride service Uber is focusing its legal efforts on learning more ...

The Trick to Requesting Uber and Lyft at Any Airport

Map Happy | Posted 10.04.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

This one literally requires a trick of the needle. Ignore the fact there are often legitimate governmental regulations on why sometimes passengers c...

Evil Hipster Ecologist Taxis? Will it Fly???

David Sable | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
David Sable

Let's take a look at the globally surging ride-sharing/ride-hailing industry around the world as a case in point. And nowhere better to start than Uber. Is Uber the new Evil Empire? And if so, who cares?

10 Ways Mobility-as-a-Service Changes Your Lifestyle

Jeremiah Owyang | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Jeremiah Owyang

In my ongoing studies of tracking market funding of this market, the transportation sector has received the most funding, over $14B, out-funding all other industries. The lion's share going to ride-sharing apps like China's Didi, India's Ola, and America's Uber.

Dear Uber: America Needs a Caring, Not a Sharing Economy

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Julie Gutman Dickinson

Americans are looking to corporate citizens to embrace their responsibilities to workers and the public. The enormous popularity of minimum wage increases and anti-wage theft measures are a powerful barometer of this desire, and one that Uber and other sharing economy players would do well to heed.

How Uber Could Be Part of the Solution (Instead of Embroiled in Controversy)

Steven Hill | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Steven Hill

Despite the controversies that mar its still-short legacy, the Uber app could end up being a big part of the solution toward modernizing transportation. Stepping back for a second, can we think about what kind of transportation system makes sense, and what would be in the public interest?

Why I Still Ride Cabs In San Francisco

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 08.15.2015 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

Ridesharing is playing an important role in making cities easier and cheaper to get around; it's resulted in a far more functional system. But what I've learnt is that there is room for many different players in this space, and that their coexistence makes all of them stronger companies.

Public Policy Challenges and Opportunities in a Digital Economy

Sen. Mark Warner | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Sen. Mark Warner

Some version of the Gig and Sharing economies are here to stay. As policymakers, we need to ask the right questions, discuss the appropriate rules of the road, and know when we need to get out of the way.

Lyft Co-Founder: Most Millennials Won't Own A Car In 5 Years

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.08.2015 | Technology

In five years, most millenials won’t own a car. At least, that’s what John Zimmer seems to think. “You could actually start seeing the major...

Alexander C. Kaufman

Another Tech Company Just Converted Its Contractors Into Employees | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business

Go, Shyp!

Lyft Starter, the MagBelt and What I Learned in My First Week on KickStarter

Mike Sternoff | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Mike Sternoff

Last fall in Denver, Kyle, a friend of mine from college named grabbed a Lyft ride. Kyle, looked down at the app on his phone, his driver was a guy named Devin. Like most Lyft rides, the driver/passenger relationship is similar to the airplane friend experience.

For a Better L.A., Be Disruptive

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.28.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

To succeed in the startup space, be disruptive. That was the lesson of this morning's TechFire Ignite 2015 program at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club.

An Employee-Referral Program on Steroids

Phil Simon | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Phil Simon

If you look back over the history of business, you'll see tremendous improvements in just about every area.

How Warriors In Pink Will Bring More 'Good Days' To Breast Cancer Patients

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women

The Good Day Project wants to make the everyday lives of breast cancer patients just a little bit better. Warriors In Pink, a Ford Motor Company p...

Lyft Gets $100 Million Investment To Challenge Uber

AP | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Icahn is joining the parade of investors in startups, hitching a $100 million ride with the ride-hailing service Lyft. ...

Lyft Driver Collects Beautifully Inspiring Messages From His Passengers

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.07.2015 | Good News

A Lyft driver is telling the fascinating stories behind his passengers. Zia Ahmed, a driver in San Francisco, encourages his customers to write a ...

This Will Make You Never, Ever Forget Your Taxi Seat Belt Again

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Riding in a taxi without a seat belt isn't just a big city public health problem. Thanks to the popularity of car-hailing services such as Uber an...

Cutting the Mesh

Joe Singh | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Joe Singh

It's an increasingly inescapable truth that no industry, no technology, and no way of doing things is safe from startups. We saw it with music distribution, then film distribution, and now we're seeing it with hiring cars, renting a place to stay, and grocery shopping.

Integrating Shared Mobility: Transit, Bikes and Cars

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.25.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Shared mobility, for the daily commute but also for all those hours many of us spend schlepping our kids to soccer practice and music lessons, was the subject of today's Live Ride Share conference at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo.

The Uber Effect on Electricity

Llewellyn King | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
Llewellyn King

Who pays the cost of maintaining the grid while the rooftop entrepreneur uses it at will? Short answer: everyone else.

Meet 'The Rideshare Guy' (He Works for Uber, Lyft and Sidecar)

Dieter Holger | Posted 03.29.2015 | Technology
Dieter Holger

It's not uncommon for rideshare drivers to drive for multiple services, and Campbell drives for three. With ridesharing gaining so much attention lately, I decided to reach out to Campbell for an email Q&A.

Lydia O'Connor

Rideshare Apps Win Latest Regulation Battle Against California | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business

Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar have won the latest battle over government regulation after the California Department of Motor Vehicles retracted a controvers...

7 Ways Uber Can Step Up Its Game

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Druce Vertes, CFA

If Uber can come up with market designs that allocate scarce perishable resources in real time more efficiently and make people happier, that's applicable in a lot of areas and worth far more than the taxi industry they're disrupting. It's a hundreds-of-billions of dollars type of problem.

Hey Cabbies, Apps Are Cheap!

Daniel Ben-Horin | Posted 02.23.2015 | Technology
Daniel Ben-Horin

All the recent Uber crap just seemed to underlie an ineluctable point: Behind every prosperous sharing economy company, sits a smart capitalist maximizing profits.

The Best Is Yet To Come: Tech Leaders Predict What's Coming Next

Grace Nasri | Posted 02.14.2015 | Technology
Grace Nasri

As we begin to wind down the year, many executives within the tech industry are looking ahead to 2015 and evolving strategies based on expectations of what's coming next.