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The Science Behind Uberification: How Uber Changed the World

Harold Stark | Posted 10.06.2016 | Home
Harold Stark

Disruptive innovation. Casually referred to as disruption. An awfully pretentious term thrown around quite casually by flashy Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who don black Armanis and drive expensive limos.

Losing Uber And Lyft Could Cost Austinites Millions

Courtney Powell | Posted 05.18.2016 | Home
Courtney Powell

Prop 1 could cost Austin millions of dollars in income, new revenue for the city itself, opportunity for entrepreneurs to create more jobs in Austin, much needed solutions to our transportation crisis, and worst of all, the very safety of citizens it purported to protect.

Austin Voters Spoke, Now Uber & the State Need to Respect Their Will

Nikki Fortunato Bas | Posted 05.16.2016 | Home
Nikki Fortunato Bas

If Uber and Lyft choose to take their fight to the state level against basic local safety standards, the results may undermine the will of the voters and would certainly demonstrate a disregard for local democracy.

The Real Reason Uber And Lyft Left Austin

Andrew Watts | Posted 05.10.2016 | Home
Andrew Watts

I have no doubt that Uber and Lyft will be back in Austin soon, but until then, the real "losers" in this situation are the thousands of full-time drivers in Austin who have just been put out of work with less than 48 hours' notice.

Austin Voters Deal Huge Setback To Uber, Lyft

KXAN-Austin | Marina Fang | Posted 05.08.2016 | Home

Voters in Austin, Texas, rejected Proposition 1, a major defeat for ridesharing companies. The failure of the proposition Saturday means the city of ...

Man-Free Uber Alternative Hits The App Store This Month

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 04.13.2016 | Home

A new women-only ride share app is launching in an effort to offer a safer transportation alternative for women. Chariot for Women launches on April 1...

Teens Technically Can't Use Uber Until They're 18

The Mash | Posted 02.02.2017 | Home
The Mash

Now, in the new age of "ridesharing," the dynamic of how we get around has changed dramatically.

2015: The Year The Rideshare Industry Crushed The Taxi [Infographic]

Syed Irfan Ajmal | Posted 01.17.2017 | Home
Syed Irfan Ajmal

Hundreds of thousands of drivers. Millions of users. Billions in VC funding. $51 billon valuations. After seeing the explosive growth of rideshare com...

5 tips that can save your business when outsourcing

Chirag Kulkarni | Posted 12.18.2016 | Home
Chirag Kulkarni

In 2010, Alexey Chalimov joined the Gett (former GetTaxi) technology company as a CEO, being in charge of developing the revolutionary GetTaxi product...

How a Company Led by Parents is Using Technology to Give Parents More Time

Powerful Answers | Posted 12.14.2016 | Home
Powerful Answers

Over the last year, my two co-founders and I have talked to hundreds of parents about how they struggle to 'do it all'. Arranging transportation for their kids stood out as the largest pain point.

Uber’s Bright Idea: Windshield LEDS So You Can Spot The Right Car

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.03.2015 | Home

We’ve all had uncomfortable Uber moments. For instance: That #awkward moment when your #Uber driver shows up in your #Tinder queue. Uhhh...— Dani...

Will Rideshare Apps Change Springfield's Drunk Driving Culture?

Will Reynolds | Posted 11.25.2016 | Chicago
Will Reynolds

It's true. Springfield has a drunk driving problem. The city was third in the state for DUI arrests in 2014. Although they make fewer arrests than Chicago police, the Springfield DUI arrest rate per officer is much higher.

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

Steven Hill | Posted 09.03.2016 | Home
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 Uber Drivers Are Better Off As Independent Contractors

Justin Hernandez | Posted 06.22.2016 | Los Angeles
Justin Hernandez

Uber's business model works just fine, and if it ain't broke, don't fix it. The "sharing economy" that so many people are weary of is redefining America and giving people an opportunity to set the parameters for how they do business while carving out their own financial freedom.

Dave Jamieson

California Official Dismantles Uber's 'Independent Contractor' Model

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.17.2015 | Home

An official at the California Labor Commission has taken an axe to Uber's claim that its drivers are really independent operators and not employees of...

Will Rideshares and Taxis Equal Accessible Transportation

Eric Lipp | Posted 05.17.2015 | Home
Eric Lipp

People with disabilities and older adults have a massive need for transportation and the industry has really not responded. But there might be an answer, a software with rideshare connections that could increase transportation options for people with disabilities.

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

Dieter Holger | Posted 03.29.2015 | Home
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

Taxi Industry's Protest Against Ridesharing Apps Backfires

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.19.2014 | Home

San Francisco taxi drivers are done playing nice. For two hours on Monday night at San Francisco International Airport, cabbies with the San Franci...

Could Lyft and Uber Put Public Transit Out of Business?

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 01.17.2015 | Home
Tarun Wadhwa

It is likely that these services will just exacerbate the differences that already exist in the quality of public transit in different areas. The localities that invested and ran their systems well won't be as impacted. In the areas where frustration is higher, the problems will surely become worse when revenues and ridership decline.

Carrie's Fab Cab

Carrie Ross | Posted 12.23.2014 | Home
Carrie Ross

Before this, the only thing I've ever really felt done well is be a mom. This job allows me to support our family and still do that.

Disruptive Technology Merits Disruptive PR

John P. David | Posted 08.31.2014 | Home
John P. David

One of the big stories of the summer is the rise of ridesharing services. You may have heard of the major players (companies Uber and Lyft) or seen on...

Car Wars: Why Uber's Main Competitor Takes a Back Seat

David Fagin | Posted 08.24.2014 | Home
David Fagin

While my experience as an Uber driver lasted several months, my time with Lyft lasted all of about a week -- until I was fired.

Share-Less in Seattle

Michael Beckerman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Home
Michael Beckerman

Companies like Lyft and Uber are not only changing the future of transportation, they are also driving economic growth and job creation in cities all over the world.

Life in the Slow Lane

Mike Montgomery | Posted 04.02.2014 | Home
Mike Montgomery

Vegas certainly isn't the first to wrestle with the disruptive force of ride share services. And it certainly won't be the last.

Who's Behind the Wheel May Help Drive Attitudes on Surge Pricing

Turnstyle | Posted 03.16.2014 | San Francisco
Turnstyle

By Nishat Kurwa (nishatjaan) Photo Credit/Flickr: Tribute/Homenaje The online car service marketplace is already valued in the billions of dollars....