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

The Mash | Posted 02.02.2016 | Teen
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 01.19.2016 | Business
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 12.18.2015 | Business
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 12.14.2015 | Technology
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 | Technology

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

Will Rideshare Apps Change Springfield's Drunk Driving Culture?

Will Reynolds | Posted 11.25.2015 | 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 09.03.2015 | 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 Uber Drivers Are Better Off As Independent Contractors

Justin Hernandez | Posted 06.22.2015 | 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 | Business

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 | Impact
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.

India Woman Sues Uber After Reporting Driver Raped Her

AP | Paul Elias | Posted 01.29.2015 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who says an Uber driver raped her in New Dehli, India, on Thursday accused the company in a lawsuit filed in U.S. court...

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

Taxi Industry's Protest Against Ridesharing Apps Backfires

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

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 | Technology
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 | Women
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 | Media
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 ...

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

David Fagin | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
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.

Long Road Ahead For Uber, Lyft

AP | By ASTRID GALVAN | Posted 05.30.2014 | Technology

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has joined a number of states debating how to regulate so-called ridesharing programs that have popped up around the country ...

Share-Less in Seattle

Michael Beckerman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
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 | Technology
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....

7 Instant Ideas for Weekend Adventure

Suchi Rudra | Posted 12.11.2013 | Travel
Suchi Rudra

I'm a big believer that it takes a lot less money than you might imagine to slip and slide around the world, but what it definitely does take is time. So when you don't have a lot of time, you need a good dose of weekend adventure. Here's some fuel for your weekend fire.

The Sharing Economy Fights Back Against Regulators

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

It's not everyday you hear about a grassroots movement that was started with the help of a technology company. You don't usually see progressive acti...

The Revolution Will Be Rideshared

San Francisco magazine | Posted 07.02.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

Having weathered a major regulatory attack, Lyft, SideCar, and Uber are on the verge of becoming the default mode of urban transport.

The Craigslist Rideshare 'Talk'

Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | San Francisco
Sarah Barness

I love getting into strange people's cars almost as much as I love having strange people get into my car. It sounds crazy, and maybe I'm too trusting, but what I do know is that I have done rideshare approximately one billion times, and have never had a bad experience.