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Uber Logo Change: Are They Kidding?

Ira Kalb | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

Those of us that prefer Uber to the other alternatives hope we are wrong about the negative impact of the logo and brand changes. From the market reaction so far and a deeper understanding how human brains process logos and brands, I don't think we are.

6 Tech Trends to Watch -- or Ignore -- in 2016

Steven Hill | Posted 01.05.2016 | Technology
Steven Hill

A battle royal is looming for June 2016 in a federal courtroom in San Francisco. The combatants? Uber versus its drivers.

The Battle in Seattle for the Soul of the Democratic Party  --  Over Uber

Steven Hill | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Steven Hill

I returned from Seattle not that long ago where there was a great deal of buzz over an impending vote at the city council. Legislation had been introduced that would allow Uber and other ridesharing drivers a quasi-right to form a union, if they so chose.

At Uber Headquarters, Project HEAL Raises More Than $500,000 To Fight Eating Disorders

The Huffington Post | Sasha Bronner | Posted 12.06.2015 | Impact

Recovering from an eating disorder is an often long, painful and difficult journey. But what many people don’t know is that it is also an extrem...

Despite Ongoing Controversies, Uber CEO Thinks The Company Could Take Over San Francisco Streets

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO -- Uber founder and chief executive Travis Kalanick envisions a future where he looks out the window of his San Francisco office and se...

How Stephen Colbert Blew It With Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

Steven Hill | Posted 09.13.2015 | Business
Steven Hill

Stephen, I realize it's only entertainment and that your job is to make people laugh. But when you bring on a very un-funny fellow like Travis Kalanick, it seems you and your production team should think a little more cleverly about how you put lipstick on that pig.

Stephen Colbert Presses Travis Kalanick On Uber's Practices

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick stopped by the "Late Show" on Thursday night, but it wasn't all funny business as host Stephen Colbert pressed...

Uber Drivers' Labor Lawsuit Granted Class Action Status In California

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Uber drivers are entitled to class action status in litigation over whether they are independent contractors or emp...

Uber Plans To Invest $1 Billion In China

Reuters | Sue-Lin Wong and Ismail Shakil | Posted 06.15.2015 | Technology

By Sue-Lin Wong and Ismail Shakil SHANGHAI/BENGALARU (Reuters) - Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc plans to invest more than $1...

Beyonce to Bill Gates: 24 Millionaires Reveal the Hardest Thing About Being an Entrepreneur

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.17.2015 | Money

Being your own boss might sound like a dream come true, but starting your own business isn't an easy path. The reality is it takes a lot of sweat, tears, hard work and discipline to be a successful entrepreneur.

Uber's Value Just Doubled To $40 Billion In 6 Months (Sorry, Haters)

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.04.2014 | Business

While many of us have spent the past six months getting mad at Uber, Uber has spent the past six months making $22 billion magically appear. The ri...

Uber's Legacy Hangs in the Balance: Digital Robber Baron or Respectable Innovator?

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Vivek Wadhwa

Industrialists who built the railroads and core infrastructure in the 19th century exploited labor, corrupted governments, and built monopolies. Uber is also exploiting labor to some extent, but its disrepute is largely because of its arrogance and frat-boy behavior -- not only its business practices. And this behavior is only slowing the company down.

What Was Said at the Uber Dinner

Nicole Campbell | Posted 01.21.2015 | Technology
Nicole Campbell

I had the pleasure of sitting one seat over from Emil Michael at the now-infamous Uber dinner in New York last week. Emil was originally seated next to me and moved over to greet Ben Smith as a guest.

Mollie Reilly

Al Franken Confronts Uber After 'Troubling' Reports | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is calling on ridesharing service Uber to clarify its privacy policy, questioning the company's business practices in a lett...

Uber CEO Apologizes For Exec's 'Terrible' Suggestion That The Company Investigate Journalists

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Technology

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick apologized Tuesday on Twitter for explosive comments a senior executive at his firm made over the weekend. As BuzzFeed fir...

The Immaturity and Arrogance of Uber

Peter Sims | Posted 12.06.2014 | Business
Peter Sims

I don't expect that Travis Kalanick will ever apologize to me for using my Uber location data to promote his brand at a launch event without my permission, but I haven't given up hope in the Uber board's ability to step up and lead.

Can We Trust Uber?

Peter Sims | Posted 11.30.2014 | Business
Peter Sims

As I saw during my time in venture capital, it's the little things that reveal what a company is all about at its core.

3 Reasons Why It Sucks to Be the CEO Of Uber

Gene Marks | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Gene Marks

Kalanick's battles with regulatory authorities, competitors and haters around the world are epic. Don't believe me? Just go ahead and search for news about "Uber."

Uber Hires Ex-Obama Adviser To Take On The 'Taxi Industry Cartel'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

David Plouffe, one of the key players in President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, is headed to on-demand car service Uber to help with the startup's po...

Uber CEO: New Surge Pricing Feature "Brings Humanity" to Car Service App

Turnstyle | Posted 04.26.2014 | San Francisco

by Nishat Kurwa (@nishatjaan) The online car service Uber will offer a new feature that gives users an option to reject controversial surge pricing u...


AP | BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 07.18.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Don't scream for ice cream. Just pick up your smartphone. Uber, the San Francisco startup known for letting people order private drivers ...

Uber Threatens To End On-Demand Taxi Service In D.C.

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.24.2013 | DC

In December, the D.C. Council passed a legal framework that officially made Uber, the on-demand taxi service, legal in the District. And ever since...

DCWEEK Events Continue This Week

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 11.05.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- DCWEEK, aka Digital Capital Week Festival 2012, the annual conference of designers, developers, entrepreneurs, social innovators and cur...

The Creepy, Dangerous Ideology Behind The Cult of Disruption

NSFW Corp | Paul Carr | Posted 10.24.2012 | Business

Uber founder Travis Kalanick Kalanick is a proud adherent to the Cult of Disruption: the faddish Silicon Valley concept which essentially boils down t...

Gerry Smith

Uber Pulls Taxi-Hailing App Out Of New York Due To Administrative 'Roadblocks' | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.16.2012 | Technology

A tech startup that connects taxi drivers and passengers said Tuesday it was pulling its app out of New York City after a prolonged fight with city of...