For the past few years, Uber has delivered drivers to my door in a matter of minutes. Today, it delivered something even better: food.
Many people think that Uber immorally price gouges by raising rates during chaotic times. In reality, elevated prices are the natural effect of increased demand and limited supply.
I recently called Uber for a pickup. I waited for the driver but he never came. Uber charged me $55 anyway. Can you help me get a refund for the service I didn't receive?
So why have VCs invested so much capital into the transportation space? There's at least ten reasons why this category is so attractive.
I want to stay at a place on my trips that has some health safety regulations they have to abide by; I want there to be an even playing field so that Uber and AirBnB have to live by the same rules that taxi companies and hotels do. If Uber drivers are full time, if AirBnB hosts are renting out apartments most of the time, they ought to be treated like employees and have their payroll taxes paid.
This one literally requires a trick of the needle. Ignore the fact there are often legitimate governmental regulations on why sometimes passengers c...
My brother was killed 14 years ago in the World Trade Center by terrorists who claimed to be devout Muslims. I have learned that what they claimed to be is irrelevant. What they believed, their fears, their warped world-views -- that's what was significant. It mattered what made them tick, not what religion they claimed.
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?
The gig economy is just one sub domain of what is happening more broadly to the workforce, including just-in-time scheduling and other disruptions to the labor markets, whether as a result of the gig economy, automation and robots, artificial intelligence and other factors.
Carting around kids all day has done a number on my car. It's nasty. It smells. It's covered in toys and food debris and unidentifiable somethings. Ew. Ew. Ew. And our rides are so hectic with everyone whining and screaming and throwing things.
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.
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.
It was a heartbreaking reminder of the power oil still wields in American, and California, politics. Behind the excitement and drama, a number of things are clear about the struggle to cut oil pollution.
Webster said that Uber wouldn't effect whom she votes for in 2016, but she thinks the debate will resonate with Millennials who are trying to decide who to vote for in the coming election.
Some say that expanding trade with Iran will somehow make it kindlier. They said that about Germany before World War I and China now. Nations have other reasons besides economics to be nasty -- for instance, paranoia, power for the sake of power and religion.
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.