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Uber's Latest Cutthroat Business Tactic Might Actually Help Workers

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology

Uber has been at the center of many scandals, giving people plenty of reasons to be mad at it. But its latest scandal might be a reason to praise it. ...

David Plouffe Gets Hired By Uber; Is It the Rand Paulization of Barack Obama's Campaign Brain?

Adam Hanft | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Adam Hanft

If Plouffe's move is a canary in a generational cage, it could be that the Millennials will be far harder for our conventional business and political structures to handle than anyone has fully realized.

Journalism Uber Alles

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 08.26.2014 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

If you take a look at the most successful companies that are purely derivative of the web (as opposed to old companies that have been jammed into the web), you get an interesting (and very valuable) list.

Think the Sharing Economy Is Hot Now? This Will Turn the Temp up to Scorching

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Jaleh Bisharat

You know the sharing economy has arrived in full bloom when Airbnb and Uber are mentioned as breathlessly -- and with as much controversy -- as Face...

Uber Just Sneaked Into Your Airport Routine

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.23.2014 | Travel

Uber just found a way to curb the guilt of asking friends for a late-night airport pickup -- and also a way to make us loyal to their company until th...

3 Reasons Why It Sucks to Be the CEO Of Uber

Gene Marks | Posted 08.25.2014 | 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."

Week to Week News Quiz for 8/22/14

John Zipperer | Posted 08.22.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

If you're reluctant to take the ALS ice bucket challenge, then take the Week to Week news quiz challenge and stay dry while you test your news savvy. ...

9 Things a Millennial Will Never Admit

Danny Rubin | Posted 08.21.2014 | College
Danny Rubin

Millennials are constantly wary of being "called out" in person or online.

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...

The Fare-ness of Uber, Airbnb, and the Sharing Economy

Sheila Raju | Posted 08.18.2014 | Technology
Sheila Raju

The long standing dominance of taxi unions and hotels around the world have led to expensive fares and limited options. These are only two of the many arenas that are ripe for innovation.

Sharing Economy Leaders Will Be the New "Demons," as Airbnb and Uber Leapfrog Over Traditional Hotels and Taxis

Bill Shireman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business
Bill Shireman

The sharing economy sector - where people with average holdings use their homes, cars, skills, and tools to make a living and pay their bills - passed a major milestone in 2014: it generated its first billionaires - the founders of room-sharing site Airbnb.

How the FCC Can Save Net Neutrality and Still Ruin the Internet

Mike Montgomery | Posted 08.15.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

I'm pro-net neutrality, but anti-1934-style strangulation. Where does that leave me? According to the approaches under consideration, I may soon be a man without a country. Good thing the Internet, at least for now, doesn't require a passport.

Nathan's Latest Stunt Involves Pregnant Women And Cabs

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 08.12.2014 | Comedy

Nathan Fielder has no shortage of bizarre ideas on how to improve business, but only this one counts on a child being born in the process. In a pre...

The Sharing Economy at a Crossroads

Kyle Hutzler | Posted 07.31.2014 | Business
Kyle Hutzler

Zipcar and Airbnb demonstrate the power of the sharing economy, which has taken off with the simple promise of liberating people from the hassles and costs of ownership and overpriced commercial services.

New Illinois Taxi Industry PAC Flexes Muscle in Uber Battle

David Ormsby | Posted 07.25.2014 | Chicago
David Ormsby

The taxi industry feels secure that it can hold its veto-proof majority in the event that Governor Pat Quinn vetoes in the coming days or weeks legislation, HB 4075, that regulates rideshare firms.

Google and the German Angst

Markus Ziener | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Markus Ziener

The other day the German minister of justice, Heiko Maas, was asked in an interview how often he is using Google to crawl the Internet. His answer: "Everyday and in an exorbitant manner. Therefore, unfortunately, I am part of the problem."

Uber Driver Takes Passengers On Terrifying Car Chase

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.10.2014 | Technology

When Ryan Simonetti got into an Uber taxi he had no idea his car ride would turn out to be, as he describes, like an "episode of 'Cops.'" On Tuesda...

Uber Will Stop Charging Ridiculous Prices During Emergencies

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 07.09.2014 | Technology

Uber has struck a deal with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to restrict its use of surge pricing during emergency situations like natural ...

Why Uber Is Un-American

William J. Kelly | Posted 07.07.2014 | Chicago
William J. Kelly

Last month, Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced a Chicago ordinance that magically created a new category of "transportation network provider," in order to legalize UberX's previously illegal taxi services.

Sharing and a Shrinking (or Expanding) Economy

Michael Drew | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Michael Drew

Uber is awesome. Airbnb is amazing. Taxis are too expensive and hard to come by. Hotels are astoundingly overpriced. This is why Uber works and why ...

Uber Claims It's Now Cheaper Than NYC Yellow Taxis

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 07.09.2014 | Technology

Uber announced it will be temporarily offering cheaper fares for its low-end UberX service in New York City, making it cheaper to use the popular car-...

Disruptive Technology Merits Disruptive PR

John P. David | Posted 07.01.2014 | 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.

The Sharing Economy and the Mystery of the Mystery of Inequality

Dean Baker | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Dean Baker

To encourage efficiency, we would want a proper set of regulations and taxes and have them apply equally to everyone. The point is to encourage people to make profits by providing better products or lower cost services, not to get rich by finding clever ways to evade regulations.

The Business of Sharing: How Technology Is Changing the Concept of Ownership

Danielle James | Posted 08.23.2014 | Technology
Danielle James

With co-working spaces popping up all over the world, and companies like AirBnB and Lyft, we are moving towards a socio-economic system built upon sharing our time, talents, and resources.