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Uber: A Smart Company That Hasn't Been So Smart Managing Its Image

Ira Kalb | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Ira Kalb

Uber has been in the news a lot lately. Unfortunately, most of the stories have been negative. From day one, Uber has had a target on its back because it provides a product that many believe is superior to established taxi and shuttle services.

Uber CEO Ordered To Reveal Emails Amid Allegations Of Shady Tactics

Reuters | By Dan Levine | Posted 11.26.2014 | Technology

By Dan Levine OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick must disclose some of his emails to plaintiff lawyers in ...

Why Venture Capitalist Investors Should Care More About Human Rights Values

Yvette Alberdingk Thijm | Posted 11.26.2014 | Technology
Yvette Alberdingk Thijm

In a world where government surveillance regimes like the NSA are not shy about asking companies for users' personal information, companies have a heightened responsibility to only collect what they absolutely need--and to keep it safe.

For Uber, Dealing With Critics Is Par for the 'Entrepreneur' Course

Erica Nicole | Posted 11.25.2014 | Small Business
Erica Nicole

Startups and the media don't always play nice in the sandbox. One journalist talks dirt about a company and the company lashes out, "lets go get some dirt and throw it back." And so the saga continues ...

Uber Or?

David Sable | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
David Sable

I'd posit that Uber is at the nexus of the ethical model and the business model, and they do intersect.

This State Could Be The Newest Legal Battleground For Uber and Lyft

AP | JONATHAN DREW | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has become an attractive market for smartphone-based car services such as Uber and Lyft, which are drawn to the ...

Awful Behavior At Tech Companies Probably Does Not Hurt Their Bottom Lines

AP | By BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses ...

Ben Walsh

New York City Could Kill Uber If It Wanted To | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.21.2014 | Business

Bad, unresponsive government policy created Uber’s business opportunity. Good government policy can take it away.

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

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 11.21.2014 | 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 11.21.2014 | 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.

Somehow, The Controversial Uber Exec Is Holding On To His Job

Bloomberg | Posted 11.20.2014 | Technology

Emil Michael, the Uber Technologies Inc. executive whose criticisms of journalists led to calls for his firing this week, is so far withstanding that ...

Inaction Is Tacit Approval: Why I Deleted My Uber Account

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 11.20.2014 | Technology
Lisa Abeyta

I've realized that when I give my money to companies that not only ignore the negative effects of unchecked bro-culture but actively embrace dirty tactics to get the advantage, I have become part of the problem that I am working to eradicate.

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...

9 Travel Trends That Refuse to Go Away

Shermans Travel | Posted 11.19.2014 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Space travel. Bitcoin payments. Suites on airplanes. Some trends just keeping popping up on our news feeds time and time again. Some of these are fantastic and others... not so much.

Lydia O'Connor

Taxi Industry's Protest Against Ridesharing Apps Backfires | 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...

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...

Uber Exec Suggests Spending $1 Million To 'Dig Up Dirt' On Journalists: BuzzFeed

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2014 | Technology

(Adds Breakingviews link) Nov 18 (Reuters) - A senior executive at U.S. ride-sharing company Uber suggested that the company should sp...

UBER Exec Floats Digging Up Dirt On Journalists' 'Personal Lives, Families'

BuzzFeed | Posted 11.17.2014 | Technology

A senior executive at Uber suggested that the company should consider hiring a team of opposition researchers to dig up dirt on its critics in the med...

Could Lyft and Uber Put Public Transit Out of Business?

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.21.2014 | 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.

Uber Teams With Spotify To Let You Control Your Ride's Music

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.18.2014 | Technology

Your Uber ride is about to get a bit more personal.

The Right to Share (Rides, Rooms and More)

Hilary Gowins | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business
Hilary Gowins

The benefits of the sharing economy are numerous, but they stem from the fact that these business models have evolved past a traditional middleman, meaning services and goods cost less for consumers, and providers can keep more profits.

Uber Expands Nonprofit Option, Provides Cheaper Rides To More Chinese Users

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.06.2014 | Impact

Uber is connecting more people through affordable transportation -- and is OK with not making any money in the process. The ride-sharing app, which...

In Honor Of National Cat Day, Uber Is Delivering Kittens In Cities Across The U.S.

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.29.2014 | Good News

Wednesday is National Cat Day. And in celebration of felines all over, Uber has teamed up with the ASPCA and Cheezburger to bring some kittens to your...

Uber Riders In NYC Not At Risk Of Ebola, Uber Says

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business

The Uber driver who drove an Ebola-infected man on Wednesday night in New York is not at risk of contracting the disease, and neither is anyone who ro...

Carrie's Fab Cab

Carrie Ross | Posted 10.23.2014 | 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.