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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 06.24.2014 | 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 06.24.2014 | 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 06.23.2014 | 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.

5 Steps to Get $18 Billion for Your Business

Gene Marks | Posted 06.19.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Is Uber worth $18 billion? Hey, why not? But that doesn't matter. What matters is that a lot of smart people believe it's worth $18 billion and there are a lot of smart pundits and analysts will back up this belief too.

2030 May Be The Year They'll Take Your Driver's License Away

Jonathan Handel | Posted 06.18.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

I was stuck in traffic yesterday, which I didn't really mind because I have a fun little yellow convertible, and I was thinking about Uber ($17 bi...

Now Your Dreams Of Riding In Optimus Prime Can Be A Reality

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.19.2014 | Technology

Some people prefer to roll up to a party in an expensive sports car or limousine; others prefer to show up in a Transformer. Luckily for the latter gr...

Uber and the Failing Taxi System

Maurice Jourdane | Posted 06.16.2014 | Technology
Maurice Jourdane

During the past few days, the world has seen taxi drivers demonstrate against Uber, an online service that links passengers with private car owners rather than traditional taxi companies.

If 2 Percent Is the New 4 Percent, Where Would the Economy Go From There? Let's Think It Uber!

Terry Connelly | Posted 06.12.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Renting a house, snagging a ride on your smartphone, and de-leveraging your balance sheets would truly be a new American way, with tremendous implications for policymakers including the Fed if a geopolitical or natural disaster hit and it was stuck at an already low interest rate.

Uber Worth $18 Billion Because Sure, Why Not?

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.06.2014 | Technology

Now do you believe we're in a new tech bubble? Uber, a controversial car-hiring app, just raised $1.2 billion in fresh investor cash, giving it a t...

Uber Gets Record Valuation

Bloomberg | Posted 06.06.2014 | Technology

Uber Technologies Inc. is creating a new category of hot startup: the $17 billion club....

The Rise of the "Sharing" Economy

John Burbank | Posted 06.05.2014 | Business
John Burbank

Share communities, in which people around the world offer for rent things they own, are becoming a bona fide economic phenomenon. Companies should be embracing this.

Uber Driver Accused Of Kidnapping Woman

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.05.2014 | Crime

The arrest of an Uber driver for the alleged kidnap of a woman in Los Angeles has prompted renewed fears regarding the safety of traveling in vehicles...

A Day in the Life of the Sharing Economy

David Mandell | Posted 05.30.2014 | Business
David Mandell

We recently embarked on a project to elevate the awareness of the sharing economy and are proud to share a look into a Day in the Life of the Sharing Economy. This movement is not just a trend, it's a way of life.

How Your Company -- And Your Job -- Will Soon Be Disrupted

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 05.30.2014 | Business
Vivek Wadhwa

What industries will change and who the winners will be in this era of exponential technologies are uncertain. The only things that are certain are that we are in for dramatic changes, and that the old rules don't apply any more.

5 Very Good Reasons Why I'm Not On Board With Uber

George Hobica | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

Let's be clear: Uber has made a really slick little app. But when you fire it up and summon a driver, you're putting your life in their hands.

Half Of NYC UberX Drivers Make More Than $90,000, Uber Claims

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business

An UberX driver in New York City can make a staggering three times as much as a regular taxi driver, the company claims. Uber now says the median ...

With New Mobility Trends and Ventures, European Officials Struggle to Balance Innovation and Regulation

Student Reporter | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Student Reporter

By Nicolas Zahn, Masters student at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva At the second World Collaborative Mobil...

If Taxi Cabs Want Business, They Must Learn to Compete

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 05.14.2014 | Business
Brigham A. McCown

Innovation drives progress, and ultimately consumer choice reflects the relative strength or weakness of a particular product.

Ride Sharing vs. Traditional Taxis: How do Injury Insurance Claims Compare?

Christian Denmon | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Christian Denmon

The reality is that Lyft and Uber provide massive mounts of insurance coverage for passengers personally than the coverage provided by taxi companies. The very same taxi companies leading the campaign claiming that ridesharing companies will leave you without coverage.