Articles tagged “ride-sharing”

Uber App to Include Tipping Option as Part of Image Makeover

Uber App to Include Tipping Option as Part of Image Makeover

Michael Liedtke and Tom Krisher, Associated Press

Uber giveth and Uber taketh. The embattled company is taking small steps in the U.S. to improve things for drivers while getting more punitive in stiffening cancellation fees for riders. This company struggles at the seemingly easy things.

1 month ago

Will Uber Reboot? CEO Will Likely Be Forced to Take Temporary Leave

Will Uber Reboot? CEO Will Likely Be Forced to Take Temporary Leave

Heather Somerville and Joseph Menn, Reuters

It's a gargantuan task to turn around a company's culture especially when the CEO -- who might be forced into a temporary leave of absence -- still controls the company and would be poised to return.

1 month ago

Uber Board to Discuss CEO Leave of Absence and Report on Sexual Harassment

Uber Board to Discuss CEO Leave of Absence and Report on Sexual Harassment

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's clear that Travis Kalanick, the embattled Uber co-founder and CEO, needs to go. Whether the board can push him out, given Kalanick's stake and leverage in the company, is another question.

1 month ago

Sharing Economy Tensions Lead to Torched Cars in Spain

Sharing Economy Tensions Lead to Torched Cars in Spain

Thomas Gualtieri, Rodrigo Orihuela and Maria Tadeo, Bloomberg

These kinds of clashes will be almost inevitable until workers being displaced by new technologies get adequate retraining and employment opportunities to make a transition.

2 months ago

Uber’s Growth Is Stalling Among U.S. Business Travelers

Uber’s Growth Is Stalling Among U.S. Business Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Even if its growth has slowed gradually, Uber still has a huge advantage over its rivals in corporate travel. Its global scale, as well, bodes well for Uber continuing to grow as an option for international business travelers.

3 months ago

Millennials Are the Biggest Adopters of Sharing Services in Business Travel

Millennials Are the Biggest Adopters of Sharing Services in Business Travel

Hannah Sampson, Skift

If young business travelers are making ride-sharing and home-sharing part of their routine, it's only a matter of time before the alternative options become mainstream.

4 months ago

Uber Rivals in Dubai and China Form Alliance to Compete

Uber Rivals in Dubai and China Form Alliance to Compete

Bloomberg

While Uber is facing its own internal struggles, rivals are teaming up in China and Dubai although Yidao in China confronts problems of its own. There will be a ton of maneuvering around the world before the pecking order is really established.

4 months ago

9 Travel Companies and Hawaii Sign Court Documents to Overturn the Travel Ban

9 Travel Companies and Hawaii Sign Court Documents to Overturn the Travel Ban

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Travel companies have an economic self-interest in reversing the travel ban and maintaining the relatively free flow of visitors. But, in the current political climate, they obviously feel that the issues involved are important enough to risk stepping into the line of fire.

6 months ago

Honda Invests in Southeast Asia’s Grab for Motor Bike Ride-Sharing

Honda Invests in Southeast Asia’s Grab for Motor Bike Ride-Sharing

Aradhana Aravindan, Reuters

People often talk about disruption as though it is the end of the world. But Honda, in investing in Southeast Asian ride-sharing company Grab, as well as car-makers such as Volkswagen, Toyota, and General Motors, are showing that the disrupted can adapt. However, the degree to which their legacy businesses get damaged remains to be seen.

7 months ago

Lyft Is Ditching the Pink Moustache for Light-up Beacons

Lyft Is Ditching the Pink Moustache for Light-up Beacons

Associated Press

Lyft is still just a small competitor compared to Uber, but improvements to the user experience should help the company gain more customers. At some point, function becomes way more important than cute branding.

8 months ago

Chinese Rules To Bar 80 Percent of Ride-Sharing Cars in Shanghai

Chinese Rules To Bar 80 Percent of Ride-Sharing Cars in Shanghai

Lulu Yilun Chen, Bloomberg

The bureaucrats in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen are taking dramatic steps to reduce the number of ride-sharing company Didi Chuxing's drivers and cars. With the degree of pollution in cities such as Beijing, the crackdown isn't entirely without merit. Nor is it the last word on the subject, though, as there is a lot of demand for these services.

10 months ago

Google Challenging Uber With New Waze-Powered Ride-Share Service

Google Challenging Uber With New Waze-Powered Ride-Share Service

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google-owned Waze is a compelling navigation app, but whether Google can turn it into the foundation for a winning ride-share service will have to be tested in the marketplace over the next few months and years. Google is a latecomer to the field, although the sector is likely to undergo more disruption and a revolution in years to come.

11 months ago