Articles tagged “uber”

This Tiny Resort Island Doesn’t Want Uber or Lyft

This Tiny Resort Island Doesn’t Want Uber or Lyft

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press

If Austin tourism can still thrive despite the loss of Uber and Lyft, perhaps Block Island's resistance to ridesharing apps isn't a bad thing, either.

2 days 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.

4 days ago

Uber Spied on Lyft Drivers Who Drove for Both Companies, Report Finds

Uber Spied on Lyft Drivers Who Drove for Both Companies, Report Finds

Associated Press

All the more reason to #deleteUBER?

1 week ago

Uber Will Soon Release Findings of Sexual Harassment Investigation

Uber Will Soon Release Findings of Sexual Harassment Investigation

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Some are saying the recent "Delete Uber" campaign is hurting the company more than it has let on. Unfortunately for Uber, there are no quick fixes for a fundamentally problematic corporate culture.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

Uber President Resigns and Takes Shot at Current Leadership

Uber President Resigns and Takes Shot at Current Leadership

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press

The ride-hailing company had hired Jeff Jones from retailer Target to improve Uber’s reputation. He says, “The beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber." Ouch.

1 month ago

Can Tech Bros Navigate Austin’s SXSW Without the Help of Uber?

Can Tech Bros Navigate Austin’s SXSW Without the Help of Uber?

Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg

In this new era of regulation-light, consumer-hostile rule changes, Uber and Lyft probably won't have to wait long to get their way in the state of Texas.

1 month ago

Why Uber May Have Outgrown Its Founding CEO

Why Uber May Have Outgrown Its Founding CEO

Joe Nocera, Bloomberg

The rough-and-tumble approach of Travis Kalanick was indulged in the company's early days. But customers, drivers, employees, and investors have different expectations from a multi-billion-dollar global company.

2 months ago

Uber CEO’s Year Gets Worse as Leaked Video Highlights Conflict With Drivers

Uber CEO’s Year Gets Worse as Leaked Video Highlights Conflict With Drivers

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Uber's CEO took a ride with a driver, who told him, “You’re dropping the prices.” The CEO gruffly replied that Uber doesn't owe drivers a living. That's true. But the company also shouldn't mislead drivers into thinking their net income will typically be higher than the minimum wage.

2 months ago

Singapore Is Getting Tougher on the Sharing Economy Brands It Once Embraced

Singapore Is Getting Tougher on the Sharing Economy Brands It Once Embraced

Fathin Ungku and Jeremy Wagstaff, Reuters

Cities have often been the underdogs when it comes to working with sharing economy brands. It's nice to see them use what they've learned to their own, and their citizens', advantage.

2 months ago

Uber Appoints Former Attorney General Holder to Review Sexual Harassment Suit

Uber Appoints Former Attorney General Holder to Review Sexual Harassment Suit

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Silicon Valley is certainly keeping former Attorney General Eric J. Holder very busy these days.

2 months ago

Avis Ups Its Ridesharing Partnerships as Pressure Increases on Car Rentals

Avis Ups Its Ridesharing Partnerships as Pressure Increases on Car Rentals

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

For Avis Budget Group, strong overseas returns aren't offsetting weakness in the Americas. Through its partnerships with services like Uber and Didi, it's looking for another way to make money with its fleet when rental demand flags.

2 months ago