Articles tagged “uber”

Traditional Car Services Won’t Disappear From Corporate Travel Anytime Soon

While ridesharing has gained solid traction in corporate travel, the business model of traditional car services providing ground transportation to companies is still strong. What remains to be seen is whether car services will widely adopt more user-friendly interfaces for hailing cars on demand.

2 days ago

Uber and Lyft’s Growth Is Slowing in Most Major U.S. Cities

Ridesharing growth in the U.S. is slowing but it's not stopping. If Uber, Lyft and other relevant players can stick to the markets and consumer segments that matter they'll continue to capture them.

1 week ago

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

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.

2 weeks ago

Is Uber’s Huge Commission Rate a Red Flag and Opportunity for Competitors?

Uber's high commissions -- which piss off drivers -- represent an opportunity for competitors, although Lyft's take rate is roughly on par with Uber's. At some point, Uber might need to hurt its own bottom line by being more generous with its drivers -- especially since driverless cars aren't around the corner.

2 weeks ago

Is Trust Enough in The Sharing Economy?

By tackling the issue of trust, not only will companies in the sharing economy be able to raise standards, they might also be able to keep regulators off their backs.

4 weeks ago

Uber Wants to Negotiate After Judge Rejects Settlement With Calif. Drivers

Now that Uber's low-ball offer to settle with its California drivers has been tossed out, the ride-sharing giant will try to avoid going to court once again.

1 month ago

Uber Loses Early Battle to Lyft Over Fake Ride Dirty Trick Claims

Arbitration requirements by tech upstarts are an insult to their users — both drivers and passengers alike.

2 months ago

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

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.

2 months ago

The IRS Makes It Easier to Pay Taxes on Uber and Airbnb Income

This is a clear sign that the sharing economy isn’t in its infancy anymore.

2 months ago

Uber Tells Investors It Won’t Get in Any Lyft Bidding War

Lyft is only now becoming a real threat to Uber. It seems premature to seek an exit.

2 months ago

Uber’s Self-Driving Cars to Start Transporting Passengers in Pittsburgh

Self-driving cars -- with passengers. Uber will start to test them and also announced it has acquired technology startup Otto, which focuses on self-driving trucks. Uber's vision is obviously multi-modal.

2 months ago

Advent of Self-Driving Cars Shifts Technology Focus From Detroit to Silicon Valley

Legions of techies developing algorithms for self-driving cars are based in Silicon Valley and Detroit automakers are doing deals to tap into that talent. Meanwhile, Michigan is trying to develop a startup/tech culture of its own and isn't ceding anything to Google and Uber.

2 months ago