Articles tagged “uber”

J.P. Morgan’s Healthcare Conference Is a Case Study in Hotel Compression Nights

J.P. Morgan’s Healthcare Conference Is a Case Study in Hotel Compression Nights

Jared S. Hopkins, Robert Langreth, and Caroline Chen, Bloomberg

Those of us who work with the hotel industry shouldn't be surprised by this tale, which demonstrates the pricing power properties can have when major events come to town.

2 days ago

Congress Is Close to Letting Government Biz Travelers Expense Uber and Lyft

Congress Is Close to Letting Government Biz Travelers Expense Uber and Lyft

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Government employees expensing ridesharing services is a huge win for Uber and Lyft. But if the government itself supports the use of transportation networking companies for its workers, what are the possible chances of them regulating the industry in the future?

5 days ago

Uber Isn’t Profitable in the U.S. and Is On Track to Lose $3 Billion in 2016

Uber Isn’t Profitable in the U.S. and Is On Track to Lose $3 Billion in 2016

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Even given Uber's $800 million third quarter loss, which excludes its business in China at the time, the company is one day poised to make money. We just can't predict when that day will arrive.

4 weeks ago

Chefs+Tech: Uber Gets Into the Restaurant Guide Business

Chefs+Tech: Uber Gets Into the Restaurant Guide Business

Chefs+Tech

Uber in the restaurant business, Airbnb in the tours business — some say natural expansions, others say side hustles.

2 months ago

Uber Prepares Its Biggest Argument Yet: It’s Not a Taxi or Transport Company

Uber Prepares Its Biggest Argument Yet: It’s Not a Taxi or Transport Company

Foo Yun Chee, Reuters

... and Skift is not the largest travel news and marketing platform. It's a pixel delivery service.

2 months ago

What’s Keeping Uber and Airbnb From Going Public

What’s Keeping Uber and Airbnb From Going Public

Dave Montali, Skift

Are IPOs a feasible option for the sharing economy?

2 months ago

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Video: Smartling VP of Operations on What Airbnb & Uber Can Teach the Industry

Video: Smartling VP of Operations on What Airbnb & Uber Can Teach the Industry

SkiftX + Skift

Technology-first companies like Uber and Airbnb are leading the charge in being more inclusive to consumers by expanding their language offerings, but it appears the rest of the travel industry still has a way to go.

2 months ago

Why The World’s Biggest Banks Don’t Want to Participate in Uber’s IPO

Why The World’s Biggest Banks Don’t Want to Participate in Uber’s IPO

Julie Verhage and Alex Barinka, Bloomberg

Some big banks are being cautious about investing early in Uber, since the timing of its big IPO has yet to materialize and the ridesharing giant has been slow to release concrete details about its finances.

2 months ago

Some Uber and Lyft Drivers Drop Riders Based on Race, MIT Study Finds

Some Uber and Lyft Drivers Drop Riders Based on Race, MIT Study Finds

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Uber and Lyft have done a ton to blunt taxi industry racism by serving minority neighborhoods but at the same time some Uber and Lyft drivers, like many taxi drivers, are guilty of racist practices when it comes to avoiding minority customers. Like Airbnb, Uber and Lyft need to do something fast to address the problem, which is endemic in the ground-transportation industry.

3 months ago

UK Judges Tell Uber It’s Kidding Itself That It’s Not a Taxi Service

UK Judges Tell Uber It’s Kidding Itself That It’s Not a Taxi Service

Jeremy Hodges and Jeremy Kahn, Bloomberg

A victory of common sense over the worst kind of Silicon Valley BS. Far too many companies want to say they are something they are not in order to avoid responsibility to both employees and customers.

3 months ago

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

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

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

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.

3 months ago

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

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

Dan Peltier, Skift

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.

3 months ago