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Are Uber and Lyft Drivers Gaming Surge Pricing to Protest Getting Screwed Over on Pay?

Despite policies that prohibit the manipulation of rideshare apps, drivers for Uber and Lyft are reportedly working together to coordinate price surges at Reagan National Airport to earn a higher fare.Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Ridesharing, Reagan National Airport


Report: Accused Somali War Criminal Living in the U.S. Drove for Uber and Lyft

Former Somali military commander and accused war criminal Yusuf Abdi Ali has been facing a over allegations of “gross human rights abuses” in the separatist region of Somaliland in the 1970s and 1980s, during the reign of U.S.-backed dictator Siad Barre. He was also a driver for Uber and Lyft…Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Crime, War Crimes, Courts, Somalia, Ridesharing, Checkr, Background Checks, Somaliland, Siad Barre, Yusuf Abdi Ali, U S Drove for Uber


Report: Accused Somali War Criminal Living in the US Drove for Uber and Lyft

Former Somali military commander and accused war criminal Yusuf Abdi Ali has been facing a over allegations of “gross human rights abuses” in the separatist region of Somaliland in the 1970s and 1980s, during the reign of U.S.-backed dictator Siad Barre. He was also a driver for Uber and Lyft…Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Crime, War Crimes, Courts, Somalia, Ridesharing, Checkr, Background Checks, Somaliland, Siad Barre, Yusuf Abdi Ali, US Drove for Uber


Here's What You Need to Do to Take an Uber or Lyft at PDX Now

Figuring out the best mode of transportation for leaving an airport can be tricky, especially if your preferred method is using a rideshare app. Confusion starts when you try to pin yourself to the correct location, and continues as you wait to be connected to a car, then try to actually spot it, and finally navigate…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Lyft, Uber, Science, Airports, Ridesharing, This Is Better


Congratulations to Uber, the Worst Performing IPO in U.S. Stock Market History

Rideshare unicorn Uber doesn’t do anything small. When it was in the game of raising money, it raised close to $25 billion. When it loses that money—and it does every single quarter—it loses it at astronomical burn rates. It finally debuted on the New York Stock Exchange today, in the middle of international trade…Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Finance, Stock Market, Ridesharing, How Money Works


Why Uber Drivers Will Strike Around the World on Wednesday

We’re just days out from Uber making its multibillion-dollar move to the New York Stock Exchange and thousands of drivers from around the world are preparing to launch a series of strikes protests on Wednesday in an effort to fight for better pay and better treatment.Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Labor, Strike, New York Stock Exchange, Ridesharing, Gig Economy


Travis Who?

Founders are a revered breed in Silicon Valley, but for Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick, that good will evaporated a long time ago. Now, according to multiple reports, Kalanick won’t be invited to the New York Stock Exchange balcony to celebrate the company going public next Friday. Ouch. Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Silicon Valley, Travis Kalanick, New York Stock Exchange, Kalanick, Ridesharing, Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber IPO


Lyft Fails to Overturn NYC Driver Minimum Wage Law

Lyft’s lawsuit to overturn New York City’s minimum wage for ride-hailing drivers failed after a ruling by Judge Andrea Masley on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, New York City, Ridesharing, Andrea Masley


Uber and Lyft Cut Off Hiring of New Drivers in NYC as New Regulations Appear to Work

Lyft and Uber are halting onboarding for new drivers in New York City following last year’s historic vote that lifted the wage minimum for drivers ride-hailing companies late last year, Politico reported Monday.Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Politico, New York City, Minimum Wage, Ridesharing, Independent Contractors


Stuff Elon Musk Said About Tesla Autonomous Cars on Monday, Ranked

On Monday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke at a company investor day focused on autonomy, relaying news that Tesla had switched to a self-driving computer designed by in-house engineers and dropping some big promises about what, exactly, the future of its Autopilot feature and autonomous driving will look like.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Cars, Tesla, Automation, Robots, Nvidia, Driving, Autonomous Vehicles, Ridesharing, Self Driving Cars, Elon Musk Said About Tesla Autonomous Cars


Chicago Police Bust Alleged Car2Go Theft Ring, With Up to 100 Vehicles Believed Stolen

Thieves have stolen an astonishing number of Car2Go vehicles in the city of Chicago, Motherboard reported on Wednesday, with up to 100 cars reported missing. According to , the Chicago Police Department said in a statement that 16 people have been detained for questioning.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Crime, Cybersecurity, Law Enforcement, Chicago, Rentals, Ridesharing, Chicago Police Department, Car Rentals, Car2go


Lyft and Uber Mayhem vs. Taxi Line Hell: Which Airport Nightmare Is Worse?

There are few things I dread more when getting off of a long-ass flight than getting back onto a train and waiting another hour or more to make it home—particularly when I fly a red-eye, which is often if I’m flying between the coasts.Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Airports, Chatroom, Ridesharing, Taxis, Airport Hell


Uber Gobbles Up Middle East Competitor in $3.1 Billion Deal, Spreading Global Dominance

Finalizing a long-rumored deal, Uber announced on Tuesday that it would acquire its Dubai-based competitor Careem in a deal worth $3.1 billion. The acquisition arrives ahead of Uber’s initial public offering expected as soon as next month.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Middle East, Dubai, Ridesharing, Careem


Uber May Sign $3.1 Billion Deal to Buy Middle Eastern Rival Careem as Soon as Monday

In a move that goes against its recent trend of pulling out of foreign markets, ride-sharing giant Uber is preparing to purchase Dubai-based competitor Careem in a $3.1 billion deal, according to reports in Bloomberg and the Financial Times this weekend.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Bloomberg, Middle East, Dubai, Mergers, Financial Times, Ridesharing, Careem


Uber Not Criminally Liable in Fatal 2018 Self-Driving Car Accident, Arizona Prosecutor Finds

Ride-hailing Uber has been found not criminally liable in the death of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, who tragically became the first known pedestrian to be killed by a self-driving vehicle when she was struck by an Uber test SUV in Tempe, Arizona in March 2018.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Safety, Arizona, Autonomous Vehicles, Driverless Cars, Ridesharing, Self Driving Cars, Tempe Arizona, Elaine Herzberg


Uber Prices Are Increasing in NYC Thanks to New Minimum Wage Law

Uber rides in New York City are getting more expensive, starting today. The company announced in a blog post Friday that prices will increase in the city due to recent state and city.Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, NYC, New York City, Ridesharing, Juno


Pregnant Lyft Driver Stabbed to Death by Passenger in Arizona

Kristina Howato, a 39-year-old driver for the transportation company Lyft, was murdered by one of her passengers in Tempe, Arizona on Sunday. Authorities believe Howato was stabbed to death by 20-year-old Fabian Durazo with a kitchen knife. Durazo has reportedly admitted to the crime but hasn’t given any motive.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Murder, Science, Arizona, Ridesharing, Tempe Arizona, Durazo, Ridesharing Safety, Howato, Kristina Howato, Fabian Durazo


Chinese Ridesharing Service Didi Chuxing Suspends Carpooling Option After Second Murder of Year

Chinese ridesharing service Didi Chuxing has suspended Hitch, its free/tip-supported carpooling component that allows passengers to ride along with drivers headed in the same direction, after the second murder of a passenger this year.Read more...
Tags: Security, Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Crime, Safety, China, Ridesharing, Didi, Didi Chuxing


Michigan Man Starts 'Amish Uber' With Horse and Buggy

An Amish resident of the Colon village in Michigan has launched his own ride-sharing service with his horse and buggy, and he’s calling it “Amish Uber.”Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Horses, Michigan, Ridesharing, Amish


A Driver for Uber and Lyft Covertly Streamed Hundreds of Rides on Twitch Without Rider Consent [Updated]

In the past few months, wannabe online video stars have filmed themselves doing a suicide bomb “prank” at college and spreading a fake rumor about a mass shooting at a Disney resort. They have also landed themselves in court for things as varied as feeding toothpaste-filled Oreos to a homeless man and shooting their…Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Technology, Disney, Streaming, Online Video, Livestream, Sexual Harassment, Twitch, Ridesharing, Not Cool Dude


A Driver for Uber and Lyft Covertly Streamed Hundreds of Rides on Twitch Without Rider Consent

In the past few months, wannabe online video stars have filmed themselves doing a suicide bomb “prank” at college and spreading a fake rumor about a mass shooting at a Disney resort. They have also landed themselves in court for things as varied as feeding toothpaste-filled Oreos to a homeless man and shooting their…Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Technology, Disney, Streaming, Online Video, Livestream, Sexual Harassment, Twitch, Ridesharing, Not Cool Dude


Uber Drivers Win Unemployment Eligibility in New York

The New York State labor review board has found that three Uber drivers and “other similarly situated drivers” qualify as employees for the purposes of applying for unemployment. The ruling, which the New York Taxi Workers Alliance hailed as a “historic victory,” came down last Friday and was first reported yesterday…Read more...
Tags: Uber, New York, Science, Labor, Unemployment, New York State, Ridesharing, New York Taxi Workers Alliance, A Start


After Resignation of HR Chief, Yet Another Uber Exec Faces Allegations of Discriminatory Behavior

Earlier this week, ridesharing giant Uber’s Chief People Officer Liane Hornsey resigned under allegations that she systematically shot down internal complaints about racial discrimination within the company—indicating at least some prior concerns about a toxic company culture of wild abandon during the tenure of…Read more...
Tags: Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Discrimination, Ridesharing, Dara Khosrowshahi, Barney Harford, Liane Hornsey


Uber Now Runs Real-Time Background Checks on Drivers

Uber has begun running constant background checks on its drivers so that the company can know immediately if a driver is charged with a crime.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Safety, Ridesharing, Checkr


Uber Maybe Planning Merger With Middle Eastern Competitor Careem, Insists This Merger Is Different

Ride-hailing giant Uber is planning to merge with its competition in the Middle East, though unlike prior deals in Southeast Asia, China, and Russia, it says it will remain in control of the merged entity.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Russia, Middle East, Ridesharing, Southeast Asia China, Dara Khosrowshahi


Uber Regains Temporary License to Operate in London After Promising to Stop Being Terrible

Ride-sharing giant Uber, which lost its license to operate in its millions-strong London market in September 2017 amid a Transport for London (TfL) ruling the company was “not fit and proper to hold a private operator license,” has won at least a temporary reprieve in its battle against UK regulators.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Apps, UK, Science, Technology, London, Ridesharing, Taxis, Transport for London TfL


China's Biggest Ridesharing Service Starts Limiting When Drivers Can Pick Up Passengers of the Opposite Sex

Didi Chuxing, China’s ridesharing giant, announced on Wednesday that early in the morning and late in the evening its carpooling service will only pair passengers with drivers of the same sex. This safety measure follows a number of other changes after a 21-year-old woman was allegedly murdered by a driver who was…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Ridesharing, Didi, Didi Chuxing, Ridesharing Safety


Uber Is Trying to Patent an AI System to Identify Erratic Behavior in Riders

It looks like Uber has a growing interest in the behaviors of its users. According to a patent application filed by the company Thursday, Uber is planning to use machine learning to better understand the “state” of a passenger when they request a ride.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Drunk, Patents, Machine Learning, Ai, Ridesharing


Report: Turkish President Erdogan Claims Uber's Turkey Business Is 'Over'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told attendees at a Ramadan dinner on Friday that Uber’s branch in his country is “over” and the interior ministry gave orders to end its operations, per Bloomberg.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Turkey, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ridesharing, Interior Ministry


Uber Plans IPO in 2019, Wants to Be 'Amazon of Transportation'

Uber’s new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced Wednesday that the ridesharing company that has been clouded in controversy for the last few years is finally ready to go public, and intends to do so in the second half of 2019.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Ipo, Ridesharing, Gig Economy, Self Driving Cars, Autonomous Vehicle, Dara Khosrowshahi, Amazon of Transportation



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