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Parents Are Actually Trusting Their Kids To Ride-Sharing Services

You’re stuck at work, your spouse is out of town, your son is sick at school and your daughter is late for piano lessons. A few years ago, some sacrifices would have to be made-but now you just call a car-sharing service to haul your brats away! I mean, you’d trust this man to transport your kids, right? » 8/20/15 8:00pm 8/20/15 8:00pm

Uber's Raising a Billion Dollars to Make China its Largest Global Market

China’s gobbling Uber up. And it’s about to see a lot more of the black cab ride-hailing service, according to a letter leaked to The Financial Times last Thursday, in which Uber CEO Travis Kalanick revealed his intentions to raise over a billion dollars to expand UberChina. » 6/14/15 3:17pm 6/14/15 3:17pm

​Understand This Chart And Understand The Future Of The Auto Industry

If you want to understand the future of the car world, look at this chart. It's the way things are going, according to one analyst, who says, "Telling the story of this chart will occupy the remainder my professional life. It's sort of sad that my life can be boiled down to one chart… but it's so true." » 4/07/15 1:49pm 4/07/15 1:49pm

Uber's Toughest Year Yet

There are many ride sharing services that provide an alternative to traditional taxi cabs, but none larger than Uber. With backing from big names like Google Ventures, Goldman Sachs and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Uber has expanded globally and asserted its dominance in cities across the United States. They're now… » 12/30/14 1:25pm 12/30/14 1:25pm

6 Uber Alternatives Because Uber Is Run By Dirtbags

Have you had it with Uber yet? The company price-gouges customers, screws over its drivers, and now, an Uber exec just publicly outlined a cavalier plan to spy on journalists in retaliation for critical coverage. Good news! You don't have to use it anymore. You can use these alternatives instead. » 11/18/14 9:45am 11/18/14 9:45am

Uber Banned In Germany, Plans To Ignore It And Keep On Uber-ing

Ride-sharing service Uber is good for two things: catching a ride in a more convenient way than hailing a taxi in some cities, and pissing people off. They've done the latter just about everywhere, the latest example being in Germany, where their service was banned outright by a regional court. » 9/02/14 10:18am 9/02/14 10:18am

Sorry, But the FAA Has Decided Your 'Uber for Planes' Idea Can't Fly

The Federal Aviation Authority has shoved your Uber for planes idea back into the hangar. Yesterday, it ruled that it has banned pilots from "publicly offering seats on their planes in exchange for gas money," reports TechCrunch. That puts startups like AirPooler and FlyteNow in a legal bind since they were offering… » 8/17/14 1:29pm 8/17/14 1:29pm

D.C. Taxi Drivers Gridlock Downtown To Protest Uber And Lyft

If you're a taxi driver, how do you generate sympathy among the public when you feel your business is threatened by ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft? Do you A.) Get better about showing up on time, B.) Make a ridiculously useful app of your own, or C.) Create a massive traffic jam in a city already notorious… » 6/25/14 2:49pm 6/25/14 2:49pm