Uber Is Punishing Drivers for Following the Law 

Uber drivers attempting to follow the law are getting screwed by Uber in California. A Buzzfeed investigation revealed that Uber suspended at least 12 drivers last month for properly registering their cars as commercial vehicles. To get their jobs back, Uber said the drivers had to re-register the cars as personal… » 1/23/15 12:44pm Friday 12:44pm

Football Fan Passes Out, Wakes Up With $900 Uber Bill

An Ole Miss football fan, apparently sorrowfully tired and perhaps a bit blotto after the team's loss to Texas Christian University in the Peach Bowl last week, decided to call Uber, the official car service of Capitalism™, for a ride home from the game. No big deal, except that the game was in Atlanta, and this Ole… » 1/05/15 6:48pm 1/05/15 6:48pm

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

Uber Turned on Surge Pricing for People Fleeing Sydney Hostage Scene

In the midst of a hostage situation in downtown Sydney, Australia, Ayn Rand's favorite car service, Uber, turned on its wildly expensive surge pricing for customers trying to get away from the armed siege. And lest you think this was the fault of an insensitive algorithm that detected high demand, the company tweeted » 12/15/14 11:44am 12/15/14 11:44am

John Hodgman Quits Uber Over Executive's Threat to Dox Female Blogger

In light of Uber executive Emil Michael's villainous statements against the app's biggest critics, John Hodgman revealed that he's quitting the car service. In a blog post on his web site Tuesday night, the comedian critiqued Michael's moves and officially deleted the app in protest. » 11/19/14 12:36pm 11/19/14 12:36pm

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

Lyft's Board Allegedly Debated Ousting Their CEO 

The legal battle between Lyft and its former COO is shaping up to be a long, ugly fight. The on-demand car company has accused Travis VanderZanden of stealing tens of thousands of secret company documents before he joined Lyft's main competitor, Uber. Now VanderZanden has fired back in a new court filing, saying he… » 11/10/14 4:28pm 11/10/14 4:28pm

Uber and Its Shady Partners Are Pushing Drivers into Subprime Loans

The subprime lending market that plunged America into the Great Recession is back and as unscrupulous as ever. Instead of mortgages, this time a bubble has formed around auto loans, and reliably ruthless Uber is in the thick of it. Two "partners" in Uber's vehicle financing program are under federal investigation,… » 11/04/14 2:22pm 11/04/14 2:22pm