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This Video of Protestors Trashing Uber Cars Makes Me Feel Bad for Uber 

I don’t like Uber. It’s an apparently evil company that overcharges people and eschews accountability as often as possible. However, seeing an angry mob of cabbies descend upon and destroy a number of Uber cars in Mexico City actually made me feel bad for Uber drivers. » 7/30/15 3:33pm Today 3:33pm

If Taxis Had Apps, I Wouldn’t Use Uber

So I’m sitting in the back of an Uber the other day. It’s a Nissan Altima, the last-generation model, the one where it looks like the rear tail lights were styled using the rare Photoshop feature More Turn Signal. The driver is yammering away on the phone. And he’s cruising along about three inches from the car in… » 7/30/15 2:36pm Today 2:36pm

Here's Uber's Ridiculous Argument That Its Drivers Aren't Employees

Uber, the car service oh excuse me technology company that just makes an app and definitely does not employ drivers, is currently fighting it out in court to make sure its employees don’t legally count as employees. In its latest motion, filed Thursday, the company argues 160,000 California Uber drivers shouldn’t be… » 7/11/15 2:57pm 7/11/15 2:57pm

NYC Has Impounded 500 Uber Cars Since April for Picking Up Illegal Fares

On the same day that Uber got bad news from the California Labor Commission, the New York Post reports another ill omen for the technology-company-and-definitely-not-a-car-service everyone loves to hate and use anyway: NYC has impounded nearly 500 Uber cars since April in a sting against illegal “street hails.” » 6/17/15 4:43pm 6/17/15 4:43pm

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

​Funny Or Die's 'Apology From Uber' Would Be Funny If It Weren't So True

​Why You Won't Be Able To Buy An Apple Car

Apple probably isn't getting into the car business. At least not in the way we know it today. It's getting into the mobility business, where you dial up a ride on your smartphone, Uber-style, get to where you're going and move on with your life. No monthly payments, no insurance, no maintenance and repairs. That's… » 2/25/15 12:02pm 2/25/15 12:02pm

"Uber for Helicopters" Is Gross, Absurd and I Want to Use It Every Day

Helicopter rides are fun and fast; and ridesharing apps are booming. These are the core ideas behind Gotham Air, a helicopter rideshare service that promises to get you from helipad to airport in six minutes. Do you need it? Definitely not. Is it amazing? We tried it — and yes, it absolutely is. » 2/09/15 9:18am 2/09/15 9:18am