I hope you like talking to your Uber driver, because things could be getting a lot chattier during rides soon. Geostellar, an online marketplace for solar panels, is testing an unusual sales tactic by enlisting Uber and Lyft drivers to sell panels to riders.
This Uber is going to listen to Christopher Cross and it’s going to like it.
While we laud ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft for making it easier to get home from the pub, we sometimes forget about the drivers. With drivers of varying levels of experience often trying to use apps for multiple services in the car, New York City crashes have increased with the rise of the apps.
As an Airbnb host, Lyft driver, or anyone else who earns money from the sharing economy, you’ve probably had tax questions at some point. The IRS now has a site dedicated to answering those questions.
Uber is losing money faster than any technology company ever, and it’s largely because of an essential component to the company’s operations: the drivers.
Massachusetts is attempting to aid its taxi industry in the wake of the digital ride-hailing industry by taking from one to give to the other—just like our Founding Fathers did.
There is nothing wrong with planning for the future. If you are a cab driver, or a truck driver, or an Uber driver, now is the time to plan for what you will do when your job disappears. And for what we should do for you.
Executives at ride-hailing app companies like Lyft and Uber have long dreamed of having fleets of vehicles that can shuttle humans around cities without the hassle of actually having to pay human drivers. Starting at the end of this month in Pittsburgh, Uber will come closer to that goal than anyone has before with a…
The premise is pretty simple– two people each hail one of the ride-sharing cars from the same spot and see how long it takes to get to their destination. But the comedians putting the “race” together have promised me there’s a twist. Something about finding the Backstreet Boys on the way?
Are your legs getting tired from all the Pokémon Go? Well, some entrepreneurs have the solution for you. They want to be your personal Pokémon Go driver. That’s right, for just $20-$25 per hour a driver will now chauffeur you around to play in cities like New York, Portland, and Baltimore.
Uber hasn’t exactly had the easiest of times in Africa because, like in the U.S. and Europe, it disrupts local taxi businesses. In Nairobi, Uber cars have been set on fire. In Johannesburg, drivers have been attacked. Can a more localized approach make things work better for one upstart ride-sharing company?
Ride-hailing startups are so in right now, and they’re hitting the dating scene looking for big investments with automakers. Everybody seems to have paired up so far except for poor Uber, until today, with Toyota announcing a “strategic partnership” with the ride-sharing service.
In Uber’s endless quest to be sketchy it announced that its learned when users are more likely to pay the sometimes-ridiculous surge pricing for a ride. They claim they’re not using it against you... yet.