A CNN investigation found 103 Uber drivers who have been accused of sexual assault in the United States alone.
Ridesharers’ success today and possible misfortune tomorrow has a proximate cause: they don’t own their fleets.
While Uber’s impact on the taxi industry is clearly not a joke, the market valuation of the company may well be.
Disruptive innovation. Casually referred to as disruption. An awfully pretentious term thrown around quite casually by flashy Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who don black Armanis and drive expensive limos.
Prop 1 could cost Austin millions of dollars in income, new revenue for the city itself, opportunity for entrepreneurs to create more jobs in Austin, much needed solutions to our transportation crisis, and worst of all, the very safety of citizens it purported to protect.
If Uber and Lyft choose to take their fight to the state level against basic local safety standards, the results may undermine the will of the voters and would certainly demonstrate a disregard for local democracy.
I have no doubt that Uber and Lyft will be back in Austin soon, but until then, the real "losers" in this situation are the thousands of full-time drivers in Austin who have just been put out of work with less than 48 hours' notice.
Voters in Austin, Texas, rejected Proposition 1, a major defeat for ridesharing companies.  The failure of the proposition
Now, in the new age of "ridesharing," the dynamic of how we get around has changed dramatically.
Hundreds of thousands of drivers. Millions of users. Billions in VC funding. $51 billon valuations. After seeing the explosive
It's also important to do your due diligence on the contractor, this will save you from a lot of trouble in the future, not
Over the last year, my two co-founders and I have talked to hundreds of parents about how they struggle to 'do it all'. Arranging transportation for their kids stood out as the largest pain point.
Have you ever hopped into the wrong car? Kick that awkward encounter to the curb.
It's true. Springfield has a drunk driving problem. The city was third in the state for DUI arrests in 2014. Although they make fewer arrests than Chicago police, the Springfield DUI arrest rate per officer is much higher.
Despite the controversies that mar its still-short legacy, the Uber app could end up being a big part of the solution toward modernizing transportation. Stepping back for a second, can we think about what kind of transportation system makes sense, and what would be in the public interest?