It’s not very often you get the same Uber driver twice, but the company could soon make that easier. In California, Uber now lets you set a driver as a ‘favorite’ in its app after you’ve rated them five stars. This feature was first tested in the UK earlier this year, but now appears to be expanding to other regions.
Uber may be testing out a feature that lets you voice record your driver and report it to the company if you ever start to feel unsafe.
Circle November 6 on your calendar.
That day, one of America’s most controversial disruptor stocks will likely get crushed.
If history’s any indication, it could easily plunge 10% or even 15%.
Rumors will fly that the company is going out of business.
But if you know what’s coming, you have nothing to worry about. You could even capitalize on the fear.
In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if November 6 turns out to be the best opportunity to buy this beaten down stock ahead of a big bounce.
Politicians in California have passed a new bill aimed at making gig economy companies give workers more protections, like a minimum wage. But the real test will be in the courtroom.
For some under 18, convenience outweighs the risk that comes with illicitly calling a car.
On the heels of a driver-led protest outside Uber’s San Francisco headquarters, where drivers showed their support for gig worker protections legislation (via Assembly Bill 5) and demanded a union, Uber is circulating a petition urging people to “protect ridesharing in California.” In the petition, Uber advocates for a policy that would offer drivers a minimum of $21 per hour while on a trip,* paid time off, sick leave and compensation if they are injured while driving, as well as a collective voice and “the ability to influence decisions about their work.”
A review of 14,756 rides found Uber and Lyft taking a much bigger slice of drivers' fares than they say they do
A Jalopnik analysis of 14,756 ride fares from Uber and Lyft drivers found the ride-hailing apps to be taking a bigger bite out of drivers' fares than they say they do.
Battle of the airport commute: CNBC tests Lyft, Uber Copter, Blade helicopter and mass transit in race to NYC’s busiest airport
Few things are more annoying than suffering through the bumper-to-bumper traffic along the 10 to 20 miles that separate Manhattan from its three metro area airports.
Uber and Lyft have handily deflected any competition so far. Together, the two ride-hailing giants capture more than 98% of market spending, according to analytics company Second Measure.