All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘ridesharing’

Google Tests Waze-Powered Ride Service

Google Tests Waze-Powered Ride Service

Google is testing a Waze-powered carpooling program in Israel, according to multiple reports. The service, called RideWith, will let people pay drivers a “small fee for a ride to and from work,” reports Reuters. The service launched today in Tel Aviv. So, is Google jumping into the on-demand ridesharing space – and does Uber now have some big competition? Not …

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Uber Sued in Hometown, Accused of Misleading Users over Background Checks

Uber is under fire from more cities – now including the one in which it is headquartered. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon says that Uber has made “false or misleading statements to consumers and for engaging in a variety of business practices which violate California law.” He specifically addresses Uber’s driver background checks. Though the very first thing you …

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Uber Facing Lawsuit from the City of Portland, Oregon

On-demand ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft often operate in legal grey areas, residing somewhere between illegal and kind-of legal – depending on the specific laws of the cities in which they launch. Most of the conflicts that arise between local governments and Uber have to do with current on-the-books laws regulating taxi services and the acquisition of permits. This …

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Uber Going After Journos Has ‘No Basis in Reality’ Says Company

The bad press for Uber has just gone a bit meta. According to a report from BuzzFeed, an Uber VP recently proposed an idea to combat the negative press the company’s been receiving as of late. According to Emil Michael, Uber could, in theory, dig up dirt on critical journalists and use that to fight back. Now, instead of stories …

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Shuddle Shuttles Your Kids Around, Uber Style

Any parent knows there’s simply never enough time in the day. Timmy needs to be at practice at five, but Susie has piano lessons at 5:30. Plus, you have a meeting to get to all the way across town. What to do? A new service, launching today in San Francisco, wants to be the solution. It’s called Shuddle, and it’s …

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Uber Driver Reportedly Smashed a Passenger’s Head with a Hammer

It’s Monday, and on-demand car service Uber is facing another PR nightmare after a driver in San Francisco allegedly smashed a passenger in the side of the head with a hammer. The incident happened last week, and the San Francisco Chronicle first reported it on Friday. According to police, 26-year-old Patrick Karajah has been charged with assault with a deadly …

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Uber Launches API, Affiliate Program for Developers

Uber thinks that “any app with a map is a potential Uber API partner” – so with that in mind, the on-demand car company is opening the Uber API to all developers. Uber is launching the API with eleven flagship partners who have already begun to use it –  Expensify, Hinge, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Momento, OpenTable, Starbucks, Tempo Smart …

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Uber Is Playing Dirty, According to Lyft

According to Lyft, rival on-demand car service Uber isn’t playing fair. CNNMoney is reporting that data obtained from Lyft suggests that Uber is strategically throwing wrenches into Lyft operations – mainly by requesting and then canceling rides. Obviously, this tactic would not only indispose Lyft drivers, making it harder keep up with customer demand, but it would also cost Lyft …

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