Google, Uber Moving in on Each Other’s Turf?

It’s possible that Google and Uber, two companies which, at least historically, have been friendly, are developing a bit of a rivalry. Uber has announced a “strategic partnership” with Carnegie Mellon University that will see the creation of the “Uber…

Uber Rides Are Now Cheaper in 48 Cities

Car service Uber has just cut rates in nearly 50 cities across the US. Uber’s not saying exactly what the rate cut will be, but it’s guaranteeing that it will reduce cost for riders while still maintaining wages for drivers.…

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…

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…

Lyft Has Best Week Ever After Uber’s Run of Bad PR

Uber hasn’t had a good few months, PR wise – and the past couple of weeks have been brutal. When one of your executives says that the company should start digging up dirt on journalists who criticize the company, well,…

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,…

Lyft Now Lets Your Boss Pick Up the Cost

Uber has Uber for Business, and now Lyft has Lyft for Work. The pink-mustachioed company has just introduced a new way for companies to pay for their employees’ rides – when appropriate of course. Lyft for Work allows companies to…

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…

Uber Thinks You Might Want a Flu Shot with Your Ride

Part promotional effort, part PR corrective maneuver, and part desire to do something good – Uber is giving out free flu shots right now. If you live in Boston, New York, or Washington D.C., Uber will coordinate a flu shot…

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…