Uber is Planning to Start an On-Demand Staffing Agency for Businesses

Uber is preparing to launch a new on-demand staffing business ahead of its first initial public offering. Called Uber Works, the new business could show prospective investors that the company can be a strong and lucrative platform for on-demand services.…

Waymo Streamlines Case Against Uber by Dropping 3 Patent Claims

The battle between Waymo’s Alphabet and Uber is far from over, despite the former dropping three out of their four patent claims. In their defense, Waymo is saying that they are dropping the claims because it has been agreed upon…

Progressive Tech Companies Want Trump to Protect Sharing Economy From Dem Attacks

Michael Beckerman, President & CEO at Internet Association which represents big internet focused tech companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Netflix, Twitter, Lyft, PayPal, Salesforce, Rackspace and many more, sent a congratulations letter to the Trump transition team today.…

How Grab Scales to Huge Demand While Staying Stable

Grab, a Singapore based Uber type service, is so popular that if their IT infrastructure didn’t remain stable during peak usage transportation would literally ground to a halt. Grab is the leading ride sharing service in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand,…

Uber Hits 2 Billion Rides Milestone

Uber reached the 2 billion ride milestone on June 18, just 6 months after hitting 1 billion according to Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. “It took five years to reach our billionth trip, six months to reach the next billion ……

Fortunately, Uber Didn’t Kill Surge Pricing… It Simply Took the Math Out of it!

Uber announced today that they are in the process of rolling out a change to their surge pricing concept, going to a fixed upfront price instead. It doesn’t actually change the price to the rider, but it doesn’t require a…

Uber Now Profitable In Hundreds Of Cities Globally, But Spending It All On China

The CEO of Uber, Travis Kalanick, told The Financial Times that Uber is profitable except for its investments in China and other new markets. Uber is in a fierce battle for market share as the number two ride sharing service…

Liberal Austin Prompts Uber And Lyft To Suspend Service

Where are the Libertarians when you need them? Austin voters failed to approve Proposition 1, a proposal supported by Uber and Lyft which would have let the companies self-regulate their contract drivers. Instead, voters let stand an ordinance passed by…

Uber Offers Adds Deals To The App

Uber announced via TechCrunch that its app users will soon be presented with an Uber Offers option that will give users a rebate of $5 to $20 off their next ride if they make purchases via their Visa card on…

Google Maps Gets Ride Services Tab, Includes Uber

Google announced that it’s adding a ride services tab to Google Maps on mobile. This swill exist alongside car, transit, walking, and biking options that were already there. The feature includes Uber services U.S. as well as those from 99Taxis…