Harry here. Uber’s had a ton of bad press over the past couple months, but I’m not sure it’s having much of an effect on passengers. For the most part, Uber passengers still love the service and most of their interactions happen with drivers – not the company itself. Today, RSG senior contributor John Ince shares a story on Uber’s future, an update on their COO hunt and how Austin is managing without TNCs like Uber and Lyft.
Harry here. I wasn’t that surprised when dash cam footage surfaced of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick arguing with a driver this week; I think that video pretty much sums up who he is and how he feels about drivers. But the bad news didn’t stop there and it seems like every day a shocking new story about Uber is hitting the press.
Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince gives us his take on the now infamous Uber CEO video, the lawsuit Google just filed against Uber and the Uber exec who was forced to resign this week.
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Harry here. Uber’s been keeping a lot of reporters busy this month and it seems like every week, there’s another story that damages Uber’s reputation. Anecdotally, we’ve heard from drivers that all this negative press for Uber has increased the number of Lyft passenger requests they’ve been getting, so the increased competition may end up benefitting drivers in the long run. Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince shares a shocking story from a former female Uber engineer about Uber’s workplace culture, Lyft’s major expansion and a story on Uber and tipping.
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Harry here. I try to keep politics off the blog for the most part, but Lyft and Uber are definitely making it tough as of late. Regardless of which side you stand on the political spectrum though, many of the political issues these companies are facing will have a direct impact on your bottom line as a driver, so it’s important to stay informed. Lyft saw a huge surge in popularity this week and many drivers remarked to me that they noticed a big difference in ride requests. So whether you’re driving for Lyft, Uber or both, we’ll try to keep you up to date on all the best driving strategies and just cover the rideshare side of things.
Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince takes a look at Lyft’s latest increase in ridership, Uber’s new partnership with Daimler and a start-up that’s suing the city of Chicago for the ability to advertise to rideshare passengers.