Harry here. Is this the end of Uber as we know it? Recent lawsuits may say yes, but then again, Uber has proved us wrong in the past. Uber is a scrappy company, and in this week’s round up, senior RSG contributor John Ince takes a look at a number of Uber issues – and potential ways for it to redeem itself. Anyone up for a flying Uber ride?
Harry here. It’s been a busy week for Uber, and not in a good way. I thought Uber’s bad PR with drivers was bad, but this week’s news (maybe a criminal lawsuit?) is even worse for Travis K. and Co. Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince covers the whole story among Uber, Google, Waymo and Otto and how the fight for autonomous cars is going.
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Harry here. In today’s round up, senior RSG contributor John Ince covers how scandals have impacted Uber’s value, continuing litigation over Uber’s driverless car technology, and new ways for passengers to rate drivers.
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. We’ve been waiting to see if Uber would cut fares this year and, to our surprise, they haven’t (yet). But yesterday, we found out that Lyft is actually cutting fares across the board in several cities. They’ve e-mailed drivers in affected cities and said it should only be a 1% cut, but in Orange County, for example, the per mile rate was cut from $1.15 to $0.90, which is a whole lot more than 1%.
I was pretty surprised by the cuts since in the past, when Lyft has cut rates, they’ve told drivers they were only doing it because the competition was also cutting rates. I’ve always been a fan/supporter of Lyft, but it seems like they are becoming more and more like Uber – what do you think?
In other news, today, senior RSG contributor John Ince takes a look at a $20 million lawsuit settlement between Uber and drivers, why Uber lost so much money in 2016 and more!