California bill AB5 is really making rideshare companies nervous, but what does it all mean for drivers? Senior RSG contributor John Ince covers this story, plus Uber’s new drone delivery, in this week’s round up.
Is Uber a great opportunity to earn money in your spare time, or an engine of exploitation? Senior RSG contributor John Ince shares his thoughts on Uber’s evolution from a personal driver app to a rideshare-scooter-bike and more behemoth. What do you think about John’s conclusion? Is he being too harsh on Uber, or do you agree? Let us know in the comments below.
Uber has become one of the most fascinating business stories of modern history. You can listen to an interview RSG had with Adam Lashinsky about Uber’s question for domination here, but needless to say, Uber’s has been controversial since day one.
Uber is a company that has gone public and made thousands of employees and early investors very happy people. While all these newly minted millionaires (or billionaires) are counting their money, over two million drivers will be fighting traffic to help get their passenger from point A to point B as quickly and safely as possible. For all these millions of drivers, Uber/Lyft have provided income that otherwise would not have been available.
For some drivers, Uber has been a godsend. It has provided flexibility and opportunity to immigrants who have few other options in this new world.
Could things be changing for thousands of drivers – at least in California? Senior RSG contributor John Ince covers California bill AB5, plus how a generation of taxi drivers was destroyed (not by Uber/Lyft) and more in this week’s roundup.
In this roundup, senior RSG contributor John Ince covers the latest on Uber (finally) banning passengers with low ratings, plus Uber’s continued financial woes and a driver-centric company’s expansion plans.
Is Uber’s focus on the future (driverless cars) just a distraction – or could it really happen? In this roundup, senior RSG contributor John Ince covers Uber’s future plans, plus the rise of political challenger Shannon Liss-Riordan, and a discussion of Uber’s new suite of changes.