In the world of rideshare, this was probably one of the biggest weeks ever. So big in fact, that RSG contributor Jack Ross and I decided to not only bring you a recap of all the latest news but we’re also testing out a new podcast format. So in addition to this week’s round-up, you can also hear us discuss the top stories of the week via podcast! I think we picked a good week to try this new format out too with all of the crazy Uber stories. So, please leave a comment or send me an e-mail and let us know what you think!
WHAT. A. MF’ING. WEEK!
Remember how Kim Kardasian’s Paper Mag story promised her and her booty-beyond-belief would “break the internet”?
Well, this week seems the internet finally broke — though, lo and behold, Uber is responsible. (And currently, they are the ones looking like asses, or doing damage control to fix that perception, anyways).
Yes, a big welcome back to The Roundup — and perhaps the biggest news week in rideshare history.
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In my 18 months following this space, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the media uproar, outrage and everything in between that the last 7 days has brought us. With that, questions are everywhere, mainly: 1) what does the future hold; and 2) will Uber survive this media shitstorm? I’ll do my best to answer (spoiler alert: Travis Kalanick and Co. are probably going to survive) with a brief rundown of the week that was for Uber (what happened, the fallout, what’s next up). Away we go… [Read more…]