There’s definitely no shortage of stories during the week and to those who keep sending me headlines, I thank you! I had some spies at the Uber protest this week and seems like those guys are still in the minority. I’m more surprised there hasn’t been a Lyft strike yet due to all their recent negative changes but I suppose most people are just switching to Uber if they’re unhappy. Today, RSG contributor Jack Ross takes a look at some of the top stories of the week that was in rideshare.
This week on the Roundup: First, Uber, Uber and UBER. Uber vs. Their Drivers (for the bajillionth time), Uber fights the flu, and Uber runs up against the teamsters. Also, big news on the airport-legality front (for one airport, least), some iffy Lyft-y news and a brand-spankin’-new TNC web series. But first, we travel across the Atlantic, because...
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Apparently, Uber geniusly partnered with a French app company that sends pictures of smoking hot babes (also known in francais colloquialisms as fighter jets, for the uninformed), complete with a contest that doles out a grand prize of a steamy 20-minute ride with one of the girls from the app. Tales of Uber’s sexism are making the virtual rounds, and a lot of people are pissed. These guys really seem to heed to the “any press is good press” axiom pretty aggressively. [Read more…]