Today’s round up is somewhat like a “weekly weird” round up, with a little critique (or observation) of capitalism thrown in. In this round up, senior RSG contributor John Ince covers a suspiciously high cost ride charged to a passenger, a car stolen and possibly used to drive for Lyft, and the fact that Uber’s rise and fall would have happened no matter what. Let us know your thoughts on this round up in the comments!
Much like a Thanksgiving feast, today’s roundup is a medley of different stories. Top of the list is Uber paying hackers to delete stolen data on 57 million people, and what you should know as a driver and a passenger. Also in the round up – are driverless cars really around the corner? Do you agree with this journalist’s assertion? Wrapping up, an Uber co-founder does something admirable. All this and more in today’s round up with senior RSG contributor, John Ince.
Slowly but surely it looks like the Uber/Softbank deal is going through, but what does this deal mean for the future of Uber? In other news, how safe is Uber? A new case in the courts is demanding passenger safety information from Uber, but is it in Uber’s best interests to release this information? These questions addressed by senior RSG contributor John Ince – plus, a new study says raising rates on passengers wouldn’t increase driver earnings.