This has long been a debate among Uber drivers and the company amid talk of the former unionizing for increased benefits. Uber maintains that the drivers are contractors and a U.S. labor agency agrees with it. The general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board has concluded that drivers for Uber are employees, not contractors.
While some people are just naturally sociable and have no problems chatting with everyone about anything and everything, others aren’t. In fact, some might find it uncomfortable making small talk with strangers. The good news is that if you’re not a fan of chatty Uber drivers, you can make your preferences known.
It can often be difficult to find an Uber when you’re looking to make a quick exit from the airport. That’s because you’re not the only one looking for an Uber. Airports, particularly those that are major hubs, are busy with tens of thousands of people going through them daily. This can lead to increased waiting times for cars but Uber is now trying out a new PIN feature in […]
After the city passed new rules designed to get a grip on the rising growth of ride-hailing companies, both Uber and Lyft have now stopped accepting new drivers on their platforms in New York City. Uber says that it’s no longer accepting new drivers “in part to new TLC regulations,” by which it means the new Taxi and Limousine Commission regulations.
Ride-hailing company Uber’s initial public offering has been highly anticipated and some more information is now surfacing after the company filed an amended prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Commission this week. The company expects to be worth as much as $91 billion after it goes public. This would make it one of the largest tech IPOs in history, but still behind the likes of Facebook and Alibaba which set […]
In response to the tragic murder of a college student who entered a vehicle she mistakenly thought to be her Uber, the ride-hailing company is now rolling out a set of safety features aimed to improve campus safety for riders. Uber’s Campus Safety Initiative has been launched in partnership with the University of South Carolina. It’s a national effort aimed at helping students learn how to avoid fake rideshare drivers.
Whenever you order something online, you are usually given some kind of tracking information where you can keep an eye on the delivery status, like where and when it might be coming. Such features are pretty common, although in an update to Uber Eats, the company has announced that they will be introducing an improved form of order tracking.
An Uber driver has been taken into custody as he’s believed to have allegedly returned to rob a customer’s home after dropping them off at a local airport. The driver immediately attempted to rob the customer’s San Mateo home after dropping them at the airport. He drove straight back to their address from the airport but the effort was thwarted by the homeowner’s Ring security system.
Uber introduced its Ride Pass monthly subscription service to make riders cheaper in October last year. It was launched in five cities initially and provided subscribers with flat rates on all UberX and UberPool trips taken during the month. It locked in consistent prices for rides that subscribers can take anywhere in a supported city at any time of the day in exchange for a monthly fee. This service is […]
It was reported last week that Uber could soon announce the acquisition of Careem, its main rival in the Middle East. The reports have turned out to be accurate as the company confirmed this morning that it’s acquiring Dubai-based Careem for $3.1 billion. The company was founded in 2012 and it has rapidly expanded in markets across the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. It developed services with the […]
It was reported once before that Uber was in discussions with Careem, its main rival in the Middle East, for an acquisition. A new report says that the deal may be inked as soon as this week. Uber will reportedly be acquiring Dubai-based Careem for $3.1 billion. The move definitely goes against Uber’s recent trend of pulling out of foreign markets where it faces intense competition.
The Uber Rewards loyalty program was introduced in January this year. The feature was initially rolled out to riders in select cities like San Francisco. It calculated how much they have spent on Uber and Uber Eats in the last six months and awards perks such as no-fee cancellations if they rebook, free car upgrades, and more. Uber is now rolling out the rewards program to all riders in the […]
Uber and Lyft are both due to go public and a new report reveals that the companies are planning to give some of their drivers cash bonuses which they will be able to put towards purchasing of IPO stock as these companies go public. This workaround enables Uber and Lyft as Securities and Exchange Commission rules prohibit them from directly granting stock to drivers, the rules indicate that private company […]
The regional government in Barcelona has passed new regulations for the vehicle for hire sector. These regulations directly impact companies like Uber who run a ride-hailing service. As a result of these new regulations, Uber has once again suspended its services in the Catalan capital.