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Uber unveils "Quiet Mode" feature to shush chatty drivers

Uber launched a ‘Quiet Mode’ feature this week for riders who want to be left alone......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 15th, 2019

Tesla Autopilot mode is assisted driving: cybersecurity expert

Tesla drivers who engage the Autopilot feature should recognize that it requires the assistance of the driver, a cybersecurity expert told FOX Business......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 30th, 2018

NewsWatch: There’s a quiet battle of wills between Uber drivers and customers over who cancels first

Uber penalizes its drivers for cancellations, and sometimes customers are forced to cancel instead......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 16th, 2018

There’s a quiet battle of wills between Uber drivers and customers over who cancels first

Uber penalizes its drivers for cancellations, and sometimes customers are forced to cancel instead......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 16th, 2018

Uber will check in with riders and drivers if something seems ... off

Through a new feature called "Ride Check," the company will send alerts asking if everything is okay......»»

Category: topSource: washpostSep 5th, 2018

Uber, Lyft Drivers Game "Surge Pricing" At Reagan National Airport With Synchronized Scheme

Uber and Lyft drivers at Reagan National Airport have been gaming the system "every night, several times a night," by simultaneously turning off their rideshare apps for a minute or two so that the system is tricked into thinking there are no dr.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedge35 min. ago

Study Finds Some Uber and Lyft Drivers Racially Discriminate

Researchers who studied trips in Seattle and Boston said African-American users might wait up to 35 percent longer for rides than white users......»»

Category: worldSource: nyt10 hr. 34 min. ago

There are no words for Uber’s latest perk

The company's new "quiet mode" has some people speechless......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 17th, 2019

Romania sets steep fines for drivers of ride-haling services

The Romanian government has issued an emergency decree ramping up steep fines for drivers of ride-hailing services like Uber and Taxify......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 16th, 2019

Could Uber, Lyft drivers trick the apps to increase surge pricing? Experts say 'probably'

A 2017 study found that drivers can increase surge prices by collectively shutting down ride sharing apps and then qui.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMay 15th, 2019

Federal labor board says Uber drivers are independent contractors

See the rest of the story here. Theflyonthewall.com provides the latest financial news as it breaks. Known as a leader in market intelligence, The Fl.....»»

Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallMay 15th, 2019

Feds Give Uber A Lift On Contractor Status

Federal authorities have deemed Uber drivers independent contractors in an opinion that could prove valuable for the ride-sharing company after its IPO valuation launched below expectations. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaMay 14th, 2019

Uber drivers are contractors, not employees, U.S. labor agency says

A U.S. labor agency has concluded that ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc's drivers were independent contractors and not its employees, which could prevent them from joining unions......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 14th, 2019

Uber testing PIN feature to speed up airport rides

Ride-hailing giant Uber is testing a feature to take the hassle out of getting a ride from the airport......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 13th, 2019

Uber and Lyft IPOs could mean the end of cheap rides

Uber Technologies Inc., like rival Lyft Inc., does not have a road to profitability unless it does one of two things: Get rid of drivers or raise prices. Expect the ride-hailing giants to try to do both......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 10th, 2019

The Uber strike was a blast from the past — there were 400 strikes in 1969, but only 20 last year

Drivers for the rideshare company stopped working Wednesday ahead of Friday’s IPO......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 10th, 2019

MarketWatch First Take: Uber and Lyft IPOs mean the cheap rides are coming to an end

Uber Technologies Inc., like rival Lyft Inc., does not have a road to profitability unless it does one of two things: Get rid of drivers or raise prices. Expect the ride-hailing giants to try to do both......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 9th, 2019

Here"s how Uber loses money

Everyone knows that Uber loses money, but *how* does it burn through billions, despite a capital-light model that doesn't count drivers as employees or actually own any vehicles? CNBC's Deirdre Bosa explains......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 9th, 2019

After Uber drivers’ protest, economists say labor strikes may soon be a thing of the past

Drivers for the rideshare company stopped working Wednesday ahead of Friday’s IPO.......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 9th, 2019

SoftBank Group unveils stock split, rakes in $3.8 billion gain on Uber stake

Japan's SoftBank Group Corp announced a stock split while keeping the per-share dividend unchanged for the year, effectively doubling its shareholder payout, as it also reported a $3.8 billion valuation gain on its stake in Uber......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 9th, 2019

Uber drivers’ day of strikes circles the globe before the company’s IPO

At the heart of the drivers’ frustration is their status as independent contractors, not full-time workers. Ride-hailing companies argue that drivers prefer the flexible schedule of a freelancer......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 8th, 2019